resources

Good Books

The Brand Gap
Marty Neumeier

Design Language
Tim McCreight

Don't Make Me Think
Steve Krug

Graphic Design: The New Basics
Ellen Lupton

Graphic Design Thinking
Edited by Ellen Lupton

Orbiting the Giant Hairball
Gordon MacKenzie

Pantone Guide to Communicating with Color
Leatrice Eiseman

SoakWashRinseSpin
Tolleson Design

Stop Stealing Sheep
Erik Spiekermann, E.M. Ginger

Thinking with Type
Ellen Lupton

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Robert Pirsig

Good Websites

*Please note: to the best of my ability (and time) these links are active.

Learning

FontShop Typography Education
www.fontshop.com/education

Design Inspiration

Communication Arts – Webpicks
www.commarts.com/webpicks

CSS Beauty
cssbeauty.com

Design and Design
designanddesign.com

Digital Thread
www.digitalthread.com

The FWA: Favourite Website Awards
www.thefwa.com

Logo Lounge
www.logolounge.com

Netdiver
www.netdiver.net

Smashing Magazine
www.smashingmagazine.com

xhilarate.com – supercharged creative bookmarks
www.xhilarate.com

WellVetted.com
www.wellvetted.com

WDCF: FED – Where Design Comes From: Fresh Electronic Delivery
www.wdcf.com/FED

Design Talk

A List Apart
www.alistapart.com

Before and After Magazine
www.bamagazine.com

The Brand Gap: Slideshow
www.slideshare.net/coolstuff/the-brand-gap

Brand New: Opionions on Corporate and Brand Identity Work
www.underconsideration.com/brandnew

Communication Arts Magazine
www.commarts.com

Design Observer – Writings on Design and Culture
www.designobserver.com

Hack-2-School Guide – Core 77’s guide to surviving design school
– made me laugh
www.core77.com/hack2school

HOW Magazine
www.howdesign.com

Smashing Magazine
www.smashingmagazine.com

Speak Up > Design Dialog
www.underconsideration.com/speakup

Valcasey
www.valcasey.com/webdesign

Wishful Thinking: How to Motivate Creative People
www.wishfulthinking.co.uk

Shopping

All Modern.com
www.allmodern.com

BluDot.com
www.bludot.com

Chiasso – Modern Furniture
www.chiasso.com

Design Public – Modern Furniture and Fresh New Design Online
www.designpublic.com

Flax Art – Unique Gifts
www.flaxart.com

russell+hazel – Cool Office Supplies
www.russellandhazel.com

See Jane Work – More Cool Office Supplies
www.seejanework.com

Uncommon Goods – Unique gifts
www.uncommongoods.com

Wishing Fish – Unique Gifts
www.wishingfish.com

Coding Resources

CSS Zen Garden
www.csszengarden.com

Lorem Ipsum Generator
www.lipsum.com

Vischeck – Color Blindness Simulator
www.vischeck.com/vischeck

YourHTMLSource.com – CSS and Multiple Links
www.yourhtmlsource.com/stylesheets/csslinks.html

Tools

COLOURlovers – Color Trends + Palettes
www.colourlovers.com

Designers Toolbox
www.designerstoolbox.com

Encaps.net – Inexpensive PHP Photo Gallery
www.encaps.net

Firefox – Web developer toolbar
addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/?src=collection&collection_id=da0ecd99-2289-7ab0-7d57-e7c489c845c3

Minigal / MG2 – Free PHP Photo Gallery
www.minigal.dk

Free SiteMap Creator
sitemapdoc.com

TextureZ – Free Photo Textures
texturez.com

Tiny URL
tinyurl.com

Website Grader
website.grader.com

Photography

JPG Magazine
www.jpgmag.com

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison – Cool conceptual photo work
www.parkeharrison.com

Misc.

© Krista Van Guilder