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Microsoft FrontPage 2002
One of the most ingenious Hit Counters I've seen yet! And talk about customized? I can only say Wow! Thanks Josie!
(Opens in a New Window. Just close the Window when you're done.)

1st Page 2000 - 1st Page 2000 is a professional HTML editing software which lets you create great websites fast! The visually appealing program comes bundled with over 450+ Javascripts and supports all the latest web languages. Over 3+ million downloads!* This program has been recommended for several years now by many web sites, magazines and newsletters, and it's free! They have recently done a complete overhaul of their web site and it looks awesome! Check out the program Overview, Features List, links to numerous Beginner's Tutorials, and their own Forums. They also have a Developers Network with Articles and Tutorials, Webmaster Tools, and more. This is a MUST SEE SITE and MUST HAVE TOOL! 07/30/2003

AnyBrowser.com - Your Source for Browser Compatibility Verification.* Want to know what your web site will look like at different sizes without having to resize your monitor's settings? Try their online Screen Size Tester! 02/20/2004

Browsershots.org - Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. It is a free open-source online service created by Johann C. Rocholl. When you submit your web address, it will be added to the job queue. A number of distributed computers will open your website in their browser. Then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server here.* 02/05/2007

Builder.com - Builder.com is the most insightful new software development site on the Web. Created by developers, for developers, Builder.com brings software developers fresh, real-world perspective on topics from programming to architecture to management. Builder.com will improve the way developers work with the information, tools, and services to help them conquer the challenges they face everyday in real-world development.* 05/18/2003

CGI.ResourceIndex.com - The Name Says It All! The CGI Resource Index.*

Crimson Editor - Crimson Editor is a professional source code editor for Windows. - This program is not only fast in loading time, but also small in size (so small that it can be copied in one floppy disk).

While it can serve as a good replacement for Notepad, it also offers many powerful features for programming languages such as HTML, C/C++, Perl and Java.
* 02/28/2006

FCKeditor - This HTML text editor brings to the web much of the power of desktop editors like MS Word. It's lightweight and doesn't require any kind of installation on the client computer.* 08/30/2007

Google Page Creator - BETA - Google Page Creator is a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just minutes.* 02/28/2006

JavaScript Source - The JavaScript Source is an excellent JavaScript resource with tons of "cut and paste" JavaScript examples for your Web pages. All for free!* Obviously they have a lot of JavaScripts. ;-)

MAX's HTML Beauty++ 2004 - MAX's HTML Beauty++ 2004 is advanced HTML editor that can edit as many files at a time as you want, plus it has advanced customizable syntax highlighting, undo / redo, drag & drop editing, right-click tag editing, extended find & replace, template support, project management, auto updating code snippets, code library, tag case changing capability, spelling & grammar check and more... There are also 28 Tag Designers for almost every HTML tag, a Power Toolbar that contains almost all HTML tags, Built-In Image Browser / Viewer with GIF Optimize function and ability to convert images to WBMP image format which is used by WAP-compatible mobile phones, Built-In JavaScript Beauty Scripts (rollovers, slideshows, etc.), Built-In Support for HTML TIDY, Internal Preview using Internet Explorer and Mozilla and much more...* 09/27/2005

nms - nms is a set of CGI scripts that are intended as drop-in replacements for the scripts at Matt's Script Archive. Matt's Script Archive has been on the web since 1995. It is a repository of CGI scripts written in Perl by a programmer called Matt Wright. MSA is probably the most popular repository of CGI scripts currently available on the internet.*

Nvu - A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.

Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap.  Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.
* 09/27/2005

Rico - An open-source JavaScript library for creating rich internet applications. Rico provides full Ajax support, drag and drop management and a cinematic effects library.* 02/05/2007

SuperbScripts.com - Your Source for Powerful CGI Scripts and Web-based Programming Knowledge!*

Typetester - The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its’ primary role is to make web designer’s life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated.

Technical details - Typetester’s code structure is XHTML, styled with the finest CSS and driven by the JavaScript for manipulating DOM structures. Typetester will not work without JavaScript enabled.
* 02/24/2007

VisiBone.com - You can learn it. You can use it. But first you really oughta see it. I take great joy in the hope you'll find these printed references and free online resources gratuitously useful in your web design adventures, with Color, HTML, and Style Sheets. Bob Stein* Bob Stein is truly a professional who cares about his customers. He has responded personally to every e-mail I have sent including when I recently purchased his new Color KiloChart and his HTML Foldout Charts. His level of caring and concern for his customers is amazing! He realizes that his customers are important to him and his business and treats everyone with a respect that is rarely seen anymore. The products themselves are created with care and professionalism and are a treat to own. Don't just take my word for it, see what Others Had to Say about his products! I only wish I had purchased them sooner. Way To Go Bob! Last, but not least, you really should check out his Links Page!

