Resources JRose Designs Recommends:
This is a list of some of the companies we use and/or work with to help develop our sites. We highly recommend all of them.
Website Creation Resources:
Dreamweaver: Design, develop and maintain standards-based websites and applications.
Expression Web: Whether you're an expert or just getting started, building standards-based Web sites is faster and easier with Microsoft Expression Web 4.
PayPal: I've used PayPal since 1999 without one negative incident. It is just so convenient for all your merchant needs. PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online;
in fact, its the world’s most-loved way to pay and get paid. With more than 220 million accounts in 190 countries and regions,
PayPal offers a fast, affordable and convenient online payment service for businesses of all sizes.
Hosting and Domain Names:
Hostgator: You just can't beat them! And you can't lose. Hostgator is a world leading provider of high quality shared, reseller, and dedicated web hosting. Based in Houston, Texas, Hostgator is always there when you need them which is more than I can say for any other hosting company I've had to work with. They fix your problems for you and don't just tell you how to do it and they do it right now. They respect your needs and know that this is your business. I could never be happier with a hosting company. I will never change!
GKG: Register your domain, ssl certificates, and more. I have used them also since 1999 and highly recommend them.
Very cool stuff !!!
Theme Forest: More great themes for your blog or website. Check them out! They also have great website themes too and lots of fun goodies.
Pagelines: Use PageLines Drag & Drop Framework and WordPress to build professional websites faster, easier and better than ever before.
Elegant Themes: WordPress Blog Themes for one low annual rate! Love their designs.
WPMU Dev - The Wordpress Experts. These guys have everything you need to develop your blog sites. And the support is next to none!
AppThemes: Classified ads, job lists, hard to find specialty templates
Photo and Image Resources:
Adobe Photoshop: I use Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 for all my images and graphics and more. Adobe® Photoshop® software redefines digital imaging with powerful new photography tools and breakthrough capabilities for complex image selections, realistic painting, and intelligent retouching. Enjoy cross-platform 64-bit support and a wide range of workflow enhancements.
Adobe Fireworks: Adobe® Fireworks® CS5 software provides the tools you need to create expressive, highly optimized graphics for the web or virtually any device — from smartphones to kiosks to embedded displays.
Adobe InDesign: Adobe® InDesign® CS5.5 software lets you design and preflight engaging page layouts for print or digital distribution with built-in creative tools and precise control over typography. Integrate interactivity, video, and audio for playback on tablets, smartphones, and computers.
Adobe Illustrator: Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 software helps you create distinctive vector artwork for any project. Take advantage of the precision and power of sophisticated drawing tools, expressive natural brushes, and a host of time-savers.
Adobe Flash: Adobe® Flash® Professional CS5.5 software is the industry-leading authoring environment for producing expressive interactive content. Create immersive experiences that present consistently to audiences across desktops, smartphones, tablets, and televisions.
SwishZone: Make Flash Animations, Video, Slideshows, Text Effects, Buttons & Menus. Designer Templates, 250 Effects, plus Components & Video Controls. And it's cost friendly!
Dropbox: A place to store images, photos or whatever you want for free (250mbs)
It's a very useful item when wanting to get to certain files on both your laptop and desktop.
DropSend: It’s a common problem; you have to get a file to a client immediately but it’s too large to go through regular email as most email programs have a limit of the size file you can send. A free, safe and easy way to do this is to use DropSend.com, where you can send files up to 2GB The Lite Version is free if you only need to send a few large files a month.
Saeler Enterprises: Personalized Training, a series of eBooks and How to Guides written beginners and experts alike, Video Training Guides designed to help anyone become a pro by providing step by step on screen instructions. Jason is a Pro and has taught me a lot of what I know. His expertise is priceless.
Cabins In Alaska: Cabin rentals in a beautiful setting for your escape North! Gorgeous country to be seen and lots of fish and game. Comfortable and homey cabins and bunkhouses. Home away from home and the owners are some of the greatest people you will meet in life! I am proud to call them friends of mine!
Securities Exam Preparation: For all you looking to work in any of the securities field, these are the pros. They have been at this since 1979 so that in itself speaks volumes. They have literally written the books!