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The Morris Museum of Art is the first museum in the country devoted to the art and artists of the American South and is dedicated to the continued interpretation of Southern art in all its forms.
A blog that plays out some of the "Tricks of the Trade" about Exhibits (and Museums.)
Announcing the 2008 AAM MUSE Awards
Recognizing outstanding achievement in museum media, the AAM Media and Technology Committee announces the 19th annual MUSE Awards competition.
Solutions to common CSS quirks in Internet Explorer
Webcast video community site with links to broadband video resources, webcasts, multicast video, etc from researchers in different domains.
Official site for the open standards Web3D group. The site is a resource for developers of Web3D technologies as well as those interested in developing content with tools and technologies which use these standards. Downloadable SDKs and other tools for X3D, jx3D, Ajax3D, VRML, GeoVRML, hAnim, and other Web3D standards are available.
Katya's Non-Profit Marketing Blog shares advice and tips for successfully marketing your non-profit organization online.
An encyclopedia of the theory and practice of informal education, lifelong learning, and social action.
Blog about Learning, with a focus on cognitive, sociocultural, developmental, and neurobiological research
Typetester enables you to explore and compare the look and feel of multiple fonts in real time, with control over css font properties.
The Webconfs.com SEO Toolset provides a free tutorial, a number of free tools, and a checklist for optimizing websites for search engines.
Recommendations for tools to have in your web development toolkit.
You Can't Learn to Lead from an Inspirational Story or Ride a Bicycle From Google is Clark Aldrich's Blog on simulations, games and learning
Examples of contemporary, innovative, and beautiful data visualizations
"a place to share knowledge and support a community of learners to inform informal science learning standards and practices."
Descriptions of 30 popular Social Media sites and their potential usefulness for driving more traffic to your website.
Online Community for the annual Museums and the Web Conference, including blogs, a discussion forum, research and references, news feeds, and polls.
Poll of 37 Search Engine Optimization professionals on the positive and negative factors most influencing Google's page ranking algorithm.
Website Grader is a free automated tool for analyzing the search engine marketing effectiveness of a website.
Getting Real by 37signals presents design principles and processes for quickly building effective, simple, and focused web applications.
Tips for using StumbleUpon, a social bookmarking and recommendation site, to drive increased traffic to your website, without being "spammy".
Scientists suggest that a disease outbreak in the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft offers insights into real-world disease epidemics.
Community website for Nonprofit professionals committed to using technology more effectively to achieve their missions.
Global survey conducted by Shel Israel for SAP on the state of social media, its impact on business and society, similarities and differences in its adoption worldwide, and predictions of where it is heading.
Research and design organization exploring and promoting games in education, with a focus on "authentic and engaging play", and the "learning that naturally occurs in popular commercial games."
Google service for building location-based educational multimedia stories for Google Earth.
Tech Soup is a technology resource Website for non-profit organizations. It offers technology articles, a forum, links to free software downloads and technology donation programs, and TechSoup Stock, a service for connecting non-profits with technology donations.
Collection of Interface Design Articles & Papers by Luke Wroblewski, Principle Designer at Yahoo! and interface design consultant. The papers provide tips, research, theory, and practical design insights.
Weblogs and Message Boards play different roles in online communities due to differences in who controls content, how comments and replies are valued, how content is organized, and how personal connections are made.
Presentation slides on best practices for building social web applications by Luke Wroblewski, Principal Designer, Yahoo! Inc. (pdf file)
The National School Boards Association finds that safety concerns over online social networking are overblown, and recommends schools become more comfortable with social networks and seek educational uses for online social networking. (pdf file)
Resources for innovative teaching, including articles, interviews, case studies, documentary video, professional development modules, and an online community
9 types of stories people most like to talk about, and pass along.
TeacherTube is a video sharing site for educators to share instructional videos and supporting material.
Articles proposing how to prepare students for the social, economic and political impact of exponential change in technology.
Information Age Inquiry is a rich collection of resources for developing and teaching information inquiry methods, with an emphasis on technology mediated learning.
RSS Mixer allows you to combine various feeds into a new one that can be viewed as RSS, HTML, an iPhone page, as well as a Web and Apple Dashboard Widget.
Images on the history of medicine, modern biomedical science and clinical medicine. Contains both contemporary and historical collections.
The website of the Foundation for Critical Thinking provides a free library of articles about the theory and practice of Critical Thinking, and strategies for teaching students to think critically and to engage in open-minded inquiry
MarketingExperiments.com compared the Return On Investment (measured in cost per unique visitor) of a 12-month Social Media Marketing Campaign against a 30 day Google Adwords Campaign. The Social Media campaign resulted in 93,207 unique visitors with a cost of 4¢ each, while the Adwords campaign resulted in 2,057 unique visitors, costing 61¢ each.
Concept to Classroom is a set of free online workshops for educators. While aimed primarily at Classroom teachers, the theory, concepts, and strategies are relevant to educational web development.
A constantly-updated list of exhibit resources including contact information.
Categorized and searchable according to need: everything from fake food to glow-in-the-dark laminate!
Ethnographic essay describing how the use of social networking sites MySpace and Facebook by American teenagers reflect socio-economic divisions, with college bound high school students using Facebook, and students with fewer prospects or alternative attitudes using MySpace.
The Walker Art Center makes its blogging guidelines publicly available.
Rants and raves on the latest trends in the world of museum informatics and technology. An intrepid cast of experts from the Museum Computer Network and AAM's Media & Technology Committee share their insights, observations and tricks of the trade.
Statistics from a Microsoft study on why people use online social networking and tips on how businesses should approach social networks for marketing purposes.
