In the world of graphic design, you really have to keep track of the current trends. Technology changes and evolves every day, especially web-based technology. The best way to keep track of what is going on is to steadily build up your bookmark library to include as many design-centric blogs and websites as you can.
Here are a few of the many, many websites the design team at Mudbug Media go to every day. Pretty much every designer contributed to these links, which are great resources for anyone involved with graphic design.