Because it was the first blog I recall joining, I've decided to start with Design Sojourn. Which recently updated it's design. And it's really nice.
Solid design, 3 column grid, and a great Z read. Nice use of the golden rule. I'm envious.
The article that caught my attention first: How to spot the Apple fake?
As Brian pointed out, "if he had done a little more research, he would have seen it was a design test for a job application, and Desudesu has done some great work on his own steam."
This leads me to a point worth making regarding web 2.0 as it infects the consumer mindset and clients begin to toss the jargon around.
The is a prime example of scanners vs. readers. Blogging is inherently dependent on information and access, the internet itself. The lines get blurred and diluted, the integrity of information overall is lost.
“Because of decentralized origination of messages, the inability of one poster to interrupt another, the lack of a mechanism to censor content, and the speedy but non-synchronous mode of the conversation it is possible for "fringe" ideas to be heard and to rise or fall on their merits, alongside conventional ideas. Thus, we have a real possibility, for the first time in many years, to create communities of thought in which our socialized images are constructed in a participatory fashion, and can reflect reality as we actually experience it, rather than as some central authority has decided it is appropriate to appear.”
Steve Crocker ( 1992 )
I truly embrace this thinking however, what good is a DIGG if everyone keeps shoveling the same shit.