TCNJ Designer Resources

* job listings from design sites

37 Signals' Job Board
CSS Monster (part of CSS Beauty)
Authentic Jobs (from Cameron Moll)

* job search websites

Dice - Tech Job Search
Simply Hired
Use frames to create your own custom Craigslist job page, like this:
RSS Jobs
5 Saved Searches and up to 10 results each for free. Use this with Monster, Careerbuilder, and Dice, in addition to their job search agent emails.

* job social network

O'Reilly Connection

* jobs - freelance (links to my frame template page)
Elance Marketplace
Rent A Coder

blog software and tools

Movable Type
Feedburner - Stats for your RSS Feed
56 RPC and RPC2 Services to Ping

blogs - css and web standards

Jeffrey Zeldman
Eric Meyer
David Shea
Molly E. Holzschlag
Roger Johansson
Digital Web Magazine

blogs - flash

Aral Balkan
Colin Moock
Guy Watson
Grant Skinner
Tinic Uro
Flash Insider

blogs - new entrepreneurs

Mike Davidson
of sIFR,, and iPod-A-Month fame
Shaun Inman
of Designologue, ShortStat, Mint, IFR and SXSW Blog of the Year '05 fame

books - business

The Business Side of Creativity, by Cameron S. Foote
Excellent guide if you want to be a freelancer in any creative field
The Creative Business Guide to Running a Graphic Design Business
Another book by Cameron S. Foote, specific to graphic design firms
The Automatic Millionaire, by David Bach
Not related to design, but valuable information on why and how to save your money at a young age

books - css and web standards

Designing with Web Standards, by Jeffrey Zeldman
Web Standards Solutions, by Dan Cederholm
Bulletproof Web Design, by Dan Cederholm
The Zen of CSS Design, by Dave Shea, Molly E. Holzschlag

business resources

101 Essential Freelancing Resources
Great list of links... it's growing to beyond 101
How Much Does a Web Page Cost?
Great article to help explain web page costs to clients
Web Design Contracts: Why Bother
The Why and How of Web Design Contracts
Pricing a Project
Excellent article from Blue Flavor
Steps to Becoming a Freelance Web Developer
Great article for anyone looking to go freelance
Client Progress Template
My template for freelance projects
Online invoice management
Creative Commons
nonprofit organization offering a flexible copyright for creative work
Web-based job tracking, invoicing, reporting & project management Graphic Design Pricing & Salaries


South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW)
March 7 - 11, 2008 in Austin, TX


Build Your Campus in 3D
use Google SketchUp to build a 3D model of campus


CSS Reboot
Biannual event to redesign websites with web standards
CSS Help Pile
Position is Everything - Modern browser bugs explained in detail : CSS layout techniques
CSS Zen Garden

css showcase

CSS Beauty

firefox extensions

edit, debug, and monitor CSS, HTML, and JavaScript
Web Developer Extension on
Adds a menu and a toolbar with various web developer tools. A must have.
Html Validator
Toolbar icon alerts if HTML validates or not, and explains errors when you View Source
View Rendered Source
Displays color coded and styled rendered source (includes HTML generated by JavaScript and XML)
Draw out a ruler to get the pixel width and height of any elements on a webpage
Advanced Eyedropper, ColorPicker, Page Zoomer and other colorful goodies
Hover over parts of a webpage to view HTML element type and its class or id (if they exist)
Venkman JavaScript Debugger
Website also includes extensive tutorial on how to properly use it
Screen grab!
Take a screen shot of the entire webpage, even if it is larger than the screen
Makes your RSS feeds nicer to read in the browser
Display the Google PageRank and Alexa ranking with search-related tools
PDF Download
Choose to view a PDF in the browser (as PDF or HTML) or download it
Lets you to add customized "user scripts" to any web page to change its behavior


Flash Pearls Resources Page
Resources page from my Flash showcase website
FlashObject: Javascript Flash detection and embed script
Use this EVERY time you embed a flash movie on a webpage. EVERY time.
Flare - free ActionScript decompiler

rss readers

Google Personalized Homepage
Use "Create a Section" to add custom RSS Feeds

social bookmarking

Scuttle - for your own server
Today's popular sites - popular sites

web hosts

NEIT Solutions
Not a lot of storage, but most reliable host i've dealt with
Lots of storage space, great price and reliable service
Dathorn Internet Services
Shared & Reseller Hosting, for the advanced user

web standards

Ten reasons to learn and use web standards
The Dollars and Sense of Building to Standards
The Web Standards Project
A List Apart
sIFR: Rich Accessible Typography for the Masses
10 Reasons Clients Don't Care About Accessibility

website tools

Campaign Monitor
Awesome email newsletter and list management tool. Freelance clients will love you for it.
Comprehensive guide to .htaccess
useful to know this if you have your own website hosting
Shaun Inman's ShortStat reborn
A simple (and free!) web stats analyser based on ShortStat
tracks incoming referrers to your website

~ web projects of mine

IntraSmart Flash Presentation
Smarter Fuel
Flash Pearls: Flash Website Showcase

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