ABOUT THIS PAGE: I've found a lot of great sites that have been invaluable to me while creating my web site. I've collected quite a wealth of this information, so here is a page to share the wealth with my friends and anyone else who happens across Here are my computer tips! (Mostly Windows and Netscape) Just added: Mac tips!
Check it out, I'm quoted on the PC World Web site! This page was mentioned in a Canadian TV magazine in 1999.
NOTE: A few New Links added 3/25/10 You are visitor # since 11/13/99.
Freeware Home Collection of free software and internet services
PC Computing's 1001 best downloads Very cool.
Nerds Heaven Tons of free stuff, mostly software.
Happy Puppy Big games site!
Puzzle Depot's Puzzle Library Download Across Lite, a great puzzle program.
AmericaOnLine software to download for a free trial membership.
Prodigy software to download for a free trial membership.
CompuServe Free trial membership.
Pegasus One of the best email programs around, and it's FREE!
VitalSigns Netmedic It works with a users browser to monitor, isolate, diagnose, and correct Internet or intranet performance problems. Download a free trial version!
NoNags freeware and shareware.
Alchemy Mindworks Software, books and other resources
Surplus Direct Cheap software and hardware to buy. But their customer service STINKS!
Microsoft Free Downloads, especially check out Dialup Networking 1.3 for Windows If you have an older copy of Windows 95, you should download this newer version of Dialup Networking--it will help your Internet connection!
BlackWidow is a web site scanner, a site mapping tool, a site ripper, a site mirroring tool, an offline browser, an FTP program, and a snooping tool. It's $40 with a 30-day trial. That's ideal because unless you have a dramatic need, most of you will try it out of curiosity and won't use it more than a few times. The site's often not working http://SoftByteLabs.com so you can grab a copy from PIBMUG. It's an 884K file that installs automatically. If you're a novice, you'll have a little trouble understanding it. Read the text file first (it ends in TXT). "-Steve Bass
Resources for Icon, Images, and Graphics Massive page of links by my friend Susan B.
The Corporation: Icon Art Very funny icons to put on your page.
Image-O-Rama Lines, buttons, bullets, animated gifs, and more!
Laurie McCanna's Free Art Page Author of "Creating Great Web Graphics".
Krapp World Animated GIF's and other things.
Realm Graphics Backgrounds Lots of great backgrounds!
The Graphic Station A ton of great graphics!
The Page Animated GIF's, JAVA applets, and more!
3D Site Everything you want to know about 3D graphics!
3D Computer Graphics Another great site with lots of information!
JASC Home Page Makers of Paint Shop Pro and other programs
Animated Christmas Library by Kerry Lawson Huge volume.
Toggle This! Interactive art--buy their software or just download some cool animation
Lake applet A really cool applet you can put on your pages that has a reflecting lake effect.
Crystal 3D pro 3d Animation software
Suzy"s Home Of Graphics
A Design By Carolyn
El Merko Loco's Free Web Page Background Warehouse
Blackat's Free Web Graphics
"WebFX" - The Web Graphics Tool
Clipart and Icons at Andrew's GraphXKingdom
PageWorks Animated GIF animals and more
WebFX The Web-based graphic effects generator--put cool effects on your graphics
Ditto.com Visual search engine
Chandra's Web Site of Free Stuff lots of pictures, banners, etc.
LooRall Wallpapers background graphics for your desktop
RealSystem Audio and Video Showcase RealPlayer 8.0
Quicktime Download this program and you can see .avis and JPEG's easily on your own PC.
Seattle Filmworks Get your film developed by them and get it back on disk for only a few bucks extra!
The Pocket Lots of great multimedia stuff, including electronic cards you can make.
JFAX Personal Telecom Get your faxes and voice mail through your email!
Faxsav Similar to JFAX but without the voice mail.
Screensaver.com Tons of great screensavers for your computer
ICQ An instant chatting program for you and your friends (My number is #17667960!)
Computing Out Loud Page about speech recognition software.
Bonzi Software Download Voice E-mail 4.0 and other fun programs (not free)
Scanning Tips The purpose is to offer some scanning tips and hints, fundamentals and other basic scanning information to help you get the most from your scanner.
3d Greetings Create animated email messages
VIDiOscene.com streaming webcam video picture community
My Free LD Make phone calls with your PC
BuzMe Free Internet Call Waiting and Voice Mail
See more music programs/links on my Music Page
The Cybergrrl Webstation Women (grrls) on the Internet.
Infinet's Cool Site of the Day One of the first "cool sites"!
The Official Bottom 95% of all Web Sites Funny links site!
25 Most Useful Sites From Yahoo Internet Life
SPR-The Society for Parental Responsibility Links to all the programs that help parents block sites for their kids.
Soprano.com Links, search engine and more!
Why.com User-rated guide to the Web
C|Net The Computer network; an invaluable resource.
