Tools are a virtual or physical items that is used to obtain a goal. The term tools is very broad and can be used on Webmasters when referring to an application that is aiding to achieve a certain task or goal.

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How can I simulate mobile device browsers to test websites on a desktop? [closed]

Are there any good tools that can be run on desktop machines (Windows or Linux) that can simulate a mobile device, preferably with some options as to screen size and mobile browser (user agent if not ...
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How can I validate HTML offline?

When I'm developing a website locally sometimes I want to check if the html is valid but I haven't been able to find a good tool. I want it partial as a sanity check when I'm troubleshooting layout ...
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Tools to monitor/analyse your website after launch

I often launch a new website. Most of the time these are brand new websites with new domain names and new content. When I am done and go online I do the following things: Register the website with ...
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What are the best user data collection and gathering tracking tools?

I know of a few tool that help markets gather data about visitors, Google Analytic, CrazzyEgg, and KISS Insights. What are other notable tools to help track information? What do you use?
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How to tell how old a page is?

I thought Google was more or less accurate at determining who posted a text first and who copied. However, when I use the "search tool: customized interval" the results are quite odd. I've found pages ...
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Possible options for site meta discussion

Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for software that I could use to provide meta discussion of a website that I am working on? My initial thought would be to use one of the many discussion ...
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Good tools to measure a page’s usefulness?

I'd like to add a "Was this page useful?" part at the end of multiple pages for visitors to rate the page and leave feedback. I could program this myself, store the data and make the reports that my ...
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What is your toolset?

What tools, free or otherwise do you use to help you with your "webmastering" I'm thinking along the lines of, Link checking, analytics, web stats, page validation, plus anything else you can think ...
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What tools to use for automated link and spellchecking

I'm looking at two automated tools to scan our site and alert us of spellcheck and link error problems. Check Dog - http://checkdog.com/ Site Check - ...
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Looking for a desktop application similar to jsFiddle

Is there a desktop application or IDE for Windows or GNU/Linux similar to jsFiddle where I can insert my JavaScript code, HTML and CSS and see how it executes? I don't mind writing HTML, CSS and ...
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CSS development tools for Linux

What are some CSS editors and development tools available for the Linux operating system? I'm using vim for everything. Are there some things you would recommend to do rather in another editor ...
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How to recover a website from google cache?

My host provider told me last night their server crashed and they had restored the website from from an image they had from months ago, They told me this is the only backup they have. I also have no ...
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Is there a comparison of Frameworks, Grid Systems and Boilerplates? [closed]

There are so much of them, how can I know what to use for a project?
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Is there a tool to compare space used by each file of a web page?

Is there a tool that can load a web page and compare the space used (and thus load time) by each file? For example:
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how can I find out which websites are linking to mine?

How can I have a RSS of new sites that link to mine? I would like to know which sites are linking to us. Is there any way to do that?
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Element Css color changing that allows robust cycling through colors for comparison

I frequently find myself testing out new colors for elements (finding that one doesn't work with the rest of the color scheme). Unfortunately, the process when using even firebug or google chrome is ...
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Which tool to create a sitemap to plan a future site?

I'd like to create a sitemap to plan a future site, and I'm looking for a tool to do it. I'd like to create a list of all articles first. Then a hierachy. Then I'd like to put the articles on ...
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How to find what keywords to target in large scale?

Currently we have a website with more than 300000 indexed pages and everyday there are 600 new pages added, the website is a news website. The strategy is that we start finding what keywords we ...
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Easy way to determine if a client's web host supports/allows creating SQL databases?

This is a very particular question, but I'm working on establishing a criteria at my company for when we bring new web clients aboard. Our sales team is looking for an effective way to determine ...
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Good tools to get all resources for a particular URL?

I'm looking for clues on which tool to use to see all the resources that a browser would load when going to a particular URL. This would be similar to the list seen in Chrome's Developer Tools -> ...
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Any tool for image to CSS?

I have an image (not gradient) color, I tried to identify the color code but not possible. Is there any tool to convert image to css or css color code?
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Transferring site from one server to another - good tools?

I'm not a webmaster - I'm a generalist with a strong bias towards development of applications and databases, but currently I'm helping a client I've consulted with before, and they want to move some ...
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Detect other blog posts on the Internet similar to my posts

Others can modify or copy and paste my articles and put it in their blogs without any link to me. Is there any way to recognize or track my copied content? Are there any tools on the Internet that ...
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Confirm that a dns zone is served by a nameserver

We currently have a domain which has custom nameservers. Our host has their own nameservers. I'd like to switch our domain to use our host's nameservers for a while. Our host tells me that their ...
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How to tune up colors in web page

Could you advise me some techniques and tools that you use to tune up colors in a web site? The website has background and there are some images with logos. If I change the background I need to change ...
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Simple HTML auto indentation tool

I have made the mistake of not indenting the HTML tags on a page that slowly grew to over 500 lines of dense HTML. I have looked for a tool to fix the indentation, but what I have found so far seem to ...
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What tools are used to make a PDF accessible to people with disabilities

