Charles A Upsdell

Website Design

Tools - Software Tools That I Use

This lists software tools I use in developing websites.

Primary Tools

I mainly use NoteTab Pro, PaintShop Pro, ImageStyler, A Real Validator, FileZilla, and various browsers:

  • NoteTab Pro: I use this for editing text files, mainly HTML, xHTML, CSS, and JavaScript files.
  • PaintShop Pro: I use this as my primary tool for editing graphics, mainly GIF, PNG, and JPEG files.
  • ImageStyler: I use this as a secondary tool for editing graphics, mainly PNG files.
  • A Real Validator: I use this to validate HTML and xHTML files.
  • FileZilla: I use this to transfer files to/from web servers.
  • Various Browsers: I use a variety of browsers to test websites.

Comprehensive List of Tools

However I regularly use a wide variety of tools:

Audio Editors

Audacity I use Audacity to edit audio files.
OcenAudio I use OcenAudio to edit audio files.

Browsers

Chrome I use Google’s Chrome for Android & Windows to test websites.
Edge I use Microsoft’s Edge for Android & Windows to test websites.
Firefox I use Mozilla’s Firefox for Android & Windows to test websites, and I use Firefox as my primary browser.
Focus I use Mozilla’s Focus for Android to test websites.
K-Meleon I use K-Meleon to test websites on Windows.
Opera I use Opera for Android & Windows to test websites.
Opera Mini I use Opera Mini for Android to test websites.
Pale Moon I use Pale Moon to test websites on Windows.
SeaMonkey I use Mozilla’s SeaMonkey to test websites on Windows.
Vivaldi I use Vivaldi to test websites on Windows.
Waterfox I use Waterfox to test websites on Windows.

Browser Add-Ons

Font Finder I use Andy Portmen’s Font Finder browser add-on to examine the results of CSS rules.
Web Developer I use Chris Pederick’s Web Developer browser add-on for a wide range of develop­meant activities.

eMail and NewsReader

Mozilla Thunderbird I use Mozilla’s Thunderbird for email and newsgroup communication.

Family Trees

Legacy Family Tree I use Legacy Family Tree to make genealogical sites.

Fonts

Adobe Edge Web Fonts I use the free Adobe Edge Web fonts for fonts on my websites.
Corel Gallery I use Corel Gallery fonts (from a product no longer available) for fonts on my websites.
Font Library Fonts I use free Font Library fonts for fonts on my websites.
GitHub Fonts I use free GitHub Fonts for fonts on my websites.
Google Fonts I use free Google Fonts for fonts on my websites.
GitHub I use the free Cascadia Code font for my text editor.
Squirrel Fonts I use free Squirrel Fonts for fonts on my websites.
Windows Fonts I use Windows Fonts for fonts on my websites.

Font Utilities

DP4 Font Viewer I use the DP4 Font Viewer to reveal details about fonts, especially widths and weights.
PrintMyFonts I use the free PrintMyFonts to produce specimens of fonts.
Universal Character Map I use Universal Character Map to reveal details about fonts, especially symbols, dingbats, and emoji.

FTP Utilities

Filezilla I use FileZilla to transfer files between PCs and servers.

Graphics Editor

Expression Design 4 I use the Microsoft Expression Design 4 to create images.
Face Filter I use Reallusion’s FaceFilter to improve the look of faces in photos.
PaintShop Pro I use the u/maxst aPNG Assembler to create animated PNG images from existing images.
PaintShop Pro I use Corel’s Aftershot, Animation Shop, Creative Collection, PainterEssentials, PaintShop Pro 7, Paintshop Pro 2019, Particle Shop, Perfectly Clear, Photo Mirage, and PicToPainting to create and edit most of my graphics files, such as JPEG, GIF, animated GIF, and PNG files.
Adobe ImageStyler I use Adobe ImageStyler (a product no longer available) to create and edit some gra­phics files, mainly PNG files.
Adobe LiveMotion I use Adobe LiveMotion (a product no longer available) to create and edit some gra­phics files, mainly PNG files.
JPEGcrop I use JPEGcrop to losslessly edit JPEG files.
IcoFx I use IcoFx to create and edit ICO graphics files.
Real World Cursor Editor I use Real World Cursor Editor to create and edit CUR cursor graphics files.
Wood Workshop I use Spiral Graphic’s Wood Workshop to create and edit wood texture images.

Graphics Optimizers

E-Mage I use E-Mage to optimize PNG images, to minimize file sizes and load times.
WebPconv I use the GUI WebPconv to produce WebP images, to reduce file sizes and load times.
PNG Gauntlet I use PNG Gauntlet to optimize PNG images, to minimize file sizes and load times.

Link Checkers

FindUnusedFiles.exe I use Robert Hoffman’s FindUnusedFiles.exe to check for unused files.
Xenu I use Xenu’s Link Sleuth to check for broken links.

Office Document Tools

Microsoft OneNote I use Microsoft OneNote to make notes.
Microsoft Word I use Microsoft Word to create documents.
Microsoft Excel I use Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets.

Operating Systems

Windows 10 I use Android on my tablet.
Windows 10 I use Windows on my PCs.

Text Editor

NoteTab Pro I use NoteTab Pro to create and edit text files such as HTML, xHTML, CSS, and JavaScript files.

Validators

HTML Validator I use Liam Quinn’s A Real Validator to check for HTML and xHTML errors.
HTML and CSS Validators I use the W3C HTML Validator to check for HTML and xHTML errors, and the W3C CSS Validator to check for CSS errors.

Whois Service

Whois Service I use the Whois Service to check for domain registration information.