Here are a number of sites specialising in scripts and counters. When building your site any one of these sites will offer quick and easy methods of adding items such as counters, guest books, calendars etc. They certainly beat writing your own.
There are also several TUTORIAL sites that specialize in various sections of web design such as HTML and CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Worth mentioning is the web tutorial on Free Net Names site. It gives a good knowledge of forms counters etc and all the scripts are ready for pasting into HTML.

I am always needing new links on this subject so please send me  the details of  any good ones you find.


  • Java script source is a superb site for all kinds of java scripts such as clocks, forms, calendars and buttons. a great source.
  • Javascript is a superb source for loads of scripts and add on programs for web builders.
  • Java Boutique is a superb site for Java fans. This includes tutorials, forums and applets. A great resource. The Ticker tape java applet can be found here>>
  • Free Guest Book Do you need a decent guestbook? One that is 100% customizable? One that is reliable because the server doesn't go down all the time? Well look no further, it's here! gives you a nice fun guestbook on a reliable server, and you can change it's design to look however you want. No muss, no fuss, just a good free guestbook
  • Matts script archive offers a good selection of scripts such as guest books and animations.
    Two to try are Form mail which is a generic WWW form to e-mail gateway, which will parse the results of any form and send them to the specified user. It is very highly recommended by all the magazines and is up to version 1.92 at the time of writing.
    Another excellent one is simple search which allows you to integrate a keyword and boolean search program into your site so that users can search specified text and HTML documents.
  • Hitmatic: started offering basic statistical reports and hit counters. Hitmatic Version 4 was released in February 2000, for the first time encompassing multi-page tracking and real time visitor display. 
  • Ransons free scripts This site sells web design answers. It also has a good free script area. This link takes you to it.
  • Honesty Counters This site has a number of counter scripts available. Another good site.
  • Search engine watch provides tips and information about searching the web, analysis of the search engine industry and help to site owners trying to improve their ability to be found in search engines. 
  • Dogpile provides a site where you can get many types of software to improve your site. 
  • Craignet claims to be the ultimate reference in search engine tools for your site
  • Responders forms Put a request form on your site and get responses immediately. Ask your viewers up to 10 questions online, and get an email in seconds with all the answers!
  • Dave's quick search Deskbar is an add-on for the Windows Desktop Taskbar that lets you launch searches quickly. With dozens of search engines, a calculator, clock, calendar, and more in one little textbox, it's monster functionality in a flea-sized GUI is available from the source forge.
  •  This site gives e-mail help and interests on web related topics. You can download applets and scripts as well as tutorials and help. This is a different approach to resources but is a superb site.  You can also become a member and gain even more resources. A must visit site!
  • Free net name:  The tutorials will give you a step by step guide to how to build a basic website. Start by reading the information about HTML, which is the language you will need to use to build your own pages, then follow the rest of the guide for perfect results. An excellent basic course.
  • Free Internet Database is a site that specializes in counters of all kinds, cgi scripts, fonts etc. This site is a wealth of information and is a site you must visit to aid in site building.
  • 4 guys from rolla: A strange name for an excellent site. Gives tutorial in various aspects of site design such as CSS buttons, Flash, VB scripting etc. A very good site.
  • Web Counters is the company one I use for my counter.  After huge searches to find a good, free and reliable counter for my site I finally settled on this one. All the others either let me down or simply disappeared from the world. This company also offer a chargeable professional counter with support. Why not try it and set up your free counter here>>
  • Count Mania has over 40 styles of counter and various stats are available. There is a cost involved but its not very high.
  • Counter Guide is a great site that is the ultimate resource for counters and web traffic tools.
  • Counter.exe is a full 32 bit cgi program written for Windows NT environment. It offers one of the most customizable interface and great statistics tracking abilities.
  • Really Big: If you're building a Web site, you've come to the right place. We offer more than 5000 resources for web builders including free scripts, CGI, counters, fonts, html, java, clipart, animation, backgrounds, icons, HTML editors, buttons, photographs, site promotion, easy-to-follow Tips and Tricks, and much more. There ia a really big links page here>> where you can fine even more resource sites.
  • Site Gear: A massive selection of scripts and applets to help with your web site.
  • Atomz Search:  is the leading hosted application that makes it effortless to add a powerful site search engine to any Web site. This is the search engine I use so try it out.
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  • Script search is a superb link where you can search for a script in Pearl, Java, basic etc.
  • pico is the best searc engine for your web sitePico Search: is a fully professional Search Hosting™ service that gives you a search engine over the Internet to search your own website or any collection of websites. They also give excellent statistics but you need to manually request a re-indexing.
  • Want more hits has large amounts of information on how to place your site high on search engine lists. Good information here. 
  • Z-Nets script archive. This is the famous z-net's archive of scripts. There are loads of scripts available here and are worthy of a look.
  • The zen guide is similar with  large amounts of information on how to place your site high on search engine lists.
  • Editor Lite Editor Lite: Is a content editor that helps you create dynamic sites that are searchable easy to update and simple to manage.
    The Editor is a full featured suite of scripts to manage on online magazine, newspaper or corporate news section. Fully automated and allowing for multiple reporters, the Editor simplifies and manages your online publication from your browser. You can see the demo script in action here >>.


