AnyBrowser - Source for browser compatibility verification.
Aquent - Need to hire creative talent fast? Aquent supplies companies with Graphic Designers, Web Designers, Production Artists, Presentation Graphics experts, Writers, Illustrators, Project Managers, and Desktop Support talent on a freelance, permanent, and try-before-you-hire basis.
Clean Special Characters from Word Text or HTML Code - Ever try to cut and paste from Word into your blog or HTML code and got stuck with all kinds of Windows specific special characters? Paste your copy from Word, or any other editor, into this tool first and it will strip out these unwated characters, providing you with an HTML-ready version of your content.
Clickability, Inc. - Builds, syndicates and manages brand-transparent, interactive Web content saving, retrieving, sharing and printing tools for Web publishers.
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.
Computer Tyme - Specializes in hosting political and consumer rights sites. Hosts sites that are critical of corporations and in circumstances where companies have made threats over things that you are legally allowed to post in order in an attempte to stifle legitimate comment and debate.
CoolText - Online service providing real-time generation of customized graphics.
dlvr.it - Helps publishers deliver their content to the social web, including Twitter and Facebook.
Dotcom-Monitor - Monitor the performance and uptime of your network, servers and applications from around the world. Also see LoadView for flexible load testing from the cloud.
DreamHost - Shared web hosting, virtual private servers, dedicated hosting, WordPress optimized and cloud web hosting.
Dynamic DNS - Wikipedia article: Dynamic DNS is a method / protocol / network service that provides the capability for a networked device, such as a router or computer system using the Internet Protocol Suite, to notify a Domain Name System (DNS) name server to change, in real time, the active DNS configuration of its configured hostnames, addresses or other information. A popular application of dynamic DNS is to provide a residential user's Internet gateway that has a variable, often changing, IP address with a well known hostname resolvable through standard DNS queries."
Dynamic Drive - A comprehensive DHTML site featuring DHTML scripts, tutorials, and more.
Dyn - 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.
Entrust - Service for securing digital identities and information.
FileOptimizer - This software keeps the behavior of your file untouched, but reduces its size considerably thanks to several recompression and optimization techniques.
Firm List, The - A guide to web design firms from around the world with over 8,000 listings in 85 countries.
Flash Player - Allows designers and developers integrate video, text, audio, and graphics into effective experiences that deliver superior results for interactive marketing and presentations, e-learning, and rich Internet applications.
FormSite - HTML form builder. Create surveys, order forms, registration forms, reservation forms, sweepstakes, and more.
Frontier - Frontier is a powerful Web content management system, built around an object database, scripting language, script editor and debugger, outliner, multi-threaded runtime, integrated HTTP server, distributed computing protocols such as XML-RPC and SOAP. Frontier also includes our browser-based content system, Manila. From Userland.
Get Fvicon - Offers an API that allows users to retrieve favicons from website URLs.
GoGetSSL - Provides SSL certificates like domain validation SSLs, business and extended validation, and CSR generation.
Android Emulator - The Android SDK includes a mobile device emulator - a virtual mobile device that runs on your computer. The emulator lets you develop and test Android applications without using a physical device.
Fetch as Google - Tool that lets you see a page as Google sees it. Also, Fetch as Google to check the crawlability of your site.
Google Adsense - A fast and easy way for website publishers of all sizes to display relevant Google ads on their website's content pages and earn money. Because the ads are related to what your visitors are looking for on your site - or matched to the characteristics and interests of the visitors your content attracts - you'll finally have a way to both monetize and enhance your content pages. It's also a way for website publishers to provide Google web and site search to their visitors, and to earn money by displaying Google ads on the search results pages.
Google Analytics - Enterprise-class web analytics solution that provides insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Also see:
Google Code - Google's place for open source software. Also see:
Google Custom SiteSearch - Enables site visitors to quickly navigate information on a company's extranets and public websites. Put Google's award-winning search to work on your website to enable customers, employees, and partners to find the information they need.
HostGator - A leading provider of web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting, and dedicated servers. Over 8,000,000 websites trust HostGator for their web hosting needs.
How to Create a Twitter RSS Feed - How to create a Twitter RSS feed now that Twitter has removed the API that everyone was using. Provides video demonstration, necessary Twitter Developer and Google ScriptURL links and Google Script code.
HTML Kit - A full-featured text editor designed to help HTML, XML and script authors to edit, format, lookup help, validate, preview and publish web pages.
HTML Character Encoder - Encode text with accents and special characters into HTML character entities for use in a web page. Additionally, his free online tool can also decode some text.
HTML Validator - A Mozilla extension that adds HTML validation inside Firefox and Mozilla. The number of errors of a HTML page is seen on the form of an icon in the status bar when browsing. The details of the errors are seen when looking the HTML source of the page.
