Stuff I Use – Complete list of rad internet stuff; sites, applications, frameworks, codebase, etc…

at some point I’ll make this a real list. for now, it’s a collection of everything i use.

MY RAD LIST OF ALL THINGS INTERNET

WEB DEVELOPMENT

FlowCharts
lucid chart

Web Server
Apache http server – defacto standard
LIGHTTP – super fast, smaller footprint.

SQL Database
MySQL
OpenBase SQL

DB Admin
MySQL Workbench – Application
SQL Buddy – Web Based

http://www.sqlbuddy.com/

Web Application Languages
PHP – Use it for everything now. Why not? It’s open source, free, flexible, rapid, fast, millions of free lines of code out there.
WebOjbects / Java

Development IDE /  Editor
CODA – this editor is so nice. built in FTP, SVN, code completion, code sharing, etc…
http://www.panic.com/coda/

CODA add-ons
jquery syntax highlighter

http://digitalsandbox.net/index.php/project/category/jquery_syntax_mode

wordpress syntax highlighter

http://pradador.com/code/coda/wordpressmode/

Eclipse

CMS – Content Management System
bitSPROCKET – i wrote it… I spent 10 years writing a CMS. Everytime a client needed something new I would write it in bitSPROCKET. 100k+ lines of code.
WORDPRESS -
Cheat Sheets – how do i do that jQuery, CSS, HTML5 thing?

http://www.cheat-sheets.org/

WORDPRESS STUFF

Themes:
Elegant Themes
Theme Forest

WordPress Plugins

Social Share Facebook, Twitter, Stumble, dig button
Tweet, Like, Google +1 and Share http://letusbuzz.com/tweet-share-like-plusone/
1-click retweet/share/like
social sharing toolkit

WordPress SEO

http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/

WordPress Backup
wpTimeMachine – http://wptimemachine.com/
simple easy to use backs up EVERYTHING to dropbox, amazon s3 or FTP account!

WordPress Mailing List:
Newsletter

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/newsletter/

Newsletter is real simple to use and setup. My clients are really happy with this solution!

WordPress eCommerce

WordPress e-Commerce –     http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce/
simple and easy to use

eShop – http://quirm.net/eshop-2/

Event Calendar

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/event-calendar-scheduler/installation/

http://docs.dhtmlx.com/doku.php?id=dhtmlxscheduler:external_plugin:wordpress

Shopify
eShop
cart66
shopp

Jigoshop

http://jigoshop.com/

paid extensions for Paypal integration and SEO

ecwid

HOSTING

Hosting Cloud
Softlayer.com

Hosting Web LAMP
HostGator.com
1and1.com switched to gator

Web Admin Control Panel:
Plesk
cPanel

SMTP Checking
MXToolbox – checking mail MX records

Domain Registration
GoDaddy.com – they’re the wal-mart of domain registration. I wish I had a better solution but this is what I use.

Going to be switching everything from GoDaddy because of their early writing and support of SOPA.

ONLINE BACKUP
Crashplan: $5/month unlimited space – THIS IS WHAT I USE. Other alternatives;
Backblaze: $5/month of $50/year unlimited mac/pc
Carbonite: $59/year month mac/pc
Dropbox: $9.99/month 100gb
SpiderOak: $10/month $100/year mac/pc/linux

 

Google PageSpeed Optimizer

http://pagespeed.googlelabs.com/

CSS

http://sprawsm.com/uni-form/

http://www.rmsjr.com/blog/web-design/rmsforms-a-flexible-tableless-css-forms-framework/

http://code.google.com/p/formy-css-framework/

http://vesess.com/labs/forms-markup-and-css/

CSS frameworks
http://blueprint.org – been using blueprint for years. great and simle.

http://baselinecss.com/

Forms:

http://www.formee.org/

Bandwidth Throttle
loband

http://www.loband.org/loband/simulator.jsp

speedlimit

http://mschrag.github.com/

Code SVN – SO GOOD!!!
srpingloops -    http://springloops.com
integrates with Coda real easy.

JS minifier

http://fmarcia.info/jsmin/test.html

jQUERY  – wow, super rad!

jQuery Plugins, Widgets, Helpers

jQuery help site

http://jqueryfordesigners.com/

jQuery Slider

http://slidesjs.com/

simple, clean, small code, easy to setup and use

jQuery Scroll To Top plugin

http://www.mattvarone.com/web-design/uitotop-jquery-plugin/

really easy to use scroll to top plugin. just add it to your site and voila

SEO
Google Analytics
i could probably get a BS in Google Analytics. there is so much to look at.

Search Engine Monitoring
Authority Labs
I started out with authority labs. the pricing is a little much and not totally stoked on the UI.

SEScout.com
ended up going with SEScout.com. really easy to use, comprehensive, NICE UI and good price

SEMRush.com
didn’t really check this out. great plugin. but UI looked hack.

File Sharing:
Dropbox.com
ShareSprocket.com

HTML Purifier

http://htmlpurifier.org/

HTML Purifier is a standards-compliant HTML filter library written in PHP.
TML Purifier will not only remove all malicious  code (better known as XSS)

BUSINESS

Document Editing / Sharing
Google Docs

LifeSaver
water purifier

http://www.lifesaverusa.com/

MONEY

Investing:
Sharebuilder.com
makes investing easy

Taxes
TurboTax – http://turbotax.com
turbo tax saves me money and hours of time every year!

Money Management
Mint – http://mint.com
wow, this site takes care of you and your money!

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ART
Vector Source
Vecteezy – online vector art

http://www.vecteezy.com

Stock Photos
iStockPhoto – http://www.istockphoto.com

Color
Colour Lovers – http://ColourLovers.com
great source for all things color

Password Storage
LastPass – This saves so much time allowing me to use 1 secure password and access all my accounts; banking, eBay, Facebook, payola, etc…

http://lastpass.com

Operating Systems
Mac OSX
Linux Ubuntu

Computer History

http://www.computerhistory.org/

Body Language

http://westsidetoastmasters.com/resources/book_of_body_language/toc.html

You have to set three goals. Goal 1 should be achieved fairly easily. Goal 2 should be a solid stretch. Goal 3? That should only happen if the stars align and Jesus pops out of the ground to aid you personally.” – My Employer

Goal 1 – Cat 3 in Cross
Goal 2 – Cat 3 Cross Nats
Goal 3 – Top 20 in Cross Nats

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Of Interest
head eeg motion sensor

http://www.emotiv.com/index.php

beardyman

http://www.beardyman.co.uk/

Air Swimmers

http://airswimmers.com/

look at “flitter fairies”

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