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Welcome ms directory of free webmasters resources. We have links to free resources for webmasters and web developers, such as web hosting, CGI scripts, PHP scripts, JavaScripts, DHTML scripts, Java applets, forums, search engines, FTP software, web log analyzers, web statistics, privacy and security, email, affiliate programs, polls, etc.

Free HTML, Web and WYSIWYG Web Editors

Free Programmers / ASCII Text Editors

Free Online Editors and Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Free HTML Validators / CSS Validators / Broken Link Validators

Free FTP Clients, Download Managers

Free SSH (Secure Shell) and Telnet Clients

Free News Feed Editors, Builders and Generators

Free Podcasting Software to Publish Podcasts

Free Embedded Web Video Player Scripts/Code

Free Fonts for Programmers, Webmasters and Designers

tofrodos: Free DOS to Unix Text File Converter

Domain Name, DNS and Web Redirection

Free Static and Dynamic DNS Services, Free Nameservers

Free Web / URL Redirection Services

How to Register Your Own Domain Name

Tips on Choosing Your Own Domain Name

Web Hosting: Free Web Hosts and Budget Web Hosts

Free Embedded Web Video Player Scripts/Code

Free JavaScript, AJAX, DHTML and Web 2.0 Scripts

Free SSL Certificates for Websites/Web Servers

JavaScript: Free Scripts, Tutorials, Articles

Is It Legal to Use Any Piece of Music, Image, or Article for my Website?

Is it Okay to Post YouTube Videos on My Website? (Copyright Question)

How to Create a Logo for Your Site the Quick and Easy Way

Improving Your Affiliate Program Income

How to Accept Credit Cards on Your Website

Free SSL Certificates for Websites/Web Servers

Website Promotion and Search Engines

Free Blog and News Feed Pinging Services

How to Create a Search Engine Friendly Website

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Search-Engine-Friendly

Your Websites Spelling and the Search Engines

How to Improve Your Search Engine Ranking on Google

Free Web Log Analysers and Web Statistics

Free Web Statistics Services (Remote Hosting)

Free Hit Counter and Website Statistics Perl CGI Scripts

Miscellaneous Free Webmaster Resources

Free SSL Certificates for Websites/Web Servers

Free JavaScript Minifiers (Minimizers), Obfuscators and Compressors

Free/Open Source Web (HTTP) Server Software

Free Web Hosting Control Panel Software

Free Mail Servers (Email Servers / Mail Transfer Agents)

Free Online Flash Site Builders and Tutorials

Free Translation Software and Services

Free AJAX Libraries, Frameworks, Tools and Resources

How to Install and Configure Apache, PHP, Perl and MySQL on Windows the Easy Way (with XAMPP)

How to Install and Configure Apache 2 on Windows

How to Install Apache 2.2 on Windows Vista

How to Install and Configure PHP 5 to Run with Apache on Windows

How to Set Up a Custom 404 File Not Found Page

Website Promotion / Search Engine Promotion Guides

Website Revenue / Income Making Guides

.htaccess and Apache Web Server Configuration Guides

Reviews of Software / Services for Webmasters

Webmaster Frequently Asked Questions

thesitewizard.com: Free Webmaster Tutorials and Articles- complete index of tutorials

Free Security, Privacy, and Anonymity

Free JavaScript Minifiers (Minimizers), Obfuscators and Compressors

Free Image Pop-Up JavaScripts (Where Image Overlays Current Web Page)

Free Online Editors and Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Free PHP Compilers: compile PHP scripts to native code, or Java bytecode

Free Embedded Web Video Player Scripts/Code

Free Image/Photo Slide Show JavaScript

Free GUI Builders, Application Builders and Rapid Application Development (RAD) Software

Free Autorun/Autoplay DVD and CD Menu Creation Software

Free DVD Authoring and Creation Software

Whats the Difference Between a Domain Name Registrar and a Web Host?

