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Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Haly, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,791

    3d Studio Max
    http://www.3dcafe.com
    http://www.3dark.com
    http://www.3dlinks.com
    http://www.3dbuzz.com
    http://www.3dtotal.com
    http://www.the3dstudio.com
    http://www.maxhelp.com/
    http://www.maxforums.org/

    ASP
    http://www.4guysfromrolla.com/
    http://www.15seconds.com/
    http://www.kamath.com/
    http://www.asp101.com/
    http://www.aspin.com/
    http://www.devx.com/
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php

    CGI
    http://cgi.resourceindex.com/
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php

    Creating a Website Guides
    Lissa Explains - http://www.lissaexplains.com/
    Bravenet - http://www.bravenet.com/
    Webmaster Database - http://www.sitepoint.com/
    WebMoney - http://www.webmonkey.com/
    The Development Shed - http://www.devshed.com/

    CSS
    CSS help - http://www.devguru.com/Technologies/css/quickref/css_index.html
    Inspiration - http://www.csszengarden.com/
    http://cssvault.com/
    http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/
    http://css.maxdesign.com.au/index.htm
    http://labs.silverorange.com/archives/2004/january/shadowboxing
    http://www.codebox.8m.com/dhtml&css.htm
    http://www.inknoise.com/experimental/layoutomatic.php
    http://www.epicstudios.co.uk/files/tutorials/tutorials.php
    http://www.pmob.co.uk/
    http://www.alistapart.com/
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php
    http://www.w3schools.com/css/
    http://www.dezwozhere.com/links.html
    http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/all-properties.html
    http://glish.com/css/


    C#
    http://www.csharp-station.com/Tutorial.aspx
    http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/
    http://www.csharphelp.com/
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/csspec/html/vclrfcsharpspec_1.asp

    C++
    http://www.devx.com/
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php

    Colour Scheme Tools and Generators
    http://colormixers.com/mixers/cmr/
    http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html
    http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html
    http://colr.org/
    http://slayeroffice.com/tools/color_palette/
    http://www.colorcoordinator.com/colorCoordinator.php
    http://www.colorwhore.com/
    http://www.redalt.com/Tools/ilyc.php
    Colour Theory - http://www.jenova.dk/Complimentary.htm
    Colour Convertor - http://www.draac.com/colorconvert.html

    Databases
    Popular Database - http://www.mysql.org
    The Ultimate! - http://www.oracle.com/

    Fonts
    http://www.1001freefonts.com/
    http://www.acidfonts.com/
    http://www.fontfreak.com/
    http://www.fontfoundry.com
    http://www.wantedfonts.com/
    For tracking down what your font is called - http://www.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/

    Graphical Manipulation
    http://www.myjanee.com/
    http://www.adobe.com/products/tips/photoshop.html
    Paint Shop Pro - http://www.corel.co.uk

    Graphics
    http://www.graphics-4free.com/
    http://www.coolarchive.com/
    http://www.desktoppublishing.com/backg-free.html
    http://www.designedtoat.com/
    http://www.myjanee.com/
    http://www.gfxmania.com/
    http://www.thinkdan.com/
    http://www.linkdup.com/
    http://www.sxc.hu/
    http://openphoto.net/
    http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
    http://www.imageafter.com/images.php
    http://www.morguefile.com/archive/
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
    http://www.stockvault.net/
    Free stock icon collections - http://www.iconbuffet.com/

    Hosts
    OcUK host reviews -
    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17411674 and http://www.ochostreview.co.uk
    http://www.Register1.net
    http://www.34sp.com/
    www.lohost.com
    www.fasthosts.com
    www.pair.com
    www.hostrocket.com
    http://www.alivewww.com
    http://www.dotster.com
    http:///www.ukreg.com
    http://www.vidahost.com

