Creating a website is a dream of all internet users. But for this as you know you need to learn a web language such as HTML, CSS and what not. But for those who somehow manage to create a website, fail it to monitor and handle it. Imagine your website at the top of a Google search. You just wish if you could see the number of visitors on your websites per day. Think of having online editors, CSS formatters on your PC to help you out. All of this may seem like a dream to you. Enough of beating about the bush, we give you over 120 best webmaster tools to really make you a master of the web
Search Engine Optimization is technique used by search engines to rank all websites in its results page. This helps a website in generating high quality traffic. Apex ranking in search engines will definitely give you more click, more traffic and more money. SEO aims at an array of searches like image search, local search, video searches etc. There are a number of webmaster tools available online. A part of which are SEO tools which helps you to improve your ranking in results page.
Keywords/key phrases are the most concerned words of any search engine. Your ranking on result page largely depends on this. One of the best webmaster tools that come in handy in this case, is Keyword Research Tool. With this, you can find words/phrases which you can use in your entire text. Just enter the word/phrase with which you want your site to be linked to, and this tool will hint at using other words. It helps you in researching and finding your most appropriate keyword.
You just need to input your website URL and keywords/phrases and the site will tell your ranking on a search engine result. One of the most used webmaster tools, Search position checker helps you create new strategies to bubble through search engine result page. A peak ranking will get you very high and free traffic. It considers a lot of search engines, mostly including Google, Yahoo and MSN.
Inbound and Outbound links play a very important role in search engine ranking. Link popularity checker is one of the rare webmaster tools that give you information about the number of sites that links your page.
Search Engine simulator gives you a perspective of a search engine spider. It shows how a search engine spider/crawler examines a webpage. It fundamentally simulates a search engine, which displays all the contents of your webpage.
Most of the search engines do not use Meta tags to rank a website. But still, some of them do. So it’s better to use Meta tags than to leave it blank. Some search engines find them unimportant, but some use it rank a website. Meta Tag Generator helps you to generate tags. You need to enter title and description of your webpage. Title is very important for SEO and is recommended you use keywords/key phrases in them.
Webpage Analyzer Tools
The second pick from the lot of webmaster tools are Webpage analyzer tools, which as the name implies, analyses a webpage. It conducts some tests on a webpage and depending on the results, it determines whether that page is “search engine friendly” or not. The process of measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of data for understanding and optimizing a webpage is called as web analytics. The data used in web analytics comes from webpage analyzer tools. Some of the most popular webmaster tools in web page analyzing are Crazy Egg, Google Analytics etc.
The most popular web page analyzer tool is called as Google Analytics. It is very easy to use and provides a pool of information in understanding your webpage’s efficiency. Another interesting feature available in Google Analytics is called as Site Overlay which lets you see where your users prefer to click. This tool also determines the bounce rate of your site.
Piwik is an analyzing tool that comes in with a “plugins” system that enables you to customize your web page. It is advocated to use only needed and useful plugins, rather than a bunch of them. A size of only 1.9 MB makes Piwik an easy and portable analyzer. It is developed using MySQL and PHP.
FireStats is a simple and a lucid application tool which is written is the same programming language as Piwik. Numbers of platforms are supported in FireStats. These include Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress etc. FireStats has an application programming interface for your assistance. Provide simple basic data about a webpage.
Yahoo’s counterpart of Google Web Analytics is called Yahoo! Web Analytics. This tool is one of the best in the business of webmaster tools. It is a very powerful web application that provides you high quality reports in terms of graphics, and data tracking.
Woopra is a two-in-one web analytics application. It is used as a desktop tool for data analyzing and as a web application for analysis of web traffic. It has a well-defined user interface with a good management system that lets you operate on multiple domains. One can get a free noncommercial version of Woopra by simple registration process.
JAWStats is an application that runs on server side with popular AWStats. It increases the performance by two ways. It decreases the server resource usage and it ameliorates user interface.
