OHGenWeb County Coordinator Technical Help Page

This page is geared to help you find programs which will help you in making your webpages and make your life a little easier on the internet.

Freeware Programs

  • Firefox — Internet Browser that is far superior to Internet Explorer. Hundreds of available add-ons for specialized work, including webmasters.
  • KompoZer — Webpage making program
  • Gimp— Image program
  • Fast Stone Image Viewer — also does some image manipulation.
  • Filezilla — FTP program
  • SmartFTP — FTP Program (Effective July 1, 2008, SmartFTP is no longer a free program)
  • Thunderbird — email program
  • Irfanview — Image Viewing program
  • Xenu Link Sleuth — is a freeware program you download onto your machine, and you can run it to check all the links on any web page (or a whole web site). Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It generates a report of all broken links, and you can set it to also generate a site map. You can set it to email the report, or to generate an html version of it.
  • The Javascript Source — There are a lot of things you can do with Javascript. Here you'll find hundreds of scripts ready for you to copy and paste. There's also a script to encode e-mail addresses so spammers' harvesters don't pick them up.
  • Dynamic Drive — DHTML & Javascripts to enhance your site.
  • HTML Entities — Need to use a special character like ¢ or Æ or even ♠ but don't know how to do it? Entities provide a method of entering characters that cannot be expressed in the document's character encoding or that cannot easily be entered on a keyboard.
  • Open Office — Alternative to a lot of Microsoft products, like Word, Excel & others. Rather large program, but the word processor will easily save a word document as a .pdf file.
  • Open Source Web Design, Open Web Design and Free Layouts — Thousands of Open Source templates.
  • Stock.Xchng — Thousands of free photos
  • Non-Dithering Colors — Hex codes for the 216 colors that will render the same on any screen.
  • Web Album Generator- Web Album Generator is a software program that creates all the HTML, JPEG thumbnails, and CSS for your online photo albums—all you need is your digital pictures!

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Find an Ohio County

You can find ANY Ohio county easily by using http://[county].ohgenweb.org and inserting the name of the county you wish to visit.

Or use our Click able Map

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OHGenWeb State Coordinator


OHGenWeb Assistant Coordinator

Mary Ann Hetrick