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Artist Support Sites:

The Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper is an online and print publication. In addition to the news, it publishes reviews and commentary by major players in the art scene. Offers compelling stories, insider updates and in-depth analysis.

Art Source
is a gathering point for networked resources on Art and Architecture. The content is diverse and includes pointers to resources around the net as well as original materials submitted by librarians, artists, and art historians, etc.
ArtDaily is an award-winning international news organization that covers art related news and feature stories from every corner of the globe.

Want to know what people really think of your art? Post ratings and/or write comments about the artwork and photography you see from the members of the site. It's fun, easy and helps give valuable feedback to artists.

is an international online gallery and museum Guide for modern, contemporary and emerging art.

Artist Help Network
A free information service designed to help artists take control of their careers. The network assists artists in locating information, resources, guidance, and advice on a comprehensive range of career-related topics. The network focuses primarily on subjects of interest to fine artists.

Artists Network
Artists Network is an online community for visual artists. We are a division of F+W Media's Fine Art Community, which offers art contests, art videos, online art classes, books for artists and more. The Fine Art Community at F+W includes, IMPACT, and Wet Canvas. See all the details here: We believe that art is a way of life and everyone is an artist at heart. Our mission is to empower artists with the techniques, knowledge, ideas and inspirations that help ignite their visions and bring them to life. We put those possibilities in your hands through fun and compelling videos, articles and interactive online features, books and magazines, and real-time events. Connecting you with ideas, inspiration, and skill.
Founded in 1902, ARTnews is the oldest and most widely circulated art magazine in the world.

hosted by the Kennedy Center, provides an overview of the structure and content of the Internet. It's mission is to help artists, teachers, and students gain access to and /or share information, resources, and ideas that support the arts.

Artsy's mission is to expand the art market to support more artists and art in the world. We are a platform for collecting and discovering art.
The premier online global source for Art, Culture, Travel, Luxury and Style. Blouin Artinfo is an online publication mixing breaking news coming out of the art and culture world with reviews, Q&As, features, gossip, and the occasional healthy dose of satire.

Foto Search Stock Photography
Search over one million images including photographs, photos of fine art, illustrations, and clip art. Browsing through the archive is free and there are no access charges, registration requirements, or usage limits.

Dedicated to helping connect young artists with audiences and opportunities through exhibitions, on-line programs, and community outreach. Through a variety of activations, we are dedicated to showcasing emerging talent in film, fashion, visual and culinary arts. Our chops run deep in event production, having produced over 500 runway shows, pop-up shops, film screenings and premiers, art series, and white labeled events for brands of all sizes.

Kala Art Institute
is a multicultural, non-profit organization that functions as an international communication center for artists. Kala strives to make its facilities available to Bay Area and visiting artists as a continuing service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They also provide a variety of programs and services to the northen California region which include exhibitions, classes, lectures, tours, fellowships and low cost residences.

Manitoba Visual Arts Network
(MBVAN) serves about 20 Manitoba public galleries, artist-run centers, production facililities (video, printmaking photograpy, multipmedia), and support groups, and plans to run exhibitions of work speicific to the internet as an art form.

National Endowment for the Arts
now has a site up on the web which is extensive and really classy looking. A must see.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) now has a new resource for artists and others on the Web. NYFA is one of the largest funders of artists in all disciplines in the country and provides a host of other funding, management and information services for artists and their organizations in New York State and across the nation. Arts Wire, the national on-line network for the arts, is just one of the Foundation's many programs. Learn about the fellowships and residencies available for artists, discover how your project could be sponsored by the Foundation and what fiscal, management and information services are available.

Online Art Center
"Your source for online art information and links to artists, art museums, galleries, art books, arts and craft supplies, free art education and online art instruction info."

A visual portrait artists and photographers directory.

The largest general photography community on the Web. Founded by Philip Greenspun, a well known writer and MIT instructor on the development of community web sites, founded in the early 90's. This is a great resource for all photgraphers.

Queer Arts Resource
a nonprofit Internet-based forum for the display and discussion of queer content in the visual arts.

Starving Artists
A site that offers the opportunity for emerging artists of all abilities to present their work to the world.

is a public made encyclopedia site filled with all sorts of useful information. Since it is a wiki, anyone can contribute to the site.
Also known as World Wide Arts Resources, this is one of the largest sites for contemporary art, art news, art history, contemporary artist and gallery portfolios, online since 1995.

