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Animation and Flash Animated Gifs

Animation Factory 
Several thousand free Animations, web graphics and clipart items. Over 100,000 professionally designed animations and graphics. Very extensive selection. Fee Based.

CoolArchive Animations
300+ animations with previews,  plus an array of other free graphics. Logo generator and button maker too.

Flash and Animation

Online resource for Macromedia flash development.

Flash 3
When Shockwave is too much and an animated GIF is not enough, try Flash from Macromedia. Download for a 30 day trial.


Banners & Exchanges

Do It Yourself Online Creators
keep in mind that most free generators will display their name on the banner.
Banner, Button, and Logo Creator.

Banner Generator
Use to instantly create professional animated banners for advertising and promoting your business. No design skills required.

Animation Online
Create animated banners, animated buttons, and displays from templates.

Banner Exchanges


Banner Xchange MegaList

Home Banner Exchange


Neo Banners

Click For Click
A new free link exchange service, makes use of 88-by-31 pixel buttons, rather than full-sized banners. Simply sign up and submit your button and it'll be displayed randomly on other participants' pages.



Find information on browser compatibility and testing your site for cross-browser compatibility.

Help Sites
View your site through various browsers. See how it looks to viewers with MSIE, Netscape & WebTV.

Explains why you may be seeing browser display errors and recommends steps to avoid these problems.

Browser Chart
From Webmonkey tells you what each version of the major browsers supports, including AOL, NN, IE, Opera, and many more.

Download All the Browsers
Click to CNet and select the browser you want to download to your computer.


Clipart, Photos and Graphics

Some are free, some cost . . . just be sure you don't infringe on any copyrights . . .


Links to a huge number of different clipart sites.

AAA Clipart
Find thousands of free clip art images for your website, in several dozen categories.

ABC Giant
Free graphics, backgrounds, bars, buttons, bars and more. Also has links to other clipart directories.

All Clipart Site
Find 1000's of clipart, animations, images, web graphics, music and more.

Awesome Clipart
Nice collection of free clipart in a variety of categories.

Barry's Clipart
An award winning, free resource for all types of clip art.

Art Today
Thousands of clip art images, web icons and backgrounds, animations, fonts, and photos. and are websites under Fee based.

Canada eh
Tribute to Canada. Includes many free Canadian web graphics, always new ones. Free and custom originals.

Classroom Clipart
Contains a large 13,700 collection of photographs, clipart, and historical images designed for use for educational purposes.

Clipart Center
Over 7,500 free graphics, keyword search, or browse by category.

Clipart Connection
17,000+ Free images in 50 categories plus hundreds of clipart related links. One of the largest single clip art resources on the web. No pop-ups, yeah!

Clipart for Kids
Over 1,500 clip art images that may be displayed on family-safe personal web sites only.

Clipart Searcher
Innovative, customized search forms designed specifically to locate clip-art, icons, backgrounds, bullets, lines, buttons and other graphics.

Clipart Castle
Free clipart, animations, fonts and more. Free high quality images, easy to browse.

Free Clip Images
Free Graphics, 1000's of free animations, backgrounds, lines, icons, and lots more.

Real Estate Clipart
Find over 100 original free real estate graphics and over 2800 available to members.

Tropical and Hawaiian Clipart
Free Hawaiian and Tropical clipart. Includes clipart of Dolphins, whales, sharks, fish, fruit, words with a Hawaiian theme, dividers, animations and more.

Useless Graphics
A huge collection of unusual, hard to find animated graphics. Easy to navigate, no annoying pop-ups.

Graphics & Photos:

Royalty free, membership required. Try their free three day trial with unlimited downloads of clipart, illustrations, photographs, web arts, fonts and sounds during your subscription period.

Author's Image
French photographers show images of world wide travel and nature, available on CD or as single pictures.

Brand X Pictures
Search and buy single images or browse through an extensive CD collection.

Budget Stock Photo
Offering a small selection of images on CD, man made topics, and nature and travel. Free samples.

Bush Photos Fine Photography
Images of landscape, nature, people, still life, and wildlife from Australia. Secured online shopping for CD-ROM collections or single pictures. Free samples.

Catterall-Heart, Garth
Images of birds, pets, plants, trees, flowers, people, and landscapes of the North San Francisco Bay area.

Comstock Images
Specializes in commercial stock imagery, especially model released "Lifestyle" and "Business" imagery. Sells both Royalty-Free and Rights Protected images.

Corbis BizPresenter.
Enjoy over 1.6 million images online - the largest digital collection on the web. Enjoy royalty-free or traditional licensing of images.

Cyber Photo
Supplier of professional hi-resolution and super hi-resolution royalty-free digital images.

Digital Vision
The world's premier provider of thousands of quality, royalty free imagery and moving footage.

Choose from collections of: photography, illustrations, web art, and more. Tools and resources also.

Order agricultural images on CD-ROM, or browse and download photographs at no cost.

Images of international menus and food photos are available for download.

Images of Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong, and Nepal. Featuring keyword search functions, secured online shopping, and free download of digital catalogs.

Select images from categories ranging from beverages to vegetables. Photographs are available on CD or via ISDN transfer.

Free Stock Photos
Collection of photos in topics for space, Christian, Israel, plants, Rome, scenery, sky, plus more.

Huge collection of quality photos for use on the web and for print. Custom images services available.

Harpy Digital
Exotic beetles, moths, and gargoyles as well as vintage war, romance, and boudoir photographs available as CD sets or single images.

Collection of photographic images, photo-objects, and vector graphics, available for online purchase and download.

