Web Design Resources



  • Codeacademy HTML & CSS Tutorials. Go through fun and interactive courses to learn the basics of coding.

  • 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.

  • 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

Images & Photo Manipulation

  • Adobe Photoshop Express. Free app that has the basic editing tools of Photoshop for your phone or Windows 10 desktop.

  • Color Story (App). Amazing photo editing app with over 100 filters and over 20 fine adjustment tools similar to Photoshop, including curves. Save your favorite options as an action to apply to multiple photos.

  • Gimp. Free photo editing program available to download.

  • Pexels. Free (beautiful) stock photography.

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

  • PicMonkey. Edit, resize, and add filters to photos quickly and easily online

  • 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.

  • Stock.XCHNG. Free stock photo site.

  • The Noun Project. A collection of free symbols and icons organized into categories.

  • VSCOCam (App). The standard of mobile photography. VSCO is the premier way to shoot, edit, and share your photographs. Easily apply filters, adjust exposure, etc.

  • Wordle. Make your own word cloud and customize the design and colors!


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)

  • 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. Create a free website, wiki, or an internal document repository right from your Marywood e-mail account.

  • GPS Plotting Tool. Click on a point on the map to get the GPS coordinates.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Tiny.cc. a URL shortener that lets you change/update the destination URL at any time. Great for QR code creation.

  • 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.