Best writers about web design?
August 19, 2010 9:01 AM   Subscribe

Who are the most articulate, perceptive, knowledgeable writers about web design?
posted by Greenie to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
 
Jakob Nielsen has always had a very interesting perspective on usability and web design, whether you agree with him or not.
posted by ASoze at 9:10 AM on August 19, 2010


37 signals have a good blog about usability and design, called Signal vs. Noise.
posted by James Scott-Brown at 9:13 AM on August 19, 2010


I've always found lots of good writing on A List Apart.
posted by bwonder2 at 9:18 AM on August 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


A List Apart is good. It's got a really great stable of contributors, rather than a single author, but it's been my go-to for advice and techniques for years.
posted by caution live frogs at 9:22 AM on August 19, 2010


Sort of a self-link (I manage the server it's on), but Josh Porter's bokardo.com blog has some interesting UX writing / perspectives on it.
posted by jenkinsEar at 9:23 AM on August 19, 2010


Yes, A List Apart is a good way to find writers you'd like to read more of; most of the authors there have blogs, books, articles, etc.

Is there any particular area of web design you're interested in?
posted by epersonae at 10:54 AM on August 19, 2010


Thanks for all the great suggestions!

Is there any particular area of web design you're interested in?

Specifically HTML5 and how it looks in different browsers, but mainly I'm just looking for good writers.
posted by Greenie at 11:10 AM on August 19, 2010


I like Chris at CSS-Tricks. I'm not sure if it is that he's a good writer, or just that he's a good teacher, but I find he gets the information across in a great way.
posted by backwards guitar at 11:15 AM on August 19, 2010


It really depends on what you're thinking about. If you're on a technical level (like HTML5), read quirksblog and quirksmode.org.
posted by tmcw at 11:50 AM on August 19, 2010


Khoi Vinh (until recently the design director at the New York Times) has an excellent blog, Subtraction.
posted by mbrubeck at 12:10 PM on August 19, 2010


Luke Wroblewski (LukeW) is my favourite writer on such topics. Incisive, insightful and probably hanging out here somewhere ;p
posted by The Lady is a designer at 12:55 PM on August 19, 2010


Mark Pilgrim, Dive Into HTML5
HTML5 Doctor
posted by kirkaracha at 1:25 PM on August 19, 2010


I haven't read it, but I really want Jeremy Keith's HTML5 book. I had a mental block about Javascript, but DOM Scripting got me over it, mostly. An excellent writer.
posted by epersonae at 2:05 PM on August 19, 2010


Jason Santa Maria.
posted by dws at 9:51 PM on August 19, 2010


I like Jeff Croft, Dave Shea and Aza Raskin.
posted by wolfr at 7:33 AM on August 22, 2010


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