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Web Site Resources

Within the Web Site Resources Section at WebsiteTips.com you'll find over 2,400 categorized, annotated links to many of the best resources to help with your Web site presence, whether educator, student, site owner, designer, or developer.

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Design, Web Design

Within the Design, Web Design category you'll find a wide range of annotated links to design, graphic design, and Web design tutorials, tips, tools, resources, books and software recommendations, as well as tutorials, tips, articles, tools, resources, books and software recommendations on banner ad design, color, color management, creativity, inspiration, fonts, typography, graphics and graphics software programs - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks (formerly Macromedia Fireworks), Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash), Swish, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and more.

Note: several sections moved with the March, 2006 redesign of WebsiteTips.com. You'll now find Accessibility, Information Architecture, and Usability in the User Science section.

Banner Ad Design

Online banner ads were popular for awhile and then seemed to fade out in effectiveness. Now they\'re back, but they've taken on new directions, formats, and marketers have learned much more about what works online. This section was rather small for awhile, but if banner ads are working well for online marketers, this section will grow. The Banner Ad Design section contains helpful articles and tutorials to help with designing online banner ads, banner ad placement and sizes, and what to keep in mind for your banner advertising.

Color

The Color category sections include our printer-friendly free online Web-safe HTML color charts here by VisiBone's Bob Stein, by Lynda Weinman, and Daxassist, and our free online color schemer tools, too. Additionally, there are Web Site Resources to many more color charts, HTML and RGB color charts, color swatches, color palettes, helpful software and other color-related tools.

You'll also find annotated links to helpful articles and tutorials on color and design, color management, color theory, color for Web sites, color palettes and color schemes for Web sites, complementary, monochromatic, analogous and other color schemes, color wheels, color psychology, color meanings, color moods, color and design, color deficiencies and color blindness, and much more. In addition, you'll find discussion lists on color and recommended color and color management books, software, hardware, and accessories.

Creativity, Inspiration

The Creativity, Inspiration section includes annotated links to articles and tutorials on creativity, inspiration, creative Web site design, managing creativity, creative thinking ideas, inspirational brainstorming tutorials, creative ideas, and also inspirational websites, brainstorming software, mindmapping software, and more to help inspire your creative juices, workflow, and work with managing creativity.

Design and Layout, Graphic Design, Web Design

Within the Design and Layout, Graphic Design, Web Design area you'll find a wide range of annotated links to Web design tutorials, design and layout principles and tutorials, graphic design principles and tutorials, tips, and resources, and cross-platform and cross-browser issues. You'll also find helpful Web design style guides and Web sites devoted to Web design and layout, graphic design, design and layout, and related design topics.

In addition, you'll find recommended books on graphic design, design and typography, typography, Web design business, graphic design business, freelancing, Web design and layout, and more.

Fonts

Fonts collage Within the Fonts category you'll find annotated high quality resources to many of the best font sites available for free fonts, shareware fonts, dingbats, font foundries, and font collections, along with font-related programs and utilities, font-specific search engines, and related information.

See also WebsiteTips.com's Web Resources to Typography section for articles and tutorials on typography, creating, editing, and converting fonts, helpful charts and tools, Web sites devoted to typography, book recommendations, and more.

Graphics

Art Deco collageWebsiteTips.com has scoured the 'Net to bring you helpful annotated resources to quality, reliable graphics tutorials, tips, and more for Adobe Photoshop, Corel (formerly Jasc) Paint Shop Pro, Adobe Fireworks (formerly Macromedia Fireworks), Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash), Adobe Illustrator, Swish, Painter, Freehand, BladePro and SuperBladePro, KPT6, presets, actions, plugins / plug-ins and filters and more.There's also a section on where to find quality photographs, illustrations, clipart, Web site and blog icons, discussion lists on graphics and graphics software, graphics tools, and much more.

You'll also find book recommendations and training videos for graphics and graphics software programs, along with recommended software for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Fireworks. Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Corel Paint Shop Pro, and more.

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Logo Design

Within the Logo Design section below you'll find a wide range of annotated links to logo design tutorials, logo design principles and tutorials, typography and logo design, and more. You'll also find helpful Web sites and blogs devoted to logo design and related design topics.

In addition, you'll find recommended books on logo design, logo design and typography, typography, and related topics.

