Online Generators

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One can discuss whether web-generators are useful or not. On the one hand, they don’t challenge our creativity, but on the other hand they make our life easier and save our precious time. However, it doesn’t matter really. What matters is that we use them if we have to solve some problem quickly and efficiently. We’ve taken a look at the most useful online-generators for web-development and listed them below. Links checked: May/10 2008 – screenshots added.

ascii generators

  • ASCII Artist
    This little program converts your picture to ASCII text art
  • ASCII Generator
    Generate a ASCII graphic from a word or text. Over 130 fonts.
  • ASCII-O-Matic
    is a web application that can convert an image into ASCII Art dynamically

color generators

css generators

domain name generators

  • Nameboy
    free domain name generator, search and creation
  • DNGenerator.com
    Domain Name Generator with Domain Name Finder to register domain names if expired domain names
  • Domain name generator
    Intelligent random name generator that finds available domains and unique business names.

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  • Domain Name Generator
    Domain Name Generator will produce a list of possible domain name ideas based on the word or phrase you input.
  • Namedroppers
    We provide a more efficient method for finding and generating domain names. Search for domain names using multiple keywords
  • Whoix?
    Domain Name Wizard

email generators

  • Advanced Email Link Generator
    Advanced Email Link Generator with Anti-Spam Encoder
  • E-Mail Icon Generator
    For GMail, Hotmail, MSN, Yahoo!, AOL and many more!
  • Email Riddler
    Email Riddler is an online tool that encrypts and transform your email address into a series of numbers when displaying it, making it virtually impossible for spam harvesters to crawl and add your email to their list.
  • NeedASig
    Email and Forum Signature Icon Generator

favicon generators

  • Favicon Generator
    Make Free Favicons – Create a Favicon.ico Design
  • FavIcon Generator (beta)
    Use this online tool to easily create a favorites icon (favicon) for your site
  • FavIcon from Pics
    How to create a favicon.ico for your website
  • Favicon.ico Maker
    Upload a 16 x 16 pixel PNG and click ‘Faviconify!’ to create a favicon for your website. This favicon maker supports alpha transparency.

flash generators

form generators

  • Accessible Form Builder
    Generate XHTML-compliant accessible forms quicky and easily
  • Accessible Form Creator
    allows you to create forms for web sites containing all the additional markup required to make the forms accessible under Section 508 standards and the W3C WCAG 1.0 Priority 1-3 Guidelines.
  • Contact Form Generator
    The free Website Contact Form Generator utility enables you to create form-to-email scripts for your ASP, PHP or Perl web site with no programming skills needed.
  • CSS Form Code Maker
    Generates ‘Colorful Box Layout’ For Forms
  • Form Element Generator
    allows you to create forms for web sites containing all the additional markup required to make the forms accessible under Section 508 standards and the W3C WCAG 1.0 Priority 1-3 Guidelines.
  • FormLogix
    FormLogix is an online web database and form generator solution.Free
  • JotForm
    Web Based WYSIWYG Form Builder
  • PHP FormMail Generator
    A tool to create ready-to-use web forms in a flash. Once the form has been generated, you have a full functional web form. Including error checking of required fields, email address validation, credit card number & expiry date checking, multiple attachments sending, and email auto responding.
  • Wufoo
    Making forms easy + fast + fun.
  • Web Form Factory
    Open Source Web Form Generator

fun & humor

graphics & image generators

htaccess generators

  • Htaccess Disable Hotlinking Code Generator
    If people are ‘hotlinking’ to your image files, they are using your bandwidth which you will ultimately pay for. You can stop this from happening by placing a ‘.htaccess’ file in the folder where your images are stored…
  • .htaccess File Generator
    Apache htaccess file generator
  • .htaccess Generator
    .htaccess generator – will generate the files you need (.htaccess and .htpasswd) to password protect a directory of your website.
  • .htaccess Generator
    Create Encrypted Passwords in seconds
  • mod_rewrite RewriteRule Generator
    Our mod_rewrite RewriteRule generator will take a dynamic url given to it, and generate the correct syntax to place in a .htaccess file to allow the url to be rewritten in a spiderable format
  • URL Rewrite (mod_rewrite)
    With this tool you can generate dynamic urls to search engine friendly urls..

metatag generators

  • META builder
    This form will generate HTML META tags suitable for inclusion in your HTML document.
  • Meta Tag Generator
    Use this tool to generate a search engine friendly Head Tag for your web site
  • Title & Meta Tags Generator
    his code generator will build the title and meta tags for your site to help improve your website’s search engine ranking using our Meta Tag Generator
  • META Tag Generator
    Fast track creating your META tags with our advanced META tag generator. Just select the META tags you would like and let our META tag generator spit out the code for you
  • META Tag Generator
    Here‘s an easy to way to generate your META tags. Fill in the form and hit ‘submit‘