Web Designer’s FREElance Toolbox for Windows - Digital Web Magazine - Freelancing for an extra thick wad of greenbacks to pad your back pocket is every Web designer’s dream. ...snip... But more than likely, your greatest obstacle is money.* 06/22/2005

Designing Articles, News & Tutorials

Basics of HTML and HTML Tutorials, References and Resources by Jim Eshelman.

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse - A joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, and George Washington School of Law clinics.

Do you know your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum? If so, this site is for you.

Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities. We are excited about the new opportunities the Internet offers individuals to express their views, parody politicians, celebrate their favorite movie stars, or criticize businesses. But we've noticed that not everyone feels the same way. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some individuals and corporations are using intellectual property and other laws to silence other online users. Chilling Effects encourages respect for intellectual property law, while frowning on its misuse to "chill" legitimate activity.
* 07/15/2004

Comprehensive guide to .htaccess - I am sure that most of you have heard of htaccess, if just vaguely, and that you may think you have a fair idea of what can be done with an htaccess file. You are more than likely mistaken about that, however. Regardless, even if you have never heard of htaccess and what it can do for you, the intention of this tutorial is to get you two moving along nicely together.

If you have heard of htaccess, chances are that it has been in relation to implementing custom error pages or password protected directories. But there is much more available to you through the marvelously simple .htaccess file.
* 04/01/2006

css-discuss.org - css-discuss is a mailing list devoted to talking about CSS and ways to use it in the real world; in other words, practical uses and applications. While theory and ideas for the future are interesting, they do interfere with our mission to help people get the most out of CSS today, so we tend not to spend a lot of time on theory. There are other lists and groups for that sort of thing anyway.

The list sports a very large membership and strong sense of community. This particular community is welcoming of new members, but remember that any large group of people who have been around for a while will have evolved a set of mores and limits. If you plan to join us, please read the list policies before you make your first post. And seriously consider a look through the list archives to see if your question has already been addressed. We're usually pretty tolerant of repeated topics as long as they're spread out over time, but if you ask the same question someone else asked two days ago, you're unlikely to get many responses.

We do our best to help newcomers to CSS and old hands alike, and many fascinating techniques and tricks, some of them documented in articles for respected industry publications, have come out of the list discussion. If you're interested in using CSS in today's browsers, and you want to be a better CSS author, then this list is very definitely for you.
* 04/30/2006

CSS Play by Stu Nicholls - Because my site deals with experimental CSS that is exactly what you get JUST CSS, no javascript or any other programming language has been used in any of the demonstrations.* 05/01/2006

CSS Zen Garden - A demonstration of what can be accomplished visually through CSS-based design. - There is clearly a need for CSS to be taken seriously by graphic artists. The Zen Garden aims to excite, inspire, and encourage participation. To begin, view some of the existing designs in the list. Clicking on any one will load the style sheet into this very page. The code remains the same, the only thing that has changed is the external .css file. Yes, really.

CSS allows complete and total control over the style of a hypertext document. The only way this can be illustrated in a way that gets people excited is by demonstrating what it can truly be, once the reins are placed in the hands of those able to create beauty from structure. To date, most examples of neat tricks and hacks have been demonstrated by structurists and coders. Designers have yet to make their mark. This needs to change.
* 08/26/2004

Digital Bigotry - by Chris Leeds, MVP, WPD - Being a long time FrontPage user and fan, I’ve come across a lot of what I refer to as “digital bigotry.” This is a condition or affliction where a person who uses and likes a particular type of software looks down on, talks down to, and ultimately thinks less of, the user of a different or competing software or technology.* 12/29/2005

Digital Web Magazine - Digital Web Magazine is an online magazine intended for professional web designers, web developers and information architects. The magazine consists primarily of work contributed by web authors, as well as by others who occasionally delve into the web realm. We put emphasis on and provide recognition for contributed work. The Magazine is recognized by nearly all of the major web design agencies in the industry.*  CSS Articles: CSS 101 - Typography and White Space, Keep CSS Simple, Separating Behavior and Presentation, Separating Content from Presentation, Web Page Reconstruction with CSS, Cascading Style Sheets, Promise vs. Reality, and a Look to the Future, Converting a Page to CSS, Search Engine Optimization (SEO). 08/13/2004

dmoz.org - The Open Directory Project (ODP) is the most comprehensive human edited directory of the Web, compiled by a vast global community of volunteer editors. The ODP powers core directory services for some the most popular portals and search engines on the Web, including AOL Search, Netscape Search, Google, Lycos, DirectHit, and HotBot, and hundreds of others.

