COMP 1950 homework assignments, quizzes, in class exercises and example code can be accessed via Desire 2 Learn (D2L). Use your BCIT student number and password to access D2L. Course materials will become avilable as the course progresses. It is your responsibility to log in and download files as they become available.
If you have difficulty gaining access, consult the D2L help documentation, or contact BCIT Tech help desk at
604-412-7444 (Toll free:
Your work in this course is to be published to the course server:
bcitcomp.ca. Each student is provided with a web space on this server.
Your web space will be in the /students/ directory of the
bcitcomp.ca server. Take the name portion of your
my.bcit.ca email address and use it at the end of the URL described below (eg: if your email address is 'firstname.lastname@example.org', your email name is 'yourname123', so your url would be 'http://bcitcomp.ca/students/yourname123'
If you have difficulty accessing your web space on
bcitcomp.ca, contact your COMP 1950 instructor.
html text editors
ftp client utilities
sites for web designer/developers
A partial list...
- A List Apart
- Digital Web Magazine
- Web Page Design for Designers
More to come...
sites of inspiration
A partial list...
- Cool Home Pages
- Cool Web Designs
- The Best Designs
- nolimit media
- The Webby Awards
- CSS Vault
- CSS Zen Garden
- CSS Beauty
More to come...
grids & layout
- More Crayons
A site describing the old 216 "web safe" colour palette and the need for "more crayons". Colour selection tools based on new palette as well.
- 4096 Colour Wheel
For choosing colours from the "web smart" colour palette.
- Color Blender
From Eric Meyer.
- Color Schemer Online
As the title suggests.
- ColorMatch Redux
Web tool for creating colour schemes.
- Colour Scheme Tool
A great little app from Steel Dolphin Creative.
- Color Wizard
Great tool for getting complementary colours, shades and tints, etc.
- Colour Contrast Analyser
From Juicy Studio. Analyze the contrast between two colours.
typography & font resources
- Five simple steps to better typography
By Mark Boulton.
From the Web Style Guide.
- Typography articles
At A List Apart.
An excellent tool that let's you compare screen type styles for your CSS use.
Free fonts fro you to download.
- Common web fonts
Table of most used web-fonts on Windows and their most common variants.
Identify a font from a sample by answering a series of simple questions.
- My Fonts
Find fonts, try fonts, buy fonts.
Hip fonts for the discerning web designer. Some freebies.
- Silkscreen: The Font
A small bitmap font for free.
Tutorials and examples.
- Complete CSS Guide
- The Layout Reservoir
- CSS Layout Techniques
- project seven
Examples, tutorials, support.
- CSS Tips at SimpleBits
Dan Cedarholm's site.
- Little Boxes
More CSS layout techniques
- CSS Property Index
By Brian Wilson (no not THAT Brian Wilson)
- CSS Pointers Group
Articles, examples, experiments, tools, etc.
- Rich In Style
CSS Guides, free stylesheets, bug reports, example pages, etc.
mail lists & newsletters
The list is intended as a forum for those involved in creating the Web.
A mailing list devoted to talking about CSS and ways to use it in the real world; in other words, practical uses and applications.
Information architetcure special interest group.
- thelist from evolt.org
Become a part of the evolt.org community by joining "thelist", evolt.org's primary discussion list for designers, developers, and web managers working to make the web a better place for all.
- InfoDesign Newsletter
Subscribe in the left side bar.
- Sitepoint Newsletters