Archive for May, 2007

NetLimiter allows you to test site performance at a slower download speed

One of my clients recently ran across a great tool for simulating a low-bandwidth connection to a site.  In his case, he was trying to verify that media could properly stream for users accessing the site via a slower DSL connection.

The solution — NetLimiter (

NetLimiter is an ultimate internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed for Windows. You can use NetLimiter to set download/upload transfer rate limits for applications or even single connection and monitor their internet traffic.

Along with this unique feature, Netlimiter offers comprehensive set of internet statistical tools. It includes real-time traffic measurement and long-term per-application internet More >

Color harmonies

I’ve been meaning to post this to my blog for a while:

Easy RGB Color Harmonies calculator

Just enter your color in the boxes provided.  You can use either decimal (0-255, or 0-1) or hexadecimal (00-FF) values.  On the next screen, you’ll get a grid of complimentary colors based on the color you provided.  Color values are provided in decimal and hexadecimal forms.  This is a really great tool for getting color ideas for web projects.