Resources and Tools For Webmasters
The Site Developers Tool Box is full of references, resources and information for
Internet Integration and Marketing.
Lots of tips to improve Search Engine Positions or Placements and Web Site Promotion,
Design and Development.
This page is designed to act as a jump point to resources and information of interest
to site developers, marketers and promoters. All topics are reviewed links to enable you
to find information and resources quickly and easily.
In the Developer's Tool Box you'll find all the tools and free doo dadds needed to
build and get a site ready for publication. We have also included some internet law and
general contract information, but, if this is important, consider seeking
Jump Station 1: Indexes of Resources and References
Search Engine Placement
Style and Content Tutorials
Email Resources and References
Jump Station 2: Indexes and Topics with Comments
The Marketing site has general business and marketing specific information. You will also
find our monthly Marketing Tips
or article which quite often come from our sponsors IWB.
Working this information into your design plans will help you on your way to a successful
General Business Information
General business news and information links.
Links to demographic information.
Web Site promotion
This will make or break your site. All these salesman saying build it and they will come
are living in the outer galaxy!!
In the promotion area we list plenty of resources for promoting your site.
Promotion to be effective should be an ongoing activity and we supply resources and
articles for implementing and carrying out a strategy for increasing traffic to your site
Search Engines and Directories
Another promotion area is our Search Engine Information site.
You'll find up to date tips for search engine placement and submission. We felt this
was so important that we devoted a site to it.
You'll find a number of articles on everything from meta tags to good techniques for
searching for information. Developers will be especially interested in the articles on
getting high ratings for their pages.
A long list of firms offering different services at various prices.
Check this list out!! Some offer a free basic service. I prefer to do it myself because I
have found that this gets better results and is easier to track.
Site Rating Registries
We strongly suggest getting a rating for commercial sites irregardless of your personal
A recent addition to Internet promotion.
Often overlooked for site promotion.
Email Resources and References
Email references and resources for marketing and promoting your web site, products or
Law and Contracts
lawgirl.com The only site on this
subject that didn't put me to sleep! A tutorial that walks you through the copyright
procedure (US International to come) step by step with links to the appropriate form for
your type of copyright. This is the first site to win "Most Favored Status" that
isn't strictly a resource or reference site. The site is way too rad to be a law site.
Ivan Hoffman Attorney at Law Ivan has
written some informative articles on contracts, copyright and other information useful to
web publishers and authors. A definite must all developers!!
Brad Templeton Brad has written two
good articles. One on copyright and one on copyright myths. Both are very useful.
Thomson and Thomson References for
trademarks and other related information.
Brint.Com Lots of information on
intellectual property and cyber-publishing law.
HWG Legal Document Archive
There are a couple of sample contracts and some information on Digital Copyright.
EFF Intellectual Property and
Copyright A large number of articles on intellectual property and copyrights.
Gareth's Contract A
member of a list I receive posted this contract for developers to use.
Geoffrey Gussi A law student
provides Website Development Agreements.
Cyberlaw.Com An article on the new names
for domains and some info on how the disputes will be handled and by whom.
Provider.Com This is the best site for web
design contracts that I have seen, if you know a better one drop me a line.
Digital Demographics A couple of articles here
on contracts and global top level domain dispute resolution policies.
HK Law.Com A
good article for merchants putting a site up on their own without professional help.
Jump Station 3:Developers Tool Box and Test Bed
All of these resources are for page development and checking to be sure the page is
optimized for browsing by all browsers, platforms and resolutions. The e-zine list is
specifically for site developers and are the ones I find most beneficial.
Free Validation Services on the Net
Website Garage is an excellent tool for checking your HTML, spelling, load and links to
your site (Infoseek only). I've checked out a number of these types of tools and for
usability this is by far the best for ease of use and correcting the errors. If you keep
your editor set at always on top and resized you can make corrections fast and accurately.
The server load feature seems more accurate then some I've used.
Net Mechanic Net mechanics robot will search
your site and inform you of broken links, bad HTML tags and rate your servers response
time. Their service will run in the background and e-mail the results to you when their
robot is finished!! The email feature makes it one of the best free link checkers
available, especially for a large site.