Art Appraisals:

American Art Appraisers.Net
Offers a listing of Art Appraisers by state and city. Also gives background information on how to select an art appraiser.

Art Business.Com provides complete art services, art appraisals, art price data, news, articles, and market research and information to art collectors, artists, and fine arts professionals.

Art Services 2000 Ltd.
Offers professional fine art appraisals for insurance, estates, wills and trusts. From the Old Masters to cutting edge Contemporaries, they appraise individual original works of fine art and entire fine art collections from the 15th to the 21st Century.

American Art Appraisers . Net
Offers information on art appraisers and lists Art appraisers by state and city.

Bonhams and Butterfields
Offers art appraisals and opens its doors once a month so that they can assist you in appraising your property. Is it treasure or trash? They can provide an auction value estimate free of charge.

Chicago Appraisers Association
Hosts an encyclopedia of information on art and antique appraisals.

Find Art Info.Com
Contains price information on all kinds of fine art oil paintings, etchings, engravings, watercolors, drawings, and sculptures ranging from Old Masters to Contemporary Art. With their free art appraisal tool you can value your fine art by comparing it with recent auction prices of similar pieces. gives you the latest hammer prices on art from auction houses worldwide.

Picture Valuation
Art valuation and art appraisal. Painting valuations, watercolour valuations, drawing valuations and print valuations.

Value My Stuff.Com
Value your art and antiques online. Expert valuations within 48 hours.

Art Forums:

A art forum that hosts discussions involving art news, art exhibitions, online art, my art, art questions, and much more. This site is hosted by ArtCyclopedia.Com, a guide to fine art on the Internet.
The online edition of Artforum International Magazine.

AsianArt.Com Forums
This Asian Arts Forum is dedicated to questions and discussions of Chinese and Japanese art and inscriptions, South Asian Art, and Asian Art in general.

ConceptArt.Org Forums
A forum that hosts discussions concerning artwork, art activities, events, education and learning, and employment for artists.

deviantART.Com Forums
A forum devoted to a community of artists who work in Digital art, skin art, themes, wallpaper art, traditional art, photography, poetry / prose.

MailArt Forums
Hosts message boards about ongoing projects, shows and exchanging ideas and the art itself. This forum is hosted by Crosses.Net.

Ozzu.Com Webmaster Forum
Hosts many forums including one on drawing, digital art, and photography.

Wet Canvas Forums
Your interactive artists' community... this forum hosts many topics like show & tell, introductions, inspiration corner, beginner studios, events & competitions, art business and much more. This forum has many discussions related to the arts. Included is a Town Center, a think tank, gallery, and art business center. And this forum is free and is open to all artists.

Art Listings:

Art Deadlines List
Art contests and competitions, art jobs and internships, art scholarships and grants and fellowships, art festivals, call for entries/proposals/projects, and other opportunities, in all disciplines, for art students, art teachers, and artists of all ages.

Art & Education
An e-mail press release service announcing significant cultural events at universities worldwide as well as academic employment positions available in the visual arts.

Offers an announcement service that provides information about exhibitions at some of the world's leading art galleries. Art-Agenda reaches more then 50,000 critics, curators, collectors and artists, and is thus a powerful tool for getting directly to this influential audience with information about exhibition programs and other events.

The source for artists exhibitions, artists, galleries and museums. Offers an extensive listing of current calls for art. State by State searches are available. Very helpful site.

Your gateway to art and artists, galleries and exhibitions. Up-to-date information on current and future art shows, emerging artists and world-renowned masters in the fine arts as well as modern artisans working in every imaginable medium, including wood, glass, metal and stone.
Promotes the work of students, amateur & professional artists and art galleries. They encourage the appreciation and interest in visual arts through a network of sites offering promotional tools, reference information and resource services to the art community. - USA Art Directory
Lists 1000's of fine art & entertainment arts related businesses. Includes art galleries and art services.
A directory of artists and art related websites organised by subject. Offers free linking services to other art sites. Reciprocal links requested upon link acceptance.

Silicon Valley's Ultimate Guide to Arts & Culture. Promotes Arts and Culture in various communities.

Australian Art Competitions Directory
Australia's most extensive Art Awards, Competitions, Grants and Gallery Directory. For all visual artists including fine artists, photographers, textile artists, film-makers, sculptors, animators, designers, metal & wood workers, aboriginal artists and much more.

