Flowers & Freckles asked us if we have design resources we’d recommend. I brainfarted and hit publish by accident before entering the following but here it is:
Do we have design resources? Sure do, I can’t list them all and what follows is a little messy but it generally works for me.
I use Google Reader to organize my content sources and have general categories that I put RSS feeds into. For example, Media, Technology, Politics and Business. I also have a category called “Visuals”. This is a catch-all that includes everything from photo sites, to design tutorials, to data visualization to design theory.
A non-exhaustive but somewhat exhausting list of the 46 sites I monitor includes (alphabetically and not in order of preference):
That said, I don’t actually read content within Google Reader. Instead, I use Feedly which is a service that sucks in everything I have in Reader and lays it out like a magazine according to the categories I have.
I like this better than Google Reader because the Reader interface makes me feel like I have hundreds of unopened emails that I need to wade through. Feedly gives me more of a sense of browsing through what might be interesting.
Feedly doesn’t allow me to display the output publicly but Google does and you can see what type of design content I look at here. And if you you use a feed reader yourself, you can add this feed URL to it to suck in the firehose of that which I’ve set up.
Anyone have suggestions for design resources, be they tutorials, theory or just pretty things?
I think you might be referencing posts we tag with “Jurassic Technology”.
We don’t go out of our way to find it but are certainly happy when we come across old computers, visions of the future and assorted odds and ends that sort of somewhat demonstrate where we’ve come from.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the history of modern computing is over 60 years old, the Internet is over 40 years old, the Web over 20.
Or that the first calculator dates back to 2400 BC.