In response to another blog’s post I have decided to create a list of free, open source alternatives to the products listed there. Here are some open source web developer tools that anyone can afford at the price of $0.00 each! I’m not sure if everything on this list is open source and I’ve all tested of the programs, but they are all free. Hope you enjoy!
A Photoshop like image software that brings together everything from photo manipulation to developing elements for your web-page. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
One of the best web browsers out there its fast, secure, and is extremely expandable. You will need this browser for some of the items on this list. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
4. Color Cop
A windows only (Ughh) tool that can be used to capture screen colors quickly, and easily. For those on the Mac there is a utility called DigitalColor Meter available under Applications >> Utilities that will do the exact same thing. Available for Windows,
Mac, and Linux.
Web debugging made easy, this little beauty integrates right into Firefox. Firebug puts a gamut of development tools at your fingertips. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
6. HTML Validator
Availible as a Firefox extension HTML Validator does what it’s supposed to do, validate HTML. The number of errors of a HTML page is seen on the form of an icon in the status bar when browsing. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
8. Link Evaluator
Link Evaluator is a Firefox extension designed to help users evaluate the availability of online resources linked to from a given Web page. When started, it automatically follows all links on the current page, and assesses the responses of each. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
9. Feng GUI
Find out how people view your website and which areas of your site are getting most of the attention. All done with artificial intelligence. This is a awesome tool! Available online.
Browsershots.org makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. All you have to do is submit you web page and wait. You can choose what browsers and operating systems you want to see your web page in. Available online.