* Top 10 Webware Websites (Or Websites That Do Stuff)

I have a handful of bookmarks filed under ‘webware’ because they are more like web-based software than websites. Whatever you want to call them, they are useful.

By Erik J. Heels

First published 7/17/2003; LawLawLaw Newsletter; Clock Tower Law Group

  1. Adobe provides this form that allows you to convert PDF files to HTML files (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_simple_form.html).
  2. Anonymizer lets you surf the web anonymously (http://www.anonymizer.com/).
  3. This browser-safe color chart is useful for designing/redesigning your website so that its colors are viewable in most browsers (http://www.primeshop.com/html/216colrs.htm).
  4. Doctor HTML lets you check the syntax and structure of your web pages (http://www2.imagiware.com/RxHTML/).
  5. OptiView’s SiteScan (formerly GIF Wizard) allows you to optimize GIF files on your website (http://www.optiview.com/).
  6. MarketLeap’s link popularity check lets you determine the popularity of your website (http://www.marketleap.com/publinkpop/).
  7. Netcraft’s web server query form lets you figure out what server software a particular website is running (http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph/).
  8. Ping Gateway (http://www.dnswatch.com/cgi-bin/pingit). The name says it all.
  9. Traceroute Gateway (http://www.slac.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/nph-traceroute.pl). The name says it all.
  10. Weblint Gateway (http://ejk.cso.uiuc.edu/cgi-bin/weblint). The name almost says it all. Weblint is another HTML validation program.

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