I’ve always been a big fan of Smashing Magazine. Since I started trying my hand at web design, they have always been a great resource for learning and keeping up with current trends. Heck, I’ve even dropped some coin on some ebooks, and even their most recent Smashing Book # 2, which is a beautiful hard bound book.
Lately some really good resources have popped up in the WordPress realm. Tuts+, home of all sorts of amazing web related tutorials launched a WP specific tutorial site. They have a good variety of beginner tutorials, and some great advanced stuff. Smashing Magazine has decided to throw their hat in the ring with a WP specific section, which they are aiming to move beyond standard WP tutorial faire. The goal looks to be providing more in-depth WP knowledge, or, in their own words:
With the new Smashing WordPress section, we’re aiming for quality articles on intermediate-level topics, with an emphasis on developing smarter, faster sites with the world’s most popular publishing platform.
I definitely look forward to seeing what the folks at Smashing Magazine can offer up. I’m always looking for new sources of information, and new inspiration to move me in new directions on my projects!