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You can download the source and/or packages direct from w3.  http://validator.w3.org/source/
There is a round-up of them on Mashable (second section). iBBDemo2 — This Adobe Air app will let you see content as it would appear on the iPad and on the iPhone. Support for Android is reportedly coming soon. The app is a bit slow but it does a good job showing accurate results for iOS devices. Just point the app towards your test mobile site. ...
There are tons of tools. In general. I think you will find there are 2 kinds of tools. Tools to Analyze how well written, the SEO friendliness, and speed of your site. Tools to Analyze and watch the who, what, when, where, and how of the visitors that hit your site. First to cover analyzing tools. These tools are great pre and post launch. Google ...
Try Firebug, a plugin for Firefox. You may also find YSlow useful.
To save time I use a Firefox Extension called HTML Validator. It adds validation to your view source window, tells you errors and warnings in a bottom pane. Also puts an icon in the bottom of your window showing you a quick reference for yes/no on validation. If no, then you just view source and it shows you exactly what your errors are. Also validates ...
I researched the answer to this question this way: using Google since this is the example I have, how Google gets creation dates and modified dates, and date formats that Google recognizes. Please understand that this information does not exist on just a few pages and I had to ferret out the data from very many sources some of which do not seem to apply ...
One of them is Shaun Inman's Mint. Then: VisiStat SiteCatalyst Webtrends AWStats ClickTraks Coradiant Unica pMetrics Clicky iWebTrack OneStat MetaTraffic Metronome Clicktale Reinvigorate Observer W3Counter KISSMetrics MixPanel
Have you checked out HTML Tidy?
KISSInsights offers a widget that lets you collect feedback from users about the page they're on. They charge $29/month if you need to be able to write your own question. (The default question is, “How did you first hear about us?”, which probably isn't what you want.) I've used this for the exact use case you describe (“Was this page useful?”). You could ...
You can use Safari with select menu : Develope -> User Agents -> Iphone/iPod/ iPad to Simulate testing in iPhone/ iPod/ iPad device. In Firefox, you can add plugin FireMobileSimulator to simulate testing in some specific Japan mobile (Docomo, Softbank, ...)
You can validate HTML and CSS locally (and do a lot of other useful things) with the Web Developer Toolbar add-on for Firefox. It's also available for Google Chrome.
Developing: Software: Zend Development Environment FileZilla EditPlus if needed Photoshop Front-end frameworks/etc: CSS3pie html5boilerplate FontSquirrel Modernizr + Selectivizr Where needed: jQuery Browsers: Chrome + EyeDropper (colorpicker) plugin FireFox + FireBug + YSlow FireFox second install emulating iPad IE8 and IE9beta Opera Safari ...
You need eyedropper kind of tool, for example: Open image in Adobe Photoshop/Fireworks and use Eyedropper tool ColorZilla extension for Firefox Eye Dropper extension for Google Chrome EyeDropper standalone Windows application. ColorPic for Windows
You can use all three tools without penalty or issue. There's absolutely no reason for a search engine to levy a penalty on a website that uses tools that has no direct effect on the website itself (i.e. these tools aren't altering your code or using "techniques" to manipulate the search results). These tools are just informative. Nothing nefarious about ...
That can be a tough job, especially if there are any dynamic features on the site. Tread carefully! Most of my experience is on Windows, so I'll talk about that platform. My favourite commercial tool for synchronizing files is Beyond Compare 3; I'm using it at work to handle file level synchronization across several different link types. It works fine ...
Not only can you, but it's my opinion that you should. Each of them offer their own variation of information. The biggest benefit is you'll be aware of any problems with a particular search engine by using all three (i.e. maybe Bing encounters an error crawling your website, but Y! & GG don't). The exception being that Yahoo! has switched to Bing search ...
If you're already in Google Webmaster Tools console, try the 'fetch as Googlebot' function to see if that is also returning a 403. Double-check your robots.txt file, then your page heads for incorrect robots meta, and your server headers for incorrect configuration. If you find nothing wrong, it could be an issue with Googlebot at a time when there was ...
You could use Firefox (Iceweasel if you use Debian Linux) with Web Developer Toolbar, it has a CSS editor and you can apply and see your changes in real time inside the browser. It is under CSS -> Edit CSS, the browser will open a panel containing all loaded CSS files for the page you are browsing, edit your css rules see your changes, you can save it to a ...
A1WebsiteAnalyzer is easy to use. You can automate via Windows scheduled tasks. I haven't used InSpyder but it's the same price and does the same thing.
The Web Developer toolbar has items under its Images menu to display the image alt, dimensions, path(which will include the filename, but there's not an option for just the filename), filesize, and a lot of other stuff. There's also an item(View Image Information) that will pop open a new tab with just the images from the current layout, and a bunch of basic ...
Any graphics program like Photoshop or Gimp can tell you what the hex code or RGB that color is.
Warrick will scrape the Google cache, as well as a few other sources, to try and recover lost site content.
Assuming you're using Linux/OS X, you can do dig @nameserver.to.test a www.mydomain.com on the command line, which should do what you want.
You can use google for that, simply write link:yoursite.com and google will give you the pages/sites linking to your site in the results.
When somebody clicks from another site to your site via a link, the browser usually sends you a referrer header that tells you that they came from an external source. You can see these in your log files. Most analytics software will give you are report on these as well.
Is this not a question that would fit better for stackoverflow.com? Here is a admin tool that you can try: SQL Server Web Tools - http://sqlwebtools.codeplex.com/
no love for ChartBeat or Quantcast?
I'd add Chartbeat.com to the list. No need to wait around for data to come in….Chartbeat does real-time monitoring of what's happening on your website RIGHT NOW.
We use an Adobe Acrobat Pro plugin called CommonLook http://www.net-centric.com/products/cl_s508_adobe.aspx It is pretty slow on big documents, has some real navigation issues, but does make editing the tags and content of a PDF much easier than the default tools in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro.
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