If you make stuff for the web and struggle to stay current with new technologies – without having news feeds take over your life – this post is for you.

You don’t need to keep up with everything; choosing your sources carefully (and thereby keeping your reading and research time streamlined) is key.

So without further ado, here are my top news sources for busy people who want to keep up with all things web design, development, and UX related.

Read 3 Online Magazines

  1. Smashing Magazine
  2. A List Apart
  3. FastCoDesign

Subscribe to the newsletters for all three of those, and you’ll have a good handle on what’s up in the world of web making.

Follow 10 Accounts on Twitter

If you only have time to keep up with ten Twitter accounts, this group of thought leaders & makers is a decent place to start.

That’s it!

Enjoy your peaceful inbox. Now that you have some spare time in your day, use it to apply what you’ve learned – or better yet, go make some more good stuff on the web.