One of the better webmaster tools which do not display hard hitting numbers and difficult graphs. With the help of 4Q, you can directly communicate and interact with the actual users. It is uncomplicated and a better to know your audience’s feedback about your site.
This web analytics tool is especially dedicated to flash applications. You can use Mochibot to keep track of your flash games and to know your animation popularity. The process of using Mochibot is very simple. You can almost everything about your flash content.
It allows you to query many pay per click (PPC) search engines to make a list of the top bids for a particular keyword/phrase. The user only needs to input the phrase or keyword. PPC Bids Checker then gives back the top bid from each one.
Rewrite Rule Generator intakes a dynamic URL and produces static looking HTML URL. Static URL’s have more chances to get high rank in search engine result. Also they appear to be more user friendly than dynamic URL. Indexing of static pages is also much faster than dynamic ones.
16. Link Appeal
Link Appeal is one of the fewer webmaster tools which are dedicated to the hyperlinks on a specified page. A number of factors are taken into consideration by this tool. These include number of outbound links, Page Rank and total percentage of links to html. It hints you that whether should make a link on that page or not.
17. Class C Checker
Class C Checker allows you to operate on two different domains which are hosted on the same Class C IP range. The main use of this is that links from web sites that do not belong to the same class C IP range similar to that of your site give more weight.
This tool prevents you from getting penalized by search engines for duplicate or similar content. Similar Page Checker helps you in determining the level of similarity between any two webpages. For a higher SEO rank, your content should be unique.
Backlinks play a very important role in determining a site’s rank. Quality, along with some influence of quantity, decides your fate in a result page. Backlink Anchor Text Analysis helps you in determining right and efficient backlinks for your website. It also displays the anchor texts/link texts used by other websites for your page.
20. Backlink Builder
Backlink builder produces innumerous quality backlinks for your website. It looks out for websites with the same related content as that of your site and offers you back links which are necessary for higher rankings in search engines.
21. Backlink Summary
Backlink summary produces an entire summary of competing backlinks within a summary report. It gives you a report of the websites which are linked to yours.
22. Redirect Check
One of the most exciting webmaster tools which checks the directivity of your website. Search engines go through every redirection in your to calculate your rank. Redirect Check is a tool which lets you know that whether given redirection is search engine friendly or not.
Link Price Calculator is calculator that calculates the approximate and most feasible amount you should pay or charge per month for a link of a specified website. This tool gives you ideas of charging and paying for a link.
Yahoo Web rank tool determines the importance and ranking of your website in Yahoo search results. It is one of those webmaster tools that Yahoo offers to SEO Optimizers.
Domain Statistics Tool gathers search related information about you and your competitor’s domain. This tool includes statistical results such as Alexa Traffic Rank, Age of Domain, Yahoo Web rank and other information about domain.
Discover the most successful sites on the web by keyword, category or country using Alexa Ranking Tool. Alexa is one of the most popular webmaster tools used by web developers. It determines the Alexa Traffic Rankings based on different topics. It assembles browsing behavior and then sends the report to the site where it is analyzed.
Domain Support Tools
27. Domain Tools
Domain Tools has the most comprehensive collection of domain ownership records in the world. It gives you some important information about domain names, such as creation date, owner of domain, expiration date, domain servers etc. This tool has some exciting features which can help you finding a correct domain name for your website.
28. Ajax Whois
Ajax Whois is a lucid Ajax- bases domain search which enables to trace a particular domain name. Just enter a domain name and it will show whether it is available or not, in a flash. It is effective and an easy to use tool.
DnScoop helps you in determining the value of a particular domain name based on various statistical numbers such as number of links pointing to the domain, site traffic and other factors. This helps you in the process of knowing the worth of a domain name. In case a domain name is for sale, then you can check whether the price asked for that domain is fair enough or not.
30. Domain Age Tool
Domain Age Tool gives you the approximate age of any website on the internet. You just need to enter the URL, and it will display the age of your website. It helps you determine the age of your competitor’s domain. This is important from SEO perspective because old domains have leverage in search engine rankings.
