NetBeans is an Awesome Free & Open Source IDE for Java, PHP, JavaScript, & C/C++ for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, & Solaris.

NetBeans is a Free & Open Source Java PHP IDE Built Entirely in Java

NetBeans is a free, open-source Integrated Development Environment, IDE, for software developers. You get all the tools you need to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with the Java language, as well as C/C++, PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and Ruby. It easy to install and use straight out of the box and runs on many operating systems including Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Solaris.

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Completely Free Ways to Check if Your Website’s HTML Web Pages are Compliant & Valid With W3 Standards

Get these FREE W3C validation Badges to proudly display on your website when you code webpages in valid HTML & XHTML

The 2 best ways of validating your websites HTML or XHTML are to use the Validator at or a Firefox addon[plugin] such as my favorite, Html Validator by Marc Gueury.

If you opt for using the Validator at, you will visit their website and type in the URL of the webpage that you want validated. There are many options that you have at your disposal when your run the check. You can view the source code of the webpage and the Validator provides you with line number and what line number the errors, if any, occur.

With the FireFox addons you simply view source of the webpage you are currently on and at the bottom of the screen you will either see the HTML markup is valid or that there are errors in the code. If errors to occur, suggestion on how to fix them will be displayed in the lower right hand corner box. I personally prefer this plugin to visiting the Validator at simply because its quicker and easier.

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The 7 Best Places You Should Visit For Incredible Free Website Design Templates

The 7 Best Places You Should Visit For Incredible Free Website Design Templates

So your sitting in front of your laptop and your suffering from a horrible case of writers block. You just landed a new website project, and the client wants a quick layout to see what you have envisioned for her. She’s not quite sure how she wants her web presents to be laid out, so she needs you to point her in the right direction. NOW WHAT??

Go to one of (or all of) these 7 websites and browse around to scarf up some pretty awesome website design inspiration. Weather you want to develop a XHTML and CSS or a Flash website, these 7 sites can point you in the right direction. Many of these templates can be slightly tweaked or even heavily modified to your needs as long as you credit the author. So, please enjoy!!

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GIMP (Free Adobe PhotoShop) is the Best Free Open Source Image Manipulation Software Available, PERIOD

Gimp is a Free and Open Source Adobe Photoshop Alternative

Ok…Today’s Living Under a Rock article is about GIMP, free and open source image editing software. GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, and to best describe GIMP, you would basically have to call it a free and open source Adobe Photoshop.

If you are used to Photoshop and switch to GIMP it might take you some time to get used to the different user interface, but over a couple of days you’ll begin to fall in love with it and refuse to go back. The huge drawl to GIMP over Photoshop is the massive saving. I mean I’m talking about hundreds of dollars here.

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Open Source Web Design, OSWD, Download Free Website Templates

Open Source Web Design,, is a collection of blog and website designs created by a robust community that anyone can download and use completely for FREE. Thumbnail Thumbnail

The Open Source Web Design project was founded in September, 2000 by Francis J. Skettino. The goal was to provide the Open Source community with quality web designs to help get people’s projects on to the worl wide web and in a way that is both organized and good looking. From personal blogs to content managements systems to full fledged businesses, OSWD has been providing free web designs to those who need for years.

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