Prototyping Tools

September 24, 2020

Tools I use often:

https://github.com/kognise/water.css Classless stylesheet (created by a 13yr old)

https://parceljs.org/ Zero config bundler

https://www.npmjs.com/package/micro Micro node server

https://www.npmjs.com/package/surge Static website hosting that just works - good with SPA’s and virtual routes, also static JSON file hosting.

https://www.npmjs.com/package/serve Lightweight zero config static server with hot reloading

https://www.npmjs.com/package/live-server Not as lightweight, but I offers a little more config than serve, and (i think) does JSON hosting, also does request proxying - get around those CORS challenges

https://github.com/vadimdemedes/ink React for interactive command-line apps

https://css-tricks.com/new-site-html-ipsum/ HTML kitchen sink

https://www.docz.site/ Zero config document frontend

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tools/nginx The easiest way to configure a performant, secure, and stable NGINX server.

Written by Oliver Smit. I love talking about web technologies, good design practices, optimising productivity, and rapid prototyping of projects. Check out my work on Github