Editor’s Note: The information you get from the experts is always the best. Case in point: moms, giving advice on anything. That’s why we wanted to share some insight from our lead developer Morgan Klonteig. He’s one of the experts around here, and he has an incredible knowledge base for website development and design inspiration, free resources and discussion.
Check out his top picks below and let us know in the comments what you plan on adding to your website development arsenal!
Editor’s note: If you’re planning a website redesign or starting a new project from scratch, these are great resources to check out before your design meeting. Bringing examples of websites you like and dislike helps with articulating the direction you want to see for your project.
- Reddit.com/r/web_design/ “A rabbit hole of news + information.”
- Stackoverflow “Community drive question/answers.”
Editor’s note: For English-major, project manager types like me, these Internet places are essentially like exclusive clubs I snuck into under the guise of a Fedex man with a package for the boss. I get in, hang around long enough to soak up a bunch of new, cool information and dart out before anyone has a chance to hear me say something dumb.
- NN Group Reports “User experience and usability best practices.”
- Moz Blog “SEO information and news.”
- Yoast “SEO news.”
- CSS Tricks “Frontend development resource, authored by authoritative web designer Chris Coyier.”
- Paul Irish “Frontend development resource, authored by Google Chrome developer Paul Irish.”
- Web Designer Wall “General web development topics.”
- Smashing Magazine “General web development topics.”
- Tympanus Tutorials “Cool CSS animation effect galleries/tutorials.”
Editor’s note: Yes, you can become incredibly knowledgeable on the topics of SEO, user experience, web development and design. The textbooks are out there, and they’re free. The whole digital marketing landscape is one wherein the self-motivated and highly passionate thrive because they’re able to and willing to learn on their own and through communities online.
- Tiny PNG “Reduces file sizes on images for faster loading.”
- Google Fonts “Free to use webfont typefaces.”
- Font Squirrel “Creates webfont kits for use on websites.”
- Grid Lover “Helps layout text sizes for good typography.”
- Colorzilla “Generates CSS for gradients.”
Editor’s note: Handy, right? Let us know which resource you find most useful or drawn to – we’d love to hear from your in the comments!