12 Web and Front-End Newsletters I can't live without
Keeping up to date with the latest technologies is hard these days. It’s the golden age of informational technology and every day something new emerges - tutorials, frameworks, libraries, updates etc. So how to keep your stream of information flowing? Here’s my experience…
My first approach
Searching and reading through numerous resources and websites were a bit tedious, but was doing the job back in time - searching for an hour or two, I would find an interesting post, read it and save it as a bookmark for later reference. But after several months, I was left with 200+ bookmarks, that I couldn’t manage. It was time for a change.
and then - RSS readers
I started using Feedly three years ago. Feedly is a news aggregator application, which compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize and share.
It was great - Feedly was showing me only the websites, that I was interested in and saving the most important posts and news was as easy as clicking “Save”. But something was missing. There was still a lot of searching and filtering, so I had no other choice, but to find another, better way.
The first newsletter I ever encountered was the Smashing Magazine Newsletter - every Tuesday, an email with the most interesting posts from the website was send to my account. It was perfect - no more searching, filtering and time wasting. I found what I was looking for!
One of the coolest things about the newsletters is that you get only the most relevant, up to date news, without being flooded with emails, you can’t even manage to read. So, without any further ado, let me present give you my 2 year’s collection of Web and Front-End newsletters:
The Changelog - open source moves fast. Keep up.
The Changelog is a member supported blog, weekly newsletter and podcast that covers the intersection of software development and open source. Open source moves fast. Keep up.
Sidebar - the 5 design and web links, every day
Sidebar is a list of the 5 best design links of the day. But unlike a regular linkblog, it’s collaborative and manually curated by a couple great editors.
A once–weekly HTML5 and Web Platform technology roundup. CSS 3, Canvas, WebSockets, WebGL, Native Client, and more.
CSS Weekly - CSS news right in your mail
Weekly e-mail with roundup of css articles, tutorials, experiments and tool curated by Zoran Jambor
Responsive Design Weekly - all about responsive design, once a week
A free, once–weekly round-up of responsive design articles, tools, tips, tutorials and inspirational links.
Front-End Front - the most popular front-end stories, every week, in your inbox
Front-end Front is a place where front-end developers can ask questions, share interesting links, and show their work to the rest of the community. Have you heard of Hacker News or Designer News? It’s something like that, but focused more on front-end.
Frontends - receive the best of Frontends right in your inbox.
Share your work, ask for feedback & engage in discussions with other passionate web developers.
Web Tools Weekly - front-end development and web design newsletter with a focus on tools.
Each issue features a brief tip or tutorial, followed by a weekly round-up of various apps, scripts, plugins, and other resources to help front-end developers solve problems and be more productive.
Software Lead Weekly - save you time and get high quality content directly to your inbox, every week.
A free weekly email, for busy people who care about people, culture and leadership.
Web Development Reading List - a handcrafted, carefully selected list of web development related resources.
This project is an attempt to filter and concatenate all the web development links that pop up every single day. The Web Development Reading List aims to filter those links for you so you stay up to date about the latest technologies and techniques but don’t need to read every link you find in the wild.
Newsletters save me a ton of time every week and still keeping me informed of everything new. If you have any cool newsletter, you want to share, please write in the comments section or mail me at [email protected]. I will be more than happy to add your suggestion to the list.