This portion of the Premium Design Works website is written by Mike Sinkula for the Web Design & Development students at Seattle Central College and the Human Centered Design & Engineering students at the University of Washington.

  1. This site is cool: if features 50 (!) different color picking/designer sites.


    Have fun with bubbly, splashy, sedate moody colors !


  2. Ken Gard says:


    This is a great link on how to create a good shopping card visual.

  3. Will Parker says:

    Free book on product and service design from 37Signals.com, the folks who created Basecamp, one of the most popular business collaboration tools in use today.


    Read it online or sign up for their mailing list (non-spammy) to download the PDF version.

  4. Will Parker says:

    Are you a techie? Of course you are.

    So, go make some money using your web skills, your reading list and O’Reilly Books’ brand new Affiliate Program:


    This is similar to the Amazon Affiliate program:

    Build a nice e-store wrapper for any of the 3,000+ titles O’Reilly sells, entice customers, and you’ll get 5% of the purchase price (or $100 for convention sign-ups!)

    By the end of WEB202, you’ll be ready to repurpose your class coursework directly into a technical bookstore.

    Have fun.

  5. Peter T says:

    For students:

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  6. Lenny Peters says:

    Good read on how some things still are in practice and what we can do to think about them while making “carts”…


  7. Will Parker says:


    Customizable CSS3 animated on-off switch


    Proto.io is a pretty good online prototyping tool, btw.

  8. Lenny Peters says:

    It’s not the only website I read honest…

    Good Form Validation Discussion on Shopping Cart, Checkout process…


  9. Will Parker says:


    An easy(ish) way to get minimal user research

  10. Will Parker says:

    Ronco Spray-On Usability


    Why developers should never be trusted with your user interface.

  11. Will Parker says:

    Eightshape Unify

    A comprehensive documentation system for UX design project from the pros at Eightshapes.

    Templates, workflows, tools


    Samples of documents used created using the Unify system


  12. Will Parker says:

    Excellent UX & web design book/ebook publishers


    Example titles:

    Storytelling for User Experience
    Card Sorting
    Design is the Problem
    Mental Models
    Eye Tracking the User Experience
    Web Form Design

    See also http://rosenfeldmedia.com/deals/
    They offer frequent deep discounts

  13. Lenny Peters says:

    Great read on eCommerce sites that have problems. Seems like it all falls back to being easy, straightforward and simple in design.


  14. Kevin Lineback says:

    Here is the tutorial for making a tabbed content area with CSS and jQuery that I used on my ITC200 project.


  15. Sara Smiley says:

    I used ‘Example 2’ of this JQuery tutorial for my thumbnail rollovers:

    And this is the JQuery slideshow I used:

  16. I got the slide show for my ITC200 final from these guys. http://sorgalla.com/projects/jcarousel/
    Mine looks a little different because I broke into the images folder and styled the buttons.

  17. Jennifer says:

    This is a great tutorial for Simple Tabs w/ CSS & jQuery:


  18. Tim Garret says:

    This review of the e-Commerce WordPress plugin was written by a professional programmer who uses Magento. He also discusses code quality.

  19. Deb says:

    Here’s the website I showed in class:


  20. Deb says:

    Heres a shopping site that takes customer choice to the n’th degree.



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