As someone working in a web agency and especially being the CTO (Chief Technology Officer), technology intelligence is a mandatory task in a domain where everything is evolving at a crazy pace. Especially when working with open source technologies, you have so many new techniques, libraries, programming languages and tools that are created everyday, it’s necessary to discover those that could benefit to our team, find out the opportunities to improve our current tech stack and tooling environment.
Of course, the internet is the best source for anything concerning web design or development. Below is a list of magazines, blogs or people that regularly publish articles that are themselves summarizing the best articles to read online to get informed.
Weekly News for Designers from Speckyboy
A collection of the latest web design resources, articles, learning guides, new tools, that have all been either released or published the previous week. They have currently 468 of them so it’s been a few years they are around.
Another long lasting magazine with a weekly article, listing the latest news and resources from the web design & web development community. Also check their playground for interesting new techniques, especially for web animations.
This one is actually a newsletter but they have a web version and an archive page.
Weekly Design Reading List by Anselm Hannemann
Another reading list listing articles you shouldn’t have missed that week if you’re managing a design or development team.
Monthly Web Development Update
This is also by this guy Anselm Hannemann but condensed in a single monthly list and published on the excellent Smashing Magazine.
Five a day : web design an development news, articles & tutorials
This website gives you just 5 articles to read every day.