Domain name checker helps you in searching for an appropriate domain name for your website, along with finding information about a particular domain.
Domain Name Generators
These tools give you a list of domain names based on your entered keywords/phrases. Selecting a correct domain name is the one of the most important steps for SEO techniques. These tools provide you with a list of available domains on internet.
Domainr is one of the most important webmaster tools, if you are looking for a domain name that ends with .com, .org, .net Top Level Domains. It helps you find a TLD’s for your website. Just enter the domain name which you want and it will display whether it is available or not.
To get a high rank in search engine results, you need to have a domain name that contains keyword of your context. Keyword-Rich Domain Suggestion Tool helps you find domain names that are rich in keywords. TLD names with rich keyword content are very helpful for Search Engine Optimization.
Dot-o-mator is a domain name generator tool that helps you generate domain names based on the suffixes and prefixes (rich in keyword) entered by the user. It makes use of category of prefixes and suffixes to suggest site names for you. It also contains a Web 2.0 Domain Name Generator that generates “Web 2.0” names.
BustAName is a complete package tool that helps you find domain names. It makes use of linguistic data to assist you in the process of searching of domain names. It also gives you a list of alternate words for your search which you can use in your folders. This tool provides you with a list of unused domains which can be sorted according to the user for easy viewing. Very few webmaster tools have video tutorial to get a better feel of the product, and BustAName is one of those.
Domize is an Ajax based search engine with high speed capability to check for your domain name. It also contains a widget which you can use on your website to provide your users a domain name search engine. It also furnishes an iPhone app for instant domain searching.
To have a refined and a customized search on your domain name, DomainsBot is the best place you can be. It has a very useful “Advanced Feature” which lets you provide restrictions on the domain name search results. Restriction on domain name characters length and presence of hyphen (-) is allowed in customized search.
StuckDomains is a very interesting tool which gives you a list of expired domain names which have not been renewed by their previous owners. This gives you an chance of giving your website an appropriate domain name.
Nameboy is one of the most popularly used webmaster tools for finding a domain name. You are required to enter a primary and a secondary word that best describes the theme of your website. The tool will then suggest you a list of domain names based on your input. It has a “Rhyme” feature that suggest you domain names that rhymes with your entered words.
Website owners want their domain names to be short and sleek. This has two advantages. One, the user can type can it quickly on their browser and, second is that they are very easy to remember. Dyoo.com helps you finding 4 letter domain names which are quite sufficient to keep your URL crisp.
Monitoring website popularity
While building up a site, it is very important to know the popularity of other competitor sites that belong to your genre. This helps you in taking up important development and design related decisions for your website. If you know about your competition, then it will be easy on your part to design such a website that can overcome your competition. Here are some splendid tools with which you can monitor website’s popularity. You can either check yours or of your competitors. Depending on the results you can take important steps for your website.
Yahoo! Site Explorer gives you an insight of particular aspects of URL. It has a special “In Links” feature which gives information about the number of sites that are linked to the entered URL. It is a very efficient tool to determine the popularity of a website.
Compete is a web analytics tool that gives detailed information about a particular site. The information consists of web traffic details, approximate number of unique visitors, etc. It gives us a lot of information about the website.
43. Quant cast
Quant cast is an average kind of a measuring tool to measure the popularity of a website. It gives us website traffic stats by a scripting process where you place a script in your webpages. Data can be extracted only from quantified websites.
Alexa is the most popular tool amongst all the other webmaster tools to measure a site’s traffic. This site is extremely popular and trusted in website ranking business. It collects the traffic data from all the websites and then provides a rank to your website. One can find the number of views, number of unique visitors and many other important data.
45. Feed Compare
One of the various ways of calculating the popularity of the website is by tracking the RSS feed subscribers. Feed Compare tool enables you to see the courses of subscribership from different websites.
46. Quark base
Quark base is a total tool that provides you elaborate information about a particular website. It has a “social popularity’ feature that determines the website’s popularity in social networking sites like Twitter, Digg, etc.
