Recommended Software, Services and Resources
Web developers (and computer users in general) may find the below recommendations useful.
Our Favorite Apps (for Windows)
The software listed below are our favorites because we use them often (listed in alphabetical order).
- Directory Opus (new window) - Directory Opus is "the complete File Management and Explorer Replacement Solution for Windows". We use it every day and have found it to be quite powerful and surprisingly configurable, just like CSS HTML Validator!
- EmEditor (new window) - EmEditor is the text editor we use on a regular basis. Plus, it's available in 32-bit or 64-bit (we use the 64-bit version) and integrates with CSS HTML Validator with a plug-in (new window).
- FinePrint (new window) - FinePrint is another program we use all the time to save paper and toner. FinePrint lets us preview documents before sending them to the printer, allowing us to delete pages that we don't want to print, and to print 2, 4, or more pages per sheet.
- PhraseExpander (new window) - PhraseExpander is another program we use all the time to save time typing. Just define your abbreviations list once and PhraseExpander will automatically expand your abbreviations and phrases for you (or entire emails). It also remembers the clipboard history so you can paste items that you previously copied to the clipboard but that were overwritten with a more recent clipboard copy. It's an excellent time saver and productivity booster that we wouldn't be without.
- PuTTy (new window) - PuTTY is an SSH and telnet client, developed for the Windows platform. We use it to securely connect to our server.
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Other Recommended Apps
- Blumentals Easy Button & Menu Maker (new window) - Easily create web site buttons and menus.
- FTPShell Client (new window) - FTPShell client is a file transfer program for Windows that enables users to reliably transfer files, upload to websites, and download updates from the internet.
- Keyword Density Analyzer (new window) - Analyze your web pages for keyword density. Provides information that can help you increase a web page's search engine rankings by using the correct keyword density mix.
- Multi-Edit (new window) - A programmer's text editor with support for CSS HTML Validator.
- NetDrive (new window) - NetDrive - The Network Drive for Windows lets you manage FTP, WebDAV and NAS servers as virtual drives, gives you direct access to cloud storage from your desktop, and connects you to Google Drive, Amazon S3, and more.
- NoteTab (new window) - An excellent and inexpensive text, HTML, and more editor with support for CSS HTML Validator.
- Sitestepper (new window) - Helps you maintain your website by providing various tools that simplify repeating tasks. Lets you separate the design (the look and feel) and the contents of your site so that anyone can create web pages without breaking links between pages on the site or by (accidentally) messing up the layout. You'll also be able to add web pages without being or needing a web guru. Version 2 and above provides integrated support for CSS HTML Validator.
- TextPad (new window) - An excellent and inexpensive text, HTML, and more editor with support for CSS HTML Validator.
- K Software SSL Certificates (new window) - K Software resells Comodo SSL web server certificates at great prices and with top-notch customer service. They also sell code signing certificates (we use one to sign CSS HTML Validator).