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Graphic Design: Websites

Using Websites

Below are some established, high-quality websites useful for a many types of design-related research and there are endless others you can find on your own. However, when doing web-based research, remember to carefully evaluate the accuracy and reliability of information your find on the open web.

The Library's Source Evaluation website can help you with this evaluation process.

Graphic Design Websites

Home of the world's largest design software developer.
A List Apart
A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
Design and technology inspiration
Font Squirrel scours the internet in search of FREE, highest-quality, designer-friendly, commercial-use fonts and presents them for easy downloading.
The world's largest photo sharing website containing billions of images. You can search for Creative Commons licensed work that you can reuse in your designs.
A massive design insipration website
A collection of high quality images that are completely copyright free
Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine is a website and blog that offers a wealth of resources and advice to web developers and web designers.
We Love Typography
This curated gallery of type-related content filters images by color, key word or just randomly.
An established publication covering all aspects of technology and design
Design blog of the author of Designing with Web Standards and the co-founder of A List Apart

Devices and Reviews

C|NET is a major portal for technology reviews, news, downloads, and price comparisons.
Engadget is a multi-blog website covering consumer electronics and technology.
Technology Review
The oldest technology magazine in the world (est. 1899), Technology Review aims to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and to analyze their commercial, social, and political impacts. Technology Review is published by MIT.
The Wirecutter
The Wirecutter includes lists of the best gadgets and gear for people who quickly want to know what to get.

Design/Technology @ COD

Use these sites to learn about design and technology classes, degrees, and faculty at C.O.D.

AIGA Student Group at COD
Computer Information Systems (CIS)
Graphic Design
Motion Picture/Television
Library Digital Media Lab
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