Web 2.0 Resources
The resources below are listed by category based on their main purpose. Some resources may have more than just what their categorization implies. Visit and use these resources at your own risk.
Scripting ResourcesThe links below are made up of sites where you can find free scripts for use on your site.>
Tutorials and Great Examples
- W3Schools - Online tutorials by the W3C
- CSS Zen Garden - Beautiful CSS-based design
- A List Apart - For People Who Make Websites
- DreamInCode - DreamInCode.net an online forum for programming and web development
- WebMonkey - Tutorials and resources for a variety of languages
Web 2.0 Tools and Related Networks
What is Web 2.0?
Essentially Web 2.0 is user created content. Much of the content on the web today is interactive user-driven content, which makes up what many see as the future of the web, or Web 2.0. Web 2.0 isn't just one technology. It is a mix of: social networks, sharing sites, blogs, forums, or any way a user can communicate with others or have an impact on the content of a webpage or an entire site.
~ Social Networks ~
- Ning - Create your own social network
- LinkedIn - Connect with professionals in your field around the globe
- Facebook - Find and connect with your friends and favorite celebrities or market yourself, your business, or your cause.
- MySpace - Design your own page and connect with your favorite friends, celebrities, musicians, actors, brands, etc.
- Twitter - Update your friends in 140 characters or less and follow them, celebrities, the news, etc in real time through text messages to your cell phone.
- Meebo - Log into AIM, Yahoo Messenger, MSN, gtalk, Jabber, ICQ, MySpace and Facebook all in one place
~ Blogs ~
- WordPress - Set up a standard blog or the Wordpress.org customizable blog
- Typepad - Subscription based blogging service
- Blogger - Google's blog service
- LiveJournal - Community based blogging service
~ Content Sharing ~
- YouTube - Watch videos, post your own videos, embed videos from YouTube on your own site.
- ShareBook - Share your favorite websites or web finds with others
- Digg - Save, vote on and share content with others
- delicious - Social bookmarking
- Reddit - Share links with others
- Newsvine - Share news stories
~ Content Management Systems ~
- opensourceCMS - Try out various CMS online before deciding which one to install it
- CMS Review - Review and try out various CMS online before deciding which one to install
- Joomla - Open source CMS with tons of add ons
- Mambo - Open source CMS similar to Joomla with tons of add ons
- Mambo Server - Add on site for Mambo
- Simple Machines Forum (SMF) - Open source php and MySQL based forum manager
- phpBB - Open source community/forum manager
- Drupal Open source CMS with many professional add ons
~ Templates ~
- TemplateMonster - Free and paid templates for just about any CMS, blog, or website you can think of
- SiteGround - Free and paid templates for Wordpress, Mambo, and Joomla
~ Graphics ~
- iStockphoto - Royalty free photos and graphics for as low as $1 each - you can even sell your own photos here
- fotolia - Royalty free photos and graphics for as low as $1 each - you can even sell your own photos here
- Shutterstock - Subscription based site for royalty free photos