7,000+ Webmaster Resources, Tools, Tips and Articles
This web page contains links that will connect you to over 7,000 of the most useful webmaster resources, tools, tips and articles that we have seen on the Internet. It is vital to every webmaster to improve the usability and visibility of your website. Accordingly, we have amassed a broad spectrum of links to useful webmaster resources, tools, tips and articles. We have organized these into eight categories to make it easier to find a resource that you might find useful now.
1. General Webmaster Resources
- 5000+ Resources to Do Just About Anything Online. Includes myriad tools and resources for blogging, communication, photo, video, web development, and more.
- 25+ Tutorials for the Web Minded. Collection of over 25 sites with free tutorials that should help give you a good start on learning about the web itself and web-related tools.
- Web Site Optimization: 13 Simple Steps. This tutorial takes a practical, example-based approach to implementing front-end performance optimization "rules" for optimizing a page. It's targeted towards web developers with a small budget.
- 69 Tools to Monitor, Measure, and Track Your Website. Well-organized list of tools and resources.
- 250+ Tools and Resources for Coding the Web. Article aggregates over 250 resources to help you learn the languages that make the web run.
- 10 Future Web Trends. Ten web trends to expect in the next ten years.
- 10 More Future Web Trends. Ten additional web trends.
- 12 Things to Do to Improve Your Site's Google Page Rank. List of techniques that should help improving your site's ranking.
- 12 Things NOT to Do to Improve Your Site's Google Page Rank. ...The flip side of the previous article.
- 40+ Free One-Column Website Templates. Here are over 40 one-column templates.
- 80+ Free Two-Column Website Templates. Here are over 80 two-column templates.
- 30+ Free Three-Column Website Templates. Here are over 30 three-column templates. Three-column templates are very useful, especially if you monetize your site with banner or text ads.
- 720 Free Photoshop Plugins and Filters. Free Photoshop plugins and filters that you can download. They’re all freeware.
- The Wisdom & Folly of Directory Link Building. A balanced look at this topic.
- Top 10 Google Products You Forgot All About. A slew of useful Google products.
- 80+ File Conversion Services And Tools. Collection of online conversion services and offline desktop tools providing an easy way to convert files of various types and formats ranging from images, video to audio.
- 10 Places to Find Free Images Online and Make Your Content More Linkable. Make your page visually pleasing - and informative - and you'll generate more incoming links and traffic and increase your page’s popularity with search engines.
2. Lists of Useful Websites
- 15 Ridiculously Useful Websites. A diverse list of useful websites.
- 15 Unreasonably Useful Websites. Continuance of previous article,
- 40 Unusual Websites you should Bookmark. This resource lists 40 undiscovered web services that are "unusual, useful, free, and must-be bookmarked".
- 15 Ways To Create Website Screenshots. Lists tools for easy screenshot capturing - some standalone and some in the form of a browser plugin.
- 230+ Tools for Running a Business Online. Over 230 of "the leading online applications for super-productive companies."
- 80+ Green Sites. Tools, social sites and resources to help you go green.
- The 40 Coolest Free Applications Around. Lists useful applications.
- The 70 Coolest Free Applications in Existence. Lists even more useful applications.
- 10 Tips to Speed Up Your WebSite Loading Time. Includes such tips as using external scripts, reducing HTTP requests, and more.
- Track Website Traffic: 50+ Great Tools. These tools will help you better understand your website traffic and analyze and monitor all the visitors to your website.
- 20 Websites With Unique Layouts. When you're creating a new website, you may be inspired by seeing these unique layouts.
- 11 Top New Web Apps of 2007. Here are 11 of the best web apps released in 2007!
3. Web Site Design Resources
- Web Design Toolbox: 50+ Tools for Web Design. There has been an explosion of new web-based tools. This article lists over 50, ranging from beginner resources to resources for more advanced users.
- Top Best 50 Free Tools for Your Website. Great design tools, including color selectors, logo makers, button generators, background makers, and more.
- The 20 Golden Rules of Great Design. In this author's view, there are 20 rules that, if followed, will guarantee that you'll achieve a good design.
