Mega List of 180+ useful tools, resources and services for web entrepreneurs

UPDATE: I’ve corrected the broken links (especially the internal ones, in the Table of Contents), and added a link to the WAVE tool (thanks Matt!)
I'm proud to share with you a list of almost 200 of my favorite blogs, guides, resources, tutorials and tools on web entrepreneurship, which I've been constantly using for years. I hope many of these websites become useful assets to you as they are for me. I've broken them down for you into 7 parts:

  • Web Design
  • Web Analytics
  • Keyword Research
  • Project Management
  • HTML5 + CSS3
  • E-Commerce
  • Web Accessibility


These are some of the fines bodies of information, tools and services I've used or tested. I've also included a few paid school courses just in case you want to really exapnd on what you know - but some of these websites offer many free courses of the highest quality you can find.
Please feel free to comment on this list and let us me how you use these tools in your workflow. I invite you to share your suggestion and advice to add up to this list, but please avoid link dropping.
A huge Thank You to all the writers, developers and designers behind these sites for creating such valuable resources, insight and time-savers for the rest of us.
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Web Design

Guides, Resources, Tools and Tutorials

Blogs, Magazines and Inspiration

  • Designrfix: graphic design inspiration, resources and tutorials.
  • Awwwards: Sites of the Month. The 365 Best Websites Around The World.
  • Web Design Ledger: covers a wide range of topics such as Photoshop, web design, photography, programming, and more.
  • Web Designer Wall: design trends and tutorials.
  • WebAppers: open source resources for Web Developers.
  • Speckyboy: design magazine that focuses on highlighting resources, exploring new techniques, and inspiring.
  • Web Standards Sherpa: best practices in web design.
  • Andreas Viklund: Wordpress templates.
  • A List Apart: a magazine that explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
  • Jeffrey Zeldman: web design news & insights.
  • Smashing Magazine: a magazine for professional Web designers and developers, with a focus on useful techniques, best practices and valuable resources.
  • Webdesign-Inspiration.com: beautiful web designs and trends.
  • Cognition by Happy Cog: discusses design, user experience, business, content strategy and more.
  • Creative Bloq: design tips and inspiration for creative people. Includes expert tips and tutorials.
  • Web Design Depot: resources, tutorials, tools and plugins for web designers.
  • Design Fridge: showcases web design inspiration, trends and resources.
  • Unmatched Style: inspiration, motivation and insight into how you design the web.
  • Vandelay Design: tips, trends, best practices and tutorials on web design.
  • Web Creme: web design inspiration.

Design Templates

Design Showcases and Communities

  • Behance: Showcases latest work from creative professionals across industries.
  • Dribbble: show & tell for desginers.
  • Open Web Design: free downloadable web design templates.

Misc.

  • DesignM.ag: a blog and community resource for web designers.
  • Designmodo: articles, tutorials, tips and advice on web design and development.
  • Lots of design inspiration
  • EntheosWeb: offers ready-made website templates, custom Web Design services, low cost solutions, as-well as many free resources.
  • Impressive Webs: web design articles & Tutorials.
  • Lava 360: design inspiration, and free resources , tools, tips & tutorials.
  • Line25: ideas, tutorials and inspiration for web creatives.
  • Web Design Meetup Groups on Meetup.com: meet fellow web designers near you. Trade advice on careers, rates, resources and freelancing. Make valuable contacts as you mingle with new friends.

Software

  • RapidWeaver: web design software for Mac users.
  • Sawyer McFarland Media: Web Design Books tExpertise.
  • Adobe Muse: softwre that allows you to create and publish dynamic websites for desktop and mobile devices that meet the latest web standards — without writing code.

