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.
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 DesignDead
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
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.