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To make a website stand out is hard these days. Great content can be found everywhere, you just have to look for it. But how about something really special? Something like this:

No one here at WebsiteToolTester is able to do something like this. But fortunately there are nice people who do these kinds of things for a fixed amount of $5 only.

I was actually looking for someone to do a voice over for a couple of videos when I discovered Fiverr. A website that offers all kinds of crazy stuff, so called Gigs. You can find the Gig I used here. And that’s not all by far – you can have your website reviewed for five bucks or get a makeover for your own photo. And there is tons more.

Even more ways to make your website stand out:

Get a stylish font for free

dafont

Exactly what we did with our WebsiteTool>>Tester font you can see at the top of the page – we got it at dafont.com. To play around with your new font just get a free Photoshop alternative.

 

Add a screencast to your site – at no cost

screenr

If you are in a hurry, try Screenr. Definitely the fastest way to create a screencast. Camstudio.org is more sophisticated but still free. In combination with a good headset and a free software like Windows Movie Maker you can create nice tutorials or demos for your audience.

 

Build a community – with a free forum

Talki

While there are certainly a lot of open source forum options available they always require web space and are not that easy to implement for a non-technical person. Tal.ki enables you to build a forum very fast and integrates well with Weebly, the (free, of course) online website builder.

 

Let your visitors give you feedback more easily

disqus
Blogs usually provide a commenting feature. But sometimes there are static pages or landing pages that would be more valuable if users could add their feedback. Try Disqus and add a comments box to any of your web pages. (You can see it in action right on WebsiteToolTester).

 

Create a presentation – but not one of the plain ol’ boring ones

Prezi is an amazing tool that works best as a Power Point alternative. But why not adding a nice presentation to your website? Surprise your visitors!

 

Free images and icons for your website

Icons
Check the Freebies sections of Smashingmagazine or other great blogs. Or try the Shiny Icon Maker and design your own icons.

If you are looking for free photos you can search Flickr or try the Creative Commons Search. Make sure you select the right licensing model and credit the author.

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