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whonu (Beta)

"Your Gateway to the most AWESOME search experience online!"

That statement is at least open to debate but whonu really is a cool tool. Begin by doing a search on your keywords and then start to follow up on the results. Just checking the directories, academic sources and public domain alone is a helpful tool. But there is a lot more you can do. Once you have finished your basic research start clicking on the tabs near the top and find related videa and audio, pictures, RSS and much more all related to your keywords or web-site theme. I spent a whole day using this site alone! Find it here: /


Test and debug your JavaScripts

a) using the free Mozilla JavaScript console you can see quickly any mistakes associated with your abc.js file. A detailed explaination is found here -

b) copy and paste your html code or javascript into the following text box and have it tested -


Create PDF's

Download Open Office - create PDF files for your website or save documents as html.


Check for broken links

Xenu Link Sleuth software - download Xenu (tm) (this link to PC World) to check your web site for broken links.


Page Download Time

a) With you can calculate page size, composition, and download time of your page

b) free web site speed test to improve website performance - websiteoptimization/services


Make your web pages accessible -

a) A-Prompt helps people with disabilities use the Internet - free download here

b) Web Content Accessibility Validation - check to see how accessible your site is (an education project) - (includes WCAG 1.0, Section 508).


Miscellaneous Tools

AdSense Preview Tool

Preview ads that will be displayed according to geographical location. (Google calls this geotargeting.) Simply download the tool for IE 6+ here. To use it in Firefox, add the "IE Tab" extension here (the Firefox logo on the bottom-right of Firefox), right-click on any website and choose the "Google AdSense Preview Tool" option.

Make your words count

a) WordWeb (derived from the inexpensive WordWebPro) is a quick and powerful English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows. It can be used to lookup words from almost any Windows program, showing definitions, synonyms and related words. 6 Mg

b) Colour Contrast Analyser - check that your foreground and background colour combinations provide sufficient contrast

c) FavIcon from Pics: web tool for creating still / animated favicons from regular images. (Won't help your SEO but it's easy and cool!)

d) Copyscape finds sites that have copied your content without permission, as well as those that have quoted you, helping you fight against online plagiarism and content theft.


CSS Related (Cascading Style Sheets)

a) a good portal for CSS related topics is here:

b) if you are using CSS, check the validity here


HTML / CSS Editor

PSPad editor (freeware) - create web pages, css, project support, template support, FTP client and more.


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