New tools for web design and development: February 2012

In February we've stumbled upon, been emailed and had submitted a variety of tools for making the web dev's job a little easier. Not the massive JCB-type apps but the kind of delicate little tools which might fit into a calf-skin wallet and kept in a breast pocket, ready for use.

JavaScript leads the charge, providing the polly filler which is currently holding the web together. Bridging those annoying little gaps in production and keeping end users from suspecting there might be any difference between Internet Explorer and Safari.

There were more ambitious apps out there but ambition isn't always a guarantee of quality. And, interestingly, a couple of these entries are free while not being open source. It's a pretty good month for developers, all in all.

1. Pears

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