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new! LOOP online journal
Quick review: 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 Viginia Commonwealth University's Center for Design.

Learn to build a website
We spill the beans on the best tutorials, books and tools to help you create and improve your website. (Reviewed 9/00)

Learning Director
How you can learn more about Macromedia Director, including a good book and several helpful websites.
(Reviewed 7/00)

Interface Culture, by Steven Johnson. (Reviewed 6/00)
Where computer-based interactive design and technology is headed...the artform of the next century?

Free website tuneup, www.netmechanic.com
Checks download speed, HTML, spelling, broken links. Not the only service of its kind, but a darn good one.
(Reviewed 4/00)

On Web Design, www.valcasey.com
Whet your appetite for web design with lots of ideas to chew on and gourmet links to sample. May leave you a bit hungry, though. (Reviewed 3/00)

Designing Web Usability, by Jakob Nielsen.
A much-needed antidote to the tidal wave of books describing "killer" sites and "cool" design. (Reviewed 2/00)

CD-ROM = 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. (reviewed 1/99)

The 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 what you'll learn from it. (reviewed 12/99)

Trade magazines
Free publications that keep you informed on the latest products and techniques in the digital/multi/newmedia industry.
(reviewed 11/99)

Photoshop 5.5 vs. Fireworks 2
Adobe does it again, catching up to (and maybe passing) Macromedia in preparing graphics for web use. (reviewed 10/99)

WebSavant, 4-CD set, Savant Interactive, Inc.
Learn Web construction at your own place, at your own pace. (reviewed 9/99)

The Interactive Book, by Celia Pearce.
A book that explains, but more importantly, inspires. (reviewed 7/99)

 

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