The ODP is 100% free.  There is no cost to submit a site or to use our data.  Anyone can download and use ODP data at no cost provided they comply with the ODP's free license agreement and attribution.  Also, there is no cost associated with listing and submitting sites.
Top: Computers: Internet  (38,964)* 06/02/2003

Search Open Directory

EchoEcho.Com - EchoEcho.Com is your one stop free help site for all things web related. "It's easy to explain simple things so they seem to be complex...to explain complex things so they seem easy - that's the real challenge!"* Bob Moon, from the TMF Webmaster's Corner said, "I found this site while looking for tutorials on css. It has a lot of basic reference info, free tools, free resources, and tutorials. Some of the tutorials may be too beginnerish for some here, but I found the one on css very easy to follow."* Thanks for the link Bob, wonderful site!! 08/26/2004

Evolt.org - Evolt.org is a world community for web developers, promoting the mutual free exchange of ideas, skills and experiences.

What "evolt" means: "evolt" combines the best elements of evolution, revolution, with a bit of voltage thrown in for good measure. "evolt" embodies our goals and enthusiasm!
* You've GOT to Check Out their Web Browser List! 07/16/2003

Evolution of Cross-Browser Web Coding - Before there was high speed Internet, let alone high speed wireless Internet, there was really only one browser; Netscape Navigator. Yes other browsers existed but so many people used Netscape that it was not cost effective to bother developing for anything else. Further the trend was that services like AOL were adopting Netscape anyway. But as time went on two things happened that changed this easy to develop for model; new browsers such as Internet Explorer were released, and differing opinions on how to implement the HTML DOM model as well as client side scripting languages such as JavaScript and how they interacted with DOM. Thus, the need for "Cross-Browser Coding," which is the ability for web pages to be viewed in multiple browsers.* Read the Full Article and then check out the "cross platform coding resources, and informational links"* offered. Thank you for the recommendation for the link Mandy!! 07/15/2009

Floatutorial - Floatutorial takes you through the basics of floating elements such as images, drop caps, next and back buttons, image galleries, inline lists and multi-column layouts.* 02/01/2006

HTMLGoodies.com - It's an online magazine. They have a great Getting Started Tutorial here with a beginner's guide on The Basics. Here's their Master List of Tutorials they have available online. And here's their Reference Pieces that discuss other topics.

ihelpyou, Inc. - Website Design and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - It's not enough to get a good rank on your keyword phrases in the search engines. That rank does you no good if your visitors leave your website without doing anything. We are a full service search engine marketing company with emphasis on SEO.*

A Fellow TMF Webmaster's Corner Fool, captainccs, says, "Just a page title, heading, and content & links. - Those happen to be the four most important elements for Google! :) For help with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) visit: www.ihelpyou.com/forums - That's where I learned the stuff."* 08/13/2006

Internet Related Technologies.org - About IRT, Articles, Knowledgebase, Resources, Software Reviews, Site Map - Have an Active Server Pages, Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) and Aural CSS, ColdFusion, Dynamic HTML, HTML, Java, JavaScript, VBScript, Extensible Markup Language (XML), question? Can't find it in the FAQs? Ask irt.org A Question, but there is a warning on that page, "WARNING: If you ask a question that already appears within the FAQ Knowledge Base, then your question might be ignored. It is strongly recommended that you use the following search form to search the entire irt.org site before asking a question."* An awesome MUST SEE site! Thanks to kimflournoy at TMF for the link! 06/02/2003

Numion - SiteSpeed - SiteSpeed is a PHP script for your website. It will measures the speed of your website and displays the results in 7 comprehensive graphs. How long do your visitors have to wait? Is your webserver becoming slower? Are your pages too big? Is your website fast even for remote visitors? Install SiteSpeed and find out.* 08/13/2004

