* Below are several resources we have collected through our own experience, as well as Rockware related resources for our clients. The Awesome Web Tools list, is essentially a comprehensive list of free digital tools for small business owners, blog authors or anyone looking to maximize their work flow in a digital environment.
- Infographic - All About Web Design & You – An infographic we created to help explain the basics of managing a successful web development and/or web design project. Lots of helpful tips, advice and industry information, with a small helping of statistics showcasing just how important the first impression of your website is to visitors.
- RockwareIT Project Development Reference Guide – A welcome packet we put together for our clients and prospective clients, which is a quick reference to all the information you’ll need to understand our process, how we work, what we can do for your company and everything you’ll need through-out the life of your project once we get started.
- Rockware Project Overview.docx – A Word Document explaining our Development Process, how we work with you on your project and what you can expect from Rockware as we work together, mainly focusing on our work flow and the different Phases of Development involved. You can see the Project Overview here as well: Rockware Project Overview.
- SEO Guide (PDF) – A complete comprehensive guide, put together by Google themselves, detailing the exact steps to be taken, precautions to take and techniques not allowed or advisable, to achieve top ranking on Google search page results. This is an absolute MUST read for any webmaster embarking on an SEO campaign.
- Facebook Custom Page Template - Blank (PSD) – A blank PSD template, with the correct dimensions for creating a custom Facebook Page cover and profile image, with complete Facebook frame included. This template was updated to reflect the new timeline changes, as of December 2014.
- Social Media Image Size Infographic – An overall image sizing chart, for almost all major Social Media websites out there, broken down into great detail, from the cover photos, to profile images, all the way down to the size of your news feeds (updated July 2015). Provided by the awesome team at Setupablogtoday.com.
- Anatomy of a Google Search – An awesome infographic, courtesy of HackCollege.com, showcasing all the many selectors, tips and best-kept secrets on how to perform a targeted, specific and advanced Google search.
Awesome Web Tools (Free Downloads)
* Free tools for small business owners, webmasters & blog authors:
Image & Doc Utilities
GIMP – GNU Image Manipulation Program: http://www.gimp.org/
Sumatra PDF Viewer: http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/download-free-pdf-viewer.html
Fast Stone Image Viewer: http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDownload.htm
PC CleanUp & Security
System Admin Utilities
Work Flow Utilities
Desktop Server (WordPress Based Xaamp): https://serverpress.com/get-desktopserver/
Color & Paint Utilities