Best Web Development Reading at PINT in 2014

by | July 16th, 2014

books written by Thomas Powell, CEO of web development agency PINT, Inc. in San Diego

Recently, a potential client asked us how we stay on top of online security, UX, and web development trends. Since the web and its users are constantly evolving, the PINT team relies on a variety of resources to keep up to date and inspired to try new things with web development. Here is a list of of books and websites some of the PINTsters have checked out this year, and a few titles that we consider the best web development reading we’ve seen in 2014.

Technology Books

information dashboard design
Information Dashboard Design
Stephen Few

functional art dataviz
The Functional Art: An introduction to information graphics and visualization
Alberto Cairo

lean ux user experience
Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience
Jeff Cothelf and Josh Seiden

communicating design website documentation
Communicating Design: Developing web site documentation for design and planning
Daniel M. Brown

advanced business analytics
Win with Advanced Business Analytics
Jean-Paul Isson and Jesse Harriott

best infographics
The Best American Infographics, 2013

interactive data visualization
Interactive Data Visualization for the Web
Scott Murray

book of business awesome
The Book of Business Awesome
Scott Stratten

new rules of marketing and PR
The New Rules of Marketing and PR
David Meerman Scott

don't make me think revisited
Don’t Make Me Think Revisited
Steve Krug

smashing editor's choice
The Smashing Editor’s Choice
Editors of Smashing Magazine

visualize this
Visualize This – The Flowing Data Guide to Design, Visualization, and Statistics
Nathan Yau

htlm5 and css3
HTML5 and CSS3 for Dummies
We haven’t read this– we just wanted to see if you’re paying attention!

 

Technology Blogs, Websites, and Podcasts

Smashing Magazine

A List Apart

Marketing Profs

The Verge

Ars Technica

ReadWrite

CNET

InformationWeek

BusinessWeek

Business Insider

Techworld

Harvard Business Review

Hacker News

Re/Code

Dark Reading

 

Some All-Time Best Web Development Resources

JavaScript The Complete Reference by Thomas Powell CEO of PINT, Inc.
JavaScript: The Complete Reference (3rd Edition)
Thomas Powell and Fritz Schneider

web analytics
Web Analytics An Hour a Day
Avinash Kaushik

information graphics
The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics
Dona M. Wong

 

Things We Still Want to Check Out

QR Codes Kill Kittens

What the Plus! Google+ for the Rest of Us

Marketing in the Age of Google

 

So How About You?

Which books and sites have you discovered this year? Any titles you still rely on, project after project? Tell us about your favorite web development resources in the comments below.