Web Design Resources

Your Tech Directory

Web Design Resources is an evolving directory designed to help Web professionals find the information and tools they need to succeed.

ACCESSIBILITY

WebAIM – web accessibility in mind

ADVERTISING

AdThrive – Get the highest possible income for every pageview
BuySellAds – Advertising for busy tech marketers
GoogleAdsense – We value your content
WordStream – Online advertising made easy

CALENDAR | BOOKING | DELIVERY

Amelia – Appointment and Events WordPress Booking Plugin ($189)
Booker – Appointment Scheduling Software
Booksy – We keep your business on pace with your passion.
Calendly – Calendly helps you schedule meetings…
DoorDash – Your favorite restaurants, delivered
Dubsado – More business, less busywork.
FareHarbor – The most trusted software and resources for tours and activities.
Fresha – The only subscription-free booking platform for salons and spas
GrubHub – Order food delivery you’ll love
JetBooking (Crocoblock) – JetBooking.  Plugin for Elementor.
LatePoint – Appointment Scheduling Plugin for WordPress
Mindbody – Helping you create powerful wellness experiences
OpenTable – Support your favorite restaurants
Postmates – Order from local favorites near you
UberEats – Hungry? You’re in the right place
Vagaro.com – Salon, Spa, & Fitness Software
WooCommerce Bookings – Allow customers to book appointments, make reservations or rent equipment without leaving your site.

CASCADING STYLE SHEETS (CSS)

Character Entities – Character Entities for HTML, CSS and Javascript
Character Entities Reference Chart – Reference Chart
CSS-Tricks
CSS-Tricks – A Complete Guide to Flexbox

COLLABORATION | PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Slack – Slack is your digital HQ
Zapier – Unlock a more efficient way to work
Zeplin – The better way to share, organize, and collaborate on designs…

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM)

AgencyAnalytics – All-In-One Reporting Platform for Agencies
HubSpot – There’s a better way to grow
Monday.com – Work the way that works for you
Trello – Trello helps teams move work forward.

CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (CMS)

Drupal – The hub of your digital presence
Joomla – The Flexible Platform Empowering Website Creators
Magento – Create engaging, shoppable experiences
Wix.com – Create a Website You’re Proud of
WordPress – Open-source software you can use to create a website

DESIGN - Color

Adobe Color – Create, Explore, Trends, Library
ColorMind – Color scheme generator
Colors.lol – Overly descriptive color palettes.
Contrast Ratio – Checks background vs. Text color
Coolors – The super fast color schemes generator!

DESIGN - Fonts

1001 Fonts
Adobe Fonts – Search fonts, foundries, designers, and more…
Font Squirrel – 100% free for commercial use
dafont – Top fonts for every project
Google Fonts
My Fonts – What the Font – Instant font identification 

DESIGN - Icons

Fontello – icon fonts generator
IcoMoon – Free
Font Awesome – Get vector icons and social logos…
Fontastic – Add Vector Icons to Your Website
Shapes4free – 2,800+ Photoshop Shapes

DESIGN - Idea Center

One Page Love – One Page Websites, templates, and resources
Shopify Themes
Webdesign Inspiration – The best website design ideas

DESIGN - Images | Video | Audio

Clipart Library – Free Clip Art Library
ClipArtMax – Millions of clipart images, unlimited download for free!
Convertio – Convert your files to any format
Coverr – Beautiful Free Stock Video Footage
Descript – All-in-one audio & video editing, as easy as a doc.
Epidemic Sound – Don’t mind the license.  We got your back.
Experte Background Remover – Background Remover – Make Image Transparent
FreeImages – Find free stock images, ready for your projects
Freepik – Graphic resources for everyone
Image Downloader Chrome Extension
Instagram Photo Downloader – Instagram Photo Downloader
Mazwai – Handpicked stock video footage
Motionbox – Motionbox exists to help creators and teams make better videos, faster.
Pexels – The best free stock photos & videos shared by talented creators
Pixabay – Stunning free images & royalty-free stock
RemoveBG – Remove Image Background
Repurpose.io – Repurposing and distribution platform for audio and video creators
Stock Unlimited – 1 Million+ Visuals for Businesses & Professionals
Vecteezy – Download free vector art, stock photos & videos
Videezy – Free HD Stock Footage & 4K Videos!
Videvo – Free Stock Video Footage

