Website Development Tools

Clearinghouse for Professional Development: Website Development Tools

General | Accessibility | Editors | Animation & Images | Page Evaluation | Scripts | Usability


  • Developer Shed

    Contents: " ... offers tutorials and timely articles, covering programming and developer related topics, computer hardware and gadget reviews, developer scripts, search engine optimization tutorials, and web hosting."
    Source: Varies.
    Cost: Articles and forums are free, as are some scripts. Charges vary for commercial scripts.

  • W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
    Contents: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) ...
    Source: World Wide Web Consortium.
    Cost: Free
  • Writing for the Web
    Contents: A general introduction to Web content creation, briefly describes newer technologies and provides references and access to other resources.
    Source: Eric H. Schnell, M.L.S.
    Cost: Free.


  • Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
    Contents: Access to guidelines and working documents in five primary areas: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development
    Source: W3C
    Cost: Free.


  • HTML Goodies
    Contents: Offers help with any topic area that goes to building a Web site. Provides tutorials covering everything from basic HTML to fully-functioning PERL CGI scripts.
    Source: Joe Burns, Ph.D, Mass Communications
    Cost: Free

Animation & Images

  • Animation Factory
    Contents: Access to original, 3D rendered animations.
    Source: Animation Factory staff artists
    Cost: Free for personal use only. For any other use, including commercial purposes, membership or purchase required.

Page Evaluation

    Contents: Commercial site providing free evaluation of image sizes and load times. Sells products to compress images, etc..
    Source: OptiView Technologies.
    Cost: Free evaluation; charge for software.


  • The Java Boutique
    Contents:Java Applets, Games, Programming Tutorials, and Downloads
    Source: Varies.
    Cost: Free.
  • The JavaScript Source

    Contents: Provides access to "cut and paste" JavaScript examples for your web pages.
    Source: Varies.
    Cost Free.

  • ScriptSearch
  • Contents: Organized by programming language with subfolders for various script categories. Rating features allow you to find the most popular and most useful resources according to other visitors.
    Source: Varies.
    Cost: Free and fee.


  • Usability Research Lab
    Contents:Links to selected resources on usability testing of library websites.
    Source: D.H. Hill Library, North Carolina State University
    Cost: Free.

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