12 Excellent Social News Sites for Web Designers
Social news/bookmarking websites are a great for finding useful resources, tutorials, and information on the web. These sites typically puts users in the driver’s seat by giving them the ability to submit links, vote on other people’s submissions, as well as vote down stories that they don’t like. Because of this, they’re able to create a user-driven site and connect people who have similar interests.
This article features social news/bookmarking sites for web designers and developers. Whether you’re seeking tutorials, information on the latest trends and web technologies, or a design community that you can participate in, these are the websites to check out.
Designmoo is a new social media site for designers and developers. Users can submit links in one of the 15 design-related categories. The ability to tag your submissions with key words and being able to sign in using OpenID are just a couple of features that makes the site easy to use.
2. Design Bump
With a new site redesign, Design Bump is set on becoming one of the top places to go to for design-related news. With a super simple interface and copious topics to submit news to (you can, by the way, subscribe to each category via RSS feeds), Design Bump provides web designers and developers with plenty of useful web resources.
3. Pixel Groovy
Pixel Groovy is a user-controlled tutorial archive where members decide which tutorials to promote to the front page. It’s an awesome site for finding design and development tutorials that’s been reviewed by your fellow designers and developers.
design:related is a community site that aims to bring designers together by giving them an outlet where they can share their interests with each other. You can share interesting news and ideas, and much like most “vote-to-promote” sites, registered users can choose to vote on (or bury) submissions.
DesignFloat is a site where members can submit design-related links. DesignFloat is a great way to find excellent design-related news, tutorials, and articles.
Digg has a Design section where you can find the latest and greatest news, tutorials, and information on the topic of design. You can find a lot of web design submissions in this section, and because of Digg’s large user base and tech-savvy demographic, you can be assured of the quality of the resources you find here. What’s great about Digg is that you can subscribe to specific topics via RSS feed. While you’re there, you should also check out the Digg/Programming topic, which features many web development/web design links.
8. Hacker News
Dzone is a community site for web developers and designers. You can submit links and other members can vote on them to determine what links are promoted to the site’s front page. Here, you can find the most recent and most notable news, tutorials, and blog posts on the subject of web development and design.
WPscoop is a social media/bookmarking site that is focused on news and information about WordPress. If you use or develop a WordPress-powered site, you’ll want to check out WPscoop.
Though not strictly for web designers, tweako is a user-powered website that features guides, tutorials, and other types of resources in the subject of technology, computing, and the web; you’ll find plenty of web design and web development links at tweako.
Graphic Design Links is a social news site for graphic design related resources. Users can submit, vote on, and bury submissions, which allows them to dictate what gets promoted to the site’s front page. To find interesting submissions, check out the most popular keywords on Graphic Design Links via the Tag cloud page.
Got more sites we should be checking out?
If we missed your favorite social news/bookmarking site please share it with us in the comments, we’d love to discover them!
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This was published on Jul 6, 2009