General computer hardware purchase information
- TFT Central buying advice and reviews on monitors
- StorageReview.com, reviews of hard drives and solid state drives
- Ars Technica reviews and articles about technology
Network speed tests:
- Speedtest.net (Ookla) Also available as an
iOS mobile app and a macOS desktop app.
The benefit of the separate apps is that your results don't get affected by the speed of your browser. All free, of course.
I use this all the time, particularly when I connect to a new network, to see what I am dealing with in terms of speed, and to see (for an iPhone) whether it would be faster to turn off Wi-Fi and just use Cellular.
- Speakeasy.net's speedtest
Web page creation ideas and tools
- W3C HTML page validator
- CSS Zen Garden (Remarkable demo of what Cascading Style Sheets can do)
- HTML codes for all sorts of special symbols
- Gibson Haystack (an excellent tool for helping you figure out password complexity)
- HaveIBeenPwned.com (very useful site to see whether your email address appears in any database of compromised sites)
- Broadband Reports, news articles and a collection of user reviews of home internet service
26 Dec 2013 (original), 14 April 2020