An electronic information service distributing world-wide selected information related to contemporary visual arts. Artists, free-lance curators, all kinds of art institutions (museums, art centers, art schools), magazines, non-profit organizations as well as commercial galleries can use this service to announce, report, criticize and initiate new projects. This service does have a fee for postings. All postings are in English.

An international network which reaches more then 50,000 visual art professionals on daily bases through its website, e-mail list and special projects. Its news digest (e-flux announcements) distributes information on some of the world's most important contemporary art exhibitions, publications and symposia.

L'Officiel des Spectacles
Created in 1946, "L'Officiel des Spectacles" is the main cultural weekly from Paris (France). Each week, this guide presents current exhibitions, theater, concerts, films and live performance.
10000 Paintings on the Web... This site is a listing service that provides a directory of paintings.

Find arts and crafts teachers and classes in your neighborhood. Hosts free listings of arts and crafts teachers and classes. Take Lessions is one of the largest arts and crafts teacher sites on the web.

Art Reproductions:

Art Find
Art Find offers high quality art prints of paintings and photography, custom framing services, and canvas transfers.

Online gallery of digital and original art that is available to buy online. Includes Abstract, Flowers, and Pop Art reproduced on canvas and on printed blinds.

Aspen Creek Photo
Produces photographic art as Photo Prints, Metal Prints, Canvas Wraps, and Mounting. Our core team has decades of experience in professional photography, and experience in making the finest prints possible.

iCanvas.Com offers some of the most outstanding limited-edition Giclee canvas art prints for sale. Giclee canvas wall art is made with 100% canvas material that is a great alternative to hanging up posters. We specialize in art prints and reproductions.

MyPicturePainter: Oil Painting Portraits
Oil paintings for family, baby or child and even pets. Canvas paintings are custom made. Offers original family oil paintings and photo to canvas oil portrait service.

Oil Painting by Canvaz
Canvaz offers quality oil painting reproductions of famous artists works. All oil paintings are of the highest quality and standards. Custom oil painting portraits are also available. - Art Oil Paintings for Sale
Shop for oil painting reproductions and oil paintings of original, abstract, landscape, flower, and modern art. Large framed oil paintings for sale online. Cheap prices, museum quality, and available in many sizes.

Photo To Sketch
Service that turns your digital photo into an interesting, frameable sketch.

Wall Art For Less
Retail website for oil painting reproduction and decorative paintings.

Wholesale Oil Painting From China
Welcome to Art in Bulk! With over 10 years of art wholesale experience and tens of thousands of satisfied customers in more than 120 countries we are the leading oil painting supplier in China! We have over 200 talented artists working hard together and have created hundreds of thousands of paintings for largest art companies, galleries, online art stores, hotels, interior design firms, museums and many more.

Art Schools, Classes & Workshops:

3d Digital Art Guide
This is a practical roadmap to 3d digital art paintings for the motivated beginner. The free online drawing and painting lessons here will help you build a strong artistic foundation in no time!

911 Media Arts Center
is Washington's only non-profit media center supporting film, video and multimedia artists with new technology tools, workshops and screenings.

All Art Schools
All Art Schools is a complete online guide to art education and careers. We strive to be the finest resource available, allowing students to compare schools, contact them, read common questions and answers, and ask questions. digital academy/
Offers workshops in photography.

The Art Institutes
Visit The Art Institutes for design, fashion, media arts & culinary programs.

Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE)
CREATE serves as a productive environment available to students, researchers, and media artists for the realization of music and multimedia works. We present several concerts per year of electroacoustic music. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in collaboration with several departments. The Center also serves as a laboratory for research and development of a new generation of software and hardware tools to aid in media-based composition.

Design Training
A complete guide to art and design education across the US. Includes a design news section which is updated daily and a database of art and design education resources.

Find Your Art School
A place where art and design students can find the tools to research art schools by program, degree, location, online and more with no cost. Students search for interesting sites about art schools or other important content about their education and professional development.

The Irish School of Landscape Painting
teaches courses in Landscape Painting in some of Ireland's most breathtaking locations. Classes are located in Connemara, Wicklow, and Dublin. Master Painter classes are also available.

Paros Art Workshops
All that Greece has to offer combined with expert instruction. Work shops in oil and watercolour in the sun and atmosphere of a Greek isle.

