(No guarantee that links are valid after publication date)
• Section 508 Presentation (Dan Perkins) -- 3/2012
• Web Accessibility - ADA Guidelines http://webdesign.about.com/cs/accessibility/index.htm
• US Dept. Of Justice ADA page: www.ada.gov
Lenexa - Redesign - April 21, 2011
• Lenexa, KS Presentation - "Using in-house resources to design (or redesign) your website”
• Lenexa, KS Presentation - Content Review
• Lenexa, KS Presentation - Feedback / Questions
• Adobe Edge Preview (A Oropeza- JCPRD) -- 8/2011
Cool & Interesting Web Sites
• thenewboston.com (A Oropeza- JCPRD) -- 11/2011
• webdesignandsuch.com (A Oropeza- JCPRD) -- 8/2011• webdesignledger.com (A Oropeza- JCPRD) -- 8/2011
• vuetoo.com (Brett Williamson- JoCoGov) -- 6/2011
• spoon.net (Dale Jarrett - JoCo Library)
• cssprefixer.appspot.com (Peter Carrero - Olathe) -- 4/2011
• lesscss.org (Peter Carrero - Olathe) -- 4/2011
• Cascading style sheet example for printer output (Rich Lovett) -- 6/2005 meeting
• CSS example for printing and one for screen (Kelli Behr) -- 6/2005 meeting
• Fly-out menu example using only CSS (Barbara Hensley; Zip file) -- 6/2005 meeting
• Files from Roman Madrigal's CSS class (1.2 Mb Zip) -- Cascading style sheet class 1/12/05.
• Cascading style sheet resources -- From Roman Madrigal at the 11/2004 meeting
• CSS Tutorial
• CSS Design: A List Apart: http://www.alistapart.com
• The beauty of CSS design http://www.csszengarden.com/
• Eric Meyer – CSS guru http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/
• CSS Creator site is a place for you to learn about and create CSS, Cascading Style Sheets. Also has a forum. http://www.csscreator.com/
• Basics of creating a ColdFusion form (PDF)
• What ColdFusion is (PDF)
• Website redesign RFP -- City of Overland Park, KS
• Developing a site specification http://www.webstyleguide.com/process/specify.html
• Experiments in Web Programming http://www.brainjar.com/
• Color meanings http://www.selling-it.com/Useability/Color/Use_Color_Meanings.htm
• The Ten Most Violated Homepage Design Guidelines http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20031110.html
• Top Ten Web Design Mistakes of 2003 http://www.useit.com/alertbox/20031222.html
• Web Resource Guide (Coding, HTML, etc.) http://www.irt.org/
• http://www.webmonkey.com A good reference site if you are not sure how to accomplish a task, according to Barbara . Kevin Kelley added that regular visitors may even be greeted with helpful information by their most frequently visited instructor.
• Check the registration for a domain: http://www.checkdomain.com/
• Drupal 7 - Module Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b2YdY8dC7E
• Drupal 7 - Final Release: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b2YdY8dC7E
• Mailcall - it's almost free. It's a utility available on PC Magazine's site (http://pcmag.com). They're charging an annual fee now for unlimited downloads. This utility lets us review the email on the server and delete unwanted stuff before downloading the mail into our mail handler. Invaluable these days!
• This is the free e-mail translator I use to try to cut down on spamming: http://www.colmgallagher.com/bewilder_spambots.html
• Thomas Brunt's OutFront, a Microsoft FrontPage learning community. http://www.outfront.net/index.htm
Graphics and Clipart
• Bullets, buttons, backgrounds http://www.ender-design.com/rg/index.html
• Makes buttons or logos http://www.cooltext.com/
• Clipart http://www.free-graphics.com/
• Gif Animation http://www.gifanimations.com/
• Awesome Clip Art for Kids: http://www.awesomeclipartforkids.com/
• Microsoft's Clip Art and Media: http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx, is one of my favorites for free small images. (I don't use their download; I just do a quick screen print and open and crop into PhotoShop and size them.)
