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>>**[GET] M0NSTER'S M0NSTER resource list: graphics, programs, useful sites and more!**<<

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by m0nster, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. m0nster

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    for my 300th post!




    below you will find a list of useful sites and programs that may help you with your site design, content, and other such things on-site, as well as programs and resources for general activities you perform throughout your IM workday.



    >>>Hoping this will become a sticky<<<
    ;);):cool::cool:

    things to note:


    • there are programs on some sites. download at your own risk. i have downloaded some but not all of these programs so please take caution. I don't have time to do virus total for 30+ programs ;)

    • some of these things you already have seen. someone else hasn't though. please don't complain if i shared something known to most. never know who needs it


    • some are on first page of google, but i've searched for hours before finding what i needed because even one letter off on google won't get you what you want at times. so please don't bash for stuff on first page of google.


    • I got a bunch of these from a similar post on wicked fire, so not going to take credit for all links. just made the ones from there a bit more compact and tried to organize it as well.

    • i tried to add {code}{/code} to every link, if i missed one mods sorry!

    tried to break them up into categories. here they are:

    1. Programs
    2. Project managers
    3. Tracking
    4. MISC
    5. footers
    6. website layouts/graphics/social media buttons/patterns
    7. vector graphics
    8. firefox plugins
    9. Content Mangement Systems
    10. iphone
    11. text editors
    And here we go, enjoy:

    programs:
    Code:
    http://stereopsis.com/flux/
    - dims your screen at night makes things easier on your eyes, its awesome. NOTE: if your doing some graphics or anything at night might want to remember to disable this, as it won't be a accurate representation of what others will see.

    Code:
    http://www.xmind.net/
    - project management

    Code:
    http://gyazo.com/en
    - cross platform. GET THIS! Quickest screen shots ever. Open program, select area, 3 seconds later you have a hosted screenshot.

    Code:
    http://vue.tufts.edu/
    - LOVE this. Mind map tool. Simple, easy. Use it to keep track of all your ideas

    Code:
    http://www.videolan.org/
    - best video player
    Code:
    http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
    apparently even better than VLC (above) if you have a file that can't be plaid try this

    Code:
    http://www.evernote.com/
    - if you don't use it, start. Its awesome.
    Code:
    https://www.dropbox.com/
    - just check it out. Cloud file sharing system. I LOVE IT.
    Code:
    http://www.gimp.org/
    - GIMP. Can't pay for Photoshop but need to do photo editing and basic graphics? Here you go.
    Code:
    http://www.openoffice.org/
    - Open Office (or Google Docs) for spreadsheet software and light data analysis.
    Code:
    http://www.picnik.com/
    - free photo editing software with some cool features not in PS. Also has batch image rewriter build in

    Code:
    http://www.boozet.org/dd.htm
    - if you plan on doing a fresh install of windows or something use this tool to backup all of your drivers so you can easily reinstall them after your OS

    Code:
    http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html
    download any site. i use this to rip HTML sites from templateforest etc when i can't find them free elsewhere.

    Code:
    http://www.imkazu.com/how-i-can-type-faster-than-anyone-with-texter/
    - have not tried yet want to use it soon. Automation for text. Looks useful

    Code:
    http://www.peerblock.com/
    - blocks computers -from site -
    you can block communication with advertising or spyware oriented servers, computers monitoring your p2p activities, computers which have been "hacked", even entire countries!

    Messengers:

    Code:
    http://www.trillian.im/
    - what I use - and love. Supports facebook, twitter, skype, yahoo, msn, gtalk, aim, icq, mail, etc. in one program.

    Code:
    http://www.digsby.com/
    - haven't used yet, but heard its good

    Code:
    http://www.tweetdeck.com/
    - social media thingy check it out.

    Project managers:

    Code:
    http://web2project.net/


    Code:
    https://projectbubble.com/


    Code:
    http://www.screenr.com/
    - just found this. Looks freekin AWESOME for doing screencasting. Check out the vid on homepage for how it works


    Tracking:

    Code:
    http://prosper.tracking202.com/apps/
    - Prosper202. The standard for tracking clicks in affiliate marketing. Powerful tools, self hosted, and free.
    Code:
    http://www.labsmedia.com/clickheat/index.html
    - Clickheat. Lets you see where people are clicking on your sites with heat maps. I use it on all of my LPs so I can improve CTRs.
    Code:
    http://smt.speedzinemedia.com/smt/


    Code:
    http://www.niftystats.com/index.html


    Code:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/visitor-movies/


    Code:
    http://piwik.org/
    - might be something google has that's like this (analytics) but anyway, cool tool. Checkout demo


    MISC:

    Cool sites you might get some ideas on for making $$
    Code:
    http://faceprizes.com/



    Code:
    http://appstorm.net/
    - app news and things.

