5 blogs that make me think

I’m not usually one for jumping onto various memes, but when Robert tagged me with the “5 blogs that make me think” meme I figured I could turn it into an opportunity to mention a few people whose writings I enjoy and find thought-provoking in one way or another.

Since I know how some people (including myself) feel about memes, I want to ask the people on my list to please not feel obliged to pass this on.

In alphabetical order by surname:

  • Joe Clark. For the hard-hitting, sarcastic postings on accessibility, Web standards, typography, and much more (though Joe recently announced in Trying not to pretend that he is retiring from Web accessibility).
  • Chris Heilmann. For a lot of useful tricks and tips related to JavaScript and accessibility, and for making me laugh a lot.
  • Bruce Lawson. For the “I don’t give a damn”-attitude and humour, and for the frank and no-nonsense rants about things that are wrong in the world.
  • Jack Pickard. For his rants about Web standards and accessibility. And for the chemistry theme, including the ethanol dogs.
  • Jonathan Snook. For consistently providing excellent advice and tips on JavaScript and other stuff related to Web development.

There are many others, of course, but I had to pick five. One of my criteria is that the blog should be updated on a reasonably regular basis, which is why a couple of my otherwise favourite writers are not on this list.

What five blogs or bloggers make you think?

Posted on June 12, 2007 in Accessibility, Web Standards, Writing


  1. Thanks Roger! It’s nice to hear. :)

  2. yea, Jonathan, you really have a great blog! Roger Johansson is on my “Top 5 blogs that make me think!”

  3. Yeah, you’re on my short-list Roger! So is that Andy Clarke guy (except he doesn’t seem to blog much at the moment…maybe too busy with other stuff). I keep ending-up at Jonathan’s site - so that’s probably a sign he’s doing something right eh? ;)

    There’s a bunch of other great people too…(narrowing down to just five is tricky!)

  4. And the nominations are…

    Jesse Bennett-Chamberlain - 31three.com

    Andy Clarke - stuffandnonsense.co.uk

    Simon “Colly” Collison - colly.com

    Brad, Ryan & Keegan - thebignoob.com

    Jason Santa Maria - jasonsantamaria.com

  5. Nice picks Roger. Your blog makes me think too. Jonathan Snook has really great and helpful posts.

  6. Thanks for sharing!

  7. In no particular order:

    Joe Clarke Jonathon Snook Jeffrey Zeldman Cameron Moll

    and some guy called Roger Johansson :-)

    Great post.

  8. And of course, your blog as well. :)

  9. June 16, 2007 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Some good suggestions so far. To be honest I was hoping that more people would chime in with suggestions. I have a feeling that I am missing some good blogs.

    DM, Matt, Dino, David, Hamish: Thanks :-).

  10. June 16, 2007 by Wulf

    5 [Web Design/Development Related] Blogs That Make Me Think

    BTW: Your Markdown interpretor appears to be broken, so I had to post this in HTML.

  11. Some really great blogs Roger, I like:

    1. AskApache truly unique posts and entertaining rants
    2. MaxDesign fantastic updated resources
    3. John Resig Brilliant javascript
    4. JoostdeValk Great discussion
    5. Quirksmode the Quirksmode

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