Tag: software

WordPress

http://www.wordpress.org

Originally designed as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved into a fantastic system for publishing all manner of content. Whilst it is not quite as flexible as Drupal, it is far easier to use, and has a great variety of high quality themes, …

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Browsershots

http://browsershots.org/

In an ideal world, all web browsers would be 100% standards compliant, and the user’s choice of operating system would be immaterial. Unfortunately, web developers working in the real world know this is not the case. Most developers thus build in one browser, and …

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FontStruct

http://fontstruct.fontshop.com/

This site allows users to build, shared and download fonts. Using a simple interface, students can build their own custom font, which they can then use in other work. This is a great tool for having students consider how much work goes into creating …

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Wappalyzer

http://wappalyzer.com/

Wappalyzer is a Firefox addon that tells you what, if any, content management system has been used to create the website you are currently viewing. This saves hunting through source code looking for keywords when you find a site you like and wish to …

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Are My Sites Up?

http://aremysitesup.com/

For those running a large number of sites, this tool brings piece of mind: simply register your sites, and if any of them go down the system will alert you to the problem.…

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99 Ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-xp-tips/99-ways-to-make-your-computer-blazingly-fast

If you are running Windows XP and are looking to improve performance, this site provides a long list of possible approaches. Useful as much for starting discussions on how computers work as it is for its practical uses.…

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Image to Colors Palette Generator

http://www.cssdrive.com/imagepalette/index.php

Generate colour palettes from images. This tool is great for considering colour in design, as well as for creating a palette of colors from an image when designing a website.…

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Lovely Charts

http://www.lovelycharts.com/

Lovely Charts makes it easy to produce high quality charts and diagrams online. Useful for prototyping websites through wire framing and site maps.…

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Miro

http://getmiro.com/

Free; open source internet tv and video player.…

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Firefox

http://firefox.com/

Firefox is a fast, simple, sophisticated web browser, which provides a secure alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Whilst a great choice for all users, it is particularly useful to web developers, who can use the multitude of add ons (Firebug, Foxy Proxy, Firesizer, Snapper, …

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