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Here I will give you some very useful information that will help you. It is basically my book marks to sites that range from Browsers to tutorials that will help you in designing your own sites. And so very much more. I will be adding to our resource page from time to time, when I come across more sites that I think will fit.


The most popular and widely used web browsers. I personally use Firefox. It loads faster then IE. Although I have them all and use then when designing web sites. It is very important to look at your sites using all the browsers. Because not everyone uses Internet explorer. I have run into a few issues when designing a site and looking at it in Opera, and could never fix those problems. It is just how they read the sites.

Domain Registrars:

Domain Registrars A list of the most popular domain name registrars.

  • Godaddy Is the most popular registrar.

  • Moniker Is registrar and also has used names for sale/auction.

  • Sedo Is registrar and also has used names for sale/auction.

  • Tdnam This is godaddys sister site that has used names for sale/auction

  • Network Solution I had an issue with them once. I paid to renew my domain name. They demanded I pay for 2 years instead of the 1 year, this was after I already paid the 1 year renew. They sold the domain name to someone else. And they never issued a refunded back to me. I got that domain name back a year later when that person let it expire, thank goodness. I will never do business with this company again. So be warned.

Free Tools:

Free Tools / Programs Free tools and software app's that are very useful. Below is a list of some pretty cool free programs and other free items that will help with your sites.

  • Broken Link Check Checks your site for broken links.

  • Blogger Share your life online with a blog it's fast, easy, and free.

  • Google Tool Bar Important for PR page rank monitoring.

  • You Tube Watch, upload and share videos.

  • Google Docs Create & share your projects online & access from anywhere.

  • Translate View web pages in other languages. This is a good feature if you want to create your sites in many different languages and code them by country flags. This will be a lot of work to translate each page. This will keep the foreign surfers visiting your site and keep them longer, instead of them exiting out of your site.

  • Programmer's Notepad Is a free text editor with special features for coders.

  • CSE HTML Validator I am starting to use this program more and more. Some web design programs (such as dreamweaver, and frontpage) create errors within it's code, and some believe that those design programs used to create web pages also effect ones web site when it comes to getting listed with the search engines. This program will create HTML, XHTML, and CSS checker that also includes a link checker, spell checker, accessibility checker, and built-in editor.

  • Mozy Mozy is the industry-leading solution for online backup, remote backup, data backup, computer backup, backup software, internet backup, and remote office backup.

HTML Resources:

HTML Resources Tips on learning HTML and other web tools.

I created a list of some very informative html resource educate you on how to maintain your web site. As well as things not to do with your web site. Again there are hundreds of thousands of resource sites. Just do a google, or yahoo search for them.

  • html Goodies The ultimate html resource.

  • The html Writers Guild Our Web Design Training Program has provided the very best in online web design training to more than 45,000 individuals interested in web design and development since 1998. Our Web Design Courses cover a breadth of Web work, from html to Flash; from Dream weaver to Photo shop. Each online Web class is taught by our fellow experts and working professionals in the field.

  • Resources For Web Design Here is a great deal of resources that you will find very useful.

  • W3C The World Wide Web Consortium is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop the Web to its full potential. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.

  • Web Monkey Resources for web site developers including how-to guides, code libraries, server technologies and authoring resources.

Open Source:

Open Source Great tools to run efficient ecommerce web sites, and more.

In general, open source refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. I have created a small lost of links to free open source programs for you to add some interactivity to your web site. Such as free scripts that can be used to create message boards, ecommerce shopping cart software and many other app's. There are tons more open source, just do a google search for "open search" for whatever you want, and you will find them.

  • Zen Cart Zen Cart truly is the art of e-commerce; free, user-friendly, open source shopping cart software.

  • osCommerce osCommerce Online Merchant is an Open Source online shop e-commerce solution that is available for free under the GNU General Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain online stores with minimum effort and with no costs, fees, or limitations involved.

  • PHPBB Since its creation in 2000, phpBB has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.

  • PostgreSQL PostgreSQL, the highly scalable, SQL compliant, open source object-relational database management system, is now undergoing beta testing of the next version of our software: PostgreSQL 8.3.

  • Open Source Scripts PHP Open Source Free Scripts ASP PHP Perl Software CMS Content Management.

  • DRB Guest Book Is a free, simple PHP guest book script that doesn't require a database. It allows you delete entries and ban IP addresses through an easy-to-use, password protected administration interface. Included are a number of anti-spam features, such as image verification and URL blocking. You can also receive an e-mail notification anytime someone signs your guest book.

Other Misc:

Useful color and number coding index. The Hidden Effects Of Colors That Create The Right Ambiance.

