The following tools and services will help you check that your website design is functioning properly. Design marketplaces are also listed.
A design contest service where you can have designers design something to your specification such as a logo, blog design, or banner. You then choose which one you like the best.
Bing Webmaster Tools
A range of free webmaster tools, statistics, and resources, for Microsoft’s search engine Bing.
A great tool that lets you check how your blog looks on dozens of different browsers. It is very useful for spotting blog design errors.
Color Scheme Designer
The perfect tool for choosing your next color scheme. There are many preset color schemes to choose from, together with useful options such as undo and redo.
A design contest marketplace for logos and designs. The average competition receives over 100 entries.
Lots of great CSS tools such as a gradient, border radius and box shadow generator.
Lots of great free design tools such as a favicon generator, color palette generator, and ASCII Art Generator.
Google Webmaster Tools
An essential set of tools and resources for checking your blog’s settings and performance on Google.
A logo design contest service that boasts over 15,000 logo designers. Most competitions get a few hundred entries.
A logo design contest service that promises at least 50 entries per competition.
Online Meta Tag
A free tool that helps you generate the meta information for your blog.
A free service that promises to “test everything”. It features CSS and HTML validators, SEO tools, text tools, image tools, and much more.
Test any web page in any window size. Bizarrely, the free service also tells you how many minutes and seconds your computer clock is.
Adds a link back to your blog whenever someone highlights your content via copy and paste.
W3 Markup Validation Service
Check the markup of your blog pages using the official markup validation service.
A handy tool that lets you see who is hosting any website on the internet.
An online form builder that lets you create beautiful contact forms. You can create up to three forms free, however additional plans and entries require you to subscribe to a monthly subscription.
A collection of network tools such as an IP checker, a reverse IP domain checker to see what other websites are hosted on a network, and whois lookup tool for checking domain names.