Got Web Redesign Resources?

Here I am with my virtual hat in my virtual hand again, asking you folks for any resources you’ve found helpful for redesigning your library sites. The Harvard Library is undertaking such a redesign of our Portal (thank heavens!) and I’d like to offer up any resources that others have found helpful. I’ve already suggested, Participatory Design of Websites with Web Design Workshops, by the scintillating Nancy Fried Foster, Nora Dimmock, and Alison Bersani, but would love to hear from you with any others meriting a read.

Thank you in advance — I really appreciate how many of you have responded to previous pleas to me at:!

More as it happens,

Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.


  1. Jen Moore says:

    I’ve always turned to A List Apart ( when working on web design. They’re focused on good design and standards compliance in equal measure, and while not always suited for absolute beginners, their articles are clear and helpful.