* 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.

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  • 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  –  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.
  • Google SEO Starter Kit   –   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.
  • 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
Notepad++: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/v6.4.3.html
Brackets: http://brackets.io/
ImageBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/?act=download

PC CleanUp & Security

CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
BlackLight: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001409.html
Gomer: http://www.gmer.net/
Avast: https://www.avast.com/en-us/index
PartitionMagic: http://partition-magic.soft32.com/free-download/
LavaSoft: http://www.lavasoft.com/products/ad_aware.php

System Admin Utilities

Putty: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html
TJ Ping: http://www.topjimmy.net/tjs/

Work Flow Utilities

TeamViewer: http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx
FileZilla: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client
Xaamp: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html
Desktop Server (WordPress Based Xaamp): https://serverpress.com/get-desktopserver/

Color & Paint Utilities

Pixie: http://www.nattyware.com/pixie.php