Archive for February 2010

Brad Scott

My favourite blogs

Which blogs are the most useful and inspiring sources for digital publishing? Some of the publishing students at University of the Arts asked me what I read recently, so I trawled through and was quite surprised to see which blogs I’ve been bookmarking most; some of them are not necessarily the obvious candidates. Still, this is what has been getting most of my attention:

  1. Tools of Change for Publishing: The great O’Reilly blog.
  2. ReadWriteWeb: useful, if slightly overwhelming, analysis of products and trends.
  3. The discovery blog: The blog of my old company, Semantico, always contains really useful and practical posts. Recent posts have been on online identity, accessibility and QA.
  4. eConsultancy blog: digital marketing in the broadest sense, and they publish some very good reports.
  5. Copyblogger: because writing for the web is so important.
  6. if:book: Institute for the Future of the Book.
  7. A List Apart: “explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.”
  8. InfoDesign: Understanding by Design: News items relating to information design, user experience etc.
  9. Museum 2.0: Not obviously relevant, but I love the parallels and connections between publishing and the museum world and Nina Simon’s blog always makes me think about other ways of doing things.
  10. History Compass Theory & Methods Blog: Again, it might not be a “digital publishing” blog, but the different perspective is refreshing, and it is one of my connections with digital humanities and history which I’ve enjoyed for years.

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