Web development today
Web development today isn’t just HTML editing or basic php scripts. Web development and programming today is usually achieved with a wide set of tools — any popular website around today uses a wide set of tools. For example,
- slashdot.com — slashdot.com uses Perl and MySQL, sitting on top of Apache.
Web Developer / Firefox Extension
Firefox Web Developer Extension is a useful tool for being able to disable various features on a page, manage cookies, view specific css information using a picker tool for any specific elements and being able to manager userstyles. You can also manage images and various other tools including the ability to view generated source.
You can download it at Mozilla Add-ons
ColorZilla / Firefox Extension
You can download it at the Mozilla Add-ons site.
MeasureIT / Firefox Extension
You can download measureIT at the Mozilla Add-ons site
DOM Inspector / Firefox Extension
You can download DOM Inspector at https://developer.mozilla.org/en/dom_inspector
Firebug / Firefox Extension
You can download Firebug at the Mozilla Add-ons site.
Google page speed / Firebug Extension
Google page speed is a Firebug extension that is able to give you a wealth of information on the download speeds and execution time of your website. It can also give you tips on how to reduce overheads and improve code.
You can download the Google page speed Firebug extension at the google page speed site.
Notepad++ is a free (as in “free speech” and also as in “free beer”) source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.
Based on a powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size.
You can download it over at the notepad++ sourceforge project site.
Netbeans with PHP Development plugin
You can download it at the Netbeans site.
VisualSVN is a SVN server for Windows. It is quick and easy to use and requires little previous knowledge of server administration or svn experience, but it can also be quite powerful.
You can download it at the VisualSVN Server site. It is free for both personal and commercial use.
TortoiseSVN is an SVN client that interfaces with Windows Explorer to interface with SVN.
You can download it at the TortoiseSVN site.
XAMPP is a quick and easy way to get an apache server, MySQL daemon and PHP all running on Windows for a development environment. It also supports an FTP server and a few other things.
You can download it at the XAMPP site.
You can come and discuss web development, get website reviews and also SEO information at the Transcendental Labs forum.