Website Resources and Tools

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Last updated: 11 May 2022

A collection of resources to help you build and maintain your own website.


Archival / Download

Archiving your site periodically is important!

  • DownThemAll
    Extension to allow you to download all of the images on a page
  • HTTrack
    Software for Windows/Linux that will crawl and locally archive a website for you
  • TumblThree
    Download entire archives of Tumblr blogs
  • Single File
    A browser extension that will save an entire website locally as a .html file
  • Domains

    Do not use Bluehost

  • PorkBun
    Cheap domains with free domain privacy and email forwarding
  • Flair

  • Blog-Switch
    Cute falling object codes for your site
  • GifyPet
    A pet for your website
  • SCM Player
    A music player that automatically loads across of your website pages
  • WebsiteOut
    Free counter for your site
  • Webneko
    Add an interactive kitty to your webpage
  • Fonts

  • BitFontMaker2
    A bitmap font editor/maker in your browser.
  • Tiny Bitmap Fonts
    A page with downloads for tiny bitmap fonts
  • Sadgrl's Found Fonts
    Previews and downloads of free-to-use fonts
  • Graphics & Fonts

  • ACA 80x15 Web Badge Maker
    A web badge maker
  • Backgrounds Archive
    An archive of old tiled backgrounds
  • Blinkie
    Create your own blinkies
  • BitFontMaker2
    A bitmap font editor/maker in your browser.
  • BoodleBox
    Fake ads to use on your page
  • The Corporation
    More fake ads to use on your page
  • EZ Gif
    Create & edit gifs
  • FlamingText
    Generate word art
  • Gifcities
    A keyword-searchable collection of old gifs archived from Geocities
  • Kawaii Sozai Graphics
    A huge directory of pixel art websites
  • Make Word Art
    Generate Microsoft Office-esque word art
  • GIFy Pet
    Create a cute pet for your webpage
  • Internet Bumper Stickers
    A collection of internet bumper stickers
  • PhotoMosh
    Add glitchy and retro effects to photos and gifs
  • Remove.bg
    Upload an image and this tool will remove the background
  • Repeater
    Make your own tiled backgrounds
  • Sadgrl's 88x31 Button Maker
    88x31 button maker in your browser
  • SubtlePatterns
    Free background patterns
  • SVG Composite Patterns
    A collection of SVG composite patterns
  • Tiny Bitmap Fonts
    A page with downloads for tiny bitmap fonts
  • Web Badges World
    A huge collection of web badges to display on your site
  • Hosting

    Again, please avoid Bluehost

  • Cheap VPS Host Masterlist
    A list of some of the cheapest VPS hosting available
  • Leprd.Space
    A free webserver with PHP & SQL databases, for hobbyists
  • TinyKVM
    Very small, cheap KVM host
  • HTML/CSS/JS

  • CSS Beautify
    CSS formatter
  • CodePen
    A live editor that shows you HTML/CSS changes as you make them in real time
  • Construct Your CSS
    Visually create your layout and generate the code
  • CSSLayout.io
    CSS pre-made layout patterns
  • FeedRoll's RSS Viewer
    Display an RSS feed in plaintext on your website with optional styling
  • HTML Cheatsheet
    A handy reference sheet when using HTML
  • HTML Generator
    Generate the markup for lists, tables, links, images and more
  • JS/CSS Minifier
    Minify your JS and CSS code to make your website load more quickly
  • Lilac Lynx's Responsive Web Guide
    Guide to make your site responsive
  • Liveweave SVG Editor
    A tool to create vector art (SVGs)
  • RV's free JavaScript/DHTML effects
    A collection of JavaScript effects that still work
  • WebGuide
    A good beginner's guide to HTML & CSS
  • Word to HTML
    Paste in formatted text and generate it into HTML
  • Layouts


    Neocities
  • Sadgrl's Layout Builder
    Build a custom layout, no coding required
  • Codesharing
    One of the most impressive collections I've ever seen of original free-to-use layouts
  • Cinni's Layouts A cute collection of anime-inspired layouts and remade layouts
  • EggRamen
    Free layouts you can copy!
  • Templaterr
    Premade layouts and useful site codes

  • Anime / Old School
  • LovelyD
    Old school anime layouts
  • Celestial Star
    More old school anime layouts
  • Halcyon
    Old-school style anime layouts
  • Lunasty
    Very mid-00s-style layouts

  • Modern
  • TooPlate

  • Other
  • boxboxhtml
    An easy visual solution to build your own layout and export it to HTML
  • CSSLayout.io Patterns
    CSS pre-made layout patterns
  • Website Metrics

    Get stats about your site

  • GTmetrix
    This site will scan your website's performance (how fast it loads, etc)
  • GoatCounter
    Free website analytics tool that doesn't track personal data
  • Link-Assistant Backlink Analysis
    If you put in your URL, this will give you a list of websites that have linked to you
  • Sitebuilders

    No-code website builders.

  • straw.page
    Highly customizable website builder that works on mobile
  • mmm.page
    Drag and drop page builder
  • hotglue.me
    Another cool drag and drop page builder