Free web design resources

Helping new web design talent get started in the industry.

Firefox web browser
The Firefox Web Browser is the faster, more secure, and fully customizable way to surf the web. Great for testing your finished code as it closely follows web standards. Plus, there are many plugins available to help you debug your code.

Firebug for Firefox web browser
Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript live in any web page.

Web Developer for Firefox web browser
The Web Developer extension adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser with various web developer tools.

TextPad
A powerful, general purpose editor for plain text files. Easy to use, with all the features a power user requires.

Thunderbird, free email application
Mozilla's Thunderbird 2 email application is more powerful than ever. It's now even easier to organize, secure and customize your mail.

Open Source Office Suite
A great alternative to Microsoft Office with superb versions of Word, Powerpoint, Access and Excel.

Roboform - form filling browser tool bar
This little tool is great if you have many forms test. At the click of a button it will fill out your form ready to submit - saving you heaps of time.

FileZilla, the free FTP solution
Upload your work and let everyone see how great you are.

ScreenHunter
Quickly and easily capture all or part of your screen and paste straight in to Photoshop.

WordPress
WordPress is a state-of-the-art blog publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Google - Picasa
Find, organise and share your photos.

Google - Analytics
Comprehensive web stats to help you monitor and improve your sites.

Google Webmaster Tools
See how Google views your sites and make your pages Google-friendly.

AVG antivirus
Be protected. Basic antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free.

Skype
Keep in touch with your team.

GSiteCrawler
Google (and Yahoo!) Sitemap Generator for Windows. Essential for keeping your XML site map up to date and pushing your sites high up in to the search engines.