Graphics & Stock Photography

Recommended Tools

  • ColorsOnTheWeb.com: A color resource for web designers.
  • eCommerceTemplates: Shopping carts for eCommerce websites. Integrate professional shopping carts with your existing website design. Excellent customer support provided through forums.
  • eCommerceTemplates Updaters: Keep your shopping cart updated for added features and security purposes.
  • FormToEmail.com: Afforable, easy-to-install PHP Form Mail script for online form security.
  • Google Webmaster Tools: Provides you with detailed reports about your pages' visibility on Google.
  • StatCounter.com: Free yet reliable invisible web tracker, highly configurable hit counter and real-time detailed web stats.

Site Hosting & Domain Names

Quite frankly, webhosting can be luck of the draw and can depend greatly on the amount of traffic your site generates. Online web hosting reviews tend to be useless, as many of those sites promote hosts which pay for top rankings or offer the highest commissions to the sites referring them. Additionally, many hosting companies utilize 'sock-puppets' – fake users – paid to write phoney, positive reviews – similar to 'astroturfing'.

Regardless of any guarantees, no hosting company provides 100% uptime and each has their advantages and disadvantages. With that being said, I personally have found iPower and GoDaddy to work well.
  • iPowerWeb.com: Web hosting and domain names with affordable price plans. Free domain name with New Client package.
  • GoDaddy.com: Web hosting and domain names with affordable price plans. Preferred over iPower for ecommerce sites.

Site Scripts

  • DynamicDrive.com: Excellent selection of original DHTML scripts to enhance your web site.
  • HotScripts.com: Scripts and resources for ASP, CGI, Flash, Java, Javascript, PHP and more.

Site Validation


Webmaster Forums

  • SitePoint Forums: Useful webmaster forum for technical assistance and design critiques.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)