    Check this out
    Code:
    http://mac.appstorm.net/roundups/iphone-roundups/50-iphone-apps-for-web-designers-developers/


    Code:
    http://border-radius.com/
    - Make 3d buttons easy cross browser compatable

    Code:
    http://www.colorzilla.com/gradient-editor/
    - css gradient generator

    Code:
    http://www.filestube.com/
    - search hotfile, mediafile, megaupload, rapidshare etc for files

    Code:
    http://www.sugarcrm.com/crm/community/sugarcrm-community.html
    - SugarCRM Open Source edition. Free customer relations management software.

    Code:
    http://www.stuckincustoms.com/
    - the most amazing photos ever, better than real life


    Code:
    http://www.geo-tag.de/generator/en.html
    - create a geotag

    Code:
    http://www.xtranormal.com/index
    - type and you make characters talk



    Code:
    http://www.forumotion.com/
    - if you want to host a free forum


    Code:
    http://www.techsmith.com/products.asp
    - screen casting tools and such


    Code:
    http://www.wordcounttool.com/
    - word count for when you don't want to open word


    Code:
    www.majorgeeks.com
    - TONS of utilities and such for any OS, a must visit


    Code:
    http://www.emanueleferonato.com/category/flash/
    - has some good source code for some different things you might not find elsewhere



    Code:
    http://www.linkedtube.com/
    - read the description towards the end of page, if you still don't understand post here
    Code:
    http://www.emailmeform.com/
    - FREE Optin form - if you have a really low budget, here you can get up to 500 optins I think a month, for free


    footers
    :

    Code:
    http://www.zopim.com/

    Code:
    http://www.olark.com/

    Code:
    http://www.meebo.com/

    Code:
    http://www.wibiya.com/

    Code:
    http://www.skysa.com/home.htm

    Code:
    http://www.addthis.com/labs

    Code:
    http://www.addthis.com/
    - there may be a difference not sure


    website layouts/graphics/social media buttons/patterns

    Code:
    http://webtreats.mysitemyway.com/
    - my favorite texture icons
    Code:
    [FONT=Arial][URL="http://www.allfreebrush.com/"]www.allfreebrush.com[/URL][/FONT]
    - all the above
    Code:
    http://visionwidget.com/ 
    - checkout showcase for free website layouts and such
    Code:
    http://10steps.sg/ - real life photos too.

    Code:
    [FONT=Arial][URL="http://www.psdgraphics.com"]www.psdgraphics.com[/URL][/FONT]
    jquery stuff:

    Code:
    http://visionwidget.com/tuts/webtuts/588-free-jquery-photo-gallery-
    Code:
    albums-with-tutorials.html


    Code:
    http://blogupstairs.com/framework/javascript-framework/jquery/jstickynote-sticky-notes-jquery-plugin/
    - useful for sales page maybe?


    Code:
    http://nestdev.com/
    - some useful links in this RSS feed


    Code:
    http://designmoo.com/
    - checkout resources


    Code:
    http://envato.com/
    sure you know about graphicriver/themeforest etc. see what else envato does might be useful to you.

    Code:
    http://www.embracinghome.com/blog/social-media-buttons/
    - social media only


    Code:
    http://lostandtaken.com/
    - texture only

    Code:
    http://icondock.com/
    - icons of all sorts CHECK OUT THEIR SHOPPING CART ITS AWESOME

    Code:
    http://www.freeiconsdownload.com/index.html/
    - icons


    Code:
    cooltext.com
    - buttons. Mostly crap. Might find 1 that's good tho.


    Code:
    http://picasion.com/
    - create a gif easy



    FREE vector graphics

    Code:
    http://www.vectorstock.com/free-vectors/
    Code:
    http://vector4free.com/
    Code:
    http://123freevectors.com/

    Code:
    http://www.resourcesgraphics.com/


    Photoshop

    Code:
    http://www.psdvault.com/
    - PS techniques checkout the brushes


    Code:
    http://photoshop-free-brushes.com/
    - brushes

    pay someone for logo design:

    Code:
    http://99designs.com/

    Code:
    http://www.hatchwise.com/

    All web safe fonts
    Code:
    http://www.webdesigndev.com/web-development/16-gorgeous-web-safe-fonts-to-use-with-css

    firefox plugins:

