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Author Topic: Links Page - Best Freeware Development?  (Read 4876 times)

vegas

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Links Page - Best Freeware Development?
« on: May 30, 2005, 01:17:31 PM »
Here is something I was thinking of when i first saw the links page here, but of course never followed up on it till now ;)  It would be nice to add Top Freeware Developers to the links page as well - if this is something that is doable.  This could be a long messy list, but i was thinking more along the lines of developers who have dedicated themselves over time to providing software  that is: quality, has a well designed interface, is complete, essential/invaluable, reliable, with up-to-date versions, including a wide selection of programs in freeware form.  I would love to kick of a list with three sites that come to mind: 

http://www.sysinternals.com
http://www.analogx.com/contents/news.htm
http://www.nirsoft.net/ (which is what reminded me of the whole idea when mouser posted that link)

I'm sure there are plenty others, I just don't feel like thinking that hard right now, it's a holiday ;)

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Re: Links Page - Best Freeware Development?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005, 01:34:09 PM »
i think this is a great idea.

i will add a section on list page for it today, but maybe it even deserves  its own special page if this list gets big enough.
these freeware developers deserve the recognition.

ps. analogx is great freeware developer.

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Re: Links Page - Best Freeware Development?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2005, 01:40:21 PM »
This could lead to some contention, but I'll bit hard on my tongue, or fingers, as it were.  :)

Nir Sofer is the best example I know of.
« Next Edit: Tomorrow at 12:13:47 AM by Scott »

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Re: Links Page - Best Freeware Development?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2005, 01:46:05 PM »
ive added those 3 posted by vegas since i agree that all 3 are excellent.
if our list of top freeware authors gets too big for the links page i propose we make a new page just for freeware author links.
i'd like to restrict the list to authors who have released like 3, 4, 5 or more freeware programs, otherwise it will just be too big a list.
So basically it will be a list of dedicated freeware authors who have a page with all their soft on it.

Separate question, should i add "Links" link to the top navigation bar at the top of each page?
is there room for it on everyone's screen?

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Re: Links Page - Best Freeware Development?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2005, 12:07:12 AM »
I'd add a separate page for these individual developers, since some — like the two SysInternals guys — are heroes.

__Karen's Power Tools

Here are others, but not necessarily great:
__Moon Software
__Xtort.net
__Kurt Zimmermann
« Last Edit: May 31, 2005, 12:09:05 AM by zridling »

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Re: Links Page - Best Freeware Development?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2005, 12:55:15 AM »
i added karen's.

moon software has some very nice tools, but in order to keep our list from growing out of control, i suggest we further restrict it to developers who focus (almost) entirely on freeware; this would exclude moon software.  there are just so many great freeware programs it would be folly for us to try to them justice so we'll have to be stingy about listing sites if we plan to keep with the idea of having a short list.

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Re: Links Page - Best Freeware Development?
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2005, 12:58:13 AM »
i also added a link to jan's freeware: http://jansfreeware.com/

this is an incredible collection of free delphi components and freeware utilities, games, etc.
one of those sites that makes you question your own productivity  :huh:

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Re: Links Page - Best Freeware Development?
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2005, 01:13:44 AM »
mouser,
regarding the link in the top menu for "links"  great idea.  I can't imagine anyone not having room for it, I'm running a laptop w/ a small screen and the headings only go about halfway across.  I am aware that there may be visually impaired viewers to the site and I have no idea of how a person with such a limitation has their screen setup, but I'm personally all for it. :up:
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