Information on Internet safety for teens. This helpful resource offers advice for teens and parents to get around the Internet safely, from basic online surfing to blogging and social networking.
- Web Monkey has multiple quick reference guides as well as a how-to library that covers most web design topics. Additionally, skill levels are separated into sections devoted to beginners, builders, and masters.
- Girlstart Online Web Design Classes Information on topics from how to email to computer viruses . HTML lessons are broken into sections based on skill levels and have a number of examples to illustrate the text.
- Boogie Jack's Web Depot Basic, easy to understand instructions on everything from making your 1st web page to adding code to keep people from stealing the information on your website.
- Dreamweaver Tips Links
- Smartwebby Dreamweaver Tips
Podcasts, Blogs and Wikis
Please note: you must be at least 13 years old to use many of these services. Read and follow registration information carefully, and use common sense.
- OurMedia A forum for publishing and storing original personal media, including video, audio, photos and text. Offers free storage for registered participants. You can also browse other people's media.
- Odeo Listen, create and share podcasts.
- Podomatic Create, find and share podcasts.
- Audacity Free, open source software for recording and editing sounds.
- pb wiki An easy-to-use Web page that can be made either public or private and can be edited by multiple people. A great way to collaborate on projects for fun and work.
- MediaWiki Free wiki software package. The same software used to create that most massive wiki: Wikipedia.
- wikispaces Free public wikis. Looking for an easy way to share a Web page with friends and family? Create a wiki.
- Comparison of Wiki Farms from Wikipedia
- Blogger Create your own free, easy-to-use blog.
- LiveJournal Free communication tool for online journals, blogs and social networks.
- Xanga A weblog community.
Manipulating Photos and Images
- Photoshop Tips and Tricks This is a great site to learn how to use the program Photoshop and with neat tricks on how to manipulate your photos.
- Smartwebby Fireworks Tips and Tricks
Free Clip Art, Images, and Sounds
- Absolute Background Textures Archive
- Awesome Clip Art for Kids
- The Animation Factory Looking to put a cool animation on your website? This is the place to look, it has over 3,000 free animations.
- Discovery School's Free Clipart This is the Discovery Channel's clip art so you know it's going to be good!
- Flamingtext.com Not only pictures here. You can choose one of their many fonts and create your own custom animated gif that glows or even has flames.
- Free Foto Find photographs that are taken by a professional photographer. From English castles to flowers, you can find a picture of what you are looking for. Photos are organized by subject.
- Kids Domain Clip Art You'll find loads of cool images here and links to even more clip art pages.
- KidsClick Clip Art Listings Links to more clip art listings. Sites range from Mexican Culture to Earth Day to Horses.
- Microsoft Clipart Gallery This site features a whole lot of clipart, photos, and animations. There are several collections and styles to choose from
Free Web Page Building Sites
- Angelfire 20 MBs of space. Places an ad at the top of every page. Some pop-up ads. Must be 13 or have parental consent .
- Tripod 20 MBs of space. Places an ad at the top of every page. Some pop-up ads. Must be 13 or have parental consent .
- Yahoo 15 MBs of space. You must put the Geoguide - which includes a banner ad - at the top of each page or a pop-up ad will appear as each page is viewed. Must be 13 or have parental consent .
- Zero Catch 100 MB of space. Places an ad at the top of every page as well as numerous pop-up ads.
- E-Cards.com These are E-cards that have a global, educational, and environmental twist. A very cool feature of this site is that they list "hello" and "I Love you" in several different languages. Say Hello in Korean or Russian today!
- Greetings Island A great mix of postcards, animated cards, and cards using Flash.
- Lollipop Cards Very cute animated E-cards. The best part is every time you send one of their cards, you are entered into a drawing to win a 20 pound box of lollipops!
- 1001 Free Fonts When they say 1001, they don't lie! There are over 2000 fonts here just for the taking. Fonts are available for PCs and Macs.
- Blue Vinyl Fonts A great collection of freeware fonts that are for both PCs and Macs.
- About the Internet BPL Kids Page Boston Public Library's Internet information page. Answers basic questions about the Internet, like what it is, how it works, and what you need to use it.
- How Stuff Works This site provides expert info, advice and links for just about any subject under the sun (or in your computer). The Internet section links you to an subject area (hardware, software, Web pages) for in-depth information, and even more links. Links at the bottom of this page tell you great stuff that you might not find in an overview article.
- Can You Guess the Computer? This PBS Online interactive game lets you test your knowledge of computers and ultimately, learn your nerd quotient.
- Net Lingo Dictionary of Internet terms, it contains thousands of words and definitions that describe the online world of business, technology and communication.
- BPL's Internet Dictionary Boston Public Library's Internet dictionary.