    HTML/xHTML
    www.htmlhelp.com
    Colour Chart - http://www.htmlgoodies.com/tutors/colors.html
    Great HTML/ASP tidying program - http://perso.wanadoo.fr/ablavier/TidyGUI/
    http://www.the-html-tutorial.com/
    http://www.epicstudios.co.uk/files/tutorials/tutorials.php
    Dynamic Drive DHTML Scripts - http://www.dynamicdrive.com/
    HTML Help - http://www.htmlhelp.com/
    http://www.htmlgoodies.com/
    http://www.w3schools.com/html/
    http://www.htmldog.com/

    Java
    http://java.sun.com/
    http://www.eclipse.org/
    http://www.junit.org/index.htm
    http://www.devx.com/
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php

    Misc
    www.sourceforge.net
    www.codeguru.com
    www.webmonkey.com
    http://www.freshmeat.net
    Webmail Program - http://www.lysator.liu.se/~stewa/IMHO/
    http://www.devx.com/
    http://www.trainingtools.com/
    http://www.planetsourcecode.com/
    Various Tutorials - http://www.tizag.com/

    Other
    Matts Script Archive - http://www.scriptarchive.com/
    Cool Home Pages - http://www.coolhomepages.com/
    Salia: Media Matters - http://www.saila.com/
    Java mIRC on your site - http://www.jpilot.com/
    Flaming Text - http://www.flamingtext.com/
    Web Domain Endings - http://www.norid.no/domenenavnbaser/domreg.html
    Web Afflicate - http://www.webaffiliate.co.uk/
    Arles Image Web Page Creator - http://www.digitaldutch.com/arles/
    Graphic Design - http://www.wz2k.co.uk/
    http://www.webmasterworld.com/home.htm
    http://www.ndesign-studio.com/resources/tutorials/
    Programmer's File Format Collection - http://www.wotsit.org/
    Apache mod_rewrite cheat sheet - http://www.ilovejackdaniels.com/cheat-sheets/mod_rewrite-cheat-sheet/
    PDF/PNG cheat-sheet collection - cheat sheets for Ruby on Rails, ASP, PHP, CSS, mod_rewrite, Javascript, MySQL, HTML character entities and RGB hex codes - http://www.ilovejackdaniels.com/cheat-sheets/
    IBM AJAX introduction - http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-ajaxintro2/?ca=dgr-lnxw07AJAX-Request
    Royalty Free Icons - http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/


    Perl
    http://www.perl.com
    http://www.perlarchive.com
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php

    PHP
    http://hotscripts.com/PHP/
    http://www.php.net/
    http://www.phpbuilder.com/
    Rob Millers PHP Security How-To - http://robm.me.uk/articles/php-security/
    Rob Miller's Image Rotation How-To - http://robm.me.uk/articles/image-rotation-in-php/
    How to generate a dynamic sig image using PHP - http://www.smos.co.uk/sigtutorial/tutorial.html
    http://www.epicstudios.co.uk/files/tutorials/tutorials.php
    Special Day sig - http://www.2windermere.co.uk/specialsig.php
    PHP Guide - http://www.hudzilla.org/phpbook/
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php
    http://www.freewebmasterhelp.com/tutorials/phpmysql/1
    PHP MySQL Paging (Splitting Query Results Into Differnt Pages) - http://www.php-mysql-tutorial.com/php-mysql-paging.php
    PHP Tutorials - http://www.zend.com/zend/art/