• Discovery.com clipart (requires credit): http://school.discovery.com/clipart/index.html
• K Shaw JQuery: Filtering Content Presentation. How to filter what content is displayed using checkboxes. PowerPoint presentation (PDF)
• An alphabetical list of all HTML 4.0 elements.
• HTML Code Tutorial http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/
• http://www.useit.com/alertbox/ (Jacob Nielson’s Newsletters & Info)
• www.delorie.com/web/ Delorie Software: free services to assist in providing alternate ways of viewing your pages, to ensure content is received properly by all viewers.
• Good spyware remover. http://www.safer-networking.org/
• Mozilla and Netscape's tool bar add-on. It's available at http://placenamehere.com/pnhtoolbar/ We use this (in Mozilla) to check a site on the web for W3C and Bobby conformance, to see how the page looks without style sheets, etc. It installs in a most unusual way--it automatically attaches itself as an added tool bar in Mozilla (and presumable does the same if you're running Netscape).
• Mozilla browser, available at http://mozilla.com as a free download.
• Browsersizer - shows how a page looks on various size screens. It's available at http://www.applythis.com/browsersizer/ They sell a version called BrowserMaster but the free version is all I ever use.
• PC, e-mail and Internet use policy (City of Shawnee, KS)
• http://www.lawguru.com/ Who said lawyers don't have a heart? At LawGuru.com, hundreds of attorneys hand out free advice to anyone in a legal jam. That service lets users trim legal costs by getting preliminary questions answered for free. At LawGuru's BBS, you can either explore a library of previously answered questions or submit your own. For example, we were worried about the legality of posting copyrighted material to our website, so we did a search for "Internet copyright." According to a lawyer in San Jose, California, it would be "safe and prudent" to avoid posting copyrighted material altogether. Getting advice from LawGuru isn't the same thing as getting legal representation, but it can help you save on those nightmarish legal bills.
• http://www.Mapquest.com Mapquest offers street maps for major cities all over the world. Its Interactive Atlas allows users to adjust the level of detail. Type in an address and click on the map to zoom in to street level, or zoom out for regional views. You can also find places of interest, such as tourist attractions, lodging, and ATM machines. The Driving Directions section of the site gives detailed turn-by-turn instructions that can help even the most direction-impaired drivers. Members of Mapquest can build their own custom maps at no charge, and registration is free.
• http://www.MapsOnUs.com For both long-distance and short road trips, Maps On Us is one of the best sites around. You'll find loads of useful features that you can't get with a paper map. By linking up with online yellow pages, the site allows you to find everything from department stores to gas stations, all within a one- to 200-mile radius of your location. You'll also find long- and short-distance driving directions with your choice of the shortest or fastest route.
• http://www.FreeTrip.com If you plan to trek across the country, Free Trip specializes in long-distance trip planning, and helps you stay on budget along the way. We typed in Los Angeles to Chicago, and asked to be notified of hotels for under $50 on our route. Our results included the distance in miles, our estimated driving time, and detailed directions for our trip, including many budget hotels.
Miscellaneous Free & Cheap Stuff for the Web
• Live streaming video -- Diagram (PDF) showing how to configure (City of KC, MO)
• The Internet Archive's Wayback machine is handy for looking at older versions of any site: http://www.archive.org/web/web.php
• Miscellaneous sounds http://www.soundamerica.com/codec.htm
• http://babelfish.altavista.com/ (Web language translator)
• Adobe's Acrobat costs hundreds of dollars. But if you need to create a résumé or other document in PDF format so everyone can read it, Adobe's Online PDF creation service is a lifesaver. It costs $10 a month, but you can try it free for five documents. https://createpdf.adobe.com/index.pl/3015120110.90375?BP=NS6&v=AHP
• PDF - The free program is called pdf995. It costs $9.95 but you can get the full version free if you're willing to tolerate a pop-up ad every time you create a PDF. There is a companion file called pdfEdit995 (same price rules) that adds features such as support for watermarks, the ability to convert some external links to live links, and an Optimize command for Web pages. Both are available for download from http://www.software995.com.