- 99 Useful Resources for Graphic Designers. Useful resources for a graphic designer and/or a website developer.
- 30+ Sites To Help Inspire Your Designs. Collection of 30+ web sites that will give you hundreds of ideas to help inspire your designs.
- 77 Resources to Simplify Your Life as a Web Designer. Includes color tools, free CSS navigation menus, photos for your website, and more.
- 120+ Web Development Resources. Web development toolbox.
- Test Your Web Design in Different Browsers. This is an important tool for web designers - Enter your web address and test your page in Linux browsers: Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0, Konqueror 3.5, Opera 9.23; Windows browsers: Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0, MSIE 5.0, MSIE 5.5, MSIE 6.0, MSIE 7.0, Opera 9.23, Safari 3.0; and Mac OS: Firefox 2.0 and Safari 2.0.
- Design for the Unconscious: Use Design Secrets to Create Great Websites.
- Designing for Every Browser: How To Make Your Site Fully Cross Browser Compatible.
- Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design. The 10 "most egregious offenses against users."
- Best Free Templates and Layouts. Web Design Templates, Blog Themes and Templates and CSS Layouts.
- 40+ Excellent Freefonts for Professional Design. Article provides overview of over 40 excellent free fonts you might use for your professional designs in 2008.
- Free CSS Layouts and Templates. List of resources offering "free and valid CSS-based templates – almost all of them are with images and full layout structure".
- Most Popular Free Quality Fonts. Lists most popular free quality fonts.
- 60 Advanced Photoshop Tutorials. List of 60 PS Tutorials with PSD files.
- 100 Useful Resources for Graphic Designers. Organizations, design tournaments, networking & freelance work, stock photography, and more.
- 120 Self-Promotion Ideas for Graphic Designers & Freelancers. Free or almost free self-promotion ideas to consider.
- Icons for Your Desktop and Your Web Designs. Fresh high-quality free icons for your desktop and free professional icon sets, buttons and vector graphics for your web designs.
- 51 Text Effect Tutorials Every Designer Should See. Photoshop Text Effects Round-Up.
- Top 50 Sources for Free Designer Icons. The top 50 sources for designer icons for use on your website.
- 25 Beautiful Minimalistic Website Designs. 25 sites that make use of very little unnecessary design elements but still manage to pull off a beautiful appearance.
- 25 Beautiful, Minimalistic Website Designs - Part 2. 25 more sites that make use of very little unnecessary design elements but still manage to pull off a beautiful appearance.
- Top 25 Free Icon Resources for Web Designers . Many Icon resources.
- 10 great Web site designs/redesigns of 2007. Some of this author's favorite new designs and redesigns from 2007.
4. Web 2.0 Tools and Resources
- 2008: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without. Current list, in alphabetical order, of products this author uses every day and couldn’t live without.
- 50+ Digg Tools and Resources. Variety of tools to enhance the Digg experience for both readers of the social news site and authors.
- 30+ WordPress Plugins to Get More Blog Readers. Lists over 30 WordPress plugins.
- Top 71 CSS Menu Navigation Resources. Great CSS Menu nav-bar tutorials.
- Top 981 Free Wordpress Themes. Comprehensive list of free WordPress themes.
- 100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes. This article presents 100 free high-quality WordPress themes.
- List of 50 Websites Hand-Picked from Best Web Gallery. Best of CSS Design 2007.
5. Resources for Bloggers
- The 50 Most Popular Web Design Blog Posts, Resources & Cheat Sheets of 2007. A look back at some of the most popular articles, resources and tutorials.
- Blogging Toolbox: 120+ Resources for Bloggers. Comprehensive list of blogging resources.
- 25 Tips for Marketing Your Blog. List of blog marketing and optimization tips.
- 113 Must Read Blogging Tips. Links to many articles with tips on blogging.
- Starting A Profitable Blog. How to start a blog.
- How People Make Money Blogging. Excellent article by Courtney Tuttle.
- 20 Essential Blog Directories to Submit Your Blog To. 20 popular directories worthy of your consideration.
- 6 Key Ways to Measure Your Blog’s Success. Measuring your blog’s popularity and success.
