Web Designing Resources and Organizations
Joining a professional organization is a good way to meet others in your field and stay up-to-date on industry trends. Organizations can be a great resource for training, tools and career-advancing opportunities. Here is a list of some resources and organizations for web designing:
The Graphic Artists Guild is a national union of illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience in web designing, raise industry standards and improve the ability of visual creators to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.
The HWG was founded in 1994 as the World Wide Web's leading training organization for the web design community, with over 200,000 members in 106 countries worldwide.
IWA, a non-profit professional association, is the industry's recognized leader in providing educational and certification standards for web professionals. IWA's accomplishments include the industry's first guidelines for ethical and professional standards, web design certification and education programs, specialized employment and web design resources, and technical assistance to individuals and businesses.
W3Schools provides web-building tutorials, from basic HTML and XHTML to advanced XML, SQL, database, multimedia and WAP.
Webgrrls International provides a forum and web design resources for women in or interested in new media and technology to network, exchange job and business leads, form strategic alliances, mentor and teach, intern and learn the skills to help women succeed in an increasingly technical workplace and world.
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software and tools) to aid the web in meeting its full potential. This includes setting standards for web design and development. W3C is a forum for information, commerce, communication and collective understanding.