w3schools A great resource for web designers or coders, the site covers everything form basic HTML tutorials, web hosting to jobs
How to Ruin a Web Design This site kind of speaks for itself, very funny and in my experience occasionally true, also has an interesting forum
Web design from scratch A very useful site that covers pretty much all areas, with insightful articles on accessibility and usability....highly recommended
Fonts A Godsend...free fonts and lots of them, pretty comprehensive, everything from retro typewriter, seventies funky to slick up to the minute.
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If you're struggling to find appropriate images for your next project then Getty Images or iStock will be of great benefit, both contain vast libraries of images at very reasonable rates.
Rian Hughes Found his book by chance last year and it's excellent, full of beautiful illustrations and fonts. What really stands out is his truly amazing use of colour.
Pablo Picasso Picasso, to me was and still is the most creative artist ever, whether it's simple sketches, massive canvases, prints, posters, sculptures or even ceramics, he was truly without peers. If you ever find yourself in Barcelona, do yourself a favour and go to the Picasso Museum in the Old Quarter...Heaven!
John Singer Sargent John Singer Sargent was one of the most gifted painters of his generation, he was in essence a portrait painter of New York high society at the turn of the 20th century, but his incredible draughtsmanship really brings his paintings to life.
Chloe Cheese Chloe Cheese taught me, albeit very briefly whilst at art college and her work inspires me to this day. In her work I find her use of colour and different media very alluring to the eye, like Picasso's work, a print doesn't do it justice, it needs to be seen in the flesh.
Hillmancurtis Hillmancurtis have created so many world famous brand logos, web sites, inspiring illustrations that you'd be forgiven for taking them for granted. When they use Flash it's always creatively but in a very functional way.
Misspato Misspato has a wealth of creative web sites on line, all in a variety of styles some great, some not so great but it's always interesting to see what other designers around the world are up to.
Bauhaus Bauhaus is the design Grandaddy of them all, everything form graphic design to furniture to architecture. The highly influential work of this school of design is all around us, its that influential.
David Bailey If your a photographer or just enjoy it then David Bailey's work is amazing. His work spans 5 decades and he shows no signs of slowing down. Everything from celebrity portraits to landscapes, his work has it all
Alex Ross I was never a comic book fan but when I see Alex Ross' work, I feel like i missed out on something. His drawings and sketches are beautiful and then you see his finished full colour illustrations..inspirational!