50 Tools for Website Optimization, development and Testing

Collection of Best Tools for Webmaster and Web Designers covering Website Development, Website Testing , Website optimization

  1. Quarkbase - everything about a website ( 1745 ) 
    Quarkbase is a free tool to find complete information about a website. It collects information from over 30 data sources and many algorithms gathering information from Internet on various topics like social popularity, traffic, associated people, etc. Just type in your webiste URL, you can get a detailed report about your website.
  2. tlbox-Web Design Tools ( 1690 ) 
    A lot of sites have been promoting pages for web developers, but none of them have asked what people are actually using to do good work. This site hopes to answer that question and provide people with the best sites first - not somewhere in the middle of long lists. Provides a lot of add on tools for your browser also and helps you in organizing your bookmarks
  3. Online Digital Scrapbooking Without Software ( 1487 ) 
    Here at www.ScrapbookGenerator.com (a web based scrapbooker, make scrapbooks online), anyone (newbies, professionals, kids, students, grandmas) can now do their own scrapbooking projects right here online without installing any software (you do not even need photo editing applications like Photoshop) or paying any fees (it's free). This site can save you hundreds of dollars as their is no expensive scrapping tools needed, no messy adhesives, no real physical labor, no costly expenses for premade fancy stickers/embellishments, no cost for art supplies, save your money for life expenses! You can even do your scrapbooking while at the office, at school or even at the local library. You upload photographs directly from your digital camera (USB, file limit size is 1MB/1024KB and you can upload/import standard image files of the types JPG/BMP/PNG/GIF), you can import any image from free hosting sites (like Flickr.com) or use an image search engine (like Google's) to find graphics and free clipart. Once you have uploaded your photograph and picked out a scrapbook layout, you can use the other image generator tools to add more features (exampe: add multiple text messages, add props, frames, etc). This site is 100% free to use (you can print your creations with cheap home printers, download them to use in PDF/PPT/SWF/DOC projects, or email as free ecards).
  4. Free Web Analytics - PHPMyVisites ( 1457 ) 
    phpMyVisites is a free and powerful open source (GNU/GPL) software for websites statistics and audience measurements. phpMyVisites gives a lot of information on websites visitors, visited pages, software/hardware utilization, etc... The GUI Interface is fun and practical. The installation is entirely automated and very simple. Statistics are very complete and use many clear graphics to present data. The web analytics software is translated in more than 30 languages!
  5. Google Chatback - Chat with your visitors from your web page. ( 1432 ) 
    This is probably Google's answer to Live Chat. Simply install the chatback badge on your web page and your visitors can chat with you whenever you are signed into Google chat. The best part is Visitors do not need Google Talk or any software to chat with you.
  6. Free Website Speed Test ( 1426 ) 
    Free Website Speed Test: Measure your server's speed, compare to our benchmarks, and get insights on how to improve speed.
  7. Expression Web SuperPreview makes cross-browser testing like moist delicious cake ( 1413 ) 
    Every web developer today faces the challenge of checking website compatibility across a large pool of browsers and browser versions in the marketplace. Up and until now, either you could install every browser, verify the website via a visual inspection and debug with tools specialized to that browser, or you could send a URL to a third-party screenshotting service like BrowserShots for an all-in-one visual inspection. The former is messy and tedious but gives you more control and an opportunity to diagnose problems, whilst the latter is simple but slow and useless to fix the problem. Needless to say, SuperPreview is the best of both worlds
  8. Dns Report ( 1307 ) 
    DNSstuff is a web application that empowers users with tools and expertise to test, resolve and configure their DNS and network.These are the tools they provide-DNS Report,DNS TIming,WHOIS Lookup,IP Tests like SPAM DatabaseLookup,ReverseDNS Lookup,IPWHOIS Lookup,IP Information,Hostname Tests like DNS Lookup,Traceroute,PING,ISP Cached DNS Lookup,Additional Tests like Abuse Lookup,Decimal IPs,E-mail Test,URL DEOBFUSCATORCIDR/Netmask,CSE HTML Validator,Free E-mail Lookup Most of them are paid tools.
  9. Test webpage from 50 locations ( 1264 ) 
    How fast does your webpage load?. Use loads.in to test your webpage from 50 locations worldwide.
  10. The 411 on Spyware Removal ( 1260 ) 
    411 Spyware Remove is a security blog providing definitions and guides to manually remove spyware. Learn how to get rid of Malware, Trojan, Rogue Anti-Spyware, Adware, Worms, BHO and virus parasites. 411 Spyware Remove is dedicated to the fight against the ever increasing Spyware epidemic and also provides a free spyware scanner.
  11. W3 Counter-Global Web Stats ( 1250 ) 
    Shows stats on browsers, Operating systems, Countries and Screen Resolutions.
  12. Open web analytics ( 1246 ) 
    Open source web analytics for many of the web's most popular applications. Open Web Analytics is an open source web analytics framework. OWA is used by thousnadsof people around the world to add web analytics features to their web site or application.
  13. Fixing Yourtm web Site Using Dr. HTML ( 1241 ) 
    There are a lot of ways to make a sucky web site. Doctor HTML offers a free (five-page per day) analysis of your web page. Once you find the mistakes, it's up to you to fix them.