Cascading Style Sheets
  •  Anthony's CCS tutorial This tutorial uses the latest WC3 recommendation for Cascading Style Sheet level 1 and Cascading Style Sheets level 2. At present, Cascading Style Sheets level 3 is under development. Every example in this tutorial has been tested in Internet Explorer 5.5 and Netscape 6, so everything you see in this tutorial works cross browser (Internet Explorer and Netscape).

    This tutorial does not describe the use of HTML tags but only the use of Cascading Style Sheets. If you are not familiar with HTML tags you might consider visiting Anthony's HTML 4 tutorial first.
  • The definitive guide In many ways, the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) specification represents a unique development in the history of the World Wide Web. In its inherent ability to allow richly styled structural documents, CSS is both a step forward and a step backward--but it's a good step backward, and a needed one.
    To see what is meant by this, it is first necessary to understand how the Web got to the point of desperately needing something like CSS, and how CSS makes the web a better place for both page authors and web surfers
  • Style sheets level 1 This document is a W3C Recommendation. It has been reviewed by W3C ( Members and general consensus that the specification is appropriate for use has been reached. It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited as a normative reference from another document. W3C promotes widespread deployment of this Recommendation.
  • Web Reference tutorial. Cascading style sheets (CSS), when linked to an HTML document, define the properties of tag elements in that document. With CSS, web designers can control the look of a site from one central document. CSS is supported by Internet Explorer 3.01 or higher and Netscape 4.0.
  • Glish If you are looking for help making the transition to CSS layout (that's Cascading Style Sheets), you've come to the right place. I am cataloging here as many useful cross-browser CSS layout techniques as I can find, and some that I made up when I was bored last Thursday. All the examples on this site have been reduced to only their essential code, and you will find the source displayed on each page to hopefully make it quick and easy to understand the inner workings of the CSS. Feel free to steal all the code you find on this site, and consider linking back here on your site or in your source comments.
  • CSS Validation This is a CSS validator for Cascading Style Sheets, level 2.  You can run it on a web server, on the command line or use it in your new browser.


Cascading Style Sheets
  • CSS ZEN Garden This site offers a demonstration of what can be accomplished visually through CSS-based design. You can select any style sheet from a list to load it into the main page

    There is clearly a need for CSS to be taken seriously by graphic artists. The Zen Garden aims to excite, inspire, and encourage participation. To begin, view some of the existing designs in the list. Clicking on any one will load the style sheet into the main page. The code remains the same, the only thing that has changed is the external .css file. Yes, really. CSS allows complete and total control over the style of a hypertext document. The only way this can be illustrated in a way that gets people excited is by demonstrating what it can truly be and then you can try for yourself on your own web design.
  • Cascading Style Sheets is a means to separate the presentation from the structural markup of a web site. By applying a CSS style you have the ability to keep the structure of your document lean and fast, while controlling the appearance of the content.
  • WDG Design group Change the appearance of hundreds of Web pages by changing just one file... Influence presentation without losing visitors... All with the power and flexibility of Web style sheets.

  • Style sheet Earthweb reference Imagine a Web where there are no proprietary extensions. Where browsers compete in speed and utility, not by the number of new HTML extensions they have. Where designers have complete control over the layout and style of every element in their Web pages and one change can affect thousands of pages instantly. That's the promise of style sheets.
  • ADOBE tutorial on CSS. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are used in Web page design as efficient and effective methods of defining and organizing styles for text and graphics displays on a Web page or entire site. SVG supports CSS2 definition style sheets and so can be authored using inline, embedded, and external style sheets. Everything from text attributes to layout (as in line spacing) and graphic attributes (fill and stroke properties) can be defined as styles
  • CSS bugs Bjoern Hoehrmann has provided IE5 test cases for CSS bugs. NGLayout bugs have been summarized by David Baron. The 'bugs' are arranged by browser version, in reverse chronological order by release date.
  • CSS Mill. A superb site that will generate CSS scripts on line, then enable you to input the script to your page. A simple idea put to great use
  • Top Style tap into the power of cascading style sheets (CSS) and XHTML with TopStyle Pro 3.0! Written by Nick Bradbury, creator of HomeSite, TopStyle Pro contains powerful tools for building standards-compliant sites.


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