Online Publications

Websites that specialize on a topic and that publish with regular columnists and at regular intervals can be found here.

Digital Web Magazine (#)

A longstanding source of great information, Digital Web Magazine is an online magazine intended for professional web designers, web developers and information architects.

The excellent content is all free, and there is mountains of information from many different categories available.

Boxes and Arrows: The Design behind the Design (#)

From their about page:

Boxes and Arrows is the definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape.

Treehouse ยท A Web Development Magazine (#)

Treehouse magazine, published by the knowledgeable folks from Particletree, is a PDF magazine dedicated to web development. It's quite an attractive piece of work, and aims at containing resources, tutorials, links and much more.

php | architect - The PHP Magazine for PHP Professionals (#)

A subscription based online PHP mag that aims to be the monthly magazine dedicated exclusively to professionals who use PHP as part of their everyday work.

They offer a free issue for download and generally have one free article available per month, and the site has some busy forums and webcasts available.

Vitamin (#)

Vitamin is a resource for web developers, designers and entrepreneurs publishe by the tireless folks behind Carson Systems.

It's a bit light on content compared to the other publications in this category, but in time it will surely become a superb web development resource.

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The latest from my personal website,

SiteUptime Web Site Monitoring Service

Sitepoint's web devlopment books have helped me out on many occasions both for finding a quick solution to a problem but also to level out my knowlegde in weaker areas (JavaScript, I'm looking at you!). I am recommending the following titles from my bookshelf:

The Principles Of Successful Freelancing

I started freelancing by diving in head first and getting on with it. Many years and a lot of experience later I was still able to take away some gems from this book, and there are plenty I wish I had thought of beforehand. If you are new to freelancing and have a lot of questions (or maybe don't know what questions to ask!) do yourself a favor and at least check out the sample chapters.

The Art & Science Of JavaScript

The author line-up for this book says it all. 7 excellent developers show you how to get your JavaScript coding up to speed with 7 chapters of great theory, code and examples. Metaprogramming with JavaScript (chapter 5 from Dan Webb) really helped me iron out some things I was missing about JavaScript. That said each chapter really helped me to develop my JavaScript skills beyond simple Ajax calls and html insertion with libs like JQuery.

The PHP Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Like the other books listed here, this provides a great reference for the PHP developer looking to have the right answers from the right people at their fingertips. I tend to pull this off the shelf when I need to delve into new territory and usually find a workable solution to keep development moving. This only needs to happen once and you recoup the price of the book in time saved from having to develop the solution or find the right pattern for getting the job done..