Here’s a short list of some resources that front-end developers might be interested in checking out. A few interesting podcasts here along with some books and a weekly newsletter.
Comment if you know of or have authored any other sources, and I’ll consider them for future posts.
Scalable and Modular Architecture for CSS by Jonathan Snook
Jonathan Snook’s SMACCS “is an attempt to document a consistent approach to site development when using CSS.” In this guide, Snook expands on the topic of OOCSS, explaining “how to structure your CSS to allow for flexibility and maintainability as your project and your team grows.” Definitely a must-read for anyone writing CSS in a large team.
Mobilizing Web Sites by Kristofer Layon
This book was published in December of 2011, but has mostly flown under the radar in development circles. The foreword is written by Mobile expert Luke Wroblewski, giving it a credible endorsement from the outset. Chapter topics include embracing responsive design incrementally, layout, navigation, images, and content strategy.
Shop Talk Show (Podcast)
Shop Talk Show is a (usually) weekly podcast hosted by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert. The show usually features a guest to be interviewed, and each episode includes audience Q&A with the questions sent in beforehand. Great topics and questions for all levels of developers. Past guests have included Paul Irish, Nicole Sullivan, and Ethan Marcotte.
CSS Weekly by Zoran Jambor
Lately there’s been an explosion of weekly design and development related email newsletters, and this is one of them, curated by front-end developer Zoran Jambor. This once per week newsletter is just a simple and relatively brief newsletter of new CSS articles, tutorials, and news.
Appliness (Digital Magazine)
Appliness, launched in April 2012, claims to be “the first digital magazine for web app developers.” It’s available for iPad and Android tablets and each issue contains articles “written by passionate web developers and bloggers”. Amazingly, it’s offered for free with no advertising, and they promise to never charge for an issue. It’ll probably have a lot of hidden promos and such, but certainly worth a look, even in spite of the corny name.