PHP logo - PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. If you are new to PHP and want to get some idea of how it works, try the introductory tutorial. After that, check out the online manual, and the example archive sites and some of the other resources available in the links section.* Don't forget to check the PHP FAQs page, PHP Sites page, and, if you so desire, customize the PHP site with the My PHP.net page. 11/27/2004

Pixel2life.com - Pixel2life.com is the internet’s largest tutorial index catering to graphic designers, webmasters and programmers, with 20,455 tutorials listed in 77 categories! We also feature a massive and diversified community with 18,078 registered members that participate on our Forums. P2L is also the provider of many additional resources to our members and guests, such as articles, programming script and code gallery, hardware reviews, free graphics and stock photography and much more! You can check out our Resouce Center for a complete listing.

In operation since December of 2003, Pixel2life has grown to be one of the leading authorities on tutorial indexing and searching, and we continue to add innovative new features and products to make the learning experience that much easier for our users. Our goal is to allow our guests and members find the resources they need as quickly and accurately as possible, while still taking part in the community environment and making new friends and contacts.

Webmasters also benefit from our website by receiving a large initial influx of traffic for every accepted tutorial they submit, and continue to receive traffic from that tutorial as long as it stays in the index. Some websites have received hundreds of thousands of unique visitors just by listing with us! Best of all, it’s totally free, no membership is required, and there’s no requirement to link back to us (although we always appreciate it when folks link to us from their websites).

We hope you enjoy using this site, and we invite you to share your feedback, questions or concerns with us by using our Contact page or dropping a note to us on the Forums.


The P2L Team
* 09/24/2006

Robots.txt Tutorial - Search engines will look in your root domain for a special file named "robots.txt" (http://www.mydomain.com/robots.txt). The file tells the robot (spider) which files it may spider (download).* 02/01/2006

Script Resources - Script Resources (ScriptResources.info) is a Subject Tracer™ Information Blog developed and created by the Virtual Private Library™. It is designed to bring together the latest resources and sources on an ongoing basis from the Internet for scripts and codes listed below. We always welcome suggestions of additional sites and resources to be added to this comprehensive listing...* 02/14/2007

TAKempis Internet Programming - If you're a past visitor to this site, please note that we've made a few changes. TAKempis Internet Programming is no longer in the custom Internet Programming business. However, we will continue to provide the information, support, and Discussion Groups that we have for the latest Microsoft Internet Programming technologies. Please feel free to browse our tutorials, articles, and our Discussion Groups.* 03/23/2004

The Complete List of CSS Tools - There are so many great CSS Tools out there to use!  Please feel free to use this list as the most up to date list on the Internet.* 10/30/2006

ThinkQuest Library - The library contains unique educational web sites that have been created through ThinkQuest competitions and programs. The library currently contains more than 5,000 web sites to search and surf. Built by kids for kids to use and learn. It is also a great place to get ideas for your own project in one of our many programs around the world.* This is a very cool educational web site that is well laid out.

ThinkVitamin - Vitamin is a resource for web designers, developers and entrepreneurs. - The web has undoubtedly entered a new and exciting phase. Designers, developers and entrepreneurs are energized, refueled and producing some mind-blowing projects. The buzz is most definitely back! Vitamin is a brand new online magazine dedicated to that new web industry.

Vitamin will inspire you, teach you, advise you and sometimes test you with its in-depth features, audio interviews, training sessions and reviews.

It's updated every week, and it's free! So whether you just want to get dirty with the code or plan to topple Google with your next cunning web app idea, Vitamin is your new best friend.
* 04/29/2006

W3Schools - Inside W3Schools you will find a large number of free Web building tutorials, from basic HTML and XHTML tutorials, to advanced XML, XSL and WAP tutorials. Our mission is to develop well organized and easy to understand online Web tutorials based on W3C Web standards.* 05/18/2003

Web Design Reference Guide - CSS is all about separating the look of the page out from the underlying structure and content within the HTML. But why stop there?* Wow! There's a LOT of Web Design Info available here! 03/16/2006

Web Developer's Handbook - Numerous links available for just about any web designing topic imaginable! And the Web-Dev-Bookmarks is a list of essential web-sites, tutorials, references and examples (related to CSS Navigation Menus, CSS- & HTML-Techniques, Layouts, Accessibility, Usability, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) etc.), which make the life of web developers easier.