Hi-Rez Backgrounds
Small selection of images available on CD. They will send you the CD, and then if satisfied, you mail in payment.

Image Farm
Offering themed images CDs, including objects, locations, textures, and backgrounds.

Image Source
A collection of contemporary images with a focus on people and lifestyle. Search by keyword or category.

Index Stock
An expanded collection now includes Advertising and Commercial color, Editorial color and B&W, Vintage B&W, Retro color. All subjects including particular strengths in Western scenery, Caribbean and Southern USA lifestyle, New England, Agriculture and Retro Americana. Both traditional licenses and royalty-free images.

John Foxx Images
Known for its original, stylish imagery and the professional way the company always incorporates the latest digital techniques into their products, John Fox Images has more than 15,000 professional royalty-free stock images.

MediaFocus International
Images available for download or on CD. Search and buy online.

Mountain Peeks
Posters, single images, and CD collections of mountain scenes and lifestyles.

New Leaf Graphics
Images of Florida, including insects, animals, plants, eco-tourism, and landscapes. Also, featuring photographic services, graphic and web site design.

PhotoAlto - Digital images of food, beauty, people, business, and nature.

Offers an inspiring collection of 90,000 immediately downloadable images from award-winning photographers.

Photo Gratis
Hundreds of free, high quality photographs. Arranged into their respective categories: action photos, animals, buildings, castles, cities, cultures, events, jobs, houses, religion, sun, sea, water, etc.

Buy flower, plant, and garden images online, botanical and horticultural photographs.

Specializing in images of people. Also, featuring business, travel, nature, and objects. Search the database, buy CD collections, or download single photos.

Digital images are available for download or on CD. Also, featuring illustration, fonts, film, and audio clips for the design industry.

Picture Quest
Filled with digital content including stock photography, pictures, illustrations, maps, graphics, royalty free photography & other design images. The PictureQuest stock photography agency has a photo research service to find digital photos & specific graphics.

Selected urban and nature images available for download. Order prints or get information on an image management system for photographers and press.

View images of culinary herbs and medicinal plants, available on CD.

Pro Stock Photo
Images of the American West, nature, abstracts, and patterns for commercial or private use. CD-ROMs are available online.

Rubber Ball
Digital stock photography of people and lifestyles on CD-ROM.

Seattle Support Group
Search, buy, and download digital images from a variety of categories. Also, offering CD duplication, scanning, and backup services.

Images of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, space vehicles, and astronauts. Users may use them commercially for a monthly fee, or simply enjoy the sights.

A wide variety of quality photos in many topic areas. Purchase images separately or from their CD collection. Each CD offers up from 150 to 300 images.

Think Stock
A vibrant community of stock web sites. Each site in this community is dedicated to providing exceptional imagery within specific content niches.

Time Tunnel
Vintage illustration and stock photography for the graphics professional. Specializing in fun, royalty-free collections of pinup art, pulp and comic book cover art, vintage labels and textiles.

Viewfinder Australia
Photographs from the Fifth Continent and around the world, for advertising, publishing, and web design purposes.

Digital photographs and illustrations for advertising, publishing, and graphic design. Featuring an online searchable database.



Various resources that will help you along the way.

Design Like the Pros
Cnet designers share 28 helpful tips on image creation, layout, and presentation.

Color Safe Chart
The colors you choose in your design do make a difference.

You'll use this one often. Displays coordinated colors that go together well.

Screen Width
What size screen should you design your Web page for? A design tip from NetMechanic.

Stupid Web Tricks
Cnet shows you some of the top common gimmicks and tells you how to put them on your site.

Html Writers Guild
Unique community that provides resources, support, representation, and education for web authors at all skill levels.

Web Pages That Suck
Learn good web design by looking at bad design.

Worst of the Web
A new 'worst' site every day.  Let's you take a peek at some other sites that will give you an idea of how not to design yours.



Places to find information on Fonts and actual fonts to download.
A nice collection of fonts to download for free. Search by alpha, new fonts, mac fonts and dingbats.

Jeff's Dingbats
Good variety of usual and unusual dingbats to download for free.
Search by category and by name. Useful 'What the Font' tool where you can identify a font by uploading a scanned image of a font and they'll show you the closest matches in their database.

I really enjoy this site with a great selection. Each font example is written with a different "quip".
Many great fonts can be found at this neat little site. Browse by date added or alphabetical.

Find the most appropriate typeface with Daniel Will-Harris' online system.

1001 Free Fonts
A collection of freeware and shareware fonts and dingbats, all available to download for free.

Cool Archive Fonts
Over 900 free fonts available for both Mac and PC platforms.

The Font Foundry
A large collection of freeware and shareware fonts and some nice tools to make type selection easier.

Fun Fonts on Billy Bear
These are on a children's fun site, but are really cute and suitable for us "grown-ups" too!

more font resources:
Font Diner
Lettering Delights



Online Resources:

Beginner's Guide to HTML
Resources for beginners to more advanced users. From the Nat'l Center for Supercomputing Applications.

Annabella's HTML Help
For the beginner, online examples of some of the most common html situations you'll want to learn about.

HTML Writer's Guild
Excellent resource, classes offered plus a host of information online.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Site of the organization which determines the standards of HTML. Some of the information gets technical but it is an invaluable resource in the long run.

HTML for the Conceptually Challenged
HTML tutorial that uses "laymen's" terms to describe HTML tags and concepts.

HTML Hints and Tips
Very good guide to layout and structure of an HTML document. Includes sections on URL's and other terms.

Kevin's HTML FAQ
Answers the most frequently asked questions about HTML and creating web sites.

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