Thursday, March 25, 2010

Herstory: Lynda Weinman



Lynda Weinman, a Web graphics and design veteran, wrote the very first industry book on Web design, Designing Web Graphics, in 1995. She is a prominent educator and the author of dozens of best-selling books. Weinman was a faculty member at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, in 1989, and has worked as an animator and motion graphics director in the film special effects industry.

Weinman has worked as a consultant for Adobe, Macromedia, and Microsoft, and has conducted workshops at Disney, Microsoft, Adobe, and Macromedia. She has been a keynote speaker, moderator, and lecturer at numerous design, animation, Web design, and computer-graphics conferences. Weinman and her husband Bruce Heavin co-founded lynda.com in 1995. (via Lynda.com)

Back in undergrad I took a class on how to build a website. This was waaayyy back when most people didn't know what HTML was and when frames were acceptable as the norm. One resource my teacher shared with us (Travis Smith of Variety.com) was LYNDA.COM. Went to Lynda for the web palette below which is a quick reference for changing colors in HTML (again, back when most people weren't using dreamweaver, etc).

The thing about Lynda is that she really is a pioneer in web based graphics and her website has massive reach and influence. Enjoy the resource she provides!

Check out: http://www.lynda.com



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