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

Table of Contents:

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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 - rendera, https://github.com/Mortis69/rendera
  3. graphics editor - mtpaint, http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/
  4. graphics editor - Gimp, http://portableapps.com/apps/graphics_pictures/gimp_portable
  5. graphics converter - GraphicsMagick, http://www.graphicsmagick.org/
  6. Html Help Image Editor, http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms670169.aspx
  7. CamStudio, http://camstudio.org/
  8. ftp - Filezilla, http://filezilla-project.org/
  9. telnet, http://consoletelnet.sourceforge.net/
  10. IM - Miranda, http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/miranda_portable
  11. Stylish - CSS customization add-on for Firefox and Chrome, http://userstyles.org/
  12. browser - lynx, http://lynx.browser.org/
  13. browser - links, http://links.twibright.com/
  14. browser - Firefox, http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable
  15. browser - netrider, http://sourceforge.net/projects/netrider/
  16. browser - Fifth, http://fifth-browser.sourceforge.net/
  17. GUI web editor - Kompozer, http://portableapps.com/apps/development/nvu_portable
  18. GUI web editor - Amaya, http://www.w3.org/Amaya
  19. GUI web editor - BlueGriffon, http://bluegriffon.org
  20. e-mail - FoxMail, http://fox.foxmail.com.cn/
  21. e-mail - Sylpheed, http://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/
  22. Less, http://www.greenwoodsoftware.com/less/
  23. Zip, http://www.info-zip.org/pub/infozip/Info-ZIP.html
  24. 7Zip and 7za, http://www.7-zip.org/
  25. gsar (general search and replace), http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net/packages/gsar.htm
  26. preprocessor and make programs, http://www.mingw.org/
  27. gpp (general-purpose preprocessor), http://en.nothingisreal.com/wiki/GPP
  28. ps - Ghostscript, http://www.ghostscript.com/download/
  29. ps - html2ps, http://user.it.uu.se/~jan/html2ps.html
  30. ps - a2ps, https://www.gnu.org/software/a2ps/
  31. ps - enscript, https://www.gnu.org/software/enscript/
  32. pdf - PDFCreator, http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/
  33. pdf - pdf toolkit, http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/
  34. pdf - wkhtmltopdf, http://wkhtmltopdf.org/
  35. pdf - poppler, http://poppler.freedesktop.org/
  36. pdf - xpdf, http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/
  37. pdf - mupdf, http://www.mupdf.com/
  38. pdf for Windows - Sumatra, http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/index.html
  39. drip - IE memory leak detector, http://sourceforge.net/projects/ieleak/
  40. Firebug - debugger for Firefox and Chrome, http://getfirebug.com/
  41. JavaScript library - graphics/animation/graphs, http://raphaeljs.com/
  42. JavaScript library - graphs/plotting, http://jsxgraph.uni-bayreuth.de/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
  43. JavaScript cufon fonts, https://github.com/sorccu/cufon/wiki/About
  44. mobile app creator - MoSync (C/C++ and HTML/CSS/JavaScript), https://github.com/MoSync/
  45. mobile app creator - Apache Cordova (HTML/CSS/JavaScript), https://cordova.apache.org/

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.508checker.com/
  11. color checker, http://www.iamcal.com/toys/colors/
  12. color contrast checker, http://webaim.org/resources/contrastchecker/
  13. 3d titles, http://www.scriptfx.com/graphicprog/xara/3dtext.htm
  14. browser viewer, http://www.delorie.com
  15. link checker, http://validator.w3.org/checklink
  16. Javascript lint code checker, http://www.jslint.com/
  17. Javascript minimizer, http://www.crockford.com/javascript/jsmin.html - see JavaScript link
  18. JavaScript cufon fonts - font converter, http://cufon.shoqolate.com/generate/
  19. 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. Canvas demonstrations, http://www.effectgames.com/demos/canvascycle/
  9. HTML accessible navigation, http://www.jimthatcher.com/skipnav.htm
  10. browser quirks, http://www.quirksmode.org/css/contents.html
  11. mail tutorial, http://stagecraft.theprices.net/nomime.html
  12. file formats, http://devel.archefire.org/mirrors/www.wotsit.org/
  13. Perl tutorial, http://www.sthomas.net/roberts-perl-tutorial.htm
  14. Perl CGI tutorial, http://www.lies.com/begperl/
  15. Flash development tools, https://web.archive.org/web/20110507002234/http://osflash.org/open_source_flash_projects
  16. usability, color tutorial, http://www.surl.org/
  17. html, css and printed material, http://www.alistapart.com/articles/boom
  18. browser compatibility, http://www.anybrowser.org

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