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the_real_adamj December 1 2004 07:38 PM

Useful links and sites
 
This topic is intended to keep a list of useful sites for people wishing to design and build their own sites. If you wish, suggest some links and what they are about and I'll edit them into the first post. I'll try and arrange them into catagories as best I can when we have enough. :)

If you have any useful tips as well, feel free to add them.

Message Board Solutions
PhpBB-Free (Top pick)
Ikonboard-Free
YaBB-Free
Invision Power Board-Free and licensed uses available
UBB-Free and licensed uses available
Vbulletin-Owned and leased licensing
XMB-Free
Ezboard-Free
PHPDEV-Used to create a local apache/server environment locally on your computer for use in setting up a test board.



Basic Web Design Tutorials
www.HTMLGoodies.com : Excellent for beginners


Web Design Applications
Outfront Forums : A great resource for all those FrontPage users


Graphics
www.gimp.org : Free powerful image editor. There's a significant learning curve for it, but there's a free online book.
myimager.com : Free online image editor
Paint.net-Free paint program.
A square Image-For creating square avatars


Free Fonts
Da Font : *Huge* archive of fonts divided into catagories
Larabie fonts : Massive archive of fonts listed A-Z
Star Trek Fonts : Many racial fonts from Trek


Macromedia Flash Components
www.flashkit.com : Everything there is to know about Macromedia Flash, including tutorials, graphics, samples, sound loops, fonts, etc
www.actionscripts.org : Everything there is to know about ActionScript and Flash in general, with tutorials, and an excellent troubleshooting forum
Kirupa.com-Flash resources for tutorials, etc.


Advanced Web Programming tutorials & downloads (JAVA, ASP, PHP, etc.)
www.ProgrammersHeaven.com : Huge database of articles which includes net programming (ASP, PHP, etc.)
www.php.net : PHP everything there is to know about PHP
php.resourceindex.com : Thousands of PHP scripts, documentation, etc
www.W3Schools.com : Website which has great tutorials, examples, and quizes on everything from basic HTML, ASP, PHP, and more
Dynamic Drive : A site with lots of nifty scripts that you may want to add to your website.
JavaScript Source : JAVAScript Source


Image hosting
Image Shack
Photo Bucket
Image Uploader

Trek-related Pages
Rocketscientists.ca : Useful tools and space related info

MISC

Free-webhosts-List of free webhosting, sites and pics.

kozara December 1 2004 09:58 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
What about free image editors? As important for web design as avatars. I haven't used them myself but I know many do.

http://www.gimp.org/
Free powerful image editor. There's a significant learning curve for it, but there's a free online book. http://gimp-savvy.com/BOOK/index.html

http://myimager.com/
Free online image editor

Hitman December 1 2004 11:45 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
http://www.php.net/ - PHP everything there is to know about PHP.

http://php.resourceindex.com/ - Thousands of PHP scripts, documentation, etc.

http://www.flashkit.com/ - Everything there is to know about Macromedia Flash, including tutorials, graphics, samples, sound loops, fonts, etc.

http://www.actionscripts.org/ - Everything there is to know about ActionScript and Flash in general, with tutorials, and an excellent troubleshooting forum.

Shikarnov December 2 2004 01:10 AM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
Don't forget about the great W3Schools website which has great tutorials, examples, and quizes on everything from basic HTML, ASP, PHP, and more.

Also a great resource for all those FrontPage users are the Outfront Forums.

Jonathan


Edit: Fixed an incorrect URI

Technomage December 5 2004 10:46 AM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
Here's a site with lots of nifty scripts that you may want to add to your website. :cool:

Starbreaker December 6 2004 03:31 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
I like www.dynamicdrive.com

digifan December 6 2004 05:57 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
Thanks, Adam. You had just given me a whole field full of info to enhance my web site. :)

For screen cap images, trailers and other info related to Star Trek, Trekpulse is an excellent starting point. Check them out.

Technomage December 6 2004 09:04 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
Quote:

Posted by Colonel Worf:
I like www.dynamicdrive.com

That's odd, I could have sworn I posted a link to that site myself! ;)

Shikarnov December 6 2004 11:29 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
While we're on the topic of javascript sites we can't leave out the original JavaScript Source

Starbreaker December 7 2004 02:05 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
No, Technomage... you posted a link to Here's :lol:

Angry Angel December 10 2004 01:02 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
How about adding some hosting sites like

http://www.imageshack.us/

and

http://www.photobucket.com/


anymore, are there any for storing other types of files?

NAHTMMM January 13 2005 09:26 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
^ ripway.com (sort of an offshoot of villagephotos.com) would be what you're looking for.

PointyHairedJedi March 2 2005 08:29 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
TinyPic and TinyURL are both very handy sites to know.

TheWebby March 4 2005 05:09 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
How about a good cheap/free image/avatar editor for Mac OS X? I know there has to be some out there! Thanks in advance!

March 4 2005 06:42 PM

Re: Useful links and sites
 
I find the following site very useful (it is my computer's start up page):

http://www.rocketscientists.ca/


From here, I am one click away from several real-world sources of tools and information for anybody interested in the aerospace sciences.


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