Did you know that your site visitors make a subconscious judgment within the first 90 seconds of initial viewing of your site, and that between 62% and 90% of that assessment is based on color alone? If you feel, your web site is not pulling in and or not holding those people. It may be the color combinations of your site that is interfering with your visitor's sense of harmony! Color influences the moods and the sentiments. Color can be effectively used in web sites as mood enhancer's and make the visitor feel comfortable and calm. Begin to use color effectively with its millions of combinations to your advantage. Cool Colors: Blue, green, purple, turquoise and silver are known as cool colors. Cool colors casts calming effect on your web site visitors. But beware, when used alone, these colors can leave a cold and impersonal feel on your site and your visitors. So combine colors from other groups intelligently and avoid this. Warm Colors: Red, pink, yellow, orange, purple, and gold belong to warm colors and has an exciting effect on the viewer. But when used alone, they can get over-stimulated! It can swell up emotions like anger! So add colors from other groups to strike an eye pleasing balance. Neutral Colors: Brown, tan, ivory, gray, black and white falls in neutral colors. Neutral colors are best used when mixed with cool or warm colors. They have the innate capacity to tone down the effect of other overpowering colors and can be excellent as backgrounds. Black can be used to create a dark shade of a primary color and white for a light shade. So what's the perfect color combination for your web site? There is no real specific answer to be honest! But with this info you can play with colors and see what works best with your target audience, and produces the most sales. And with web page stats you can closely monitor how long your surfers stay, or how quickly they exit from your site.

ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. Computers can only understand numbers, so an ASCII code is the numerical representation of a character such as 'a' or '@' or an action of some sort. ASCII was developed a long time ago and now the non-printing characters are rarely used for their original purpose. Below is the ASCII character table and this includes descriptions of the first 32 non-printing characters. ASCII was actually designed for use with teletypes and so the descriptions are somewhat obscure. If someone says they want your CV however in ASCII format, all this means is they want 'plain' text with no formatting such as tabs, bold or underscoring - the raw format that any computer can understand. This is usually so they can easily import the file into their own applications without issues. Notepad.exe creates ASCII text, or in MS Word you can save a file as 'text only'



Scripts List of scripts in many areas for time saving maintenance of sites.

There are some scripts that will make things easier with building a data base for your site. There are tons of scripts that do many things. If you are looking to set up an auction type site. Or if you are a car dealership and want to list your car lot. Scripts are the way to go to easily update your site daily. Real Estate scripts for real estate agents, wanting to show their properties for sale and or rent. And much more. We will be building this page over time with much more.

  • PHP Resource index Classified ads and auto dealer scripts.

  • Hot Scripts There are tons of scripts here.

  • Script Gateway Fully automated Car Dealer Script.

  • Interactive Tools Realty Manager, powered by Listings Manager, is an easy to install, web content management software solution used for showcasing Real Estate Listings.And also has Auto Manager is an easy to install web content management solution used for showcasing Vehicle Listings. Auto Manager allows non-technical users and salespersons to quickly create and publish vehicle listings to their web site, using only their browser.

  • phpBB Message Board Since its creation in 2000, phpBB™ has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution. Like its predecessors, phpBB™ 3.0 “Olympus” has an easy to use administration panel and a user friendly installation process, which allows you to have a forum set up in minutes.

  • vBulletin vBulletin is a professional, affordable community forum solution. Thousands of clients, including many industry leading blue chip companies, have chosen vBulletin - It's the ideal choice for any size of community.

  • Turn-K I have personally used this script for one of my sites. It is a good script and does what it needs to do. But if you want tech support, you will run into some problems with this outfit. They will reply to you with any questions. But once the script is installed, forget about getting any such custom programming after. Your best bet would be get that custom programming before, and have them install it and make sure the site is running how you want it. I do not know if they have changed the way they run things. But this was my own experience.


Programmers Short list of well respected programmers.

There are millions of programmers from all around the world, and I am sure they are very good at what they do. But I have only dealt with a few programmers for my own personal and business web sites. This is a very short list. These programmers are very well respected and trust worthy.

  • Celestialnet has an exclusive programmer named Eduardo Soledad. He is a fluent PHP/MySQL Coder. and has knowledge in development and programming using PHP, AJAX, and Java script. Familiar in MYSQL, and M. S. Access. He has already made CMS tour and members area, Pharmacy Site, Business Sites, Affiliate tracking, NATS setup and maintenance, Review Sites and Software modifications. And can also do customer service support and fluent in english. Please contact us if you have a project and we will quote a price for you.

  • TD scripts offers useful Perl CGI scripts with freeware versions, Perl tutorials, reasonable custom programming available. TDavid also runs one of the webs longest running internet radio shows. 6 + years and going strong. TDavid also owns script school where he teaches people who are willing and wanting to learn how write PHP programs

Search Engines:

Search Engines A list of major search engines, some with submit pages.

I did a search for search engines. And there was a massive list. I am only going to list the major search engines. Some may have their favorites that are not on the list. I will also add the submit pages (if any), so it will be easy to submit your web sites to these search engines.


Software Here is a list of software for creating web sites, graphic software, FTP software and programs for almost daily web design and computing.

