Local Resources | Online Resources | Recommended Reading


Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, the best way to network in Bluffton.

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, the local business incubator.

Bluffton Icon, the online news source published by Fred and Mary Steiner.

Bluffton Public Library, a great place to browse for new ideas.



Chicago Manual of Style, the online version of the classic reference work. Some areas require a subscription.

Grammar Girl, a fun approach to improving your grammar.

Purdue OWL, an online writing lab for students and anyone needing advice about writing. Features a special section for professional writers.

WorldCat, a place to find items in libraries near and far; you can also save your own lists of items.



Brain Rules : 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina.

Developing Online Content : The Principles of Writing and Editing for the Web by Irene Hammerich.

D.I.Y. Design It Yourself by Ellen Lupton about designing for self, family, and organizations. Inspiring.

Don’t Make Me Think! : A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug.

Homepage Usability : 50 Websites Deconstructed by Jakob Nielsen.

How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer. The neuroscience of decision-making.

HTML, XHTML & CSS: A Visual Quickstart Guide by Elizabeth Castro.

The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard about our consumer culture. Great writing and presentation.