Cool Tools


Web Hacking

  • Blogger (online) - blog-based website creator
  • Color Picker (online) - find the hex value for your favorite color
  • CSS3Gen (online) - generates some cool snippets of CSS effects
  • Getting Tricky with Wikis (online) - ideas for customizing your wiki
  • Hackasaurus X-ray Goggles (online) - remix your favorite webpage
  • HTML Cheatsheet (online) - easy reference for HTML tags
  • HTML 5 Cheatsheet (online) - HTML 5 is the latest & greatest version that adds more interactivity & multimedia
  • JSBin (online) - a sandbox for trying out HTML, CSS & Javascript code
  • Kuler (online) - create a color scheme for your web from a picture
  • Mockingbird (online) - create a mock-up or wireframe of how you would like to layout your website
  • Mozilla Thimble (online) - tool to learn webmaking
  • NameCheap (online) - domain name registration & web hosting
  • safe web fonts (online) - list of fonts that work best for websites
  • Weebly (online) - template-based website creator
  • Wikispaces (online) - wiki-based website creator
  • WordPress (online) - content management system-based website creator

Image Hacking

  • Big Huge Labs (online) - create a magazine cover, mosaic, movie poster and more
  • CGTextures (online) - great site to find background image inspiration
  • Compfight (online) - a flickr search tool
  • Creative Commons (online) - search for images you can reuse and remix
  • ezimba (online) - image converter
  • GIMP (open source) - advanced image editor
  • InkScape (open source) - free vector graphics editor
  • Paint.Net (PC) - awesome, free image editor
  • Pickle (Mac & PC) - pixel editor
  • piq (online) - draw pixel art
  • Piskel (online) - sprite editor (export a PNG)
  • pixabay (online) - copyright free images
  • Pixlr (online) - online photo editor
  • Seashore (Mac) - simple image editor
  • SumoPaint (online) - image creator with lots of cool effects

Audio Hacking

  • Audacity (PC & Mac) - sound recorder & editor
  • Incompetech (online) - royalty free sound effects & full music tracks
  • Jamendo (online) - creative commons music tracks
  • Soundation (online) - generate 4 audio track sounds
  • WolframTones (online) - tool to generate interesting sounds

Video Hacking