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5 Great Tools to Help Make a Great Website

You’ve got a great idea and you’re now ready to show the rest of world – the World Wide Web, that is. Now it’s easier than ever to learn how to design a web site, and the Internet even offers web designers an amazing array of interesting, useful and free helpful development tools. These tools not only support the development process, but do some of the work for you:

1. W3C Markup Validation Service
The Markup Validator is a free tool and service that validates your markup and reports any errors or discrepancies in your code.

2. Firebug
Long before Google Chrome came along, Mozilla’s Firefox has been helping push web development forward.


Mozilla provides great web development tools; Firebug is just one of them.

Firebug integrates with Firefox to give you access to a wealth of information while you browse pages on the Web. This add-on allows you to edit, debug and monitor CSS, HTML and JavaScript. It’s a great way to find a bug in your web code without spending hours.

3. Web Developer Toolbar
Another great Firefox add-on is Firefox’s Wed Developer Toolbar. The toolbar adds a menu and as the name implies, a toolbar that serves up a variety of very helpful web dev tools.

4. Listamatic
Listamatic is an excellent site that offers tutorials on creating attractive and responsive navigation bars with CSS and one simple list.

5. Stock Exchange
Need photos for your website? Stock Exchange provides a stock photography community where artists and photographers share and exchange high-quality stock images. As a design resource, the site provides a library of high-resolution, royalty-free photographs. The images on the site are free, but remember to check the License Agreement for each image, as some artists request notification or photo credit.

If you’re ready to start designing a website, use these resources to make your job easier, you’ll be designing a web site in no time. Or learn more about courses that can teach you web design. The World Wide Web awaits!

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