Resources & Software

Web Content Production Tools

  • Adobe DreamWeaver

    High-end Web site development tool. It also boasts a template feature which is very useful for producing multi-page Web sites using a standard layout. (Mac & Windows)

  • Adobe Contribute

    Easy to learn Web site editor - ideal for maintaining existing sites. Recommended for users that do not require the flexibility, as well as the learning curve of Adobe DreamWeaver. (Mac & Windows)

  • UltraEdit

    One of the most powerful Windows text editing applications. (Windows)

  • BBEdit

    A very popular Macintosh text editor (Mac)

  • Text Wrangler

    A freeware version of BBEdit (Mac)

  • TextMate

    A powerful text editing application (Mac)

Testing & Verification

  • Cynthia Says

    Detailed text report of errors, including testing by different levels of compliance. Section 508, WCAG Priority 1, etc, and browser emulation

  • Wave

    Markup on your Web page accessibility errors and element markup.

  • W3C: HTML Validator

    Verify that your HTML code meets the current standards.

  • W3C: HTML Tidy

    Use this application to correct common HTML syntax errors.

  • HTML Tidy Plugin for Firefox

    Test and debug your code with this handy plugin.

  • Lynx Viewer

    Test how your Web site looks with a text-only web browser.

Accessibility Tools & Resources

  • W3C

    Use the World Wide Web Consortium's website as a starting place for all accessibility and compliance information.

  • WebAIM

    Useful information for making your website accessible to everyone.

  • Vischeck

    Test images for visitors to your Web site who are color-blind.

Image Editing / Organization Applications

  • Picnic

    Edit photos quickly and easily right from your browser! Optimize images for easy downloading.

  • Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe's popular high end, full-featured image editing application. (Mac & Windows)

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe's more affordable version of the Photoshop image editing application. (Mac & Windows)

  • Adobe Illustrator

    The Industry-leading vector-based drawing application. (Mac & Windows)

  • iPhoto

    Simple yet powerful image organization, plus easy-to-use editing features. (Mac)

  • Picasa

    A desktop application from Google, offering similar functionality to iPhoto for Windows users. (Windows)

Website Testing & Verification

  • W3C: HTML Validator

    Verify that your HTML code meets the current standards.

  • W3C: HTML Tidy

    Use this application to correct common HTML syntax errors.

  • Web Developer

    Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools to Firefox. Test your site without images, CSS and more.

  • Lynx Viewer

    Test how your Web site looks with a text-only web browser.

Accessibility Tools & Resources

  • W3C

    Use the World Wide Web Consortium's website as a starting place for all accessibility and compliance information.

  • Bobby 508 / 1.0 Check

    Test your website for ADA compliance (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 and U.S. Section 508 Guidelines)

HTML Tutorials

Standards-based Design

  • A List Apart

    An online magazine for cutting-edge standards-based design.

  • Web Standards Project

    The Web Standards Project is a grassroots coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.

  • Jeffery Zeldman

    Daily musings and resources from the Web standards evangelist Jeffery Zeldman.

CSS Resources

JavaScript Resources

AJAX Resources

Stock Photography Resources

Mobile Resources