Tools

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.

Netlify —  For building and deploying modern web projects. I use their free package to host static websites — websites that does not make use of server-side code, just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

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.

General productivity

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.