Technorati is undoubtedly, the world’s best blog search engine. Covering over 128 million blogs around the world, you can view the ranks of various blogs and hence its popularity. Blogging Central gives you a list of top 100 blogs. A blog’s rank is determined by the number of websites that link to that blog.
Cubestat gives us the monetary equivalent of a website. It gives you information about website’s popularity and the number of page views per day. It estimates the monetary value of the website in U.S dollars. This is calculated by using the number of ads in the website and the number of clicks it gets per day. Higher the monetary value, higher will be the popularity.
49. Website Outlook
It falls in the same old range of webmaster tools which determines a website’s popularity. Website Outlook gives daily page views and monetary value of the website.
Tools for Evaluating a Web Design
Web designing is an important phase in the development of a website. It should be done according to your viewers’ requirement. An effective web design is one which can attract the user and can make him stay in your website. Not only content but also the web page layout, loading time, images etc. should be optimized to glue visitors to your site. A proper web design with a nice, fresh content greatly decreases the bounce rate of a website. If the user is unsatisfied with your page, then he/she will definitely leave, and the leaving process will be quicker. These factors can make or break your website.
Here are some of the tools which can help you analyze and optimize your web page designs. Depending on their results, make necessary changes to grab a high traffic and a low bounce rate.
51. Crazy Egg
Crazy Egg is one of the most democratically used webmaster tools in internet. This tool gives you a lot of options to examine your visitors and their behavior. These options include features such as Confetti which enables you to watch where your visitors are clicking on your website depending on their operating system and physical location. Overlay gives you data on each element of your page. Scroll map shows how far down the web page people are scrolling. Once you know this, you can place your ads accordingly, to hold your visitor’s interest.
Clickdensity is a complete package of web page utilities where you can get a lot of information about a website. The tool displays Heat maps- where visitors click most, Hover maps- places on the webpage where visitors move their cursor but do not click. This tool lets you improve various page elements on your website. Free version of this tool lets you monitor just one page and one site. So it would be better if you would choose your landing page.
ClickTale gives you a large amount of data which displays how visitors use your website. Varied information such as average time taken by a user to click on a link, hover to click ratio, hesitation rate of the user on a particular link and many more is provided by this tool. Most interesting feature about this tool is that gives you charts and reports of your visitor’s monitor sizes to help you with your page layout for visitors who give high traffic to your website.
Clicky is one of the most reliable webmaster tools. Its reliability is proven by the fact that over 513,866 websites depends on Clicky Web Analytics to monitor and analyze visitor traffic to their website. It provides real time statistics data about visitors. Its most interesting feature is called Spy with real-time tracking which tracks user actions on the webpage.
Tools to Help You Analyze a Web Host
To keep a check on your web hosting provider, use these tools which can assist you in analyzing the correct functioning of web hosts. Supervise your hosting provider with some of these popular tools.
55. DN Sstuff
DN Sstuff is one of the most popular web hosting tools which provides you a lot of sub-tools which gives you a significant data about a web host. Country IP Range, RFC Lookup, Traceroute etc. are some of the free DNS tools. Some of the tools are free of cost, but some professional and standard tools come at a nominal fee.
As the name implies, Who is Hosting This gives you the name of the web host of a particular site. You just need to input the name of the site, and the name of the hosting provider will appear on the screen. If you know about a site which have not yet faced any problems, then it’s better to get hosted with that web hosting provider.
Netcraft is an analytics and a data company which offers a wide array of services from hosting provider server to anti-phishing. It gives sufficient information about a host provider of a particular domain. Simply type in the domain name and it will give you IP address, server information and sometimes a reboot graph. Albeit the site is very effective but some its results and data are very outdated. Recent updates are provided on the main page. Some hosting providers pay to the company to be on the “best” list, therefore cross check the names obtained once again from any other site.
Various information, that will help you examine a web hosting provider, can be obtained from the utilities and tools provided in this site. Visual Trace Route features locate a domain’s web host. Whois Look up precisely gives you the name of web host. Similar helpful tools are provided in YouGetSignal to make use of.
