Web Design Help Links

Links to tutorials and resources as well as miscellaneous design and information sites and search engines you can add to your site.

Web design resources, software and tutorials

The Sofia Open Content Initiative – Webpage Authoring – HTML lessons – http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/html/lessons.html

First-Page 2006 – Final version – HTML editing software – freeware/nagware – http://www.evrsoft.com/ – The site also several useful free tools for webmasters.

Get a creative commons license – you keep the copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit – http://creativecommons.org/license

1000 Web Site Tools – webmaster resources center – hosting, java, cgi – http://www.1000websitetools.net/

PageTutor.com – HTML Tutorials, Javascript and Web Design – http://www.pagetutor.com/index.html

Lissa Explains it All — HTML Help and Tutorial for Kids – http://www.lissaexplains.com/

HTML Goodies – the ultimate HTML resource – http://www.htmlgoodies.com/

HTMLdog.com – HTML and CSS tutorials, references, articles and news – http://www.htmldog.com/

BrainJar.com – experiments in web programming – http://www.brainjar.com/

CSS Zen Garden: The beauty in CSS design – http://www.csszengarden.com/

Remember The Milk – the easiest and best way to manage your to do lists, share photos, and more – free – http://www.rememberthemilk.com/

jessey.net | Simon | XHTML tutorial – http://jessey.net/simon/xhtml_tutorial/

How to Add Background Music to Your Web Page – http://www.thesitewizard.com/webdesign/backgroundmusic.shtml

HTML Elements – http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_elements.asp

Craig Cecil – Tools to check your site – http://www.craigcecil.com/checkyoursite.htm – Use these tools to quickly check the pages of your site for valid markup, accessibility, usability, browser compatibility, spell checking, etc.

Creating a web site – a step by step guide – http://www.jessett.com/

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) – http://www.w3.org/

W3Schools online web tutorials (free) – http://www.w3schools.com/

SitePoint – Fresh thinking for web developers and designers – http://www.sitepoint.com/

JavaScript Source – Free javascripts, tutorials, example code, reference, resources and help – http://javascript.internet.com/

Free web site search engine submission – http://www.freewebsubmission.com/

Javascript to add email this page to a friend (add to your site so people can email it to someone else) – http://www.javascriptkit.com/script/script2/tellafriend.shtml

Bucaro TecHelp Design : Webmaster Tools – http://bucarotechelp.com/design/95090901.asp

The CGI resource index – http://cgi.resourceindex.com/

The PHP resource index – http://php.resourceindex.com/

HTMLfixit.com – a site with free scripts, advanced scripts, tutorials, online tools, live help – http://htmlfixit.com/

Programming and web development help – http://home.dreamincode.net/

Adobe – Download a free pdf reader, flash player and shockwave player – http://www.adobe.com/

Tandem Tables tutorial database – http://tandemtables.com/database/

The DHTML Pit Stop – http://www.pageresource.com/dhtml/index.html

Flashkit – a web developer resource – http://www.flashkit.com/index.shtml

Swftools.com – Flash tools, utilities – http://www.swftools.com/

Visibone.com – printed references and free online resources useful in web design – http://www.visibone.com/

Color match 5k – a utility to help you select a matching 6-color palette for your web site – http://www.colormatch.dk/

More crayons – color for web designers – http://www.morecrayons.com/

Matt’s script archive inc. – Free perl cgi scripts – http://www.scriptarchive.com/

Favorite web site awards – http://www.thefwa.com/

Kaliber 10000 – the designer’s lunchbox – http://www.k10k.net/

Dafont.com – download fonts – http://www.dafont.com/

Blambot comic fonts and lettering – http://www.blambot.com/

Identifont – identify fonts and typefaces – http://www.identifont.com/

Download free fonts and dingbats – http://www.acidfonts.com/

Find sounds – search the web for sounds – http://www.findsounds.com/

The sound effects library – http://www.sound-effects-library.com/

ONLamp.com – Ajax and Ruby explained – http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/06/09/rails_ajax.html

The open video project – a shared digital video collection – http://www.open-video.org/

