Here are some links to websites I read.
Computers and games
- Twenty Sided is a games, programming, comics, and geek culture sort of blog/site thing.
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun is a British site dealing with games.
- W3 Accessibility Guidelines can help make your website accessible to people with disabilities.
- W3 Schools provide really handy web design tutorials and references.
- Omniglot is a website devoted to languages. It has information on a wide range of writing systems (extinct, extant and artificial), basic information and phrases in many languages, and a blog that throws up interesting language titbits and puzzles.
- Foreign Language Blog is a blog related to languages in general.
- Linguist Lessons is a language blog.
- MDBG Chinese-English dictionary is a very useful online dictionary, with hànzì handwriting support. You can paste in a chunk of language, and though it's not a translator, it will provide dictionary definitions for each word or phrase.
- Transient Languages and Cultures is a linguistics blog at the University of Sydney.
- Jabal al-Lughat is a linguistics blog.
- Language Hat is a linguistics blog.
- Living Languages is a blog dealing mostly with endangered languages.
Books and leisure
- Ferretbrain is a webzine for geeks and nerds, with articles about books, films, games (computer, tabletop and RPG), and ideas prompted by any of these. Mature content. See also Podcasts.
- Unshelved is actually mostly a webcomic, but the site has weekly book review sections which may help you find the next thing to read.