Silicon Valley Art Museum (SVAM)
The Silicon Valley Art Museum's mission is to provide a virtual online art gallery, resources for artists, and a free source of educational art programs for emerging artists. SVAM provides online art education that includes free art lessons for children and others who may be confined or have limited mobility. SVAM is a non profit 501c organization.

Visual Arts Education Canada (VAEC)
is currently an informally run resource by a Canadian teacher. It intends to assist anyone interested in visual arts related learning/teaching.

Selling Art:

Allen's Creations, Inc.
is a frame and art gallery in Clemson, South Carolina (USA). They specialize in selling prints and framing works of art.

is a leading online print and poster retailer provides framing, mounting and laminating services, posters, art prints, paintings, canvas prints, vintage original posters, fine art prints, inspirational posters, giclee prints, art reproductions and original art & photography.
A comprehensive retail art print index. You can purchase art posters here.

Shop, sell or create what's on your mind. This is a wonderful resource for artists who would like to sell reproductions of their art. Art images can be sold on mugs, t-shirts, and cards / prints and much more, all with no upfront costs and no inventory to manage. is a market for handmade goods, vintage items, and supplies for making. Our community is made up of independent creative businesses from around the globe.

Offers a way to sell your original art. They have a "Name-Your-Royalty" system that lets you set the royalty from 10% to %99 of the retail price. Offers online product design tools so that you can create t-shirts and other apparel, fine art prints, drinkware and much more. Accounts are free. Hosts community forums and a seller blog that has helpful tips on marketing your art.

Tools and Supplies:

Accent Arts
A wonderful art supply store that meets the artist community's needs for Northern California's Bay Area.

Affordable Office Supplies
AOS online is an online supplier of office stationery and office supplies to businesses and home users throughout the UK and Ireland. We supply over 20,000 products with the majority being available for delivery the next working day.

Art Frames
Offers quality picture frames at discount prices.

Ars Logo Design
Provides businesses all over the world with logo design services. Customer support in English, German and Spanish.

Artway - Art Supplies and Sketchbooks
Artway has 20 years experience in providing high quality art supplies and sketchbooks. Our own brand products are available along with other brands.
BlueCotton allows users to design custom t-shirts and order online through a unique interface. BlueCotton offers free shipping and a variety of rush options. BlueCotton has a great reputation for quality and value.
An online service that helps you create and publish your own book. You can sell your original books in their onsite bookstore. They also provide software (BookSmart) which enables you easily create content for a book. This site also hosts a Forum for questions and answers.

Brushes Manufacturers - Brush Directory
Official industry approved directory of Brush Manufacturers and Suppliers.

Brushes by Gordon
Manufacturers and exporters of paint brushes, artist brushes, cosmetic brush, school brushes, hobby and craft brushes.

Can Stock Photo: Stock Photography
Can Stock Photo offers professional royalty free stock photography at affordable prices. The site's high-quality images start at $1. Whether you need an image for advertising, presentations, brochures or just decoration, Can Stock Photo has you covered with its database of more than 1 million images! This is a commercial stock photography site. Users can also register to upload their own photos for sale.

CD Duplication at DupeCoop.Net
I own a CD Duplication service in New York called DupeCoop. We have been in business since 1983 and serve musicians and record labels. Our speciality is quick short run jobs of 300 or less CDs, although we are capable of larger runs.
Offers supplies for classrooms and the office.

Custom Neon and LED Signs
Buy Factory Direct Neon & LED Signs. We'll beat all Neon Sign or LED Sign prices. Guaranteed! Shop for Custom Neon Signs, Open Neon Signs and Custom Neon Lights.

Daniel Smith
A wonderful place to find art supplies at reasonable prices. Located in Seattle, Washington, this company has great products such as paint, canvas, frames and what ever else an artist might need.
Offers a tool that lets you create a "favicon.ico" image for your website. This image is normally displayed in the URL field of a web browser. This site also allows you to publish your image on their site as well.
With this online tool you can generate favicon.ICO for your website. You can draw it from scratch or convert any .gif, .png or .jpg image to .ICO file format.
Storage & display solutions for the artist & collector.
We believe that when you make something, that thing becomes ingrained with personal significance and value. You remember what inspired you, exactly how you made it; what materials and equipment that you used and how you felt during it's creation. This site offers craft and art supples for any project you may have in mind.

Impact Custom Signs and Lettering
We design, produce and install custom business and corporate signs, dimensional metal lettering, and bronze and stainless steel plaques - nationwide.

