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Active Server Pages (Charles Carroll) (Charles Carroll) was buildt to be a place where all questions on ASP would get answered,
CGI script
 CGI Development Resources (The Programmer's Source)
  Includes FAQs, tutorials and learning guides
 CGI Programming Open FAQ (Tom Boutell)
 Learn How to Use CGI and Perl (WebDeveloper)
 ScriptSearch The Worlds Largest CGI Library ( )
  Includes Java applets, compiled C/C++ programs, VRML worlds, and more, together with the ScriptSearch Forum where developers can communicate with each other
Chat Software
 Terms and definitions - Chat (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: acronym, avatar, chat, chat room, emoticon, Fasgrolia, ICQ, instant messaging, IRC, lurk
 Cookie Central
  "We are dedicated to provide full information upon Internet Cookies"
 Cookies (Texas Tech University)
  Covers cookies, privacy, client-side security, etc.
Desk Top Publishing
 A few scanning tips (Wayne Fulton)
  "The purpose is to offer some scanning tips and hints, help with fundamentals and other basic scanning information to help you get the most from your scanner."
 Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE
  The Berkeley Digital Library SunSITE builds digital collections and services while providing information and support to digital library developers worldwide.
 BFMA -- Links to websites on business forms, form systems, databases and software (Business Forms Management Association)
 Cole's Newswire - A mailing list about publishing technology
 Compinfo Directory: Desktop and Office Software
 Compinfo Directory: Multimedia - -Resources for Creative Professionals, Graphic Design-Home
 Desktop Publishing Resources (Agfa Monotype)
 Desktop Publishing Superpage (
  Some excellent electronic publishing resources The ULTIMATE Desktop Publishing Resource
 DTP and Graphics (
  A range of useful articles
 DTP Links: General
  "The DTP Zone is an invaluable resource for desktop publishers, providing scores of desktop publishing tips. These days, time is money. The tips and tricks on these pages can save you hours by streamlining your work and making your tasks quicker, easier and more efficient. The DTP Zone is a community effort. These pages are filled with tips and tricks from many different desktop publishers, who get the opportunity to market their own web sites here."
 DTP, Pre-press and Publishing Links (Highwater)
 Every file format in the world (What is?)
 Graphics File Formats (The Vertex Group, Inc. )
 Make Your Scanner a Great Design and Production Tool (Michael J. Sullivan)
 PDF Links (
  You can find sites with all sorts of high quality material from newsgroups to discussions lists, and even a research companion.
 PDF Research Companion (Performance Graphics)
  Information about the Portable Document Format (PDF) and Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Capture
 Photoshop (Adobe) Web Reference Annex
  online source for information on Adobe Photoshop
 The Scanning FAQ (Jeff Bone)
  Tips and Techniques of Image Scanning for the Desktop Publisher, Multimedia Presentor, and Graphic Artist. This site covers FAQs and information for the novice, as well as for intermediate and advanced users
 Summary of Common Graphics Formats (Mark Fleming)
  These web pages contain information and tools on file translation between Macintosh computer and IBMpc compatible computers (file name differences, graphics formats, and fonts).
 Terms and definitions - Desktop Publishing (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: Acrobat, anchor, boilerplate, camera-ready, crop marks, desktop publishing, electronic publishing, greeking, hard return, imagesetter, Lino, Linotronic, offset printing, page layout program, preview, rule, ruler, screen, service bureau, style sheet, template, WYSIWYG, WYSIWYP
 TeX Users Group Information
  The TeX Users Group (TUG) was founded in 1980 for educational and scientific purposes, to provide an organization for those who have an interest in systems for text typesetting and font design, and are users of TeX and Metafont, Donald Knuth's revolutionary typesetting system.
 The Ultimate Compendium of Adobe Photoshop Sites (maybe) (Prat Itharat)
  "The intent of this page is to provide a free resource for Photoshop users"
 What is Hypertext? (
  Hypertext is text which contains links to other texts. This site contains a glossary, papers and (of course) links
Electronic Publishing
 DPI's Glossary of Terms For the Digital Graphics Industry (Digital Printing & Imaging Association)
  Electronic book hardware, content, information, e-publishing, e-book news, and hardware reviews
 Electronic Books Resource Web (David Noakes)
  This web contains information on electronic publishing, as well as links to electronic books and magazines, and links to software available for electronic publishing.
 PDF Resource Center (Electronic Publishing)
 TeleRead: Bring the E-Books Home (David H. Rothman)
  TeleRead is a nonpartisan plan to get electronic books into American homes--through a national digital library and small, sharp-screened computers--in an era of declining literacy.