    Photoshop Tutorials
    http://www.kirupa.com/
    http://www.good-tutorials.com/
    http://www.designsbymark.com/
    http://psworkshop.net/
    http://www.deviantart.com/
    http://www.planetphotoshop.com
    http://www.phong.com/tutorials
    http://www.absolutecross.com
    http://www.spoono.com
    http://www.arraich.com/intro.htm
    http://www.photoshopcafe.com
    http://www.adobe.com/products/tips/photoshop.html
    http://www.grafx-design.com/phototut.html
    http://www.eyewire.com/tips/photoshop/
    http://www.eyeball-design.com/
    http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm
    http://www.photoshoproadmap.com
    http://www.rainworld.com/psworkshop/
    http://www.tutorialforums.com/
    http://www.designsbymark.com
    http://www.computerarts.co.uk
    http://www.teamphotoshop.com
    http://www.carbonfour.com
    http://www.deaddreamer.com/v10/index2.html
    http://www.eyeball-design.com
    http://www.eyesondesign.net
    http://user.fundy.net/morris/main.html
    http://www.handson.nu
    http://www.phong.com
    http://www.photoshoproadmap.com
    http://www.psworkshop.net
    http://www.sevenflow.com
    http://www.shadowness.com
    http://www.thewebmachine.com/
    http://www.thinkdan.com
    http://xen-fx.com/
    http://www.spyroteknik.com/
    http://www.vivaciousweb.com
    http://www.ps6.com
    http://www.somethingleet.com/tuts
    http://www.solardreamstudios.com/
    http://www.voidix.com/
    http://www.absolutecross.com/
    http://www.screaming-art.com/
    http://www.tutorialfind.com/tutorials/
    http://www.jonbalza.com/
    http://www.cbtcafe.com/photoshop/
    http://www.continuum2.com/tutorial/index.php
    http://www.deaddreamer.com/v10/tuto/index.html
    http://www.distortion.co.uk/freebies/tutorial.html
    http://www.dsigning.com
    http://www.eyeball-design.com/page09.htm
    http://www.eyesondesign.net/pshop/tuts.htm
    http://www.eyewire.com/tips/photoshop/
    http://www.firelily.com/photoshop/index.html
    http://www.geda-online.com/tutorials.htm
    http://www.guistuff.com/tutorials.shtml
    http://www.niklasindustries.com/tutorials/index.php
    http://www.phong.com/tutorials
    http://www.photoshopcafe.com/tutorials.htm
    http://www.polykarbon.com/tutorials/index.htm
    http://www.shadowness.com/tutorials.html
    http://www.stab.se/aq/ny/pstips/fwf_all.htm
    http://www.adobeevangelists.com/photoshop/index.html
    http://boblawson0.tripod.com/tutorials.htm
    http://builder.cnet.com/webbuilding/0-7370.html
    http://erk.free.fr/tips/index.htm
    http://janeecake.home.att.net/tutorials.htm
    http://membres.lycos.fr/harvestr/logos/davtut.htm
    http://user.fundy.net/morris/photoshop.shtml
    http://webreference.com/graphics/column36/
    http://www.2ginc.com/tutorials/ps.html
    http://www.actionfx.com/tipstuts.shtml
    http://www.estratosphere.com/

    Searching
    http://www.searchengineworld.com
    http://www.google.com
    http://www.mamma.com
    http://www.altavista.com
    http://www.yahoo.com

    Shockwave/Flash
    http://www.flashkit.com/
    http://www.macromedia.com/
    http://www.were-here.com
    http://www.ultrashock.com
    http://www.kirupa.com/

    Visual Basic
    http://www.devx.com/
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php
    http://rookscape.com/vbgaming/tutorials.php
    http://www.thescarms.com/VBasic/
    http://cuinl.tripod.com/tips-and-tricks-all.htm
    http://www.vb-helper.com/
    http://www.vbexplorer.com/VBExplorer/VBExplorer.asp
    http://www.developer.com/net/vb/
    http://www.vbaccelerator.com/home/index.asp
    http://www.vbcity.com/

    World Wide Web Consortium Related (XML/XSL etc)/web standards
    WWW Consortium home page - http://www.w3.org
    WWWc Teaching Page - http://www.w3schools.com/
    http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/XMLAndDatabases.htm
    http://www.xml.org/xml/resources_focus_rdbms.shtml
    http://www.maccaws.org/kit/way-forward/
    http://www.456bereastreet.com/lab/developing_with_web_standards/
    Accessibility validator - http://webxact.watchfire.com/
    HTML Validator - http://validator.w3.org/
    Accessibility Validator - http://www.contentquality.com/

