Top 5 Essential Web Tools for Developers
Posted on 28th August 2017 by More Pixels
Essential Web Tools for Developers
Google has many useful tools. Here are the essential web tools for developers.
- Google Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console)
- Google Analytics
- Google Fonts
- Google Hosted Libraries
- Google Link Shortener
1. Google Webmaster Tools (Google Search Console)
Google Webmaster Tools allows you to track, and keep an eye on how your website appears within the search engine. It gives information and statistics on things such as indexed pages, any errors, links pointing to your website, and much more. It offers plenty of data for website owners, SEO specialists, and web developers. We use it here, at More Pixels, all of the time!
2. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a tool that offers priceless data about your website’s traffic. It provides you with statistics on your bounce rate, session duration, and the location of your visitors. It goes above and beyond this by giving you a breakdown of your visitors’ demographics, including age, devices they’re using, and so much more information that you can use to your advantage.
3. Google Fonts
Google Fonts is a tool that we use on every project. It’s a list of web-safe fonts that are hosted by Google. You can select which fonts you want to use, choose your font weights, and then link them in your header for use throughout your website. You also have the choice to download and install them locally or even host them on your own server. Thanks Google!
4. Google Hosted Libraries
Just like Google hosts fonts, they also host libraries. You can link to libraries such as jQuery, AngluarJS, and Hammer.JS. This is a super useful tool as it means you don’t have to download the files and re-upload them to your own server – simply link to them in your website header file to load them from Google’s high-speed, reliable servers.
5. Google Link Shortener
Google Link Shortener is a simple to use tool that allows you to shorten long, ugly links to small, neat ones. Although there are many other services out there that can do this, Google Shortener has a twist: it allows you to keep track of how many clicks the shortened link has received. Useful huh..?