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  • Cool Tools Update for Library Web Sites Computers in Libraries Darlene Fichter darlene.fichter@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan March 10, 2004
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  • Color Scheme Tool - Pixy www.pixy.cz/apps/barvy/index-en.html
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  • Color blindness and color on screens Shows the display at millions of colors At 256 colors 3 types of color blindness http://www.htmlcompendium.org/detail -notes/6cblind-1.htm
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  • Red text on white
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  • Black text on lime green
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  • SWiSH Inexpensive, and has a free trial A single user license is only $49.95 USD Equips anybody with 10 minutes to spare with the ability to make simple (and not so simple) flash animations for their site http://www.swishzone.com
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  • SWiSH animation, movies
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  • Beware of illegal video cassettes Warning: Addiction zone! http://www.swishzone.com/movies.php?do=page&action=detailed&link_id=520
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  • FavIcon Create icon to display Online FavIcon generator http://www.html-kit.com/e/favicon.cgi Tips and a downloadable icon editor http://www.chami.com/tips/internet/11 0599I.html http://www.chami.com/tips/internet/11 0599I.html
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  • PDF Explorer Fast and effective placement in a database file of Filename, Title, Subject Author and Keywords fields of all the PDF files present in a certain folder or disk.
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  • rtt.planetaclix.pt/
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  • Toolbars Added functionality at your fingertips
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  • Google toolbar Search Search histories See page ranks Stop pop up ads http://toolbar.google.com/ Internet Explorer
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  • Merriam-Webster Toolbar or Lookup Button Adds a search box to your browser for quick and easy lookups No need to typejust highlight a word on a Web page and click Results display in a new browser window so you don't lose your page Internet Explorer
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  • www.merriam-webster.com/toolbar/
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  • Shop-a-holics? E-Bay toolbar Alerts just before auction ends Search http://pages.ebay.com/ebay_toolbar/ Internet Explorer Netscape 4.xx
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  • Unix file permissions JavaScript tool www.lights.ca/~scott/chmod.html
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  • Web developers toolbar Adds a menu and a toolbar to the browser Features Off/on for java, JavaScript Controls for forms, styles, outlines, validation Download it from: http://chrispederick.myacen.com/work/firebir d/webdeveloper/ Mozilla Mozilla Firebird
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  • fValidate - JavaScript form validation Validate many different data types (zip, cazip)data types Disable Submit and/or Reset button(s) upon successful validation Prompt user with optional confirm message before sending Twenty-Nine predefined error notification modes Meaningful error messages to the user, per field Custom error message on a field-by-field basis
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  • www.peterbailey.net/fValidate
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  • Example
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  • sHTMLc Save HTML code Show the HTML code on your web page Cut and paste the code. Press a button and voila! Perfect for adding code snippets in a Web Style guide Tell people how to link to your site
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  • hjem.get2net.dk/fec/shtmlc/ shtmlc.html
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  • Hiveware Enkoder form Online web form for protecting your email from spam email-harvesting robots Encrypt your email address and convert the result to a self evaluating JavaScript http://hiveware.com/enkoder_form.php
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  • Layout-o-Matic from inknoise CSS layouts cross-browser compatible One, two or three column layouts View and pick up your multi-column CSS layout starter kit http://www.inknoise.com/experimental/ layoutomatic.php http://www.inknoise.com/experimental/ layoutomatic.php 4.x browsers
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  • List-o-Matic Create CSS menus Type in labels Choose a list style Create it, save it, add it to your CSS style sheet, change colors http://www.accessify.com/tools-and- wizards/list-o-matic/list-o-matic.asp
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  • Examples
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  • Browser.cam Paste URLs into our Capture Wizard Select the browsers and operating systems you want to check Hourly $10.00 - Up to 10 URL's in unlimited browsers Monthly $ 39.95 Unlimited use Payment
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  • Brower Cam
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  • www.browsercam.com
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  • Firdamatic Design tool for uninspired webloggers Online tableless layout generator 2 or 3 column layout
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  • www.wannabegirl.org/firdamatic/
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  • Bloglines server-based RSS aggregation system blogs and newsfeed services
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  • www.bloglines.com
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  • ieSpell ieSpell is a free Internet Explorer browser extension that spell checks text input boxes on a webpage Adds to same dictionary as other office programs
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  • www.iespell.com
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  • FURL Click and save what youre viewing Create your own topics to store items under Annotate or clip part
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  • www.furl.net
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  • Questions? Tools from the Internet Librarian 2002 http://www.lights.ca/talks/