When it comes to web design inspiration, information on design and development and best practices for successful websites, web design blogs are powerhouses of data.
Here are listed the top 10 websites that our team here at WDX Technologies uses regularly for inspiration and information on creating the perfect and most successful websites.
1. Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine is a great online resource for web designers and developers, they deliver useful but most importantly practical articles. Their publications are not based on trends but what works and what fails in actual projects.
Sashing Magazine has always been about quality first so you can expect high textbook quality info which is great if you are looking to improve your web design and development skills in your free time.
2. Web Designer Depot
Web Designer Depot is great for all skill levels and design methods. Whether you are a freelancer or agency or just looking to learn something new, you won’t be disappointed. When it comes to web design, Web Designer Depot has it covered, If there is something you need to know, chances are they have an article about it.
3. Creative Bloq
Creative Bloq is a one-stop shop of advice and inspiration for digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers, 3D and VFX artists, illustrators, and more. Their main focus is on visual inspiration, but it’s not at the expense of hard and fast technical advice with articles to brush up your CSS skills and WordPress security.
This is a web design blog right for business owners and driven entrepreneurs working to increase productivity, grow their business, and step ahead of the competition.
As a web designer, this is one of those blogs that just needs to sit in favorites. I reference Awwwards almost every week for web design inspiration.
They feature some of the best, cleanest, designs in the digital world and within five minutes they will have you pumping out ideas for world-class designs.
This is basically just a holiday meal to be devoured for any digital topic. While it has web design and SEO advice, it also has articles related to computer maintenance, online malware, graphic inspiration, and business branding.
8. Line 25
There’s all the technical advice you’d hope for here, from free HTML UI kits to tips on winning WordPress travel themes. But Line 25 also offers blogs on lifestyle and combatting stress, making it a great stop-off for a busy modern web designer.
9. Hacking UI
The best ideas are often sparked when web designers are free to spitball, and Hacking UI is one of the most engaged design communities around. Regular newsletters, podcasts, forums, and blogs spark a thousand ideas to bring home to your own web design agency – but don’t forget to share your best tips, too.
Tuts+ by Envato does a great job of catering to those who are more technically oriented in web design. They give the latest tricks and tips in HTML and CSS and offer helpful information on using simple coding tricks to make your designs stand out.
What is your favorite web design blog?