Two of my favorite design resources, Smashing Magazine and How Blog, often post compilations of sites that they collected and deemed worthy of their endorsement. This month they both came through again with excellent offerings.
How’s Top 10 Websites For Designers July 2011 covers the bases of animated photographs, font design, illustration and an art benefit.
Useful Resources, Tools and Services for Web Designers from Smashing Magazine runs the gamut from coding shortcuts and plug-ins to hardware and software reviews to a site that you can share with your friends that like to use Comic Sans on a regular basis. While the title might be web-centric, there are certainly several links for creative folks of all kinds.
Bookmark both sites and check back often or just set up a feed.