- Working From Home — 10 essential tips
- Domain Names – some basics
- Email Guide
- Preventing Spam Form Submission
- SSL Certificates – where to get them and what to do with them
- Search Engine Optimisation – basic primer in how to prepare your site and improve your ranking
- Google AdWords – getting the best from an adwords campaign
- Spelling – helpful hints so you look like you know what you’re doing
- Ecommerce Round Up – Summary of recent discussion on the WAUK and FN-Forum lists
- Checking DNS Propagation – How to see what TTL is left on your DNS records
- Web Standards – How to and why – Standards are important
- Accessibility – Make sure your application or service meets the DDA
- HTML – standards, tips, examples and articles
- CSS- resources for CSS, tutorials, compatibility, hacks
- XML – including related subjects (XSLT, XSL-FO)
- Programming – eg C, PHP, ASP, Java
- Databases – resources for database design / management
- Regular Expressions – grep – re howto
- Testing Websites Automatically – software tools for testing websites
System & OS Admin
- Windows – resources for users and admins
- Linux General – installation, sysadmin, shell scripting etc
- Linux Security – Making it hard
- SElinux Learn about this additional security layer, and how to use it in the real world.
- Mac – use, help, OS X etc
- Web Servers – eg Apache, IIS
- E-mail Servers – including spam filtering and virus checking
Software & Resources
- CD burning – CD burning software
- Photoshop – tutorials, references, help
- Flash – tutorials, references, help
- Useful Packages – colour charts, file convertors etc
- The GIMP – bitmap manipulation for free (beer and freedom)
- Logos - useful links for numerous company logos (including credit card)
- Scanning – useful stuff on how to get the best from your scanner
- Colour – links to colour tutorials, software and color scheme generators
- Free font libraries – links to free font downloads
- Fonts – changing them, which ones, where to get more
- Downloadable Portfolios – online downloadable collections of stock photography
- Icons – Places to get icons from
- Link collections – collections of sites with impressive designs
- Other Online Tools
- News Sites
- Books – we have read and enjoyed – categorised on the page.
- Choosing a Business Name – great advice from Mike A.
- Incorporating – vs sole trader
- Employment – employing other people, outsourcing etc
- Late Payment – advice, debt collectors, small claims
- Tax – tax returns, VAT, importing / exporting
- Business Scams – some of the common scams your new business will likely be subjected to
- Contracts - links to model contracts and advice.
- Getting Started As A Freelancer – Useful hints, tips and other stuff.
- Getting a Job instead – a list of helpful Agencies.
- Domain Registration
- Print Companies
- Payroll Services
- Free Software
- Online Applications – handy web based software/tools that don’t come in any of the above
- General Resources – useful sites for stuff like packaging, stationery etc.
- Suppliers with Clue – online suppliers of stuff who actually get what service is about and that the market is a conversation. Love a supplier? List them here.
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