How to Double-Space Text and Change the Line Spacing on a Web Page (HTML/CSS)

How to Create a Coloured (Colored) Box in HTML/CSS

How to Centre (Center) Text on Your Web Page with CSS

Can You Fix a Typo in a Domain Name After You Register It?

What Should the Width of a Web Page Be?

How to Move Your Website to SSL (ie, Convert from HTTP to HTTPS)

Does the Price of a Domain Depend on the Name Chosen? Why do Some Domains Cost So Much?

Do I Need a Web Editor if I Create a Blog?

How to Insert a YouTube Video into Your Website with Microsoft Expression Web

How to Install and Configure Apache, PHP, Perl and MySQL on Windows the Easy Way (with XAMPP)

Free Mobile-Friendly Two Column Layout Wizard

How to Make Your Images Mobile-Friendly (Responsive Design)

How to Make a Mobile-Friendly Website: Responsive Design in CSS

Should I Use a Specialized Blog Host or Install My Own Blog Software?

How to Reserve a Domain Name. Do You Need a Web Host if You Want to Reserve a Domain for Future Use?

Whats the Difference Between a Content Management System (CMS), a Blog, a Web Editor and an Online Site Builder?

Should I Learn HTML or Just Use a WYSIWYG Web Editor? Pros and Cons of Using a Visual Web Editor vs Learning HTML

How to Centre a DIV Block Using CSS

What is MySQL? What is a Database? What is SQL?

What is HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and Perl? Do I Need to Learn Them to Create a Website?

How to Boot a CD or DVD in Windows 8.1

How to Change BIOS Settings on a Computer with Windows 8.1 Installed

How to Shut Down Windows 8 (Full Shutdown and Normal Hybrid Shutdown)

How to Set Up a Standard User Account (or Limited Account) on Windows Vista and Windows 7 for Daily Use

How to Back Up Your Hard Disk in Windows

How to Securely Prepare Your Old Computer for Disposal

How to Work Around the Missing Up Arrow Button in Vistas Windows Explorer

How to Create/Start Your Own Website: The Beginners A-Z Guide

Hard Disk Backup and Restore, Hard Disk Image and Cloning Utilities

Free DVD Authoring and Creation Software

Free Data Recovery, File and Partition Recovery, Undelete and Unformat Software

Expression Web Tutorial: How to Design a Website with Microsoft Expression Web

Dreamweaver Tutorial: How to Design a Website with Dreamweaver CS6

BlueGriffon Tutorial: How to Design a Website with BlueGriffon 2

How to Design and Publish Your Website with KompoZer

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Another source ofFree Royalty Free Music and Soundshas been added to the site. They have all sorts of sounds and loops that you can use in your commercial multimedia presentations, Youtube videos, animations that you place ona website you made, and so on.

An open source web editor script has been added to theFree Online Web-Based WYSIWYG HTML Editor JavaScriptspage. Note that these scripts are meant for existing webmasters who want to give their visitors the ability to typeHTMLcode (for example, into their forms). If you are looking for an editor tocreate a website, theFree HTML Editors and WYSIWYG Web Editorspage is more relevant. You may also want to readHow to Make / Design a Websitefor a detailed step-by-step guide.

Another banner rotation script has been added to theFree Banner Rotation JavaScriptspage. You can use it to rotate advertisements, photos (like aslide show), banners, text, or whatever else you want onyour website.

New page:How to Double-Space Text and Change the Line Spacing on a Web Page (HTML/CSS). Once again, Im clearing my backlog of visitor queries on how to accomplish certain things on a website. This time, it is to answer a question on how to add additional space between lines, such as to double-space text, or even the reverse, to reduce the gap. This requires a bit of help fromCSS.

New page:How to Create a Coloured (Colored) Box in HTML/CSS. I was asked by a visitor how he could create a coloured box into which he could put some text, to supplement the information given in his main content. This tutorial shows you how to do this with a bit of HTML and CSS.

