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The 60 Hottest Front-end Tools of 2021

A list of the most popular front-end tools in 2021, according to the Web Tools Weekly newsletter. See which resources made the list.

Vanta.js: 3D & WebGL Background Animations For Your Website

Gallery of customizable plug & play animated backgrounds using three.js

There’s never been a better time to build websites

We’re closing in on the end of 2021 and I’m as excited now about building websites as I’ve been in ~25 years.


Turborepo is a high-performance build system for JavaScript and TypeScript codebases.

Have Single-Page Apps Ruined the Web?

The backlash to modern front end development is gaining steam, with good reason: single-page apps have ruined the web.

So, You Want to Build an @mention Autocomplete Feature?

There’s no reason a composition box has to be a dull text area.

Next.js 12

Next.js 12 introduces a brand-new Rust compiler, Middleware (beta), React 18 Support, Native ESM Support, and more.

React Docs Beta

We are rewriting the React documentation with a few differences.

HTML with Superpowers

Exploring what web components offer via the Shadow DOM and that you can use them standalone without frameworks, build tools, or package managers.

Js13kGames Winner

Js13kGames is a JavaScript coding competition for HTML5 game developers.

How I built a modern website in 2021

I rewrote using the latest technologies and I want to talk about what I did.

Atropos - Stunning touch-friendly 3D parallax hover effects

Atropos is a lightweight, free and open-source JavaScript library to create stunning touch-friendly 3D parallax hover effects.

Retool is the fastest way to build custom internal toolsSponsored

Retool gives a powerful set of building blocks: tables, lists, charts and more. Integrate with any datasource and customize your app using JavaScript.

LittleJS: The Tiny JavaScript Game Engine That Can!

All aboard! LittleJS is lightweight 2D JavaScript game engine with a WebGL rendering system.


Motion design library for Javascript.

Using the Platform

Framework-free, no-build websites — how far can they take you in 2021?

Interactive Learning Tools For Front-End Developers

Interactive coding tools to help you learn CSS, JavaScript, SQL, React, Vim, regular expressions and Jamstack.

Choice Words about the Upcoming Deprecation of JavaScript Dialogs

It might be the very first thing a lot of people learn in JavaScript: alert(“Hello, World”);

How To Build Resilient JavaScript UIs

How defensive coding, observability, and a healthy attitude towards failures better equips us before, during, and after an error occurs.


To eleventy and beyond! The incredible build plugin for components, page transitions, and more.