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Typography

Within the Typography section you'll find helpful annotated links to Web site typography articles, tutorials, resources, tools, discussion lists and typography organizations, and typography book reviews and recommendations. Typography articles and tutorials topics include typography in general, Web site typography, such as choosing fonts for web sites, accessibility and typography, readability, white space, and typography, CSS, typography, and CSS typography techniques, design and typography for Web sites, image replacement techniques (IFR, sIFR, swfIR, others), and font design and creation. The typography tools section include typography and fonts software, such as font creation software, font conversion software, font management software programs and utilities, viewers, utilities, software and online tools to help identify fonts, printed and online font reference charts, cross-browser, cross-platform font charts and references, and more related to typography in general, but especially Web site typography. You'll also find short reviews of recommended books on typography, fonts, and lettering.

See also WebsiteTips.com's Web Site Resourcesto Fonts section for freeware and shareware fonts, font foundries, font-related software and utilities, and more.

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Discussion Lists, Online Forums, Newsgroups

Discussion lists, online forums, and newsgroups can be a terrific way to meet people with common interests in the Web design and development world, ask and answer questions, and much more. Within this section are listings of especially good ones. For more ways to connect with other professionals with similar interests, see also WebsiteTips.com's Web Design Business to Professional Organizations, Associations, and Groups section.

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Markup, Code

Within the Markup, Code category you'll find a wide range of annotated links to tutorials, tips, tools, resources, and book recommendations on CSS, DHTML, DOM, JavaScript, ECMAScript, AJAX, HTML, PHP, regular expressions, SSI, XHTML, XML, cross-platform and cross-browser issues.

CSS - Cascading Style Sheets

The CSS - Cascading Style Sheets section includes links to CSS tutorials and articles, CSS browser bugs and solutions, CSS editors, reference charts, templates, books on CSS, W3C Recommendations, Web sites devoted to CSS, and more.

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DHTML, DOM

The DHTML, DOM section includes annotated resources to helpful DHTML and DOM tutorials, references, Web sites, and resources. In addition, you'll find helpful book recommendations on DHTML and DOM.

HTML

The HTML category sections contain annotated links to helpful HTML reference charts, HTML tutorials, articles, and tips, HTML editors and authoring tools, and HTML tutorials, articles, and tips for using W3C Recommendations, standards-based HTML, as well as META element tags, accessible frames, tabular data tables, validating tools, recommended books on HTML, and more.

JavaScript, ECMAScript, AJAX

Within the JavaScript, ECMAScript section you'll find helpful annotated links to articles, tutorials, scripts, and more related to JavaScript, ECMAScript, and AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript + XML or Asynchronous JavaScript using XMLHttpRequest). You'll also find a listing of recommended books on JavaScript, ECMAScript, DOM, and AJAX.

PHP

Within the PHP section you'll find PHP help, including annotated links to PHP tutorials, PHP programming tutorials, PHP documentation and manuals, PEAR documentation and manuals, PHP basics, scripts, PHP editors, modules and add-ons, template engines, support applications, other PHP tools, plenty of resources, and more related to PHP. You'll also find a listing of recommended books on PHP.

Regular Expressions, aka Regex

Within the Regular Expressions, aka Regex, section you'll find helpful annotated links to articles, tutorials, scripts, regular expressions cheat sheets, charts and more related to regular expressions. In addition are listings of online forums and websites devoted to regular expressions, and other regex links resources. You'll also find a listing of recommended books on regular expressions, including the highly recommended Mastering Regular Expressions, by Jeffrey Friedl, and others.

SSI - Server Side Includes

Within the SSI - Server Side Includes section you'll find annotated links to SSI, conditional SSI, and XSSI (eXtended SSI) tutorials, documentation, and more related to SSI and XSSI.

Web Site Optimization

Want to maximize your Web site's performance, speed up your page load times, streamline and optimize your HTML, CSS, images, and scripts? Within the Web Site Optimization section you'll find helpful annotated links to articles, tutorials, scripts, and more on optimizing CSS, HTML and XHTML, Web site images, and JavaScript as well as server-side compression and optimization, too. You'll also find a listing of recommended books on Web site optimization.

XHTML

Within the XHTML section you'll find helpful annotated links to W3C Recommendations, articles, tutorials, tools, and more related to XHTML. You'll also find a listing of recommended books on XHTML.

XML

Within the XML section you'll find helpful annotated links to W3C Recommendations, articles, tutorials, reference charts, XML editors and syntax checkers, and more related to XML. You'll also find a listing of recommended books on XML.

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Online Marketing, Internet Marketing

Within the Internet Marketing, Online Marketing section you'll find annotated links to truly helpful Web marketing tutorials, sites, blogs, and more. Topics in this huge subject cover tutorials on online marketing, Internet marketing in general, Internet PPC (pay-per-click) advertising campaigns, marketing plans and strategies, online marketing copy and content, marketing analytics and metrics, behavioral analytics, and more. You'll also find a section on top-notch, highly regarded Internet marketing, online marketing newsletters, Web sites, and blogs.