 Unicode Consortium - Internal and External Resources
  The Unicode Consortium is the source of the path breaking universal 16-bit encoding for the scripts of the world's principal languages, in addition to many historic and archaic scripts. This official Unicode web site provides extensive information and resources for programmers, implementers and others involved in computer globalization work. The Online Data page points to useful information available both from the Unicode Consortium web site and from other sources.
 Fonts FAQ
 TrueType and OpenType FAQ (Microsoft)
  Answers to some of the common questions users ask about TrueType, OpenType and the font related features of Microsoft software
 Typography Links (Agfa Monotype)
 Typography Tools (Pyrus NA Ltd.)
  A number of helpful typographic resources, including foundry directories, type talk, FAQs, References, Standards, etc.
Forms processing
 Virtual Forms Warehouse
  JetForm's Virtual Forms Warehouse contains a wide variety of government, business, international and general forms that you can download and use
 Advanced HTML: CSS, DHTML, XML, SMIL (WebDeveloper)
 BasicHTML- A HTML Tutorial For Beginners or Intermediates (Joe Barta)
 Getting started with HTML (WebDeveloper)
  A lot of information on basic HTML
 HTML Help by (The Web Design Group)
  The aim of this site is to promote the creation of non-browser specific, non-resolution specific, creative and informative sites that are accessible to all users worldwide. Included are web authoring reference, tools and FAQ archives (HTML, CSS, JPEG, Javascript, Java)
 HTML Resources (SoftQuad)
  "SoftQuad has long been a leader in supporting standards. We recommend the use of standards through our products and our involvement in standards bodies like OASIS-OPEN, the W3C, and the IETF. We have organized some of our favorite resources for you to review."
 HyperText Markup Language (HTML): Working and Background Materials (
  This is W3C's home page for HTML. Here you will find pointers to the specifications for HTML, guidelines on how to use HTML to the best effect, and pointers to related work at W3C. When W3C decides to become involved in an area of Web technology or policy, it initiates an activity in that area. HTML is one of many Activities currently being pursued.
 Newsgroup - comp.infosystems.www.authoring.html
  A USENET newsgroup where HTML authoring issues are discussed. "How To" questions should be addressed here
 Terms and definitions - HTML (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: ActiveX, anchor, animated GIF, CDF, CSS, cxml, DOM, dynamic HTML, frames, HTML, HTTP, hypertext, JavaScript, linkrot, marquee, meta tag, PNG, SGML, tag, VRML, W3C, XML, XSL
 W3C HTML Validation Service
  This is an easy-to-use HTML validation service based on an SGML parser. It checks HTML documents for compliance with W3C HTML Recommendations and other HTML standards.
 WebMaster's Notes - HTML Developer's Toolbox (CIO Communications Inc.)
Portable Document Format (PDF)
 Planet PDF - A World of PDF Resources ( )
  "Includes three major sections devoted to Print & PDF, Web, and ePaper Solutions. Additionally, there is news, white papers, interviews, reviews, Web links and includes regular articles by many of the most prominent and respected PDF experts in the world."
 A First Guide to PostScript (Peter Weingartner)
  This is meant to be a simple introduction to programming in the PostScript page description language from Adobe. This document is not meant to be a comprehensive reference manual (although it does contain an index of some of PostScript's standard operators and a list of various errors).
 Ghostscript, Ghostview and GSview (Russell Lang)
  These are extensive resources for Ghostscript, an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF, and related software and documentation.
 Electronic PrePress Support Resource Center
  Includes links to download and resource centers for white papers, PDF reports, educational materials, product information and links.
 PrePress Page v1.5
 Getting Started with SGML (Arbortext)
  This white paper provides an introduction to existing SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language) technology, its advantages and benefits, as well as an overview of some related standards and how they fit into an overall approach to managing information. We also define some of the terminology and acronyms to familiarize you with the language associated with SGML.
 SGML and XML News (Robin Cover)
 SGML on the Web
  This page includes pointers to SGML resources and events, information about new or changed sites offering SGML documents on the World Wide Web, notes on when and how to put full SGML online, a glossary of very basic SGML terms, and connections to tutorials and demos
 SGML Primer (SoftQuad)
 SGML/XML Web Page (Robin Cover)
  The SGML/XML Web Page is a comprehensive online database containing reference information and software pertaining to the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) and its subset, the Extensible Markup Language (XML). The database features an SGML/XML news column "What's New?" and a cumulative annotated bibliography with over 2000 entries. The collection contains over 3000 documents explaining and illustrating the application of the SGML/XML family of standards, including HyTime, DSSSL, XSL, CSS, XLink, XPath, XPointer, SPDL, CGM, ISO-HTML, and several others.
Translation software (Transparent Language, Inc) is an easy-to-use site for rapid translations where you can get the "gist" of foreign language text and web pages.
