Selene M. Bowlby, a web designer and developer who has recently taken the jump into full time freelance work has just posted a blog entry with 60+ essential feeds for freelance web designers. She made the post in response to an open thread on Freelance Folder asking “How Do You Stay Sharp?“.
As a web developer, keeping on-top of changes in the industry is almost a full time job in itself. Dropping behind the curve is not something you can afford to do. When it does happen, getting back on-top of things is especially difficult.
I already follow a large number of the feeds that Selene suggests, and will definitely be adding the rest. I currently use netvibes to keep track of my RSS feeds – primarily because I use so many different computers throughout the day it allows me to keep everything in one place. If anyone has suggestions for a better reader, let me know.