DESIGN - Graphic Design

Canva – Design anything (Free)
Craiyon.com – A model drawing images from any prompt! (Free)
Gimp – GNU Image Manipulation Program (Free)
Inkscape – Draw freely (Free)
Make Word Art
Scribus – Open Source Desktop Publishing (Free)
SwatchBooker – Reads color swatches, gradients, and patterns (Free)
vistacreate – Design your story (Free)

DESIGN - Image Optimization

Compress JPEG – With the Force of an Elephant
EZGIG.com – Animated GIFs made easy
Tinyjpg – Smart JPEG and PNG compression
Tinypng – Smart PNG and JPEG compression

DESIGN - Video Editing Software

Open Broadcaster Software (free) – OBS Studio – Free and open source software for video recording and live streaming.
OpenShot (free) – Create Stunning Videos.

DEVELOPER & CODING RESOURCES

Can I Use? – Browser Compatibility
Codecademy – Join the Millions Learning to Code with Codecademy
CodePen – The best place to build, test, and discover front-end code
Codewars – Achieve mastery through challenge
FreeCodeCamp – Learn to code at home. Build projects.  Earn certifications
MDN web docs (moz://a) – Resources for developers, by developers
repl.it – Code, create, and learn together
w3schools – The World’s Largest Web Developer Site

DOMAIN & HOSTING RESOURCES

Bluehost – The Best Web Hosting
Cloudways – Managed Cloud Hosting Platform
Digital Ocean – Welcome to the developer cloud
GoDaddy – Find your perfect domain.  Sell Anything. Anywhere.
IANA – Global coordination DNS Root, IP addressing, and other IP resources
ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
LiquidWeb – Fully Managed Cloud & Web Hosting
MediaLyon – Your Digital Marketing Partner in Success
Namecheap – Bring your ideas to life
Namehero – The World’s Favorite Web Hosting
Root Servers Org – The 12 Worldwide internet root servers
SpinupWP – Your Own Extremely Fast WordPress Server, Spun Up in Minutes
WebHosting Talk – Forum
WP engine – Power your creativity on the #1 platform for WordPress

FUN STUFF

Cheatography.com – Over 5,000 Free Cheat Sheets.
TheOatmeal.com – How A Web Design Goes Straight To Hell.

GET INFO

Built With – Find out what websites are Built With
DNSHero – Checks health and configuration
IP2Location – Identify Geographical Location and Proxy by IP Address
IsItWP – Find out which websites are built with WordPress?
PublicWWW – Source Code Search Engine (Find websites with any WordPress theme or plugin)
     (Ex: “wp-content/themes/divi”, “wp-content/plugins/elementor-pro”, “wp-content/plugins/woocommerce”)
scanWP – WordPress Theme Detector (Including Plugin Detection)
Wappalyzer (Chrome Extension) – Identify technologies on websites
WayBackMachine – Internet Archive
Whatsmydns.net – Global DNS Propagation Checker
WhatIsMyIP.com – What is My IP?
Whois – Identity for everyone
WordPress Plugin Checker – For installed plugins on almost any WordPress site
WP Detector – WordPress Themes and Plugin Detector

MARKETING - Affiliate Programs

CJ Affiliate – Dare to think big. Expect bigger results.
Creative Market – Managed Cloud Hosting Platform
Envato Affiliate – Become an Envato Affiliate
impact.com – Great partnerships grow your business
ShareASale – Affiliate Account Creation

MARKETING - E-mail

Constant Contact – Create branded emails, sell products, …
Hunter.io – Connect with anyone (Email address finder)
MailChimp – Marketing smarts for big ideas
Mailgun – Intuitive & Scalable Email APIs For Developers
SendGrid – Partner with the email service trusted by developers and marketers…

MARKETING - Influencers

Shoutcart – Influencer Marketing by Shoutcart

MARKETING - Sales Funnels

click funnels – Quickly Create Beautiful Sales Funnels That Convert…

PAYMENT PROCESSING

PayPal Buttons – Which button would you like to add?