Doctor HTML The doctor is a great place to
do several things at once and get an idea of how your page will load. Site can also be
used to identify broken links!!.
Web Monster.Net This page enables
you to check your page in different monitor sizes which is real handy if you want to test
a page that you have done something like the magic border on.
Browser Information and Simulation
BrowserCaps This site has lots of information
on what browsers are supporting.
Browser.Com A site for downloads and tips about
different browsers. Subscribe to the newsletter it's a great way to stay on top of browser
releases and developers tips.
Window Size This page enables you
to check your page at different window sizes or gives you an idea how your page looks in
different monitor sizes.
Browser Watch Browser
statistics and information.
NavRoad Offline Browser Great
for showing work to a client or for quickly browsing a number of sites offline.
Webmonkey Browser Kit
Information on what different browsers support.
Bobby This site enables you to check your site
for compatibility to several browsers, gives load times and checks your page for access by
blind netizens. By far the best page I have found for testing pages in several browsers!!!
Web Page Backward Compatability Viewer
Excellent for checking what a page looks like in older browsers.
Free Loader The best of the offline site browsers
and to boot it's freeware.
Web Whacker An offline browser that I have heard
good things about. It's not free but....
Spyglass Free download of this
offline validator is a good idea. There is information on document types too.
Other Tools to Check and Maintain Your Site
FreeCode.com FreeCode has lots of free source code
for some neat apps for maintaining and building web sites.
Doctor HTML My favorite spell checker it is
really easy to follow.
Golden Dome Productions Free web based
tools includes a spell checker, a form that calculates download times, a form to check
domain name availability and an Internic.net who is lookup.
O'Reily Dictionary Of PC and Data
Communications Terms I have found this to be invaluable because as you go through some
of the materials the terminology is sometimes confusing.
Graphics Checking, Reducing File Size and Color Conversion Charts
Shoestring Dicer A great
little app that slices and dices an image and produces html code that you use to put it
back together on the page creating seamless images. Works great and the price is right,
GifWizard Use this online service to check your
images for file size and reducing the monsters.
Sapphyr.com A great chart of
the 256 browser colors with values. The next is the only truly safe palette.
ColorMaker Great for checking the colors
when using a tiled image for a background.
Phoenix.net A list of colors with
their respective rgb code very useful for choosing colors.
Karla Tonella has compiled this non-dithering color chart for RGB and HEX.
John Labovitz's E-zine List Jim
Wilson passed this one along in the Virtual Promote Gazette and suggested that marketers
and promoters that don't watch these and their competitors sites is missing the boat on
loads of useful information. As usual he's right on!!
Web Techniques An e-zine covering different
aspects of web site design.
ZD Net Another of my favorites sign up for Team
Anchordesk and get all the headlines from the mag in your mailbox.
Cnet One of my favorites! I suggest getting the
headlines from their e-mail service, saves a lot of time.
Webmaster Magazine Lots of
Java World An excellent zine on java and is another
that you can get the headlines sent to you by e-mail.
Net Profit An e-zine dedicated to marketing.
iWorld Magazine Great online magazine. Internet
headlines and related articles.
ZD Internet Magazine Both paper and online versions
are excellent sources of information.
Net Revenue An e-zine
published by Bruce Gabrielle featuring articles on marketing at successful web sites!
Resources for Free Web Page Doo-Dadds
Article on password protecting.
Analog This is a free log
analysis program that is as good or better then any of the shareware programs available.
It is usable on all platforms as well.
Free Form.Com Great
site that generates a free form for you that doesn't require access to cgi.
markwelch.com Largest list of free
counters and web trackers I have seen anywhere.
Free Stuff Loads of free doo-dadds and some good worthwhile stuff.
NetMind A long list of freebies available on the
net. Not exactly doo-dadds but stuff like free fax services, e-mail re-mailer which is
totally anonymous and can't be traced. Great for posts to Usenet groups.
CGI Free A free HTML and CGI editor, some free
Para chat You can add chat to your web page using this
script only drawback is it only runs on java enabled browsers. No server required or
special programs to download.
Excite You can get a search feature here if
you have full access to your server. It's free too!!!
Avenue Search A free search engine all you have to do
is add some code and a little ad.