Everything you need from photography, sound, e-commerce solutions and mailing list services.
BEFORE YOU START DESIGNING RESOURCES
Here are a list of important resources for before you start designing. These resources answer many initial questions.
ALL ABOUT COLOR
Do you need to convert pantone colors to RGB? Are you looking for what colors might go together? Here are some color related resources that I use when designing website graphics.
I do not recommend clip art as the main graphic elements in a site - but every now and then it's nice to add a fun graphic punch to a calendar event or announcement.
COPY WRITING, PROOFING AND SPELL CHECKING
Having well written copy on your web site is essential, both for clear communication and for search engine optimization. The right text will make people stay on your site, and click further into it. Having copy that is spelled correctly is very important as well. If your writing is sloppy, your site does not look professional.
Here are some of the e-commerce solutions that I and my clients have used.
Searching for the perfect font for your graphic design? Here are some font resources.
GRAPHIC BRANDING - FAVICON
Links for generating favicons for your site and other branding tips and resources.
Professional photography delivers pictures worth "a thousand words" by visually capturing the uniqueness of your business or service. Anything less than picture-perfect quality will not attract the attention your website deserves. With a little help from these photographers, you can give your website a real competitive edge. These photographers are highly recommended for print and internet production.
SOUND AND VIDEO
Sound and video are very important tools on websites. Adding narration to your site will help communicate on an audio as well as visual level with visitors. This can enhance your web site's effectiveness.
The quality of photographs can make or break a web site. I've compiled a list of stock photography sites, some with FREE photographs, and others with fee based images. These area great resources if you need photos for your web site.
WEB SITE STANDARDS AND STATS
Are you wondering what the average screen resolution is? What fonts are the most common? What versions of flashplayer are supported by what percentage of people?
Are you wondering why your web designer is designing your site at a certain width or height, and why she/he is choosing certain fonts?
Here are some links to helpful stat pages.