RandomText was created by Dale Davies mainly as a learning exercise, but also to address the need for an online tool to quickly generate dummy text. RandomText is a web application that designers and developers can use to quickly grab dummy text in either Lorem Ipsum or Gibberish format.

It is very handy and helpful when designing web sites. You can create dummy paragraphs, lists and headings easily with RandomText. You can also view the result as a plain text or HTML code.

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For almost all webmasters, Google Analytics is an best way to collect information while experimenting and study what’s going on with your website or web application. Tweaking Google Analytics can give some terrific data that wouldn’t be available by using their default setup.

Alan Johnson has published an article: Advanced Google Analytics for Startups, which tells us how to use Custom Variables and Advanced Segments to get more useful information from Google Analytics.

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Tagedit jQuery Plugin by Oliver Albrecht offers an easy way to add, edit and delete lists of keywords. Keywords can be brought to the user with a autocomplete list. I really like the clean and sleek design of the tags. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Textify lets you drag an image onto the page and watch it be reconstructed purely out of text. The markup for the resulting textual image can be copied and used elsewhere.

There are a lot of settings which allow you to control the characteristics of the text. Even the smallest tweak to the settings can result in a very different output. Beware that using very large amounts of text will cause heavy browser lag. Textify has only been tested and confirmed to work in Chrome and Firefox 4.

Textify lets you drag an image onto the page and watch it be reconstructed purely out of text. The markup for the resulting textual image can be copied and used elsewhere.

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Giving one-off feedback on coding errors is a pain. You just want to share a quick, contextual note with someone, but there aren’t any good tools out there to help you do it.

Chop is a simple way to add notes to a code snippet and share them. Chop is a quick and easy way to let the offending engineer know the error of their ways. Just copy and paste the lines in question, add your notes and share them with a unique URL.

The person you share with will have the chance to pull out their Chopper and comment right back. You can keep the conversation going and even add more people to the mix if need be.

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CSS3Warp is a proof of concept: create Illustrator like “warped” text (text following an irregular path) with pure CSS and HTML.

CSS3 brings new text-transform options: rotation, skew, matrix, transform-origin… By applying the right transformations to every single letter it is possible to create the illusion of text following a path.

Type your text into the webform, click “Warp it!”, then alter the path as you like. You can attach your text to a circle or a bezier. Add or delete points, or change position, angle and radius of the circle. When your done, click “Generate code”. Copy the CSS and HTML into your document.

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Loads.in gives you the possibility to see how fast your (or any) website loads in a real browser from over 50 locations worldwide.

If you have a worldwide audience, or your site is hosted in a different country from where your visitors live, it is useful to see how long it takes to load your web pages. With loads.in you simply enter the full URL of the page you want to check, and the page is retreived by a browser at a random location. For each subsequent check you can choose a specific location and browser profile.

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Livefyre is a real-time engagement platform focused on building a community around the content of your website. It replaces your outdated comment section with a live stream of comments, images, videos, tweets, and Facebook posts.

Livefyre is built from the ground up for the social web, focused on bringing the conversation back to your content and giving your community the most quality online conversation experience possible, with the people, communities, and topics that they care about the most.

Best of all, Livefyre is free for websites with less than 20M monthly pageviews. Please feel free to try it out yourself.

Livefyre - Real-time Comments Built For the Social Web

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The holmes.css is useful for checking the quality of your code (up to W3C HTML5 standards), nitpicking over ensuring markup is valid and semantic and accessility guidelines are met, and when you are tasked to fix up and debug an old, OLD website.

The holmes.css file will display either an error (red outline), a warning (yellow outline), or a deprecated style (dark grey outline) for flags such as: Missing required attributes on tags, Potentially improvable markup, Deprecated and Non-W3C Elements and Non-W3C Attributes.

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With the increasing demand for unique mid-screen devices, it is becoming an even more arduous task to keep all of the device resolutions and screen sizes straight. So Punchcut has packaged up their Toolset For Managing Screen Resolutions, that help them stay current and they are offering it for download.

It contains a collection of Photoshop CS5 marquee-tool presets for common screen resolutions. These cover both fixed-screen resolution sizes and ratios for less common resolutions that fall within standard ratios. It also contains a collection of layered Photoshop CS5 PSDs each providing common devices for comping and design presentations.

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