E-magazines for Web Developers
Magazine--lots of articles on all kinds of topics in
web design; there is also a bi-weekly newsletter anyone
may sign up for.
number of tutorials and reviews of products relating to
A List Apart--a
venerable e-zine for web designers; it can take a bit of
time to load the main page, so wait for its good
tutorials and hints.
Designer--a print and web magazine from the UK with
Selected Books for Web Developers
- NOTE: I have only posted a few
books here that I have personal copies of, primarily as
ebooks on my Kindle. You may search at your favorite
online or local store for books relating to HTML,
Web Style Guide Online--also available in print
edition; it is for the beginner as well as the veteran
and begins with the underlying concept of universal
and jQuery by Dane Cameron (2013). Excellent
introduction and reference. (This was a free ebook for
me when I got it at Amazon, but it might now have a
price associated with it.)
Edition) by Greg Sidelnikov (2014). Another book to read
as a beginner or for reference.
- Thinking in HTML, Thinking in CSS,
Editiond) by Aravind Shenoy (2014). These three make a
nice series for the beginner or for a more advanced user
who needs a review.
Style Guides for Web UI Design: An Overview for Modern
Designers--a link to this pdf file will be sent to
your email address. You do not need to set up an account
with UXPin unless you wish to do so.
Web Authoring and Editing Info Sites
Comparison of HTML Editors--a Wikipedia page with
lots of data to review as you choose a WYSIWYG (What You
See Is What You Get) webpage editor.
SharePoint Designer 2007--I have been using this
WYSIWYG web editor from Microsoft for years; initially
it came with Microsoft Office or the user had to pay to
get it. Since April 2009, it has been available for
free, and no product key is needed to activate it.
NOTE: SPD 2010 and 2013 are not the same kind of
program, so do not install any of these versions.
Expression Web 4 (free version)--this is the latest
mostly WYSIWYG web editor from Microsoft which seems to be in
the line of SPD 2007.
Setting up Expression Web 4--scroll down and select the version 4.0 ebook and follow its suggestions as a good starting point.
"Prerequisites for Using Microsoft Expression Web"--some good links from Microsoft on how to learn the basics for using Expression Web.
Tutorials Associated with Using Expression Web--a number of good tutorials from "by Expression" for anyone wanting to use Expression Web 4.
HTML Info Sites
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Info Sites
- NOTE: Many of the links to HTML
resources above will also give the user a good beginning
- Learn All
About CSS--a rather complete tutorial designed to
help any web author become efficient with CSS.
with HTML + CSS"--a beginning tutorial from the
people who gave us HTML standardizations (W3C).
Started with CSS"--a good tutorial from Mozilla
Style Attributes--a definitive list of CSS style
from the W3C.
Usability (ease of navigation so users get what they are seeking) Info Sites
- Definitions: UX -
User eXperience; UI - User Interface
Usability: The Basics"--Trent Moss lists several
ideas that any web author would find well to heed.
project of the US Department of Health and Human
Services spells out in easily "read" and navigated pages
how to make excellent sites with respect to their
- Nielsen Norman
Group (NN/g)--since 1998 this group has worked at
"Evidence-Based User Experience Research, Training, and
Consulting;" and in the midst of meeting their
customers' needs, they have also provided significant
insights for general web authors and designers.
Results for Usability of the Wet Sites of Non-Profits--a
listing of several articles of results from research by
the Nielsen Norman Group.
Writing Quality Web Content--a list of articles
written by Rachel McAlpine with plenty of good advice
for web authors.
Webcredible Blog--postings on effective web
authoring from the staff at Webcribible.
Accessibility (making sites usable for those with physical limitations) Info Sites
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