It's always useful to have a comprehensive list of helpful origami websites. Rather than linking to all the fantastic pages out there, I've decided to link to one page, which already has a list that I couldn't beat:
Having said that, I will link to some of my favourite websites here:
- Wondering where to find diagrams to that awesome model you saw? Or not sure whether you want to buy a book? Check David Lister's origami database to find out where models are diagrammed, or which diagrams are included in a book. It also features links to many origami websites, and pictures of folded models. This is the origami page I probably visit most often, and that I have found to be a superb resource.
- My above claim that I visit www.origamidatabase.com most often is probably not true. I'm a member of the origami forum located at http://snkhan.co.uk/forum/, and that's probably the page I do visit most often. You can find help on diagrams there, post what you've folded lately, and start or join discussions that interest you.
- Another page you might want to consult when thinking about your next origami book purchase is www.giladorigami.com. Gilad has posted several book reviews, I cannot imagine what his library must look like. The site also features an extensive gallery and diagrams to some of Gilad's creations.
- The British Origami Society is definitely worth joining. The website doesn't provide online diagrams, but it's a great place to get paper and booklets at. There's also a list of upcoming origami events, and a gallery of previous events.
- Robert Lang is possibly my most favourite origami creator out there. His website features pictures of his simply astonishing folds, but more importantly: a section on the science of origami, including the ReferenceFinder, a program that calculates folding sequences for reference points you specify. May I also recommend his books – his diagrams are some of the clearest I've encountered so far.
- I came to appreciate Alex Barber's page mostly due to the online diagrams that it provides. This is where I found the first diagrams I folded from. Ah, nostalgia...
- Joseph Wu provides has a great list of origami pages, and of course many pictures. He also provides quite a few diagrams, including the eastern dragon I've come to love.
- Stephen O'Hanlon provides lots of online diagrams on his page, pictures of some of his creations, and a short list of origami websites that I keep on returning to.
- Michael LaFosse has created many absolutely beautiful models, I most admire his butterflies. This page features some instructional videos he created. If you're hungry for more, you can also buy DVDs with more of his work. read more