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Web Resources


This page contains links to information and tools on the web which may aid you in creating web pages.

Many of the web technologies referenced here may not adhere to the web accessibility requirements for official University at Albany web pages. University Web Buildersmust provide accessible content for all information being provided on their web pages. If you choose to use a web technology which is not accessible you must provide redundant content which is accessible. The non-accessible and accessible content must be updated concurrently. For example, you cannot update a Java or Flash based web site without updating the plain HTML version.

Topic Index



Research-Based Web Design and Guidelines


Web Accessibility In Mind (WebAIM)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

HTML Goodies Primers

HTML Goodies Tutorials

Web Style Guide – Yale Center for Advanced Instructional Media

World Wide Web FAQ

Graphics Resources for Creating Web Pages

Free Graphics - Textures

The GIF Controversy: A Software Developer's Perspective

Graphics Tools

Scripting on the client side

Java (aka NOT JavaScript)

Making sense of Java

Scripting/Programming on the Server side through the Common Gateway Interface (CGI)

CGI Programming 101

Perl - Practical Extraction and Report LanguageWeb Statistics Rant: Why web usage statistics are (worse than) meaningless

Tools: Free

Xenu's Link Sleuth(TM) 

Description: Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time.
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Tools: Online and Free

Alpine HTML Doctor
The Alpine HTML Doctor identifies common HTML code errors, corrects the code, and generates a repaired file for you to upload. The HTML Doctor is provided without charge.
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NetMechanic Toolbox

Description: Performs link checking, spell checking, load time, HTML checking, Browser compatibility check. Usage is limited without paying for the service.

W3C® HTML Validation Service

Description: A free service that checks documents like HTML and XHTML for conformance to W3C Recommendations and other standards.

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W3C® Link Checker

Description: A limited use online link checker.

OnlineImage Editor

Description: Allows editing and manipulation of images online.

Web Browsers

Surf the Web: Web Browsers

General information on Web Browsers.