Top 6 tools / utilities to make a designer’s (My) life easier
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Top 6 tools / utilities to make a designer’s (My) life easier

As a web and graphics designer there are lots of tools and software available to help one do their work. In fact, I would bet that without some of these tools that we completely take for granted, most of us web designers would be fairly miserable. Here’s a list of the 6 tools that I think every designer should have: 1) Photoshop / Dreamweaver : I wasn’t planning on listing anything that wasn’t free in this list, but no list related to web design would be complete without Adobe’s Photoshop.

One Click Restore of Windows Desktop with Desktop Hijack Fix
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One Click Restore of Windows Desktop with Desktop Hijack Fix

Have you ever seen the screen above? The screen above is shown to Windows users, primarily Windows XP whenever you’re using a wallpaper and your explorer crashes. If you’re facing this problem repeatedly, you can either manually make changes or with a single click set everything to default.

Three Freeware Tools to Defragment your Windows Registry
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Three Freeware Tools to Defragment your Windows Registry

A while ago, I wrote about Ten Tools to Defragment your Hard Disk. Like your hard drive the windows registry is also prone to defragmentation because it is constantly accessed by programs. Fortunately, we have tools that help you clean up your windows registry and defragment the same.

Quickly rename files with PFrank (Tool Tuesday)
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Quickly rename files with PFrank (Tool Tuesday)

Renaming a file is as simple as hitting F2 on your keyboard. Well it is all good unless you have ten or twenty or more files to rename. Short for Peter’s Flexible RenAmiNg Kit, PFrank is a bulk file/folder renaming program that lets you can easily organize your music, picture, video, or any other types of files.

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Total Validator (Website Wednesday)

Total Validator is a free one-stop all-in-one validator comprising a HTML validator, an accessibility validator, a spelling validator, a broken links validator, and the ability to take screenshots with different browsers to see what your web pages really look like. You can select what validations you wish to run as well as which browser screenshot you wish to see and Total Validator will bring you a custom report on the errors. You also even more advanced settings, upload a page or cut & paste the HTML directly.