PNG Home Page - Loads
of information about the PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image
format. It's efficient, lossless, and unlike GIFs, free from any
licensing restrictions. We use it for all our comic strips.
command line program that compresses your PNG images, without
any loss of quality. This program is great, and like
all the software we use, free of charge.
- More web programmers should know about this handy
utility. It improves JPEG compression losslessly, by
optimizing the file's
The results aren't usually dramatic, but every bit counts,
right? (pun not intended ;)
the Gimp Home Page - It's
the best graphics manipulation program available for the price
(free!). The Gimp is very similar to Photoshop (in fact, it is
pretty much a Photoshop clone), but it is written primarily
for Unix systems. In short, it rules.
It's a perl CGI program for emailing forms. We use
it for our contact us page, and it
works great. Soupermail can actually do a lot more than
what we use it for, and it is super configurable. Highly
Project - If you are a Linux user or are interested in
learning the Linux operating system, you should do
some reading at this site. From
this site will satisfy your wildest Linux desires! Bonus:
No ads. Look elsewhere to punch the monkey.
Linux Today -
Up-to-date news about all things Linux. Kind of
like a lower-traffic, Linux-specific version of
Java Stuff - For you Java monkeys out there, here
are some useful sites that Drake recommends:
- JGuru - A
customizable portal covering all things Java.
Catch the latest Java news and get your programming
questions answered in the well-organized FAQs and forums.
- Java Pro
- Online version of the excellent Java magazine (you can
sign up for a free print subscription if you work at a tech company).
- Java World -
Great articles on Java programming topics and industry news.
- ONJava.com -
site dedicated to Java. As good as it sounds.
Server Side - Focuses on J2EE
The site also offers some excellent (and free!) PDF books.
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