SECURITY - SSL Checkers

Digicert – SSL Certificate Checker
Qualys SSL Labs – SSL Server Test
SSL Shopper – SSL Checker
Why No Padlock – We’ve helped 8,000,000 websites become secure!

SECURITY - Malware Scanners

Google Transparency Report – Safe Browsing site status
Norton LIfe Lock – Safe Web – Look up a site.  Get our rating.
Quttera – Scan website for free.
PCrisk – Free Online Website Malware Scanner
Sucuri – Free website security check & malware scanner
Unmask Parasites (Sucuri) – Care about your site security?
Virus Total – Analyze suspicious files and URLs to detect types of malware…
WayBackMachine – Internet Archive

SEO

ahrefs – Rank higher and get more traffic
Answer The Public – Discover what people are asking about…
Backlinko – Brian Dean
Exploding Topics – We surface rapidly growing topics before they take off.
Google Developer Tools – Improve your site’s SEO
Google Keyword Planner – Choose the right keywords
Google Search Operators – (MOZ), (ahrefs), (GoogleGuide), (Semrush), (SpyFu), (Kinsta)
Keywords Everywhere (Browser extension) – Keyword research on the go
Keywords Revealer  – Only SEO tool you will ever need
Keyword Tool – Find Great Keywords Using Google Autocomplete
Merkle – SEO Tools & Insights from Merkle, a performance marketing agency.
MOZ – There’s a smarter way to do SEO.
Neil Patel – Do you want more traffic
Screaming Frog – Website crawler and log file analyzer tools.
SE Ranking – Google Location Changer
SEMRush – One platform.  Everything you need to dominate your niche online.
SpyFu – Unlimited SEO & PPC Data
Ubersuggest (Neil Patel) – Ubersuggest shows you how to win the game of SEO.

Content Creation

Jasper.ai – (Browser extension) Document what you’re doing, instantly.
Tango.us – The Future of Writing (AI content writer).

Structured Data

Google Search Central – Test your structured data
Google Structured Data Markup Helper
Merkle – Schema Markup Generator (JSON-LD)
Schema.org
Schema.org Validator – Test your structured data

Technical SEO

ahrefs Broken Link Checker – Check your site for broken inbound and outbound links in seconds

SOCIAL MEDIA

Buffer – Simpler social media tools for authentic engagement
Creator Studio – Welcome to Creator Studio for Facebook
Hootsuite – Social is your superpower.
Link Inspector Tools
  > Facebook Post Inspector– Enter a URL to see the information that is used when it is shared on Facebook
  > Linkedin Post Inspector – Enter a URL to see how it is shared on Linkedin
Loomly – Build a successful brand with your team.
Tailwind – Grow Smarter on Pinterest & Instagram

SPEED & OPTIMIZATION TESTING

Byte check – Website speed test
Fast or Slow – Global Website Speed Profiler
GeoPeeker – See how a site appears to the rest of the world
Google Mobile-Friendly Testr – Is your web page mobile-friendly?
GTmetrix – How fast does your website load?
Page Speed Grader – Faster site.  Better rankings.
PageSpeed Insights – Make your web pages fast on all devices
Pingdom Website Speed Test – Pingdom Website Speed Test
web.dev – See how well your website performs.
WEBPAGETEST – How fast does your website load?
Web Vitals (Chrome Extension) – Measure metrics for a healthy site

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