Smashing Magazine

I've been relying on Smashing Magazine for years for inspiration, answers, ideas, trends in color, typography, and design—especially all-things web design. It's a great resource for design and development articles, books (physical and digital), industry-event news, and jobs (those looking, and those looking to hire). I highly recommend the site as a regular stop, especially for front-end web designers. However, there is plenty of inspiration for those who are primarily print designers, or those who love to script every bit as much as they love mark-up languages.

Sample from Smashing Magazine's printed book, Smashing Book 6: Bringing Personality Back To The Web

Team Treehouse

While it is a subscription site, I cannot recommend this website highly enough! Their mission is "Treehouse brings affordable technology education to people everywhere in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world."

Team Treehouse


This free site—and the book I purchased from the site—are my go-to references for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. There are several, wonderful step-by-step guides to get you up and running. This site's tutorials, techniques, examples, and references have been a favorite for years.


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Good reminders to myself that others may find beneficial

“God doesn't want something from us. He wants us.”
C.S. Lewis

Pablo Picasso

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.


Charles Mingus

Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple

Duke Ellington

There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind.

Duke Ellington

I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.

Dizzy Gillespie

It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.

Ella Fitzgerald

Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

Louis Armstrong

If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it

Douglas Adams

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.

Irene Au

Good design is like a refrigerator—when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.

Paul Rand

Design can be art. Design can be simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.

Ralf Speth

If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.

Pablo Picasso, et. al.

Good artists borrow, great artists steal.

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