Lewis Color Lithographers
creates prints of fine art.

Macbeth Art Insurance
All risks cover for fine art collectors, galleries, dealers and exhibitors.

Mr. Bing offers many suggestions for matting art. They also sell precut mats for your art.
An online store designed for creative people of all ages - a large selection of art and craft and hobby materials, as well as scrapbooking supplies.

MOO Business Cards
With MOO you can design and print business cards using your own photos and designs to make each card unique.

pbSmartPostage Online Postage Service
An online postage service that lets sellers buy and print postage from home. Track art shipments online, verify addresses for free and get discounted rates on certain USPS services.

An instructional and authoritative source on ribbon crafts. Includes videos, articles, photo galleries, ribbon spotlights and more.

Safety Glasses USA . Com
We have your Protection in Sight. A veteran-owned small business that offers assorted glasses, eyeware and much more.

is a store based in San Francisco which offers the finest quality of pigments and materials for restoration, interior design and fine arts. Their site also has an on-line pigment and raw artist materials catalog and hosts forums for artists dicussions.

We are a kid engagement group that makes restickable creations. We donate at least 25% of our proceeds back into the community and mentor students. We have a new artist section where art can sold with 100% of the proceeds go back to the artists.
At Utrecht Art Supplies, our mission is simple: provide professional artists and students with the finest quality art materials at affordable prices.

Winsor & Newton
is a manufacturer of fine art materials based in England and the United States. They provide comprehensive information and dynamic ideas for artists and all creative-types. Their site features a complete encyclopedia of art supplies and materials, illustrated art tips and techniques, a 'Learn to Paint' section, and a contributor's library of new creative applications.

Woodworking Clamps - Tools for Expert Woodworkers from Woodline USA
Woodline USA offers a wide selection of woodworking tools to allow artist to do their best work. From router bits to clamps, Woodline has everything you need.

HTML Help & Web Design:

A List Apart
is for people who make websites. This site explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

Fatwax 3D
Passionate, focused and innovative, Fatwax 3D Design is a leading creative design company which specialises in 3D architecture and 3D Design using the latest 3D software. They offer 3D Architectural CGIs, 3D Interior Design, 3D Exterior Design, and Walkthrough/Fly-through Animation at unbeatable prices.

EchoEcho.Com: HTML Tutorial
A complete introduction to HTML and A-Z reference guide for HTML.

HTML Code Tutorial
An online tutorial teaching basic HTML writing skills. This site also hosts a Forum where help can be found with Web Design issues.

HTML Dog: HTML Beginner Tutorial
An online tutorial teaching basic HTML writing skills.

Netrics Communications: HTML Tutorial
An online tutorial teaching HTML writing skills. HTML Tutorial
An online tutorial teaching HTML writing skills.

Roughneck Graphics
San Antonio, Texas based Web and graphics design company. HTML Tutorial
Here you will learn how the basics of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML), so that you may make your own web pages.

W3C: Getting started with HTML
A short introduction to writing HTML.

W3C: Html Markup Validation Service
Lets you check the HTML of any webpage located on the WWWeb.

w3schools: HTML Tutorial
An interative tutorial that teaches you how to write HTML.

Web Hosting:

Offers assistance in bringing up art sites under the new .art top level domain.

Art.Net (Art on the Net)
has various studios and gallery rooms that are curated by artists who are showing their works. This site is dedicated to helping artists come up on the Internet and helping them to share their art via the World Wide Web.

This is a virtual gallery site hosting contemporary artists from all over the world. The goal of this site is to build an efficient tool allowing artists to exhibit their works, and allow art lovers to browse through thousands of paintings and sculptures.

Offers web hosting for the artist, artisan or photographer. For a low monthly fee, you can have your own website and URL with the tools to manage the website and sell your artworks.

Offers free web hosting for artists of all ages and skill levels. With a free basic membership, artists receive their own portfolio page, detailed statistics reports, ability to upload up to 3 images each month and access to other member features. Premium accounts which allow for unlimited uploads are also available for a fee. This site also offers an Artist Forum for discussions. Only members can post though posts can be viewed by the general public. The art and list postings on this site are censored by the staff.

Blue Zeppelin
A free online art gallery where many artists display their work for free.

CultureInside - Connecting artists
Luxembourg based Culture Portal dedicated to worldwide promotion of artists and art students. Free e-space for artists. Free culture and art related information.