The Google AdWords Tutorials, Tools, Newsletters, Web Sites & Blogs, Other Resources section covers official Google AdWords links and information, tutorials on optimizing AdWords, AdWords Arbitrage, click fraud, AdWords tools, such as Google Analytics and Google AdWords Keyword Tool, online forums on AdWords, and Web sites and blogs that cover AdWords and related Internet marketing topics.

The Google AdSense Tutorials, Tools, Newsletters, Web Sites & Blogs, Other Resources section covers official Google AdSense links and information, tutorials on optimizing AdSense and your sites and blog sites for maximum results, AdSense Arbitrage, case studies, AdSense tools, such as blocking MFAs (Made for AdSense sites) and ad tracking tools, online forums on AdSense, and Web sites and blogs that cover AdSense and other affiliate programs.

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Planning, Managing Web Sites and Web Site Projects

Within the Planning, Managing Web Sites and Web Site Projects section you'll find helpful annotated links to articles, tutorials, tools, and more related to planning Web sites, managing Web site projects, and managing sites long term. You'll also find a listing of recommended books on Web project management.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Marketing (SEM)

Search Engine Gears Collage Within the Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing section you'll find helpful annotated links to articles, tutorials, weblogs / blogs, and more on search engines, search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and related topics. You'll also find a listing of recommended books and helpful optimization and marketing tools on SEO, SEM to help with keyword and keyphrase research, analysis, and tracking, checking link popularity, creating search engine friendly sitemaps, and much more.

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User Science

Within the User Science category you'll find a wide range of annotated links to tutorials, tips, articles, tools and software, resources, and book recommendations on Web accessibility and creating accessible Web sites - such as accessibility-friendly markup, CSS, and HTML, information architecture for Web sites to help with organizing your Web site's content, navigation, page layouts, and your entire site's organization, and Web site usability to help create and maintain user-friendly, user-centered Web sites.

Accessibility

The Accessibility category contains information to help designers, developers and Web site owners understand, learn, and create sites that are as accessible as possible to those with disabilities, text browsers, assistive technologies, and more. Also included are resources for the Section 508 U.S. government guidelines for accessibility, tools, and more. You'll find helpful articles and tutorials on Web accessibility, software, tools, book recommendations and more. There are both accessible design considerations and markup, code considerations for accessibility, which are all covered within this category.

Information Architecture

Within the Information Architecture section you'll find helpful annotated links to articles, tutorials, software, tools, and more related to information architecture. You'll also find a listing of recommended books on information architecture.

Usability

The Usability section includes helpful articles and tutorials on Web site usability, Web site usability testing, human factors, and Web sites or sections of Web sites devoted to usability - all to help create and maintain user-friendly, user-centered Web sites that your visitors will find easy to use and will want to return to visit again. In addition, you'll find helpful book recommendations on usability and creating user-friendly, user-centered Web sites by Jakob Nielsen, Donald Norman, Steve Krug, 37 Signals (Matthew Linderman, Jason Fried), Marie Tahir, Hoa Loranger, and others.

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Web Content, Writing for the Web

Writing for the Web requires a different approach from writing for print documents and publications. The resources below are annotated links to highly authoritative articles, tips and information specific to content for Web sites. You'll also find where writers, editors, content developers, and publishers can find each other.

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Web Design Business

Office collage - desk, time and money, coins, legal Within the Web Design Business section you'll find helpful annotated resources for planning, running, managing a Web design business; handling finances, such as accounting, invoicing, billing, pricing your work; legal issues, such as contracts, trademarks, intellectual property, Internet law, and related attorneys; your office, such as planning, designing your office space, office ergonomics, preventing or reducing computer injuries, office furniture, office equipment; recommended books; related software, and more.

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Web Site Optimization

Want to maximize your Web site's performance, speed up your page load times, streamline and optimize your HTML, CSS, images, and scripts? Within the Web Site Optimization section you'll find helpful annotated links to articles, tutorials, scripts, and more on optimizing CSS, HTML and XHTML, Web site images, and JavaScript as well as server-side compression and optimization, too. You'll also find a listing of recommended books on Web site optimization.

Tools

The Tools section is filled with annotated links to articles, tutorials, software, online tools, and more to help ensure cross-browser, cross-platform compatibility for your Web sites and to check your Web site's links.

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