Tools For Developing &
Maintaining Your Web Site
Convert World Currencies
Convert Audio Formats
Trademarks, Copyrights, & Patents
- United States Patent & Trademark Office
This is the only official Web site of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a Performance-Based Organization of the Government of the United States of America.
- United States Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office, a division of the Library of Congress, is the office of public record for copyright registration and deposit of copyright material.
- TESS Search
Free search for registered U.S. trademarks. Go to this page, hit the button, and start your free search.
- UK Intellectual Property Site
Help for inventors and developers provided by the government of the UK.
File Transfer Program (FTP)
- CuteFTP Pro
After registering a domain name and setting up a hosting service, the next tool needed to start building your website is a file transfer program (FTP). (The FTP creates a network link between your pc and the internet files stored on your hosting service's hard drive.)
Fast & free.
Registered Domain Names
HTML, CSS, etc.
- W3C HTML Validation Service
Check your web pages for correct html implementation.
- World Wide Web Consortium
"W3C is over 500 organizations leading the World Wide Web to its full potential. Founded by Tim Berners-Lee, the Web's inventor. The W3C Web site hosts specifications, guidelines, software and tools. Public participation is welcome. W3C supports universal access, the semantic Web, trust, interoperability, evolvability, decentralization, and cooler multimedia."
Current Search Engine Information
For help finding, understanding and installing cgi scripts, try the following resources:
- CGI Resource Center
Even if you have no plans to use cgi scripts on your website, if you want to understand interactivity on the internet, go to this site and browse through the many scripts that show you just how interesting you can make your web site. Most of these scripts are available free or for a very modest fee. Only the really heavy duty scripts cover more than $100!
- CGI Programming 101 - Learn CGI Today!
This on-line tutorial takes you through the basics of CGI scripting. As a minimum, this on-line course will help you understand the CGI scripts (such as Perl scripts) which you may already have installed at your website. The first six chapters with code samples and examples are free. If you want more, you can buy her book. While the author claims that no programming experience is needed, you will find that some programming experience is very, very helpful!