- 50 Great Widgets For Your Blog. Useful blog widgets.
- How I Make Money Blogging. Article delineates the mix and variety of ways that this blogger earns a living from blogging.
- How to Make Money from Your Blog. Making money from your blog.
- 50 More Beautiful Blogger Templates. List of two-, three- and four-column Blogger templates and themes sourced from across the blogosphere.
- 30+ Templates & Tools for Bloggers. Templates and tools.
- Blogger Templates Directory. Blogger templates and resources.
- 40+ Free Blog Hosts. List of 40+ free ways to get started.
- The Two Most Important Words in Blogging. Two very important words.
- 80+ Top Blog Directories to Promote Your Blog. Lists over 80 directories to which you can submit your blog (and RSS feeds, in some cases).
- 10 Effective Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers. 10 specific strategies.
- 10 Sure-Fire Headline Formulas That Work. Author tells how to "add some new blood to your attention-grabbing arsenal".
- RSS - 60+ Blog Directories. List of over 60 submission urls for RSS and blog directories to which you can submit your blog or RSS feed.
6. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips, Tools and Resources
- 68 Online SEO Tools and Resources. This is the best list of online SEO tools and resources that we have seen.
- The Top 15 Free SEO Tools. Author has "used, reviewed, and analyzed many of the free seo tools online" and assembled this short list.
- Offsite Optimization - SEO that Works for a Change. Excellent article on this topic by Courtney Tuttle.
- Increase Page Ranking with FOSS Tools for SEO. Improve your website's search-engine rankings by using free or open source software (FOSS) tools for SEO.
- Helpful SEO Tools and Resources. Evaluate your website, or your competitor’s rank, with these tools.
- The Best SEO Tools. Ranking tools, Alexa tools, page rank tools, compare search engine ranking tools, and more.
7. Resources and Tools that Help You Buy or Sell Advertising
- 101 Web Marketing Ideas and Tips. List of web marketing tips, ideas and best practices.
- 30+ Ways To Advertise Yourself. Over 30 resources and tools to help you buy (or sell) advertising.
- Blog Examines Topics Ranging from cpm Banners to Webmaster Traffic. Blog articles review varied topics, ranging from cpm banners to Webmaster traffic and more.
- Google Adsense Tips, Tricks, and Secrets. Many Google Adsense tips consolidated in one place.
- A Complete List of the Many Forms of Web Marketing for 2008. This page catalogs the many tools and tactics available for corporate web strategy in 2008.
8. How to Increase Your Web Site's Traffic
- 10 Creative Traffic Building Ideas. Creative ways to bring people to your web site without doing a lot of work.
- How to Increase Targeted Web Site Traffic. You want visitors to your website who are already interested in your site's topic and more likely to benefit from your site's content or products. Here is a summary of five main sources of targeted traffic to this website.
- Increase Website Traffic. Secrets to increase website traffic free. Includes such tips as using a keyword rich title, using the title tag correctly, focus your content, and more.
- How to Attract Links and Increase Web Traffic – The Ultimate Guide. “How to” guide to creating content that attracts links and drives traffic in the social media environment.
- 10 Remarkably Effective Strategies for Driving Traffic. These 10 strategies are primarily about building traffic, and through it, attention.
Advertising Law-Related Articles
- "12 Key Advertising-Related Laws You Should Know"
- This article examines 12 key advertising-related laws that you should know about before you review your ads to make sure your ads don't run afoul of these laws.
- "10 Things to Do So Your Ads Comply With Advertising Laws"
- This article discusses 10 key areas you should look at when you're reviewing your advertising to determine whether it's in compliance with advertising law's many requirements.
- "10 Tactics to Use So Your Ads Comply with Advertising Laws"
- This article presents 10 tactics you could use to help your ads comply with the many laws, rules, regulations and guidelines that may affect your advertisements.
- "10 Major Advertising Law-Related Concepts"
- This article is a useful review of 10 key areas you should look at when you're reviewing your advertising to determine whether it's in compliance with the numerous laws, rules, regulations and guidelines that may affect your ads.