I was sent a link to a favicon site to add to the article about free graphics and fonts, and although I liked it, it contained neither graphics nor fonts for direct download and usage. However, it did spark the idea of creating a list of useful website tools, so here it is. There are a lot of tools out there, especially when it comes to contact forms, shoutboxes, counters and the like, and this list contains some of them. Let’s just start!
https://www.notetab.com/notetab-light – This is my tool of choice when it comes to coding, and I have used it ever since I coded entire pages myself. It’s lightweight and super easy to learn. Even if you don’t need to code for the website you are creating, it’s always very useful to have a program which lets you edit snippets of code.
https://filezilla-project.org/ – Unless you use a WYSIWYG editor for your website, chances are that you already know about this little gem. FTP is used for uploading files from your computer to your host, and this one is very easy to use. Just drop the files into the folder you want, and FileZilla does the rest for you.
https://www.cbox.ws/ – Need a shoutbox or small space to chat? Then Cbox is probably the fastest and easiest to set up. Just sign up and fill out the needed information, like name of the box and the colors you want to use, and you’re good to go. You then get a code that you can simply copy and paste into the area of your site where you want people to be able to leave you a message.
https://www.jotform.com/ – If you have a website that doesn’t support contact forms, it’s a really good idea to implement your own. Sign up, create your form, and copy/paste the code to the site where you want it to be. You then get an e-mail with the contents of the form, and can respond directly to the person who wants to contact you.
https://www.websiteplanet.com/webtools/favicon-generator/ – This website offers a quick and easy way to turn an image of your choice into a 16×16 image to use as favicon, and even gives you the code to implement said image into your site afterwards. However, although it’s stated that it converts to .ico, what you get is a small .png image. If you would rather like an .ico file, upload your newly created favicon over at https://convertico.com/
https://linkkle.com/ – While this might not be a website tool, or anything that’s used for working on a website, it’s still something that I want to list here, since it’s a very good way to drive traffic towards your website and social media projects. There are many sites like this out there, but Linkkle is very fast and easy to both set up and use. Simply add the links to your list that you want visitors to find, and you’re done. This is a very good tool for those annoying social media sites that only let you add a single link. If you’re on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, DeviantArt, Pinterest, Etsy, Tumblr and what have you, then you can simply collect those links here and use your Linkkle URL.
Got a good and free to use service that I can add to this list, that is not too similar to the sites already added? Please let me know in the comments.