Tools to Develop Faster Web Pages
Faster web page is one the most talked about concern in web site industry. These tools help web developers to have a bird eye view of their work, according to which they can alter their work.
YSlow analyzes web pages and suggest ways to improve their performance based on a set of rules for high performance web pages. Web pages are graded upon the base of three predefined rule set. It offers suggestions for improving web page’s performance. It also display statistics about the web page.
Fiddler is a HTTP debugging tool which provides information ultimately can help you in determining the ingoing and outgoing traffic. Customization is one of the strong points of Fiddler. User can use fiddler according to his own way. It provides innumerable debugging and reporting features.
Very few webmaster tools help to know the interaction of various page elements in a page, and Cuzillion is one of them. It helps you in the process of modification, correction, checking of a web page. It shows you possible places on the page where you can face difficulties. It is a very useful site for web designers.
Monitor.us is a web based service that supplies large number of free tools with which you can monitor websites, servers and visitors. Various data about your website along with numerical statistics is displayed using Monitor.us. Timely automated benchmarks can be created to check the growth of your website, after you have done any changes.
This straightforward tool allow you to visualize web components as they’re being downloaded. It latches onto your browser, so all you have to do is navigate to the desired site with the IBM Page Detailer open. Clicking on a web page component opens a window with the relevant details associated with the IBM Page Detailer.
Pylot is a web performance tool which utilizes HTTP load tests to know about the performance of your site. The main problem with this tool arises in the fact that you need to have python on your system for its correct functioning. Nevertheless, you need not know the language to use Pylot. But you need to know XML to create testing arenas.
Load.inprovides approximate 50 server locations around the world to try out loading speeds on. The first run retrieves the loading speed for a random location. The next ones can be set by country and browser type. As the test completes, you also get snapshots of the webpage at various points on a timeline. The loading time also displays the individual loading times of each site element in a waterfall chart.
Wbox is user friendly HTTP testing software which operates on majority of OS platforms so that large number of users can make use of this. Various sequential requests are send out at definite intervals of time for the purpose if stress testing. Data can be analyzed regarding server’s file compression using HTTP compression command.
OctaGate Site Timer is an uncomplexed , easy to use utility that evaluates the time it requires to download all the material on any web page. The total amount of time required for the whole process (server request, connection establishment, start of download, end of download) is calculated.
Web Page Analyzer helps you determine a page’s performance. It gives you information on total page weight, number of HTTP requests, object sizes and much more. It can even calculate the average download time required by your web page on different connections.
With Site-Perf.com, get an accurate and a realistic estimation of your sites loading speed. It also helps you gather various data such as , page errors, bottlenecks, server data and more.
Tools for Evaluating Web Design Accessibility
Web Design Accessibility is a much neglected part in a web page development. The advantages of web accessibility are that the content will be available to a wider audience, clear and semantic code and better indexing of your webpage in a search engine query.
Firefox Accessibility Extension uses Firefox toolbar to provide many features. Compliancy of images and links can be checked using this tool. Third party apps such as WC3 HTML Validator and Link Checker is also supported.
aDesigner is very helpful software that simulates your website to produce a result ensuring that your content and applications are accessible and usable by visually impaired. One of its various important features is that it gives a detailed report of applications on web page according to the standards of web accessibility.
EvalAccess is a web based service dedicated completely to website’s accessibility. One can either input a domain name or can type the source code directly. It compares your set up with WCAG 1.0( Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) and after this, it gives you a list of errors and breakdown with different priority levels.
WebAnywhere is a browser based service which simulates a web page as it is navigated.
Web Accessibility Inspector examines the accessibility of the website and points out to any important problems which affect elderly and visually impaired people. Greatly helps the website to reach out to a larger audience.
Vischeck is an awesome web service that lets web designers see a picture or a webpage as it would occur to a person suffering from color blindness. They can now modify their web page content and color format keeping in mind about color blinded people.
