Web Designer Tools

We have searched and found some great free tools for web designers.  Below are descriptions and where to find some great tools we have stumbled upon:

Free clipart


Web Generator


Free Photo Gallery Generator

There are several programs to choose from at this link


Free CSS templates (Which we do not use)


Streaming Music Services: Overview

Being a tech worker, I am at my desk a large portion of the day.  In order to retain some peace of mind, I listen to a lot of music during these times.  Quite a bit of music – hours and hours more than I can count.  To get that music to my speakers with minimal effort or wasted time, I frequently use several music services.

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Microsoft’s Free Live Sync Software

If you are looking for an alternative to backing up your files or you need to have your files available on two or more computers, I recommend taking a look at Microsoft’s free tool “Live Sync”.  This is a small download that allows you to sync folders you choose to another computer.   Sign up free at https://www.foldershare.com/

Choosing your Hosting Service

Choosing which hosting service to use to host your site should not be taken lightly.  There are several factors to consider before signing up with the service.  Here are a few items you should consider before making your decision:

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9 Points To Successful SEO

Search Engine Optimization companies are making a fortune by doing the menial work that is overlooked by many designers. It is ridiculously easy to do most of the work done by most SEO companies, all you have to do is create good habits.

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Apple’s Ipad Release

I am sure you have heard all the buzz about the new Ipad that Apple has released. The iPad has a 9.7-inch touch screen, is a half-inch thick, weighs 1.5 pounds and comes with 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes of flash memory storage. It comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity built in.

It seems to be the next generation of iphone. I give kudos to apple for introducing the iphone and ipod first, getting consumers accustom to using the interactive touch functionality. It now only makes sense to come out with a hybrid like the ipad. If you don’t like to lug around a bulky laptop or hate using a small device like the iphone, the ipad is just the ticket. This device not only has the functionality of a phone, laptop and computer but as also can be used by all walks of life including professionals, students and the general public.

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jQuery’s New API Docs + 1.4

jQuery, one of the most popular and diversely adapted JavaScript libraries, has released a new version, and a gigantic wiki to document the api.  The new version boasts huge performance boosts and tons of new functionality.

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Tips on Shooting Interior Photographs

** Always use a tripod **

  • Use a Tripod or something equivalent to assist you
  • Set the camera to aperture mode (if available)
  • Set the aperture to either 8 or more
  • Set the camera ISO (if available) to lowest possible setting (ex:100) / Turn off AUTO ISO (if available)
  • Turn off Image Stabilization (if available) for either lens/body or both
  • Set the camera to timer “optional”
  • Take the shot!

Always remember what you see on the camera screen is not always perfect, transfer the photographs to the computer to see the REAL results.