Archive for May, 2008

Backlinks checker

GC Website Analyser GC Website Analyzer is a freeware tool you can use to check multiple websites’ Google page rank, Alexa traffic rank as well as the number of back links to that website found in each search engine. I haven’t used it myself, but it looks like it might be a useful tool.

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Free Web icons – An Enormous list

iconfinder

If you don’t have the skills or the time to create original icons for your website you can find plenty on the web. iconfinder is a search engine to search for icons. Two other icon search sites are www.iconlook.com and iconlet.com

Damian Johnson has compiled a great list of icon archives including all the licensing information, dimensions, formats and preview images.
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This site allows you to download a set of 140 free icons available in 4 different sizes

140 free web icons
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If you are interested in ASP.net icons you will find 300 free icons at this site.
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Mouserunner also has a huge collection of free icons organized by category
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A great collection of icons from from dryicons.com

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A collection of 700 free mini web icons from FAMFAM FAM

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700 free icons

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Free greyscale icons.

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social bookmarking icons
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400 free icons in PNG format

400 free web icons
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Free glass icons

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Vista icons from Jm Art Studio

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Crystal Clear Collection

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128 Free icons – Function

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icons scratch style

Scratch style icons
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1000 Free Icons from FatCow
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130 Iphone Icons

130 free Iphone Icons
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And finally, a few web icon tutorials.

Tutorial on creating Vista and Aqua buttons

Creating Aqua Buttons Tutorial
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Tutorial on how to create Windows Vista buttons.
windows vista glossy button tutorial
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Create a favourites icon

Often neglected by web designers, favicons are those little images that show up in the address bar, the tab next to the website name and also in your favourites list. Here’s a web tool that will create a favicon for you automatically from an image of your choice.

favicon maker

To add it to your site you need to add the following code to your page header Somewhere between <head> and </head>

<link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”images/favicon.ico” mce_href=”images/favicon.ico”>

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Create an RSS feed for any website

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This site will create an RSS feed from any webpage. The free version of the feed updates every 6 hours. There is a limit of 100kb for the page source and 20 news items. $29 per year gives you more options
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Check keyword popularity

Google Duel

If you are optimizing a website or page for a particular keyword, you might want to check if a variation on it is more popular. Google duel allows you to pit two words or phrases against each other. I tried “web tool” vs. “webtool” and found that the former is a clear winner with 1,250,000 searches vs 667,000 for the contraction “webtool”
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Google Pagerank explained

There is a lot of talk about Google PageRank This is a score from 0 to 10 that Google assigns to your website and is an indication of how important Google thinks your site is. This can significantly affect how highly you rank for in Google searches for particular keywords.

PageRank Score

You can check a site’s PageRank here. Better yet, install the Google Toolbar or the SEO plugin for Firefox to see pagerank displayed on your Google searches.

PageRank is actually determined by this formula:

PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + … + PR(tn)/C(tn))

But what does that mean? PageRank can be confusing to understand you just have to keep reading about it and you will get it. Here’s are the basics::

  • PageRank is based on the number and quality of sites that link to yours.
  • It is inherited from the pages that link to you
  • The higher the PageRank of the page linking to you the more PageRank you inherit.
  • The more other links out from the page, the less PageRank it gives out (A page that links to you and one other site will pass on half the amount of PageRank that it would if yours was the only link on the page
  • The more relevance the links have the more PageRank you will inherit (An automotive parts site linking to your Auto mechanic page will give you more PageRank than a link from a restaurant web site)

If you want to learn more you can get more info here here and here

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Flash and Javascript Galleries

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Vivalogo has a fantastic lineup of 33 different webgallery treatments for inspiration or to use on your site. One of my favourites is Lightwindow which not only looks pretty but also allows you to create galleries of all sorts including Images, Flash, Quicktime movies, Youtube movies, PDFs and much more.

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There are many many more great creative galleries in the list
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