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Which browser should a web developer use?

Short answer: All of them. Long answer: As a web developer you won't get around testing and debugging your applications regularly with multiple browsers. No matter how much you like BrowserX and ...
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How do I test my sites in IE?

I would recommend you to use Virtual Machine (VM), Windows Virtual PC & Browserstack | Modern.IE which is available for OSX, Linux or Windows. As far as the instruction goes, Download the ...
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Website Link Checker for Linux

As there were no recommendations, I've ended up using LinkChecker. While most of the cons I've listed with my question remained, using the newest version from the author's site went better than ...
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HTML editor / IDE for beginners

A dedicated editor for web dev is Adobe Brackets, an awesome piece of open-source software. Here's some features it has you won't find in other editors: Live preview: You can set it up so that when ...
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Alternative to Font Awesome

Friconix is my favorite Font Awesome alternative All the icons are free it uses CDN Easy to customize (explanations on the home page and Quick Started Guide are clear) I already requested an icon, ...
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Download all remote assets js,css into local machine in a batch

You can use GNU wget: free and open source Linux, Windows, Mac (brew install wget) CLI To download all remote assets js,css into local machine in a batch, you can use wget --page-requisites http://...
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Software for Website Mockups (Win/Linux)

My recommendation won't fit all your must-have requirements, but as far as I know its the best thats out there that comes close so I want to show it anyway. I've used Balsamic Mockups in the past to ...
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Chrome extension for changing color based on URL

Is URLColors perhaps the extension you're looking for? https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/urlcolors/jjccpcminoppplpmcfghflolejbdkekm
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Web Server for Android

Bit Web Server seems to be that. Lighttpd PHP MySQL PHPMyAdmin It costs about 2USD though. There is a free version with a documented limitation "Cannot access MySQL database", which sounds like a ...
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Stack Exchange-like open-source platform where questions are suggestions and answers are input, never solutions

Have you looked at Osqa? I've noticed a few sites that have been using it for similar purposes. Out of the box it seems a pretty good stackexchange clone. Given a little styling to look more like a ...
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Live chat software for sales driven website

Everything you are looking for is available with our product http://www.ChatNox.com We could talk further if you can come on our website for a chat and discuss. You can also write to me nicole at ...
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Plugin to enable HTML tag auto-closing in Notepad++

Notepad++ already has an option to do that. You just need to activate it under Settings -> Preferences -> Auto completion Check Enable auto-completion on each input (optional) Check html/xml close ...
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IDE for web development (including PHP and JS)

Maybe you could have a look at NetBeans. It is Java based, but it's much, much smoother than Eclipse. works everywhere fast (startup takes a few seconds but no slowdowns after that) HTML/CSS/PHP/JS ...
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IDE for web development (including PHP and JS)

I'm sure you have looked into PhpStorm. Even though it's not free, it's still one of the most used IDEs in the world. It's fast (in my experience) It's great at code recognition/completion (based on ...
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IDE for web development (including PHP and JS)

PHP Storm is very likely what you will need. (please see the video link at bottom...can't recommend those enough) - Extremely fast -- there's nothing more annoying that a slow/stuttery IDE IMO ...
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Cross-browser compatibility software

Test Browsers In Virtual Machines You can fire up a virtual machine with a specific browser installed and test against that. There are various possible sources of the VM images: IE Versions and ...
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Windows HTML/CSS editor that has live preview?

Brackets is a free, open source editor based on web technologies with a primary focus on web development. It is cross-platform and is backed by Adobe. Using Live Preview, Brackets pushes code edits ...
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Remote storage software for my web development projects

There are many options that would work: Git may be a good option even if (currently) it is only you working in the project (personally, I would go with this one) SVN (but, why? git is better even if ...
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Alternative to Firefox and Chrome with an element inspector?

The problem with "trustworthy" is that trust isn't something one can be recommended to...it's something that you gotta have. (I didn't watch the video but I'm sure you can technically do a rant about ...
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Tool to remove unused CSS

I have made this browser based online unused CSS remover tool. Features: Browser based. Nothing to install. Checks CSS against multiple urls. Provides options for manually selecting/deselecting items ...
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HTML editor / IDE for beginners

My ultimate favorite IDE = Netbeans Customized Theme: Basic Theme: It's very plain, the more you use it, the more you learn it. Just hit open and open you html files, or drag&drop them from ...
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Easy Web interface development framework

You may want to consider bootstrap. You will need some reading, but it's quite fast to have something good-looking. Trouble is, it will also look like a loot of other websites. Regarding your needs, ...
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High-Level JS library for interactive network graph?

You can use the JavaScript library D3.js (BSD license), it contains some nice function to present the data as an interactive network: More examples.
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URI percent-encoding of characters (UTF-8)

As answered on askubuntu you could run some Python code. # To encode: python -c "import urllib, sys; print urllib.quote(sys.argv[1])" "String to encode" # To decode: python -c "import urllib, sys; ...
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IDE for web development (including PHP and JS)

By extremely fast I assume you exclude Eclipse. I feel that Sublime Text suits your requirements: trial has no limit in time or features but $70 must be paid for continual use (nagware) works on ...
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IDE specifically for layout and design of regular web applications?

The new WYSIWYG editors Good for mockuping and initial design. Bad for working on an existing app. Macaw, Sketch, Pinegrow or even Photoshop + Brackets ✔ Provide higher abstractions in regards to ...
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IDE's (Integrated Development Environments) geared towards Web Development, for OS X

You should take a look at the Eric IDE: From your list: Mac - Yes & Windows & Linux Ruby on Rails and/or Python PHP (least important) - Written for Ruby & Python Debugging (in the browser,...
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Free GUI website builder for Windows 10

So far I have been using an application called Pingendo. It's a great program for creating simple webpages but I would like something a little more powerful like Pinegrow. It meets all my requirements....
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Web development code editor for Mac

You can try WebStorm. Based on your requirements it has: Instant autocomplete/autosuggest for HTML, CSS, and JS. I am not sure about PHP, but you try PHPStorm for that. Highlight blocks (either like ...
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IDE with preview of HTML, CSS and JavaScript websites

Adobe Brackets provides live previews of your pages and has a lot of convenient features for web developers. From their site: Also, there are plugins like W3C Validation to check for errors, but I ...
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