Classes and publications, software packages and online applications – Web developers have a wide array of tools to help them stay on top of the rapidly-changing technologies. But one of the best – and cheapest – resources any Web worker can have is a well-rounded bookmark list.
Since the Web is so big, and bookmark lists can get unwieldy, we’ve done some of the legwork for you. For the next ten weeks, we’ll be revealing our favorite links for mastering different aspects of Web development.
This week: sites we look at before building any website. All the links below help us wrap our heads around the planning part of a Website project. These links cover everything from hiring people to laying down the site architecture to cooking up site navigation – all of which are crucial steps you have take before writing your first <html> tag.
The One-Person Web Is Dead
Jason Snell argues that the changing nature of Websites has made the one-person Website phenomenon obsolete.
Long Live the Site Seer
In a follow-up article to “The One-Person Web is Dead,” Jason Snell makes a case for information architect as crucial Web team member.
Put The Web Site Down, And Slowly Back Away
The smartest bit of Website development you can do is think ahead, argues Jason Snell.
Worst Web Faux Pas
Peter Morville identifies the three worst Website
anyone can make, and offers ways to work around these missteps.
World Wide Web links
Big Team, Big Problems?
(A List Apart)
The lone-wolf Web designer is becoming as rare as, well, as an actual lone wolf in the wild. Working in large groups is becoming the norm; the real question is how to do so without getting trampled by a herd mentality.
Anatomy of a Redesign
This five-part tutorial walks you through the most common site redesign scenarios.
This repository of columns addresses different facets of planning your site’s organization and information architecture.
CamWorld on User-Centered Design
All-around Web guy Cameron Barrett translates the tenets of web design into practical application for hands-on codemonkeys.
Site Design: Designing in Quality
This well-organized how-to article details what steps Web designers will want to take to ensure a painless design process, from hiring people to to setting design standards.