In Web Design and Web Development there is a community of really great people with great Web Design Blogs. We the web designers and web developers create and share with each other, and inspire with sites as the web design industry evolves. Part of feeding our creativity is networking and reading our fellow Web Design and Web Development blogs out in the community. This curated list contains some really excellent Web Design Blogs. resources, ideas, tips, tricks, and tutorials that we can all learn from. I invite you to check out all of these great resources and use them to supercharge your own creativity!
Web Design Blogs
Smashing Magazine began in September of 2006 and they provide tons of great content for anyone interested in Web Design. Smashing Magazine has a knack for keeping up on current best practices.
CSS Tricks is a great authority Web Design Blog created by Chris Coyier. Like many other popular blogs, it uses the WordPress CMS platform. Chris provides a host of great tips and tricks including, but certainly not limited to CSS!
Designmodo is well known for their User Interface Packs for slick User Interface Design on both a free and paid basis. Designmodo has a range of Web Development and Web Design Tutorials and Tips and is worth a visit.
Hongkiat has a really funny backstory that you may relate to. It was started as a coping mechanism by Hongkiat Lim so that he could deal with a job he was not interested in. By creating an awesome Web Design Blog that he was genuinely interested in, he eventually turned his hobby into a full time job. Check out Hongkiat for some awesome tutorials and tips on WordPress, Photography, HTML, blogging and more.
Webdesigner Depot is another good Web Design Blog for webmasters looking for information on how to become better at their craft.
Codrops is known for pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of web design. They have a great selection of tutorials and inspiring content for free. Like many other Web Design Blogs, it came from humble beginnings, but their traffic has steadily grown and now they are a major player in the Web Design Blogging World.
The Awwwards blog aims to foster a community where web developers from around the world can visit to find ideas and inspiration. It is also a place to share knowledge and experience as well as to give and receive constructive and respectful critiques. The Awwwards Web Design Blog mission is to discover and promote the fine work of web designers, developers, and agencies that create unique and innovative digital experiences.
Speckyboy Design Magazine began in October 2007, as the personal freelance web design homepage of Paul Andrew. At some point in time this Web Design Blog dramatically changed direction, and evolved into the design resource magazine that it is today. Speckyboy Design Magazine offers all kinds of useful web design tutorials, tips, tricks, and hacks for everyone to share and enjoy. They also have a fondness for Legos, so that is a Plus One from us!
Onextrapixel is an online magazine and resource site for web designers and web developers. Based out of Singapore, OXP strives to collect, explore, and share useful tips, news, tutorials, tools and resources, on design, development and other inspirational topics.
Web Design Ledger is a great resource written by web designers for web designers. WDL acts as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources in the areas of design, inspiration, tips, tutorials and everything in between.
11. Design Shack
Design Shack provides a platform to showcase inspiring web design, along with great resources and tutorials to help you succeed in the same way. If you need a boost of creativity, visiting the finely curated topics at Design Shack may be just what the Doctor ordered.
12. Vandelay Design
Located in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania, Vandelay Website Design provides both a fantastic blog as well as professional level design services to small, mid, and large sized businesses. Another fantastic resource for inpiration and design.
1stwebdesigner is a high traffic design blog catering to bloggers, freelancers, web-developers and web designers. Categories of topics include web design,graphic design, tutorials and inspirational articles. Defintely worth a visit!
15. UX Movement
UX Movement places an interesting spin on the design space in that it shows how good and bad interface design practices affect user behavior. Simple and effective designs drive user engagement, and UX Movement provides the knowledge of how to make that happen.
16. A List Apart
A List Apart is a Web Design Blog that looks at the design, development, and meaning of web content, all the while focusing on web standards and best practices. What started as a mailing list in the early years of 1997 has now grown into the popular website that it is today.
17. Web Appers
Created by the great Jeffrey Zeldman, Happy Cog provides truly professional level commentary on the modern web. It is one of the first great Web Design Blogs online. Visit Happy Cog to see what the best and brightest minds in the industry have to say about current trends in design.
19. Six Revisions
Six Revisions is another great website that has high quality articles for designers and web developers. They began in 2008 and have continued to provide awesome tips and tricks to the community from then until now.
20. Webdesigner Wall
Webdesigner Wall is a solid Web Design Blog created by Nick La in Toronto. At WW you can find inspiration and ideas by reading up on the latest trends and design ideas featured in their high quality articles.
21. Instant Shift
InstantShift is a fantastic web design and inspiration related community for designers and developers to visit. You’ll find inspiration and ideas from their great daily production of great content.
Treehouse is on a mission to revolutionize how people learn web design, web development, and iOS development. They have a large and devoted team of professionals that are working to make this happen.
I really like the 99U Web Design Blog as they seem to have a really fantastic philosophy towards idea generation and execution. What I gather from them is that, we can all be successful in our craft, but it is going to take work, no matter how natrually talented you may be. They quote Thomas Edison as “Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” To truly make great ideas a reality, we must act, experiment, fail, adapt, and learn on a daily basis.