The Good Bits

Weekly RSS Feeds to Keep the Doldrums Away

I'm a big fan of blogs and news feeds. And I like making lists. If you're a web person, most of the sites below are probably familiar. If not, they come highly recommended (prescribed dosage: review feeds at least once a week).

A List Apart
A site whose reputation needs no introduction. When I start a new project, A List Apart is the first stop for inspiration.
Whether you're a hard core developer, intrepid designer or web manager, stop by Ajaxian to read about the latest innovation, challenges and ever so creative uses of Ajax.
Boxes and Arrows
From nitty gritty discussions around the best tools for wireframing to broader topics such as making good use of rating and reputations systems, Boxes and Arrows always offers relevant insights and food for thought.
Chris Brogan: Community and Social Media
Ever wonder how this new–fangled thing called "Social Media" or "Web 2.0" can become part of your company's process and brand image? Start here.
Content is King…and there's a lot of content on the web. Follow Copyblogger to learn how you can engage your audience and keep them coming back for more.
Section 508: The Road to Accessibility
Because it matters.
Social Media Today
Staying current in the every changing world of Social Media can be a challenge but the folks at Social Media Today provide a steady stream of relevant articles to help you keep in touch.
UX Matters
Progressive, community oriented and in–depth, UX Matters is the place to be read.
Web Analytics Association
It's pretty, it's interactive, and of course, it's beautifully written. But is it effective? The pros at Web Analytics Association talk about how to measure success and establish a baseline for actionable improvements.
Welchman Pierpoint
If you build it, they will come. Maybe. Welchman Pierpoint focuses on the business side of making a web presence come to life — and perhaps more importantly, how to sustain it.

A handful of highly influential, frequently pulled down and used as a reference titles on the bookshelf.

Ambient Findability

Book Recommendation Ambient Findabilityby Peter Morville
Ambient Findability: What We Find Changes Who We Become

Building Findable Websites

Book Recommendation Building Findable Websitesby Aaron Walter
Building Findable Websites: Web Standards SEO and Beyond

Letting Go of the Words

Book Recommendation Letting Go of the Wordsby Ginny Reddish
Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content That Works

Transcending CSS

Book Recommendation Transcending CSSby Andy Clark
Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design