This section is like
raiding my workshop. Everything I find useful in developing my own sites,
will be listed here, more or less in the order they're used--ALL FREE,
NATURALLY. Some of these could be listed in multiple categories, so I
picked one and cross-referenced the others.
If you have a favorite
developers' site that isn't listed, please send
me an email.
Have you been hearing the new buzzword, dofollow? Here's a great Squidoo lens on that topic. DoFollow: Increase Your Backlinks with DoFollow Sites DoFollow: Increase Your Backlinks with DoFollow Sites
for domain name availability.
If you're wondering
if a domain name is available,
you can do a quick search by clicking on the banner, below, then scrolling
down to where it says "Sign up here."
Enter the name you want where it says "New domain search." You
can check other extensions,
but don't click anything else except the "next" button on that
You can search for as many names and extensions as you want.
You are under no obligation to continue the sign-up process.
If you do apply for a site, they will ask for a credit card at the end--hosting
is free--domain registration is not.
eBooks and Articles
Great free hosting--requires active participation
Sister site to Trap 17, more technically-oriented forums
YOU CAN ONLY HAVE ONE OF THESE TWO, SO CHOOSE
THE ONE WHERE YOU HAVE
THE MOST TO CONTRIBUTE ON THE FORUMS.
This is a great place to publish your original content and link back to your websites. With a little marketing, you can build PR on these "lenses" and get them in good positions in the search engines.
There must be HUNDREDS of them listed here!
Official Free Hosting Guide--great site
Tools and Templates
Tons of great scripts here, and a helpful support forum, too.
Fabulous site with dozens of free CSS templates to choose from
Excellent site with loads of resources
Web Colors by Name & Number
from Anthony and Hala Awtrey for their family and friends.
Free script downloads for Webmasters: Free e-commerce tools, email list
managers, contact form, tell a friend scripts,
and a live web robot for free download!
Create "favicons" for your URL using freeware download program "@sushi" from Towofu's Soft.
Directory Progressive - Submit Link
Human-edited directory accepts deep links and articles.
Write a short article and submit. It will appear on their site
with your bio and photo.
Link Exchange Directory
Free One-Way Link Directory
Does Your Site Measure Up
Award Winning Websites
Maintenance and Marketing (SEO)
Get advice to improve your placement in the search engines
Search Engine Genie
Check your stats
Lots of great professional SEO Tools
Outstanding free program to download.
This one gets our highest rating. $
$ $ $ $