Useful Links

From blogs to archives, initiatives and programs here is a regularly curated listing of our favourite links. Got a link we should add? Send your link suggestions to website@gdc.net

Blogs, lists, online forums for designers

These designer blogs, forums and resource sites were recommended by members and subscribers to the GDC Listserv. Click on the link to open the site in a new window.

A List Apart: for people who make websites
ATypI France blog

Colour & Design Blog colorlovers.com
Corporate Design Foundation: great info for wayfinding signage distance viewing guidelines
Creative Latitude

David C. Baker's ReCourses
Design Observer  
Domtar's Designer Corner

Etapes: French design magazine

Flicker: designer books group
Fontzone

Graphis

Lynda.com: online training and tips

Newseum: the interactive museum of news with front pages of newspapers from around the world.

SDGQ's Oeil pour oeil
Speak Up
Spiekermann
Studica: good source for Pantone books

The Graphic Student: where design students talk
Thomas Phinney's "Typblography"
Typographica: a journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design
Typophile

Typophile's great list of type-related blogs

Typophiles: a not-for-profit educational association that encourages the appreciation and production of fine typography and bookmaking.
Type Club: List of type foundries

101 Essential Freelancing Resources

 

Online Design Resources

Excellent site with mega-resources for logo design/typography:
www.logodesignlove.com/

Icograda International Council of Graphic Design Associations

Design Media Network  is a single online source/list for design publications and media worldwide. Search for design publications by topic or by geographic locale, and the posted links lead to a wealth of online and downloadable resources.

Devil's Artisan  Check back issues for articles on Canadian design pioneers.

The GDC Journal

Design Council

Sam Carter's online design history course

Canadian Advertising Club The best in Canadian and international TV ads.

The Design Encyclopedia "A growing, collaborative resource that describes, tracks and explains culture, commerce, politics, media, sports, brands – everything possible, really – through design."

aTypl  Association dedicated to type and typography.

The Society of Typographic Aficionados

Graphic Artists Guild

Typeright promotes typefaces as creative works and advocates their legal protection as intellectual property.

 

Design archive sites

AIGA Design Archives
Bauhaus Archive
Canadian Design Resource
Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art
Design Museum
Icograda Resources
NAGO - The Dutch Design Archive
Rene Wanner's Poster Page

RIT Design Archive Online
The Arts and Humanities Data Service
The Graphic Design Archives at RIT
University of Brighton Design Archives

 

Great Web Design Resources

smashingmagazine.com

alistapart.com

http://abookapart.com — Are the books that were started by the guys from Happy Cog and A List Apart.

http://5by5.tv/bigwebshow — Is the podcast they should all be listening to if they want to know who to look up to, and who to learn from. It's all good design advice and an amazing resource for developing designers. Hosted by web design god Jeffery Zeldman.

http://www.w3schools.com/ is a good reference site for HTML, CSS, Javascript and more.

Here's the MDN CSS reference, complete with info on non-Mozilla browsers: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/CSS/CSS_Reference

http://w3fools.com/

Design and publishing of ebooks: http://pubstandards.org/

www.devlounge.net

www.digitalthread.comdesignresources
www.designshack.co.uk/gallery/all/
www.cssbeauty.com 
http://cssremix.com
http://screenfluent.com
http://cssmania.com
http://thebestdesigns.com
www.cssbloom.com
www.bestwebgallery.com
www.designmeltdown.com

www.onepixelarmy.com
www.webcreme.com
http://cssprincess.com

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