Links and Resources
Below you'll find a list of some of the best resources in the web development and marketing industries. While this list is not all inclusive, I hope that you'll find useful information on SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Drupal, WordPress, SiteCore, Social Media Campaigns and general HTML/CSS references.
- W3Schools- A great resources when you're just learning to code. Lot of neat tips and outlines.
- CSS3 Shapes Tutorials- Some good tutorials on how to make shapes in CSS3.
- TechUmber- Web Development Blogs and Tutorials
- Mocking Bird- Online Wireframe Software- Free and Paying Plans.
- Lynda- Online training/classes in any subject.
- 20 Cheatsheets for Designers A blog posting of 20 resources web designers may need. Very useful!
- HTML Goodies- HTML Tutorials and Resources
Website & Coding Resources
- Harvest- A good time tracker that can be added directly to your bowser or used on your phone. Perfect for freelancing.
- Dreamhost- Web site hosting and domain registrations.
- CSS/HTML Presentations- 6 different types of HTML/CSS slideshows/presentations and how to accomplish them.
- PHP Builder- Tips and Tricks from PHP developers worldwide. /
- W3Schools HTML Validator- Validate your code before launch. Great way to check for errors.
- W3Schools CSS Validator- Validate your code before launch. Great way to check for errors.
- Preview of HTML5- Structural and Visual changes in HTML5.
SEO & SEM
- Moz: Beginners Guide to SEO A beginning guide to all things SEO. Start here.
- Search Engine Journal A news and blog resource for all things SEO and Content Marketing. Check it out often for updates and tips of the trade.
- WooRank WooRank will diagnose your SEO and technical abilities and give you a grade based on these analysis. Review your site for personalize optimization tips.
- ProRankTracker Track where your website ranks in Search Engine Listings, as well as how it's moving over time.
- Google AdWords Keyword Planner A free keyword planner from Google.
- Google Trends A free tool from Google to see search volume for keywords and locations. Great for SEO and SEM planning.
Marketing Blogs & Resources
- 10 Websites for Free Stock Images- A listing of 10 free websites for stock photos.
- Pixel Bay- Free Stoke Image Search
- Unsplash- Up to 10 free images a week on this Tumblr Blog.
- Mashables- The latest news in business, marketing and social media.
- Constant Contact- Easy and customizable email campaign management.
- What is SMO?- 7 key steps to SMO and what it means
- 75 Must-Read Marketing Blogs- Article featuring links and details on top 75 blogs for social media marketers to follow
Color Themes and Ideas
- Color Scheme Designer- Select a color and find complimenting colors.
- Adobe Kuler- Color wheel for web design from Adobe
- Beautiful Color Palette Inspiration- 50 Inspirational Color Palettes for your website design.
- Photo Based Color Design- Upload a picture to get a list of complimenting colors and themes.
- Inspired Media- Article featuring 50+ inspiring website designs.
- Awesome Color Tools!- Article with over 25 free web design color tools.
- Create Your Own Color Scheme- Article with tips on how to create your own color schemes.
Content Management Systems
- Drupal- #1 Open Source Content Management System, offices in Portland, OR and Boston, MA
- WordPress- Popular Open Source Content Management System
- SiteCore- Data Heavy Content Management System
- Joomla- Content Management System originally founded in Australia. Most commonly used in Europe.
Other Recommended Reading
- Simple Photoshop Hacks- Simple photoshop tricks to help you navigate comps.
- Accessability and the Web- Goverment site featuring ideas, resources and standards for web accessabilty.
- Web Accessiblity- Ideas, resources and standards for web accessabilty.
- CSS Zen Garden- See CSS3 in action
- The Starter Kit- Starter kit for web development and design resources.