Update Your PDFs & Other Files

Did you know that it's easy to overwrite your old PDF with the newly updated version? That way you don't have 17 outdated versions in your folder, and all of your links will automatically update.

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  • CSS Tutorial. W3Schools CSS tutorial will teach you how to use CSS to control the style and layout of multiple webpages all at once.

  • Firebug. A wonderful Firefox add-on to let you refine your webpage. It lets you edit and change aspects of the page 'live', without having to reload. Great for debugging and testing.
    Recommended By: Mark  

  • Markup Validation Service. The Markup Validator is a free service by W3C that helps check the validity of Web documents.

  • The HTML Primer. Beginner - Advanced HTML & CSS

  • Webmonkey Tutorials. HTML, CSS and other programming tutorials

Images & Photo Manipulation

  • Gimp. Free photo editing program available to download.
    Recommended By: Sr. Kathleen  Mark  

  • Photo Editor: PIXLR (Web/App). Edit your photos online, no download necessary.
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • Stock Photos: Creative Commons. Offers convenient access to Creative Commons search services. Try Wikimedia Commons for media files (images, audio, video, etc.) to which anyone can contribute, and Pixabay for great stock photos.
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • Stock.XCHNG. Free stock photo site.

  • The Noun Project. A collection of free symbols and icons organized into categories.
    Recommended By: Sr. Kathleen  

  • Wordle. Make your own word cloud and customize the design and colors!
    Recommended By: Amy  


Style & Writing

Tools & Software

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Free software for reading PDF (portable document format) files.

  • Dreamweaver. Web design software . Available for 30-day free demo. Check out the Adobe Education Store for educational pricing.

  • FTP: Cyberduck. Open source FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files, Google Docs & Amazon S3 Browser for Mac & Windows.

  • FTP: Fetch. Macintosh file transfer program (free for educational use).

  • FTP: FireFTP (for Firefox). Mozilla Firefox extension for file transfer for Mac and PC (free)
    Recommended By: Sr. Kathleen  Mark  

  • FTP: SmartFTP. File transfer program for Windows computers. Free for educators and non-profits.

  • Google Maps. Customized maps and driving directions that are easily embedded onto your website.

  • Google Sites. Free websites and wikis.

  • GPS Plotting Tool. Click on a point on the map to get the GPS coordinates.
    Recommended By: Mark  

  • NetMechanic. Link testing, HTML validation, load time testing and spell checking service (limited free "try it" use).

  • NVU. Open Source (free) HTML editor, free alternative to Dreamweaver.
    Recommended By: Sr. Kathleen  

  • Photo Editor: PicMonkey (Web/App). An online photo editor with tons of built-in tools - this does it ALL!
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • Screen Tool: JR Screen Ruler. This screen ruler allows you to accurately measure anything on your screen in pixels, inches, picas or centimeters.
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • Screen Tool: Pixie. Allows you to find the color code of anything you highlight on your computer screen.
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • WebWhacker. This is a program that allows you to download web sites to your hard drive so that they can be accessed off line. You may download a 30-day trial from this site. Mac version is also available.

  • YouTube. Host and share your videos.