Resources for Web Site Design

Are you needing some help to get started in learning or teaching Web design? Look no further. Compiled below are some references to get you started.

Overview of Web Design

A good place to start is to ask what are you trying to accomplish with the Web site? Sometimes, a simple downloadable PDF can achieve the same results rather than spending the resources and time to learn how to create a Web site. If you would like some help here, please contact Cary Hazelwood, Web & Learning Services Coordinator, for information on how to approach your project. Please, no inquiries from outside the college.

  • Basics of Web Design (from Web Design from Scratch)
    This section covers the basics of the process of creating pages, understanding Web site design, principles of good Web page design, and recommended reading.

Teaching Web Design and Development

If you are an instructor looking to incorporate Web design in your course, make sure that you have familiarized yourself with the basics above before diving headfirst into planning your lesson or project.

Web Reference and Tutorials
Offers an updated design gallery and additional Web design resources.

Online reference and tutorials for HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP, and more.

Web development and design resources, news, articles, and tutorials.

Web Pages That Suck
Editorial site about poor Web design with detailed examples.

Web Standards Project
Organization devoted to and promoting Web standards.

Web Style Guide, 3rd Edition
Reference for the planning, development, design, and management of Web sites.

Usable Web
Index to articles about Web usability.


World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Organization that leads in standards specifications for the Web.