Top Front-End Development Resources

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I've combed through my browser history to pinpoint the resources that I turn to daily. I've also included a selection of the most interesting ones I've stumbled upon, which you can integrate into your side projects to speed up development.

Enjoy! 🚀

UI Components/Styling 🎨

  • Tailwind Variants: a notch above class-variance-authority for me because it supports multipart components and responsive variants.
import { tv } from "tailwind-variants";

const button = tv({
  base: "font-medium bg-blue-500 text-white rounded-full active:opacity-80",
  variants: {
    color: {
      primary: "bg-blue-500 text-white",
      secondary: "bg-purple-500 text-white",
    size: {
      sm: "text-sm",
      md: "text-base",
      lg: "px-4 py-3 text-lg",
  compoundVariants: [
      size: ["sm", "md"],
      class: "px-3 py-1",
  defaultVariants: {
    size: "md",
    color: "primary",

return <button className={button({ size: "sm", color: "secondary" })}>Click me</button>;

It's a real timesaver for devs looking to bypass the design hustle.

  • React Wrap Balancer: a Vercel package that makes titles more readable.

  • Chakra-UI: Chakra holds a special place in my heart ❤️. Its only hiccup is client-side component reliance. Some packages made by the same team:

    • ark-ui: a headless components library (works with tailwind and other styling solutions).
    • panda-css: a build time CSS-in-JS style solution (so it works with server components 👍).

Read more about their future: Chakra, Panda and Ark - What's the plan?

Supports Tailwind. Tested on popular clients such as Gmail, Apple Mail, Outlook, etc.

  • whatamesh: Stripe-inspired gradient animation. Incorporate this into your next side project!
  • cmdk: unstyled command menu for React.

Animations 🔥

import { useAutoAnimate } from "@formkit/auto-animate/react";

function MyList() {
  const [animationParent] = useAutoAnimate();
  return <ul ref={animationParent}>{/* 🪄 Magic animations for your list */}</ul>;

Forms 🔠

Use these two libraries together to create type-safe forms.

import { useForm } from "react-hook-form";
import { zodResolver } from "@hookform/resolvers/zod";
import * as z from "zod";

const schema = z.object({
  name: z.string().min(1, { message: "Required" }),
  age: z.number().min(10),

const App = () => {
  const { register, handleSubmit } = useForm({
    resolver: zodResolver(schema),

  return (
    <form onSubmit={handleSubmit(d => console.log(d))}>
      <input {...register("name")} />
      <input type="number" {...register("age", { valueAsNumber: true })} />
      <input type="submit" />

Authentication 🧑

  • Clerk: easy to set up authentication and user management. Comes with pre-styled components like <SignInButton /> and <OrganizationSwitcher />

Web3 💎

  • web3auth: simple web3 social authentication.

  • wagmi: React Hooks for Ethereum.

Tools 🛠️

  • GitHub Copilot: coding companion for auto-completions and more.

  • Measuremate (chrome extension): measure distances between elements on webpages.

  • Gyazo: record new videos and screenshots instantly.


  • Vercel: fast and easy to use hosting platform.

  • caniuse: browser support for css properties. Try gap.

  • T3 Env: type-safe environment variables.

const prompt = "Count to 10";
const response = await{
  model: "gpt-3.5-turbo",
  messages: [{ role: "user", content: prompt }],
  • Drizzle: headless TypeScript ORM with a head 🐲.
import * as schema from "./schema";
import { drizzle } from "drizzle-orm/...";

const db = drizzle(client, { schema });

const result = await db.query.users.findMany({
  with: {
    posts: true,

Learning/reading 📖

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Happy coding! 🫶