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Accessibility

Bobby Worldwide
Tests web pages to see if they conform with accessibility guidelines outlined in Section 508: Rehabilitation Act (the law applies to Federal agencies).

National Center for Accessible Media

CSS: Cascading Style Sheets

Code Punk's Web Tutorials
Tutorials for HTML, Javascript, CSS and DHTML.

W3 Schools
Tutorials and references.

Web.Blazonry: Web Development Stuff
Articles, tutorials, scripts for PHP, Perl Javascript and CSS.

Webmonkey
How-to articles on design, multimedia, e-business and programming. Includes a nice quick reference section with an html cheatsheat, a javascript library and among others, a wonderful browser chart which shows the features that are supported by different popular browsers.

Design Concepts

Design How-To: Exploring Minimalism
From: CreativePro.com Dated: Oct 2003
Sometimes, less is more. When living in a harried, cluttered world, it can be a relief to see clean, spare design. In this exercise, John Odam puts his own spin on minimalism when designing five different compact disc covers.

Freehand

Freehand Type Design: Three type techniques for Freehand MX
From: MacWorld.com Dated: Sept 2003
Takes at look at three new type techniques: different strokes, live effects, and 3-D perspective.

HTML: Hypertext Markup Language

Code Punk's Web Tutorials
Tutorials for HTML, Javascript, CSS and DHTML.

How do they do that with HTML?
Beginner's introduction to HTML.

NCSA Beginner's Guide to HTML

W3 Schools
Tutorials and references.

Web.Blazonry: Web Development Stuff
Articles, tutorials, scripts for PHP, Perl Javascript and CSS.

Webmonkey
How-to articles on design, multimedia, e-business and programming. Includes a nice quick reference section with an html cheatsheat, a javascript library and among others, a wonderful browser chart which shows the features that are supported by different popular browsers.

Illustrator

Better Selecting in Adobe Illustrator
From: CreativePro.com Date: May 2001 Rating: 5 stars
Covers various selection methods for Illustrator 9, including locking and hiding objects (or everything but those objects). Also talks about how to use layers to make selecting easier.

Javascript

Code Brain
Contains neat Javascript and Perl scripts.

Code Punk's Web Tutorials
Tutorials for HTML, Javascript, CSS and DHTML.

The Javascript Source
Wide variety of Javascripts.

W3 Schools
Tutorials and references.

Web.Blazonry: Web Development Stuff
Articles, tutorials, scripts for PHP, Perl Javascript and CSS.

Webmonkey
How-to articles on design, multimedia, e-business and programming. Includes a nice quick reference section with an html cheatsheat, a javascript library and among others, a wonderful browser chart which shows the features that are supported by different popular browsers.

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor

PHP
PHP manual.

The PHP Resource Index
Scripts, tutorials, and forums.

Zend: The PHP Company

Web.Blazonry: Web Development Stuff
Articles, tutorials, scripts for PHP, Perl Javascript and CSS.

Photoshop

Photoshop Tips: Mastering Photoshop's Interface
From: CreativePro.com Date: Sept 2003
If your Photoshop workspace suffers from palette clutter and window overload, it may be that you're not taking advantage of the many shortcuts and time-savers available to you. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to streamline Photoshop.

Photoshop How-to: Retouching with the Patch and Healing Brush Tools
From: CreativePro.com Date: Nov 2003
For erasing wrinkles and fixing facial flaws, you don't need Botox or dermabrasion -- just Photoshop's Patch and Healing Brush tools. But don't think of these tools only as virtual plastic surgery. Ben Willmore shows how to retouch images with the Patch and Healing Brush tools.

Photoshop How-To: Combining Shapes
From: CreativePro.com Date: Aug 2003
Using Photoshop's Custom Shape tool is a lot of fun, but the default shapes can get tired, fast. Here's how to combine two or more symbols into a new object.

Photoshop How-To: Eliminating Dark Under-Eye Circles
From: CreativePro.com Date: June 2003
Why is it that the camera manages to capture every imperfection? If the subject of your latest photo looks like they stayed up too late the night before, it's time for a little Photoshop first aide. Here's a Photoshop retouching technique for curing the morning-after blues.

Design Tips: The Power of Logo
From: CreativePro.com Date: May 2003
Before you redesign that logo, consider the ramifications. As "Before and After" editor John McWade explains, you don't have too look to far to find compelling examples of the power inherent in a logo, especially when it changes.

Photoshop How-to: Advanced Techniques with the Art History Brush
From: CreativePro.com Date: Feb 2003
Photoshop's Art History Brush is a combination of the paintbrush, the smudge tool, and the watercolor filter. Use it to add color and texture to images. Here's how.

Search Engines

Search Engine Marketing Forums

Search Engine Watch
Wealth of information on anything search engines: submission, popularity, optimization and so on.

SearchEngines.com
Great introduction to issues of search engine submission, optimization and promotion.

Web Developers

Dev Shed Forums
Forums on everything programming, web design, web site management, databases, system administration, web hosting and so on. Forum members will even give critiques of submitted websites.

HitBrain
Lists top 10,000 search keywords.

Lynx Viewer
See how a webpage will look with Lynx, a text web browser.

Netscape: Archived Client Products
All versions of Netscape available for download (Netscape 2.0 and up).

MarketLeap
Check the popularity of a webpage in search engines.

Sitepoint
Articles, blogs and forums for web developers.

Webmonkey
How-to articles on design, multimedia, e-business and programming. Includes a nice quick reference section with an html cheatsheat, a javascript library and among others, a wonderful browser chart which shows the features that are supported by different popular browsers.

Web Page Backward Compatibility Viewer
See how your webpage will look without support for various features (javascript, frames etc).

Webmaster World
Wonderul forums for web developers. Topics cover production of a website, marketing and search engines. You can sign-up for free for the forums. You can also view the threads without signing up. However, once a member, you an bookmark discussion and view threads found from Google. There is also a membership subscription available: $89 for 6 months and $149 for 1 year.

Usability

User Interface Engineering