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A Comprehensive Guide to SSL Certificates - Need to secure your site, but not sure where to start? Check out columnist Stephanie LeVonne's helpful guide to SSL certificates and get informed. From Search Engine Land, 4 Jan 2017.
Chromium Projects - The Chromium projects include Chromium and Chromium OS, the open-source projects behind the Google Chrome browser and Google Chrome OS, respectively. This site houses the documentation and code related to the Chromium projects and is intended for developers interested in learning about and contributing to the open-source projects. Also see information on Blinnk, the new rendering engine used by Chromium.
Cloaking Files and Folders in Your Dreamweaver Site - Site cloaking enables you to exclude files and folders from operations such as Get or Put. You can also cloak all files of a particular type (JPEG, FLV, XML, and so on) from site operations. Dreamweaver remembers your settings for each site so that you don't have to make selections each time you work on that site.
ColorHexa - A free color tool providing information about any color. Just type any color values (view full list here) in the search field and ColorHexa will offer a detailed description and automatically convert it to its equivalent value in Hexadecimal, Binary, RGB, CMYK, HSL, HSV, CIE-Lab, Hunter-Lab, CIE-Luv, CIE-LCH, XYZ and xyY. ColorHexa will also generate matching color schemes such as complementary, split complementary, analogous, triadic, tetradic and monochromatic colors. So you will be able to know what colors best suit with the one you chose. It is also possible to blend colors together or create a gradient between them.
Consumer Reports Webwatch - Provides unbiased and practical research on Web site publishing and business practices; help devise guidelines for credibility; expose practices that are a cause for consumer concern; and recognize good practices.
Copyscape - Provides a free plagiarism checker for finding copies of your web pages online, as well a host of premium a host features, including copy-paste originality checks, batch search, private index, case tracking and an API.
DAML - The DARPA Agent Markup Language (DAML) Program officially began in August 2000. The goal of the DAML effort is to develop a language and tools to facilitate the concept of the semantic web. Dr. James Hendler is the DARPA Program Manager for the DAML initiative.
Dan's Web Tips - Hypertext markup language, accessibility, cross-platform development, views in different browsers, search engine indexing, authoring for the Web, subdirectories, titles, META tags, ALT attributes, elements, tags, URL syntax, character sets and fonts, colors, sounds, images, and more.
Dmitry's Design Lab - Design essentials such as color, fonts, shape, texture, dynamism, the principles of using artwork, photography, and animation, plus some more specific issues such as web site navigation or logo design, are treated in detail and illustrated by case web design projects.
Dr. Dobb's - Web network for developers, designers and web professionals.
Dreamweaver - Discover Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 software, which now includes CSS tools, Ajax components for building dynamic user interfaces, and intelligent integration with other Adobe software. Also see Dreamweaver Extensions from WebAssist.
Dublin Core Metadata for SEO and Usability - Backgrounder to the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), an open source movement that started in Dublin, Ohio, to standardize data about digital objects. It uses a set of metadata elements that complement your HTML metadata.
Dyn - An Internet performance management company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure using a best-in-class anycast DNS network and peerless network performance monitoring to provide managed DNS services, web traffic load balancing, uptime monitoring, domain registration, and transactional email delivery. Provides a global network of hundreds of real-time sensors, millions of test-points and rapidly expanding traffic management points-of-presence (POPs) to give you the tools to keep your website, Internet-connected applications, and business operations up and running at all times.
Electronic Society for Social Scientists (ELSSS) - Working on the design and implementation of the ELSSS Publishing Template (EPT), the first fully integrated software package for the editing, production, distribution, and archiving of a truly electronic journal.
Email Address Encoder - If you have to have your email address visible on your website, even though it is an open invitation to receive spam, you should take a few precautions. One step you can take is to encode your email address so the email harvest programs cannot find it when they spider you website. Steve Dawson makes this easy to do.
Favicon Generator - Favicons are the little graphics that represent your brand on browser tabs, search history, bookmark lists, search ads, and even search results. Use information here to create a favicon for your website.
Free Programming Resources - A directory of over 2,000 programming and webmaster links, including free programming tutorials, free online programming books, free compilers, free interpreters, free programming tools, and free source code: Java, C++, PHP, Perl, JSP, Pascal, Cobol, Basic.
Google Webmaster Guidelines - A set of suggested practices that Google has provided to webmasters as guidance. These guidelines help ensure a web site can be found, ranked and indexed by Google. Websites that violate these guidelines can lose their ranking and be penalized by Google.
How to Disable SSLv3 - As happened for SSLv2, Google engineers point out that SSLv3 is broken (with an exploitation technique known as POODLE) and should not be used any longer. This web page shows how to effectively disable SSLv3 in major web browsers as well as in web, mail and other servers that may still be using it.
