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    a webdesigners toolbox

    Hey, I know of alot of great tools and resources for webdesigners out there. A few examples for illustration:
    - CSS3 Generator
    - Awesome Fontstacks
    - Pingdom Tools


    I am mostly using del.icious to bookmark them, but I usually forget about them and only be using a few. How do you guys keep track of all the tools and keep them at hand? It would be nice to have some kind of toolbox for webdesigners, but I haven't really found a site like that yet.
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    A webdesigner STRUCTURED toolbox

    Thanks wwl777 for an IMO very useful idea. But such good tools are so numerous that such a toolbox needs to be very carefully organized and structured. I have done such work on one or 2 very tiny pieces of the involved field, see PST and PDT; TZ and TOG; UTC and GMT; Internet Date & Time; PHP date or Color Tables, Pickers and Scheme Makers. I hope others could do the same on other pieces, and someone with enough time, knowledge and devotion, could assemble the whole into a worthy webdesigner toolbox.

    Versailles, Sun 14 Aug 2011 13:23:15 +0200, edited 13:27:35
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    Evernote is a great tool for organising web tools and also storing site clips and photos for inspiration

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    @michel If there were to be made such a toolbox as a public site, then it should have 1. only featuring the best tools and 2. stay up to date with the latest available tools and techniques.

    @powerj that's a good suggestion. I already had an evernote account, but never thought of using it as a toolbox. Could even place code snippets in it. Only it doesn't allow more than one tree of directories.

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    Webdev WikiToolKit

    wwl777, Precisely, I thought you were seeing some wiki toolbox, where everyone would bring any addition, removal, update or other correction as it becomes useful or necessary, so to keep it appropriate and up to date. If you look e.g. at the thread around my COLOR post above, you will see I did a big amount of research and tests based on that entire very rich thread before making and organizing that selection, which remained up to date and useful for a long time (probably down to today, yet I haven't redone the tests today). If many of us did alike, your toolbox would really start.

    Versailles, Sun 14 Aug 2011 15:06:00 +0200, edited (restoring the title, lost by forum software) 15:07:20
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    SitePoint Member wwl777's Avatar
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    Michel, actually I was mainly looking for a way to organize a toolbox for myself, but it surprises me that I haven't found a good site that offers some kind of webdesign-toolbox. Something like Designers Toolbox. The problem maybe is that everyone has their own wishes and preferences for webdesign tools. It would be nice though if the research you and others did could be brought together in a public webdesign toolbox. Then indeed there could be made some kind of wiki toolbox.

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    I just created a folder on my desktop called "Work Folder" and then created a few sub-folders inside it (Graphics, Design Tools, Fonts, Security, etc.)

    When I find a site that I feel is a good provider of graphics, UTF-8 character charts, layout inspirations, etc., I just put a shortcut to that site within the appropriate folder.

    Low tech, I know, but simple, quick and always handy,

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    I like that one rmorrow. Thanks for the tip! I had to do a little bit of research how to actually save an url to a desktop shortcut (on linux). In firefox you can just drag the favicon in front of the address bar to your desktop. In chrome you have to first bookmark it and then drag the bookmark to your desktop. At least, that worked for me.

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    Actually that doesn't work. It only saves a file with the html of the page. I have no idea how to create website shortcuts in linux. Been looking around, but couldn't find a workaround.


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