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Resources

This page is full of my favourite resources. They are tried, tested and loved by me.

There are currently 58 resources on this page. This page does contain some affiliate links.

Advertising

Google AdSense

A popular advertising program run by Google.

Find out how to set set up Google AdSense

Code Editors

Design Tools

Adobe Photoshop

My favourite tool for graphic design and photo editing.

Brief Box

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.

Subtle Patterns

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

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 Pair

Shows you pairs of Google fonts that work well together.

Font Squirrel

Free fonts to download.

Google Fonts

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

Find out how to use Google 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 7 years now.

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

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

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.

TweetChat

A tool that helps you to follow along with Twitter chats.

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.

Website Analytics

Google Analytics

My favourite tools for tracking website traffic and user behaviour.

Website Testing

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.

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