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, 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.'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:

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


  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.

  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. :)

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

  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:

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

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

    Test your site in misc browsers:

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

    Convert text to HTML:

    Create a webpage color palette from an image:

  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. ^_^

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

  7. Short story! Squee!

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

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

    did it work?

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

    Shiloh, that's emotional blackmail. :)

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

  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.


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