Let's Encrypt - Anyone who has gone through the trouble of setting up a secure website knows what a hassle getting and maintaining a certificate can be. Let's Encrypt automates away the pain and lets site operators turn on and manage HTTPS with simple commands. No validation emails, no complicated configuration editing, no expired certificates breaking your website. And of course, because Let's Encrypt provides certificates for free, no need to arrange payment. See How It Works. Let's Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
LinkScan - Link checking and website management tool.
Mapbox - Helps you design beautiful maps and publish them across the web and mobile devices at scale.
Moblie Testing Tools - There are various tools and online resources to help you build tests for your mobile devices, record and run automated UI and unit tests for mobile apps and code libraries, as well as help you test responsive and fluid web interfaces. This page links to several of them.
Moreover - Put top news stories headlines on your website. Hundreds of news categories to choose from.
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.
MyContactForm - Create free email forms, contact forms, feedback email forms, questionnaires, surveys, polls, or any other type of web form. No special servers or programming knowledge required. Spam protection. Free [limited] service.
MyComputer - Website management tools to monitor website traffic and track visitors, plus website enhancements including online polls, guestbook, message boards and banner networks.
Net Mechanic - Check your website links, HTML, page load time, spelling, and more.
Pressflex - A leading provider of Internet services to European publishers.
Programmable Web - Keeping you up to date with the latest on mashups and the new Web 2.0 APIs.
Programmers Paradise - An international marketer of software targeting the software development professional and information technology professional within enterprise organizations.
Quantcast - Quantcast's free audience measurement for marketers provides detailed user demographics and deep audience insights at the campaign, site and conversion level. This information includes traffic, demographics, geography, site affinity and categories of interest.
Reallybig - Offers more than 5000 resources for web builders including free clipart, CGI, counters, fonts, html, java, animation, backgrounds, icons, wysiwyg editors, buttons, photographs, site promotion, and much more.
Recommended Web Tools (RWT) - Geared towards the beginning web master, web designer and web hobbyist, RWT strives to recommend inexpensive web design tools to create your own website.
Rendera - Helps you learn HTML5 and CSS. Type in your HTML code and see it rendered in realtime. Then style it with CSS. You can use any of the HTML5 or CSS3 tags your browser supports.
Repost - Republish original content from top publishers with no negotiations, phone calls, or hassles. Free. Or syndicate your full articles with original branding, attribution, and ads directly onto other sites.
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.
ShareThis - The largest platform for sharing and influence across the web, reaching more than 400 million users across more than 1 million web sites. Follow simple steps to create your own custom sharing widget that works regardless if you are viewing it on a PC, mobile or tablet device. See Sharing Tools and Sharing Services Directory.
SharpReader - Free applications summarizes the latest news or blog postings from any site that offers news feeds.
Shockwave - Playing, advertising, working with Shockwave.
Submit It - Submit your business or web site to your choice of 400 search engines and directories quickly and easily.
SuperNova - Low cost web hosting and domian registration.
Swiffy - A Flash to HTML5 converter that helps make SWF files available to a larger audience.
TagCrowd - Create your own word cloud from any text to visualize word frequency.
Technorati - Allows you to find what's new in the blogging universe, and find out who's linking to whom. Simply type in a URL of a blog, website, or interesting article on the web, and find which bloggers are link to the URL.
Terapad - Does everything you'd like your personal blog or corporate site to do, and does it free of charge. You can even use your own domain name. Terapad an ideal platform for community and activist type groups such as local politicians, resident associations, local charities, pressure groups etc.
theCounter - A free counter with weekly email stats. The Premium Edition features in-depth reports such as statistics on browser usage, screen resolution, operating systems, and site referrers, and a Web site traffic reports page that can be accessed via the Web, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Topsy - Analytics: search and analyze the social web.
Trademark Hunter - Helps businesses and trademark attorneys search, download and manage United States trademarks. Created by Michael S. Neustel an intellectual property attorney.
trafficFile - Advanced web counter and statistical analysis.
TYPO3 - A free, feature rich, Content Management Framework built with PHP and running under many Unixes and Windows.
TweetsWind - A widget that lets you display Twitter timelines on your blog or website.
URL Canonicalization Test - Test your site for potential URL canonicalization issues. Canonicalization describes how a site can use slightly different URLs for the same page (for example, if http://www.example.com and http://example.com displays the same page but do not resolve to the same URL). If this happens, search engines may be unsure as to which URL is the correct one to index. Learn more about canonicalization issues.