Photography and Images
• Hemera: http://www.hemera.com/hemera/index.jsp?ref= (It's not free...but very cheap for good quality photos ($4.95 for 5, or $99 a year). The one caveat is that you need to ensure that the graphics you purchase from them aren't able to be copied.
• FEMA Photo Gallery (requires credit): http://www.photolibrary.fema.gov/photolibrary/index.jsp
• FirstGov: http://www.firstgov.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
• Microsoft's Clip Art and Media: http://office.microsoft.com/clipart/default.aspx
• Natural Resource Conservation Service: http://photogallery.nrcs.usda.gov/
• Bicycle/Pedestrian images: http://www.pedbikeimages.org/index.cfm
• Census Bureau Photo Library: http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/photos/index.html
• PHP Basics -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afgyNp5HueQ
Search Engine Information
• How to get your site listed on search engines -- City of Overland Park, KS
• Atomz: http://www.atomz.com is a search engine that is free to websites with fewer than 500 pages.
• Irfranview, graphics viewer: http://www.irfanview.com/
• "A Real Validator" even though it's $25. Lets me check locally for W3C conformance (saving having to upload to the web to do this). It's available at http://arealvalidator.com/ I found it originally on the W3C website.
Here are some free alternatives to WebTrends for analyzing your web server log files to get traffic counts:
• Analog -- http://www.analog.cx -- this one is widely used
• Webalizer -- http://www.mrunix.net/webalizer/ -- this is another well-known one
• Nedstat -- http://www.nedstat.com/f35e34_index.htm
• HTTP-Analyze -- http://www.http-analyze.org/
• Related free stuff -- http://www.thefreecountry.com/webmaster/loganalyzers.shtml
• Software & Technology http://www.hplearningcenter.com/ This site will help you find out more info about some of your favorite Training from the Source books. You'll be able to find out info about the books before buying them, and then you'll be able to get help, find bonus materials and chat in the forums to help you progress through the lessons after getting one. http://www.trainingfromthesource.com/
• Virtual Training Center (VTC) http://www.vtc.com For $25.00 a month, receive unlimited, in depth training on a number of classes. A QuickTime player is required. Downloading it is easy. It takes only a few minutes if it isn’t already installed on your station. Sit back and watch a full screen demonstration, usually 2-15 minutes, then practice on your own. It’s possible to learn a software application without having purchased it. The speaker’s Australian accent is fun and easy to listen to. A 30 day trial version is available, as well as a CD versions.
• Free weather on site - http://www.wx.com/
• Beginner WordPress Tutorial Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvcITIgP1lQ
• Design a WordPress Theme -- in Photoshop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvcITIgP1lQ
• StarOffice - Once a free download, Sun's new StarOffice Suite 6.0 costs $75.95 and fits the bill for most users looking to generate word processor documents, build spreadsheets, and create presentations. Like most productivity suites StarOffice comprises five basic applications.
Writer: Think Word, as it's used for document creation and publishing. Calc: Like Excel, Calc is a spreadsheet-generation tool for data analysis. Impress: This PowerPoint-like application creates presentations.Base: Base works as a database engine. Draw: Use this for graphics and illustration publishing. StarOffice has gone through many improvements over the past couple of years, making it more interoperable and easier to use than previous versions. With a much-needed UI facelift and more support services, Sun is making friends with individual and corporate users alike. Longtime MS Office users should find menus, file types, and general functions to be very familiar if not exactly the same as Microsoft's productivity applications. Since StarOffice adheres to Microsoft's standard file extensions and formats, most users won't be troubled by slight variations in layout and design. We opened several documents with StarOffice that were originally generated in MS Word and Excel and found only minor variations in visual elements such as bulleted lists and tables. You won't run into problems with basic text documents.
Writing for the Web
• Webinar by Katherine Spivey, GSA - 09/28/11- www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxRJp2ugSRcc