.net Magazine A British Internet magazine
John Labovitz's e-zine-list A list of all the Internet 'zines
WIRED.COM News and much more! Great magazine, too
American Greetings Forget Me Not service This is so cool! Type in those dates you always forget, like birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day and they will send you an email reminder! It works great.
Bet@ Books Free computer books (before they're published) from McGraw-Hill
A Web of Online Dictionaries Tons of online dictionaries, for all different languages!
SelectSurf Internet Guide
Alexa Download this Internet Guide, sounds cool
Microtimes The Buyer's Source for Business Technology
EntryPoint Push service/Software for bringing news and info to your PC.
Reference Desk Best source for facts on the web
Aphids CommunicationsA great new Web design firm run by my friend Susan and her partner.
Apple, Inc. No, I don't have a Macintosh! But I use to work on an Apple IIE in school.
Adobe Download great programs like Acrobat and Amber!
McAfee Makers of VirusScan
inKlineGlobal. Visual Day Planner for Windows!
Opera A really good browser that doesn't take up nearly as much room as the other two...
Earthlink A good cheap ISP, especially if you travel a lot and have to check your email...
The Door My old ISP. If you live in Lubbock, check it out! Cheap prices, great service.
SearchAllInOne MetaSearch Seems very useful!
Search Engine Watch News and helpful information about search engines and MUCH MORE!
Northern Lights Search A fantastic search engine and information source!!!
MetaCrawler After Ask Jeeves, the best for comprehensive searching-searches a bunch at once!
The BigHub.com Choose from over 2,000 searchable databases.
Search UK Search British sites
C|Net's Search.Com Search many different engines, your choice.
Internet Resources Meta-Index a loosely categorized meta-index of the various resource directories and indices available.
Superpages Look people up all over the country, and other great stuff.
Switchboard Like The Superpages
Bigfoot Like the two above
Telephone Directories on the Web List of many of them
ClassMates Online For finding your old classmates
Alumni Net Also helps you to find college and high school classmates.
Internet Address Finder For finding email addresses
Asianet's Select Search Engines Use over 850 search engines on their site!
Reverse Phone Lookup Curious about a phone number? Enter it and find out whose it is.
The American Information Network Search for people all over
Duno.com Internet search and directory
Number Please An easy way for people to find you
Mamma Claims to be the "mother of all search engines"
Inference Find Parallel search engine
Search Engine Colossus A huge directory of search engines!
800Go Search 12 search engines at once.
AskScott Search for information.
WWWomen Search Directory for Women Online
TracerLock Monitors search
engines for you and notify you by e-mail when a new
Internet Tools Great resources for everyone!!!!
Yep The Ultimate Email Directory
Telephone Phone Directories, Zip codes, Area Codes, Time Zones, Maps, Office Tools
Copernic.com - The intelligent software that puts the best search engines to work, simultaneously - Home
SearchEngines.com is a comprehensive resource center for both web searchers and webmasters. " We provide tools and techniques for search engine optimization, submission and maintenance. We also have an extensive list of search engines and directories as well as tips for effective searching. We are constantly refreshing our content to keep up with the latest trends and technologies."
Echolist Directory The Echolist online directory features a massive wealth of information, news and links about a wide range of topics for your edification.
Directory4Web A category and search site.
Yoysearch.com Another search/directory site
HTML/Making Web pages (For really learning I recommend the book "Teach Yourself Web Publishing with HTML in a Week" by Laura Lemay, but these pages will help, too.)
A Beginner's Guide to HTML A good introduction from NCSA.
Webreference.com A great place to learn about the Web and webmastery. This site offers a searchable directory of the best sites plus high quality content, free Web services, and hourly Web news. Webreference makes keeping up with what's happening on the Internet easy. A must bookmark for Web developers. I use their Netmechanic service for checking broken links on my page!
Yale C/AIM WWW Style Manual A downloadable manual for perfecting your page; also fine links at the beginning for basic html stuff.
Totally Free Homepage Resource Center A great links page and invaluable for new home pages! Great reading, too.
Delphi's Publishing on the Web Forum A great Web page and also a fun place to ask for HELP making your page!
Webcom's Publishing on the Web Many good pointers, links, suggestions! Check out the site on publicizing your home page.
D.J. Quad's Ultimate HTML Guide Great help on this page.
Html for the Daft Easy help for beginners!
Lynda.com Homegurrl Page A lot of useful stuff here, particularly the color chart!
TransWeb Transparent GIF Service Tell them where your GIF is and they'll make it transparent for you! No fuss, no bother.
Bare Bones Guide to HTML A list of all the html 2.0 and 3.0 tags. Good reference!
HTML Validation Tools A good list of links
HOW TO-HTML Tips and Tricks from C|NET.
HTML 4.0 Specification Learn about the latest specifications of HTML.
