A source for up-to-date GoLive news, support, and plug-ins.
Russell Brown’s homepage
A veritable plethora of quality photoshop tips & techniques.
Studio Seven Design
Offers a nice collection of Dreamweaver tutorials and step-by-step examples.
An amazing resource for everything Dreamweaver related.
Offers a multitude of Dreamweaver files for additional extensibility.
Wonderful source for Flash™. He offers free, downloadable Flash™ .fla’s, step-by-step tutorials, and even workflow suggestions. A “must visit” for any Flash™ developer.
Fantastic resource offers Flash chat, free downloads, and step-by-step tutorials in a variety of formats.
Another great Flash resource with tons of free how-to’s and downloadable examples that you can deconstruct.
For over 25 years COMSTOCK has been one of the world’s most renowned photo agencies with a reputation for professionalism and integrity amongst the clients it serves and the photographers it represents.
The Next Generation of Visual Communication
Celebrates the graphic arts through a quintessential display of the
freshest, most uncensored creative work published today, combined with coverage on issues, ideas, teachings, and practice – to inspire all levels of the industry food chain.
The Graphic Design Resource Center
Everything a Graphic Designer could want or need.
The Association of Macintosh Trainers
An international network of Macintosh computer professionals who provide computer
support and assistance to anyone in need.
Internet Advertising Bureau
Ad banner size standards. A great resource for figuring out the “official” sizes for the
varying types (and sizes) of ad banners.
WWW Authoring FAQ
Excellent FAQ assembled by Tom Boutelle of PNG and Mapedit fame.
Lynda Weinman’s series of Web Graphics books.
Check Yahoo’s browser list for new browser arrivals.
Check InfoSeek’s browser list for new browser arrivals.
Get the latest HTML info from the source. W3C.
Description of HTML+.
Common Internet File Formats
Excellent reference for file formats and respective viewers/helper apps.
PNG File Format
Specs for a new file format – PNG – 24-bit w/full alpha channel transparency
.DeBabelizerSoftware for batch processing palettes and bit-depth for Web and multimedia images.
The Bandwidth Conservation Society
The name says it all.
216 Safe Colors for browsers
Homegurrl’s tips on using browser-safe colors.
Using Browser-Safe CLUT on Photographs
Dithering in 24-bit images.
Mediarama’s Hex Converter.
Non-Dithering Hex Chart
The browser-safe color chart organized by color that’s described in my books.
Hex on U
An attempt to explain hexidecimal math.
WWW Authoring FAQ
Tom Boutell’s FAQ page about interlaced and transparent GIFs.
PNG File Format
PNG does better transparency than GIFs, but is not widely supported.
BoxTop’s PhotoGIF Plug-in
Boxtop offers a GIF89a plug-in for Photoshop on Macs.
Adobe Gif 89a Plug-in (Mac)
Free Mac Photoshop plug-in for making transparent GIFs.
Adobe Gif 89a Plug-in (Windows)
Free Windows Photoshop plug-in for making transparent GIFs.
TYPOGRAPHY (IF YOU CAN CALL IT THAT)
An international leader in typeface design and marketing for over 25 years,
ITC collaborates with world-class designers to provide a library of more than
1,000 classic typefaces and innovative new designs.
Letraset’s www site.
Custom Handwriting Fonts
This site will take your handwriting and make an electronic version for you.
Excellent independent font-designer Ethan Dunham’s site, who sells his wares
inexpensively over the Web.
Excellent directory for online font acquisitions.
One of the most innovative font design houses in the world goes online.
Agfatype’s online type foundry.
Great resource for learning about fonts.
Typofile Magazine for essays on computer-screen–based typography
assembled by Daniel Will-Harris.
Choosing and Using Type
Great tutorial on type design by Daniel Will Harris.
David Seigal’s Alignment Tips
Alignment Tips from Web Wonk.
Creating High-Impact Documents
Nescape’s instructions on using image sizing tags
Buttons, Bullets and Bars
Chris Stephen’s clip art collection.
Michael Herrick’s clip art and Web-bullet philosophy.
One site that lists you to eight others for imagemap instruction.
Imagemap Help Page
Help for imagemap makers.
Client-Side Imagemap Help Page
hip’s client-side imagemapping info.
Tom Boutell’s software for imagemaps — supports client-side.
How to do Imagemaps, courtesy of Netscape.
Flash and Video
Macromedia’s support page.
GIF Construction Kit for Windows
PC Authoring software for GIF89a animations.
Real Audio Page
Info on Real Audio — audio streaming over the www.
The official QuickTime site.
Everything you want to know about MPEG, plus some.
Computer Security Issues
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Note: Some of these below links will stun and amaze you when you test your
computer for its security.Not to worry though, it is better that you know what
information your computer is sending out when you visit a site.These a list of
crucial sites that I (the webmaster) have collected over the years and ones in which
I use all the time.I am passing them on so you can utilize them on your machines
to protect your own privacy and security.
I have also included links to SpyWare detectors and Firewalls that I think are useful.
If you have any other sites that you think should be included in this list, please
email them to me and I will post them to the list.
Also, all the software I have linked you to is either free or has a try vefore you buy
policy. But free for the majority of them.
Steve Gibson Research Labs
This site is an interesting read as well.
Try the Leak Test as well as ShieldsUp
Symantec Security Check
This is provided for free from the makers of Norton Antivirus. Here you can test for
Security Risks, viruses and trace potential attacks on your computer. This service is
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
As part of Microsoft’s Strategic Technology Protection Program, and in response to direct
customer need for a streamlined method of identifying common security misconfigurations, Microsoft has developed the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA). Version 1.0 of MBSA includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Windows systems. MBSA runs on Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems and will scan for missing hotfixes and vulnerabilities in the following products: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 and 5.0, SQL Server 7.0 and 2000, Internet Explorer (IE) 5.01 and later, and Office 2000 and 2002. MBSA creates and stores individual XML security reports for each computer scanned and will display the reports in the graphical user interface in HTML
At PC Pitstop they can help you get your PC in top form — running fast, stable and secure.
PC Pitstop runs diagnostics on your PC to identify things that might help improve performance.
The process is fully automated, private and safe. After the diagnostics run, they give you tips for
improving all kinds of things. Best of all, the service is free!
One of the best free anti-virus programs out there. It scans your incoming and outgoing email as well.
Symantec Norton Antivirus
I personally use this product and have found it has caught all virus attacks made on my computer.
Great email scanning as well and it has a 30 day free trial. Well worth paying for in my opinion.
ZoneLabs ZoneAlarm Personal Firewall
Great firewall which I use myself. I have the Pro version but the free version is also good.
Ad-aware is a free multi spyware removal utility that scans your memory, registry and hard drives for
known spyware and scumware components and lets you remove them safely. It is updated frequently.
If you are new to Ad-aware, we recommend you read the getting started tutorial.
Undeniably one of the best (and free) spyware detectors.
Spybot Search and Destroy
Some say this is even better than the above mentioned Ad-Aware. I have tried both and agree.
But I think they are both extremely good products and are always kept up to date. Read a review
about Spybot here.
Webroot’s Window Washer
I have used this program for a few years and love it! I have also referred it to many friends
and the reviews have all been the same.This program automatically cleans up your browser’s cache, cookies, history and recent document list.It runs in the background and erases your tracks when you are done surfing the Internet or any other time you choose.They have it for Mac as well and it is Shareware(30 day free trial)
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