Category Archives: Software & Scripts

Text Editors

You won’t get very far as a webmaster if you don’t know what a plaintext editor is (Notepad, for example), so I’m not going to waste time explaining. Let’s fast-forward to the good part.

Are you happy with your text editor? Which one do you use? Do you want to try some new ones?

I use Notepad (included with Windows), and EvolvEd (which is no longer available, unfortunately). I mainly use Notepad, but I use EvolvEd if I need line numbers, syntax coloring, or other extra stuff. Notepad is still my favorite text editor (I like It’s simplicity), though I’ve always wanted to try the Mac-only (I want a Mac!!) TextWrangler.

If you want to look around at more advanced text editors than Notepad, check out Wikipedia’s page on text editors.

Script.aculo.us

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could easily manipulate HTML elements onscreen? Wouldn’t it be nice if AJAX requests could be sent with only one line of code? Take a look at Script.aculo.us. What is Script.aculo.us? It’s a set of JavaScript files (based off…

Socialinks v.2

Nearly every blog, or blog-like site, on the web offers several icons that allow you to submit their articles to Digg, Del.icio.us, Reddit, and other “social bookmarking” sites. Have you wanted an easy way to add icons like that to your blog? Enter Socialinks…

CSS Column Length Adjustment Script

Frustrated with CSS’s inability to make your navigational sidebars the same length as your content (or vice versa)? Project Seven‘s got a script that’ll help. This JavaScript library adjusts your CSS columns to be the same height. Technically you can do this with CSS,…

DynamicDrive

DynamicDrive is a huge repository of DHTML scripts. Some of their scripts have little practical value, but others are truly useful. Their IFRAME resizing and RSS ticker scripts can be useful, for instance. It has nearly zero practical use, but the snow script is…

Morevil Webchat

Want to run some chatrooms on your website? Try Morevil Webchat. Everything installs on your web host (easily!). Features: The client side is Java applet which embedded on a webpage The server side is PHP script Customizable size, font, color, smiles Most elements can…

Bravenet

Bravenet has quite a few good templates. My favorites are the basic ones with the solid colored sidebar. They are really easy to modify, and you’ll have a working site in minutes. They have WAY more than just templates, though. In addition to layouts…

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