References and Tools  

W3Schools Tutorial - free tutorials in all web development technologies

Adobe Tutorials


Fireworks CS5 Tutorial from Web Dev & Design Foundations

Flash CS5 Tutorial from Web Dev & Design Foundations

Photoshop CS5 from WebDev & Design Foundations


references Design Print References:

Don't Make Me Think , 2nd Edition (Krug) (I will circulate a copy of this & have one in the library) New Riders Press, ISBN: 978-0321344755
Advanced Common Sense website

Head First Web Design, (Watrall & Siarto) O'Rielly Media, ISBN: 978-0596520304
HeadFirst Labs

Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition (MacDonald) O'Rielly Media, ISBN: 978-1449301729
Missing Manuals Website

The Non-Designer's Web Book, 3rd Edition (Williams and Tollett)
Peachpit Press, ISBN: 978-0321303370


Technology Print References:

HTML 4 for the WWW: Visual Quickstart Guide, 4th Edition (Castro)
Peachpit Press, ISBN: 0201354934

HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition: Visual QuickStart Guide,
6th Edition (Castro)
Peachpit Press, ISBN: 0321430840

PHP for the WWW: Visual Quickstart Guide, 4th Edition (Ullman)
Peachpit Press, ISBN: 0321733452

PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Websites : Visual QuickPro Guide, 4th edition (Ullman) Peachpit Press, ISBN: 0321784073

PHP and MySQL Web Development, 4th Edition (Welling and Thomson)
Addison-WesleyPublishing, ISBN: 978-0672332005


Online References for HTML, XHTML, & CSS:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript Reference

DevGuru HTML 4 tags

Barebones HTML Tag Guide

DevGuru XHTML tags

DevGuru CSS 2

CSS Tutorial & Guide

DevGuru JavaScript Reference

VisiBone JavaScript Reference

O'Reilly PHP Pocket Reference


Online References for Web Site Color Themes:

Web safe colors Palette

Web Palette

VisiBone HTML Color Codes

The Man in Blue


Color Schemer

Color Palette

Well Styled


Online Manuals:

PHP Documentation

MySQL Documentation

Tools FireFox Environment Downloads:

Add-ons for FireFox - suggested: Web-dev

HTML Validator Extension


HTML Editors:


Amaya W3C's Editor Browser

1st Page: HTML editor

NVU - open source HTML editor 

Adobe Trial Downloads


Graphics Tools:

GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

PIXIE - Color Picker from Nattyware


Other Tools:

Dropbox - sharing and synchronization software

Putty - SSH & Telnet program

FileZilla - FTP program


Online Tools:

Flickr Color Selectr - Locate photos using single color

Multicolr - Locate photos using multicolors

PicReflect - Create picture reflections

BgPattern - Make background Patterns

CoolArchive - clip art, buttons, logo maker etc - Monitors websites for up-time

Browser Shots - Renders a webpage in different web browsers

Balsamic Mockups - Assists in the creation of website mockups

HTML/XHTML Validator (W3C)

CSS Validator (W3C)


Group managment:

Podio - used to manage group projects