Recently, there have been a slough of “25 Great Whatevers” or “15 Awesome Ways To Do Something.” Smashing Magazine does this constantly, and SitePoint is guilty, too. Many of these articles aggregate links to the same tired sites and tout some little nook of it as very well done. I mean, how many times do I have to look at Avalon Star? Jeeeeesus.
My main problem is that these lists are a poor excuse for content. I would ignore them (easily, since I’m not subscribed to their feeds), but people like Paul Boag love them. So, I have to notice them, even though I don’t want to.
Ok. End Poorly Written Rant.