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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.

Articles, Tips, and Tutorials on Basic Design Principles

Typography is also an important aspect of design. See also Typography for articles, tutorials, and books on typography for Web sites.

Articles, Tips, and Tutorials on Graphic Design

See also above, Basic Design Principles, which includes basic graphic design principles, too.

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Articles, Tips, and Tutorials on Web Design and Cross-Platform, Cross-Browser Web Design

Articles, Tips, and Tutorials on Web Design

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Cross-Platform, Cross-Browser Web Design Articles and Tutorials

In addition to the links below on cross-platform, cross-browser design, see also's sections, CSS: Solutions to Cross-Browser, Cross-Platform Issues, and Cross-Browser, Cross-Platform Compatibility Testing Tools.

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Web Design Style Guides

A Google search for “Web styleguide” and similar terms will pop up so many results. How do you know which are worth your time? The listing below provides links to just a few of the many online that are exceptional.

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Web Sites or Web Site Sections About Web Design

The following listing contains Web sites or sections of Web sites whose purposes are to provide tips, tutorials, articles, resources and other information related to Web site design.

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Other Web Design Links Resources

This section provides Web site sections or Web pages with annotated listings to Web design articles, tips, resources, and more information.

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Recommended Books on Graphic Design, Design and Typography, Graphic Design Business, Freelancing, Web Design and Layout

Books on Graphic Design

  • Cover - Creativity for Graphic Designers: A Real-World Guide to Idea Generation, by Mark Oldach. North Light Books (4-2000).
  • Cover: Getting it Right in Print : Digital Prepress for Graphic Designers, by Mark Gatter. Published by Harry N Abrams, April 5, 2005.
  •  Cover: Forms, Folds, and Sizes : All the Details Graphic Designers Need to Know but Can Never Find. by Poppy Evans. Published by Rockport Publishers, May 1, 2004. 
  • Design for Communication, by Elizabeth Resnick. Wiley (6-10-2003).
  •  Elements of Graphic Design. By Alexander White. Allworth Press, 11-2002 
  •  1,000 Graphic Elements: Details for Distinctive Designs, by Wilson Harvey. Rockport Publishers (September 4, 2004). 
  •  Marks of Excellence, by Per Mollerup. Phaidon Press (March 18, 1999). 
  •  Why Not Associates ?2, by Alice Twemlow, others. Thames & Hudson; 2Rev Ed (6-2004). 
  •  Making and Breaking the Grid: A Graphic Design Layout Workshop, by Timothy Samara. Rockport (2-2003) 
  • Illusive: Contemporary Illustration And Its Context. By Klanten, Hellige. 4th ed. Gestalten Verlag (1-1-2007) 
  •  The Laws of Simplicity. By John Maeda. MIT Press (8-21-2006) 
  • Robin Williams Design Workshop, 2nd Ed., by Robin Williams, John Tollett.

Books on Design and Typography

  •  Avant-Garde Page Design 1900-1950, by Jaroslav Andel. Delano (6-2001) 
  • Book cover: Logo Font & Lettering Bible, by Leslie Cabarga. 
  • Thinking with Type. by Ellen Lupton 
  • Great Web Typography, by Wendy Peck; Wiley Publishers 2003.
  •  Cover: The Elements of Typographic Style, by Robert Bringhurst 
  •  New Typographic Design, by Roger Fawcett-Tang. Yale Univ. Press (5-21-2007) 
  •  Cover - Design with Type. by Carl Dair. University of Toronto Press (June 14, 2000). 
  • The The Non-Designer's Type Book, 2nd Ed., By Robin Williams. Peachpit (9-22-2005).
  •  Type Addicted (The New Trend of a to Z Typo-Graphics). By Victionary (12-7-2007) 
  • Typography 28- The Annual of the Type Directors Club. by Emily Oberman. Collins Design (12-26-2007) 
  • Exploring Typography (Design Exploration Series), by Tova Rabinowitz. OnWord Press (2-21-2006).

For short reviews of the above Design and Typography books, see Web Resources Recommended Books on Typography here at

Books on Graphic Design Business, Freelancing

  •  The Business Side of Creativity: The Complete Guide to Running a Small Graphic Design or Communications Business, Third Updated Edition. by Cameron S. Foote. Norton (9-18-2006). 
  • The Graphic Design Business Book, by Tad Crawford 
  • Graphic Artists Guild Handbook : Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 12th Ed. (9-12-2007) 
  • Artists & Graphic Designers Market 2008. by Erika O'Connell, Michael Schweer 
  •  Starting Your Career as a Freelance Illustrator or Graphic Designer. by Michael Fleishman. Allworth (2001, 2004). 

For helpful Web Site Resources on graphic design business or Web design business, see also Web Resources Web Design Business here at

For helpful Web Site Resources on typography, see also Web Resources Typography here at

Books on Web Design and Layout

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  • Defensive Design for the Web. 37Signals. New Riders 03-02-2004. 
  •  Art and Science of Web Design, by Jeffrey Veen. New Riders; 1st ed (12-28-2000). 
  • The Non-Designer's Web Book (3rd Edition), by Robin Williams, John Tollett.
  •  Design of Sites, 2nd Ed. van Duyne, Landay, Hong. Prentice Hall 12-2006. 
  •  Principles of Beautiful Web Design [ILLUSTRATED]. by Jason Beaird. SitePoint (1-31-2007). 
  • The Zen of CSS Design, by Dave Shea, Molly E. Holzschlag. Peachpit 12-2004.
  • Web Menus with Beauty and Brains, by Wendy Peck, pub. by Hungry Minds, Dec., 2001
  • Great Web Typography, by Wendy Peck; Wiley Publishers 2003.
  • The The Non-Designer's Type Book, 2nd Ed., By Robin Williams. Peachpit (9-22-2005).
  •  Elements of Graphic Design. By Alexander White. Allworth Press, 11-2002 

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