This is a page I've created primarily for selfish reasons. I am currently taking
a course on Dreamweaver 3 and have come across many helpful sites. My classmates
are also providing sites. This has led to my "favorites" folder becoming
unmanageable. What better way to organize these sites and learn web design than
by creating a page which contains these items.
Building Web Sites-Information &Tutorials
- GifOptimizer-You can
use this only on GIF format, but it is a very cool tool. It will allow you
to view your art in several-to-many renditions, ever DECREASING the number
of colors. Sometimes, you can go very low in the number, without losing much
of the actual art. I've even noticed that as the art piece becomes more 'poster-like,'
sometimes it becomes an even more interesting piece of art!
- NetMechanic-offers image optimization
features (along with an assortment of other utilities, such as link checkers,
HTML validators, etc.) If you go to this site, click on Accelerate (or GifBot)
to get to the image optimization page. Type in a URL that contains images
you want to work on. The resulting summary will contain a list of images on
that page with file names and sizes. Click on one of the file size numbers
and it will take you to another page that contains mulitple versions of that
image, optimized to different degrees. You can see the file size and download
time for each. Right click and save the one you want and then swap it with
the one you're using. It's definitely worth checking out if you don't own
any image optimization software.
- Complete HTML
True Color Chart
Color Specifier - HTML codes for colors
Color On The Web- Color is an essential element in any website. Color
use is free -- no extra printing charges -- and lets you add everything from
navigational tips to tone and mood. This page introduces basic color concepts,
shows you the different ways to specify color for online display, and provides
some design tips to get you thinking about the power of a little blue, a little
red, and a little green.
- Visibone - Printed references and
free online resources useful in web design adventures, with Color, HTML, Style
- The List of Web Browsers
- Just as all colors are not "web safe", not all web pages will
appear the same on all browsers. Not everyone is using the newest browsers.
And there's even a difference in how a page will look in Microsoft Explorer
versus Netscape Navigator. You will want to test your pages on as many different
browser platforms as possible.
Watch- the leading site for information about browsers, plug-ins and ActiveX
controls. We offer breaking news in the browser and plug-ins industry, as
well as one of the most complete lists on development of different plug-ins
and browsers. A quick check allows you to find the plug-ins or browsers you
want quickly and effortlessly.
Your Site on the Web
- Free Clipart
- Media Builder 3D Text Maker -
Easily create banners. Go to their home
page for many other Web development tools.
- BellsNWhistles - Web Site Building
Midi Links, etc. An additional link
Cascading Style Sheets
- Getting Started with
Cascading Style Sheets -The new way to control how content appears on
Style Sheet Tutorial- Mulder's Stylesheets Tutorial Overview by Steve
Mulder Steve Mulder is Chief Information architect at Razorfish (Boston),
where he wears as many hats as possible. He speaks regularly at Web design
conferences. Cascading stylesheets are a new-ish technology that promises
to make the Web a better place by allowing you to control layout like never
before, to make smaller, faster pages, and to easily maintain many pages at
once. Steve Mulder, author of "Web Designer's Guide to Stylesheets," created
this five-day stylesheets tutorial.
Dreamweaver 3 Tutorials and Macromedia Support
is dedicated to delivering the highest quality information for IT professionals.
- Internet.com -leading
provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry
and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet
- GIF Animation on the
- A List A Part-For people who make
web sites. Excellent articles from well know developers in the field.
- Create Short URLs from long ones - designed to shorten URLs included in
email addresses Make a Shorter
Link and TinyUrl.com
- EdOnline Group-Internet
references covering a broad range of valuable topics.
- J. K. Bowman's Spider Food-Excellent
general resource on web design.
- Jakob Nielsen's Website-a guru of web
design, this site is a wonderful resource.
- Projectseven-a must see! Loads
of information and the page is gorgeous!
- Web Monkey
- Excellent resources for Web design
- Web Review -has tutorials, advice
and resource guides in the areas of development, authoring, design, e-commerce
and multimedia. The site also has a web tools guide.
- Web Sites That Suck-Where
you learn good Web design by looking at bad Web design
- Web Techniques -the online version
of the magazine with the same name. This web site covers the entire spectrum
of web design from selecting the correct web colors, to XML to Style Sheets
to Source Code.
Last Update: October 7, 2006
Web Author: Terry Kotrla, MS, MT(ASCP)BB