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40-Plus New Tools & Gadgets for Library Webmasters  Frank Cervone Vice Chancellor  for Information Services  Purdue Univer...
Webmaster tools Photo by  . matt
Layout Gala blog.html.it/layoutgala
WAVE wave.webaim.org
HTML Table Generator <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time consuming to design table layout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S...
 
Visual Thesaurus www.visualthesaurus.com
FancyZoom GPL License www.dfc-e.com/metiers/multimedia/opensource/jquery-fancyzoom
Uni-Form <ul><li>DIY - build a form </li></ul><ul><li>Well structured, semantic, accessible and usable form  </li></ul>spr...
feed.informer feed.informer.com
phplist <ul><li>phplist is an open-source newsletter manager </li></ul><ul><li>RSS to email </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates w...
EasyPHP www.easyphp.org
Time Savers
“ How I Can Code Twice as Fast as You” net.tutsplus.com/videos/screencasts/how-i-can-code-twice-as-fast-as-you/ net.tutspl...
Texter <ul><li>Runs in the Windows system tray  </li></ul><ul><li>Works in  any  application you're typing in </li></ul><u...
text expander www.smileonmymac.com/TextExpander
Crowd Science crowdscience.com
fusestats web analytics www.fusestats.com
Read it Later www.ideashower.com/ideas/launched/read-it-later
Top Posts Widget www.postrank.com
Internet health report / Internet status report internethealthreport.com   / internettrafficreport.com
Lonely Hearts Club for Web Sites? www.google.com/friendconnect
www.youtube.com/watch?v=N94s7ix0JPo
FireShot addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5648
FileJuicer <ul><li>Squeeze out those images PDFs and slides </li></ul><ul><li>Plus much more … </li></ul><ul><li>File Juic...
XnView www.xnview.com/en/index.html
Visual tools Photo by  Torley
ColorPicker www.colorpicker.com
Color Wizard colorsontheweb.com/colorwizard.asp
Accessibility Color Wheel gmazzocato.altervista.org/colorwheel/wheel.php
Personal Fonts www.yourfonts.com
More Pie www.lovelycharts.com
XML/SWF Charts www.maani.us/xml_charts/index.php
Mind Mapping bubbl.us
mindmeister www.mindmeister.com
script.aculo.us <ul><li>“ JavaScript library providing dynamic visual effects and user interface element” </li></ul>script...
Puzzle Demo made with Sortables wiki.github.com/madrobby/scriptaculous/puzzle-demo
xcavator www.xcavator.net
Avoiding “oh crap” Moments Photo by  trancemist
Google Unsend <ul><li>Default 5 seconds, make 10 seconds </li></ul>Photo by  bewarenerd mailblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-...
Automatically Open Search Results in New Tab <ul><li>Type  about:config  in address bar </li></ul><ul><li>Type in filter b...
Review Basics www.reviewbasics.com
Playing It Safe Photo by  gardawind
Quintura Kids quinturakids.com
Virus Total www.virustotal.com
WinDirStat windirstat.info
Do I Really Want to Know You? letscallme.com
DamnIT damnit.jupiterit.com <ul><ul><li>Sign up for DamnIT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include damnit.js </li></ul></ul><ul...
Chunk It! www.getchunkit.com
More tools? <ul><li>Net Tuts+ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://net.tutsplus.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>25 free Mac Apps for f...
Rasterbator homokaasu.org/rasterbator A classic!
Thanks <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></ul>
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Cool Tools presentation from Computers in Libraries 2009 by Frank Cervone and Darlene Fichter

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