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Writing Your Own Web Page
Browser News - News and download site. There is also helpful information on writing pages which are compatible with all browsers. Please remember that your web site should work with more than one browser. Web Style Guides
Graphics Search Engines
Sites which list other graphics sites
Individual graphics sites
W3C HTML Validation Service - Check your pages for HTML errors.
Validation of Cascading Style Sheets
Modern IE - Use the browser screen shots to see how your site looks on computers and on mobile devices.
IE NetRenderer - If you are writing your page with a Mac, you may use IENetRenderer to see how it will look in Internet Explorer.
Integrity - A link checking program for the Mac available at the Mac App store. If you want a lot more features, there is Scrutiny which is more expensive and also available at the App Store.
HTML Goodies - Articles on every aspect of writing a web site.
Web Reference - Well organized source for all your page writing needs.
Webmonkey - Articles, tips, tutorials. By HotWired
If you want your web site to be found in search engine results, you need to optimize it. This means having a proper title, and meta tags, having good error free html, and links from other sites.
Google Webmaster Tools - Take advantage of these tools if you want your site to found on Google.
Bing Webmaster Tools - Use these to improve your Bing hits.
Do You need an SEO? - Once you publish your web site, you will starting getting mail from Search Engine Optimizers. Read this information from Google before you decide to use one of these. Remember, no one can guarantee you a top of the list spot in search engine results.
131 (Legitimate) Link Building Strategies - How to properly promote your web site. This is an article by Chris Sherman of Search Engine Watch.
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