Web Development Resources
- The World Wide Web Consortium See the HTML home page. It has aids, like validators for HTML and Cascading Style Sheets. List of valid DTDs
- An Outsider's Guide to the W3C gives an independent view of this crucial organization.
- New Architect (Now defunct) used to be WebReview
- CNet's Builder.com ::: ZDNet's Developer ::: WebReference
- HTML Writers Guild
- WebTango (University of Washington) Improving Information Interactions Online
- Information Architecture Wiki
- Tutorials: Online Tutorial on Web Design and Web Page Design for Designers ::: PageTutor
- Communities: evolt.org ::: SiteExperts.com :::
- Examples, Good and Bad: Cool Homepages ::: Web Pages that Suck ::: HTML Hell
- Ezines: Digital Web Magazine, Lighthouse on the Web, NewMedia, AListApart.com, Mappa.Mundi: revealing invisible worlds
- Development: Good Practices ::: SiteExpert ::: SitePoint ::: DevGuru ::: ToolShed ::: CSS Pointers Group ::: DynamicDrive ::: BrainJar
- Forums: Evolt's the list
- Simon Willison's Weblog
- Elegant Hack and the Gleanings weblog.
This section is a bit of catchall for advanced material that you will need if you want to deepen your understanding of web technologies and services.
- Database: MySQL
- Content Management: Manila ::: Frontier
- Sawmill Log Analizer
Logically, you can always find help for developing a website on the Internet. Here are some initial resources to start with:
- NYPL Style Guide - This is a resource put together by Jeffrey Zeldman.
- Yale Web Style Guide
- Barebones Guide
- A Beginner's Guide to HTML
- ZDNet Developer HTML Tag Library:
- WebMonkey ::: HTML Code Tutorial
- Glassdog's Design-O-Rama
Another aide for reference are several online resources that have HTML files or help applets that can be installed on your computer so that you don't have to be online to use them. Some require payment.
At my daytime job, we are required to use FrontPage to service our websites, uploading files, carrying out normal maintenance and other housekeeping. We can use other applications, like Dreamweaver, but we can't access the server with that application. It's a security issue. I don't recommend anyone who is serious about web design to use FrontPage, but it's widely available so I am including a few links for reference.
- Independents: Sitecrafters FP Support ::: OutFront ::: DynamicNet, Arriba FP Help ::: LearnASP.com
- Directories: dmoz
- Microsoft: FrontPage 2000 Table of Content, FrontPage 2000 Tutorial, FrontPage 2000, Web Workshop, Microsoft Developers Network Online. Also see Visual Studio. Search for help in the Knowledgebase. News groups: has many groups on FrontPage, led by MVPs (MS-certified experts) specialized in the topics. You can post questions and get responses within hours, usually. Use Outlook Express to access the news groups.
- ASP: ASP Guild International ::: haneng ::: ASP Resource Index ::: CoverYourASP ::: PlanetSourceCode ::: CodeAvenue ::: DevGuru