Hi all, I am looking into starting a thread here with a list of recommended resource websites for web design/development. So, What web design/development resources do you use and if you have time, tell us why? Eg. Stock photography websites, hosting sites, pre made scripts, helpdesks, forums, and anything else related:
Standards checkers, w3c, JSLint, etc. are really important. I usually do fine with HTML/CSS, but sometimes JS will leave me dumbfounded and it's much easier finding a syntax error through JSLint, than examining each line by myself. If there was an on-the-fly PHP syntax checker, I would fall in love. Sometimes, hosts aren't very intelligent and make bad decisions concerning error logging and error displaying. It can get pretty annoying, and a dedicated validator would be wonderful.
I've used sxc.hu in the past for stock photos.
I would say google is my number 1 resource. I've rarely failed at finding an answer to a problem by googling. In fact, the rare times when it fails me, I'm usually not inputting the specific problem I'm encountering.
If any one here deals with text data files, here is a great little app CSVed. It takes a bit to get use to but once you do you can really slice and dice text data files. It can load a 50+ MB csv file in under five seconds.
I always look at CSS galleries for a bit of inspiration, though I don't like following current trends; I like to invent new ones. I also occasionally visit SmashingMagazine for some information I didn't know and Tutorial9 as well. If none of those cut it, I'll get ideas from other designers.
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There are some great resources here, anyone got any more great suggestions? Please check to see if they have already been listed before replying. While checking, you may even find some great new resources yourself.
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