  14. Manage your Web Analytics & SEO - Goingup ( 1232 ) 
    GoingUp! integrates popular analytics & SEO tools in one easy-to-use interface to see how your website is performing from all points-of-view.
  15. Website Tools INSTANT TEST WIZARD ( 1226 ) 
    Test the performance and availability of your website from 11 locations around the world. Simply click on the button for the test that you would like to run and input your info. This is the only testing wizard online that gives you results from around the world - FOR FREE
  16. Screen to Video Recorder-Screen Capture with Audio ( 1224 ) 
    Easy Video Capture is a video capturing tool for recording your screen activities into AVI video in real time. Very easy to use Screen to Video Recorder software for video recording purpose including audio and cursor options. It supports recording video, audio, and mouse cursor. You can use Easy Video Capture to record DVD, RM, VCD, or other video media into AVI file. You can use it to make slide-show training documents with sound and text. You may change the options for recording, add text to video, record video with audio, choose to record mouse cursor or not, blink the area border when recording, and so on. It works on 32-bit windows including 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003.
  17. Free Banner Maker ( 1203 ) 
    Free online Banner maker, Generate your fav. banner in seconds.
  18. Aardvark Firefox Extension ( 1180 ) 
    The Aardvark Firefox extension is a tool for web developers/designers as well as casual users.
  19. HoTMetaL Pro (SoftQuad) ( 1148 ) 
    A Web site development environment with editing, site management, and publishing tools. The most versatile Website development tool. Powerful, customizable and extensible, it has the power you need to quickly create great sites. With unrivaled editing, site management and publishing tools, HoTMetaL PRO 6.0 is the ultimate Website development environment.
  20. Web Page Analyzer - Optimize for performance ( 1148 ) 
    Free Website Performance Tool and Web Page Speed Analysis. Try free web site speed test to improve website performance. 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. The script incorporates best practices from HCI research and web site optimization techniques into its recommendations.
  21. Website Speed Test ( 1147 ) 
    Find out how fast your website loads. Too slow? Perhaps you need to optimize the page or move to a faster server.
  22. Pingdom - Full page test, Free tools for Web developers ( 1137 ) 
    The Full Page Test loads a complete HTML page including all objects (images, CSS, JavaScripts, RSS, Flash and frames/iframes). It mimics the way a page is loaded in a web browser. Good site which shows the loading time along with all the breakup of where you may be consuming time.
  23. Glasnost: Bringing Transparency to the Internet ( 1136 ) 
    The goal of our Glasnost project is to make access networks, such as residential cable, DSL, and cellular broadband networks, more transparent to their customers. ISPs are increasingly deploying a variety of middleboxes (e.g., firewalls, traffic shapers, censors, and redirectors) to monitor and to manipulate the performance of user applications. Most ISPs do not reveal the details of their network deployments to their customers. We believe that this knowledge is important to help users make a more informed choice of their ISP. Further, such knowledge is also useful for researchers designing protocols and systems that run on top of these networks. To improve network transparency, we are building online tools that are easy to use and publishing them on this web page. Currently, there are two tools you could use to test your ISP
  24. Traffick - The Guide to Portals and Search Engines ( 1089 ) 
    Traffick is a search engine blog focused on search marketing trends and web browser technology
  25. resizeMyBrowser ( 977 ) 
    Great for testing your website in different screen resolutions. You can create your own preset too.
  26. Firefox web developer toolbar ( 974 ) 
    The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools.
  27. SAS/IntrNet (SAS/IntrNet) ( 953 ) 
    A variety of tools for building dynamic Web applications. SAS/IntrNet software provides access to the proven broad server capabilities of SAS for enterprise Web-client application development.
  28. Protolize - Web Tools collection ( 950 ) 
    This is a place where web designers and developers collaborate to create an ultimate collection of web-tools. Only the most useful and current tools will be considered to be on the list.
  29. Yahoo Web Analytics ( 936 ) 
    Yahoo has integrated its acquisition of IndexTools, a leading provider of web analytics software, with its own systems to provide a free full featured enterprise analytics solution which also now provides insight into the demographics and category interests of your website visitors. Powerful and flexible dashboards, segmentation tools, and campaign management features make it faster and easier for online marketers and website designers to learn about and align with each audience.
  30. Firebug - Open source Web Dev Tool ( 893 ) 
    Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of web development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.
  31. Banner Creator ( 865 ) 
    Free Online banner creator.
  32. TheCounter.com ( 798 ) 
    TheCounter.com - The Affordable Web Site Analysis Tool
    You spent hours creating a great Web site, so make sure that you have the vital information you need to create the best site possible. TheCounter.com provides accurate, up-to-the-minute reports on how your Web pages are being used by visitors to your site.