misc generators

  • amazonbox
    Create RSS or Atom feeds for Amazon wishlists.
  • Backlink Builder
    Building Quality backlinks is one of the most important factors in Search Engine Optimization…
  • FontEditor BitfontMaker
    Online bitmap font editor
  • HTML to JavaScript Convertor
    This tool takes your markup and converts it to a series of document.write() statements that you can use in a block of JavaScript.
  • Insta-Select
    Insta-Select – An easy “select” list generator
  • Pretty Printer for PHP, Java, C++, C, Perl, JavaScript, CSS
    This is a source code beautifier (source code formatter), similiar to indent. Please make a backup before you replace your code!
  • Quick Escape
    It’s a tool that lets you quickly paste in HTML and for that to be converted to escaped characters which can be pasted back in to your HTML source code so that it renders on screen.
  • Response.Right
    Response.Right converts text/HTML to server-side write statements in PHP, ASP, JavaScript and Perl.
  • Screenshot Generator
    Screenshot generator to see your site on a Macintosh G5 in Safari, MacIE or Mozilla.
  • XFN (XHTML Friends Network) Link Creator
    Create XFN-friendly links at the press of a few buttons
  • Yes No Now!
    It’s a tool for quickly generating accessible, XHTML-compliant yes/no radio button choices from a list, that’s what.
  • Browsershots
    Free screenshots of your web design in different browsers
  • iCapture
    Safari Screenshots
  • Screenshot Generator
    Screenshot generator to see your site on a Macintosh G5 in Safari, MacIE or Mozilla.
  • Webimpressum-Assistent (German)
    Webimpressum schnell erstellen

password generators

pdf generators

  • html2pdf
    Type the URL of a Webpage of your Choice to generate a PDF file
  • Notepad Generator – 1.0.0a
    This tool allows you to customize a PDF notepad.
  • PDFCreator
    PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files from nearly any Windows application.
  • PDF Online
    Quickly and easily convert your documents into PDF from anywhere in the world
  • RSS 2 PDF (Beta)
    Free Online RSS, Atom or OPML to PDF Generator

php & MySQL generators

popup generators

  • Accessible Pop-up Window Generator
    Create pop-ups that are accessible and search engine-friendly
  • Popup Window Generator
    Use Eric’s Popup window Generator to easily add popup windows to your site!
  • Popup Window Maker
    Fill out the specifications of the popup window you would like to use, including the URL and the various options such as menubars, toolbars, scrollbars, etc, and click the generate button

robots.txt generators

rss generators

sitemap generators

text generators

  • Lorem Ipsum Generator
    Generator for randomized typographic filler text
  • Lorem Ipsum
    All the facts – Lipsum generator
  • Malevole – Text Generator
    This text generator has been developed based on years of careful research and is guaranteed to improve even the most lacklustre of designs.
  • Typetester
    The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen.

tooltip generators

  • DHTML Tooltip Generator
    Sometimes the HTML “alt=” isn’t enough to relay the detail you’d like it to. Here is a tool that will allow you to give your users more interactive tooltips.
  • Flash Tooltip Generator
    Free online flash generator create a flash tooltip

weblog generators

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  1. 1

    Really an amazing list. Very useful, thanks!

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    Nice, but something is missing :
    a Javascript Obfuscator

    But as yaph said, this is a very useful list.

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    the deep of the internet is infinite.
    so, it is ever heavier to find some effectifes.
    this is a graet helpful list ! thumbs up.
    and thaks for your usful post .

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  4. 4

    Nice work! I was really surprised by http://www.stripgenerator.com/

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  5. 5

    I recently found a very interesting website:
    http://alreadylinked.com/
    There you can purchase ad space for your Blog etc.

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  6. 6

    It’s cool!!!!

    Thanks!!!!

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  7. 7

    Great list. I can add two more. You can decide which category.

    Cornell Notetaking Method PDF Generator
    http://eleven21.com/notetaker/

    Multiple types of flyers (PDF format) from TheFlyerMan.com
    http://www.TheFlyerMan.com

    Thanks again!

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  8. 8

    Missing from your list:

    VMware Configuration Generators:
    EasyVMX http://www.easyvmx.com
    VMBuilder http://www.dcgrendel.be/vmbuilder

    Note: I am the author of VMBuilder.

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    I forgot just how amazing Dreamlines is. Now I have it running on my second monitor, dreaming away…

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    Nice! You should also add
    http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/
    and it generates -you guessed it!- fake names with lots of information too.

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  11. 11

    Nice and very useful list.

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    Awesome list! Here’s a graph paper generator:

    http://www.pdfpad.com/graphpaper/

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  13. 13

    You forgot the Google Logo generator. http://googlemyway.com
    Nice way to fool your friend. ;-)

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    Nice one… check out http://www.asciimaps.com for ASCII maps based on Google Maps.

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    You forgot the the Image Mosaic Generator: http://www.adelaider.com/image-mosaic/ :)

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  16. 16

    Is there also an online E-card generator?