Web Publishing
 All about Multimedia (
  Whatever multimedia you are trying to handle - streaming audio, videa, RealAudio, etc - this site seeks to offer solutions and guidance
  "Your Source for Browser Compatibility Verification "
 Bobby - a web-based tool that analyzes web pages for their accessibility to people with disabilities (CAST)
  "Bobby grew out of CAST's underlying mission, which is to expand opportunities for people with disabilities through the innovative uses of computer technology. In planning its own Web site, CAST researchers wrestled with the idea of how to make the entire Web more universally designed, i.e., more accessible and useful to all people, including those with disabilities. CAST examined existing Web accessibility guidelines, recognized the improbability of Web developers sitting down and reading a handbook of guidelines, and wanted to create an online tool Web designers could use to easily implement those guidelines."
 Compinfo Directory: Computer Graphics
 Development Workshop - Tutorials, (SeeDesigns)
  Here you will find resources for Web Development and Programming. - HTML, DHTML, Javascript, VB Script, C/C++, Perl, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, Java, ASP
 GIF Animation on the WWW (Royal E. Frazier Jr.)
 Glossary of Graphic Design and Web Page Design Terms (Grantastic Designs)
 Graphic design, web design and online marketing tips (Grantastic Designs)
  "These graphic design, web design, and online marketing tips are written for people new to the web, web page design, and online marketing. When selecting a web page designer, online marketing professional, and graphic designer, you can use these tips as guidelines for making the best choice for your business."
 Guide to HTML and Web Authoring Resources (Northwestern University Library)
  A extensive list of very useful resources
 The Icon and Image Bazaar (Randy D. Ralph)
  This site not only offers a host of images, but also provides a useful FAQ for those wanting to create animated and other images, and also to be able to convert .GIFs
 Internet Font Browser (Object Systems Group, University of Geneva)
 JavaScript (ZDNet's Devhead)
 The JavaScript Source - "Cut & Paste" JavaScript Library
  "We have put together a collection of hundreds of free JavaScripts that are available to you for use on your web pages. The scripts are available via a user friendly interface -- including a working JavaScript example of all the scripts and a text box with the complete actual JavaScript code used"
 Learn About Site Design and Graphics (WebDeveloper)
 Learn How to Use CGI and Perl (WebDeveloper)
 MediaBuilder: Animation Factory Free Animated GIF Library
 phpWizard - Building Dynamic Websites with PHP (Tobias Ratschiller.)
 Plug-In Plaza! (BrowserWatch)
  Here is where you find the links to all of the plug-ins available on the net.
 projectcool media (Teresa A. Martin )
  "A network of websites sharing the common belief that anyone can make a great website if given knowledge, guidance and inspiration. There's something for everyone within, from the first time webmaker to the designer with years of experience."
 Search Engine Optimization (Search Engine Watch)
  Here are sites that deal specifically with the issue of optimizing pages for search engines
 Search Engine Resources (Search Engine Watch)
  This contains a collection of links relating to different search engine subjects.
 Terms and definitions - Web Development (PC Webopedia)
  See this page for definition of these terms: Active Server Pages, ActiveX, Apache Web server, blog, CGI, cookie, CSS, DOM, DSML, dynamic HTML, HotJava, intelligent agent, JScript, log, log file, mirror site, NSAPI, Perl, PHP, servlet, SSI, virtual server, Web server, Webmaster, Windows DNA, XSL, XSLT
 WDVL: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Web Technology (
  Tutorials, Articles and Discussions
 Web Design and Usability Hotlist (Jakob Nielsen)
  Jakob Nielsen's recommended hotlist of links about Web design and user interfaces. Jakob is very much concerned about web site usability. "We've all been turned off by bloated graphics. By incessantly running animations. By complex Web addresses. By confusing navigation bars. By busy backgrounds and other visual clutter. By content headlines that make no sense." Nielsen says he's come to the conclusion that many Web designers never go to their own sites in search of information.
 Web Services Buyers' Guide (The Industry Standard) (r)
  "Where Web Developers and Designers Learn How to Build Web Sites, Program in Java and JavaScript"
 The Webmaster's Reference Library ( )
  The Webmaster's Reference Library: Web Site Design Tips and Tutorials
 Webmaster Tips Newsletter (Net Mechanic) - The Webmaster's Reference Library: Web Site Design Tips and Tutorials
  XML Zone (Percussion Software)
  "Learn what XML can offer your information infrastructure, including key elements such as XSL, new "MLs", dialects, and schemas."
 A Technical Introduction to XML (Norman Walsh)
  The author provides a slightly more technical introduction to XML with an eye towards guiding the reader to appropriate sections of the XML specification when greater technical detail is desired. This introduction is geared towards a reader with some HTML or SGML experience, although that experience is not absolutely necessary. The XML Link and XML Style specifications are also briefly outlined.
