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Web Design | Web Usability | Web Accessibility | Web Editing Software
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Web Design

Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 CSS2 Specification (W3C)

History of the Internet a collection of resources from The Internet Society's (ISOC).

HTML 4.01 Specification

Little History of the World Wide Web from the World Wide Web Consortium.

NCSA - A Beginner's Guide to HTML

W3C - Cascading Style Sheets Home Page

W3C - Dave Raggett's Introduction to CSS

W3C - Dave Raggett's Introduction to HTML

W3Schools CSS Tutorial

W3Schools HTML Tutorial

USENET newsgroups


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Web Usability

Design and Usability for the Web, a paper by the author of Easy Web Site Design

Accessibility, since making a site accessible is a significant step toward making it usable.

useit.com Web site of Jakob Nielsen, a leading expert on Web Usability.

jnd.org Web site of Don Norman, Professor of Computer Science, Psychology and Cognitive Science at Northwestern University, former Vice President at Apple Computer and leading advocate of human-centered design.

Nielsen Norman Group Usability consulting group founded by Jakob Nielsen and Don Norman.

Usable Web 100s of links about Web usability

Usability.gov US government site providing current and accurate information on how to make Web sites and other user interfaces more usable, accessible, and useful.

Art and the Zen of web sites

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Web Accessibility

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

WebAIM - Web Accessibility in Mind WebAIM's mission is to expand the potential of the Web for people with disabilities by providing the knowledge, technical skills, tools, organizational leadership strategies, and vision that empower organizations to make their own content accessible to people with disabilities.

Bobby a free service will allow you to test web pages and help expose and repair barriers to accessibility and encourage compliance with existing accessibility guidelines, such as Section 508 and the W3C's WCAG.

Macromedia Accessibility Guidelines

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Web Editing Software

Evrsoft 1st Page 2000 free, but highly regarded, Web editing software.

Macromedia Dreamweaver Developer Center

Microsoft FrontPage 2003 Home Page

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Web Graphics

The Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

GIMP - Tutorials

Image Formats on the Web by Joe Burns, Ph.D. from HTML Goodies.

Paint Shop Pro Tutorials from Aesthetic Web Creations.

Photoshop Tutorials from Good-Tutorials.com

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Web Scripting


Dynamic Drive Free, original DHTML scripts and components.

JavaScript Source Free JavaScripts, tutorials, example code, reference, resources and help.

JavaScript Kit Comprehensive JavaScript tutorials and over 400 free scripts and a complete JavaScript Reference. Also features DHTML, CSS, and web design tutorials, and a large developer's help forum.

W3Schools JavaScript Tutorial


Only PHP Free PHP scripts and resources.

The PHP Resource Index Over 4,000 PHP resources in almost 300 categories.

PHP.net includes introductory tutorial and online manual.

W3Schools PHP Tutorial

Miscellaneous, Open Source

Aspin: The ASP Resource Index Definitive guide for ASP web applications, components, scripts, and other related resources for Active Server Pages.

The CGI Resource Index Over 4,000 CGI resources in more than 300 categories.

Hotscripts.com the net's largest PHP, CGI, Perl, JavaScript and ASP script collection and resource web portal.

Matt's Script Archive Free Perl CGI Scripts.

Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition

SourceForge.net the world's largest Open Source software development website,
with the largest repository of Open Source code and applications available on the Internet.

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Macromedia Flash Home Page

Flash Kit an online resource for Macromedia Flash development. Message board discussions, the latest Flash news and tutorials, free FLAs, SWFs, and sound loops.

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Streaming Media

Streaming Media World source for tutorials articles and news about streaming audio, video, radio, media players, SMIL, animation.

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.net the UK's longest-running Internet magazine from Future Publishing.

A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on techniques and benefits of designing with web standards.

Traffick Covers the world of internet search engines and web portals.

Web Developer's Journal Tips on Web Page Design, HTML, Graphics, Internet Business, E-commerce and Development Tools.

Web Host Magazine & Buyer's Guide Web Host Reviews, Web Hosting Resources, Host News.

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Top Search Engine Optimization Company - Top Placement Position Research utilizes search engine optimization research and technology for top search engine placement.

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