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Once again, I wait for casual Friday for fear of not being profound enough with my topic posts ;o)

It’s Friday, we’re all web surfing—or should be (if you’re working…stop it!) and I’d like to hear what everyone’s reading online these days.

Since this is a design forum, certainly any new design related suggestions would be appropriate: inspirational designs, interesting functionality, good blogs, etc. (though interesting sites of any sort would be worthy…politics, food, news…)

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PUBLISHED ON Jun.20.2003 BY darrel
armin’s comment is:

I enjoy:

- Veer's Idea pages.

- Grant's (of Veer) Splorp

- Tough to admit but, I do go to K10K when I feel like looking at some mindless eye candy

- Typographica

- What do I know, every two weeks or so, I don't like his house hunting stories

- I'm always looking at Damien's Writings

- Textism, not that often

Never really liked Zeldman or Metafilter. Coudal is interesting, but I don't know...

And many more that I'm probably forgetting. Oh, I like E! online's fashion police. Yeah, so?

On Jun.20.2003 at 02:16 PM
joy olivia’s comment is:

I don't know what I would do if Matt Hinrich's stopped posting to his site Scrubbles.com. I check it everyday for interesting pop culture and design gleanings.

I recently stumbled upon Descrit.com and found it bookmarkable. "The space for design critique" covers everything from TP to trailer homes.

On Jun.20.2003 at 02:17 PM
Michael S’s comment is:

I'll check this site most mornings themorningnews.org

On Jun.20.2003 at 02:32 PM
Bob’s comment is:

Big ups on The Morning News, one of my favorite sites!

I read:

A lot of my reading leans more to the technical side (Slashdot, fury.com, a.wholelottanothing.org) but I also enjoy Foreword: the book design blog.

A site that I enjoy mainly for it's literary content: Identity Theory

A site/institution that I respect more than 98% of all out there because of their conscientous nature and the obvious love they put into their book designs (and the writing is pretty rad as well): McSweeney's

On Jun.20.2003 at 02:42 PM
armin’s comment is:


Joy, I hope you meant Scrubbles.net... otherwise you have some serious issues girl.

On Jun.20.2003 at 02:46 PM
joy olivia’s comment is:

Drats, I am so already in weekend mode. I totally did mean that. Sorry!

On Jun.20.2003 at 02:54 PM
Kiran Max Weber’s comment is:

Rumor-Watch for the Apple in me.

http://www.gawker.com/" target="_blank">Gawker for the gossip in me.

More will come to me. It's Friday!

On Jun.20.2003 at 02:59 PM
Tan’s comment is:

> Joy, I hope you meant Scrubbles.net... otherwise you have some serious issues girl.

...still can't stop laughing...I know, Joy posted the same link in another thread, and I was like, maybe she really likes to have clean carpets or something....sorry Joy, laughing with you, not at you....hahaha

On Jun.20.2003 at 03:00 PM
joy olivia’s comment is:

I know. When Armin posted that I realized just how MUCH I wish I had admin rights to fix my poor posts over the past couple days. But at least you got to see some of the Web's finest flash work by clicking on my wrong link suggestion. :)

On Jun.20.2003 at 03:14 PM
jes�s’s comment is:

I just can't start my day without the daily dose of Hrant at Typophile. Then I go directly to Speak Up.

To know what's going on in the outside world I go to El Pa�s and Herald Tribune.

--I hope my first name doesn't make you guys take my suggestions too seriously :)

On Jun.20.2003 at 03:18 PM
joy olivia’s comment is:

When I'm looking for a laugh, I go here. Works every time.

Even better than my favorite carpet cleaner site.

On Jun.20.2003 at 03:20 PM
Adrian’s comment is:

On mondays I check out homestarrunner.com and watch the new Strong Bad E-Mails.

On Jun.20.2003 at 03:22 PM
luumpo’s comment is:


I love Scary Go Round.

Also Achewood.


On Jun.20.2003 at 03:43 PM
Kiran Max Weber’s comment is:

Herald Tribune

I love that site. The "clippings" feature is great.

On Jun.20.2003 at 03:44 PM
Max’s comment is:

Besides some of the ones mentioned, I dig on BoingBoing, Hivelogic, The Comics Journal Journalista and kottke.org for some afternoon reading.

On Jun.20.2003 at 03:47 PM
Damien’s comment is:

I use NetNewswire to pull in feeds for about a hundred sites - giving me the chance to glance over sites I wouldn't always want to visit.

Daily visits are to dooce.com - which I think I've grown addicted to following for the last 3 and a half years now.

ftrain.com (sorry I can't be bothered to write in the html)

I like dropping by joi ito's blog - just because that guy can't do anything but write to his blog.

Waferbaby.com is pretty fun.

zlog.co.uk on occassion.

I stumbled on uber.nu a while back which i enjoyed.

Allthough I don't live there, New York's gothamist.com is interesting.

Dean Allen's partner has writes equally as well and is often thought provoking; openbrackets.com

and fireland.com

v2.org - although he seems to have had a design crisis lately.

blackbeltjones is sometimes interesting.

Then there's the whole, law and technical sites I like to read - like lessig's stuff or doc searles.

But of course I reserve most of my attention to Speak Up.

On Jun.20.2003 at 04:49 PM
Ikaika’s comment is:

I wish something like Herald Tribune would exist but for design.

I like to check:




The later is very nice

On Jun.22.2003 at 05:30 AM
Kyle’s comment is:

I like to check out some of the aforementioned (Morning News, McSweeney's, etc), plus:

37 Signals



--where you can find great things like this.

On Jun.22.2003 at 11:29 AM
Seg’s comment is:

oO, a chance to showoff this great art blog!


On Jun.22.2003 at 02:25 PM
brook’s comment is:

My morning routine:

The Morning News

Common Dreams


Aint It Cool News

and speakup of course.

On Jun.22.2003 at 05:26 PM