Smashing Magazine a must-read for online designers

Smashing Magazine logoIf you’re big into CSS, Flash or just design in general, then mosey on over to Smashing Magazine.

Though Smashing Magazine isn’t specifically geared toward the news industry, this is a treasure trove of insight for online news designers. I’ve linked to Smashing before for its excellent compilation of data visualizations — a post I’ve shown to many of the designers here at work and that I believe encompasses the future of news organizations’ Flash graphics.

Today, I found an awesome site that automatically generates those trendy striped backgrounds, an excellent list of usability suggestions (hat tip to NewsroomNext), a neat site for generating Flash charts and a plethora of other items. So go check it out!

PLUS: Here are a handful of particularly useful or enjoyable resources for online design: A List Apart, Vitamin, CSS Zen Garden (there’s a book out too), Kirupa, Flash Kit and –if you need some serious CSS help– the CSS-Discuss listserv run by Eric Meyer.

If you have any others you just can’t do without it, then share em in the comments. Every day is a great day to add Bookmarks…

About Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.
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