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web designerIf you are a web designer, chances are there is always something interesting to be found. Whether you are looking for some creative inspiration, trying to stay up on the current trends, or are seeking the latest buttons, textures, or graphics, you can find them. If you simply want to sharpen your skills – or learn new ones – you can do that as well.

Fortunately, there is no lack of resources in this regard. Actually, you could probably make the case that there is too much information in this space, causing you to miss the best tips, tricks, and how-to’s at times.

In this article, I am going to cover some of the better web design blogs to follow. Whether you are into web design and development or not, there is a little something useful for everyone on this list.

Smashing Magazine

web design blogs to follow

First up on the list is Smashing Magazine. They cover everything about graphics, inspiration, coding, and design. As an insanely popular blog, they have an endless supply of resources about WordPress, CSS, Photoshop, and design elements like wallpapers, icons, and photos. If you only check out one website on this list, make it this one.

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Webdesigner Depot

web design blogs to follow

Webdesigner Depot is a well-designed blog that takes more of real-life into account through their blog posts. Some of their most popular posts are about things like airline logos, comics, snowboards, and architecture. It’s certainly a good place to go for design ideas, but they do also cover vector icons and things of that nature.

Web Design Ledger

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WDL is another blog that incorporates all the aspects of web design. They cover lists of things like logos and popular templates, as well as coding with HTML5 and textures. Like a lot of the blogs on this list, they are part of the Smashing Network, which explains why they have such good content and therefore a large readership.

Think Vitamin

web design blogs

Think Vitamin is one of my personal favorites. They focus more on the coding aspect of web design than the artsy part of it. They have some great articles and video tutorials on HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, etc. You can learn a lot about marketing and business from this site, but mainly about the design and development process as a whole.

Six Revisions

Six Revisions contains “useful information for web developers and designers”. This blog details everything from web design tools and tips to project management and web standards. I love how comprehensive they are with their guides and choice of topics. They will tell you what you are doing wrong in their posts, as well as help you do it right.

Onextrapixel

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Onextrapixel rounds up this list. Their topics include inspiration, design, development, tutorials, freebies, CSS, WordPress, articles, and resources. They put out large lists of how to do things in their posts and as you can see, they cover a wide range of topics.

Conclusion

As I stated above, there is a lot of great information out there for web designers, developers, and anyone looking to get creative. The blogs listed here – while being some of the most-read and top subscribed-to on the Web – made my list because of the useful information they provide.

My list might look completely different from yours, but when I log onto my Google Reader account each day, these are the blogs whose stories I click on most often. If you’re looking for more blogs of this nature, by all means search for them (See: Smashing Network). As I said, there’s something for everybody.

What do you think of the list? Did I forget your favorite design blog? Leave your thoughts, ideas, and comments below. If you found this article useful, share it with your friends/followers!

  1. Kelly Bamson
    November 9, 2016 at 5:21 am

    A very informative post.Thank You.

  2. Jigar Shah
    June 15, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Good Effort . Really useful sharing of different web blogs for people keen towards designing and developing.

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    April 12, 2016 at 7:28 am

    Nice to find good web design blog..

  4. Prem Regmi
    June 2, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Another blog for web designers and developer centerend.com

  5. Cierra Luke
    May 16, 2015 at 5:48 am

    Thanks for sharing this article. I follow all these web blogs and these are among the best.

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    May 7, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    thinkvitamin is now treehouse blog.

  7. Justin Spencer
    February 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    This is a nice collection that you have created. Keep it up!

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    February 6, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Hi
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    November 16, 2010 at 9:00 am

    There's a lot of good looking web designs blogs here. Big thanks for sharing.

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    November 10, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Thanks for the list. Gains more knowledge in upgrading my web design business :)

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  18. Errol
    November 3, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Cool, I think most of these blogs are the best out there right now. There may be many more blogs coming out but most of them are not really unique. I've been following Onextrapixel for a while and liked the vast variety of topics they present. Thanks for this list of top notched design blogs.

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    November 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I visited your site for the first time. The knowledge disseminated over here is amazing. All the best.

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    November 2, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Hi
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    November 2, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Hi
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    November 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Nice list of blogs to follow!

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    September 20, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I've been an avid reader of Webdesigner Depot, above all the sites you listed above Webdesigner Depot had been the most useful for me.

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    September 7, 2010 at 5:17 pm

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    September 5, 2010 at 6:58 am

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  34. pceasies
    September 5, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Nettuts, 9Lesson, 24 ways, Tutorial9 are some more that might be good. Nettuts has a lot of useful articles on coding.

    • Steve Campbell
      September 5, 2010 at 3:42 am

      Nice picks. I've been to all of those except 24 ways, which I will check out next. Thanks

  35. Saikat Basu
    September 3, 2010 at 8:59 am

    That's true...you could spend the entire day reading that one. Great content. Another neat site is http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/

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    September 2, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Too good and informative article about the best blogs, Thanks.
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  37. Jhon
    September 2, 2010 at 5:32 am

    Another great design blog http://desizntech.info/ if you want write a follow up post. Most of these already known designer and non designers as well

  38. Jhon
    September 2, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Another great design blog http://desizntech.info/ if you want write a follow up post. Most of these already known designer and non designers as well

    • Steve Campbell
      September 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm

      Ah, sorry Jhon, I already submitted the new post. Wish I would've seen your comment sooner!

  39. Mark O'Neill
    September 1, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I love Smashing Magazine. Everytime they put a WordPress template post up, I am tempted to change the entire design of my blog all over again!

    • Steve Campbell
      September 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm

      I know! That's partially why I purchased the Thesis theme for my blog, so I wouldn't feel the need to constantly change everything every time an awesome new theme came around.

    • Saikat Basu
      September 3, 2010 at 6:59 am

      That's true...you could spend the entire day reading that one. Great content. Another neat site is http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/

  40. Aibek
    September 1, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Hey Steve, if you're going to do a follow up post may i recommend
    TrueKolor.net for your consideration. I like that one.

  41. 29thfloor
    September 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I'd like to meet the web designer who reads blogs and hasn't heard of these sites already. Not saying it's a bad list necessarily, but you might do better with something like "6 Best Web Design Blogs You Haven't Heard Of" and point out some less well known blogs with good content that would really appreciate some new readers.

    • Steve Campbell
      September 1, 2010 at 5:18 pm

      Excellent idea for a follow-up post. I'll see what I can do.

      • Aibek
        September 1, 2010 at 5:54 pm

        Hey Steve, if you're going to do a follow up post may i recommend
        TrueKolor.net for your consideration. I like that one.

        • Steve Campbell
          September 1, 2010 at 9:30 pm

          Of course. It will be considered! :)

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