WebAttack - Internet tool provider. Download freeware and shareware programs from one of the world's largest collections of Internet software.
webclipping - With WebClipping.com, you'll know if you, your products or services are mentioned anywhere on the Internet. Provides relevant, timely and accurate information about you or your company's mention in the online press; competitors' activities; potential acquisitions or mergers; consumers' views - positive and negative - about your company and products; copyright or trademark abuse; grumblings from unhappy employees or customers; false or misleading product claims or even innovative new uses for your products.
Webgenz - An object-oriented content management system and web site development tool for Windows.
Webmaster's Interactive Tools - Use these tools to submit, and promote your web site. Use the various interactive utilities - such as utilities site tuneups, link checking, meta writing, site submission, and search tools - to find and solve many problems.
Website Evaluation Tools - Learn how to improve your website rankings and online visibility through SEO, social media, usability and more. Clean up broken links. Scan backlinks. And more.
Browserstack - Test your website for cross browser compatibility across 700+ browsers.
Check My Links - A link checker that crawls through your webpage and looks for broken links.
Fetch as Google - Enables you to test how Google crawls or renders a URL on your site. This tool simulates a crawl and render execution as done in Google's normal crawling and rendering process, and is useful for debugging crawl issues on your site.
Hubspot Marketing Grader - Allows you to evaluate the effectiveness of your marketing by looking at many factors, including your website, social media activity, mobile responsiveness, blogging activity, email marketing, lead nurturing, and analytics.
Iwebchk - Comprehensive website review and analysis.
Moz Pro - Improve rankings and search engine visibility with this SEO toolset.
Screaming Frog SEO Spider - Spiders websites' links, images, CSS, script and apps from an SEO perspective. It fetches key onsite elements for SEO, presents them in tabs by type and allows you to filter for common SEO issues, or slice and dice the data how you see fit by exporting into Excel.
SEO Audit Tool - A free online tool to identify common SEO errors with a website.
SEO Report Card - Analyze your site for free and reports how it ranks versus your competitors
SEOquake - A popular and handy analytic seo-tool for Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers. SEOquake helps to obtain an information about any site for a wide range of parameters such as page rank, Google index, Alexa and many others. Its Keyword Density tool serves to demonstrate a number of times a keyword or phrase appears on a web page.
Varvy's SEO Overview Tool - Displays domain strength, links, image seo, social counts and mentions, page/technical SEO, page speed and more.
Website Grader - A free online tool that grades your site against key metrics like performance, mobile readiness, SEO, and security.
Websiteoptimization - Free web site speed test to improve website performance. Enter a URL below to calculate page size, composition, and download time. The script calculates the size of individual elements and sums up each type of web page component. Based on these page characteristics the script then offers advice on how to improve page load time.
Website Malware and Security Scanner - Free scan from Sucuri SiteCheck scanner will check the website for known malware, blacklisting status, website errors, and out-of-date software.
Website Monitoring - Builds systems to monitor websites, blogs, portals and online applications worldwide.
Website Safety Report - Find out about the safety rating of a website before visiting it. AVG Threat Labs reports if a virus has been detected on a website in the last 30 days and helps you stay safe online.
WebSitePulse - A leading provider of global, independent and objective monitoring of the availability and performance of web sites, servers and network components, web applications and e-business transactions, web-based and e-mail systems. Its advanced web monitoring service ensures reliable early problem and error detection with multi-stage verification process, followed by real-time multimedia alerts. Detailed reports and website diagnostic tools allow web system owners and operators to quickly locate and troubleshoot any problem, minimizing the downtime of their web systems. Also see Free Tools.
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.
What is a Name Server? - Explains what a name server is, and how name servers are used to direct the traffic of your website to a specific web server at a web host.
Where is my domain name routing? A tool that performs the necessary lookups to check where a domain name is routing, then graphically displays this information for easy review.
Wildgrape Newsdesk - RSS headline reader for Windows. NewsDesk reads headlines from thousands of sources, including popular websites and weblogs.
WordPress - Web software you can use to create a website or blog. Also see WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress and repository for WordPress information and documentation.
WebTrends - Web traffic analysis and ebusiness intelligence service.
WordCounter - Ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text. Use this to see what words you overuse or to find keywords in a document.
XiY - XiY.net's free url redirection service redirects your long and hard-to-remember website URL address to the short and easy one. No matter how often you change your hosting service provider, you can keep your XiY.net URL address for good.
Xenu's Link Sleuth - Spidering software that checks Web sites for broken links. It performs verification on normal links, images, frames, backgrounds, and local image maps. It also displays a continously updated list of URLs that you can sort by different criteria. Users can request reports at any time.
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.
KWSnet is completely non-commercial. It has no commercial objective or emphasis. Instead, it is intended for educational purposes, research, and personal use. It is updated regularly.
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KWSnet may be contacted via email with any comments, suggestions or link submissions. KWSnet is designed and maintained, in its entirety, by Kirk W. Smith.