One challenge we face with having an enormous online archive of articles (over 1,400 at last count) is that finding information can be difficult — especially if you’re just beginning your journey in learning about web design.
For example, we have 35 articles on the topic of CSS alone — it can be confusing for beginners to know which article to read first.
As I’ve discussed previously, we’re aware of a number of improvements that can be made with regard to article navigation, and there are plenty of changes in the pipeline. The first of these is the SitePoint Guru Lists.
Every year the SitePoint Community Awards recognize those members of the SitePoint Forums who have made an exceptional contribution in helping others in their chosen field of expertise. I approached last year’s award winners and asked them to create a list of their favourite SitePoint articles for the category in which they were recognized. The result is an awesome collection of articles that have been hand-picked by experts.
The articles are listed in the order that they should be read, so if you’re tackling a topic for the first time, the first article in each list makes minimal assumptions about your knowledge of that topic. You might have noticed these lists also appearing in the left sidebar of an article or blog post — hopefully they’ll catch the eye of visitors who might have arrived from a search engine and are looking for a place to start.
A huge thankyou to all of our gurus for their time in putting these lists together. I hope you’ll find them useful in advancing your knowledge about the many topics covered here on SitePoint.
Visit the SitePoint Guru Lists.