- You can find HTML instruction and tag reference lists at www.w3schools.com/html.
- Another good source is http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/
Free Document Collaboration Tools
- Google docs offers online spreadsheet, word processing and presentation tools, compatible with the Microsoft products Excel, Word and PowerPoint respectively
Free Web Site Hosting
- http://sites.google.com/ - Simple wiki tool. Limited html. You need a (free) gmail account to sign up.
- http://geocities.yahoo.com/ - basic site is free. You need a (free) yahoo! account to sign up.
- http://officelive.microsoft.com/ - free but asks for credit card at signup (card is not charged)
- GoDaddy.com offers free ad-supported web hosting
Video Sharing and Social Networking Sites
Video sharing and social networking sites provide free web site hosting for users. However, users have limited ability to control the web site design. The site designers impose a template to facilitate social networking and to display advertising.
Free Blog Hosting
Sites that host many wikis are called wiki farms.
- This site uses WikiDot - www.wikidot.com
- We will use PBWiki for group assignments
- Google offers Google sites
- There are many other sites - there's a guide on Wikipedia at Wiki farms
- SUNY Purchase has an easy to use enterprise wiki at http://planet.purchase.edu, but's it's password protected, so access is limited to Purchase faculty, staff and students
Free Online Survey Tools
- www.surveymonkey.com - basic survey up to ten questions free
- Google Analytics - useful tool if you have a web site and you want to analyze traffic
Graphic Design and Animation Tools
If you want cool graphics on your web site you first have to create the cool graphics. Popular professional-standard tools include:
Web Services for Developers
Companies with large amounts of computer storage and sophisticated development tools are starting to make them available to small businesses for a fee.
Registering a domain name costs about $10 a year.
Once you have a domain name you need to host your web site somewhere. Many small businesses outsource their web hosting.