In the US sites should be made accessible for people with disabilities. This is often followed for HTML, but ignored for PDF files. Since there is quite a lot of PDF content on the web, what tools ...
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What is the online survey/feedback widget that looks like “[+]” (a crosshair) in the bottom right

I'm trying to setup a site rating survey so marketing in my company can gather feedback information about a site. I've seen before large companies using a tool which puts a small animated crosshair in ...
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Adobe Edge Reflow - how to get the code? [closed]

I am building a project using Reflow. It allows to play with the layout, set the breakpoints and so on. How can I get the code (HTML and CSS) for the finished page? There is an option Preview in ...
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Are there tools to measure displayed dimensions in percentages?

I use MesureIt! to measure pixels on websites, generally to check if things add up right when developing. I'm making a fluid layout right now, and would really like to do the same, but I couldn't find ...
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Are there any image manipulation tools for a website that don't require installation?

Are there any tools for to manipulate images that don't require installation. Or better put, imagemagik and GD both require installing, whereas something like jwplayer or ckeditor (not image related ...
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Create speed baseline for local web file

Is there any tool or method that will load a localhost page a number of times, and return the averaged data for load times, onload events, Dom ready events, etc? I'd like to work on page speed ...
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Tool to check non-SSL calls?

Is there a tool that will scan all elements on a webpage and report which item is making a non-SSL call? My webapp keeps showing the mixed use icon and everything I can see is good. :/ Thanks!
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CSS Intelligent Merger

I am looking for a tool very similar to http://www.tothepc.com/archives/combine-merge-multiple-css-files/ However, given this example: test1.css: #admin { background: #c9d2dc; border-color: ...
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JavaScript conditional “builds”

I'm working on a piece of JavaScript code that searches its host page for references from a certain source and when hovered, shows the definition/referenced text in a tooltip (something like Google ...
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How to run/test JavaScript? [closed]

I'm reading David Flanagan's "JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, 6th ed". It only actually tells users how to run JS code on page 311, where users are told of the following solutions: "Client-side ...
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How do PR checkers work? [closed]

How do the millions of online 'pagerank checker' tools work? Don't get me wrong, pagerank means very little to me, I just wondered how they give you a pagerank number, given that many of them give ...
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Webmaster tools with Google, Yahoo and Bing

I am currently using Google webmaster tools. I submitted my sitemap using their tool, etc. I am aware of the fact that Yahoo and Bing offer theit own webmaster tools section. Can I use all three ...
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Is there a tool or browser add-on which will overlay images with their filename?

Is there a tool or browser add-on which will overlay images with their filename and/or alt tag? Without needing to mouse over each one. Something like this made up example:
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Tools for designing CSS layouts

Could you please advise me the tools that can draw images like this or this serving as a design for CSS layout?
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How to know the request handling capacity of my website?

I want to find out how much traffic my website can handle. Like for example, 1000 simultaneous requests per second, or 1 lakh visitors online. My website is newly started, and it is on shared ...
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fault tolerant uploading tool

I'm setting up a wordpress site for a friend who has some large audio files (around 150M). He's on a bad connection and it'll take him a while to upload those files using the normal wordpress upload ...
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Web crawler tool that generate a list of all the anchors used on a site

I'm looking for a web crawler tool that'll go through all the anchor text on a whole web site and generate a list for me to check. I want to make sure all the anchors are really descriptive outside ...
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Fixed Mini Feedback Form Widget on the Bottom Corner of a Web Page

On some websites, there are fixed mini contact forms on the bottom corner of a web page. An example website is Olark. I couldn't find out the name of this kind of form apps. Does anybody know what ...
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404 monitoring tool for websites? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Online dead link alert service Is there a tool to monitor or discover 404's or broken links online? Google Webmaster 404 tool is a bit slow. I'd like to discover the ...
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Automatic registration in web-catalogs and SEO

They are a lot of tools, that can automatically submit my website to thousands of web-catalogs. Is it a good practice to increate rankings ? What are pros and cons against it ?
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I need a free or cheap and easy to install SQL administration website. Recommendations?

Since I don't have TCP/IP access to my database--I just have a connection string that works from my ASP.NET pages--I need some sort of administrative web page or pages, or a whole website that lets me ...
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Track the modification time of files with a regeneratable website

I have a website that is automatically regenerated every day based on a fresh copy of an externally-supplied database, which has no concept of the modification time of the individual records (e.g., ...
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Benchmark for website speed optimization

I working on website speed optimization. I mostly used 3 tools for analyzing speed of optimization. Speed analyzing Tools: Google pagespeed tool Yslow Firefox extenstion Web Page Performance Test ...
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Releasing a CSS minification tool - should it be downloadable or accessable through the cloud?

I am thinking of releasing a CSS minifaction library, which has dependencies on other libraries. Since CSS Minification is not something that occurs a lot (compared to optimising PDFs for example), I ...