Checking your site for broken links is a necessary but tiresome part of web site maintenance. For the longest time I’ve used Xenu’s Link Sleuth, mainly because it’s free but also because it works.
Usability guru Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability (now in its 2nd edition) is one of the best books on web usability that I’ve read. Why? Because it’s short, easy to read and covers all the essentials really well. (more…)
A good screen capture tool is an essential part of the web designer’s arsenal. I often need to grab part of a web page or a graphic or icon and then pull it into PhotoShop. Of course, you can just hit the Print Screen button, but it’s a pain to edit out all the stuff you don’t need. (more…)