  33. 1st Page 2000 (EVRsoft) ( 794 ) 
    This freeware Web authoring and programming package can scale to the user's skill level, with modes ranging from "beginner" to "hardcore." 1st Page 2000 2.0 is the tool that lets you create powerful, great looking websites faster, easier and on-time.The world's free web builder to create and manage world-class Web sites. Its power and flexibility lets anyone create the web site they want.Evrsoft 1st Page 2000 helps you write, edit and improve your HTML, its powerful tools let you author websites faster, easier and better! Most new builders don't realize the time they're losing by relying on traditional based text editors like WindowsTM Notepad to author their sites.
  34. Emacs (GNU) ( 776 ) 
    This free software bills itself as an "extensible, customizable, self-documenting, real-time display editor."
  35. Forte (Sun Microsystems) ( 770 ) 
    Forte is a suite of software development tools to create and maintain C, C++, and Fortran applications.
  36. UltraDev (Macromedia) ( 747 ) 
    Facilitates the development of database-driven Web applications in a visual environment (using ASP, JSP, and CFML).
  37. Flash (Macromedia) ( 744 ) 
    Software for designing and delivering low-bandwidth animations, presentations, and Web sites. Flash Professional 8 is the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites, digital experiences and mobile content. With Flash Professional 8, creative professionals design and author interactive content rich with video, graphics, and animation for truly unique, engaging websites, presentations or mobile conten
  38. XMLwriter (Wattle Software) ( 722 ) 
    XML editor for Windows; a fully functional version is available for download for a 30-day evaluation.
  39. For Internet and Intranet Professionals ( 721 ) 
    WebTrends is now leading the category into Marketing Performance Management. With an uncompromising focus on delivering the most accurate and actionable metrics, WebTrends enables thousands of web-smart organizations to easily improve campaign performance and web site conversion as well as build stronger relationships with their customers.
  40. Dynamic Drive - CSS, Javascripts and everything ( 721 ) 
    The #1 place on the net to obtain free, original DHTML & Javascripts to enhance your web site! This site has everything from CSS, to Javascript to Image gradient generator. This site is a must visit for every web developer & webmaster. I am sure you will love this site.
  41. URL Info - Free HTML page analysis ( 719 ) 
    This tool analyzes the HTML pages : finding headers, internal and external links, show img links, etc. The URL-Info Bookmarklet is a free bookmarklet that makes it easy to get information about any web page you're reading on the Web. Here's what you do:
  42. URL Pulse - Simplified website statistics & valuation data ( 708 ) 