The list includes over 730 manually selected resources, is updated weekly and is compiled by Vitaly Friedman.
* 01/13/2006

Web Developer's Virtual Library of Tutorials for Web Developers - Whether you're a novice just starting out in Web development, or an accomplished HTML hacker seeking to broaden your range, the WDVL Tutorials have something for you - Internet, HTML, CSS, CGI, ASP, PERL, PHP, graphics, Java, JavaScript, DHTML, database, XML, etc... Multiple tutorials in each topic should get you up to speed in no time!* 05/18/2003

Web Dot Magazine by MVP Dave Beauchemin. He has a lot of information about, well, a lot of stuff. :-) 03/23/2004

WebMonkey - The Web Developer's Resource* 11/23/2002

Web Pages That Suck - If you're going to learn how to create a web site, then you should also learn how not to create a site that sucks. This site will teach you what not to do.

WebReference.com - WebReference.com is about the Web and webmastery. From browsing to authoring, HTML to advanced site design, we'll keep you in touch and informed.* The Experts on Graphics is a MUST SEE! Here's the Site Map! 05/18/2003

WebRef.info - A great looking site about different web development languages.

Web Robots Pages - Web Robots are programs that traverse the Web automatically. Some people call them Web Wanderers, Crawlers, or Spiders. These pages have further information about these Web Robots.* 02/01/2006

Websitetips.com - Websitetips.com an educational resource, provides CSS, HTML, and XHTML tutorials, graphics tutorials, articles & tips, information and resources to build or improve your Web site presence. You'll also find over 2,400 annotated resources around the web to HTML, CSS and color charts, font sites, search engine optimization sites, graphics and HTML tutorials and programs, usability and information architecture sites, informative articles, tips, and more.*

WillMaster.com - CSS, HTML Form, JavaScript, etc. Nice site!

DNS Tools

DNSStuff.com - There is currently no cost for the DNS report or the other tests, and it is ad-free. You are free to link directly to this site. The 3,000,000+ hits a month are all sponsored by Computerized Horizons. If you use these tools and need anti-spam or anti-virus software for your mail server, please consider looking at their Declude products. If you want your email filtered for you, consider Spam Soap. Thanks!

Comments? Suggestions for new features? Problems? E-mail us at info@DNSstuff.com. For more tools, see the expert or testbed pages. You may also be interested in our Canadian mirror or backup site. FAQ, media information, linking, and more can be found here.
* I Have never used Computerized Horizons' Declude nor have I used Spam Soap, but considering they're supporting DNSStuff.com, who's offering their services for free, the products are worth checking out.

SamSpade.org - There are many useful tools available at SamSpade.org to allow you to find more information about a specific IP address. Please check the Sam Spade FAQ page for more info and the Sam Spade Tool page for instructions on what the tools do.

Domain Name Info & Web Site Hosting

(I am not an affiliate of any of these web sites even though my web sites are hosted by Modevia.com.)

Domain Name Analyzer is an award winning and free Windows and Mac OS X software for finding the best domain name for your product or business. A large number of people refer to Domain Name Analyzer as the best software for searching domain names.* This was recommended by Jeff Partridge in the Lockergnome IT Professionals ~ April 27, 2004 Newsletter. Domain Punch has quite a few "Powerful and effective domain and site management tools to find good domain names, manage your domain names and monitor the associated web sites.*" that might be worth looking at. I have not used any of these programs, but programs recommended by LockerGnome are usually worth looking into. 04/28/2004

HostCount, the first and only website dedicated to tracking the relative size and performance of web hosting companies algorithmically. So you run a hosting company, and you think you're doing pretty good, right? But how good - and how much better than your competition across town? That's where HostCount comes into play - it displays a relative ranking of just about every hosting company in the world. On top of that, HostCount lets you quickly see how the market is changing - growing or shrinking, and what trends are starting to take shape before others even know they've happened.* Another AnalogX web site. 07/12/2003

Web Hosting Jury - Web Hosting Jury is a web hosting reviews site but with a difference. All the hosting reviews on our site are reviews submitted by past or present customers of that particular web host. Please feel free to browse through existing reviews or submit a review. Even if the host is not already listed on our site you can submit a web hosting review about your web hosting company.* 03/16/2006

WebHostingTalk - They, obviously, discuss web hosting topics. Check out their Topic Archives as well.* 09/24/2006

Search Engines

CodeHound - Launched in February 2000, CodeHound has steadily become one of the most popular Web destinations for software developers around the world.