Cybergrrl's Women's Guide to making Web pages, net surfing, etc.
Builder.com From C|Net, for Webpage makers and other programmers.
Top 5 Web Authoring Lies Interesting article
WonderWeb Free webpage design
Come.to Get a shorter URL for your webpage!
In a Nutshell HTML help and other helpful things.
Register.com Get your own domain name without having to go through all the Internic hassle, for free (you only pay the Internic fees)
Doctor HTML Analyze your webpage
SiteInspector Automatically checks a page for HTML validation, spelling, link validation, etc.
HTML 4.0 Tags A good list.
Webdesigner Heaven Page of helpful links, but no longer updated.
projectcool media a lot of information and
web development help
link testing, HTML validation, load time testing and spell checking by NetMechanic
XHTML: Are You Using it? (article)
BuyDomains.com domain registration, transfer, and more
HTML Tidy clean up your web pages' HTML
Tune Up Your Web Site Free:
The Free Webpage Provider Review Links to many free webpage providers!
Crosswinds Not only a free page, but unlimited space!!! Kinda slow, though.
Angelfire Communications Another place to get free Web pages.
TRK-Tech Very cheap personal home pages.
Weblab Got a great, original idea for a webpage that benefits Webkind? The Web Development Fund may choose to host and fund your site, if it fits their criteria. Find out how here!
Tony-Net Another free webpage provider.
Delphi Internet Services Join for FREE and get a page, or join for a small fee and get a very large home page! ISP access and many options available!
Geocities Neighborhoods Sign up for a free Web page! One of the best of the free webpage providers.
Scroll text across the bottom of your browser
The Java Boutique A huge site!
Java programming for the Internet The official SUN page.
Better Homepage Not only good java information, but other info that will help you with your page!
David Griffith Applets and more.Java applet button maker
Java Programming Resources
LiveImage Web Page A program for making image maps, easy.
Web-Counter Home Page A great service! Add a counter to your page without having to do much work yourself! Not free any more. :(
Jcount Free Counters Free counters!!
Webpage counters and trackers Many free ones for your pages.
Guestworld Server Add a guestbook to your page.
Dreambook another free guestbook server
Matt's Script Archive Tons of free CGI scripts for your Web page!
Free Web Polls Put a poll on your page, easy!
eScriptZone.com Helpful scripts to put on your page!
Bravenet Offers a number of free services, including a free search engine that you can put on your page!
My Postcards.com Have your users send free postcards from your site-easy!
BeSeen Quizlets Add a little quizlet to your page
RealEncoder Put RealAudio sound files on your website; use this to convert .wav files
RealAudio Tutorial How to put the RealAudio files on your site and get them to work.
Website Awards Get these for your page!
Briefcase.com Share pictures and other things with family, friends.
Senac Counters, guestbooks, forums, a large directory and more!
everyone.net traffic building with plug-in free email, message boards, mailing lists and more
Promoting your Website and Making Money
Critique Have your page critiqued and critique others!
Submit It! A way to submit your Web page to several different directories at once.
Add Me Similar to Submit it. Submit your page to 34 popular sites for free, using one form!
Special Tees Get your Web page put on a tee shirt! Way cool.
VirtualPROMOTE Another big site in which to promote your site and also a helpful guide to the best ways to promote it!
MSN Link Exchange Get your page advertised for free! Awesome service.
Esotericism Banner Exchange Another banner exchange program.
Yahoo's Guide to Announcement Services Many ways to promote your site.
Webstep Top 100 Register your page with the top 100 resources services.
Link Encyclopedia Claims to help increase the traffic on your site.
Looplink The traffic building site.
Hyperhits Software for promoting your page
The Banner Generator For getting help making your banners for Link Exchange and other banner services
Instant Online Banner Creator Like the one above
Click Trade Get paid to put banner ads on your site
Amazon.com Check out the most popular referral program, sell books from your site
Webcards! Put your webpage on a postcard and mail it to customers
SiteAnnounce.com NOT FREE! Service that submits your site to a huge number of search engines. NOT FREE!
Submit Away! Website promotion center.
Banner Co-Op Yet another Banner Exchange program.
Make Money With Your Site A good list of resources from about.com
Web Position Gold search engine positioning
I use Microsoft FrontPage to make and maintain my pages. So do a lot of other people! Here are some great resources.
Botspot.com Learn all about bots! Fun!
Guide to finding Drivers Looking for a particular missing driver for your sound card, etc.?
Richard's Programming Page Lots of neat stuff about programming and how to use it.
3DTop A program that makes your desktop icons 3D.
Paste'm Notes 1.0 A reminder program for those of us who are forgetful!
Welcome to emachines - e4me.com
BugNet The World's Leading Provider of Software Bug Fixes
Computer Certification Learn how to get certified from about.com
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