Notepad2

Most web design requires you to look at html source code, because even if you design your pages in a graphical editor like Nvu or Dreamweaver, you always end up with typos that you have to go back and fix quickly. Perhaps you forgot to close a tag or you misspelled something in your content section, either way, you will need some type of text editor. On Windows most users rely on MS Notepad for this, but there are better editors out there.

Florian Balmer‘s free editor, Notepad2 is not the world’s greatest text editor, but it is simple and has many features over MS Notepad. Best of all you can manually setup Notepad2 as your default in Windows, by renaming notepad.exe. Note, that you have to replace the notepad.exe in multiple locations first and then let Windows know you want to keep the new file.

What I like is that Notepad2 has no nagging ads or spyware.

Download Notepad2.

See Who Is Linking To Your Site

Here is a simple way of finding out what pages on the internet link back to your site.

Bring up Google.com, then type in your url for your site.

Example:
www.mysite.com

And enter. when the the results come up, go to the bottom and click : Find web pages that contain the term…. This will bring up new results.

Notice at the top right it will say something like: Results 1 – 10 of about 580 for “www.mysite.com”.

Google does not show all results, just the most important ones it finds, or ones that it thinks are important. Go to the last page of your results and you will see a link that explains this. If you click on this all your results will be shown.

repeat the search with the omitted results included

For small web sites this actually works better than running a search for link: www.yoursite.com. The bad part with this method is that it also brings up your own site’s pages.

Sitemap, Forum, Legal Stuff Added

I managed today to tweak things a bit and added a Sitemap, added the legal pages for terms of use, the privacy policy, and redid the hosting agreements so they all format all the same. The sitemap has all the links, and the footer for blog pages also notes them as well.

Just another day editing html I guess. It feels like Friday already!