 Apache XML Project
  "The goals of the Apache XML Project project are: to provide commercial-quality standards-based XML solutions that are developed in an open and cooperative fashion, to provide feedback to standards bodies (such as IETF and W3C) from an implementation perspective, and to be a focus for XML-related activies within Apache projects"
  "BizTalk is an industry initiative started by Microsoft and supported by a wide range of organizations, from technology vendors like SAP and CommerceOne to technology users like Boeing and BP/Amoco. BizTalk is not a standards body. Instead, we are a community of standards users, with the goal of driving the rapid, consistent adoption of XML to enable electronic commerce and application integration." (Commerce XML Resources)
 Extensible Markup Language (XML) (World Wide Web Consortium 8-December-1997)
  Extensible Markup Language, abbreviated XML, describes a class of data objects called XML documents and partially describes the behavior of computer programs which process them. XML is an application profile or restricted form of SGML, the Standard Generalized Markup Language [ISO8879]. By construction, XML documents are conforming SGML documents. XML documents are made up of storage units called entities, which contain either parsed or unparsed data. Parsed data is made up of characters, some of which form the character data in the document, and some of which form markup. Markup encodes a description of the document's storage layout and logical structure. XML provides a mechanism to impose constraints on the storage layout and logical structure. A software module called an XML processor is used to read XML documents and provide access to their content and structure. It is assumed that an XML processor is doing its work on behalf of another module, called the application. This specification describes the required behavior of an XML processor in terms of how it must read XML data and the information it must provide to the application.
 Extensible Markup Language (XML) (WWW Org)
 Extensible Markup Language (XML) (Robin Cover)
  A host of papers and references for those researching XML
 Extensible Markup Language (XML) Resources (Computerworld)
 Frequently Asked Questions about the Extensible Markup Language (Peter Flynn, (University College Cork))
  "This document contains the most frequently-asked questions (with answers) about XML, the Extensible Markup Language. It is intended as a first resource for users, developers, and the interested reader, and should not be regarded as a part of the XML Specification."
 General XML Resources (Softquad)
 Introduction to XML (Lars Marius Garshol)
  "The main point of XML is that you, by defining your own markup language, can encode the information of your documents much more precisely than is possible with HTML. This means that programs processing these documents can "understand" them much better and therefore process the information in ways that are impossible with HTML (or ordinary text processor documents)."
 Resource Center on XML - The Extensible Markup Language (I.T. Works bvba)
 SoftQuad: XML Markup Resources
 xDev: The Definitive Site for Serious XML Developers (Data Channel)
  This is your home to explore what is current and to learn before others what XML advancements are on the horizon including early access to DataChannel's XML software enhancements. Chat rooms, newsletters, on-line lectures by leading-edge XML experts will also be offered on a continual basis.
 XHTML" 1.0: The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (
  This specification defines XHTML 1.0, a reformulation of HTML 4.0 as an XML 1.0 application, and three DTDs corresponding to the ones defined by HTML 4.0. The semantics of the elements and their attributes are defined in the W3C Recommendation for HTML 4.0. These semantics provide the foundation for future extensibility of XHTML. Compatibility with existing HTML user agents is possible by following a small set of guidelines
 XML and Information Management Portal (DMSi)
 XML Center (webMethods)
 XML Developer Center (Microsoft)
 XML in 10 points (
  XML, XLink, Namespace, DTD, Schema, CSS, XHTML,... If you are new to XML, it may be hard know where to begin. This summary in 10 points attempts to capture enough of the basic concepts to enable a beginner to see the forest through the trees. And if you are giving a presentation on XML, why not start with these 10 points? They are hereby offered for your use.
 XML Protocol Comparisons (W3C)
  The purpose of this document is to compare and contrast a variety of XML protocols
 XML Resources (Arbortext) (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.)
  "Our mission at is to help you discover XML and learn how this new Internet technology can solve real-world problems in information management and electronic commerce." - The XML Industry Portal
  XML.ORG is a self-supporting community resource designed to provide a credible source of accurate, timely information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. serves as a reference for XML vocabularies, DTDs, schemas, and namespaces.
 XML.ORG - The XML Industry Portal
  "XML.ORG is a credible, independent resource for news, education, and information about the application of XML in industrial and commercial settings. Hosted by OASIS and funded by organizations who are committed to product-independent data exchange, XML.ORG offers valuable tools, such as the XML.ORG Catalog, to help you make critical decisions about whether and how to employ XML in your business. For businesspeople and technologists alike, XML.ORG offers a uniquely independent view of what's happening in the XML industry"
 xmlhack: developer news from the XML community
  This is a news site for XML developers. Its aim is to distill essential news, opinions, tips and issues concerning XML development.


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