Website Services & Tools
- Hetzner - Recommended
hosting company with reasonable prices and excellent support centre.
Analytics - Google offers many free tools to maximise the efficiency of your
website. Use Analytics to track who's visiting your site.
- W3C - Visit the W3C for web
content accessibility guidelines and much more about everything www.
- Stat Counter - Free
website tracker giving detailed real-time stats about who's visiting your
website and where they're coming from.
- Taskee - Taskee
simplifies website task management communication process and makes it easier and
cheaper to collaborate during website testing process.
- Mon.Itor.Us - Checks server
performance and availability, generates uptime and availability reports, tracks
visitors, checks system resources, and alerts its users in case abnormalities
- Orangoo - Spell Check
Recommended Tutorial Sites
- PSD Tuts
- Computer Arts
- 35 Beautiful Vintage and Retro
- The best 80 Photoshop text eEffects
on the web
- Best of Smashing Magazine's Adobe
- The 60 Best Photoshop Tutorials to
Design Your Own Amazing
Advanced Photoshop Tutorials
- 50 Great Illustrator Tutorials and Tips
- N.Design Studio Illustrator Tutorials
- Smashing Magazine Illustrator
- 125+ Ultimate Round-Up of Illustrator
- Go Media Illustrator Tutorials
Perfrect - Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures
into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator curiosity of Bert Monroy.
- dekePOD - Deke McClelland
is a popular lecturer on Photoshop and general graphics and design. His podcasts
are well explained and entertaining. This one is highly recommended.
- The Design View
Show - A weekly podcast that examines design fundamentals, business, culture
Switch - Freelance Radio is the place to hear all the tips, tricks and news
Free Developer Downloads
- Adium - Adium is a free
instant messaging application for Mac OS X that can connect to AIM, MSN, Jabber,
Yahoo, and more.
- Firefox 2 - Excellent
standards compliant browser with a plethora of add-ons and themes.
- Thunderbird - Free email
client, also from the makers of Firefox.
- Joomla! - Open source CMS
software. Version 1.5 has officially been released.
- FileZilla - Good
FTP program for PC and Mac.
- Open Office - Multi
platform and multi lingual office suite. Compatible with other major office
packages as well.
- GIMP - Image manipulation
program for Mac, Windows and UNIX.
- Notepad++ - Source code editor and notepad replacement for
Windows. Supports various programming languages.
- Blender - Free open
source 3D content creation suite available on multiple platforms.
- Aptana - The IDE I use for
pro edition are available.
- Skype - Make your calls
online - it's perfect for cheap international calls.
- SourceForge.net - Tons of
open source programs available for download.
Designer & Developer Links
- CSS Play - An excellent CSS
resource for web designers.
- A List Apart - Great
source of information and interesting articles for those in the web business.
- Sitepoint - Web developer
community portal with tons of great articles and tutorial about all the latest
- TredoSoft - Install
multiple versions of Internet Explorer on your PC.
- Lovery Charts -A free
online diagramming application that allows you to create professional looking
diagrams of all kinds, such as flowcharts, sitemaps, organisation charts,
wireframes and so on.
- DaFont - Massive online
collection of mostly free (also shareware and demo) fonts available for
- Identifont - Need to
identify the name of a font? This website has the largest independent directory
of typefaces on the net.
- What the Font? -
Another site that will help you identify a font. Upload an image of the font and
let the font recognition system do it's thing.
- Typophile - Have a look
at the forums - tons of experts to help you with all your font queries.
- Free Mac Fonts -
Over 6 500 free Mac fonts available for download.
Online SEO Tools
- Website Grader- Free tool to measure the marketing effectiveness of your website by
providing you with a score that incorporates factors such as web site
traffic, SEO, social popularity, and other technical elements.
- Market Leap - Online tool for checking link popularity, search engine saturation and keyword verification.
- SEO Tool Set - Contains a keyword density analyzer, competition research, ranked page reports and link analysis reports.
- Google Webmaster Tools - Find out your Google crawl info and how your pages are indexed. There are also tips on how to increase your traffic.
- Google Website Submission - Add your URL to Google.
- DMOZ- Add your site to the Open Directory Project. The listings power the
core directory services of AOL, Google, Lycos, HotBot, DirectHit among
other search engines.
- SEOmoz - Tools for term targeting, geo-targeting, popularity searches, link finders, rank checkers, page strength among other tools.
- Blog Juice- Estimates blog’s value upon the approximate number of Bloglines
subscribers, Alexa rank, the ranking assigned by Technorati and the
number of inbound links.
- UrlTrends- The tool collects information about incoming links from Google, Yahoo
and MSN as well as social bookmarks which point to your site and
presents them in Flash-based graphs. Thus you can observe directly, how
your site is growing, which tendencies occur and what changes might be
important to increase your popularity. Highly recommended.
- SEO Workers - This SEO Analysis Tool is to help you analyze and measure the ranking potential of your web pages.
- Website Grader- Website Grader calculates the marketing effectiveness of your
web-pages based upon the keyword popularity, link popularity, page
structure, traffic ranking, readability level and search results in
- Compete - Analyze the difference in growth of two or more web sites.
- Microsoft Demographics Prediction- Predicts a visitor’s age, gender, and other demographic information
according to his or her online behavior that is examined from search
queries and page views.
- Popuri.us- A tool to check the link popularity of any site based on its ranking
(Google PageRank, Alexa Rank, Technorati etc.), social bookmarks
(del.icio.us, etc), subscribers (Bloglines, etc).
- Xinu - Find out how well your site is doing in popular search engines, social bookmarking and other site statistics.
- UITest.com- The site provides validators, checkers, generators and tools for
sophisticated web development. Accessibility checkers, validation tools
and further services are listed.