Accessibility Color Wheel lets you choose the appropriate font and background color for your website.
Colour Contrast Analyzer is a fire fox extension that checks all the elements for the color contrast in the document object model to ensure all the content can be viewed by people with ailments like color blindness and other visual-impairments
TAW checks compatibleness of websites with respect to WCAG 1.0. It also shows potential trouble spots on the site itself. Clicking on these trouble spots will give you a much detailed report about those errors.
AChecker – Accessibility Checker Toolbar is an open source accessibility evaluation tool that was developed in 2009 by the Inclusive Design Research Centre of the University of Toronto. Using this tool, the user can submit a web page via its URL or by uploading its HTML file and can subsequently select which guidelines to evaluate it against, namely the HTML Validator.
Server & Network Monitoring Tools
Here are some of the server and monitoring tools to help you get maximum system uptime.
Monit monitors your site. It also takes remedial actions in case of any danger. For multiple servers monitoring, use M/Monit. It has recently launched its iPhone version.
Ganglia is a software that is used to manage large clumps of computer. It can give an overview of the all the computers that are present in the cluster.
Munin takes care of the the system performance parameters. It can produce reports, monitor core system resources like disk, space, memory etc. and various server applications such as Squid, Apache etc. It can be installed as a plugin to monitor your system.
Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed to harness the power of RRD tools data storage and graphing functionality. It produces a graph to overview your system. You are able to select and zoom into required regions on your graph.
Nagios is high quality industry standard IT infrastructure monitoring software. Even though this software is tough to install but it has some high standard features and provides a wide array of alert options.
An IT monitoring tool, Zabbix, with great visualization features such as zooming, mapping and user defined views. It has multiple alert features like sms and audio beeps.
87. Zenoss Thi
Zenoss Thi is the open source version of its commercial counterpart which is an exclusive monitoring tool called as Zenoss Enterprise. This software is written in Python. Many Nagios plugins can be uses in Zenoss Thi. It is a lucid software but very effective.
Argus monitors and controls network services that support both IPv4 and IPv6. After sending an alert once, if care is not taken, then it resends the alert to someone else.
Essential Firefox Add-ons for Web Designers
Almost all web designers, developers and software fancier prefer Mozilla Firefox as their default browser. This is because of the tremendously increasing popularity of Firefox. Firefox provides an excellent browsing experience and also a ton of add-ons for better user experience. Here are some of the add-ons that may come in handy for web designers and web developers.
89. Web Developer
This web developer tool from Firefox helps to improve the web page functioning. In order to check the CSS attributes of a page, and which styles are affected by them, there is an option for checking the CSS styles of the page.
SeoQuake provides the most effective use of the web pages as search engines. Plentiful of SEO- based choices are provided in the Seo Bar. SeoQuake also helps in identification of problems related in search engine listings in web pages.
91. Window Resizer
Window Resizer is used to test the web pages for different screen resolutions and sizes. Better action and accuracy is seen is Firefox. It helps you to view the pages for different resolution sizes. Web designers can change their resolutions and layouts depending on the result to reach to a larger number of audiences carrying different portable resolution varying devices.
FireShot is used to take screenshot of web pages. Editing and annotation is also allowed with the tools provided in this Fireshot. This feature comes in handy when the screenshot is to be used in a portfolio.
ColorZilla is an extra ordinary tool which helps a web designer decides the colors which can be applied on the web page. You can also take screenshots of web pages using ColorZilla.
FireFTP aids in faster uploading of files to a server. FTP applications and functions are assisted using this add-on.
96. IE Tab
IE Tab makes the switching process between Firefox and IE engines easier with just a button click, thereby making this add-on very useful for web creator. It offers simple solution for verification of web pages when they are viewed by different browsers.
97. Palette Grabber
Palette Grabber produces themes in the color of the web pages that can be sent to commonly use graphic editors such as GIMP, Photoshop, and Fireworks etc.
