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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 You'll now find Accessibility, Information Architecture, and Usability in the User Science section.

Do you know of good, helpful articles, tutorials, tips, Web sites, books, training videos, software, or other resources related to design, graphic design, or Web site design? Recommendations are welcome and encouraged!

Editor note: References to “Section 1,” “Section 2,” “Section 3,” etc. mean that you'll find a separate page or series of pages for that category section. Example:

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 charts collage  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

Graphics Tools  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 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'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.



March 2008: The Graphics section has grown and moved to its own major category. Visit the new Graphics section or jump to the main categories:

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.



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

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