ted.comThis website features numerous videos from TED conferences, which are devoted to sharing ideas worth spreading. Topics include technology, entertainment, design, business, science, the arts, global issues and more. Each speaker is limited to 18 minutes or less.
behance.netThis creative professional forum features a job listings and a huge gallery related to numerous topics including photography, illustration, design, art-direction, video game design, motion graphics, video arts, graphic design, typography, and more.
deviantart.comlargest online social network for artists, featuring 13 million registered members who showcase art in various media.
lynda.comA member-supported online learning platform with 40,000 video tutorials.
smashingmagazine.comthe company that publishes Smashing Magazine also runs this blog, which features the latest trends and techniques in web development.
mashable.comA top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture.
alistapart.comFeaturing numerous articles, this website, related to A List Apart magazine, explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
turbosquid.combusiness website for company with over 200,000 3D models available to purchase and download.
cgsociety.org3D Industry news from the CG society – a global organization for creative digital artists.
davidbittorf.comPlatt instructor Dave Bittorf’s website features recommended 3-D books, a job board, Dave’s demo reel and some TV interviews he did with Fox 5.
usa.autodesk.comThis corporate website features forums for Autodesk software, information about products, tutorials, and user communities related to their software.
pixologic.comFrom the makers of Z-brush, this website features galleries, video tutorials, tips and tricks, as well as artist interviews and more.
mocapdata.comDeclaring itself “the world’s biggest state of the art motion capture library on earth,” this Japanese website features motion capture data for purchase as well as some free files and tutorials.
digitaldomain.comCompany website for the digital production studio that focuses on visual effects for feature films and advertising. The website features behind the scenes videos of production.
posemaniacs.comThis website is a great resource for anyone interested in figure drawing. It includes images of 3-D models of humans in various poses to give artists inspiration for figure drawing. The 3-D models’ musculature is visible rather than skin.
zygotebody.comThis website features anatomical depictions that can be manipulated to see various views of the human body.
smarthistory.orgThis free and open, not-for-profit, online art textbook uses multimedia resources, specifically videos, to allow site visitors the opportunity to hear art historians deliver unscripted conversations about notable works of art, from ancient cultures to contemporary art.
artlex.comThis art dictionary contains definitions for more than 3,600 terms frequently used in discussing art/visual culture, along with thousands of supporting images, pronunciation notes, quotations, and cross-references.
moma.orgThe Museum of Modern Art, NYC, has created an excellent web resource to help students better understand print-making processes. The website not only contains examples of woodcuts, etchings, lithographs, and screenprints, but alo features high quality flash animations that detail the processes step-by-step.
artcyclopedia.comThis web resource is an online directory to artists, movements, art news, museums and galleries. Frequently updated links to art news stories are available, as well as articles on many topics, and artist entries that often link to gallery and museum websites containing more detailed information.
owl.english.purdue.eduCreated by Purdue University’s Writing Lab, this website features over 200 free resources related to writing, research, grammar, and style guides, among other topics.
topics.nytimes.comDirectory of New York Times “On Language” articles by Ben Zimmer. The articles relate to various writing topics in contemporary culture.
poets.orgThis website is run by the Academy of American Poets, a non-profit organization with a mission to support American poets. Their website features poet biographies, poetry, essays, discussion forums, interviews and more.