Archive for November, 2011

Website Load Speed Test

website speed test - load time

Pingdom.com, a well established expert in the web optimization field has recently released the latest version of their website page speed test. Enter a url and it will not only give you a quick report on the page itself, but it will also give you an extensive report on each element of the page, just click on the element you’re interested in for more info. All for free.

website speed test - load time detail

Web Page Load Speed Test

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3 Free Editable Buttons and Badges

Free Editable Glossy Badge IconFree editable PSD download web buttonFree PSD download web button

Each comes in multiple colours as editable PSD files. Click on the images above to download

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Free Media Player User Interface

Free editable Media Player User Interface PSD format

This is a free editable Photoshop media player user interface template.

Download PSD media player UI

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Free Coming Soon Countdown

free coming soon web countdown

Fully coded countdown template. Just change the settings as needed. Fully commented so it’s easy to see where to make the edits to adapt it for your site.

Free template

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Avoid Getting Hacked

how to avoid getting hacked

The simplest and easiest first step to avoid having your website hacked is to create a secure password. Check here to see how long it would take to hack a password (If you have security concerns, dont enter a password you actually use*)  It’s interesting to try different combinations of letters, numbers and characters to see how the security changes.

It may seem obvious to have a secure password, but most people use very easily hackable passwords in fact, 98.8% of people use the most common 10,000 passwords! Here’s some interesting data from xato.net

  • 4.7% of users have the password password;
  • 8.5% have the passwords password or 123456;
  • 9.8% have the passwords password, 123456 or 12345678;
  • 14% have a password from the top 10 passwords
  • 40% have a password from the top 100 passwords
  • 79% have a password from the top 500 passwords
  • 91% have a password from the top 1000 passwords

*They claim the script is performed on your computer so no information is stored or sent from your computer

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Free News Ticker Script

free news ticker

A nice configurable news ticker with support for multiple tickers per page, fade effects, even turn an RSS feed into a News Ticker! The step-by-step usage instructions are all there and completely clear. If you like it don’t forget to send them a donation as a thank you.

Free RSS Jquery News Ticker

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Intro to the Firebug Web Development Tool

guide to using firebug addon

Firebug is an excellent free plugin for Firefox that anyone involved in creating web sites should definitely check out. It can be a bit daunting as it has so many features useful to web designers. Well fret not, here’s a great illustrated guide to get you up to speed with Firebug.

Firebug guide for web designers

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