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Web Design download research guide

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Need to find information on web design? Try these resources first.

Search Terms
Library Resources Online
In and Around Brooklyn

Terms to use when searching

Try using these when you search Google, the library catalog or look for magazine articles on the topic:
  • Web site design
  • Web master
  • Web site development
  • Web design business

Books In the Library

When you look for books on starting a web design biz, start with the 005.72 and 658.84 sections of the library's shelves.

Some specific titles are:

Design Your Own: E-shop Creating and Promoting Successful Small Business Sites
Molly E. Holzschlag
005.72 H

Don't Make Me Think!: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Steve Krug

How to Start a Home-based Web Design Business
Jim Smith
658.84 S

Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to HTML, Graphics, and Beyond
Jennifer Niederst
005.72 N

The Real Business of Web Design
John Waters
005.72 W

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Magazines to read to learn about photography include:
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Library Resources Online: Find Magazine Articles and More

You can connect to these from your home or office. You will need your BPL library card. (The barcode on the back is your password.)
  • Business Source Premier
    Find articles in hundreds of magazines. Use the terms we listed above to search by keyword.
  • Reference USA
    Looking for customers? Then check this out. Start with the "Custom Search" tab of the "Business Database." Then fill in the "Yellow Page" (YP) heading for the type of company you think might want your services. Also, fill in the geographic area by entering the zip code or city.
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In and around Brooklyn

These are schools with web design programs.

Kathryn Gibbs School

New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn

School of Visual Arts, Computer Art Program

Web Design Schools
Use this to find schools in New York.

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There are lots of websites on the web design biz. Many are associations you may want to join, or you can just visit their sites.'s Professional Web Designers Resources & Links
Lots of practical information on pricing, contracts, technical tips and more.

The HTML Writers Guild
An association for web designers with a good training program. Use the demographic data in the "Business Resources" section when you do your market research.

International Webmasters Association
This leading professional association sets certification standards and also offers courses.

Planning, Running a Web Design Business
Take a look at the sections on "Planning" and "Pricing" as well as "Web Design Business Tips."

Thinkquest Website Competition
You can win a laptop computer by creating a prize winning website - you need a team of 3 - 6 students and a coach.

Small Business Notes Starting and Running a Web Design Business
A review of the technical aspects of web design with great links.

Webmaster World
Major discussion forum. This is a great place to ask questions.