Papa Mike Creations© ... The Designers Resource

Button Maker


Online Graphic Editors


Handy Tool


ASCII Guide


Drawing Table


Transparent App. Icons

Download the complete package of 65 (2.2mb) transparent icons HERE. Original size 256X256 resizable png icons.


Icons for designers ... Download the entire package (11mb) of resizable icons HERE.


     Web Content
" Icons ... Grab The Ones You Want"

These are 100px X 100px resizable without lose of resolution . . Their original size is 512px X 512px

Get The Entire Package ... HERE The File Is 3.5mb and 300 icons.  And 30 security based vector icons HERE.

 


Transparent wood accent icons with original size 256 X 256px (1.3mb) and resizable. Download entire package of 16 icons HERE.




     Admin
" Best Web Host For 2017"

Web Host Award Price
Bluehost Top Overall Host 2.95/mo
Hostgator Best Host To Grow With 3.48/mo
Ehost Best Value 2.75/mo
Siteground Best 24/7 Support

3.95/mo

 

For a better view of the overall 'Top 10' Hosting Websites, give them a visit ... HERE ...




     Software
" The Popular And Not So Popular Browsers"

Since 1995 I have possibly used more Internet Explorer copycat browsers than most people.  Here are some  'popular' browsers and some you might not have heard of. I am a Chrome user now and have been for a long time.

 

A word of caution, be sure that you download and install the most current version of any browser from the browsers official download site.  Some earlier versions may have had problems and if you download one of these earlier versions you are going to be inheriting those problems. Maxthon is a good browser if you download Version 5 but earlier versions reported your personal information to a server in China where the browser is created. Always go to the website and get the latest version.  I linked the browsers below so that you are taken to the offering page.

 

For some reason, Opera and Maxthon browsers do not allow for download from a secure site and a secure site isn't that hard to obtain, my site is secure and I make sure that no unsecured plugins are allowed.

 


Opera ...

I've used this one

but haven't kept

up with it.

Maxthon ...

Get Version 5.


Firefox ...

a really good one


Microsoft Edge ...

Not what I expected

it's actually really good.


Safari ... 

Here's a good browser

for Mac users.


Google Chrome ...

Here's my favorite.

 

Opera

Vivaldi

Konqueror

Learn more about the ton of browsers out there at Softonic.




     Software
" Windows 10 Pro/Con"

This short article was taken from pcmag.com and briefly spells out the pro and con of Windows 10.  I upgraded simply because I kept getting upgrade notices from Microsoft.  And, I discovered that it's a pretty good Operating System and what's really good about it is the fact that it's free.

 

PROS:

Fast startup. Rich software and device ecosystem. Touch-screen support. Biometric login with Windows Hello. Fast, compatible Edge web browser. Better gaming. Improved privacy. Ebook store.

CONS:

Separate Settings app and Control Panel. Lacks video editing app. Windows 10 Mobile is not widely used.

BOTTOM  LINE:

Windows 10 delivers a host of new technology that makes interacting with your PC more natural than ever. And it just keeps getting better. Creators Update adds many gaming features, an ebook store, and improved privacy options.

 




     CMS
" Content Management Systems"

WordPress
     

 ocPortal

       Drupal

Joomla
     
WebGUI
   
  MODX
      
Rubedo
     
eZ Publish Box
     
 

 





~ RavenNuke ~

Get your free copy of

RavenNuke ~

It's user-friendly and secure.

I am using it here.

The 'Nuke' CMS, in general, has died on the vine.

But you can see here just what can be done with RavenNuke and an imagination.


Good Scripts
  1.  Back To Top Script
    Here's the script I use, it send's you to the top of the page.

  2.  Bootstrap Slider
    If you like the slider then you will like getting the package. Click the link above to download it. It's FREE. Have fun with it.

  3.  Google Sites
    Did you know that you can design a website using Google? They have a WYSIWYG available for those who aren't into coding.

  4.  Blooger
    Do you have Wordpress, no? Maybe Blooger is for you. Get a free domain from Blooger or buy your own.

  5.  Need Fonts?
    Get 1,100 (44mb) FREE fonts. An excellent collection.

  6.  Old XP Paint
    Download from website.Are you missing the old Paint program for Win XP? Yes? Then get a copy of it for Win XP, 7, 8 and 10.

