The Top 100 Websites of 2014
Every year on DailyTekk I create (curate) a list of the best new blogs and websites I come across and think other people should know about. I’ve done this for three years running now and it’s one of the highlights of my year.
This list literally took a full year to create. I kept track of new links I liked as I discovered them, then organized and pruned the list until I was satisfied I had included only the best of the bunch.
Originally posted on my own site (click here to view the original, pictures and all), I thought I’d share the this most recent list with the Medium community (which is only fitting since I mentioned Medium in the “Must Reads” category).
As you can see I’ve also included a few favorites from the two previous lists (2012, 2013) at the top to get you warmed up.
I hate to say this, but your work day might just be shot if you proceed any further…
2013 Favorites — View Entire List
- Visual News — The cure for eyeball boredom.
- Matter — Crafts award-winning journalism about science, tech, ideas.
- Flavorwire — Cultural events, art, books, music, world news.
- Trendland — Design, fashion, art, photography.
- WhoWhatWhy — “We don’t cover the news—we uncover the truth.”
2012 Favorites — View Entire List
- Uncrate — The digital magazine for guys who love stuff.
- My Modern Met — Beautiful photography, incredible art, clever design.
- TwistedSifter — Photos that educate, entertain, and inspire each and every day.
- The Selby — Photos, paintings and videos of interesting people in creative spaces.
- The Burning House — If your house were burning, what would you take with you?
- Medium — Read the best stories based on your interests (founded by Twitter co-founder).
- svbtle — A new kind of magazine. Thoughts. Stories. Ideas.
- The Daily Dot — Your Internet. Your Internet news.
- The Connectivist — How entertainment, technology, and consumer experience intersect.
- Nautil.us — Weaving science, culture and philosophy into a single narrative each week.
- Narratively — Local stories, rambunctiously told.
- bltd (Better Living Through Design) — Design guide to home and style.
- The Kernel — Tech, media and politics for inquiring minds.
- War Is Boring — Exploring how and why we fight.
- MediaREDEF — A curated interest mix of media+tech+pop content.
For When You’re Bored
- Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee — Jerry Seinfeld pals around with some of his friends.
- Grouchy Rabbit — Information for successful living.
- Fox in the Pine — Catherine shares photos of her life and inspiration from others.
- 2leep — Interesting links.
- Wonder How To — Wonderland for your inner nerd.
- Attack of the Cute — A collection of cute stuff.
- Honest Slogans — What people really think about brands.
- Slow Robot — Share images and videos you enjoy with like-minded people.
- Vat19 — Unique… stuff (to buy).
- This Is Why I’m Broke — The Internet’s mall.
- DailyTekk — The best technology site you’ve never heard of (my site ☺).
- Daring Fireball — John Gruber talks Apple (and people pay attention).
- Pocket-lint — Gadget news and reviews.
- TechHive — Products you’ll love and how to get the most out of them.
- Techdirt — Insight and analysis on technology, government policy, legal issues and more.
- GeekWire — Dispatches from the digital frontier.
- The Wirecutter — The best technology to buy as determined by research and testing.
- Gadget Review — Lifestyle gadget site.
- BGR (Boy Genius Report) — Mobile and tech news, reviews, opinions, insights.
- AnandTech — A deeper dive into tech down to the component level.
Design, Art, Photography
- Serifs & Sans — Minimalism, modernism and typography.
- but does it float — Awesome collections of interesting art, design and photography.
- Stylepark — Design, architecture and designers.
- Shutterbean — Food, photography and pretty things.
- Art21 — Engaging contemporary art. Inspiring creative thinking (PBS).
- Design Work Life — Cataloging design inspiration daily. From the team at Seamless Creative.
- 70 Degrees West — Nature and travel photography.
- PictureCorrect — Photography tips and techniques.
- Design Dautore — An Italian design and trends online magazine.
- Light Stalking — A site about beautiful photography.
- Greatist — Health and fitness news, tips, recipes and exercises.
- NYLON Guys — Not for girls.
- Maskcara — A makeup artist and lover of all beautiful things.
- The Nest — The Web’s round-the-clock spot for hip and harried married gals.
- The Minimalists — 2 guys write about living a meaningful life with less stuff.
- Where Cool Things Happen — Travel and lifestyle inspiration.
- Londonist — Everything interesting that’s happening in London.
- Bake at 350 — Bridget is just a girl who loves cookies…
- Tend — Fresh advice on kids, family fun, kitchen and home.
- xoJane — Where women go.
That’s Just Cool…
- Outgrow.me — The marketplace for successfully crowdfunded products.
- You Had One Job! — Gathering all the careless mistakes in one place (photos).
- Scouting NY — See New York through the eyes of a movie location scout.
- Betabrand — You want, they make. Prototypes are turned into fashionable products.
- Funofart — Lots of fun photography broken down into many categories.
- Coffitivity — Sounds that increase your creativity.
- Luxury Launches — Expensive, opulent, extravagant.
- The Good Men Project — For guys who aren’t mindless, sex-obsessed buffoons.
- Adventure Journal — Online magazine dedicated to outdoor adventure in all it’s forms.
- Collectors Weekly — Best of antiques, vintage, collecting.
- DIY — Get skills. Be awesome.
- Urban Observatory — Observe the “living fabric” of different large cities visually.
- Today I Found Out — Learn interesting facts everyday.
- Curious.com — Learn, teach and share online lessons.
- My First Job — Top-notch executives talk about what they learned from their first job.
- Sick Science! — Easy, hands-on science experiments you can do at home.
- ChartGirl — For things best explained with charts.
- The Billfold — Everything you wanted to learn about money but were too polite to ask.
- Learn Vest Must Reads — Non-boring money tips and advice.
- Forvo — All the words in the world. Pronounced.
- NowThis News — The news in your pocket.
- Nieman Journalism Lab — Publishing the future of journalism (Harvard).
- Business Insider — Tech, finance, media and other verticals under one roof.
- ProPublica — Journalism in the public interest.
- Worldcrunch — Selecting, translating and editing content from top foreign outlets.
- The Epoch Times — Uncensored news that values freedom of the press and humanity.
- On The Media (OTM) — Tackles sticky issues with a frankness and transparency (NPR).
- CoinDesk — The voice of digital currency (Bitcoin news, prices, charts).
- Talking Points Memo (TPM) — A digitally native political publication.
- The World Economic Forum — Improving the state of the world by engaging leaders.
Culture & Trends
- Reddit — A website about everything. Powered by community, democracy and you.
- HyperAllergic — Playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture.
- The Airship — Surveying literature, arts and culture.
- The Inquisitr — The latest stories to hit the web in entertainment, tech, news and more.
- HyperVocal — Purveyors of the vital and viral. Your Internet sherpas.
- The A.V. Club — Pop-culture news, interviews and features.
- The Daily What — Trending Internet culture (Cheezburger).
- Videogum — TV, movies and viral videos.
- Artlog — Everything you need to know in culture this week.
- Modern Mechanix — Yesterday’s tomorrow, today. Classic stuff.
Absolutely Don’t Miss
- 5-Second Films — A new film every weekday.
- Mediabistro — News and more for media professionals.
- Conference Bites — Big ideas for short attention spans.
- Abandoned America — Forgotten places and spaces around America.
- Roadtrippers — Discover your America.
- Digiday — Digital media, advertising and marketing.
- Splitsider — A website about comedy and the people who create it.
- The Oatmeal — Comics, quizzes and more.
- Largehearted Boy Book Notes — Authors discuss the music they had on while writing books.
- Not Always Right — Are customers always right? These stories say otherwise…