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Computational Methods for Research in Speech Science

Web programming

This page provides some useful resources to support the web programming part of the course..

Free Software

  • PSPad. Plain text editor with ability to edit remote files. Great for simple HTML editing on UCL server. Be sure to download the latest 4.5.6 version.
  • Top Style Lite. A simple free editor for CSS (cascading style sheets) to help you create your own style sheet for your pages.
  • WinSCP. A free file copying program that can be used to download and upload files between your home computer and our server.
  • Paint.NET. A free paint program suitable for making and manipulating web images. Requires the .NET 2.0 framework (as does Visual Basic 2005).
  • WASP - Waveforms, Annotations, Spectrograms & Pitch. Free program for recording and displaying speech. Allows you to save audio in WAV format.
  • WinLAME. Free MP3 encoder for WAV files.
  • HTML validation service. Check the validity of your coding with this free service.

On-line Tutorials & Reference Information


  • Learning Web Design: A Beginners Guide to HTML, Graphics and Beyond. Jennifer Nieferst, O'Reilly, 2003. Beginners introduction to building web pages with HTML using common tools. ISBN: 0596004842.