Embed a YouTube video

Learn how to embed a youtube video onto your department website, and also make it work on phones!

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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  

  • iPiccy. iPiccy is free, and makes your photos look great with many easy to use editing tools.
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • iStockPhoto. Royalty-free images and photos for purchase.

  • Natural Palettes. color palettes based on nature
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • Pattern4U. Stylish repeating background patterns.
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • Pixlr. Edit your photos online, no download necessary.
    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  

  • Wikimedia Commons. Freely usable media files (images, audio, video, etc.) to which anyone can contribute.
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • 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.

  • AVS4YOU. Software for video, audio, image editing and more.
    Recommended By: Amy  

  • 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  

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

  • 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  

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

  • SnackTools. Free apps, slideshows, podcasts, video players, polls, flip books, online presentation sharing, & notifications for your website.
    Recommended By: Sr. Kathleen  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.