Knowing what is going on, the trends, the breaking news etc. is important in most industries but for designers and web developers it is key for professional survival. Everything is happening at light speed and getting behind not knowing what is hot, what makes you save precious time and impress clients may be your destiny if you don’t spend a few minutes every day keeping track of what is happening. This posts gives you a list of social news and bookmarking sites that one way or the other is relevant for designers and developers. Check them out and see if you can find a few favourites. Remember to contribute yourself as – getting access other peoples opinion is what makes these sites valuable.
Reddit is a source for what’s new and popular on the web, and one of the most popular.
Users like you provide all of the content and decide, through voting, what’s good and what’s junk. The design or programming categories are worth following
Delicious is one of my favourite social news sites. The popular list is updated often and will provide the news you’re looking for. If you need to filter the list you just apply a tag fx. jquery. This will give all the most popular links tagged by others with jquery.
zaBox is a design related social bookmarking website, focused on offering its users design news, tutorials and resources in a spam-free environment.
Designmoo is a social news site for designers and developers. Users can also submit links and tag your submissions with key words. You are able to sign in using OpenID.
DesignFloat is a site where members can submit design-related links. DesignFloat is a great way to find good design-related news and articles.
The Web Blend is a community for designers, developers and tech junkies that keeps you current with a summary of the latest in web related news and trends.
Dzone is a community site for web developers and designers. You can submit links and other members can vote on them to determine what links are promoted to the site’s front page. Here, you can find the most recent and most notable news, tutorials, and blog posts on the subject of web development and design.
Design Bump has just been redesigned and is one of the best places to go to for design-related news. With a super simple interface and copious topics to submit news to (you can, by the way, subscribe to each category via RSS feeds), Design Bump provides web designers and developers with plenty of useful web resources.
Pixel Groovy is a user-controlled tutorial archive where members decide which tutorials to promote to the front page. It’s an awesome site for finding design and development tutorials that’s been reviewed by your fellow designers and developers.
Digg has a Design section where you can find the latest and greatest news, tutorials, and information on the topic of design.
Developersniche is a social bookmarking site mainly for web developers and designers. Users can, much like most of the sites featured here, vote or bury link submissions.
design:related is a community site that aims to bring designers together by giving them an outlet where they can share their interests with each other.
WPscoop is a social media/bookmarking site that is focused on news and information about WordPress. If you use or develop a WordPress-powered site, you’ll want to check out WPscoop.
Graphic Design Links is a social news site for graphic design related resources. Users can submit, vote on, and bury submissions, which allows them to dictate what gets promoted to the site’s front page.
Hacker News is a social link-sharing site that’s geared towards developers, web designers, and IT professionals.
Webmaster clip is a social link-sharing site that’s focussed on web design and programming.
The purpose is to gather the best articles around the web, mostly related to web/graphics/blogging. All the articles are hand-picked by favSHARE to ensure the quality.
Even though tweako is not only for web designers, tweako is a user-powered website that features guides, tutorials, and other types of resources in the subject of technology, computing, and the web; you’ll find plenty of web design and web development links at tweako.
Social bookmarking site for designers mainly.
Faqpal is a social link-sharing site that’s focussed on tutorials for design, programming etc.
undrln is a simple site focused on what’s happening in the advertising, marketing and design industry