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Cool Tools presentation from Computers in Libraries 2009 by Frank Cervone and Darlene Fichter …

Cool Tools presentation from Computers in Libraries 2009 by Frank Cervone and Darlene Fichter

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    • 1. 40-Plus New Tools & Gadgets for Library Webmasters Frank Cervone Vice Chancellor for Information Services Purdue University Calumet Darlene Fichter Data Librarian University of Saskatchewan Libraries March 30, 2009
    • 2. Webmaster tools Photo by . matt
    • 3. Layout Gala blog.html.it/layoutgala
    • 4. WAVE wave.webaim.org
    • 5. HTML Table Generator
      • Why?
        • Time consuming to design table layout
        • Style conflicts that yield results
        • Visual feedback
        • Free
      www.spectrum-research.com/V2/projects_table_generator.asp
    • 6.  
    • 7. Visual Thesaurus www.visualthesaurus.com
    • 8. FancyZoom GPL License www.dfc-e.com/metiers/multimedia/opensource/jquery-fancyzoom
    • 9. Uni-Form
      • DIY - build a form
      • Well structured, semantic, accessible and usable form
      sprawsm.com/uni-form
    • 10. feed.informer feed.informer.com
    • 11. phplist
      • phplist is an open-source newsletter manager
      • RSS to email
      • Integrates with Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla ..
      phplist.com
    • 12. EasyPHP www.easyphp.org
    • 13. Time Savers
    • 14. “ How I Can Code Twice as Fast as You” net.tutsplus.com/videos/screencasts/how-i-can-code-twice-as-fast-as-you/ net.tutsplus.com/videos/screencasts/how-i-can-code-twice-as-fast-as-you
    • 15. Texter
      • Runs in the Windows system tray
      • Works in any application you're typing in
      • Why:
        • Snippets of email messages
        • Code snippets – jquery
        • Add begin, end paragraph tags
        • Signatures, addresses, and commonly used abbreviations
      GPL License lifehacker.com/software/texter/lifehacker-code-texter-windows-238306.php
    • 16. text expander www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander
    • 17. Crowd Science crowdscience.com
    • 18. fusestats web analytics www.fusestats.com
    • 19. Read it Later www.ideashower.com/ideas/launched/read-it-later
    • 20. Top Posts Widget www.postrank.com
    • 21. Internet health report / Internet status report internethealthreport.com / internettrafficreport.com
    • 22. Lonely Hearts Club for Web Sites? www.google.com/friendconnect
    • 23. www.youtube.com/watch?v=N94s7ix0JPo
    • 24. FireShot addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5648
    • 25. FileJuicer
      • Squeeze out those images PDFs and slides
      • Plus much more …
      • File Juicer for €12.95.
      echoone.com/filejuicer
    • 26. XnView www.xnview.com/en/index.html
    • 27. Visual tools Photo by Torley
    • 28. ColorPicker www.colorpicker.com
    • 29. Color Wizard colorsontheweb.com/colorwizard.asp
    • 30. Accessibility Color Wheel gmazzocato.altervista.org/colorwheel/wheel.php
    • 31. Personal Fonts www.yourfonts.com
    • 32. More Pie www.lovelycharts.com
    • 33. XML/SWF Charts www.maani.us/xml_charts/index.php
    • 34. Mind Mapping bubbl.us
    • 35. mindmeister www.mindmeister.com
    • 36. script.aculo.us
      • “ JavaScript library providing dynamic visual effects and user interface element”
      script.aculo.us
    • 37. Puzzle Demo made with Sortables wiki.github.com/madrobby/scriptaculous/puzzle-demo
    • 38. xcavator www.xcavator.net
    • 39. Avoiding “oh crap” Moments Photo by trancemist
    • 40. Google Unsend
      • Default 5 seconds, make 10 seconds
      Photo by bewarenerd mailblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-in-labs-undo-send.htm
    • 41. Automatically Open Search Results in New Tab
      • Type about:config in address bar
      • Type in filter box: browser.search.openintab
      • Double-click the value to change it to true
      Bonus Tip: Ctrl K to move to the Google search box lifehacker.com/software/firefox/firefox-tip-open-search-results-in-a-new-tab-255171.php
    • 42. Review Basics www.reviewbasics.com
    • 43. Playing It Safe Photo by gardawind
    • 44. Quintura Kids quinturakids.com
    • 45. Virus Total www.virustotal.com
    • 46. WinDirStat windirstat.info
    • 47. Do I Really Want to Know You? letscallme.com
    • 48. DamnIT damnit.jupiterit.com
        • Sign up for DamnIT
        • Include damnit.js
        • An error happens
        • Optional description
        • You get an email
      Careful with that URL!
    • 49. Chunk It! www.getchunkit.com
    • 50. More tools?
      • Net Tuts+
        • http://net.tutsplus.com/
      • 25 free Mac Apps for freelancers
        • http://www.designer-daily.com/mac-apps-1915
      • Noupe.com
        • tutorials designers and developers
    • 51. Rasterbator homokaasu.org/rasterbator A classic!
    • 52. Thanks
      • [email_address]
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