Lots of graphics and dense type can be a bit hard to take at times, but
the ideas, recommendations and references are well worth the effort. An
inspiration for anyone involved in design of on-screen experiences (July
on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design, Eric Meyer.
Hands-on, project based introduction to using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Highly recommended. (May '03)
Designer: 101 Graphic Design Projects for Print, the Web, Multimedia
and Motion Graphics, Stephen Pite. Multimedia
Literacy, Third Edition, Fred T. Hofstetter. (Nov. '02)
Education of an E-Designer, edited by Steven Heller.
Articles and essays about the future of design
and design education from a wide range of perspectives. (Oct.'01)
Artists Working in New Media. Documentary video by Seth Thompson.
A fast-paced overview of the recent computer-related interactive art,
with a glimpse of its future. Highly recommended. (Mar.'02)
& using color
Websites and books that explain color theory
and help you put it into practice on the web and in print. (Mar.'01)
Beautiful design, hot topics, knowledgeable contributors
(Meredith Davis, Hugh Dubberly, Steven Heller). A bit pedantic for my
blood, but well worth a visit. Loop is co-sponsored by AIGA, American
Institute of Graphic Arts and Virginia Commonwealth University's Center
for Design. (Dec.'00) [LOOP
Culture, book by Steven Johnson.
Where computer-based interactive design and technology is headed...the
artform of the next century? (June'00)
Web Usability, book by Jakob Nielsen.
A much-needed antidote to the tidal wave of books describing "killer"
sites and "cool" design. (Feb.'00)
Val Casey's site will whet your appetite for web design with lots of ideas
to chew on and gourmet links to sample. (Mar'00)
= Artist's book?
The Internet dominates our thinking right now, but the "old"
CD-ROM technology delivers a richer experience. Good CD-ROMs, where to
buy them. (Jan.'00)
Free publications keep you informed on the latest products and techniques
in the digital/multi/newmedia industry. (Nov.'99)
Interactive Book, by Celia Pearce.
A book that explains, but more importantly, inspires. Don't settle for
ATM-style interaction. (July'99)
to build a website
We spill the beans on the best tutorials, books
and tools to help you create and improve your website. (Sept.'00)
NetMechanic checks download speed, HTML,
spelling, broken links. Not the only service of its kind, but a darn good
best web counter
A hit counter can help you design and market your site. We found a good
free one and tell you how to use it to improve your site. (Dec.'99)
4-CD set, Savant Interactive, Inc.
Learn Web construction at your own pace, at your own place. (Sept.'99)
Review of Macromedia's popular web layout software,
with a list of favorite features and comparisons to Adobe GoLive. (Dec.'01)
Masters of Flash, book and CD-ROM by Tomasz Jankowski and others.
Interviews with Flash designers and artists; tutorials and how-to articles
on some of their techniques. (June'01)
How you can learn more about Macromedia Director, including a good book
and several helpful websites. (July'00, rev. 11/01)
5.5 vs. Fireworks 2
Adobe does it again, catching up to (and maybe passing) Macromedia in
preparing graphics for web use. (Oct.'99)