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    Hi,

    there is a pastebin called Attachr that generates highlighted source code from your plain text code:

    http://attachr.com

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    Generators! Who’d a’ thunk it! This will be a great little tidbit for the the readers over at Internet Success Tools Newsletter. I always like lists and the ones here for internet marketers is pretty useful. Especially the RSS, Sitemap and RSS stuff. http://www.internetmarketingtoolz.com/newslettersubscribe.htm

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    Patrick Fitzgerald

    November 11, 2006 12:35 am

    HTML/JavaScript slideshow generator:
    http://www.barelyfitz.com/projects/slideshow/wizard/

    EBAY image slideshow generator:
    http://www.barelyfitz.com/projects/slideshow/auction/

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    Very useful list and I have used some of those CSS generators myself. Here’s a link to my own free contact form maker http://www.bitesoftware.com/trialversions.html#freecontactform

    I’ll definitely bookmark this page though, some of these forms are really useful! Thanks guys!

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  21. 21

    good. I can add one more link.
    Tamkey CSS generator to modify an existing sylesheet.
    http://tamkey.yarea.net/

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  22. 22

    One helluva list, general!

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    A free desktop generator

    you can try this new generator to fit your mood and sense of style. If you hate cluttered desktops, you’ll likely enjoy customizable desktop backgrounds with sidebar themes ;-)

    http://www.desk24.com

    Thanks again!

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  24. 24

    Official Seal Generator seems pretty neat too :)

    http://www.says-it.com/seal/index.php

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  25. 25

    Any chance of a word to html generator, which produces a clean html file that doesn’t invoke the Internet explorer security warning header?

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  26. 26

    Wow this are links to easy problems.
    Thanks alot.
    A

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  27. 27

    I just wonder if anybody out there who has successfully created an online signature generator. What is some kind of a desktop or web-based software that will let you enter data about yourself including your complete name and then produce some signature suggestions for you. There are many artists who can do this for you especially for the celebrity signatures but I haven’t seen yet that is a computer generated sig.

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    Similar to “HTML to JavaScript Convertor” you posted, but generating DOM from HTML, as opposed to document.write()s:
    http://www.html2dom.com/

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    just one word

    “WOW”

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    This is the single most USEFUL page on the Internet! I only wish I’d found it MUCH sooner. Well, I’ll make up for lost time and be back here oh … maybe six more times today alone!

    If I had friends, I’d tell them about this.

    Grope

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  32. 32

    Hey, I didn’t see any business card creators.
    http://bizcardcreator.com

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  33. 33

    Cool collection man :D

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  34. 34

    Thanks for ur information…
    btw, my I repost this article into my blog so I can share it with my friends :-D

    And off course I’ll credit this article into this site. ;)

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    Here’s one for the fun and humor category.
    It’s a Phony ATM Receipt Generator.
    http://www.jackandjacks.com/atm/

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  36. 36

    This was very useful.

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  37. 37

    It’s so cool, thank u so much.

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  38. 38

    Oh my goodness, it just goes on and on – this is awesome!!!

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  39. 39

    Hi, GENNIT is an online code generator which does multiple things. Currently it has XHTML generator, Castle ActiveRecord generator and Facebook API templates. GENNIT.com is the link.

    Thanks.

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    I love this site, so thank you

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    Here’s one you missed : http://www.thefreelogomakers.com/generators/

    Renders your text on top of any of 600 different backgrounds.

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    Don’t forget to check it out. A rounded box generator at GetRoundedBox.com.

    It turns your PNG image box into sliced images in html table. You can also slice the image in your way and download it in zip file.

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    nice and very useful collections.

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  44. 44

    “Wowwwww” What a great, tip!

    Thank you so much.

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  45. 45

    This is a great list. I use different types of generators all the time. I still have to think about things and designs creatively – this just means I spend less time doing manual tasks and spend more time on things that are productive.

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  46. 46

    Excellent Information … It must have taken lots of efforts to complie this list.

    Great Job !!

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  47. 47

    wow this is an amazing resource.

    specially the tooltip one. I was always looking for it and in searching google found this article.

    Amazing collection. Thanks alot

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    I did not knew that creating a CSS template could be this easy. At this moment I created 3 templates using this tool I found here: Free CSS Template Code Generator. Thanks

    You made me bookmark this article!

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  49. 49

    I also like this one. Quick Favicon

    Worth a mention! Two to choose from.

    Joe

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  50. 50

    Just what I was searching for …
    Thanks for compiling such a great resource list.
    :)

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    I forgot just how amazing Dreamlines is. Now I have it running on my second monitor, dreaming away…

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    Web Design Wexford

    September 7, 2007 3:34 am

    Great Article also menu bars, either horizontally or vertically, are the most common factors of allowing users to move through your site.

    Your visitors need to easily be able to navigate around your site; if not they might get frustrated and leave. Also when your website is easy to navigate around visitors are more likely to return to finish reading certain articles that they were interested in, but didn’t have time to read. Search engines also look at how easy your website is to navigate when they send their spiders in to crawl your site.

    A more easily navigable site could help your search engine ranking, which we are trying to get.

    Stephen

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  53. 53

    The favicon generator to rule them all. :-)

    Favicon Generator

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  54. 54

    color blender is the best color match solution

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    Linda Martin-Peoples

    November 23, 2007 8:22 am

    I am absolutely flabbergasted at the amount of research and effort that went into this site!
    And the useful comments of your readers added just that much more to it! I will definitely be mentioning this work in my own Blog! BRAVO!
    ~Linda~

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