Resources

"Professional Secrets"

Many times people ask me for advice which I know is easily available on the Internet. Rather than spend time rewriting information that is already there - here it is.

THIS IS SO OUT OF DATE. USE IT WITH CARE TILL I GET IT BACK UP TO MY USUAL HIGH STANDARDS.

Hosting Information

DNS Stuff
Key tests of domain names from ping to whois to a detailed report using DNS Reports. Now a pay site I'm still looking for a free service as comprehensive as they are/were.

Dreamhost

When the time came to move to another hosting service I moved here. It started out great and has been great. I have not put any heavy hitter sites on here but I do have several with a couple hundred page views a day.  For more information on my hosting services...

Domains at Cost
Looking for a lowcost Canadian domain name registrar? My favourite. And just a word of warning in general on the subject of domain names - keep them renewed and the email for renewal notices current. Kingdoms have been lost.

Internet Writing and Content Development


Sun Microsystems
One of the first guides to writing specifically for the Interenet, Sun's site is filled with great advice.

UseIt.com
Jakob Nielson is the grandfather of all web writing research. Research on how users read on the Web and how authors should write their Web pages.

User Interface Engineering

 Jared Spool and his gang of researchers put all the really great research in on place.

 

Internet News / Trends

Content-Wire
Provides up to date content and opinions on technology subject.

CNET.com
Technology News

Internet.com
Broad based Internet news and other technology stories

Click Z - Statistics
Statistics and Trends from across the web.

TechWeb
The Business Technology news source.

WiredNews
Long the leader in off beat approaches to technology is there no cow to sacred to gore.

ZDNetNews
Another well known technology news source.

High Rankings
Jill Whalen writes insightful articles on Search Technology.

Internet Terminology

NetLingo
Search based dictionary for new Internet terminlogy.

TechEncyclopedia
Search based dictionary for technology words

Webopedia
Encyclopedia of web and Internet topics.

Search Engine Marketing / Link Strategy

Google Info for Webmasters
KeywordCount.com
LinkPopularity.com
Overture Advertiser Centre
SearchEngineForums.com
SearchEngines.com
SearchEngineShowdown.com
Site Solutions
SpiderFood.com
SubmitIt!.com
Webjectives.com
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E-mail Marketing

MarketingSherpa.com
HTMail.com
Ad Resource
EverythingE-mail.net
Spam Con Foundation

Site Design

Builder.com
WebMonkey
WebPageDesignForDesigners.com
WorldWideWebConsortium (W3C)
IThare.com

 

Multitopic

About.com
ClickZ.com
FreeSticky.com
Grantastic Designs
NetMechanic.com
NetPromote.com
Promotion World
Susan Sweeney
Target Marketing of Santa Barbara
Traffick.com
VirtualPromote.com
UseIt.com
WebDevelopersJournal.com
WebMasterWorld.com
Web Marketing Today
World of Design

 

People are also curious about what I read on a a regular basis to stay current. In part have a look at Thoughts But also here is a list of key sites that I visit.


Astonomy Picture of the Day
White Rock Weather
Blaine Daily Tides
Poetry Daily

Bloglines

Anybody not using Bloglines to keep track of RSS feeds?

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