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Web Design Blogs/Websites

Here is a sampling of blogs/sites created BY web designers FOR web designers. There are blogs, articles, news and lots of freebies you can use in web design. Most also offer periodic email newletters you can subscribe to - be careful, you can spend you whole day reading these!

Website Description
Webdesigner Depot This is by far my favorite! Not only is it easy to use and pleasing to view, it is absolutely loaded with information! You could spend hours a day here. Topics are updated daily...and be sure to sign up for the newsletter! Here is the link: www.webdesignerdepot.com/
Designify Another great website/blog. Covers many topics - web deign, graphic design, tutorials, animation. Also has a nice "Inspiration" section, and freebies for downloading. Give it a look here: designify.me/
Web Design Ledger (WDL) This website/blog is also fairly active - posts just about every day. It has freebies, inspirations, web resources, tools, tips and tutorials. Check it out here: webdesignledger.com/
Webdesign Tuts+ This site offers lots of information for free, and also has a "premium" service (can't vouch for that!). Topics include tutorials, tips, resources, articles and videos. There is also a job posting blog with part-time, full-time, contract and freelance jobs. Find it all here: webdesign.tutsplus.com/
Sitepoint SitePoint is an online media company and information provider with cutting-edge content for web professionals — developers, designers, programmers, freelancers and site owners. LOTS of information here. There are forums on various topics, tutorials, books (for sale) and lots of resources and references. Be sure to subscribe to this newsletter, and the podcast too! Check it all out here: www.sitepoint.com
Creative Beacon Nice website with resources, forums, tutorials and artilces added daily. This website also had nice sections on freelancing, typography and branding if you are interested in going that direction. You can also share your own posts here! Here is the link to the page: www.creativebeacon.com
Explore. Create. Repeat. An online magazine for the creative community published weekly. Not specifically for web designers, as much as anyone in a creative line of work (web, graphic, multimedia, photography etc). You will find topics more broadly covering business, skill development, inspirations and tools used in creative crafts. Feed the right side of your brain here: explorecreaterepeat.com
Dribble What are you working on? Dribbble is a community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects. Nice place to see what others are doing, and connect with them if you like. Great place to be seen, and find jobs. Here is the link to the page: dribbble.com
Smashing Magazine Smashing Magazine is an online magazine for professional Web designers and developers, with a focus on useful techniques, best practices and valuable resources. Topics include coding, design, mobile, graphics, UX design and Wordpress. Also offer great eBooks for sale covering many topics. Here is the link to the page: www.smashingmagazine.com
Webdesigner Wall A wall of design ideas, web trends, and tutorials. This is the blog of a web designer out of Toronto. He also has guest bloggers. There are some interesting, timely topics discussed, and useful "how to" posts. Here is the link to the page: webdesignerwall.com
DesignM.ag DesignM.ag is a community-based website for web designers and developers. The site includes a popular blog, a user-submitted news section, a design gallery, and a design job board. Here is the link to the page: designm.ag

They also have a recent blog article about the 100 best Web Design Blogs, which has LOADS of great sites listed: designm.ag
Designer Daily This is another designer blog that has new content daily. Blog posts, inspirations and things to buy. This blog is for all sorts of designers - not just web. Here is the link to the page: www.designer-daily.com

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