This web roundup will list nine developers that absolutely must be tracked on Twitter. They represent the best of the best and are extremely active in the community. Be sure to follow each and every one of them. They might even help you if you’ve hit a bump in your coding! By the time you’re through with this list, you’ll probably think, “Why didn’t he include this person!”. Well be sure to leave a comment with those that I left off.
Eric Meyer: http://www.meyerweb.com
Few web developers are unfamiliar with this name. In fact, the first CSS book that
yours truly ever read was written by this man – “Eric Meyer on CSS”. For the two
readers in the dark, Eric Meyer is best known for his web standards work and for
the many books that he has written over the years – most notably on Cascading Style
Sheets. Currently, Eric works as a consultant for Complex Spiral Consulting.
Molly Holzschlag: http://www.molly.com
Molly is best known for her work on the “Web Standards Project”. In addition to
promoting best practices and web standards, she has written many books related to
web design and was recently named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Women on the
John Resig: http://www.jquery.com
NETTUTS focuses on jQuery a great deal. Why shouldn’t it? It is easily the most
of CSS selectors. Are you familiar with its creator? Meet John Resig. He’s a young
and brilliant man living in Boston. He is currently working for Mozilla.
Andy Budd: http://www.andybudd.com
Andy is a web developer based in The United Kingdom, and is currently the director
of “Clear Left”. If I could name only one book that taught me more than
any other, it would be “CSS Mastery” – written by Andy. If you haven’t read it yet,
I 100% recommend it! He is a big advocate for the web standards project and speaks
at conferences around the world.
Jeff Croft: http://jeffcroft.com
In his own words – “I am a web designer and developer living and working in Seattle,
WA. I am employed full-time by Blue Flavor, a design agency specializing in standards-based
design and development for the web and mobile web. In addition to being a full-time
designer, I occasionally author books on web design, speak at conferences, and blog
For those interested, I highly recommend that you purchase Jeff’s (co-written with
Dan Rubin) book, “Pro CSS Techniques”.
Jeffrey Zeldman: http://www.zeldman.com
Jeffrey is an author on web design and runs his own studio, Happy Cog. Most notably,
he is the founder of “A List Apart” – a website that focuses on web development
and best practices. The site is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year!
Chris Coyier: http://www.chriscoyier.net
In such a short time, Chris – owner of CSS-Tricks – has amassed over 7500 loyal
subscribers (yours truly being one of them). Be sure to check out his video tutorials
on Thursdays. For that matter, be sure to check the site every day! It will prove
to be a vital resource. When he is not running his blog, he works as a web designer
for “Chatman Design”.
Cameron Moll: www.cameronmoll.com
Cameron is a designer, speaker, and author on all things related to the web. His
work has been recognized across the globe. When he is not tending to his children,
he maintains a blog and works as an “Interaction Design Manager” at the LDS Church.
He was also a contributing author to CSS Mastery.
Collis and Cyan Ta’eed: www.envato.com
People like these two make me feel like a failure. While I consider the
year a success if I’m able to redesign my blog once or twice, Collis and Cyan, at
least it seems, somehow manage to crank out site after incredible site! Fastly and
surely, their sites are becoming the premier resource for developers, designers,
engineers…just about anything! They are currently opening the beta version of
“ThemeForest”. Click on the “Envato Network” button at the top right portion of
this page to switch between sites. P.S. Are you followingNETTUTSon Twitter as well?