Online resources

1. Technical Writing

Online Technical Writing http://www.io.com/~hcexres/textbook/
Plain English Campaign  http://www.plainenglish.co.uk
Gary Conroy's Technical Writing Website http://www.gary-conroy.com/library/weekly/aa033199.htm
Professional Writing  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/pw/#sub6
10 ways to Improve your Technical Writing  http://www.smartbiz.com/sbs/arts/bly10.htm
Technical writing models  http://www.io.com/~hcexres/textbook/models.html
Technical Writing Tips, Tricks & Templates  http://www.klariti.com/technical-writing/index.shtml
Technical writing style  http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Technical_writing_style
Hints on writing style  http://www.cs.uky.edu/~raphael/writing.html
The Writing Site: Technical Writing:   http://www.thewritingsite.org/resources/genre/technical.asp
Professional, Technical Writing  http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/4/16/

 

2. Plain English

Plain English Campaign http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/
Plain English at work
  http://www.dest.gov.au/archive/publications/plain_en/homepage.htm
Plain English Association International   http://plainlanguagenetwork.org/
PlainLanguage.gov   http://www.plainlanguage.gov/
Clarity  http://www.clarity-international.net/
Editor Software  http://www.editorsoftware.com/plain-english/what-is-plain-english.html
Word center: the plain English people  http://www.wordcentre.co.uk/page8.htm
Red House Consultancy Services Ltd http://www.red-house-consultancy.co.uk/brochures/plain_english_writing.html
Center for Plain Language  http://www.centerforplainlanguage.org/
Web Authoring Tips  http://www3.newport.ac.uk/displayPage.aspx?object_id=1048&type=SEC
Writing and Editing using plain English http://www.clearest.co.uk/editorsoftware/plain-english/index.html

 

3. Software online tutorials

Microsoft Publisher Tutorial
http://www.learnthat.com/courses/computer/publisher2003/pub1.asp
http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/publisher/default.aspx

Photoshop Tutorials
http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/photoshop-navigation-tutorials/
http://www.wix.com/start/matrix?utm_campaign=ma_vandelaydesign.com&experiment_id=vandelaydesign.com1
http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/archives/
http://www.photoshopstar.com/page/5/
http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk/tutorials/business-card-design-project-walkthrough

Photoshop at You Tube 
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=photoshop+tutorial

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial
http://courses.caup.washington.edu/LARCH/440-Win01/illustrator_home.htm

Dreamweaver Tutorial
http://www.entheosweb.com/dreamweaver/default.asp

Dreamweaver at You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dreamweaver+tutorial&suggested_categories=26%2C27%2C1&page=2

Adobe Flash tutorial
http://www.freeadobeflashtutorials.com/

Flash at You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=flash+tutorial

Adobe Fireworks tutorial
http://www.entheosweb.com/fireworks/default.asp
http://www.noupe.com/tutorial/40-high-quality-adobe-fireworks-tutorials-and-resources.html
http://bestwebdesignz.com/tips/fireworks/fireworks-cs4-tutorial/

Fireworks at You Tube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRnMq2cawp4

Microsoft Publisher tutorial
http://office.microsoft.com/en-gb/publisher/default.aspx

Adobe Indesign tutorial
http://layersmagazine.com/category/indesign

Microsoft Frontpage tutorial
http://www.tutorialized.com/tutorials/MS-FrontPage/1

Comprehensive tutorials
http://www.entheosweb.com/website_promotion/submissions/free_sites.asp

 

4. Resources for desktop publishing & web design

Web Design Library  http://www.webdesign.org/web-design-basics/design-principles/page-1.html
Creative web designs  http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/galleries/ecommerce-websites/
Typography  http://desktoppub.about.com/od/typelegibility/Type_Legibility_and_Readability.htm
Google images  http://www.google.com/imghp
оǸ귽w http://resources.hkedcity.net/
Free Animations  http://bestanimations.com/
Animation Library   http://www.animationlibrary.com/

 

5. Published books

Alred, G., Brusaw, C. & Oliu, W. 2006. Handbook of technical writing. (8th ed.). New York: St. Martin’s Press.
Anderson, P. V. 2007. Technical Communication: A Reader-Centered Approach. (6th ed.). Boston: Thomson Wadsworth
Gerson, S., & Gerson, S. 2009. Technical writing: process and product. (6th ed.). New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Ingre, D. 2003. Survivor’s Guide to Technical Writing. Mason, Ohio: South-Western.
Markel, M. 2007. Technical Communication. (8th ed). New York: Bedford/St.Martin.
Pfeiffer, W.S. 2000. Technical Writing: A Practical Approach. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Reep, D. C. 2009. Technical Writing: Principles, strategies, and readings. (7th ed.). New York: Longman.
Woolever, K. R. 2002. Writing for the Technical Professions. New York: Longman.