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Welcome to the Bahrain Polytechnic Web Media Research LibGuide website!  In this section, you will find resources for Web Media, such as  recommended books, articles, useful links and documents to download.

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Recommended Books

Foundation game design with Flash – Rex Van der Spuy

ISBN: 9781430218210

Publication Date: 2009

Writing for multimedia and the Web : a practical guide to content development for interactive media – Timothy Garrand

ISBN: 9780240808222

Publication Date: 2006

Game development essentials : game story & character development – Marianne Krawczyk, Jeannie Novak

ISBN: 9781401878856

Publication Date: 2006

Get Started

Choosing your Topic

Here are some resources for web media:

    • is a one-stop source for government web designers to learn how to make websites more usable, useful, and accessible. The site addresses a broad range of factors that go into web design and development.
  2. AS Gamer
    • Everything you need to know about making a flash game.
  3. Flash Game University
    • The Companion Site for the Book ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University.
  4. Free ActionScript
    • Flash AS2 & AS3 Tutorials, Game Code, Effects, Source Files & Sample Downloads
    • Free flash games.
  6. Communication Arts – Home
    • The website for the international visual communication magazine.

password-resetFinding Background Information 

You should consult encyclopedia and other resources to get background information on your topic:

This is an authoritative reference guide to help you find general information about a topic. Access information for this site is available on the LLC page on Moodle.


Useful Resources in Web Media

We have many art and design magazines in the library.

  1. Digital Photographer
  2. Print
  3. HOW Design
  4. Computer Arts Magazine
  5. Computer Arts Project

Please feel free to make use of these magazines in the magazine racks in the LLC. We also have some art and design academic journals avaliable. Please request for login details from the information desk if you do not have it already:

  1. Design Issues
    • Scholarly journal focusing on history, criticism, and theory of design. The international scope of the journal provides a place where discussions about the designs and treasures from all societies and civilizations can be pulled together and assimilated. (from Magazines for Libraries 2008)
  2. New Media Age
    • A weekly news magazine, covering business use of interactive media in the UK.
  3. Game Developer
    • A monthly publication that delivers technical, how-to articles to professionals creating hits for the PC, console and arcade.
  4. Communication Arts
    • High-quality trade publication for commercial artists. Feature artilces may profile design studios and artists or highlight special advertising and design projects. (from Magazines for Libraries 2008)
    • Also available in print in the LLC magazine racks.
  5. 3D World
    • A monthly magazine with a focus on animation, visual effects, videogame design, illustration and architectural visualisation.
    • Avaliable in the LLC magazine racks.
  6. Computer Arts Magazine
    • The world’s leading digital art magazine.
    • Available in the LLC magazine racks.

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