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Hex Chart- chart with the hexadecimal code for 256 web safe colors.

Web Design Links

Net Mechanic
- The one stop site to improve and promote your site, monitor your server, and find webmaster tips. This site can help you fix HTML errors, find browser display problems, optimize graphics for faster loading times, and more.

Web Style Guide
- A manual covering graphic and information design, page layout, graphics, site navigation, and multimedia

World Wide Web Consortium
- The ultimate resource site for webmasters interested in web standards and accessiblity.

Site Point
- Large site with a variety of web design tutorials and articles to help you grow your online business.

Browsershots - browsershots gives you screenshots of your projects in all major browsers so you can make sure your design looks the same across the board.

Crazy Egg - Wonderful free tool that lets you analyze where visitors on your website click.

Side Job Track - Free Web-based job tracking, invoicing, reporting and project management software for the part-time independent contractor.

Design Inspiration
If you’re anything like me creativity doesn’t come easily. The truth is we could all use some design inspiration from time to time. Thankfully there’s plenty of resources for us to find inspiration in. Here’s a list of sites that haveuseful for me when I need to get the creative juices flowing.

Best Web Gallery
CSS Vault
CSS Reboot
CSS Zen Garden - The beauty of CSS design. The Zen Garden shows what’s possible with a CSS based design. This site is responsible for turning me on to CSS based designs. Very inspirational.
Web Standards Awards
Web Pages That Suck - Good examples of what not to do.
Design Shack
CSS Beauty
CSS Import
W3C Compliant Sites
Liquid Designs
Web Creme
Stylegala - Stylegala is an online resource and inspiration guide for web agencies, designers and developers who take interest in websites that combine the powers of design, web standards and CSS.

Web Standards
I can’t express the importance of using web standards enough, hopefully the following articles and resources can.

10 Reasons to Learn and Use Web Standards - If you’re a web developer or designer new to the concept of web standards and are undecided on whether you should spend the time to learn all about them or not, here are some of the most important reasons for doing so. For web professionals who are already using web standards, this list may come in handy when you need good arguments.
Developing With Web Standards - This document explains how and why using web standards will let you build websites in a way that saves time and money for the developer and provides a better experience for the visitor. Also discussed are other methods, guidelines and best practices that will help produce high-quality websites that are accessible to as many as possible.
Web Standards Primer - What Every Web Site Owner Should Know About Standards.
The Web Standards Project - The Web Standards Project is a grassroots coalition fighting for standards that ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.
Web Standards Workshop

Now that you’re all caught up on standards make sure you always validate your code to make sure it’s compliant. These tools from W3C will also help you find any errors so you know what needs to be fixed.

HTML & XHTML Validator
CSS Validator

Blogs & Other Resources
Some of my favorite blogs. Make sure you subscribe to these.

Digital Web Magazine - Digital Web Magazine is an online magazine intended for professional web designers, web developers and information architects. Digital Web Magazine is a non-profit publication created by a world-wide network of volunteers dedicated to producing quality educational and informative material free-of-charge, to foster the development of the web for the benefit of all.
Particletree - Weblog about CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript.
A List Apart - 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. Tons of great articles, a must for any serious web designer.
456 Berea Street - Roger Johansson’s Blog. One of my favorites.
Stylegala - Stylegala is an online resource and inspiration guide for web agencies, designers and developers who take interest in websites that combine the powers of design, web standards and CSS.

Graphic Design Links
1001 Fonts
- Thousands of fonts for windows and macs categorized by style, rating, and popularity.

- Another popular collection of both fonts for windows and macs.

What the font?
- Upload any image of a font and find out what font it is.

Computer Arts Magazine
- Designers' magazine and community.

NAAP National Association Of Photoshop Professionals
- Photoshop membership group with valuable benefits, including a subscription to Photoshop User magazine, and discounts on software and hardware!

- Excellent resource of web-safe color swatches and other color swatches for use in your graphic design software.

- A free resource for those who need models, textures, tutorials or want to look at art others made.

The Anatomy of Web Fonts - Very good article on understand typography and the role it plays in web design.
Typetester - “The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its’ primary role is to make web designer’s life easier.” It’s certainly made my life a lot easier. Compare up to three different typefaces, sizes, spacing, and more all on one screen.
Typography for Headlines - Nice collection of typography headlines. Great for inspiration.
25 Best License-Free Quality Fonts - Great collection, thank Vitaly Friedman.

Photoshop Resources

Still-Effects, Visual Effects for your Photo-images! - Professional archive of ready to use & fully customizable Photoshop filters & templates.

Photoshop Support - Links to the best free Photoshop tutorials, free plugins, tools and resources on the web.

Free Photoshop Tutorials - Celoxdesign is a graphic design resource offering a variety of free Photoshop tutorials, CSS tutorials, and XHTML tutorials.


Web Machine
Pure Photoshop
Deviant Art
Eyeball Design
Photoshop Lover
Effect Lab
Think Dan
Optic Nerve
Photoshop Cafe
Tutorial Find
Team Photoshop
Geda Online
Tutorial Hunt
Planet Photoshop
N-Sane Art
Grey Cobra

Tutorial Databases

Tutorial Directory
Good Tutorials
Capital Tutorials
Pixel 2 Life
PS Workshop
Tutorial Man
Tutorial Start

Tutorial Databases Cont.

Pro Effect
Tutorial Outpost
Web Design Tutorials
PS Lover
Rnel Net
Photoshop 101

Brushes & Plug-ins

Photoshop Brushes
Free Photoshop
Blue Vertigo
Adobe Studio Exchange

Stock Photography
Stock xchang Stock.xchng
- The net's largest free stock photography website.

iStock Photo
- The fastest growing collection of royalty-free stock photography in the world.

Veer - Visual elements in ways that work.

- Excellent royalty free stock photography community.

- Another excellent resource for both traditional rights-controlled stock photos and royalty-free clip photos.

- High-quality digital images from the Corbis archive, multimedia demos, and explore art and photography.

Getty One
- Search, purchase and download digital stock photography across multiple digital stock collections. Also offers still and moving images, audio, and fonts.

Free Foto
- Excellenct free stock photography site with simple navigation.

Free Images
- Nice photgraphy collection for personal use.

- Beautiful, royalty-free, low-cost stock photography for web developers and graphic design professionals. Use our photos on your websites, templates, marketing, sales or practically any use at all.

- Stock photography, Royalty free RF images and licenced from the best picture agencies and photographers in the world.

Stock Images at FotoSearch

CGI Resources and Scripts


CGI Resources
Matt's Script Archive
My CGI Scripts

PHP Resources

PHP Resource
Hot Scripts- PHP
Jack's Scripts
Script Search



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