Website for an exhibition on mapping both physical and abstract informational spaces. Includes an online map gallery showing different ways of visualizing science and scientific information.
Clay Shirky describes how blog traffic follows a power law distribution, which creates a large inequality in audience, and the implications of this for newcomers and the nature of blogging.
Research articles on strategically using networks to achieve your mission.
Robin Hammin examines the evolution of online communities and offers some suggestions for building communities in the web 2.0 world
Practical tips to increase traffic to your blog.
Tips compiled by Darren Rouse on Problogger.net from responses to a question he asked of his readers: 'How do you find Readers for You Blog?
Nancy White examines the structures and characteristics of online communities formed through blogs.
Ben Willis identifies five forms of interaction within social media networks as a framework for thinking about how to use them for marketing.
C Eric Smith provides an overview of 3 online marketing techniques: Viral Marketing, Paid Search, and Affiliate/Referral sites
Success viral marketing campaigns give things away for free, make it easy to pass them along to others, scale well, exploit common motivations, utilize existing social networks, and take advantage of other peoples' resources.
Cammie Dunaway, Chief Marketing Officer at Yahoo!, describes 9 rules for buzz marketing
Similar to Search Engine Optimization, a practice which seeks to increase the likelihood that people will find your site through search engines, SMO seeks to increase the probability that people will pass along your message, product or website through online social networks.
Based on the conviction that communities online and offline share many of the same dynamics, Amy Jo Kim has developed 9 strategies and 3 underlying principles for creating and growing communities online
The authors discuss both social and technical challenges of building Online Communities.
This article from SitePoint.com pulls together advice from the SitePoint Member Community on how to encourage people to post to forums.
Guy Kawasaki provides tips for community builders derived from his experience working with Apple user-groups.
Matt Haughy, founder of MetaFilter, offers tips and advice on building online communities.
Nancy White describes how new online communities of practice can grow out of existing loose professional networks
Daniel Riveong provides 2 underlying assumptions of Social Media Optimization and 5 themes that should guide one's attempts to market through social media.
Howard Rheingold provides a list of tips for moderating online discussions
Howard Rheingold is one of the best known writers on the topic of Virtual Communities. He discusses online community building in this talk given at The BBC Online Communities day in 1999.
Forbes magazine story on a Jupiter Research Study that found 49% of online users engage with user-generated content.
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection contains over 15,800 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. The site offers several browsing applications that allow you to view the collection of high resolution maps.
A wiki for educators and museums to share information and resources about online virtual worlds.
Research Articles on web usability, user testing, and interface design
The website of usability expert Jakob Nielson
Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal for web developers, interaction designers, and information designers.
Design and usability guidelines based on actual user testing and research, and rated by relative importance and strength of evidence
Discussion of the twitter phenomena (Kathy Sierra).
A very cool way physically connect, and swap ideas with hardcore web development geeks in your immediate geographic area.
Keep-up with the latest mashups, what's new and interesting with Web 2.0 APIs, and the Web as Platform in general
A blog about marketing through social media
Unfashionably Late examines the difficulty faced by bloggers just starting out in an already crowded blogosphere
Thousands of articles on web marketing
An excellent general web site resource (not for Web 2.0 inspiration, just solid 1.0 :-). In particular, has information about how to do quick, inexpensive usablitly testing.
Great, quick read on usability. Sort of a classic, really. Much of it might seem obvious, but then that's the point!
A book by Jenifer Tidwell about User Interface Design
See what your or anyone else's website looks like in IE5, 6, or 7 on a PC.
The site contains what seems a rather good tutorial for novices. Other parts of the site contain much more advanced resources on PHP coding.
Displays numerous methods for displaying information.
Blog that tracks new and emerging social software.
del.icio.us bookmarks of articles, blog posts, and resources related to developing interactive educational websites.
Papers and Proceedings from the annual Museums and the Web conference
411sync is a service that allows you to make your rss feed available to mobile phone users.
A directory of museum blogs which currently holds links, descriptions, and feeds for 118 blogs exploring art, history, science, museum studies, and other museum-related topics. An "auto-aggregator" consumes blog feeds.
A screen-reader emulator - Firefox extension
A firefox extension that acts as a channel-changer for web surfing...of highly rated websites suited to your stated preferences
A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
Online resource for tech books
Research on how people are using the internet
Yahoo tool designed to make it pretty easy to create mashups
A well-produced short video that gives a quick history of the evolution of content and form from the early web to web2.0
Online version of .net magazine, a UK-based magazine for web developers
Weblog of Shel Israel, social media observer and PR consultant to tech startups.
Community site for professional Web Developers
A collection of articles and resources for people building online communities
Web interactives designed to allow further exploration of concepts introduced in Nova's television programming.
For inspiration: Interactive health education resources (tutorials) from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics, each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. Tutorials were designed to also work as audio only, for the visually impaired.
Interactive extensions of concepts or themes explored in one of Annenberg's video resources. You can learn more about the video resources that inspired an exhibit and visit a related teacher professional development workshop or course available for free from Annenberg Media.
This website is an inspirational tour of what is mathematically & programmatically possible with flash and actionscript. The designs are based on natural algorithms, and the code is simple and elegant. Check out "Open Source" for flash source files.
My personal favorite is "The Sea Thing."
a place to look at what others have done with macromedia products.
75 Best Practices for Design of Websites and Intranets, Based on Usability Studies with People Who Use Assistive Technology
where to go to download drupal, themes and modules. also - tutorials and support
Online O'Reilly book on using the subversion version control system to manage your projects.
this is the official manual for the php web scripting manual