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Who are some of the big names out there (besides Jeff Atwood/@codinghorror, of course) that I should be following as a resource if I want to stay on top of what's new as well commentary on what exists?

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Shouldn't this be community wiki? Just going to be a massive list. –  Noctrine Jul 14 '10 at 12:58
    
Isn't this (a) subjective, and (b) more appropriate for SO (code) and Doctype (design)? –  Macha Jul 14 '10 at 23:08
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made it community wiki and compiled some of the answers –  Jason Jul 27 '10 at 16:52

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See more answers here Best Programming Blogs and look for web-related programming

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For CodeIgniter / Expression Engine users and developers I found @CodeignitEE to be a valuable resource.

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THINKVITAMIN is one of the best I know. They have boatloads of useful HTML,CSS and Javascript articles. They tend to focus on design, but also have many useful inspiring articles about starting a business, managing your time and so on. They don't add articles too often, but they have nice "roundup" posts with news from around the web.

A LIST APART adds articles far less often, but at least you have the time to digest them ;) It's a lot more focused on HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Steve Souders's blog about HIGHPERFORMANCE WEBSITES.

JSMAG BLOG feed is quite nice to stay up to date on Javascript news.

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you should put some links on here so i can add them to the list –  Jason Jul 27 '10 at 16:40
    
Yeah, only I'm told I can't because I don't have enough "e penis" yet. Oh, and you didn't even Google these up? Are you working on your e-penis too or were you looking for answers? ADMIN NOTE: CAN YOU PLEASE DELETE MY ACCOUNT. –  faB Jul 28 '10 at 9:31

If you are a C# developer then I'd highly recommend reading Eric Lippert's blog Fabulous Adventures In Coding. He's a "a senior developer on the Microsoft Visual C# compiler team" and therefore has unprecedented knowledge about the language and programming in general. His incite and experience is always stunning. He's also active on stackoverflow, too, where his answers are always authoritative and often fascinating.

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For ColdFusion: @cfjedimaster @clarkee21 @JasonPDean @seancorfield

For UI Design: @cameronmoll @drawr @khoi @andyrutledge

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http://www.sitepoint.com/ is an excellent website/blog for learning about web development.

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@cssglobe css related awesomeness @SohTanaka drupal, jQuery, CSS, php you name it. Awesome website too.

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Primarily for the MS Web Devs out there:
@shanselman
@scottgu
@haacked

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I can't believe I will be the first one to post this:

http://www.alistapart.com/

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A few good web peeps that I follow are:

  • @elijahmanor
  • @jquery
  • @smashingmag
  • @Web_Dev_Links
  • @shanselman
  • @jeresig
  • @reybango
  • @nettuts

I have a tech list that can get your started Its mostly web but a few other general tech twitter users.

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@smashingmag is a great Twitter feed, they regularly post links to interesting blog articles.

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Yup. Their Twittr account more so than thir blog in my exprience. –  Macha Jul 14 '10 at 23:08
    
Their twitter is really really good. –  Wil Jul 27 '10 at 19:17

I find some good stuff on friendlybit, also checkout The stackoverflow blog and podcasts for more general discussion and advanced topics.

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http://news.ycombinator.com/ (Hacker News) is my all-time favorite.

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while I frequent hacker new I wouldn't say its a "web development" community, although sometimes a web dev topic floats up. –  corymathews Jul 14 '10 at 14:17

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