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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.
Offers tutorials on HTML and creating
web sites. The nontechnical
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
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.
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,
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
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:
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,
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.
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
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
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
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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