HTML Resources

There are a number of useful web authoring sites focused on graphics, Dreamweaver, web accessibility, web site design, META tags, server side includes (SSIs) and scripting, among other topics. If you know of a great web authoring resource and would like to let others know about it, please email us at training@missouri.edu.

Software Download Sites

MyServices
Supported software available for download includes applications for anti-virus protection, FTP, and email.
Notepad++
A freeware text editor application for Windows used in our HTML 5 courses.
TextWrangler
A freeware text editor application for Macintosh used in our HTML 5 courses.

General Web Authoring

World Wide Web Consortium
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to increase the value of the web as a forum for information, commerce, communication, and collective understanding.
w3schools.com
offers web-building tutorials, from basic HTML5 and XHTML to advanced XML, XSL, Multimedia and WAP.
Webmonkey: The Web Developer’s Resource
A how-to library for authoring, design, multimedia, e-business, programming, and jobs. Also includes a JavaScript Library, HTML Cheatsheet, Special Characters library, Color Codes, Browser Chart, Stylesheet Guide, UNIX Guide and Glossary.
Dynamic Drive
DHTML scripts for the real world, plus answers to FAQs, book references, etc.
MU Marketing & Communications Homepage
Help with making websites on campus and a variety of related help and options.
HTML Goodies
HTML primers and tutorials, downloads, CSS properties, VBScript keywords, JavaScript, CGI, ASP, DHTML, Java and XML.
HTML5 Rocks: Resources
References, documentation, tools, community and book references.
XML
Articles, buyer’s guide, FAQs, newsletter, jobs, user guides and book references.
XML.ORG
Articles, buyer’s guide, FAQs, newsletter, jobs, user guides and book references.

Dreamweaver Resources

Adobe Developer Connection
Articles, tutorials, support and downloads for Adobe products and others subjects such as databases, XML, CSS, accessibility, security, Flash, ColdFusion, e-learning and rich-media advertising.
Adobe’s official Dreamweaver site
includes tutorials, a resources center, support and training, and a Dreamweaver exchange.

Web Accessibility Resources

Developing Accessible Websites
From the ACT Center
Federal ADA Standards
Section 508 Homepage
Missouri IT Accessibility
Provides direction for complying with RSMo Section 191.86
University of Missouri Office of the ADA Coordinator
Missouri Assistive Technology An organization whose mission is to increase access to assistive technology for Missourians of all ages and with all types of disabilities.
World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative
Freedom Scientific Develops the industry-leading JAWS screen-reading software.
Usability.gov
Division of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Your resource for designing usable, useful and accessibility websites and user interfaces. This site includes guidelines and checklists, statistics and market research, conferences and seminars, newsletters and other publications, and links to other resources.
The Web Design Group
Promotes the creation of non-browser specific, non-resolution specific, creative and informative sites that are accessible to all users worldwide. The WDG offers material on a wide range of HTML related topics.

Web Site Design

Our Web Design Class
3.5 hour course covering SEO, design strategies, content creation, and resources.
Lynda.com
Helps media designers & communicators understand how to use professional tools and design to enhance visual communication through web, print, and motion graphics. They sell current materials/resources, although older materials are free.
Online version of the Web Style Guide, 3rd Edition
By Patrick Lynch and Sarah Horton. The book is all about web design, including philosophy, interfaces, site organization, page layout, graphics, multimedia and animation.

META Tags

Legal Aspects of Web Design
The Web Design Group’s article which includes META-tagging and other misuse.
Meta Tags
Information for Search Engines from HTMLGoodies.com

Server Side Includes

Big Nose Bird
Provides everything you need to build great websites, including an HTML tag guide, information on image maps, Apache web servers, server side includes and graphics, free scripts, a bulletin board, and a newsletter.

Scripting for the Web

Perlfect Solutions
Offers free and custom CGI programming, articles, and discussions on several subjects, such as CGI Environmental Variables
The O’Reilly Network
A portal for developers interested in open and emerging technologies, including new platforms, programming languages, and operating systems. Just like O’Reilly & Associates’ books, this site provides clear, in-depth, and consistent technical information for expert developers. It also is an interactive forum for the O’Reilly developer community.
The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network
Offers all things Perl including modules, scripts, binary distributions, code, documentation, and FAQs.
PHP Net
PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that can be embedded into HTML. If you are new to PHP, try the introductory tutorial.
Zend Technologies
A leading web infrastructure software company and an internationally recognized authority in PHP. This site offers everything you ever wanted to know about PHP and more.