    XML
    http://www.tupps.com/flash/faq/xml.html
    http://www.w3schools.com/
    http://www.rpbourret.com/xml/XMLAndDatabases.htm
    http://www.xml.org/xml/resources_focus_rdbms.shtml
    http://www.devx.com/
    http://www.ipdg3.com/index.php
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2006
  2. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,791

    Useful Freeware or Inexpensive Apps:

    3D Graphics
    3Delight Free - http://www.3delight.com/index.htm
    Anim8or - http://www.anim8or.com/
    Blender - http://www.blender3d.org/
    Now3D - http://digilander.libero.it/giulios/Eng/homepage.htm
    OpenFX - http://www.openfx.org
    POV-Ray - http://www.povray.org/
    Terragen - http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/
    Toxic - http://www.toxicengine.org/
    Wings 3D - http://www.wings3d.com/

    FTP Clients
    CoreFTP - http://www.coreftp.com/
    Filezilla - http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla
    SmartFTP - http://www.smartftp.com/
    FTP Client Extension for Firefox - http://fireftp.mozdev.org/

    HTML Editors
    1st page 2000 - http://www.evrsoft.com/download.shtml
    Aracnophilia - http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/
    FoxEditor - http://foxeditor.sourceforge.net/
    HTML-Kit - http://www.chami.com/html-kit/
    NVU - http://www.nvu.com/index.html
    Trellian webPAGE - http://webpage.vendercom.com/

    Image Editing/Creating
    InkScape (Vector Graphics Program) - http://www.inkscape.org/
    Irfanview (Image Editor) - http://www.irfanview.com
    Picasa (Image Editor) - http://picasa.google.com/index.html
    The Gimp (Open Source Photoshop Alternative) - http://www.gimp.org/

    Mac OS X tools
    Pixen (Pixel editor) - http://www.opensword.org/Pixen/
    Smultron (Text Editor) - http://smultron.sourceforge.net/
    CyberDuck (FTP Client) - http://cyberduck.ch/
    OSX VNC (VNC Client) - http://www.redstonesoftware.com/vnc.html

    Misc
    Colourificator (For finding the right colour) - http://colourificator.sitekit.net
    Orca (Application Repackaging) - http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/orca_exe.asp
    Putty/PSCP (SSH and SCP client) - http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/
    Web Developer Extension for Firefox - http://chrispederick.com/work/webdeveloper/

    Text/Code Editors and IDEs
    ActivePerl (Perl) - http://www.activestate.com/Products/ActivePerl
    Code::Blocks (C++)- http://www.codeblocks.org/
    Context (Text editor) - http://www.context.cx/
    Crimson Editor (Text Editor) - http://www.crimsoneditor.com
    Dev C++ (C++ IDE) - Bloodshed Dev C++
    Dev Pascal (Pascal) - http://www.bloodshed.net/
    Digital Mars C++ (C++) - http://www.digitalmars.com/download/freecompiler.html
    Eclipse (Java) - http://www.eclipse.org/
    EditPad (Text Editor) - http://www.editpadpro.com/
    Freepascal (Pascal) - http://www.freepascal.org/
    JCreator LE (Java) - http://www.jcreator.com/download.htm
    jEdit (Text editor) - http://www.jedit.org/
    Metapad (Text editor) - http://www.liquidninja.com/metapad/
    Notepad++ (Text editor) - http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/site.htm
    Programmer's Notepad (Text editor) - http://www.pnotepad.org/
    PSPad (Text editor) - http://www.pspad.com/
    Python - http://www.python.org/
    SciTE (Text editor) - http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html
    SharpDevelop (C# and VB.net) - http://www.icsharpcode.net/opensource/sd/
    TextPad (Text Editor) - http://www.textpad.com/
    WebMatrix (ASP.net) - http://www.asp.net/webmatrix/
    VS2005 Express Edition (VB, C#, MySQL) - http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/default.aspx
    XEmacs (Text Editor) - http://www.xemacs.org/Download/win32/

