CSS has evolved at a crazy pace in the past years. Stylesheets are becoming more and more complex, and the possibilities they offer go much further now. You can even draw or create small animations with it.

That complexity makes it often more tedious to work with CSS. That’s the reason why we need tools to make the creation process easier, so we don’t spend too much time on stylesheets and stay productive. Here is a list of CSS generation tools that will make your life as a web designer much easier.

1. Enjoy CSS

Probably the best tool in this list, as it has the ability to generate all kinds of cool visual effects and elements. This comprehensive online software let you take different CSS elements and add text, background, shadows, border and radius, transitions, or transform. Enjoy CSS has the right name, it truly makes working with CSS much more enjoyable.


2. On/Off Flip Switch

Easily generate flipswiches with animated transitions. The cool part? It’s all made with pure CSS, with an easy-to-use interface. Go try it on Proto.io.


3. CSS Matic

Another CSS tool with multiple functionalities. CSS matic gives you the chance to easily generate gradients, border radius, noise textures, or box shadows.


4. CSS Table Generator

This tool tackles one of the most annoying tasks for web designers: styling tables. CSS Table Generator gives you the chance to do it with an user-friendly interface.


5. CSS Arrow please

Add a small arrow to a CSS box in a matter of seconds. CSS Arrow Please generates your necessary CSS with the size, position, and color of your arrow.


6. Patternify

Patternify is a tool for web designers who want to design background patterns for your website. It has a small drawing area and a live preview next to it. All you need to do next is to pick up your CSS code.


7. Critical Path CSS Generator

This tool extracts only the CSS needed for the above-the-fold content for the page you specify.


8. Tridiv

Tridiv is a web-based editor for creating 3D shapes in CSS.


9. Bear CSS

Bear CSS helps you build a solid stylesheet foundation based on your markup, very useful to speed up your development process.


10. Stylie

Create small animations that use pure CSS with Stylie.


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Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic and web designer based in Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the co-founder of We Jobshare.