Renderosity art community – Gallery, downloads, tutorials, models, textures, poser resources – http://www.renderosity.com/

PageResource.com – a web development tutorial and information site – http://www.pageresource.com/

AV Bros. – download free demo versions, free products, manuals, etc. – http://www.avbros.com/english/downloads.html

Flaming Pear Software – http://www.flamingpear.com/

PHP designer – free – web design software from MPSoftware – http://www.mpsoftware.dk/

Boogie Jack’s HTMLville – web design tutorials, tips and tools reference – http://www.htmlville.com/

Killersites.com – Learn to build websites – http://www.killersites.com/

WebReference.com – The Webmaster’s Reference Library – http://www.webreference.com/

Cool Homepages.com – best web design examples – get some design inspiration daily – http://www.coolhomepages.com/

A List Apart – for people who make websites – http://www.alistapart.com/

Web Design Tutorials – A web standards based lesson – http://www.how-to-build-websites.com/

Mal’s ecommerce – http://www.mals-e.com/

The web developer’s handbook – http://www.alvit.de/handbook/

Amara software – inexpensive, easy to use flash web design software – programs include flash photo animation, news ticker, button maker, slideshow builder and intro and banner builder – http://www.amarasoftware.com/

Is Your Site Ready for the Average User? – http://www.thesitewizard.com/archive/averageuser.shtml

Fotosearch.com – search over 1.3 million images from over 50 stock photography, stock illustration and video footage publishers at one website – http://www.fotosearch.com/

DynamicDrive.com – lots of free content for webmasters – http://www.dynamicdrive.com/

Need Scripts – one-stop source for web development needs – http://www.needscripts.com/

Htmlhelp.org – a long list of questions and answers regarding html – http://www.htmlhelp.org/faq/html/all.txt

TechiWarehouse – some good information and resources for web designers – http://www.techiwarehouse.com/

Atom Smasher’s Error Message Generator – create funny custom error messages – http://atom.smasher.org/error/

Zen shopping cart – a free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart system – http://www.zen-cart.com/

Tizag.com – unlock your potential – Tutorials – (from the site) Tizag was designed to teach beginner web programmers how to use HTML and CSS (as well as a few other web programming languages) – http://www.tizag.com/

SoftSWOT.com – form builder, sitemap creator and some other useful software for web design – I use the Form1 software on my contact page, so I can personally recommend them – http://www.softswot.com/

9800 free fonts – http://www.creamundo.com/en

ColorCombos.com – web color combinations tool and library – http://www.colorcombos.com/

Search Free Fonts – over 13,000 free fonts available for download – http://www.searchfreefonts.com/

AnyBrowser.com – your source for browser compatibility verification – http://www.anybrowser.com/

Accessify.com – tools, wizards, articles and tutorials on web accessibility for the conscientious web developer – http://www.accessify.com/

SmartWebby.com – free web development resources – articles, tutorials, tools, tips and more – http://www.smartwebby.com/resources.asp

Zvon.org – the guide to the xml galaxy – http://zvon.org/

The Web Masters Den.com – webmaster resource directory – a searchable database of internet resources for webmasters – http://www.webmastersden.com/

Design Snack – fresh new servings every day – a user-controlled web design showcase, providing the members with the power to decide which sites are showcased and which sites are not – http://www.designsnack.com/

Image After – Thousands of free textures and images – http://www.imageafter.com/

Everystockphoto.com – your source for free photos – http://www.everystockphoto.com/

Web Wise Sage – Essential internet webmaster tools & service – has several website add-ons, including the tell a friend script I use on this site – http://www.webwisesage.com/

DZone.com – a free link sharing community for developers – http://www.dzone.com/links/index.html

Patti’s Place – website graphics and templates, design tips, tricks and resources – http://www.pattisplace.com/

Mini application server – a free application server to help develop small web applications that you want to deploy on a machine with modest hardware – Windows 2000/XP/Vista – http://www.tonjac.org/mini/manual/