    Our goal at URLpulse is to create an simple & easy to use platform that measures & ranks websites in the United States. We use specialized algorithms & many data streams to power the 'engine' behind the site. Fast browsing makes comparisons between websites of friends, competitors, and sites you frequent, especially easy.

    Where available, we're able to provide in depth data on rankings by cities/locations in the United States, and countries internationally. As well, a sample of external links into, and links out from the website. Along with the location & setup of the server hosting the website.

    Who uses us?
    We have a wide range of users including, web marketers, SEO's, publishers, small businesses, internet enthusiast, along with general internet users.

  43. CourseBuilder (Macromedia) ( 707 ) 
    Free extension for Dreamweaver 4 and UltraDev 4 for the creation of interactive pages with Web-based learning content. The CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver Extension is the most popular Macromedia learning extension. It accelerates the instructional development process with more than 40 pre-scripted learning interactions, quiz and assessment templates, and the ability to track results to a learning management system or database such as Lotus LearningSpace, using an AICC communication (instead of ADL SCORM).
  44. The Big List of CSS, XHTML, and HTML Tools ( 672 ) 
    CSS / XHTML / HTML Editors & Generators Css Creator Page Layout Online CSS Editor CSS Rounded Box Generator CSS Grid Calculator CSS / XHTML / HTML Validators W3C HTML Validator W3C CSS Validator WDG HTML Validator HTML / XHTML / WML / XML Validator CSS Menus and Tabs CSS Menu Maker Inline Mini Tabs 14 Free Vertical CSS Menus Inverted Sliding Doors Tabs BrainJar Tabs Listamatic 2 CSS / DHTML Hybrid Nav Bar Destroydrop Javascript Tree Nav Menu Listamatic 1 Simplebits Accessible Image Tab Rollovers Simplebits Minitab Shapes Simplebits CSS Minitabs (UN-tab) Simplebits Simplified CSS Tabs Hybrid CSS Dropdowns Tabtastic Alistapart - Taming Lists Alistapart Sliding Doors Alistapart Horizontal Dropdowns Bulletproof Slants CSS Menu Generator Navigation Matrix CSS Tab Designer CSS Double Column Lists Horizontal & Vertical 4 Level Menu 2 Level Horizontal Nav 37 Navigation Techniques 13styles.com Navigation Menus CSS Playground Suckerfish Dropdowns Intelligent Menus Script-Free Pure CSS Menu Deluxe CSS Dropdowns & Flyouts Special Characters & Character Entities Simple Character Entity Chart HTML Character Entities Special HTML Characters CSS / XHTML / HTML Optimizers & Compressors Online CSS Optimizer Flumpcakes CSS Optimizer Clean CSS HTML Tidy CSSTidy Icey CSS Compressor Miscellaneous CSS / XHTML / HTML Tools Em Calculator Jotform CSS Forms Creator Wufoo Form Builder Color Tools Color Scheme Designer (My fave) Easy RGB Kolur.com Color Inspiration Color Palette Generator 2 Eye Dropper Color Mixer Color Toy Color Palette Creator Accessibility Color Wheel Color Shades Color Mixers Color Schemer Color Lab Color Chart Picker Web Color Visualizer Color Contrast Sharewonders Color Tool 4096 Color Wheel 100 Random Colors Infohound Color Schemer Color Blender Degraeve Color Palette Generator ColourMod
  45. Website speed and performance test - GTmetrix ( 645 ) 

    Speed matters. Studies show that users leave a site if it hasn't loaded in 4 seconds; keep your users happy and engaged by providing a fast performing website! GTmetrix uses Google Page Speed and Yahoo! YSlow to grade your site's performance and provides actionable recommendations to fix these issues.

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