VGWebDesign Partner Program

The VGWebDesign Partner Program is dedicated to the active friends, partners and interested people that have invested a lot of time and work to help launch this website. I would like to thank all of you.

Besides all the people that have helped me there were different sources that have inspired me. I would like to pass on these sources of inspiration to enable others to learn, try and enjoy the act of creation and design. You will find numerous sources in the internet and in literature/print.

Thank You beta-Testers

A website can't exist without being tested by external testers. Emphasis should be put on a variety of operating systems, browsers, monitors and monitor resolution. I would like to thank the following beta-testers (alphabetical order):

beta-Testers

  • Dave Frew
  • Karin Gursch
  • Thomas Gursch
  • Bernhard Hauck
  • Holger Kreft
  • Bob Loeffler
  • Bernd Niklas
  • Katrin Pfannenschmidt

Unlimited Sources Of Inspiration

There are numerous sources of inspiration. There are useful books and magazines that give you tips and examples which ignite your spirit to be creative. But especially the internet is the biggest resource. The following sources have helped me tremendously.

SelfHTML

The German online/offline tutorial SelfHTML, written by Stefan Münz, is pretty much the best on the freeware market. Every HTML/XHTML/CSS beginner that understands German should download a free copy. It got me started and even today I check the tutorial every now and then.

German xhtml Forum

The German xhtml forum is a big help. A great number of people offer help regarding XHTML, CSS and accessibility. Thank you guys for your help.

css Zen Garden

The css Zen Garden project is absolutely unbelievable! It is an awesome demonstration of the power of cascading style sheets (CSS). The HTML text is the same in all displayed layouts, only the css file is altered. For graphically interested web designers a must see!

Useful Tools

Creativity is not the only important talent that a webdesigner has to have. A nice set of useful tools is vital to efficient and successful work. Some tools that have com in handy are listed below.

The Gimp

The freeware software The Gimp by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis is a powerful graphics program. For people who can't afford to buy Photoshop, The Gimp is the alternative.

Contao

A long search for a suitable content management system (CMS) started with Joomla, Drupal and TYPO3 but reached its destination with the discovery of Contao (f.k.a. TYPOlight). The system developed by Leo Feyer impresses with extrem flexibility and easy handling and produces valid code.

YAML

"Yet Another Multicolumn Layout" (YAML) is an (X)HTML/CSS framework for creating modern and flexible floated layouts. The structure is extremely versatile in its programming and absolutely accessible for end users.