Everyday there’s something new released in the technologies we use , frameworks , libraries. The concepts of workflow and how things should be done change every year . 2012 left the world with so many helpful new tools and services that needs to focus on to develop something great in 2013. Here’s our guide for what we think it deserves a chance .
Sublime Text 2
The past 2 years were the time of heavy IDEs or those text editors that lack some of the features we may need to work . Sublime Text 2 provides almost all what we may need while working on a project and That’s not the end of the way like many other editors that keep fixing bugs only. Sublime Text 2 offers a better cross platform environment to develop your web app , offering Command Palette, Multiple Selections, Plugin API. You can find what’s not implemented in the editor in plugins . [Sublime Text 2]
Lazy developers or those who can’t do their own grid layout are/will be happy using Bootstrap. It’s a prototyping framework built by Twitter that helps you creating a layout for your next project and what’s amazing that it is open source and it provides almost everything you might need to have on your project and it actually will look and function better . There’s no shame in it . [Bootstrap]
Responsive Web Design
I know it’s not that new to mention but it is underrated by so many designers and developers. Couple years ago smart devices became a mainstream , with responsive layout you are giving your project a chance to survive and do better on smartphones, tablets and PCs, saving that amount of time and money on creating an app for each platform. Instead thinking of a flash website or some fancy cool features that needs a pc or a laptop, a simpler layout with responsive design to match all devices will keep you competing.
Laravel is an opensource php framework that describes itself as “A Framework For Web Artisans” . It’s a simple classy framework that will take you to the next level in php development in 2013 , It’s easy to understand the functionality and it has a very helpful updated documentation so you would understand how everything works . You can easily build a website from scratch with this classy framework in its latest version [Laravel]