Professional Organizations, Associations, and Groups
Professional organizations related to Web design and development and Web-related fields are listed below.
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- Web Design, Graphic Design Organizations
- Internet, Web Profession Organizations
- Print Profession Organizations
- Other Professional Organizations, Associations Links Resources
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Web Design and Development, Graphic Design, and Related Organizations
In addition to learning more about each association, organization, non-profit group at their respective Web sites, most provide online membership submissions, along with helpful articles, information, and helpful resources.
- American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
- Association of African American Web Developers (AAAWD)
For industry professionals and students to promote camaraderie, collaboration, and professional growth among people of color in all aspects of the web industry.
- California Design and Media Association (CDMA)
- Digital Divas
- Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS)
- Graphic Artist Guild
Terrific organization for graphic designers and Web designers, member benefits, publications, more.
- Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF)
The Web site is a combined site for the Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF)
- HTML Writers Guild
- Information Architecture Institute
Non-profit organization to support the information architecture community worldwide.
- Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
Previously known as The Interaction Design Group (IxDG), now non-profit, member-supported organization (as of September 2005). [hat tip: Information Architecture Institute.]
- Internet Professional Publishers Association (IPPA)
- International Webmasters Association (IWA)
- National Association of Photoshop Users (NAPP)
- PHP User Groups
Web site with register of over 350 PHP user groups worldwide.
- Web Guard
- Webgrrls International
- World Organization of Webmasters (WOW)
Promotes and provides education, support, and guidance in all key aspects of the Web, both online and offline.
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Internet, Web Profession Organizations
- Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Promotes and supports quality businesses, credibility, reputations.
- Better Business Bureau Online (BBBOnline)
Online branch of the BBB, created to promote trust and confidence on the Internet. Section for businesses and also for consumers.
- Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
“Created to defend our rights to think, speak, and share our ideas, thoughts, and needs using new technologies, such as the Internet and the World Wide Web.” Strong advocate for the right to free speech online, for example. Donor-supported membership.
- Internet Chamber of Commerce
Print Profession Organizations
- National Association of Printers Leadership
- Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF)
Printing Industry of Northern California (PINC) and the Print Buyers Group (PBG)
Other Professional Organizations, Associations Links Resources
- Web Design Associations
Good listing here of associations, organizations, groups devoted to Web-related areas. [Resource part of Web Design References, by Laura Carlson, for Information Technology Systems & Services (ITSS) Training and Workshops, University of Minnesota, Duluth.]