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Creation of websites/pages
disposableWebPage Create a webpage, keep it for up to 90 days, use it, edit it, let your friends play with it and then kaboom! It's gone.
Doodlekit. They'll build you a website.It's got some good reviews.
Edicy witheveryone can create a website. There are tens of designs to choose from and a website can be up and running in minutes — for free. Edicy is mostly used by small businesses, startups, non-profits and freelancers alike
Editme is an online service that empowers non-technical to quickly and easily build and host irresistibly editable web sites. Commercial
OpenDesigns. 2057 Free Web Design templates and some of them are rather nice.
Netboardme combines video, documents, photos, presentations etc into a single web page.
Ning is a commercial online service - or Playground - for you to build and run your own social applications. Social apps let anyone match, transact, and communicate with other people.
Pagemodo Create a Facebook Page or Custom Fan Page Design. Gorgeous Templates Get a beautiful page up fast by using one of our clean, professional templates. Customize it easily to match your brand.
peg.gd Easily Create Web Pages for Most Anything. is an easy, anonymous way to post web pages without hosting or even knowing HTML. Very basic, but that might be all that you need.
SynthaSite. Drag and drop interface, free, no ads, no downloads, looks worth exploring.
TypeRoom CMS Simplified. This is a website editing tool that allows you to edit a website in seconds.
uCoz is a free website builder and free unlimited space hosting, which allows users to create their own websites and gives plenty of additional features: blog, forums, photo albums, guestbook and many other tools to make your own website.
webnode - create your website easily. Create personal web pages, blogs, drag and drop, free hosting, templates, lots of functionality.
Weebly - Create a free website and a free blog. Create a site, they'll host it. Switch designs on the fly, drag and drop interface, all the usual stuff.
Create yourself a webpage in a few moments with Wormwall. Simple and easy to use.
Yola. Build Yours Today. Well, I presume that this does what it should, though I haven't tried it. Just sign up, create a site and publish it. Does amuse me though when it says 'Your customers are online and they expect your business to be there too. Create a free website with Yola in minutes.' One could also add 'and they expect you to be professional about it as well. But that's just me being picky. There is a paid version of this resource as well.
Compete allows you to check to see how your site is doing in comparison to your competition. Pop in some URLs and see where the site fits in, traffic, keywords and so on.
DomainFinder is a web application for webmasters which helps you to find fun domain name. For exemple, if you type My house, DomainFinder will suggest you "my.ho.us/e"
DOJ - ‘down or just me?’ Is it up or isn’t it, basically.
Domize for checking domains. Useful tool, does what it says on the tin. Checks com, net, org, biz, info and us.
Downforeveryoneorjustme? Can't get to a site? This resource will tell you if it's up for everyone else or not.
Instant Domain Search It really is Instant!
Panabee is a simple way to search for domain names, app names and company names
popuri.us. A tool to check at-a-glance the link popularity of any site based on its ranking
SocialDownOrNot Social Networks availability - uptime and down time - slow performance. Many more resources, performance and availability status, current performance, today's uptime. This provides access to 20 social media resources.
Statmyweb to find out lots of information about your site.
TitsUp. God knows how much comment spam I'm going to get with this one. However, it's useful - just type in the domain you can't access and it'll tell you if it's up and running.
Whois Source Automatically generated suggestions.
WORDOID is a clever service that creates names based on a word you provide. Librarian gives natural sounding words such as quilibrarian, calibrarian and so on. It then goes on to tell you if various versions of the domain have been registered, and how many times the word is mentioned on the web. Great resource if you're looking for a name for a website, product and so on.
Plagspotter - just enter a webpage URL to find its copies on the web
Stakepower tells you how much a website is worth. Not really impressed.
VisualizeTraffic Visualize How Big A Website Really Is!. This is a genius site. Type in a URL and find out lots of useful stuff provided in very helpful ways. If the website was a country (mine would be larger than Nauru with 11K+ visitors per day) 1 in every 145,854 internet visitors visit my site daily. That's 2 Croatia Spaladium Arenas to seat them If they stood hand to hand and formed one long straight line it would be 13 kilometers long. My website uses an estimated total of $408 on electricity per year.
WebWait - Benchmark Your Website. This is great - whack in a URL and this'll tell you how long the page takes to load. Great for web designers.
Who links to my Website Free tool to check who is linking to your website!. Pop in a URL and see when the site was created, when it expires, domain ranks with Google and Alexa, how many pages are indexed, backlinks, top keywords and so on. Short, concise and to the point.
Window size checker. Test your site in different window sizes. Opens your site in 4 different windows sizes so you can check to see if it works ok.
Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) If you are a web author and need to check the links on your site, this can be a tedious process. Xenu is an excellent resource that does this for you. I've used it before and think it's great.
BugMeNot. Never fill out another registration form just to read one article.
Clipperz is a free and anonymous online password manager.
KeePass, the free, open-source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager.
KeyWallet is a free password manager application
Passpack is another password manager!
Password generator Can't think of a good password? This'll create and keep them for you.
Passwordsafe Free Password Manager. Works in your browser and with our free desktop application
WooRank Website analysis tool. This would be good if it was any good. Unfortunately it's not. It got most things wrong about my site, from not having a title (which it does!) through to it being based in Lagos (which it isn't!) Hopeless waste of time. Avoid.
WikiMatrix - Compare them all. Huge collection of wikis. Single best source to visit.
Bizwiki The UK Business Wiki. Add, review, discuss and find the best companies around you.
CogMap: The Org Chart Wiki. This is an organizational chart maker wiki that allows you to see, edit and create organization charts for companies online.
EditMe is an online service that empowers non-technical users to quickly and easily build and host irresistibly editable wikis. Commercial product.
MediaWiki. Want a wiki? Mediawiki was originally written for the Wikipedia, but it's free software that anyone can use.
OttoWiki - Wikis for everyone. Free and easy apparently.
PBWorks. Great resource this one. Create your own wiki, share data. Straightforward and simple to use.
TiddlyWiki - a reusable non-linear personal web notebook. It allows anyone to create personalselfcontained hypertext documents that can be posted to aWebserver, sent by email or kept on a USB thumb drive to make a wiki on a stick.
Wikimapia - Let's describe the whole world!. This is great fun. Just zoom in, find somewhere interesting and map it. Hours of fun.
Wikispaces - A Place To Grow Communities. Free service.