I’ve had a few folks ask recently what other sites I read. Like many of you I suspect, I’m a bit of a junkie when it comes to design & tech news. I really enjoy popping open Google Reader and having a nice amount of articles I can browse through. It’s really amazing how much good stuff is out there on a daily basis. I do tend to avoid stuff like Slashdot, Engadget and Boing Boing. They often have great stuff, but they just post way too often and I find I get overwhelmed to easily with crap I only moderately find interesting. Here is my list:
CSS Globe: Alen Grakalic writes great articles and has a community news section where he digs up all kinds of great articles.
A List Apart: Two extremely high quality articles a month, since 1998. Code, Content, Culture, Design, Process, User Science
24 Ways: Rounds out the end of the year with 24 awesome articles on web design and development.
CSSGirl: Lindsey Lake is an independent web designer and writes about design in a nice personal and informal way.
CSSnewbie: Rob L Glazebrook does a great job of explaining basic CSS concepts. I’ve guest blogged over there as well. Rob has me inspired to get back to the basics around here too, eventually =)
CSSPlay: Stu Nicholls CSS super-site is absolutely loaded with examples.
Looks Good Works Well: Netflix’s UI Director Bill Scott’s blog.
NETTUTS: Collis Ta’eed’s new masterpeice of web tutorials. Also has a user link feed.
Posh CSS: Posting is a little slow at the moment, but usually thriving with links to killer CSS specific articles.
Web Designer Wall: One of Nick La’s gorgeous sites. Fairly slow posting rate, because when he does, its usually a big one.
XHTML-CSS: A really nice code validator and also a nice blog.
Design View: Andy Rutledge’s beautifully designed site.
Ajax Rain: Over 1000 downloadable examples.
Learning jQuery: Karl Swedberg (author of Learning jQuery) and company teach jQuery.
Design and Advertising Sites
creativebits: Apple oriented design community
CreativeTech Tips: Left brained support for right brained professionals
exljbris: Free Quality Font Foundry
Laughing Lion Design
Layer Tennis: Done for the year, but fun while it lasted.
PSDTUTS: Spoonfed Photoshop Tutorials. I’m a Plus member on this one, awesome stuff.
Snap2Objects: Mao interviewed me on this site one time, which was fun. Lots of great freebies on here.
Spoon Graphics Blog: Chris Spoon does some top-notch tutorials on all kinds of stuff, with a lean toward Adobe Illustrator stuff. I love me some Adobe Illustrator, dont’ use
The Graphic Mac: I was flattered to be featured on here recently, as I was already a lurking reader!
TheDieline: The Leading Packaging Design Blog.
Tutorial Blog: Tutorials to help you live and learn better. I’m actually writing for this one right now.
Unmatched Style: Web design inspiration and gallery. I don’t subscribe to too many galleries, but I like to subscribe to a few and I think this one has great taste.
Vandelay Website Design: I participated in a group interview on here once. Steven does lots of great roundup articles and tutorials.
Social Bookmarking Stuff
Popular CSS Articles on Del.icio.us
Digg Search for “CSS”: A lot of crap, but sometimes you find a gem before the rest of the world sees it.
Design, Development, or Startup Company Blogs
Adaptive Path Blog: The team behind the designs of Flickr, Creative Commons, NPR, Blogger, Technorati….
eleven3: Portland web design company blog
Happy Cog News: Design and development super-group
Signal vs. Noise: 37 signals design and usability blog
SimpleBits: Land of Dan Cederholm. Author of Bulletproof Web Design and Web Standards Solutions.
Stuff and Nonsense: Land of Andy Clarke. Author of Transcending CSS.
