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

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.


FontShop Typography Education

Design Inspiration

Communication Arts – Webpicks

CSS Beauty

Design and Design

Digital Thread

The FWA: Favourite Website Awards

Logo Lounge


Smashing Magazine – supercharged creative bookmarks

WDCF: FED – Where Design Comes From: Fresh Electronic Delivery

Design Talk

A List Apart

Before and After Magazine

The Brand Gap: Slideshow

Brand New: Opionions on Corporate and Brand Identity Work

Communication Arts Magazine

Design Observer – Writings on Design and Culture

Hack-2-School Guide – Core 77’s guide to surviving design school
– made me laugh

HOW Magazine

Smashing Magazine

Speak Up > Design Dialog


Wishful Thinking: How to Motivate Creative People



Chiasso – Modern Furniture

Design Public – Modern Furniture and Fresh New Design Online

Flax Art – Unique Gifts

russell+hazel – Cool Office Supplies

See Jane Work – More Cool Office Supplies

Uncommon Goods – Unique gifts

Wishing Fish – Unique Gifts

Coding Resources

CSS Zen Garden

Lorem Ipsum Generator

Vischeck – Color Blindness Simulator – CSS and Multiple Links


COLOURlovers – Color Trends + Palettes

Designers Toolbox – Inexpensive PHP Photo Gallery

Firefox – Web developer toolbar

Minigal / MG2 – Free PHP Photo Gallery

Free SiteMap Creator

TextureZ – Free Photo Textures

Tiny URL

Website Grader


JPG Magazine

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison – Cool conceptual photo work


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