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Center for Digital Democracy
The Center for Digital Democracy is committed to preserving the openness and diversity of the Internet in the broadband era, and to realizing the full potential of digital communications through the development and encouragement of noncommercial, public interest programming.

HTML Goodies
Offers tutorials on HTML and creating web sites. The nontechnical introduction to the site is a good place to get started if you’re a complete novice. It offers answers to basic questions such as “Why create a website?” and “Where do I put my website?”
as well as articles on the importance of design, layout, color and sound, site maintainability, and more.

International Webmasters Association
Provides and fosters professional advancement opportunities among individuals dedicated to or pursuing a Web career.

Daily news about the Internet, including Internet stocks, a Web Developer Channel, and more.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICANN is the nonprofit organization that coordinates the unique identifiers for computers on the Internet, including domain names and IP addresses. 

Internet Society
The ISOC is an international society that aims to provide leadership in addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet. It’s a clearinghouse for groups responsible for Internet infrastructure standards, such as the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

Internet Stats
Search site for information about Internet traffic, market research, demographics, e-commerce, design, search engines, etc.

The site of web graphics expert Lynda Weinman offers online training videos, podcasts, books, and DVDs for sale. The training covers a huge variety of technology and design topics — to name just a few: HTML, illustration, typography, databases, and ColdFusion. You can look for training materials by topic, software product, or software vendor. Monthly, annual, and multiuser subscriptions to online training materials are available.

PBS’s blog that tracks the changes being wrought by technology and tools, including weblogs, RSS, podcasting, citizen journalism, wikis, news aggregators and video repositories. Its Top 5 posts keep tabs on news, people, trends and technologies that are changing journalism.

“Where Newbies become Knowbies” Includes a “Cyber Course” with basics on all aspects of the Internet, from e-mail “Netiquette” to Telnet and Gopher to HTML.

The NewsMarket
A source for online video, audio, news, and stories, some of it free. (Much of the content comes from corporate communications sources, though.) Content is organized by beat.

Clear and effective online communication to the public is a critical element in the overall communications strategy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This site was developed to specifically assist HHS Web managers, designers, and authors improve their overall communications and design efforts. However, since the general principles of good design and usability are applicable to anyone who works with information Web sites, the site is now available to other federal agencies and to the general public.

The site of Jakob Nielsen, a Sun Microsystems Distinguished Engineer and the company's web usability guru. Particularly useful is his bi-weekly Alertbox column.

Webgrrls International
Association provides networking and skill-building opportunities for women who work in—or are just interested in—new media. There are several chapters around the country.

How-to guide for web developers.

World Wide Web Artists' Consortium
The World Wide Web Artists' Consortium is a global organization formed by web developers to encourage education, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

World Wide Web Consortium
The group responsible for publishing revisions to the hypertext markup language (HTML). Check this site for the latest version.

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Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 510-4588
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