98. Total Validator
Total Validator is an all in one solution for web designers and developers. Its features include verification of links, HTML validation, and screen shot capturing. It also does accessibility validation and spell checking (in five languages). Most of the browsers are compatible with this tool.
Modification of a web page requires the best webmaster tools and Platypus is one of them. It uses Greasemonkey script as a partner in the category of WYSIWYG. Most of its functions refer to different variations in the viewing of the web page.
100. Page Diff
Page Diff is an add-on which is used to view the HTML source code differences between the web pages. This function is of great help to developers and web designers. Different debugging issues regarding code irregularities can be solved using this tool.
Aardvark aims at helping front end web developers. It allows you to work with different web page elements and providing a lot of view options such as removing them from web pages or color changes (as required for web page prints).
Tools for Multi-Monitor Computer Set-ups
Using a single primary monitor to work upon will lead to a decrease in productivity. Web designers and developers need to use multi monitor to increase their working speed. Multi-tasking is an attribute which should be acquired by most of the web designers and developers. On one screen they can work upon the programs and on the other they can be socially connected to social networking sites. Open source tools and softwares are provided which can help you to get the power of multi-display set ups.
Synergy is the most powerful open source software used for monitor sharing. It enables multi-monitor workstations to share a single keyboard and mouse between various displays. It is possible to make the cursor move of the edge of one of the display into another adjacent display. It enables you to copy and paste between various displays using a single virtual clipboard. After a screensaver mode a password is required to unlock all the screens. Typing into one monitor can trigger all the others to unlock.
103. Input Director
The use of a single mouse and a keyboard to multiple monitors is enabled using Input Director. Networked computers are used in this manner. One just has to move the cursor from one monitor screen to the other to make it active. It is very handy software for professionals who prefer multi-tasking.
UltraMon is a utility for multiple monitor systems. It has a supporting capacity of 10 monitors. A single setting change in one monitor will change the settings in all the monitors. Settings can be saved and predefined in order to increase the workflow speed. Secondary monitors when not in use, can be switched off to conserve energy and power.
Multi Monitor Mouse is a widget that helps you to use a single mouse for multiple monitor which are connected to a single computer. Speed up your interactions with your monitor screens with increased speed. Use only a single mouse to monitor each of your screens.
106. Multimon Taskbar
Now, organize applications through multiple computer screens more effectively and easily. A move to monitor button is provided to move your cursor from one monitor screen to another. Multiple copy and pasting can be done among networked computers with Multimon.
Tools for Evaluating Web page Design Colors
Readability is an important factor to be considered while designing web pages. For a good readability, you need to have better colors for your design. Vision deficiencies such as color blindness should be taken care of while designing web pages (ensuring that your page is viewable to color blinded people). Awesome tools are provided for adjusting color, brightness, readability and accessibility in the following list.
107. Check My Colors
Check My Colors is an excellent tool to check your website’s foreground and background color. W3C’s recommended luminosity contrast ratio and color brightness is used as a benchmark to check various elements of the page. It gives you a detailed report of your entered URL site. After viewing these results, designers may opt to make some alterations.
108. Color Oracle
Color Oracle is a simulator which lets you view the pages in the same manner as it would be viewed by people suffering from color blindness. This software is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, thereby reaching out to a large number of audiences.
Colour Contrast Visualiser visualizes appropriate color combinations for your web page using Adobe AIR desktop application. This tool is worth having when you are in the design phase of your projects and are concerned about web accessibility.
Color contrast of a design can be checked by converting it into gray scale and identifying the areas which are difficult to read. Graybit does exactly the same. It converts web pages into gray scale, and hence helps the designers to identify the readability problems.
Tools for Monitoring Your Site’s Uptime
Internet users will never come back to a site where they have faced accessibility problems. User who experience constant access problems with the content of your site will most probably not come back. Low up times is a bad news for web applications because this means that users are less confident about your product. Constant accessibility of applications and websites is essential for you to maintain a decent traffic on your website. We provide you a list of free tools and applications to keep an eye on your website.
