Duplicate Finder 3.1

The new version of my free Duplicates Finder tool is now available for download. It was a quick release made upon a user request. The only new “feature” is that program will now show the file names instead of “File 1” and “File 2” (I don’t know why I didn’t made it this way from the beginning, but it’s now fixed)…
Download here:
http://wonderwebware.com/duplicatefinder/download.html

5 site validators I am using daily

Sometimes I am lazy about the code quality of my own pages. If all the browsers are showing the page as expected and visitors are able to get my site content, I can live with some “not-valid” piece of code. But it’s me. When working for clients, I am always checking the validity of the code (and the site ata all). Everything must pass the standard validation tests. And speaking of standards, here is the list of the 5 test tools I am using (almost) every day:

1) The W3C Markup Validator

This is the validator. If you never checked your site’s code against this validator — go and do it. It is not just a validation service, it’s a learning tool too. After fixing the same type of error several times, I tend to avoid the wrong code in future. In brief — this (and all) W3 Validators are the industry standard for testing against the industry standards 😉

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5 Best Site Speed / Load Time Test Tools

I am using a bunch of testing tools on a daily basis. In the comming days I’ll publish several lists with my favorite test tools, starting today with my list of speed testing utilities.

Online Site Speed & Performance Test Tools:

These are “real-life” testing utilities. In general, you enter the URL, select among servers/locations, click a button and get the report (after some time of waiting for the actual test  to be performed). The advantage of these tools is that you can check the load speed of your site from different locations (different servers in different countries).

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Excuses & decisions

Programming goes slow in the last months. I am overwhelmed with other tasks (we all have jobs for living and such pet projects can be sometimes left behind for long time). This is something I don’t like, but it just happened. May be in the comming month I’ll be ablte to steal more time for wonderwebware programming, but still — I feel I owe you, all the users of my programs, an excuse.

Programming is hard job. But there are other ways one can put some value to a website. That’s why I decided to restart the “resource” section of wonderwebware.com. I remember I put few resources here long time ago, then forgot about them. Why? A mystery… However, this blog is here and it costs no more than a hour a day to write a post about this or that. The web is full of challenges and I believe I can write some posts for beginners (naturally — keeping the web mastering theme on top).

So, as per this moment, the webmaster blog on wonderwebware.com will become a place not only to list the updates of my programs, but a place with some resources, tips, guides… Let’s hope there will be something useful inside.

Vlad