My 2008 Web Thanksgiving List

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I thought I would take this opportunity to say what I am thankful for on the web. I am thankful for:

  • Jeffrey Zeldman and Eric Meyer (and others)

    They really helped to spearhead the Web Standards movement, and without them, I probably wouldn’t be in the field today.

  • Bulletproof Web Design

    This is one of the first web development books I had ever read, and it definitely helped to provide a strong foundation to build on. Thank god for Dan Cederholm’s brilliance.

  • Twitter

    What I first saw as a silly little web app, really has become a great networking tool. I can post a question and someone is always around to answer.

  • CSS Mastery

    I really took a big step forward in my ability after reading this book. Instead of just being a novice at CSS, I feel like I can tackle anything now.

  • Dean Edwards’ IE7 Script

    I can’t tell you how many times I have used it. While I have begun to use it less and less, it saved my life when slicing early in my career.

  • WordPress

    It really is a flexible CMS. I honestly try and suggest it for every single site I am creating.

  • jQuery

    I am in love with it. I knew some JavaScript before, but after easily learning jQuery, I feel much more comfortable writing JavaScript now.

So what are you thankful for?