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Clean Up Your HTML

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If you need to find errors within your HTML or you simply want clean up your code, the online version of HTML Tidy can help. Simply add your URL, copy and paste your HTML code, or up load your file. Then define a few settings like your output and character encoding and this free web tool will do the rest.

Besides explanations about your messy code, HTML Tidy will clean up characters not allowed with your encoding, incomplete tags, redundant tags, unknown tags, invalid character codes and so on. The output is ready to be copied and pasted. One thing the tool is lacking is line numbering, which would make it easier to identify where your errors are.

html tidy screen to clean up your html

Geographical Location Names

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If you’re working on a project that uses location names, you can use Geonames.org for your research and to download databases of location names from around the world free of charge. GeoNames integrates geographical data such as names of places in various languages, elevation, population and more from various sources.

This geographical database is available for download free of charge under a creative commons attribution license. It contains over 10 million geographical names and consists of 7.5 million unique features, 2.8 million populated places and 5.5 million alternate names. It also offers some population and area statistics. According to the site Geonames users include Ubuntu, Apple’s SnowLeopard, Bing Maps, The New York Times and more.

 

geo location population density map

QR Barcode Creator

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There are dozens of QR barcode creators available, but the one on QRStuff.com is one of the more versatile ones, letting you create the barcode in color and select from 14 different data types. After creating your QR barcode, you’ll be able to print it (PNG or raster PDF), get analytics (when you register), email it, or use it to create t-shirts and other products via the Zazzle print-on-demand website.

The site offers paid options to create the barcode in high resolution, batch processing, save your codes and more. Click here for more info on QR barcodes.

qr barcode

Mobile Service Providers That Offer Free E-Mail to SMS Interface

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Many mobile service providers from around the world offer free e-mail to SMS service (receiver may still be charged). For a list of companies that will allow you to send free SMS from your web applications visit Uptime Robot. It’s not always possible to get internet access to check e-mails, but you can receive an SMS anywhere you can make a call on a cell phone.

Google’s Own URL Shortener

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Google has it’s own URL shortener at goo.gl. According to Matt Cutt’s blog it was created so Google could use it for its own products, but then they decided to make it available to the public. If you log in to your Google account, you’ll get analytics and history features for the URLs you’ve shortened with number clicks, traffic sources and visitor profiles. Looks like it doesn’t have a feature yet to preview the full URL before clicking on it.