Resources for Web Designers

This is a list of resources of interest to those creating their own web sites or working with XHTML or HTML 5. I have others I'll be adding as time allows.

Web Design Resources Topics

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Hosting

Trying to find a hosting company for your web site? I've researched several and after trying various companies, I'm currently a very satisfied customer of Tiger Technoglogies. For information on their web hosting services, click on the graphic below. They can get your site online and get you up and running with your very own domain name. You can tell them I sent you.

Tiger Technologies Web Hosting

For those with non-commercial sites who are interested in free web space, you might want to check these out:

  1. http://www.dreamstation.com
  2. http://sites.google.com
  3. http://www.drupalgardens.com
  4. http://www.podbean.com/
    For hosting podcasts.

I always check the credentials of my web hosting companies before purchasing their services. Here are some sites that are helpful in checking up on a company before you purchase web hosting services from them:

  1. http://groups.google.com
    Run a search on reviews for a particular company name.
  2. http://www.hostsearch.com/
  3. http://www.webhostingtalk.com/

Freeware

See my list of Open Source Alternatives for other options.

  1. text editor - Scite
  2. graphics editor - mtpaint, http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/
  3. graphics editor - Gimp, http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable
  4. Html Help Image Editor, http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms670169.aspx
  5. CamStudio, http://camstudio.org/
  6. ftp - Filezilla, http://filezilla-project.org/
  7. telnet, http://consoletelnet.sourceforge.net/
  8. IM - Trillian, http://www.trillian.cc/trillian/index.html
  9. IM - Miranda, http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/miranda_portable
  10. Xnews, http://xnews.newsguy.com/
  11. Gnash - Gnu Flash Player, http://www.getgnash.org/
  12. Stylish - CSS customization add-on for Firefox and Chrome, http://userstyles.org/
  13. browser - lynx, http://lynx.browser.org/
  14. browser - links, http://links.twibright.com/
  15. browser - Firefox, http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
  16. GUI web editor - Kompozer, http://portableapps.com/apps/development/nvu_portable
  17. GUI web editor - Amaya, http://www.w3.org/Amaya
  18. GUI web editor - BlueGriffon, http://bluegriffon.org
  19. e-mail - FoxMail, http://fox.foxmail.com.cn/
  20. e-mail - Sylpheed, http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/
  21. Less, http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
  22. Zip, http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/Info-ZIP.html
  23. 7Zip and 7za, http://www.7-zip.org/
  24. gsar (general search and replace), http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/gsar.htm
  25. preprocessor and make programs, http://www.mingw.org/
  26. gpp (general-purpose preprocessor), http://en.nothingisreal.com/wiki/GPP
  27. ps - Ghostscript, http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
  28. ps - html2ps, http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/html2ps.html
  29. pdf - PDFCreator, http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
  30. pdf - pdf toolkit, http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/
  31. pdf - wkhtmltopdf, http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/
  32. pdf - xpdf, http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/
  33. pdf - Evince, http://www.gnome.org/projects/evince/
  34. pdf - mupdf, http://www.mupdf.com/
  35. pdf for Windows - Sumatra, http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/index.html
  36. drip - IE memory leak detector, http://www.outofhanwell.com/ieleak/index.php?title=Main_Page
  37. Firebug - debugger for Firefox and Chrome, http://getfirebug.com/

Online Tools

  1. XHTML Validator, http://validator.w3.org
  2. CSS Validator, http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
  3. CSS examples, http://www.csszengarden.com/
  4. CSS3 examples, http://css3.bradshawenterprises.com/
  5. Feed Validator, http://validator.w3.org/feed/
  6. Accessibilty checker, http://wave.webaim.org/
  7. Accessibilty checker, http://achecker.ca/checker/index.php
  8. Accessibilty checker, http://www.cynthiasays.com/
  9. Accessibilty checker, http://www.etre.com/tools/accessibilitycheck/
  10. Accessibility checker, http://www.section508.info/index.cfm
  11. color checker, http://www.iamcal.com/toys/colors/
  12. 3d titles, http://www.scriptfx.com/graphicprog/xara/3dtext.htm
  13. browser viewer, http://www.delorie.com
  14. link checker, http://validator.w3.org/checklink
  15. link checker, http://www.netmechanic.com/cobrands/zd_dev/
  16. Javascript lint code checker, http://www.jslint.com/
  17. Javascript minimizer, http://www.crockford.com/javascript/jsmin.html - see JavaScript link
  18. my Atom feed generator

References

  1. Intercomp - creators of customized software and web sites. They helped make this page a reality.
  2. XHTMLDesign mailing list, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/XHTMLDesign - discuss web page design with other web site owners. Mainly for web sites that have fiction archives, but discussion on topics such as web site readability and standards is welcome.
  3. My Programming References page has a list of my favorite reference books for web based programming.
  4. HTML reference, http://werbach.com/barebones/download.html
  5. HTML reference, http://www.htmlhelp.com/
  6. HTML tutorials, http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/css.html
  7. CSS examples, http://www.cssplay.co.uk/
  8. HTML accessible navigation, http://www.jimthatcher.com/skipnav.htm
  9. browser quirks, http://www.quirksmode.org/css/contents.html
  10. mail tutorial, http://stagecraft.theprices.net/nomime.html
  11. file formats, http://www.wotsit.org
  12. Perl tutorial, http://www.sthomas.net/roberts-perl-tutorial.htm
  13. Perl CGI tutorial, http://www.lies.com/begperl/
  14. Flash development tools, https://web.archive.org/web/20110507002234/http://osflash.org/open_source_flash_projects
  15. usability, color tutorial, http://www.surl.org/
  16. html, css and printed material, http://www.alistapart.com/articles/boom
  17. browser compatibility, http://www.anybrowser.org

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