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 That way you don't have 17 outdated versions in your folder, and all of your links will automatically update.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  

  • 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.