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As it's a short week here in the UK after the extra Bank Holiday for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, we thought we'd interrupt our series on Clothing Website Design, to bring you a short post. Given all the fun and good feeling of the weekend, we also thought it would be nice to bring that to the blog too, so today we want to share some recommendations.
Each week our round-up post features articles from around the web that we've found useful or enjoyed that week. It offer news and tips from others, but almost more importantly it allows us to acknowledge people on the internet doing things we like, and some of our inspirations if you like. Articles are often sourced from our list of daily reads here on the blog, a range of blogs or news sites that we find useful and interesting. This list is one way of signalling who we might recommend in the areas of social media, design or technology news. As well as some of the bigger sites, like Mashable, New Scientist or Creative Review, here are some of our top recommendations:
1. Social Media Examiner - if you're at all interested in social media, or are using social media platforms for your business, then you should be reading Social Media Examiner. It offers a good range of articles, from basic to more advanced, on a variety of subjects. Particularly useful are their practical tips.
2. Smashing Magazine - for all things design related, this is a great source of in-depth opinion. Some of the content is more on the technical side of web design, while some is focused on larger design questions. It's always a really interesting read.
3. Brain Pickings - this last recommendation isn't so much a business recommendation, but more of a model to emulate. While the blog is fascinating in itself, it's also a great example of someone covering their niche - design, knowledge, inspiration - very well and offering high quality content.
Sharing recommendations isn't just about giving something back and being friendly, it's also a great way to acknowledge others in your field or area, and contributes to building your network online. You need to give in order to receive recommendations, so why not take the first step!
Recommend yourself!Please feel free to recommend your blog, or another that you find interesting or useful, in the comments below. If we like it, we might even feature it on our Daily Reads list! Tweet