There are plenty of free open source tools out there to help you create and maintain beautiful websites.
• Facebook – create free pages for your business or organization. All you need is a free Profile page.
• fotolia – https://us.fotolia.com
Download free images every week just by creating a free account.
• google.ca – search engine
Google has gmail, calendar, dropbox, analytics etc. – all free!
• Google Analytics – track page views and visitors to your website
• iCLIPART – free online clipart for websites.
Free online graphics tool – generate sharp, modern and responsive graphs, charts and infographics.
Make charts and info graphics. Paid Pro version allows download of files.
• Pattern Maker for backgrounds
• RGBphoto – https://www.rgbstock.com/
Free photos for use on websites
Free (as in open source) WordPress files for use on your own server (wordpress.com has free online websites)
Free Themes and Plugins to use for your new WordPress site are also available.
• Woothemes – free and paid WordPress themes. One of the leaders in Themes and Extensions for WordPress. WooCommerce is becoming one of the most used free e-Commerce tools online… and it’s free!
• WayBack Machine
Site allows users to search for web pages that are no longer online.
• WHOIS lookup
Domain name lookup service to search the whois database for domain name registration information.