You don't have to spend a nickel to come up to speed on basic web
authoring, and with a remarkably modest expenditure in shareware, you can
have enough graphics tools to create a pleasing web site. Here are
authoring, design, graphics, and other resources to get you started.
Note that sites do change, and some links will therefore be "dead ends"; This
is unavoidable -- but, please let us
know if a link doesn't work for you so that we can update it.
WEB DESIGN AND GENERAL DEVELOPMENT
- Netscape's "Creating
Web Sites" Section. Not as easy to get started with this
site as it used to be, but still a good collection of resources.
Luckily, their table tutorial (
their frames tutorial (
still available in their old locations.
- Microsoft's authoring/editing
resources. Additional useful authoring, design, graphics tips.
Some very good material here.
- Yahoo. Select the
"computers" section from the main menu, then cruise around.
You'll find online clip-art libraries, tutorials, software, a cornucopia
- Web Developer Online.
From Mecklermedia, publisher of many internet-related periodicals. Many
fascinating links in their "resources" section.
- Web Wonk. From Dave
Siegel, the author of Killer Web Sites, some provocative and
in-your-face commentary on web design.
- Designing Web Graphics.
Lynda Weinman has written a book and created a set of online
GRAPHICS: A STARTER KIT
THE WORLD OF COLOR
- I Am Curious Yellow. Color
on the web is complicated, and nothing is going to make it really easy,
although some of the tools gathered here may help. This site from the
University of Pennsylvania's new Media Department presents color in
all of its bewildering complexity.
- Non-Dithering Colors.
A swatch chart, also from Lynda Weinman. These 256 colors may not look
exactly alike from monitor to monitor, but at least they'll look like
colors instead of patterns. Large image file (216KB); you may want to
download this one to your hard drive.
- Cyphen + HexColor If
you've chosen an RGB color
in Adobe Photoshop or PaintShop Pro and want to convert it to the code
that browsers use, this online utility will do it for you, automagically.
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"Chapters and Other Links"
From the CD version of Fundraising and
Friend-Raising on the Web: A Handbook for Libraries and Other Non-Profit
Organizations. ALA Editions, 1998. Copyright © 1998, Adam Corson-Finnerty
and Laura Blanchard, all rights reserved.