Wix Free Website Builder

Posted on March 11, 2013. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , |

Wix Free Website Builder is available from Wix.com.

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Chrometric

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Chrometric is freeware to check your web pages for how color blind people see them.

Might change your mind on what colors to use where.

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Emulator for mobile phones

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: Phones, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , |

Emulator lets you see your website as it would appear on a Sony K750 or a Nokia N70 cell phone screen.

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Microsoft’s SuperPreview

Posted on April 27, 2009. Filed under: browsers, Firefox, Freeware/Shareware, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Microsoft’s SuperPreview is a ZDNet post on the “tool allows developers and designers to see how their sites look and work with different browsers so they can debug them more easily.”

“SuperPreview is part of Microsoft’s forthcoming Expression Web 3 release. Microsoft made available for download a subset of the full SuperPreview tool — the part that developers and designers  can use to compare how their sites look in Internet Explorer (IE) 6, 7 and 8. The full release of SuperPreview will allow developers to also compare how their sites look in Firefox, Sarari…”

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Top 10 Tools for Your Blog or Web Site

Posted on March 20, 2009. Filed under: blogging, Freeware/Shareware, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Yet another top 10 post from Lifehacker on the Top 10 Tools for Your Blog or Web Site.

Software, techniques, and even hosts for websites and blogs.

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Color Combos: Check And Test Color Combinations For A Website

Posted on October 28, 2008. Filed under: Online Software, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post about ColorCombos, which can help you find combinations of colors for website design (or any other artistic purpose, perhaps).

“It has a cool combo library which has a wide range of color schemes and color palettes to choose from. It also has an efficient Combo Tester, which allows web developers to see how different color combinations work together on the screen.”

Features

  • Choose color schemes from the Combo library
  • Test Website Colors in Combo Tester
  • Easily grab the colors of a website by entering its url
  • Also get the latest color combinations in RSS feeds

http://www.colorcombos.com/

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WebGraficMaker : Create Backgrounds, Lines and Bulleted Points

Posted on October 13, 2008. Filed under: Graphics, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf posts an entry for WebGraficMaker : Create Backgrounds, Lines and Bulleted Points WebGraficMaker is an online graphic making program that provides you with a number of free graphic generators to create custom backgrounds, lines and bullet points for your website. There are 23 separate flash-based generators on WebGraficMaker. All of them are fairly straightforward and simple to use… When you done with the graphics you can download and save it on your computer.

Features:

  • Design backgrounds, lines and bulleted points for your website.
  • Graphic generators: 11 for background image, 10 line generators, 2 bullet generators.
  • Download and save generated graphics as .PNG or .GIF images.
  • No sign-up needed.

WebGrafixMaker

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Absolute Color Picker to find that cotton pickin’ color!

Posted on September 21, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Absolute Color Picker exe, from Eltima Software

“Absolute Color Picker is freeware that lets you select a color anywhere on your screen or by means of various color models and convert it into HTML-based hexadecimal representation. Being a great compact color designer it features a free color picker, color scheme generator, color history builder, color scheme management system, and screen color grabber. It offers a number of unique extended color models HSB Brightness, HSB Radial, HSB Hue, RGB 3D Sphere, HSB Hue2, HSB Pens, HSB Hexagons and HSB Palettes. With many predefined color palettes and a history of up to 12 selected colors, it lets you customize brightness, hue, saturation and other parameters separately to match your selection and compare current and previous color. Absolute Color Picker is 100% compatible with most graphics packages and is a great and compact choice for professional designers, freelancers and home users.”

For those of us making web sites, the person who wants ‘you know, that color on that program up in the corner on that little drawing’ — well, that person can drive us crazy trying to match what they want.  Now, we can, with Absolute.

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Make your website friendly for cellphones

Posted on July 7, 2008. Filed under: Ergonomics / Disabilities, File conversion, Google, Phones, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf recommends Google Mobilizer for adapting any website for use on a cellphone.

Google Mobilizer will take “any website and make it viewable on your mobile phone or PDA. Simply go to Google Mobilizer and enter the website URL, indicate whether you want images on/off, and click ‘GO’. Mobilizer will present you with a neat, add-free and stripped down version of the website. You also get a navigation menu to easily browse through website’s pages.”

Note: this is a very brief page with a place to enter the URL, and a checkbox if there are no images.  This does not actually change the website; it just reformats a copy of it and makes it available.  Handy if you need to see something on a page intended for a full screen view only, and checking the HTML may give you some ideas on how to create a mobile-friendly version of your own website.

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Polling on your website?

Posted on February 29, 2008. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Web site creation, Widgets | Tags: , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a review of 99Polls, which adds polling functionality to your web site.

“Registration is fast and requires only your email ID. Once inside, you can create a poll and get poll code in 1-2 minutes. Copy’n paste this code onto the webpage where you want to show your poll, save it, and done. Fast and simple. Next time you want to run a quick poll among your visitors make sure to give it a try.”

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Making a tabbed web site with TabGenerator

Posted on February 19, 2008. Filed under: CSS, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a review of TabGenerator, which is an online tab maker that lets you quickly create stylish tabs for your website. Simply set desired tab parameters, preview it, and when you’re satisfied download it to your PC for use in your stylesheets.

You can do a lot of customization for your tabs, then save them as a PNG format file.

Free!

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Rounded Corners on your web page

Posted on February 5, 2008. Filed under: CSS, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , |

CSS is getting more specialized all the time!

Now there’s a site called RoundedCornr just for generating the CSS to create rounded corners.

“This generates a basic box with rounded corners. It will create four image files and the necessary HTML and CSS code for you to put rounded corners around your content.

Make sure the background color is the same as the background color of your Web page.”

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WebFormFactory for php forms

Posted on January 28, 2008. Filed under: Online Software, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Web Form Factory is an open source web form generator which automatically generates the necessary backend code to tie your form to a database. By generating the backend code for you, WFF saves you time…

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Touch and Feel the web with Toufee freeware

Posted on November 27, 2007. Filed under: Everything, Graphics, Online Software, Video, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , |

Create your own flash movies for use on websites and elsewhere with the free service at Toufee.  This is a flash movie uploading and editing site (registration required) which is intended for amateur creation of flash movies.  Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Get your web site graded (without heavy machinery)

Posted on November 27, 2007. Filed under: Web 2.0, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , |

WebSiteGrader Want to find out how effective your blog or Web site is at snaring all-important search traffic and inbound links? Submit your URL (and your competitors’ URLs) to Website Grader, which gives you some basic feedback on how your site is doing and in what areas it can improve. It’s a free way to get advice on optimizing your site for search engines, which can drastically boost your traffic. Just enter in the URLs and Website Grader will do a quick (but thorough) analysis. Recommended as a PC Magazine Top 100 Undiscovered Web Site of 2007.

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