I'd like to point out three websites offering varied stuff to the professional as well as amateur web-designer and summarize their purpose and properties.
The first one became my favorite as soon as I came across it not long ago. Called Design Float, this website is based on digging system (honestly a clone) but with the content range limited to design only. Despite being aimed at design in general rather than web design only, most of the content published till present is related to the web and computer graphics.
Especially often people publish different sorts of useful lists of services you would normally hardly hit on by accident, like a list of online color tools for example. So far I've found quite a bunch of interesting resources thanks to the filtering that shows the best content. Watching this web grow in size slowly, I wish it wouldn't get spoiled by the not-so-perfect digging (or floating in this case) system during longer time period. RSS feeds for different categories are available.
Another useful website is actually a simple list called For Web Designers rather than a complex site. Although it was IMHO built especially for the purpose of earning money using 4 small-size banners sitting right at the top, it still does provide links that may be eventually found useful by many. Tutorials, tools, free resources, validators and generators, all at your disposal in one place. Over 500 links so far, tag cloud for easier search is present as well.
The last one, Clean CSS is an online CSS optimizer and formatter (not a validator though). Upload your style sheet, select options and level of "compression" and get the result in a downloadable form. Light-weight code, more satisfied surfers.
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