Recommended Services and Resources
Below are some recommended services, resources, and software you may find useful as a web developer.
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Our Favorite Apps
The software listed below are our favorites because we use them often.
- ClipMate (new window) - ClipMate saves time and makes you more productive by adding clipboard functions that Windows leaves out - starting with the ability to hold thousands of "clips", instead of just one. ClipMate has functions to edit, re-format, and manage your clips. It can also print, re-format, and even spell-check.
- Directory Opus (new window) - Directory Opus is "the complete File Management and Explorer Replacement Solution for Windows". It's available in 32-bit or 64-bit (we use the 64-bit version) and is very powerful and configurable.
- 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 for you. It's an excellent time saver and productivity booster that we wouldn't be without.
- FinePrint (new window) - FinePrint is another program we use all the time to save paper and toner. It's also a great print previewer. Works with XP, Vista, and Windows 7/8.
- SecureCRT and SecureFX (new window) - SecureCRT and SecureFX provide secure access and file transfer capabilities to access our web servers. They're available in 32-bit or 64-bit (we use the 64-bit version).
- 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 CSE HTML Validator with a plug-in (new window).
- Dekisoft Monitor Off Utility (new window) - Monitor Off Utility is a free utility to easily put your monitor (or monitors) into standby. We have it set to put all of our five monitors into standby mode simply by pressing Win+S.
Other Recommended Apps
- Blumentals Easy Button & Menu Maker (new window) - Easily create web site buttons and menus.
- Color Schemer (new window) - Have you ever created a web site and had trouble finding and deciding on what colors to use? With tools from Color Schemer, creating harmonious color schemes has never been easier. Instantly match colors, find harmonies, and learn about color theory all while building your own dazzling color schemes.
- 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.
- JafSoft (new window) - Powerful text conversion programs to convert HTML to text, text to HTML/RTF, and text to tables in HTML or RTF.
- 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 powerful programmer's text editor with support for CSE 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 CSE 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. The upcoming version 2 will provide integrated support for CSE HTML Validator.
- SlimBrowser (new window) - Feature packed browser with many time-saving features to maximize your productivity.
- TextPad (new window) - An excellent and inexpensive text, HTML, and more editor with support for CSE HTML Validator.
- TopStyle (new window) - A powerful CSS, HTML, and XHTML editor with support for CSE 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 CSE HTML Validator).
- ICanLocalize (new window) - ICanLocalize is a website translation service for small to medium sized websites, delivering affordable professional human translation.
- AbleStable's Web Site Critiquing Service (new window) - Provides expert independent analysis and advice for website owners and is available in four affordable levels. This service is appropriate to new site owners as well as professional website designers.
- Sonoff Consulting (new window) - Provides consulting services for matters related to web site usability, accessibility, and web page validation. Sonoff Consulting uses CSE HTML Validator to help produce usable, accessible, and trouble free web documents.