Inspiration and Information : Our Favorite Feeds

This morning while perusing my daily feeds I found a diagnostic stylesheet (CSS) I will probably use, a link to a very funny Chuck Norris video, and learned how to restyle a Window’s login screen. All of this took less than ten minutes. My morning routine of reviewing the latest and greatest in my world of front-end web development is one that I find absolutely essential. Without news feeds these skills and valuable insights would have been lost to me and I would be force to rely on my much-less-informed cubical buddies who also may, or may not, have learned these same lessons and/or have seen humorous Chuck Norris videos. The point is that what is current is only available to those in the current. The feed current. It was an anology. You know… like the blogosphere is a current. yeah..

What follows is a current list of our favorite field-related feeds, aggregated and consumed by the creative folks at mediaRAIN. The list includes sources of inspiration for designers, bags of tricks for CSS gurus, utility belts of power for our PHP developers, and fountains of wisdom for our Flash-related experts. Share, read, celebrate, create. (Perhaps we’ll follow up this post with one which lists all our favorite bedtime stories.)

Design Inspiration

Design, CSS, HTML, Standards, Information Architecture

  • A List Apart – A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.
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  • Andy Budd Blogography – Web design issues an in particular css, web standards, user centered design, information-architecture and running a s successful web project.
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  • zeldman.com – Web design news & info.
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  • SimpleBits – A collection of design work and publications, reported by a popular notebook that covers standards-compliant web design, technology and life.
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  • meyerweb.com – CSS, front-end tools, plugins, hacks.
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  • Digital Web Magazine – Digital Web Magazine is an online magazine intended for professional web designers, web developers and information architects.
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  • ABriefMessage.com – A Brief Message features design opinions expressed in short form.
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  • boxesandarrows – Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business.
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  • Signal vs. Noise – This is Signal vs. Noise, a weblog by 37signals about design, business, experience, simplicity, the web, culture, and more.
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  • Coudal Partners – An ongoing experiment in web publishing, design and commerce.
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PHP/CakePHP

JavaScript

Flex, Flash, Air, Actionscript

Misc.

  • FreelanceSwitch – Community & Resource for freelancers of all varieties – designers, writers programmers, illustrators, photographers …
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  • Pixelsurgeon – A digest of the creative, strange and interesting from the internet.
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  • The Web Standards Project – A grassroots coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.
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By: andrewb Categories: css / design / flash / flex / html / php

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