As a web designer, I try to stay active in the web design community. Apart from going to conferences (SXSW, Webmaster Jam Session, etc) the easiest way to do this is to follow fellow designers through RSS.
On my Netvibes page I have a Web Design tab where I keep up with a handful of designers I think are legit. Some of them update their websites more than others, but the updates are all solid. I definitely recommend subscribing to their RSS feed or at the very least check them out.
Here is the list of designers/sites I actively follow (in no specific order).
- Meagan Fisher
- Smashing Magazine
- Webdesigner Depot
- Matt Brett – a true wordpress ninja
- Andy Rutledge
- Bryan Veloso
- Garrett Dimon
- Webdesigner Wall
- Blue Flavor
- A List Apart
- Ordered List
- Dan Rubin
- Signal vs Noise (37signals blog)
- Jonathan Snook
I’m sure I am missing out on a bunch of other good blogs, so by all means leave a comment with suggestions.
Another good way to keep up with the community is with Twitter, but that’s an entirely different post.