Favorite Online Resources
There are a number of wonderful online resources available to assist in web design, coding practices, accessibility, and usability. The following are a few recommendations.
- By far the best set of videos for learning just about any kind of software - SharePoint, Photoshop, InDesign, Premier Pro...just about anything you might want to learn. It is not free, but the cost is much, much less than taking in-person courses and you can watch things over and over if you need to.
- Beginning, intermediate and advanced HTML (but directed toward XHTML) and CSS with focus on separation of content (HTML) and presentation (CSS).
- A-Z tutorials (HTML, XML, client and server scripting, .NET, multimedia), examples, quizzes, references.
Tips & Tricks
- A List Apart
- “For people who make websites” ... explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on techniques and benefits of designing with web standards.
- The CSS guru. Especially useful framed version of the W3C CSS 2 Specification. Also maintains a good blog watch. See also Eric Meyer on CSS and More Eric Meyer on CSS - great stuff!
- The Web Standards Project
- A grassroots coalition fighting for standards that ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.
- Ever wondered what a particularly complex CSS selector really means? Here's your chance to find out!
Design and Management
- Web Style Guide
- Sections on process, interface design, site design, page design, typography, editorial style, graphics, and multimedia.
- Writing for the Web
- Research on how users read on the Web and how authors should write their Web pages.