We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain. — Stephen Hawking
Web Browser Tools
The Browser Company’s Arc Browser
This Arc browser is fricken awesome. Almost perfect. Arc’s concept is ‘everything you care about, all in one place.’ They describe it as a portal to a calmer, more personal internet. https://arc.net/
Chrome is a fast, simple and secure web browser. And with Chrome you can create multiple user 'profiles' that synchronise. This means you can flexibly access and manage multiple clients or projects very flexibly. Chrome also has great develop tools built in. Chrome is hard to beat for creative web people.
Google Webmaster Tools
All-day everyday Google tools. Once you wire these into your site you'll want to use them all of the time to monitor your growth.
Google Analytics tracks and reports website traffic and site vistor interactions with your online content. You got to have this one.
Make your site fast, or be penalised by Google. The PageSpeed Insights tool reports on site performance for mobile and desktop.
Google Search Console
Google Search Console is a no-charge web service by Google for monitoring your site’s performance in search. While kinda confusing to set up, it's worth the effort.
Google Trends is a free tool that provides access to actual search requests across Google Search.
Domains and Web Hosting Tools
A useful tool to check domain & social username availability across multiple networks.
Namecheap is my go to ICANN-accredited domain name registrar. A great source for low cost domain names. I've used this service for years.
Dreamhost Web Hosting
With a domain name leased, you need to host it somewhere to 'serve' it up the world. Dreamhost offers web hosting, virtual private servers, dedicated hosting, shared hosting and cloud storage. I've been using Dreamhost for the past 15 years. It's great if you manage a lot of different domains.
Website Builder Tools
Webflow gives you fine control to design, build, and launch responsive websites visually, while writing clean, semantic code for you.
You can install Wordpress on a hosted custom domain name or have WordPress.com host it for you. It's a free and open-source content management system based on PHP and MySQL. You install Wordpress then you theme it and away you go.
With Iffttt you create 'applets; connecting web services to make things your apps can't do on their own.
Internet Newsletter Tools
Substack is a subscription network for independent writers and creators. On Substack, you own your mailing list, subscriber payments, and intellectual property. If you decide to leave, you’ll take what you’ve built with you.
Beehiiv Newsletter Platform
Customisable newsletter platform. A hybrid platform where you can have a website to publish articles and send out newsletters.