My favourite resources from web development down to general productivity.
Web Hosting and Domain
EasyWP — Best Managed WordPress cloud hosting for a new business. FreshWebDesigner is hosted on EasyWP. If you’re trying to set up a blog for the first time, I recommend you use this service offered by Namecheap. Extremely great for new bloggers. You can start a WordPress blog for as low as $1 per month.
Namecheap — Affordable Web hosting and Domain Registrar. This is where I purchase all my .COM and .NET domains. Their domain registration service is one of the best you can find out there.
Digital Ocean — Reliable and fast cloud hosting for developers. I hosts some of my apps here.
Design and Development
Stencil — Great online tools for creating graphics. If you’re not a graphic designer like I am, you can use these tools to create logos, photos, and design template. Most of my blog photos are from Stencil.
Unsplash — 100% free photos, you can use all of them with no attribution or worrying about copyright.
WordPress — The best content management system out there for designing almost all kind of websites. Paysharp blog is powered by WordPress.
Themegraphy — A collection of only quality free & premium WordPress themes.
Visual Studio Code — I use this text editor for writing website codes. It is completely free and using extensions, you can customise this editor to do almost anything you want.
0to255 — This is a sweet colour tool that makes it easy to lighten and darken colours. It is perfect for hover states, borders, gradient, and more. I use this a lot when working on website colours.
Bootstrap Grid — The grid part of the Bootstrap framework. Great for creating a grid layout in a website.
Responsive Grid System — Another grid system. It is a quick, flexible and easy fluid grid for spectacularly easy responsive web design.
Google Fonts — The #1 resource for free and easy-to-use web fonts. Has a huge library of fonts. Paysharp makes use of Google font.
Font Awesome — Another highly popular icon font, consisting of 628 icons spread across several categories.
Ionicons — My #1 icon font, 100% free and also for commercial usage.
Flat UI Colors — A good starting point for choosing a flat design colour for your next project.
ConvertKit – The best email marketing tool.
Google Analytics — #1 Free Website analytics tool in the world. Get free insights about traffic, visitors and conversions. A must for every website.
Sumo — I use this to create pretty forms to collect email subscribers.
SimilarWeb — I use the free version to quickly get estimates of how much traffic a site gets.
Hey Designer — Curated articles for designers and front-end developers.
Smallpdf — My #1 PDF tool online.
Easy Digital Downloads — For selling and delivering digital products on your blog.
Real favicon Generator — Just upload an image and this tool creates favicons for your website for all platforms.
Reduceimages — My best free tool for resizing images.