HTTP/2 - This is the home page for HTTP/2, a major revision of the Web's protocol. It is maintained by the IETF HTTP Working Group. HTTP/2 is a replacement for how HTTP is expressed "on the wire." It is not a ground-up rewrite of the protocol; HTTP methods, status codes and semantics are the same, and it should be possible to use the same APIs as HTTP/1.x (possibly with some small additions) to represent the protocol. The focus of the protocol is on performance; specifically, end-user perceived latency, network and server resource usage. One major goal is to allow the use of a single connection from browsers to a Web site. Also see Wikipedia.
I Want Hue - Generate and refine palettes of optimally distinct colors.
iaslash - A news site for information architects. Regardless of your field, if you are interested in information organization, usability, user testing, user interface design, and other areas related to the access and use of information in information-use environments, you may find some news and resources of interest here.
iBoost - Media company serves not only the everyday Internet user, but more specifically the Webmaster, programmer, and small to medium-sized business owner by providing content, community, and e-commerce. Building, promoting, profiting from, and managing websites.
Joomla - Content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
Kuler - Web-hosted application from Adobe for generating color themes that can inspire any project.
Manytools - A collection of tools to automate the repetitive jobs involved in web development (or any other job).
Mozilla - Coordinates the open source Mozilla browser project. Mozilla is an open-source web browser, designed for standards-compliance, performance and portability. Also, see Bugzila, mozilla.org's bug-tracking system.
Net Mechanic - Check your website links, HTML, page load time, spelling, and more.
OASIS - OASIS produces worldwide standards for security, Web services, XML conformance, business transactions, electronic publishing, topic maps and interoperability within and between marketplaces.
PalettePicker - AdobeKuler is the Web application for designers to create, explore and share color schemes. With PalettePicker, you get instant access to the more recent, most popular or highest rated colors right in Dreamweaver. Sample your color from any Dreamweaver color picker or insert a hex color value into code with a single mouse click - it's easy and cool with PalettePicker.
robots.txt and sitemap files - A robots.txt file is a text file in a simple format which gives information to web robots (such as search engine spiders) about which parts of your website they are and aren't allowed to visit. Whereas robots.txt files are usually used to ask robots to avoid a particular part of your site, a sitemap is used to give the robot a list of pages that it is welcome to visit.
Schema - Provides a collection of schemas, i.e., html tags, that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by major search providers. Search engines including Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.
Scribd - A place where you publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents. More than 50 million people each month are finding or sharing fun, functional or fantastical writings and documents on Scribd.com and tens of thousands of other websites that have embedded Scribd's document reader.
Search Maker Pro - Creates a single html file that is a fully featured search engine for your website or CD/DVD. Simply place this file on your site to provide full search facilities for your visitors.
SHOE FAQ - SHOE is an HTML-based knowledge representation language. SHOE is a superset of HTML which adds the tags necessary to embed arbitrary semantic data into web pages.
Sitemaps - Guide from Google on creating sitemaps.
SlideShowPro - A Flash-based slideshow application for presenting photos and videos online. Available as a component for Flash (AS2/AS3) and gallery extension for Lightroom, SlideShowPro features over 100 customizable parameters to control color, layout, size, and behavior for an endless array of configuration options. Both products were built to meet the demands of professional photographers, as well as web developers looking for a fast, simple utility to create slideshows without coding any ActionScript.
thefreecountry - Free programmers', webmasters' and security resources.
Use rel="nofollow" for specific links - "Nofollow" provides a way for webmasters to tell search engines "Don't follow links on this page" or "Don't follow this specific link." This page tells you all about it.
W3C Semantic Web Activity - The Semantic Web is a vision: the idea of having data on the web defined and linked in a way that it can be used by machines not just for display purposes, but for automation, integration and reuse of data across various applications.
Webutation - Open community collecting user feedback and customer esperience re websites. Also ests websites against spyware, spam and scams with smart scanning technology in realtime.
Whatis - Knowledge exploration tool about information technology, the Internet and computers, containing over 2,000 encyclopedic definition/topics and a number of quick-reference pages. The topics contain over 12,000 hyperlinked cross-references between definition-topics and other sites.
Why No Padlock? - A simple tool that will tell you about any insecure items on your SSL page.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 125,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.
KWSnet Twitter provides news, culture, environment, media, politics, sci-tech, society, #art, #comics, #politicalcartoon, #illustration, #botd, #obit, but KWSnet is taking an extended leave of absence from the social networking service; it is not posting there at this time.
My Zotero Library provides news articles, primary and secondary sources, and bibliographic information for your research. More information on Zotero, a powerful, easy-to-use research tool, can be found at its site. Also recommended, subscribe to My Zotero Library RSS content for the latest updates.
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