Authentic Boredom: Cameron Moll
Bits & Pixels: Fredrik WÃ¤rnsberg
Design Adaptations: Charity Ondriezek
Astheria: Kyle Meyer
Photo Matt: Matthew Mullenweg (of WordPress)
Airbag Industries: Greg Storey
Bartleme Design: Wolfgang Bartelme
mezzoblue: Dave Shea
Ordered List: Steve Smith
iDesignStudios: Selene M. Bowlby
Textism: Dean Allen
Shape Shed: George Ornbo
AllMyLiesAreWishes: Justin Dickinson
moose56 blog: David Madden
Podcasts / Video Casts
Other Random Things I Read
Yeah some of these probably could have been categorized better, but like my feed reader, it’s a little messy. I’m sure I’m missing some too. Is there any good stuff I’m missing out on? What are ya’lls favorite sites? Do any of you have sites I’m not already reading? Let me know, I’m always looking for new sites to soak in.
Great Great Great list.
Tnx. Ant tnx for this straordinary web site.
sweet! Thanks for the mention! I was reading through the list and saw that and was confused for a minute!
Not much then! How do you manage to get any work done? i struggle with probably half that amount!
I sometimes struggle keeping up with the handful I read. But This looks like an interesting collection, most of those I’ve opened so far seem pretty good. So – certainly you’ve got good reading taste. Thanks for sharing.
I hope for you that you don’t follow all of them, because I am sure then you won’t have time for anything else to do ;)
You really ought to read Khoi Vinh’s excellent substraction.com blog. He doesn’t exactly dive into code, but his insight into the intangibles of design is invaluable.
I also supremely enjoy The Superest and Typesites.
Thanks for including me in your reading list and also for introducing me to lots of cool new sites.
Wow. A great list indeed. Thanks for the mention, too ;)
No 456 Berea Street? Roger Johansson is one of my favorite writers.
Fantastic list, man — thanks for sharing! :-)
Any chance of a .opml file? I’m so lazy :)
Thanks! Great stuff.
Thanks added a ton
Dude, you put my blog!! I think you must be the only person to read it.
Thanks for the mention Chris! And I thought I subscribed to a lot of RSS feeds…
I use yahoo pipes to combine various del.icio.us feeds and DIGG feeds (css, ajax, webdesign) filtered for duplicates and filtered for what I already have in my del.icio.us account and dugg feeds. That’s actually how I got to this page.
Hi Chris, very nice list, lots of good reading! Thanks for including my site. If I’d ever come up with a list like this, Css Tricks would definitely be on it. Thanks!
Can we have all these in OPML format =D
Thanks for the mention! I read a lot of the same sites. Also, two I read a lot are Noupe and Andy Budd (especially his links rss, some neat stuff) – which I don’t think were on the list :) Oh, and another good one is Photoshop Disasters.
Thanks for the suggestions folks!
Yeah, I actually do “read” all these, but in reality is more like skimming. I’m getting pretty good at scanning stuff to see if it will be interesting to me or not. Plus I use the Google Reader “stars” to mark stuff that I want to read in more detail but just don’t have time for.
For those that asked for the OPML file:
Here it is.
Hey Chris! Awesome to see you read (or skim) Creative Curio :) Thanks for promoting my blog. Off to check out some of these others, too.
Chris was my pleasure to have u on my blog :) you are more than welcome to come back. And tell me the true, when was the last time you come by and visit snap2objects?
The best for! ^^
Chris, Thanks so much for the link! I can’t believe you read *my* lil’ole’ blog, LOL – you have great stuff here! :)
Sweet, someone reads my site! Now I know that I’m writing for someone else maybe I’ll do it more often. ;)
Thanks for the mention!
Chris, thanks for the mention, for participating in that interview, and of course for subscribing.
wow i’m actually new to this blog, but it looks like this will be part of daily routine :) Thanks for the OPML.. now i have 1000+ more articles to “read” it’s gonna be a long week.
Excellent reading list. I am subscribed to most of these blogs already but am always on the look out for more sweet content. Thanks!
Hi there. This is the ultimate list of the best blogs that web designers and developers will want to bookmark. Thank you!! And Thank you for listing my blog, allwebdesignresources.com … I appreciate you listing it. I am flattered that you read our blog. I use the css-tricks.com site all the time, so I really appreciate the love back. :)
Have a nice weekend.
Great list, thanks!
The fact that I didn’t red this post till now illustrates that my list of rss-feeds/podcasts etc. is at least as long as yours ;)
Oh… I don't know about.
Thanks for sharing it.