Pivotx – Powerful, flexible, open source blog CMS – http://pivotx.net/

Serendipity php weblog – a free blog or journal tool – http://www.s9y.org/

Nucleus – a free content management system with blog tools – http://nucleuscms.org/

Word Press – a free easy to use blog system – http://wordpress.org/

B2Evolution – a free online blog tool – http://b2evolution.net/

MyBloggie – a free simple to use weblog tool – http://mywebland.com/mybloggie/

Maian Script World – some mainly free php scripts to help webmasters – http://www.maianscriptworld.co.uk/

Webweaver.nu – free clipart, web design tools and resources for webmasters – http://www.webweaver.nu/

Hellasmultimedia.com – over 5000 free clipart, graphics and web images – http://www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/default.htm

Graphic Station – (the icon depot) – everything you will need for your web page – over 4000 free graphics – http://www.graphic-station.com/

Zamzar.com – free online file conversion – convert files to many formats – http://www.zamzar.com/

XML Marker – a free XML Editor – easily browse and edit XML files – http://symbolclick.com/

FavIcon from pics creator – the first web tool for creating still / animated favicons from regular images for your website from htmlkit.com – free – http://www.htmlkit.com/services/favicon/

Htaccess tricks and tips part 1 – tips, tricks, hints, examples and .htaccess information – http://corz.org/serv/tricks/htaccess.php

Quick Thumbnail – the fastest and most powerful way to resize images online – free – http://quickthumbnail.com/

MultimediaPalace.com – free animated graphics – http://www.multimediapalace.com/mp-animations.shtml

Original Country Clipart by Lisa – country-style web graphics and printable, resizable clip art – http://www.countryclipart.com/freegraphics.htm

Audit My PC – free security scans, speed tests and web tools – http://www.auditmypc.com/

Inkscape – draw freely – (from the site) Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format – http://www.inkscape.org/

Debi’s wonderful world – lots of icons, cursors, themes, puzzles, games, clip art, screensavers and more – http://www.debidawn.com/

Simple CSS from hostm.com – a free css authoring tool – http://www.hostm.com/css

SuperEdi – unicode text editor – free – SuperEdi is a text editor with syntax coloring and build-in FTP client – http://www.wolosoft.com/en/superedi/

Photo-Freeware.net – Your photography related download source – http://www.photo-freeware.net/

Agoracart.com – (from the site) The powerful “Free” Open Source ecommerce shopping cart software solution that offers a very wide range of “out-of-the-box” features that allow you to setup an online ecommerce solution ranging from a simple template based store to the integration of a complex visual design concept containing all the creative magic of your web designer – http://www.agoracart.com/

Font Garden – download free fonts, including unique handwriting fonts – http://www.fontgarden.com/

Open Source Web Design – download free web design templates or share yours with others – http://www.oswd.org/

HtaccessEditor – an online tool for creating .htaccess files in several languages – http://www.htaccesseditor.com/en.shtml

99Counters.com – free web counter generator – create customized web counters for your website, blog and social network profiles – http://www.99counters.com/

Easy JavaScript Code: Let Your Web site Visitors Set Font Size article from Bucaro TecHelp Web Design – http://bucarotechelp.com/design/jseasy/95052001.asp

Second Picture – 3D tutorials, photoshop tutorials, photography tutorials, photography composition and web design tutorials – http://www.secondpicture.com/

USB Webserver – a portable web server that includes Apache, MySQL, PHP and PHPMyAdmin – can be run either portably or installed as a system service – freeware – http://www.pendriveapps.com/usb-webserver/

5 free ways to create a mobile version of your website from Instant Fundas – http://www.instantfundas.com/2009/03/5-free-ways-to-create-mobile-version-of.html

SUMO Paint – free online image editor – create and edit images in your browser – http://www.sumopaint.com/www/

Twitter – a service for friends, family, and co-workers to communicate and stay connected – http://www.twitter.com/

Plurk – a social journal for your life to share with friends, family and fans – http://www.plurk.com/

Tumblr – an easy way to share anything about your life with anyone – http://www.tumblr.com/