    Code:
    http://www.colorzilla.com/firefox/

    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/

    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/measureit/

    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/imacros-for-firefox/

    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/firebug/

    Code:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/web-developer/
    - install, hit shift-ctrl-f, then click on an element to see what it is (like click on a title to see i.e. if its really a h1 or if the wp template you are using is fucking up your seo efforts)

    some others:

    firebug plus pagespeed - checks your website for speed breaks and tells you what to do.

    xmarks - bookmark synchronizer, nice for research too (smarter search feature)

    ghostery - deactivates google analytics and other trackers - so your own visits dont show up in analytics

    betterprivacy - takes care of flash cookies

    pencil - scatching software for creating wireframes

    scrapbook - really cool bookmark addon that saves the site you've bookmarked locally, you can edit it with comments, mark text, etc


    CMS (content management systems):
    Code:
    http://mojomotor.com/

    Code:
    http://stackoverflow.com/
    - ask your programming questions here


    Iphone:

    Code:
    http://www.phonegap.com/
    - use this with jquery mobile (I think) and you can create native app looking apps super easy. When I tried it a few months ago, I had trouble cause it didn't have very good documentation. May be better now
    Code:
    http://testiphone.com/
    - test what a website would look like on a iphone. Keep in mind, auto detecting websites won't pick up that it's a iphone. For example, I have a site that redirects to a mobile version when you goto it on a mobile device, in this case, it will not redirect. So goto the url directly

    Code:
    http://www.sencha.com/products/touch/
    Code:
    http://www.flavorstudios.com/iphone-icon-generator/
    - create a iphone icon



    text editors:
    Code:
    http://www.wordcounttool.com/
    - online word count tool so you don't have to open word

    Code:
    http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
    -
    Code:
    http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/
    -

    Code:
    http://www.goodkeywords.com/keyword-pad/
    looks like a useful keyword tool
    Code:
    http://textmechanic.com/
    - all types of tools, remove duplicates great for SB lists (I think)





    will add more as i get them, and feel free to add your own too!

     
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  2. syngenetic

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    Great list, but I think this should be under Web Design and not White Hat SEO.
     
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  3. mike2000

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    Much appreciated the effort you have put in to compiling the list....
     
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  4. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    where even is web design? you mean templates? lol. i just don't want it to get buried. about half of this stuff isn't web design
    thanks, yep took me probably over 4 hrs.
     
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    Great compilation of resources. Def was looking for some of this stuff in one place. Copy-n-Pasted this into a doc for this upcomming weekend. Thanks!
     
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    Brilliant compilation of resources. Thanks given. :)
     
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  7. Choronzon

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    Thanks mate, the Adobe stuff is especially appreciated.

    ... and congrats on reaching 300...

    Oh and don't forget to edit your signature :D
     
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  8. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    cool :p thanks. yea i was changing it last night when bhw went down lol. got it fixed now thanks
     
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    Wow! this is cool! That's a nice list...May be this can be stickied in Longue as it is not about SEO stuff ;)

    Rep given for taking the time to compile this useful list.
     
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    thanks got some good stuff out of here keep it up,OP always comes up with some good stuff.LMAO that's information bundled at it's best
     
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    Awesome job man, i think you saved alot of time for people with this list :)

    defineatly worth as a sticky thread.
     
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  12. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    added: Iphone -
    Code:
    http://www.sencha.com/products/touch/
     
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    Good job; more templated would be appreciated tough
     
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    This must have taken you hours - both online and to compile. Great effort and thank you for all the time you will save me!
     
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    m0nster Senior Member

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    True, I just felt that was already covered pretty well in template section and such, and most of my links if I were to add then would be like to sites that are on first page of google for "wordpress templates" and other generic stuff you can think of yourself. I will mention

    Code:
     www.dreamtemplate.com 
    - I plan to buy a membership there soon if they don't have everything in templatep2p which I heard if you donate to ($15) you get in usually, I know they have a lot of m0nster Templates which is nice


    Haha ya. I also did it cause if I just bookmark stuff i don't remember to go back to it or why I book marked it. This takes more time but is worth it in the long run. Your welcome!
     
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    NICE. gyazo is the sickest screen shot program ever. Thanks dan ;)
     
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  17. m0nster

    m0nster Senior Member

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    Hit the thank button punk :D:D:D
    btw I'll be on tonight around 11, visiting family and getting speeding tickets =.=
     
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    Amazing list! Here's one to add

    Code:
    http://www.goodkeywords.com/keyword-pad/
    The best software to edit lists of keywords in bulk. It's free too.
     
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    Loved the share especially for mouse tracking and visitor information. Had come across a paid version but the open source one seems equally good.

    Cheers.
     
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    I'll lurk no more! Thanks most especially for the graphic related sites.;)