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Here are some of the links that I have found to be quite useful. If you spend any time exploring these sites, you will find more links listed. Some are repeated here in this list. If you're new to web design, there are some excellent resources here. Enjoy!ger.gif

Produced by Gerry Fraiberg, Digital Production Program, Loyalist College Belleville, ON


Web Design
Design  An interactive experience informed by type and typography. It aims to illustrate the depth and import of type, and to raise relevant questions about how typography is treated in the digital media, specifically online.  Our mission is to help Web developers and designers understand how to use tools and design to enhance communication online. We offer educational materials for Web professionals, including videos, books, Web tips and cd-roms.  An author, instructor, and designer, Molly E. Holzschlag is one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web. She has written and contributed to more than ten books about the Internet and, in particular, the Web.

Studio Seven Design   Each day, this site is visited by hundreds of web designers from all over the world. As you browse our pages, you'll find various Tutorials, Examples, and Articles... including many that relate to Macromedia Dreamweaver: the professional's choice for visual web development.

The Design Studio   This is the official companion Web site for Web by Design, by Molly E. Holzschlag. This book is an excellent resource for non-designers attempting to learn the basics of Web design, and as an inspirational reference for experienced Web designers seeking to expand horizons.

The Elated Web Toolbox   Your one-stop shop for web design resources. Here you will find free web buttons, graphics, animations (animated gifs), clipart, buttons, backgrounds, stock photographs, entire free web templates, Photoshop actions, Photoshop tutorials and great tips to help you build a better website.

VisiBone Webmaster's Color Lab  Web Designer's Color Laboratory - The point and click color scheme let's you see your colors side-by-side as well as text/background combinations.

Webbed Environments    Excellent! 88 articles under the headings: TECH - The Technology that Makes the Web. CRAFT - The skills and techniques Web designers need. IDEA - The concepts that make the Web work. TALK - Interviews with the people who are creating the Web.

Web Page Design for Designers  by Joe Gillespie, a graphic designer working in London UK.   Check out the Web Ruler in the Taming the Electronic Page section, which shows the correlation between inches, centimetres and pixels on the 96 dpi based system used on most PCs and the 72 dpi system used on Macintosh computers. Looks like a very useful tool.

Web Resources and Reference
Adobe Web Center  Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems builds award-winning software solutions for Web and print publishing. Tips & Techniques, Columns, News. And of course the focus is on Adobe products such as Photoshop, Go Live, Premiere, After Effects, Pagemaker.  Web building site. Extensive - Reviews, tips, buying guide and lots more.  Resources for creative professionals, graphic design.

IBM Developer Works

Dynamic Drive DHTML(dynamic html) code library  Free DHTML scripts and components to enhance your web site. All scripts take advantage of the latest in JavaScript and DHTML technology., the E-Business and Internet Technology Network is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. operates a network of 89 Web sites, 71 E-mail newsletters, 101 online discussion forums and 75 moderated E-mail discussion lists with over two million unique visitors that generate more than 90 million page views monthly.

MSDN Online Web Workshop  The MSDN Online Web Workshop provides the latest information about Internet technologies, including reference material and in-depth articles on all aspects of Web site design and development.

Microsoft Typography  Free fonts, True Type, Open Type - Microsoft Typography.

Microsoft Clip Gallery Live

Publish  The online magazine for electronic publishing professionals.  The largest directory of Web building resources on the Internet! Just follow the subject guides below to find more than 1000 links to the best Web building resources available on the internet.

Typographic  An interactive experience informed by type and typography. It aims to illustrate the depth and import of type, and to raise relevant questions about how typography is treated in the digital media, specifically online.

Web Site Promoter's Resource Center  Useful links for online advertising.

Web Techniques  Solutions for Internet and Web Developers. Online magazine.

W3C - The World Wide Web Consortium  Learn about HTML, Cascading Style Sheets, all about the web and its history from the organization that sets the specifications.

Web Developer's Virtual Library  Encyclopedia of Web design tutorials, articles and discussions.

Webmaster Resources  Free resources for the webmaster.

Webmonkey  We tinker, break stuff, figure things out, and pass the information on to you. We explain emerging technologies, explore the trends, and show you how to use this knowledge for good instead of evil. The content is divided into seven categories: Authoring, Design, Multimedia, E-Business, Programming, Backend, and Jobs. The Webmaster's Reference Library is about the Web and webmastery. From browsing to authoring, HTML to advanced site design, we'll keep you in touch and informed. Web site design tips and tutorials.  Web Review: Cross-training for Web Teams. Published weekly.

ZDNET Downloads  Download top-rated shareware, freeware, demos and more.

Online Books
Creating Killer Web Sites - Online  Creating Killer Web Sites Online is the companion site to David Siegel's bestselling book. If you want to learn how to create third-generation web sites, this site is a must see!

Designing the User Interface  The official booksite for Ben Shneiderman's popular HCI text, Designing the User Interface: Effective Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction.

Yale Style Manual  In 160 pages of expert instruction, authors Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton put the essence of the Yale University Center for Advanced Instructional Media's wonderful online site design guide into traditional print. This is the online site.

Web Review Studio Series  The companion Web site for Shockwave Studio: Designing Multimedia for the Web and Gif Animation Studio,a step-by-step guide to creating GIF animation.