Monday, June 04, 2007

Code Ten

Ten Things for the HTML-Challenged

Freeware caution: always scan free downloads of anything for bugs and other threats before dumping the programs into your hard drive.

1. How to add basic and complex e-mail links to your web site or weblog.

2. For those who would rather work online than download, CreatingOnline.com has a Free HTML Page Maker Online Generator.

3. The University of Texas at Austin has a great page on Generating Colors in HTML.

4. HTML Code Tutorial explains web page code and maintains a related help forum.

5. HTML Color freeware allows you to easily create color values for your web document.

6. The "ultimate HTML resource": HTML Goodies.

7. W3Schools.com's HTML Tutorials for beginners break it all down into simple categories.

8. If you need a flexible, powerful code generator, give MyGeneration freeware a whirl.

9. Another HTML tutorial site: PageTutor.com.

10. Acme's Web Design Toy freeware features a split screen where you can type the HTML code on one side and see it instantly shown in web page form on the other.

If you presently can't afford a web site, check out the free services offered by these web hosting providers.

A sneak peek at what's coming up this week on PBW:

June's Biz Post: Branding

Meet the Vampyre Smythe, Vice President of VLAD

RW: The I Told You So Anniversary Giveaway

Blade Dancer, Five Years Later

(Possibly, if I can stop obessessing over it) A new free short story

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the HTML resources, Lynn- useful stuff! My HTML isn't quite as up to par as it should be...

    As for the rest of this comment, SQUEE! A new short story! *dances around the room* You have made my day, thank you very much. I needed something good today.

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  2. I am so rubbish at anything technical, so I will definitely be checking out these links. It takes me all my time to work out how to put a website url in a blog post and you have a button for that.

    And I second the squeeeee!

    I'm also intrigued by Blade Dancer 5 years on. I love the Jorenian stuff. :)

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  3. I told you so? Can't wait. And Oooo short story! : D

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  4. Other Web-related utilities, though not all HTML-related, you might be interested in adding.

    The Strange Banana random web page generator. Most are fugly, but some aren't too bad -- and you can always customize them:

    http://www.strangebanana.com/generator.aspx

    Should you need random text, there's also fun with lorem ipusum:

    http://www.lorem-ipsum.info/generator3

    Common fonts on PCs/MACs (also good to know for PDF creation):

    http://www.ampsoft.net/webdesign-l/WindowsMacFonts.html

    Test your site in misc browsers:

    http://browsershots.org/

    See what your site looks like to those who are color blind:

    http://colorfilter.wickline.org/

    Convert text to HTML:

    http://www.textism.com/tools/textile/

    Create a webpage color palette from an image:

    http://www.degraeve.com/color-palette/index.php

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  5. Good links! I am html challenged now that they've gone all strict with it. (Not even going to get started on the headache of CSS.)

    I'll be back to check out that *new free short story*, so I hope you don't obsess over it too much. ^_^

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  6. PBW's are good, but Michele's have me drooling. Let me wipe the keyboard as I get these saved to favorites.

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  7. Short story! Squee!

    Oh, uhm, and the linkes were good, too :)

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  8. i can help you stop obsessing. send it to me. you'll instantly feel better....


    did it work?

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  9. Michele, great links -- thanks for taking the time to post them.

    Shiloh, that's emotional blackmail. :)

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  10. Ooh, can't wait for the Blade Dancer thingy! It looks very cool!

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  11. now now... it's only emotional blackmail if that's how you see it.

    i call it offering my services to help you feel better. that sounds so much nicer.

    :P

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  12. Thank you Lynn,I needed some of that coding. Some of my easy buttons weren't working properly.*g*
    Hugs, Danette

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