10 Free Must-Have Design, Video, Email, Accessibility Tools and Plug-Ins

The best  web development and Internet tools are easy to use, save us time, provide valuable information in terms we understand and free. Here are some favorites:

1. Web Developer Extension for Chrome is a must-have.

2. Google Page Speed Insights

3. WP Accessibility . WP Accessibility provides fixes for common accessibility issues in your WordPress site. Learn more about the importance of WP Accessibility from its developer.

4. WP Post Styling. This plugin provides a custom field on your WordPress interface where you can add custom styles to be applied only on that page or post. Useful for being able to publish articles with a unique look.

5. Http Status Code Checker. Here are more free webmaster tools.

6. Cre8asiteforms Web Page Size Lookup

7. Create your own Favicon with the Cre8asiteforums Favicon Tool

8. Mobile emulator tool by Keynote MITE. This robust, free tool provides access to hundreds (free), thousands (enterprise) mobile devices for performance testing.

9. The free Color Contrast Comparison is a strong favorite for checking color contrasts during web design.

10. This one is three bonus recommendations.

PakWired’s 3 UX Design Tips Startups Can Implement Today

I like to use the same concept throughout my designs: display what you need to display, don’t leave out anything important, focus attention on places you want your users to be drawn to, without spamming them with ads and “buy” buttons.

3 of Deborah’s Favorite Obscure {but valuable!} Free Video Resources

For those of us in the video industry, finding resources can be addicting. I love tools. I love ebooks. I shouldn’t tell you this, but basically if it has the word “Video” in it, I’m pulling out the credit card. In my quest, I always welcome freebies, as well. Today I’m going to share three resources, two of which do not have nearly the buzz they deserve, when compared to the value of their resources.


Smarter Outreach: 3 Tools to See Who’s Behind Each Email

Today’s social networking world is overwhelming: You meet people online, talk to them, lose them for a month or two, then find them again. There should be better ways to keep up than trying to remember everything!

Cre8asiteforums Welcomes New Moderator, Deborah Anderson

Deborah AndersonWe’re excited to announce the newest member of the  Cre8asiteforums ModSquad, Deborah Anderson from the popular Social Web Cafe TV.

The ubber-talented, energetic Deb is a whiz at video production.  Her background includes jazz musician (some may know her as “Deborah E”), sound engineer at what is now the Los Angeles Film School, to graduating summa cum laude in software architecture (and project management) from Capella University (Minneapolis, MN), writer, director of information technology at the boutique financial firm, Bel Air Investment Advisors, in Beverly Hills, CA, business owner (along with husband Michael), and the fun Social Web Cafe 

Deborah Anderson (aka Deborah E in music circles) is a Video / Hangout ninja. She is the co-host of the Social Web Cafe TV weekly “Marketing Momentum” show on iHeart Radio. Add to that the programming, psychology, and corporate management experience and she is ready to share tips with YOU.

Video/Social Topic Leader

Answering our ongoing call for topic leaders, we’re thrilled that Deborah is taking the position of Video/Social Topic Leader at Cre8asiteforums. She can be found at the Social Media Marketing forum and Video and Multimedia Design forum teaching, assisting members, and sharing her passion for music, visuals, and networking.

More about Deborah:

Full Bio
http://www.facebook.com/socialwriter (profile)
http://www.facebook.com/socialwebcafe (page)
http://gplus.socialwebcafe.com (G+)