My favorite resources being a freelancer as a side hustle

Leonardo Jaques
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I've read tons of resources collections.

So have you, I imagine.

This is why I am writing this, in the hopes it can actually help you with creating new quality stuff, quicker.

Because โ€˜betterโ€™ will always be a losing game for your brand.

You just need to be wiser while building, making more ๐Ÿ’ต , and spending less โณ on it as a consequence.

So no bullshit here ๐Ÿ’ฉ.

โœจ Let's go straight to the point โœจ

If you like any of this, react with ๐Ÿ’• and I will make more

๐Ÿ“ฆ Vercel

I can't recommend this enough. I also use Netlify, but changed to Vercel because the UI is slicker. It's free, you host your project in a few clicks, and it also gives you an SSL certificate, so you won't have the site not secured tag.

or if you're prototyping. No registration, just drag the folder and it gives you a link. Up for 3 days and then it's gone.

๐Ÿงช Hoverify

This is paid but worth it. Cheaper than other ones ($18) and amazing. I use the color picker and grid system all the time when building something or just scrolling through a website, to see how the divs are positioned.


Never seen this one on other collections. Super good and fast code snippets for making layouts, navs, headers, etc. Shout-out to fellow Dev member phuocng who made this.

๐Ÿ”‘ NiceVeryNice

This site itself is a compilation of really good resources. What I use the most is their Components part, where I often go to when looking for reference. Need to build a hero? Go there and check hero examples. I use it with Hoverify.

๐Ÿงฒ Paatern.css

This is something I only superficially used but I like it. Background and background-image patterns to add complexity to your designs.

๐Ÿงท Tabler Icons

Of all the thousands of icon provider websites, this is my favorite. It's all SVG, color, size and thickness customizable.

๐Ÿ”‹ Tailwind CSS

Okay, this one is just because I love it. You probably already know it. Super easy building stuff with Tailwind. Its a utility-first, mobile-first CSS framework that's been ranking up on users recently. I share the hype.

๐Ÿ”ฎ Design Systems Repo

A project repo that counts with a giant list of design systems, style guides, and pattern libraries. Sometimes I just scroll here to see if I want to try something out of my comfort zone.

๐ŸŽ Treact

This is GOLD. I built a fully responsive, beautiful React website with it, so I know its good. He also uses Tailwind.

๐Ÿš’ Tailblocks

By this point, you know I like Tailwind. I built a responsive personal portfolio in one hour with Tailblocks hosting it in Vercel. Very well structured and easy to use.

๐ŸŽฃ Open

Was a bit reluctant to put this one here, because it costs $49 and I never bought it. But I like the visuals and a friend of mine used it, so here it is.


Always use this when finishing a website. It scores your SEO, accessibility, how fast it is, etc. Must check it out if you already didn't.

๐ŸŽจ Projector

I think this one is fairly new. I use this to create quick presentations for my clients. You don't have to, but it feels nice not to just send your client their website link.

๐Ÿงธ Public APIs

An amazing list of public APIs for using. This is huge and it's amazing how many different types of APIs there is to experiment with.

Also, follow me on Twitter and let's hang out there ๐Ÿ“

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