  • Dreamweaver Web site creating software, hands down the best.

  • Adobe Photo Shop Essential tool for high end graphic designing.

  • GlobalScape develops reliable FTP software for home and enterprise including CuteFTP clients, Secure FTP Server, EFT Server, Wide Area File Services.

  • Paint Shop Pro Now a Corel company. I don't have their new software.

  • Xara Creates flash animation, and other great web publishing software.

  • Note Pad Is standard with windows OS. It's ideal when typing/free handing code. I started with this when writing HTML code before I started using web editing/publishing software.

  • CSE HTML Validator Is a powerful, easy to use, user configurable, and all-in-one HTML, XHTML, and CSS checker that also includes a link checker, spell checker, accessibility checker, and built-in editor . CSE HTML Validator helps eliminate web site problems that cause visitors to leave web sites.

  • Programmers Notepad Free, open source, text editor with special features for coders.

  • PKZip The largest global software company providing ZIP solutions, is the creator and continuing innovator of the ZIP standard.

  • Robo Form Has many programs, I use the password generator program that creates passwords and user names with a few clicks of the mouse. The password generator allows you to a string up to 511 characters long. Very useful tool to create passwords and users names.

  • ZD net Offers a great deal of goodies.

  • Tucows Is a site that offers programs for mac and PC users that will make the web easier and more effective for passionate internet users.

  • Flash Is an the adobe family along with dream weaver. I have yet to learn how to use this program. And I really have wanted to learn how to create flash web sites for a number of years. This will allow super advanced web designers to create flash movies, animation, amazing interactive web sites. And can also create internet games, and so very much more.

  • Front Page This program has been retired, and Microsoft Expression is the new MS product in creating and publishing web software. I moved up from notepad to front page. Again these programs create unneeded and unwanted coding within the pages.


Tutorials Tips on how to learn HTML, SEO, PHP and much more.

There are hundreds of thousands upon millions of web sites and webmaster tutorials that exists on the internet, that range from tips for beginning webmasters, photo shop/graphics, SEO-ing, cascading style sheets (CSS). And so very much more. I have a created a list of as many things I can think of that range in many topics that will be very helpful. So get a glass of milk, soda, coffee, a glass of wine, beer, or crack open that bottle of Jack Daniel's, and start clicking and reading. Please be aware of those "Get rich quick schemes" The only ones that are getting rich are the people that are selling info. There are some legit companies that offer their knowledge, but there are a lot more that are not legit. As the saying goes, "If it's to good to be true. It probably isn't."

  • W3Schools At W3Schools you will find all the Web-building tutorials you need, from basic HTML and XHTML to advanced XML, SQL, Database, Multimedia, WAP, and a great deal of many other free tutorials.

  • New Tutorials was created to bring the best tutorials on the planet to one place. On our web site, you will find tutorials that will help you learn programs like Adobe Photo shop, Macro media Flash and 3d Studio Max.

  • SEO Guy This free SEO tutorial is my effort to fully address the growing demand for free Search Engine Optimization (SEO) information.

  • HTML Code Tutorial Free Reference Guide for Help with HTML Tags Including Form, Frames, Tables, and more!

  • HTML Dog Welcome to HTML Dog, the web designer's resource for everything HTML and CSS, the most common technologies used in making web pages.

  • Dreamweaver tutorial Dream weaver Support Tutorial and Article Index.

  • CGI Tutorial A free online tutorial to teach you Perl CGI web database programming.

  • CGI Developer's Guide A comprehensive guide to the Common Gateway Interface (CGI).

  • PHP My SQL Tutorial you will know just how easy it is to build dynamic web pages using PHP and My SQL.

  • Front Page Tutorials Offers audio to teach you how to use front page.

  • Developing Webs This site offers some pretty good instructions how to use Front page.

  • Cute FTP Tutorial I have only ever used the global scape FTP program. It is simple fast and was easy to learn and use. This tutorial is a good movie that will show you how to set up and use cute FTP.

Web Page Counters & Trackers:

Web Page Counters and Trackers.

When I started out and had a few very small web sites up. I really wanted to (brag) at how many hits my little sites were getting. Counters are cool, but they really are more for that web site ego boost. Other than that they really do not need to be on web sites. (In my opinion). But for those that want to have web site counters on your site pages you will see a list below that are easy to cut and paste the code and upload. And presto you have a web counter.

Web trackers on the other hand are real important to learn and know where your traffic is coming in and where they are leaving your site. Most host offer great traffic stats. If your host does not offer traffic stats, find a new host.

Please note some of these counters are traffic leaks, meaning they may trap your surfers into sites and popup's, which could make those surfers not want to come back to your site.

  • Extreme Tracker I have used this tracker on many of my own sites, as well as many of my clients sites. The tracking info is very detailed and informative. This is the only tracker I've ever used and highly endorse and recommend, and it is free.