If you’re blogging and use Windows as your primary platform, you’ll find the frequent need for adding screenshots to your posts. Not only does a screenshot bring some life to your post but it serves to give the reader a visual understanding of what you’re talking about. You can go about the traditional way of hitting the Print Screen key on your keyboard and then jumping to Paint to get your screenshot.
In the past taking a screenshot from your Android device was a painful experience requiring you to root your device. Even today, many of the screenshot apps available on Google Play require root access. However, if you’re running Android Jelly Bean then you don’t need any special apps to take screenshots, since the OS comes inbuilt with support for them!
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.
I never had the need for a screen recording software to date, however, this is one of the best ways to put up some video tutorials. Wink is a good free software, however Camtasia Studio is feature rich paid software, that has been out of my budget until now. As part of a promotion drive for Camtasia Studio 5, TechSmith is offering Camtasia Studio 3 for free.
If you’re on a Mac or you have already upgraded to Internet Explorer 7, then you’ll be pretty lost about how your site looks like on lower versions of Internet Explorer. For me this is a big problem because half my visitors to my several sites are still using IE6 and you have to admit that IE6 is a pathetic browser. IE7 is a lot more compliant and displays sites a lot correctly than its predecessors.