Web Analytics

 


Guides, Resources, Tools and Tutorials

Services & Tools

  • google analytics: the official website.
  • comscore: digital business analytics.
  • piwik: free web analytics software.
  • StatCounter: free invisible web tracker, hit counter and web stats.
  • Alexa - analytical insights to benchmark, compare and optimize businesses on the web.
  • OneStat: free web analytics and traffic counter that's password-protected.
  • Adobe analytics help: help and support resources for adobe analytics.
  • Clicky: monitor, analyze, and react to your blog or web site's traffic in real time.
  • Shinystat: free traffic counter with web statistics.
  • W3counter: free web analytics and visit counter.
  • HitsLink: web analytics and website statistics.
  • Digital Analytics Association: a not-for-profit, volunteer-powered organization that helps organizations overcome the challenges of data acquisition and application. Helps individuals become more valuable through education, community, research and advocacy.
  • WildFire: social media marketing software for enterpreises.
  • ClickTale: provides data about user behavior in forms of heatmaps, session playback and more.
  • Locaholic: Easy-to-use, powerful, performance driven web anaklytics software.
  • Desktop Web Analytics: offers a simple and quickly way to visualize all your Piwik statistics across multiple screens and it's a free and open source software.
  • WebCredible: a one-day Google Analytics training course in London and UK.
  • Open Web Analytics: an open source web analytics software that you can use to track and analyze how people use your websites and applications.
  • Adobe Analytics: advanced web analytics and data analysis.

Keyword Research

 


Tools and Services

  • Wordtracker: keyword research tools.
  • Google AdWords Keyword Planner: helps you find keyword ideas and estimate how they may perform.
  • TrafficTravis: free SEO software for both on and off page analysis as well as spying on your competitors.
  • HitTail: a long-tail keyword research tool.
  • Advanced Web Ranking: an all-in-one SEO software for website owners and marketing agencies. Available on desktop and web-based platforms.
  • WordStream: software and tools to make your search marketing campaigns more organized and more profitable.
  • SEO Chat Forums: contains a library of articles on search engine keywords, directories and link development.
  • SpyFu: search marketing intelligence and keywords research tool.
  • Uber Suggest: keyword suggestion tool. Basically like Google Suggest, just on steroids.
  • Keyword Discovery: advanced keyword research tool and search term suggestion tool.

Project Management

 


Tools and Services

  • ZOHO Projects: a free online web based project planning & collaboration management software tool that helps get your projects done faster.
  • Voices on Project Management: independent ideas and insights by and for project practitioners.
  • OpenProj: open source desktop project management.
  • Hosted Project Management Software: free project management software hosting based on SharePoint.
  • AtTask: portfolio management software for project managers and executives.

Blogs, Magazines and Guides

Training

HTML 5 & CSS 3

 


Tools

Guides, Blogs & Magazines

E-Commerce

 

Blogs, Guides and Magazines

Tools, Services & Platforms

  • Ubercart: a free open source E-Commerce shopping cart software for Drupal-based websites.
  • PrestaShop: free E-Commerce software for starting an online store.
  • Authorize.NET / Payment Gateway: enables internet merchants to accept online payments via credit card and e-check.
  • E-Commerce software, web design and inbound marketing services
  • X-Cart: PHP shopping cart software for e-commerce web-sites.
  • Ecwid: E-Commerce shopping cart that's fast and easy to use.
  • Pinnacle Art: E-Commerce shoppping cart fotware.
  • StoreFront: E-Commerce shopping cart.
  • Get Shopped: a WordPress E-Commerce shopping cart plugin.
  • eCommerce Website: professional shopping cart software and unlimited ecommerce web hosting.
  • Comodo Enterprise SSL: affordable security and SSL certificates.
  • Zen Cart: E-Commerce shopping cart that's free, full-featured and self-hosted.
  • Fortune3: E-Ccommerce website builder and shopping cart software.
  • FoxyCart: helps developers easily and quickly create flexible, powerful custom E-Commerce websites.
  • Shopify: a powerful ecommerce website solution that allows you to sell online by providing everything you need to create an online store.

Web Accessibility

 


Tools

Guides

Eliran Ouzan
Author:
Eliran Ouzan is the Co. Founder and designer of HostAdvice and also owns Moonshot Marketing LTD, a leading web design & development firm and was a member at GreenPeace.

Widely known for his pixel-perfect and high conversion rate web designs. Over the course of his web experience he experimeneted with over 200 web hosting companies and have a superior knowledge on what defines a good hosting company.

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