Essential Tools and Resources for web development and digital media production

Software Tools

Software Tools

SoftScience Group, Inc. professionals working in web development and digital media production have built this site to share our knowledge about a variety of industry leading software tools to aid in all phases of web development. This section highlights software programs that are installed on the developer's computer and include web browsers with developer extensions, text editors, content creation tools, integrated development environments, file management tools, and web server stacks...

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Browser Add-ons

Browser Tools

Many web development tools are available as browser add-on applications, particularly for Mozilla Firefox. This group of development resources only requires a web browser to be installed on the developer's computer. Browser add-ons for Firefox are installed as extensions to the browser platform. Most browser add-ons are free or the add-on developer may suggest/request a voluntary donation, if you find the add-on to be useful.

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Online Tools

Web Tools

Many essential web development tools are available as online web applications. This group of development resources only requires a web browser to be installed on the developer's computer. Online web design tools can help the web development professional produce design deliverables more efficiently and professionally. Web applications are also available that assist designers with typography (fonts), web graphics (icons), color palettes, and more. Online collaboration tools...

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Code Platforms and Tools

Code Platforms and Tools

Many diverse coding platforms exist in the web development universe today. These platforms are continually and rapidly changing as the web evolves. Web developers will be wise to consider many of these technologies during the evaluation of potential solutions. Each technology offers a good solution for certain kinds of problems. Pick the appropriate technology that best matches the project needs. From basic markup...

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Visual Elements

Visual Elements

An essential component of an effective web presence is the visual design elements. Visual web design includes appropriate use of layout, color, typography, texture, and supporting imagery and graphic elements. Many collections of visual elements including fonts, icons, buttons, backgrounds, images and illustrations are available on the web. Some of these resources are free to use...

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Tutorials

Tutorials

Since web technologies are evolving very fast and new approaches are introduced to the development community virtually every day, web developers need access to continual skills updating. Online training resources are a valuable supplement to classroom learning for practicing and aspiring developers. There are a number of excellent sources for online tutorials and training. Many of these resources are free...

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Articles & Blogs

Web Development Blogs & Articles

Web professionals, in particular, like to share with other developers great design thinking, innovative technical solutions and best practices. This tendency has produced a wealth of online knowledge that others can make great use of. This knowledge is available through online articles, example code, and web design and development blogs which can be an excellent resource for web designers, programmers, and content producers...

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Professional & User Groups

Professional & User Groups

Networking with other professionals in web design and development is an important part of professional development. There are many ways developers can tap into this network of people doing the similar kind of things in a rapidly changing professional environment. Connecting with the development community through participation in organizations, developer user groups, meet ups, and online collaborations are a great way for web professionals to share best practices and learn what's trending in the field...

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SoftScience Web Media

SoftScience Web Resources

SoftScience Web Media has a number of resources available for companies and organizations needing professional web development and digital media production services. As a part of the SoftScience Group, Inc., which has just completed two and a half successful decades of providing integrated technology solutions for leading corporations and smaller organizations alike, SoftScience Web Media extends our reach into the latest technologies for web and mobile platforms...

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