  7.  Mobrise
    Here's a FREE one and a really great tool for building your own website. I am test driving it now and may be able to report more later.


~ FREE FONTS ~

~ SQL ~

Structured Query LanguageSQL is used to communicate with a database. According to ANSI (American National Standards Institute), it is the standard language for relational database management systems. If you are running a CMS like Wordpress or any other site that stores data then it's a good bet you are using a SQL database, it has always been that popular.


Linux OS's

This my favorite and the one I use.
In my opinion, Ubuntu is the best Linux OS out there.  That might be because I use it.
I have not used this one but people who have say it's a good choice.
I Can't tell you much about OpenSuse other than what I've heard from other people who use it. Follow the link to their website to learn more.
Fedora is one that I have been wanting to test drive but never get around to it.
Fedora is one of those OS's that I have been wanting to test drive but just haven't found the time to work with it.


~ JotForm ~

 

 

 

I've been around for a long time and I've also been using JotForm for a long time. I have never been able to find a better solution to forms creation. You should try it for free.

 


~ jAlbum ~

I can't remember what it was that turned me onto jAlbum but I'm glad I started using it. I used it here to build my galleries. It has a 30 day trial period and it's definitely a very sexy product.

 


~ phpMyAdmin ~

Having trouble getting your database going? Visit this website for help and a demo.  Also, for getting those large SQL files installed to your database go to Big Dump. For specialized help contact your customer service techs.


XAMPP Home Server

I use XAMPP and have for years. I use a computer that is not connected to the Internet, work on my theming system then upload it here so I can fine tune things.  It's a good server with auto-install and also has Softaculas installed so that you can install, on your computer, a lot of good software titles. Some people turn XAMPP into a web-based server and load their sites directly from their own server.  I DO NOT recommend this!


~ Drop Down Menus ~

Got a website? Visit these guys and create a Menu for it. You can see my menu at the top of this site. They have a 14-day free trial option where you get full benefits.


~ What are Favicons? ~

favicon-generator

Favicons are small 16x16 icon files that are displayed next to the URL of your site in a browser's address bar. Additionally, they're often displayed next to the name of your site in a user's list of open tabs and bookmark listings making it easier for the user to quickly identify amongst other sites.

My logo image is 80px X 80px and  has been my trademark since 1995 it is also my favicon at 16px X 16px. Look at the top of my page on the tab and you'll see it. Follow the link above to create your own or see what else is offered.

 


Anti Virus Software

#1 Antivirus 2017, Advertised as FREE .....
Fast & Simple to Use, Removes Malware, Adware, Spyware.
NOTE: Only try this product if you don't have antivirus software installed.
 
I usually test drive any product before I add it to my site. But, as of this writing, I haven't and that's only because I have a professional version of SpyBot installed on my machine.  I don't know about you but anytime I see an antivirus software that's free I instantly start looking on the website for pricing information - I looked but couldn't find any.  However, when a site offers 'Free Download' it's usually a piece of shareware.
 
When I visited the site I immediately went to the product reviews and there it was .. not free at all!
 

NotePad ++

 

I've used Notepad++ for years. It is described as a text editor and that pretty much says it all.  You will need to know how to code if you want to start using NotePad++ but for those who do decide to give it a try won't be disappointed. ONLY download from its official site!


Axialis
Icons by Axialis
Grab some FREE icons.

Software Sites

 

Major Geeks

 is another old timer. This site offers most application software. Major Geeks offers freeware, shareware, bundleware and open source for Linux systems and the windows os versions that the software supports. They offer previews, screenshots, links to the creator's website, reviews and more for the vast majority of the software offered here.

 

Snap Files 

is well managed and offers freeware and shareware with reviews on each piece of software from both staff and users.

 

 

Softpedia 

has taken on a strange appearance. It's categorized well but it gives off the appearance of a news site. It's so unusual for a download site that you gotta love it.

 

Freeware Files 

chocked full of freeware. This site is well laid out and categorized with a review system. I saw a couple of apps that I thought about downloading.

 

File Hippo 

has been around forever. I noticed that they've done some work on their site. As with any large download site be careful about downloading embedded adware. Especially in the freeware stuff.

 

File Forum 

has a lot of shareware that you can download. There's a review system with quite a few that haven't been reviewed (watch out for those).