Here is a nice little online collection of useful tools for any web designer.
This tools calculates the golden ratio for your designs.
Very handy tool for the designer who uses grids to mock-up site layouts.
A tool with creates a reflection for any image.
A tool for creating tables with column classes applied.
CSS Type Set
A tool for testing out CSS styles on your web content.
Markup Generator is a simple tool created for xhtml/css coders. It’s main purpose is to speed up your work by generating xhtml markup and a css frame out of very intuitive, shortened syntax so you can jump directly to the elements styling.
A tool that generates Vector artwork from a bitmap image. It is allot like Illustrator's live trace.
An interactive code-generating tool for authoring custom CSS layouts.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I just updated Firefox to Version 3.0 and although I still have to test pages in IE for the web, I exclusively use the mozilla based browser for all my surfing needs. Firefox's use of extensions greatly enhances it's functionality and there are a number of great plug-ins for the web professional. Here are 12 that I use and have found very helpful.
Screengrab saves entire webpages as images...
FireShot is a Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages. Unlike other extensions, this plugin provides a set of editing and annotation tools, which let users quickly modify captures and insert text and graphical annotations.
Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies...
Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage.
Add a menu options and a toolbar icon to make importing images into Picnik easier.
Autofill Forms enables you to fill out web forms with one click or a keyboard shortcut.
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools.
YSlow analyzes web pages and tells you why they're slow based on Yahoo's rules for high performance web sites.
A simple CSS property viewer
Let me know if you have any favorites and i will add them to the list ;)
Monday, June 16, 2008
Here are some great online tools for checking on the ranking of websites. It is a collection of services to benchmark your site performance versus your competitors.
- SEO Tool - Rank Checker
- Touch Graph
- Check Your IndexRank
- Xinu Returns