By 2020, it is projected that the field of web design will grow by 22%. This faster than average growth speaks to the need for useful and dependable resources for those working in this popular field. The following guide contains 30 web design blogs that aim to aid the reader in becoming a successful web designer.
Web Design Tutorial Blogs
3. 1st Web Designer: A blog providing a steady stream of free resources with accompanying tutorials to show you how to use them.
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Blogs from Professional Web Designers
6. Smiley Cat: The online home of designer Christian Watson helps you stay current on web design developments and e-commerce.
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8. Andy Sowards: Andy Sowards brings his readers a bright spin on the art that is web design. He mixes his knowledge of art and coding to present an excellent result.
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Web Design Inspiration
12. The Design Inspiration: Hundreds upon hundreds of pictorial examples of great web and logo designs along with articles that will get your mind spinning with creativity.
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13. Fuel Your Creativity: Inspiration for and by other creative types, including plenty of freebies to get you started.
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14. Abduzeedo: A plethora of creative material to get you started on your next design project, including tutorials and interviews with professionals in various design fields.
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Web Design Firm Blogs
18. PixelSpoke: Strategies and data on web development and design. This blog is perfect for someone looking for information on the business end of the field.
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19. Spinx: A digital agency led by a team of web enthusiasts and business professionals who provide turnkey solutions for their customer’s web design needs.
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20. Mad Wire Web Design: This Colorado-based design firm is committed to providing its customers with excellent services and an amazing end result. Also check their webpage for advice and job opportunities.
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Web Coding Blogs
21. A Web Coding Blog: Started in 2011, this blog serves as a liaison between the blogger and his reader. Look for step by step guides on various coding projects.
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25. Cats who Code: This “100% animal friendly web development blog” aims to make web development easier and more enjoyable by providing helpful advice and useful tutorials.
Web Design Resource Blogs
26. Smashing Magazine: By far the most popular blog in the world of web design, Smashing Magazine is at the forefront of a rapidly growing field. Not only will you find updates on every web design based topic you can think of, but also places to buy books and a job board, too.
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27. Web Resources Depot: The goal of this blog holds true to its name. Visit every day to find new and useful resources for your current project, or search for tutorials and easy tricks to bring your web designs to the next level.
28. Bitt Box: Not only is Bitt Box a great resource for free web resources, but they also alert you of sales going on in the web design field. Also, take their online course on web development and see your business become a success.
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29. Tutorial 9: With an endless list of tutorials and downloads, wandering onto this site might have you surfing for hours. Read articles on web design or submit your own links and share your design knowledge.
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30. Design Shard: Design Shard was started by professional web designer Max as a way to contribute his skills to the design community. Read up on the latest design news or stop by for the freebies.
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