Top Dog Top 10
Monday 19 April, 2004 ( 3:55PM GMT)
The 'Top Dog Top 10' is a feature I'm going to try out on the Dog Blog now and then - top-10 lists of web related stuff based on mind-numbingly complicated and highly scientific methodology (that's right, it's my own simple opinion).
Shoot me down in flames or call me an enumerating wizard - it's all about the debate, so offer your own thoughts and opinions...
Top Dog Top 10 Web Standards Sites
Kicking things off I thought we'd go for something quite general - the TDT10 of web sites that promote web standards.
This list is based on quality of content (both of the subject matter and the clarity of writing) and influence.
Oh, and I've not included the W3C. That would be too obvious.
If I'd written this list a year ago it would look very different - new players come, old players go and some leap forward or tail off. This is the here-and-now:
- CSS Zen Garden - The most incredible designs on the web that really show what you can do with CSS whilst maintaining structured HTML.
- A List Apart - Articles that, although sometimes a bit hit-and-miss, are often at the cutting edge, pushing the boundaries of web design further than any other site.
- Mezzoblue - Good discussion and solutions to web design issues more frequently that any other major web log.
- Simple Bits - For Dan Cederholm's sage advice and especially his 'Simple Quiz' feature.
- CSS Vault - Like the Zen Garden, an excellent resource for seeing how it's done and learning by example.
- WaSP - The first place to go for specifically web standards related news.
- The Daily Report - Still influential, when the Godfather of web standards has got something to say it's usually worth listening to.
- Andy Budd Blogography - Articles, news, links and opinion from a man with his finger on the pulse.
- Whitespace - Ridiculously frequent, well-written articles about web design from Paul Scrivens.
- Stop Design - Good quality advice and intelligent, thought-provoking opinion.