Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tools mentioned at the Web Design Meetup

If you didn't attend the Raleigh Durham Web Design Meetup, well, that's pretty tough, because we had a good conversation tonight about our favorite tools. Steve Hong of Crosscomm, who is also an assistant organizer for the Meetup, moderated the meeting That was great, both because Steve is a real leader and because I've been somewhat distracted lately by work issues.

Just to tantalize you, here are some of the tools and services that came up during the discussion. If you feel like you would have liked to have a transcript, look on our meetup.com home for Steve's webcast of the meeting.

HTML EditorsTextmate
Coda Editor
Aptana


Services to Facilitate SEO
Ping.fm
Pixeltype
Tube.mobile
Bit.ly (better than hootsuite)
Google's url shortener
Feedburner


Theme Design and Slicing
Artisteer
PSD2HTML


Light CMS's
PageLime
Cushy CMS
Konductor


Forms Generator
Wufoo
Phil Taylor's Blue Forms

Browser Testing
Adobe Browser Labs
Firebug
Chrome (for its leading Webkit developer features)

Surreptitious monitoring for usability
Userfly
Crazyegg
Mouseflow
Clicktale
Usabilitytesting.com

Survey tools
Webmonkey 
Zoomerang
IContact
Constant contact

DropBox -- coolest thing ever, freemium model, for mirroring files between your servers and pcs 
QuickOffice
BeanStalk subversion client

CSSdrive.com
Smushit



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