Another open source text editor has been added to theFree Programmers Editors, Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and Plain Text Editorspage. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and FreeBSD.

New page:How to Centre (Center) Text on Your Web Page with CSS. This article deals with how you cancentre text on a web page or in a DIV block or box using CSS.

A new open source tabbed file manager has been added to theFree File Managers and Graphical Shellspage. Such programs are useful if you feel that the default Windows Explorer lacks certain features (eg the ability to open two windows side-by-side without having to manually position the windows every time, so that you can do things like copy or move files from one folder to another).

New page:The Crucial Task Often Forgotten by New Webmasters (Until Its Too Late). No one likes a nag, but this is not something you want to discover the hard way.

A new open source program was added toFree Graphical Ping Utilitiespage. Such software are useful if you want to check if a particular host (ie, machine) on a network (eg, the Internet) is reachable. If you havecreated your own website, it may even be used to monitor it so as to notify you when it is down or just not reachable.

New page:Can You Fix a Typo in a Domain Name After You Register It?I was asked by a visitor who made a spelling error whenbuying a domain namewhether he couldedit the name to fix the typo. This article answers that question.

Those who havemade their own websitemay be interested in the latest addition to theFree HTML/CSS Validators, Broken Link and Website Accessibility Checkerspage. It not only checks for broken links, but can also give you some useful information about the pages on your site, for example, how many links have to be clicked before that page can be reached, the number of inbound links pointing to it, etc.

New page:How to Record a Game Video. If you want torecord a video of your game playthrough, either for posting to avideo sharing siteor to put onyour own website, you may be interested in this guide. It shows you how you can set up and use free (and open source) software on your computer to record your gameplay.

New page:How to Centre an Image with CSS. Find out how to centre (center) an image along the horizontal axis of your web page using CSS. Note that if you have designed your site using my guide oncreating a website, and used one of the visual web editors mentioned, you can also centre it from within the editor (as taught in that guide).

I have added 3 more programs to theFree Screen Video Recorders, Game Recorders and Screen Capture Softwarepage. Two of them can even capture your computer game-playing sessions, while the 3rd sports an incredibly simple user-interface that even a novice will find easy (useful for quick recordings to show a friend or relative how to do something).

New page:How to Use Letters and Roman Numerals in Numbered Lists (HTML/CSS Tutorial). I was asked by a visitor how he could use letters of the alphabet instead of numbers in his ordered (numbered) lists. This article answers that question, and also shows you how to switch to Roman numerals, if that is what you prefer.

Two more free services have been added to theFree Video Sharing Hostspage. If you are looking for somewhere to upload your videos (whether they are gameplay videos, home videos or whatever), you can find some of the options here. (The alternative is toget a web host,create a websiteand host it yourself. Its not as hard as you think.)

For those interested in putting up a forum on their website, where visitors can discuss various topics, 2 new software have been added to theFree PHP Forum Scriptspage. One is the usual forum that you can add to any site, and the other is designed to integrate into a WordPress blog.

A Delphi compiler has been added to theFree Pascal Compilers / Free Delphi Compilerspage. It includes an IDE with an editor, debugger, compiler and numerous visual components. For those who dont know what Delphi is, it is an object-oriented dialect of the Pascal programming language.

A new implementation of Smalltalk has been added to theFree Smalltalk Compilers and Interpreterspage. This one lets you write computer programs in the Squeak/Smalltalk language for execution on a web page without requiring your visitors to install any plugins. For those unfamiliar with Smalltalk, it is an object oriented language, second in the list of most loved languages among 64,000 developers surveyed in 2017.

New page:How to Add a Contact Form to Your Website with BlueGriffon 2. Find out how to add a contact (or feedback) form to your website using BlueGriffon. This is the final chapter of theBlueGriffon 2 tutorial, so if you were waiting for me to finish the series beforemaking a website, you can now find all the chapters online.