Unlike other Internet search engines, CodeHound is specifically designed for programmers. Instead of using a larger search engine like Google or AltaVista, a CodeHound user comes to CodeHound, selects a programming language, and lets CodeHound search the best Web sites and newsgroups dedicated to that language. Our search results are always relevant and up-to-date.

Not only does CodeHound target our users' search results to specific Web site, but we also categorize our users' search results. For example, a search on our SQL search engine is categorized by RDMS: SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, Informix, Sybase, Microsoft Access, MySQL, and others. No other search engine on the Internet offers such power!

While a CodeHound user can use CodeHound just like any other Internet search engine, we also provide free Add-Ins for many popular development environments. Our Java, Visual Basic, and Delphi search engines have free Add-Ins available for download. Once our Add-In is installed, a CodeHound user simply right-clicks on a word or phrase in the IDE and selects "Search CodeHound". The default Web browser will automatically launch with the search results already executed.
* 02/14/2007

Gada.be - This is a metasearch service with a few unique features, no matter where or how you view it. gada.be is for anybody with access to the Web and in need of immediate, impartial results.

You're going to save time and bandwidth immediately; imagine how long it would take to traverse all those sites just to find the one thing you were looking for!? If you tend to view only the top results for a cursory search, why not just feed you the top results in one easy spot (where you can subsequently subscribe to them)?
* Chris Pirillo's Blog Entry About Gada.be. 10/14/2005

Google - AdSense for Web Publishers, Add Your URL to Google's Index, Free Web Search, How to submit your content to Google, Information for Webmasters, Sitemaps, and much more. 01/25/2006

Internet Archive logoThe Internet Archive: Building an 'Internet Library' - The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is a service that allows people to visit archived versions of Web sites. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web. Imagine surfing circa 1999 and looking at all the Y2K hype, or revisiting an older version of your favorite Web site. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine can make all of this possible.* Another MUST SEE site! If it was out there once before on the Internet, they have it archived!

KartOO - KartOO is a metasearch engine with visual display interfaces. When you click on OK, KartOO launches the query to a set of search engines, gathers the results, compiles them and represents them in a series of interactive maps through a proprietary algorithm.* 01/25/2006

Krugle - Krugle provides an innovative code search engine designed specifically for developers.

For many developers, the most powerful development tool is search. Whether a developer is looking to reuse a shopping cart they know someone has built, or whether they are trying to figure out why their function call is throwing an error, Krugle makes search easy and efficient.

Krugle's project centric approach, multiple search channels, and directory view provide developers context for a more meaningful search experience. Our collaboration tools allow developers to interact with source code and each other.

With Krugle, developers can easily find code, fix problems, learn new things and share knowledge, making them more efficient and more effective. Krugle helps professional developers solve their programming problems.
* 02/14/2007

Scroogle -
Use Scroogle to search my web site or the Internet!

WilliamAFord.com Scroogle.org

The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines - Written by Charles S. Knight, SEO, and edited by Richard MacManus. Ask anyone which search engine they use to find information on the Internet and they will almost certainly reply: "Google." Look a little further, and market research shows that people actually use four main search engines for 99.99% of their searches: Google, Yahoo!, MSN, and Ask.com (in that order). But in my travels as a Search Engine Optimizer (SEO), I have discovered that in that .01% lies a vast multitude of the most innovative and creative search engines you have never seen. So many, in fact, that I have had to limit my list of the very best ones to a mere 100.

But it's not just the sheer number of them that makes them worthy of attention; each one of these search engines has that standard "About Us" link at the bottom of the homepage. I call it the "why we're better than Google" page. And after reading dozens and dozens of these pages, I have come to the conclusion that, taken as a whole, they are right!
* 02/14/2007

Web Site Templates

(I am not an affiliate of any of these web sites.)

TopazDesigns.com - Topaz Designs offers high quality and creative web design for a reasonable price. (view my pricelist) If you would like a quote on a design project, please e-mail me with a description.* She has created some beautiful work that is  well worth checking out!

Free Design Templates - Article at Smashing Magazine - Free design templates don’t have to be unattractive, inaccurate and boring. Some web-sites offer high quality templates for the best price you would ever get - for free. You can download Flash-based templates as well as CSS-based layouts absolutely free; furthermore, you can use them for your personal and commercial projects without any restrictions whatsoever. Still, before using some of the templates, throw a glance at the license agreements - they’re changing all the time.* 02/14/2007

*These sites have been quoted directly as I believe what they say about their sites or they already know what to say, better than I do.
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