MySay – your way to talk on the web – express yourself with your voice – call mySay and leave a message – http://www.mysay.com/

Hictu – get a Hictu invitation from a friend and join the service – create your own microblog to share with others – http://www.hictu.com/

Yammer – connect and share with your coworkers – a tool for companies and organizations to exchange information – http://www.yammer.com/

Can Stock Photo – professional royalty free stock photography at prices you can afford. High-quality images start at just $1.00, and their generous license agreement gives you the flexibility you need. Whether you need an image for advertising, presentations, brochures, or just decoration, they’ve got you covered. They also offer free weekly downloads with thousands of new images added every week – http://www.canstockphoto.com/

Stock Photography – leading supplier of royalty free stock photos, images and illustrations. Search their stock library and purchase royalty free and rights managed stock photos – http://www.reflexstock.com/

Web Site Design and Graphics blog – secrets of creating graphics that sell without spending an arm and a leg and other info – http://www.designdashboard.com/blog

InteractiveTools.com – Your own custom CMS in 5 minutes – http://interactivetools.com/

Coffee Cup software – inexpensive and easy to use – http://www.coffeecup.com/

How to build a website from Website Setup – offers tips and help and quick dummy-proof way to build your first website – http://websitesetup.org/

Duckduckgo – The search engine that doesn’t track you – https://duckduckgo.com/

Startpage – The world’s most private search engine, enhanced by Google – https://startpage.com/

Ixquick – Protect yourself from the NSA’s prying eyes while searching – https://ixquick.com/

Track me not browser extension for Chrome and Firefox from the New York University Dept. of Computer Science – http://www.cs.nyu.edu/trackmenot/index.html

EasySite.com – Learn how to create your own website using with no web coding knowledge needed. You can try their site builder free for 30 days and create a website – http://blog.easysite.com/

A step-by-step guide on starting a personal or business blog, including how to choose a blog name, set up your blogging software, and ideas for your first post from StartABlog123 – http://www.startablog123.com/

2CreateAWebsites Blog – Resources and information on creating a website using the best site builders on the web easily and quickly – http://www.2createawebsites.com/blogs/

FirstSiteGuide – A free site for starting a blog, designed to help you understand the concepts of creating, designing and running a blog – http://firstsiteguide.com/blogging-intro/

How To Start A Blog from scratch, in 20 minutes, step-by-step from Start Blogging Online – http://startbloggingonline.com/

Create Your Websites – A Beginner’s How-To Guide for Creating Websites – http://www.createyourwebsites.com/

A guide on web hosts for helping bloggers take their careers to the next level from Reviews.com – http://www.reviews.com/web-hosting/

How to Start a Blog: 7 Simple Steps – learn how to create a blog (step-by-step, with images) in 30 minutes from Website Setup – https://websitesetup.org/create-blog/

A Beginner’s How-To Guide for Creating Websites from Create Your Websites – http://www.createyourwebsites.com/

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Zoom search engine – free and shareware versions – create a search engine in javascript, asp, cgi or php – http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/

Smart Spidey search – freeware and shareware – nice inexpensive PHP/MySQL search engine, and they are extremely helpful if you have any questions or problems – http://www.smartspidey.com/

Search Maker Pro – create a search engine for any web site – http://www.searchmakerpro.com/

Site Search Pro – web site search script – asp or php – http://www.site-search-pro.com/

Search Engine Composer – website search engine software – http://www.mtopsoft.com/

Google search for your site – a free ad supported search engine for your site – https://www.google.com/cse/

FusionBot – website search and sitemap – free ad supported through pro monthly fee versons – http://www.fusionbot.com/

Free find web site search engine – free ad supported and pro versions – http://www.freefind.com/

Picosearch – site search engine, free ad supported and business website search – http://www.picosearch.com/

HotScripts.com – numerous php search engine scripts (freeware and shareware) – http://www.hotscripts.com/category/scripts/php/scripts-programs/search-engines/

On Blast Blog – How to start a blog – the step by step guide. Help and resources on starting your own blog – http://www.onblastblog.com/

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