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
- Adobe provides this form that allows you to convert PDF files to HTML files (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_simple_form.html).
- Anonymizer lets you surf the web anonymously (http://www.anonymizer.com/).
- 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).
- Doctor HTML lets you check the syntax and structure of your web pages (http://www2.imagiware.com/RxHTML/).
- OptiView’s SiteScan (formerly GIF Wizard) allows you to optimize GIF files on your website (http://www.optiview.com/).
- MarketLeap’s link popularity check lets you determine the popularity of your website (http://www.marketleap.com/publinkpop/).
- Netcraft’s web server query form lets you figure out what server software a particular website is running (http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph/).
- Ping Gateway (http://www.dnswatch.com/cgi-bin/pingit). The name says it all.
- Traceroute Gateway (http://www.slac.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/nph-traceroute.pl). The name says it all.
- Weblint Gateway (http://ejk.cso.uiuc.edu/cgi-bin/weblint). The name almost says it all. Weblint is another HTML validation program.