111. Host Trakcer
Host Tracker is a remote uptime monitoring service. This means that the service tests some specified sites at particular defined time intervals. A quick email notification will be sent to you with all the detailed description of the problems. Alert notifications can also be send to SMS or AIM.
112. Site 24×7
It is a website monitoring service which also supervises about your web servers and web host. Site 24×7 tests uptime from various global locations to check that your site is available from all across the world.
113. Are My Sites Up?
Are My Sites Up is a simple web tool which informs you when your site go down. You can enter 5 sites at a time for verification. Quick email and SMS alerts are send in case of any problems. Checking is done 25 times a day.
A not so extra ordinary website, Montastic, keeps a constant track of your site’s availability. Alert notifications are send in case of any mishappening.
Tools for Web-based Collaboration
Now handle your files and documents online with the following tools, where you can create, edit and mail documents online. These are very effective and collaborative tools by which you can take your computers online.
115. Google Docs
Google Docs is an excellent online collaboration application. Now you can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online with Google Docs. To start off with Google docs, you first need to create a Google account for logging into Google Docs.
Sixty is a simple white boarding application which lets you upload your web pages you have created online. Others can comment on the uploaded on page.
Project2Manage is a free online collaborative application tool which is very helpful in case of projects. It allows you to remain, up-to-date on your task and connected with your team.
Bubbl.us is simple web application service which lets you brainstorm online. This can be termed as an online collaborative brainstorming. This site can create mind maps and can send them to your team members via email or by uploading it on your web page.
Thinkature is an amazing, free web collaboration tool.It will help you visually communicate through chat, drawing, or grabbing content from around the web. Its flexibility allows you to dictate how you want to utilize it.
Web-based Image Editors
These are online image editors to give your image a new look and feel. They can be very useful to create website compatible images which enrich and enhance your website. You can edit and upload your images from anywhere. All you need is a decent browser and an internet connection.
Pixlr is a simple flash based image editor. It is a very easy use tool which provides a lot of options to play with your images. You can integrate these images into your blog, website or any other web application. Pixlr is just a lower version of Photoshop.
Lot of features is included in Splashup. Most attractive thing about Splashup is that it integrates services like Flickr, Picasa and Facebook. You can insert layers, effects and a variety of filters in this tool.
Phoenix is one of the most popular webmaster tools which are used in case web image editing. Variety of options and features are provided with which you can create some dominating effects on your page. You can go through online tutorials before you get your hands into it.
Simple photo editing such as cropping, resizing, rotating, is done with the help of pixer.us which is an online based image editor. Save your edited images with number of formats like JPG, GIF, BMP etc.
FotoFlexer is just another online image editing tool which tons and tons of features. It integrates from a number of photo sharing web services such as Facebook, MySpace, Picasa, Flickr, photobukcet etc.
CSS Formatting and Optimization using Web-Based Tools
CSS files can enlarge very quickly, with reference to both dimensions and size. Here is a collection of some web based free wares which are CSS optimizers, code formatter and validation services.
CSS optimizer acts as a compression tool which takes style sheets as input and gives us the compact version of it. Either you can upload your CSS files, or you can enter the URL of your web page. There is also a third option of entering the CSS files. Standardized outputs will be provided for inputted files.
127. Clean CSS
Clean CSS is another CSS formatter and optimizer in which you can enter the compression level and can also alter compression options. The tool provides you with you with a detailed report with all the information regarding the changes that has been done on the page.
Two different forms of CSS are available – Regular form and the second is a more advanced form. There is a strip comment option which allows you to remove or strip comments which are greater than a certain size limit. You can also select the type of compression which you prefer in CSS Drive.
129. CSS menu generator
CSS Menu generator is an online based CSS Menu builder. It can be used to make your CSS look professional. You can create your online menu using DHTML and CSS. You can either select from a bunch of readymade styles or you can create a one of your own.
130. Webmaster Toolkit
Webmaster toolkit is collective tool for all the different webmaster tools. This site contains huge pool of free tools and resources.