Staying up to the latest innovations in web design and development is not an easy task to accomplish. My personal Feedly is cram packed with over 500 feeds. And it costs me a lot of time to even keep up with these news, although they are more or less easily digestible through RSS – much easier than having to visit all these sites manually in any case. Tech news consumers love their TechMeme, but what do web designers and developers do. No, don’t worry, I won’t suggest that there are no sites to go to, but it’s only a handful. Now this hand has grown its sixth finger…
Webdesigner News – Curated Shortnews for Designers and Developers
Webdesigner News is the latest project by the guys behind Webdesigner Depot and Mighty Deals (and then some). There’s no doubt that they know their trade. Webdesigner News is a site in the tradition of Hacker News (HN) and Designer News(DN) with the latter being the most obvious competitor. In a way you are already familiar with should you frequently visit the other two news sites, Webdesigner News lists the latest and greatest as a timeline without a lot of decoration around it.
There is an editorial team behind the site which is the biggest differentiation to other popular iterations of article lists with comments, share and upvote functionality. Just like on DN and HN anyone is asked to submit fresh stories, which then – other than on HN and DN – run through an editorial process. You need not create an account to submit a story, however. Creating an account is possible, but only helpful to keep track of your favorite stories.
Webdesigner News is thoroughly structured into 12 categories, so should you only be interested in articles on typography feel free to click the respective category. The same is true for UX, Apps and many more.
Here’s what the people behind Webdesigner News have to say:
You likely spend hours every morning browsing through hundreds of posts on your RSS feeds, hoping to stumble across relevant stories. Webdesigner News was built to provide web designers and developers with a single location to discover the latest and most significant stories on the Web. We search through hundreds of posts on blogs, social media, and news channels, to deliver the most essential stories of the day. The content covers quality news, fresh tools and apps, case studies, code demos, inspiration posts, videos and more. With frequent updates throughout the day, you’ll always find something interesting and fun to read.
Webdesigner News definitely is a strong resource for daily use. The articles are absolutely up to date. You can even filter news by age, thus making sure you only see the absolutely hottest stuff of the last 24 hours. The site can be added to your Feedly and they also run an email newsletter which you could subscribe to if you were the type who likes a good portion of information delivered right to the inbox.
The best idea will be to see for yourself. Check out Webdesigner News here.
Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.