A web hosting site where artists can show their work. Offers a store through which the member artists can also sell prints of their art. One member artist shared the following recommendation, "I have found the staff quick to respond, very helpful and overall an excellent choice." The art on this site is censored by the staff.

Webhosting service that allows you to create and update a website. Includes online tools to make it easy for you to manage your own website.

This is a site that allows artists to showcase, advertise, promote and sell their artwork over the Internet. It is a place at the crossroads of a gallery, a store, a marketplace, a community and a global network. MesArt is created and designed by artists for artists and is the home of quality fine art, design and handmade original crafts.

Namecheap offers affordable and reliable web hosting with one click installs of image and video galleries as well as portfolio sites. E-commerce features are also available for people who wish to start selling their art work over the Internet.

Faso.Com - Artist Website Builders
Provides artists with website creation, hosting and development opportunities. See the artist websites created with Faso.

smallGod webHosting
We provide easy, professional, and affordable website hosting for photographers, designers and other visual artists. We offer a one click installer for Indexhibit (a popular artist centric CMS), auto installers for over 150 other applications, a SiteBuilder WYSIWYG website creation tool and more. Great personal support!
Provides domain names, web hosting, and other products and services that help individuals, organizations, and businesses build, market, and manage their online presence.

WebHostingBuzz offers affordable web hosting with one click installs of WordPress Portfolio websites. Show off your art and allow others to provide feedback via comments.

Web Linkage:

Access Arts @ ArtDeadline.Com
The art world's source for income and exhibition opportunities. A searchable database and magazine that lists local and national juried artist competitions, grants, call for submissions, art jobs, art festivals, residencies, fellowships, & more... Also see comprehensive artist support services...

Art.Net (Art on the Net)
has various studios and gallery rooms that are curated by artists who are showing their works. This site is dedicated to helping artists come up on the Internet and helping them to share their art via the World Wide Web. This site also offers linkage to other art related sites upon request. Voluntary donations for this link service are welcomed.

Since 1996, ArtQuest has been connecting buyers and sellers of art by email who are located all over the world. Special features include thousands of art works for sale, Links Library, Bulletin Board, Treasure Showcase and many free services. You'll see art listed by artists, galleries and dealers as well as those collectors who are looking to buy and sell paintings, sculpture, prints and more.
A database of 20th Century and contemporary visual artists, this site is a portal for research on visual arts. The masters since 1900 are represented with their portrait, dates and places of birth -and death-, with links to web resources to find anything you want to know about them, with images of their work, comprehensive biographies and articles, and if it exists, the artist's personal website.

Blog Resources:

Google's free blogging service. This service is fast and easy to use, offering unlimited text and 500 megabyte for photos. Bloggers can also sell ads on their sites through Google Adsense or other ad services to help support themselves.

Global Voices Online . Org
Global Voices Online is a non-profit global citizens media project. It hosts weblogs, wikis, podcasts, tags, aggregators and online chats - to call attention to conversations and points of view that enable understanding of our inter-connected world.

Kinetic Knowledge
Designs brand specific search optimized blog solutions. We host & manage the technology, provide ongoing marketing/ advertising education, offer content options and are committed to a reliable human service. In all, we offer a comprehensive affordable business blogging value proposition. We help people become better online marketers and we help them build sustainable online brands!

An independent blogging service offered by Six Apart. It targets community minded young adults and offers unlimited text plus 1 gigabyte for photo storage with ad supported version. One can pay extra for no ads and 2 gigabytes of storage. All ads support Live Journal.

News Corp's free blogging service that is favored by teens and young adults. Storage is unlimited and advertising is sold by MySpace to support the site. Bloggers cannot host ads on their blogs.

A fee based web hosting site that offers blogging features. Squarespace is a great way to publish and manage a web site online.

A fee based blog hosting site that offers a 30 day free trial. A TypePad blog is an easy way to have a great-looking, up-to-date, search-engine friendly presence on the web. This site is geared towards professionals with particular expertise.

Free independent blogging service based on Open Source software. Their identiry gears towords the hip, tech-savvy folks. This service offers unlimited storage and is non-commercial (no ads).

Free independent blogging service based in New York City. Originally targeted at creative writers and teens, this site offers bloggers unlimited text and 200 megabytes for photos. Addiditional storage is available for a small fee.