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This page is full of tried and tested resources to help you build and maintain your dream website. There are currently 65 resources.

Please note: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means I may earn a small commission or entitlement (such as one month free of a particular service) if you make a purchase or sign up to a free service after clicking on a link. This is at no extra cost to you. All affiliate links are clearly marked. For more information, please see my privacy policy.

Advertising

Google Adsense

A popular advertising program run by Google.

Find out how to set up Google AdSense

Code Editors

Design Tools

Adobe Photoshop

My favourite tool for graphic design and photo editing.

Briefbox

A website containing briefs for fictitious design projects to help designers develop their skills.

Canva

A free online graphic design tool. Great for creating social media graphics.

Paletton

A tool that can help you to create colour schemes.

PNG to JPG

A tool that converts PNG files to JPEG format.

Subtle Patterns

A collection of patterns for you to use on websites and graphic design projects.

TinyPNG

A website that compresses PNG and JPEG images for your website.

Ecommerce

Gumroad

A website for selling digital products.

Email Marketing Services

Mailchimp

An easy to use email marking service. Great for beginners.

Email Tools

Boomerang for Gmail

An add-on for Gmail that allows you to schedule emails.

Find out how to install and use Boomerang Gmail

Fonts

DaFont

Free fonts to download.

Font Squirrel

Free fonts to download.

FontPair

Shows you pairs of Google fonts that work well together.

Google Fonts

A library of over 800 fonts that you can use on your website for free.

Find out how to use Google fonts

Transfonter

A tool for converting your fonts into various web formats.

Find out how to convert your fonts

FTP Clients

FileZilla

My favourite FTP client. Free to download and easy to use.

Hosting

Namecheap

My favourite hosting provider. I have been a loyal customer for 8 years now.

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Icon Libraries

Font Awesome

An icon library with over 1,000 free icons.

Mindmap Tools

Workflowy

An organisation tool that allows you create mindmaps and list.

Notes

Evernote

A free tool for taking notes and storing website snippets.

Google Docs

A free word processing tool, similar to Microsoft Word. Can be accessed anywhere via your Google Account.

Project Management

Airtable

A spreadsheet and database tool that you can organise anything. Perfect for managing projects.

Asana

A project management tools based on a lists. A Kanban system of boards, lists and cards is also available.

Trello

A project management tool based on a Kanban system of boards, lists and cards.

Find out how I use Trello to plan out my blog content

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Zenkit

A project management tool. It’s like mixture of Asana and Trello but it also with mind mapping tools.

RSS Feed Readers

Bloglovin

A popular platform for following blogs and discovering new blogs to read.

Flowreader

My favourite feed reader where you can combine blogs and social media feeds in one place.

Screen Capture Tools

ScreenToGif

A free tool that allows you to record your screen and turn it into a GIF.

Skitch

A screen capture tool for Mac users that allows you to easily annotate your screen captures. Also the Windows version is no longer supported you can download it here.

Social Media Tools

Buffer

A social media scheduling tool.

Hootsuite

A social media scheduling tool.

Linktree

A tool that allows you to share multiple links in your Instagram bio.

Namechk

A website where you can check the available of a username across multiple websites.

Planoly

A planning and scheduling tool for Instagram.

Tailwind

A scheduling tool for Pinterest and Instagram.

Tweetdeck

Twitter’s official scheduling tool.

Stock Images

Time Tracking

Toggl

A tool for tracking your time. It can also create beautiful reports to share with your clients.

Web Development Resources

Can I use…?

A website where you can search for HTML and CSS elements to see which browsers they are compatible with.

Codecademy

An interactive website for learning how to code.

FreeCodeCamp

An interactive website for learning how to code.

Local by Flywheel

Software that allows you to work with WordPress locally.

Pluralsight

Previously known as CodeSchool. An interactive website for learning how to code.

Scrimba

A website where you can learn to code through interactive screencasts.

W3Schools

A website containing comprehensive guides to various languages including HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

WriteMaps

A sitemap builder that helps you to plan out the pages on your website.

Website Analytics

Google Analytics

My favourite tools for tracking website traffic and user behaviour.

Website Testing

Google Mobile-Friendly Test

A tool that checks if your website is mobile-friendly or not.

GTmetrix

A tool that analyses the speed of your website and that provides you will help insights to improve the loading time of your website.

Nibbler

Checks your website for SEO, accessilbity and compliance and provides you with a report.

SEO SiteCheckup

Analyses how optimised your website is for search engines and gives you feedback.

Why No Padlock?

A tool that tests your website and tells you why it’s not being marked as secure.

WordPress Plugins

Akismet

An anti-spam plugin that detects and catches spam comments.

How to install and set up Akismet

UpdraftPlus

A plugin that can automatically backup your website and send the files to a remote storage location of your choice.

How to use UpdraftPlus

WooCommerce

An ecommerce plugin that allows you to sell physical and digital products through your WordPress website.

How to get started with WooCommerce

Yoast SEO

A popular plugin that helps you to improve the SEO of your website and its content.

How to install and use Yoast SEO