This talk by Frank Cervone and Darlene Fichter is always good (translation: I always learn about new tools!). Here’s basically a list of most of the tools they mentioned, with a brief description of some of them. So go check them out!
PHP Editor – paginas.terra.com.br… professional-grade PHP editor
PHP Expert Debugger – run and debug php code
– colorful tabs 1.1
– web developer 1.0.2
– html validator
– screen grab!
– Copy plain text
– view formatted source
eyeonsite – client on local machine – monitor another server, sends email
link popularity check – checkyourlinkpopularity.com
widgets – konfabulator, flickr photos, personalized weather
a to-do-list widget!
eXactMapper Lite – sitemaps – free, generates a sitemap.
web based organizers – zoho planner, remember the milk, backpackit
chronosnet.com… “and now I’ll drag this to my sticky brain” $40, for mac users
password keepers: roboform (COSTS), keepass (open source), agatra (web based)
superglu – several feeds, one page – superglu.com
MultiRSS – fancy RSS chicklet that supports 39 different feed readers
Wink – creates flash animation for simple things, like reference instruction sessions…
Powerbullet Presenter – a little more powerful version of wink – free!!!
file exchange utilities – dropload, yousendit, sendthisfile, mailbigfile – mail large files
Nvu – free open source web editor (wow – lots of comments on this product)
zoom in – zooms in and out of photos
web gallery creator – creates a web gallery – automatically creates the HTML
Thumbshots – liven up your web links – thumbnails of URLs…
altsoft xsl-fo debugger – debugs xsl stylesheets
meta tag expert – creates meta tags for web pages – will do dublin core or more traditional tags
zoomcloud, tagcloud – tag clouds… zoomcloud provides stats
google sitemap builder – it helps google index your site better. sitemapbuilder.net – a good google sitemap creator
map web visitors: gVisit, ClustrMaps – maps out web visitors
Google Maps and Library Site…
tinyurl.com/gg2vd – how to add a google map to any web pages in less thatn 10 minutes
Or – add directions – google directions. tinyurl.com/cfmbb – add directions to your site without api
yahoo pattern library – patterns – they published their soutions to common web design problems. Hmm… they include things like breadcrumbs, search results, tabbed navigation, product ratings, etc. – they have tons of data that says “this worked best for Yahoo” – it will probably work well for others!