    Webserver Software
    Apache - http://www.apache.org/
    Lighttpd - http://www.lighttpd.net/
    PHPMyAdmin (Web based MySQL Admin tool) - http://www.phpmyadmin.net/
    XAMPP (Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl auto-installer for Windows) - http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2007
  3. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,791

    Feel free to post any other useful tutorials or freeware/cheap apps relevant to this section of the forums :)
     
  4. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 16,160

    Location: Plymouth

    Whoa, nice one :D

    Few more:

    Webserver software:
    Apache - http://www.apache.org
    Lighttpd - http://www.lighttpd.net

    Apache mod_rewrite cheat sheet - http://www.ilovejackdaniels.com/cheat-sheets/mod_rewrite-cheat-sheet/

    Very useful utility:

    XAMPP (Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl auto-installer for Windows) - http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

    PDF/PNG cheat-sheet collection - cheat sheets for Ruby on Rails, ASP, PHP, CSS, mod_rewrite, Javascript, MySQL, HTML character entities and RGB hex codes:

    http://www.ilovejackdaniels.com/cheat-sheets/

    IBM AJAX introduction: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/web/library/wa-ajaxintro2/?ca=dgr-lnxw07AJAX-Request

    Free stock icon collections: http://www.iconbuffet.com/

    A bunch of PHP tutorials by Zend: http://www.zend.com/zend/art/
     
  5. Chronicle

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 4, 2004

    Posts: 2,649

    Location: aberdeen

  6. robmiller

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 16,522

    Location: London

  7. Haly

    Woman of Honour

    Joined: Dec 6, 2003

    Posts: 1,791

    Ahh ta people :)
    No idea how the mistake happened considering a few people checked it thru including me lots of times :o
     
  8. thermg

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 146

    Location: Solihull

    Good links, must use some of them to get my webserver going
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2006
  9. hendrix

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 4, 2004

    Posts: 1,888

    Location: Grenoble, France

    Awesome find, needs to be added :D
     
  10. RobH

    Mobster

    Joined: May 9, 2005

    Posts: 4,524

    Location: Nottingham

  11. Fairly sure the answer is no

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Feb 12, 2006

    Posts: 8,887

    Location: Surrey

    Is there any free software that gets ride of i think its called noise in pictures? or even one with a free trial? Like a software to get ride of the blure in picutres?
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2006
  12. toosepin

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 9, 2006

    Posts: 954

    Location: Manchester

    Hey,

    Great list - one thing though. I reckon the W3Schools.com/CSS link should be at the top of the CSS list.

    It's tutorials are second to none in quality, simplicity and flexibility. With an inbuilt test you can't go wrong.

    Oh and it also helps it's created by the fine folks who actually invented Cascading Style Sheets.

    Thanks,
    toose
     
  13. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 16,160

    Location: Plymouth

    No it's not :)

     
  14. probedb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 24, 2006

    Posts: 1,467

  15. probedb

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 24, 2006

    Posts: 1,467

  16. Hector

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 12,413

    flash tutorial video's and forum's.. beginner to advanced.
    http://gotoandlearn.com

    Freeware/Shareware editors, IDE's, thumbnail makers, gif animators ect.. heap's of handy apps that are spyware & adware free.
    www.snapfiles.com
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2006
  17. wizard91

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 22, 2006

    Posts: 889

    Location: Scotland

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    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 18, 2003

    Posts: 5,817

    Location: Chester

  19. Hamish

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 14, 2003

    Posts: 4,952

    Location: Deepest Yorkshire

  20. MrSeanKon

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 15, 2006

    Posts: 164

    Location: Visit Athens

    I don't want to post the whole thread here.
    Here it is a huge list of links and sites about C++ programming and much more.