There's no such thing as "the list" when it comes to webmasters and tools that they/we often use. Everyone has a program to rely on, a website to learn from or an ebook for guidance. We're so addicted to our favorite programs that we could not imagine our work otherwise. Things started with notepad mostly and look where we are right now. It could take 100 pages such as this one to cover, maybe, 10% of what's out there valued as a good resource for us. In this article, we've tried to identify the most used tools for programmers, designers and SEO guys/gals and put up a nice list that will surely bring you at least 10 new things to learn about. Things that make you more productive, saves you time or give you the opportunity to earn more money. It's all here in the "Webmaster's top list of resources".
"No matter what business you are in, Wordtracker will tell you the words people use when they search - and how popular each word is."
One of the best and complete tools out there to guide you into the SEO world and outperform your competitors.
A keyword research tool that, even it's very often offline, helps thousands of publishers find the keywprds that bring the most traffic.
An excellent SEO tool that will search and display the pages that link to you and also their anchor text. Good to find out the quality over quantity.
Improve your traffic and search engine rankings by finding good webistes that sell links and advertising space.
I think, the most trusted seo book over the internet which, as they(he) say(s), it's updated very often and fast, covering all the hot topics of the moment in what SEO has to say.
Lots of free web SEO tools including webmaster tools such as Cloaking Checker, Google Banned Checker, Google Datacenter Search, Google PageRank Prediction and many other ones.
A is constantly providing SEO education, tools, resources and paid services.
A complete list of professional SEO tools. Similar to iwebtools but very impressive also.
This tool will try to determine if your page has copies over the web.
Build your XML Site Map online using this tool.
A mod_rewrite RewriteRule Generator.
ClickHeat is a visual heatmap of clicks on a HTML page, showing hot and cold click zones.
In my opinion, the best PHP Development Environment out there.
An article that compares the best 10 PHP frameworks offering a graphic display with the results.
Setting up a local webserver is a REAL PAIN. XAMPP is an easy to install Apache distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl. XAMPP is really very easy to install and to use - just download, extract and start building your projects.
"The Xdebug extension helps you debugging your script by providing a lot of valuable debug information."
A great community for webmasters. It's where I go when I need guidance, It's what I recommend.
Boost your server's performance using XCache. "XCache is a fast, stable PHP opcode cacher that has been tested and is now running on production servers under high load."
A huge PHP Classes Repository.
The biggest list of programming scripts (and not only) based on various categories.
Another good PHP IDE/editor for PHP development now featuring remote FTP editing and support for PHP frameworks!
Smarty it's a template engine built for PHP.
"RegexBuddy is your perfect companion for working with regular expressions. Easily create regular expressions that match exactly what you want."
"The simple and elegant look of the <oXygen/> XML Editor combined with the complete coverage of the XML editing features have made it popular in both the corporate and academic worlds. It provides the necessary tools for the document creation and presentation."
"MySQL Query Browser is the easiest visual tool for creating, executing, and optimizing SQL queries for your MySQL Database Server. The MySQL Query Browser gives you a complete set of drag-and-drop tools to visually build, analyze and manage your queries."
"Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle. A large and vibrant ecosystem of major technology vendors, innovative start-ups, universities, research institutions and individuals extend, complement and support the Eclipse platform"
If you don't use regular expressions yet, you will discover in this book a whole new world of mastery over your data. If you already use them, you'll appreciate this book's unprecedented detail and breadth of coverage. If you think you know all you need to know about regular expressions, this book is a stunning eye-opener.
Small pieces of code, functions, classes, hacks or things you have to ask or search on the forums and search engines. Little snippets that can build your project piece by piece. You know how they say that "it's the little things that takes longer to do" so why should you lose valuable time searching all over the internet when you can have them saved here in one place.
An in-browser HTML/CSS coder with a real-time preview of how the page will look.
Text editor + Transmit + CSS editor + Terminal + Books + More = Coda (Mac Only - no I don't have a Mac...:)).
"TextMate brings Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike."
We?ve selected fresh high quality icons, buttons, vector graphics, templates and layouts. You might know some of them, but hopefully not all of them.
"kuler is the first web-hosted application from Adobe Labs designed both to stand alone and to complement Adobe Creative Suite software. Built using Adobe Flash and ActionScript 3.0, kuler is all about color: color for exploration, inspiration, experimentation and sharing."
Backgrounds from the 70's
The best, easy to use, tool to quickly and easily design, develop, and maintain websites and web applications.
"Looking for a powerful tool for creating standards-compliant sites? Consider TopStyle, written by the creator of HomeSite, the world famous HTML-editor."
"The foundational YUI Grids CSS offers four preset page widths, six preset templates, and the ability to stack and nest subdivided regions of two, three, or four columns. The 4kb file provides over 1000 page layout combinationss."
CuteFTP is an award-winning FTP Client for securely and reliably transferring files over industry standard protocols including FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS and SSH.
We can monitor your website and servers and let you know right away when anything goes wrong. Get the facts and stay on top of things with Pingdom.
"The new Google Analytics makes it easy to improve your results online. Write better ads, strengthen your marketing initiatives, and create higher-converting websites. Google Analytics is free to all advertisers, publishers, and site owners."
Sometimes...a very useful resource