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?
Perhaps because of his unusual mind, he had a knack for writing sentences that sounded at once clinical and mystical. His books read like accounts of acid trips written by a bureaucrat.
Robert Capa once said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough,” and generations of journalists have followed his maxim. But the opposite can also be true: the farther away you are, the better you can see.