A new SSH program has been added to theFree SSH (Secure Shell) and Telnet Clientspage. For those not familiar with such things, SSH clients allow webmasters to access the computer where theirwebsites are hostedthrough a command line window, as though they are seated directly at that computer. They are often used to perform various administrative tasks that are otherwise difficult (or impossible) to do.

Are you setting up your own business (onlineor otherwise)? Then you probably need an accounting software to keep track of your finances. Check out theFree Accounting Softwarepage, where a new program has just been added.

Two open source programs have been added to theFree Clipboard Managers and Extenderspage. Such software are especially useful to programmers and webmasters who may cut/copy and paste a lot of text (and other things like images, filenames,HTML, etc) between different windows. They allow you to paste something you copied some time ago, and that you may have already overwritten in the default clipboard.

A new open source program for Windows has been added to theFree Screen Video Recorders and Screen Capture Softwarepage. This one is a Windows program that can do video recordings of the screen (along with audio from a microphone or speaker) and webcam, as well as take screenshots.

A new computer program has been added to theFree File Synchronization Softwarepage. Such tools allow you to back up your files and folders to another location and keep the data in sync. This latest addition not only supports backing up to the usual hardware devices (like hard disks, USB drives, CD/DVD media) but also to FTP servers and over the local area network.

New page:How to Publish (Upload) Your Website with BlueGriffon 2. This article deals with how you can transfer your website to the Internet. It is chapter 8 of theBlueGriffon 2 tutorial.

(Note: for those who dont actually use BlueGriffon, but want to upload your pages or other files, please read my more general tutorialHow to Upload a File to Your Website.)

A free and open source program has been added to theFree TV PVR (Personal Video Recorder) and TV Recording Softwarepage. This one handles a wide variety of inputs (DVB-C/C2/T/T2/S/S2, ATSC, ISDB-T, IPTV, SATIP, etc), supports EPG (Electronic Programme Guide), and can also serve as a TV streaming server. For those who are not sure what I just said because of the heavy jargon, the software essentially lets you record TV shows, and can also send those shows to other devices in your home.

Another open source tool has been added to theFree Make Utilitiespage. For those not sure what make in this context means, it refers to a type of software used by programmers to automate the process of building a computer program from its source files.

Another free computer program has been added to theFree Media Player, Free DVD / Blu Ray Playerspage. Like the others listed there, it handles a large number of media formats, in addition to DVDs and Blu Rays.

New page:How to Create Multiple Pages for Your Website with BlueGriffon 2.x. This article shows you how to add multiple pages to your website using the free BlueGriffon web editor. It is chapter 7 of the BlueGriffon 2.x tutorial.

Another host has been added to theFree File Storage Hostingsite. This one is from Mozilla and it allows you to upload a file of up to 1 GB in size for download by one person within 24 hours. I have no idea how long this service will last though. Nearly all the services I previously listed on the page have long disappeared. (Free file storage hosts seem to have a half-life measured in months, if even that.)

A new text editor has been added to theFree Programmers Editors and Plain Text Editorspage. This one runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and is open source.

New page:How to Add a Navigation Menu to Your Website with BlueGriffon 2.x. Find out how to add a navigation menu, complete with buttons that change colour when a mouse hovers over it, toyour websiteusing the free BlueGriffon web editor. This is chapter 6 of the BlueGriffon 2.x tutorial.

Another Atari ST emulator has been added to theFree Atari Emulatorspage. This one is open source and comes with ROMs for Atari 520ST and 1040ST. For those wondering, an Atari emulator is a computer program that mimics the old Atari computers sold in the 1980s and 1990s, and can run software written for those machines on your modern computer.

New page:How to Make Text and Images into Clickable Links with BlueGriffon 2.x. This article shows you how to make the words and pictures on your website into links using the free BlueGriffon web editor. It is chapter 5 of theBlueGriffon 2.x tutorial.

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