Quick list of tools for web development / by brent

There are a number of tools that we like to use at Izolo.

A number of them help a great deal with understanding what is really going on with web services. Some speed development and others provide the necessary error correction to produce great, international sites.

For validating XHTML:validator.w3.org

For validating CSS: jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator

For checking file sizes and transfer optimality: www.websiteoptimization.com

For international speed testing: www.alertsite.com

Some excellent Firefox extensions:

Web-developer toolbar

View formatted source

A window into AJAX requests: Firebug

For filling a page with words before the real content is ready: Lorem Ipsum Generator

A fantastic talk on UI Design from Oscon '06.

Hopefully these help you understand and develop web sites.