Dukto is one of my long-lived software project, it’s now at the 6th release, with many improvements over the previous versions. One of the main changes of this release is the new user interface inspired to the Metro style UI developed by Microsoft for the new releases of Windows Phone, Windows, Xbox and all the other Microsoft products. Since I like the simplicity, the essentiality of this kind of UI, I’ve decided to make a new Dukto interface for all the supported platforms.
If you don’t know Dukto, I can tell you that it’s an easy file transfer tool designed for LAN use. I use it in my everyday work to transfer files from one PC (or other device) to another, without worrying about users, permissions, operating systems, protocols, clients, servers and so on… Just start Dukto on the two PCs and transfer files and folders by dragging onto it’s window. That’s all.
Here are some tools and topics that marked 2013y sorted by the number of your votes and views. Tell us about your favorite tool in the comment section.
Online Tools for Creative People and Web Developper
This site offers an online demo where you're welcome to tinker around to get a sense of what the script does, what features it offers and how it works. Then, once you've whet your appetite, there's a free, fully functional, GNU-licensed version available for download. Alternatively, if you want to avoid the hassle of setting it up on your own server, you can donate $20 or more to get an account on this site, letting you generate up to 5,000 records at a time (instead of the maximum 100), and let you save your data sets. Click on the Donate tab for more information.
DeepSound is a steganography tool that hides secret data into audio files - wave and flac. The application also enables you to extract secret files directly from wav, flac, wma lossless or audio CD tracks. DeepSound might be used as copyright marking software for wave, flac, wma and audio CD. DeepSound also support encrypting secret files using AES-256(Advanced Encryption Standard) to improve data protection.
Generate CSS3 code quickly and easily with Create CSS3. Generates CSS3 for all the major browsers (Safari, Chrome, FireFox, Opera and IE). Created by Jason Stockton.
Spending hours manually designing your pages for the responsive web? Layout your pages in minutes for beautifully responsive pages on desktops, tablets and smartphones.
Compilr is an online compiler & IDE. Start writing code in minutes directly from your web browser using Compilr. No installs, no setup, no hassles!
extractCSS is an online tool which can extract ids, classes and inline styles from HTML document and output them as CSS stylesheet. All you have to do is to type or paste your HTML document and let extractCSS to do the rest for you!
What is RandomUser?
RandomUser is an API that provides you with a randomly generated user. These users can be used as placeholders in web mockups, and will save you time from creating your own placeholder information.
QGifer is a tool for extracting part of a video to an animated GIF file.
Online CSS Editor - Style your website the way you like
The power of styling is now in your hands. bluePen can be easily installed even on a dynamic website.
I used to ignore CSS generators because I thought that there isn’t any use for them. This happened before CSS3 when I didn’t need a generator to create something, however with the gaining popularity that CSS3 had, I had to move towards it and start learning it to adapt to the new standards as most web designers did.
These are very interesting tools which can help you a lot when wanting to learn CSS3 faster. Although most people don’t use them like that, instead they use it just to… well, generate CSS code.
It’s not a crime to generate CSS code, a lot of people are also using CSS generators because time is really important and these tools save a lot of time. Imagine that there’s a CSS generator for almost everything: border generator, background generator, box generator, gradient generator, shadow generator and the most popular buttons or menu generators.
This utility was developed as part of Intervals to deal with the problems posed by certain email clients (namely Outlook 2007 and Google Gmail) when it comes to the way they handle styling contained in HTML emails. As many web developers and designers already know, certain email clients are notorious for their lack of CSS support. While attempts are being made to develop common email standards, implementation is still a ways off.
The primary problem with uncooperative email clients is that most tend to only regard inline CSS, discarding all <style> elements and links to stylesheets in <link> elements. Emogrifier solves this problem by converting CSS styles into inline style attributes in your HTML code.
Encrypting email with Encipher.it is a simple way to protect your sensitive data. You can encrypt emails or text messages and only the recipient can decrypt it with correct password. Encipher.it integrated with google mail and many other web applications.
This application use Advanced Encryption Standard algorithm to protect your data. All encoding and decoding is performed by your computer.
whatsmydns.net is an online service that allows you to instantly perform a DNS lookup to check a hostnames current IP Address and other DNS information against a selection of random name servers around the world. This is especially useful to check the current state of DNS propagation after making changes to your domains zones.
When the editor of Nettuts+ requested an article to show Windows developers love by listing popular web development apps, I was all over it. OSX devs get a lot of attention, so it’s good to mix things up a bit.
What I want to do is list the development tools that I frequently use as a web developer on Windows. It may not include your favorite, and if it doesn’t, please let me know within the comments section. I’m always anxious to find new tools to enhance my workflow!
Java Desktop application capable to "Crawl" a site and return a report of the status of all the link present at the page, then it moves to another internal page and so on.
LinkCrawlers provides a nice HTML5 report with the information of all link per WebPage, Easy to Read.
This tool is useful for Web QA testers
Live Tools are a collection of free online design apps that allow you to easily create your own ui elements with very little coding knowledge. As well as being able to create custom elements, you can also download your creations for use in your websites and online applications.
It’s been 7 years since we released our first version of BackTrack Linux, and the ride so far has been exhilarating. When the dev team started talking about BackTrack 6 (almost a year ago), each of us put on paper a few “wish list goals” that we each wanted implemented in our “next version”.
It soon became evident to us that with our 4 year old development architecture, we would not be able to achieve all of these new goals without a massive restructure so that’s exactly what we did and “Kali” was born. We’ve also posted a Kali Linux teaser on the BackTrack Linux site – and that’s all we’ll say for now…