Useful websites for design and inspiration. I have no affiliation with any of these, I just think they're really helpful.
Typetester - Test drive a bunch of screen fonts for your web project. From font families to font colors, sizes and alignment, it's like a sandbox of type.
Color Scheme Designer - Check out oodles of color combinations as your design ideas take shape.
Lipsum - When you need a little or a lot of dummy text. It's in Latin, but there will be no test, I promise!
NetRenderer - For Mac devotees, ever wonder what your website looks like on a PC's Explorer browser? Now you can find out. Just enter a URL and voila.
Keyboard Help / HTML - A guide for typing international accent marks and other special characters in HTML code.
Keyboard Help / ALT - A guide for typing international accent marks and other special characters in ALT code.
JoinMe - Stage an impromptu conference call, text-chat, or screen sharing with a few clicks of the mouse.
Kaywa - Makes a QR code -- those cryptic barcode squares that people scan with their phones -- of any web address.
Sites I love
Some for fun, some for deeper reading, some just because. Check 'em out! No affiliation unless noted.
*The Artch Gallery - Art auctions and consignments for western art, contemporary art, and collectible artifacts.
*ChaucerSilverson.com - The official site of Chaucer Silverson, contemporary artist in Bozeman, Montana. Acrylics and watercolors to start or expand your art collection.
Lileks.com - Endlessly entertaining writings by James Lileks, author and columnist for the Minneapolis StarTribune. Jump in. I'll see you a few hours later.
Shorpy - Historic picture archive. Until we have time traveling pods, there's this which is dandy with me!
The Onion - A sanity break from all the craziness in the world.
MiceChat - The latest news from Disney and other parks
Airliners - Sometimes it's nice to just zone out and gaze at planes.
My power chord of news:
New York Times - This and a coffee, ahhhh....
Boston Globe - Globe, I can never quit you!
Minneapolis StarTribune - Forever my hometown newspaper
*Sites owned by my talented and amazing brother, Chaucer Silverson