20 Design Blogs Worth Reading

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With so many web design blogs available on the Internet it can be hard to know which ones are worth checking out, so we have compiled a list of 20 web design/development blogs we think you should try and read. Some of the websites in this list you will have heard of but some are small blogs with fantastic content that we hope you will check out.

Design Instruct

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Design Instruct is a regularly updated web magazine for designers and digital artists where you can find and learn design tips and tricks.

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UX Booth

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The UX Booth is a blog by and for the user experience community. Our readership consists mostly of beginning-to-intermediate user experience and interaction designers, but anyone interested in making the web a better place to be is welcome.

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Vandelay Design Blog

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Vandelay Design Blog is a blog which showcases the best in design and resources, it also runs regular giveaways.

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The Web Design Blog

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The Web Design Blog was setup in 2009 by freelance web designer Phil Matthews with the intention of providing web design news, articles, tutorials and interviews for everyone to enjoy!

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Just Creative Design

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Just Creative Design is the personal portfolio of Jacob Cass, the blog includes graphic design tips, articles and resources on most subjects of design.

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Six Revisions

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Six Revisions is a blog ran by Jacob Gube that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers.

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Line25

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Line25 is a blog ran by Chris Spooner, the site is based around web design and includes a wide range of posts to help feed your creativity.

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Tutorial9

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Tutorial9 is a collection of teachers, experts, and caring folk from around the world, all gathered in one place to pass along our knowledge to absolutely anyone interested in learning.

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Onextrapixel

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Onextrapixel is a blog dedicated to delivering useful, comprehensive and innovative information for designers and web developers.

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Webdesigner Depot

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Webdesigner Depot is an exciting blog designed to explore different web and graphic design techniques, great examples and best practices.

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Design Heaven

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Design Heaven is a new design blog which posts inspirational articles showcasing the best in design from around the web to help inspire designers.

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Speckyboy

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Speckyboy Design Magazine was originally the personal portfolio for Paul Andrew but is soon grew into a blog. They cover a large variety of web design and development based topics.

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Hongkiat

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Hongkiat is a technology and design blog that constantly showcase some of the best materials, resources from the Internet to inspire their readers.

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DesignM.ag

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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.

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Design Shack

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Design Shack showcases inspiring web design, alongside resources and tutorials for you to succeed in the same way.

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Colorburned

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Colorburned is a design blog featuring some of the best design news, resources, and tutorials from around the web.

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PelFusion

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PelFusion is a design blog, which covers a large area of web design and development as well as running regular industry related giveaways.

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[Re]Encoded

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[Re]Encoded is a resource both for active web designers/developers and for people who simply enjoy good design and want to learn more, see more and do more than they already do.

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Tutorialzine

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Tutorialzine provides you with high-quality tutorials, freebies and resources that will help you with your day-to-day development needs.

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Abduzeedo

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Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. They also include tutorials on Photoshop and Illustrator.

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About the Author

Thomas Hardy is a freelance web designer from Newcastle upon Tyne (UK), here is his portfolio. He founded Design-Heaven and Work-Killer, where he regularly blogs. You will also find him on Twitter and Facebook.

81 Comments

  1. Monica.v
    January 9, 2012

    Hi Thomas,
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful list with us, as this list is really helpful for newbie as well as for experienced designers :-))))

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  2. Umesh Ramidi
    January 10, 2012

    thanks for sharing the fantastic list. These are very help full for us. thank you!

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  3. Sheldon Blake
    January 11, 2012

    Wonderfull websites

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  4. Shane Harwood
    January 16, 2012

    Same great designs, thanks for sharing.

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  5. Dubai Web Design
    January 19, 2012

    Some of these blogs truly do have fantastic content. Thanks for pointing me toward them.

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  6. Web Design Newcastle
    February 8, 2012

    Brilliant list, has made sourcing good content for reading and blogging much better, also some great inspiration in there.

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  7. logodesign
    February 24, 2012

    In my point of view the Pelfusion design is superb, because the way the image and the content is created its superb and would be loved by everyone. I would love to have my blog designed like that.

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  8. Trevor Phillippi
    March 2, 2012

    Thanks WDL! I appreciate the work here, I was familiar with some of these, but Design Instruct is becoming a new favorite of mine now! I don’t know what I would do for projects without sources of inspiration like these blogs.

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  9. Alexa
    March 19, 2012

    Designs are simply and nice.I am maintaining web design site related to your designs.Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Tom @ Studio Republic Hampshire
    April 2, 2012

    Good list. A couple here I hadn’t seen before. Glad you included some of my faves, such as Line 25, they publish some useful stuff.

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  11. web design
    May 16, 2012

    Abduzeedo is a good one. Has great tutorials and also has a few vector freebies. You can also add Smashing Magazine to that list of web design blogs.

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  12. Smart Touch
    June 11, 2012

    Great and useful collection, Thanks for sharing

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  13. web designers Argentina
    August 7, 2012

    Such a nice design it is quite interesting…
    Thanks Thardy you designs are really helpful for designing my own website…
    :)

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  14. Liz Rodriguez
    August 27, 2012

    These were very nice websites. Thank you for sharing and providing details good for our research when putting together a great website.

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  15. web development
    August 28, 2012

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful designs, its helpful to all.
    website design Bangalore

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  16. Yoko Web Design
    October 4, 2012

    Great list of resources. Can’t wait to explore it :) Although I would also add Smashing Magazine – my ultimate favorite.

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  17. Albert David
    October 26, 2012

    Nice list of website design and I really love to explore these sites. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. Jacob Wilson
    October 26, 2012

    Nice source of web site design blogs and this is really helpful to us especially those who are new in web design.

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  19. Vladimir J
    October 30, 2012

    I see, I will spend another day reading about web design, instead of doing it :-)

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  20. Michael Lysiak
    December 27, 2012

    As a web designer I am always looking for new tips, techniques, and styles to expand my range and stay up to date with the trends. The list you have provided will certainly prove useful.

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  21. Ann Davlin
    January 8, 2013

    Good sources. Some of them are new for me. Thanks a lot, I’m going to write a guest post for some of them

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  22. Red Website Design
    March 10, 2013

    Excellent list, just what Im looking for. Saved me some time Googling!

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  23. Web Design Blog
    March 22, 2013

    Perfect collection ..my favorite is line25, Abduzeedo and ofcource this webdesignledger!!

    BTW: I want to share my own web design blog where I’m posting some valuable information about web design, development, graphic design, resources, inspiration, tools, tips and related things. Check it out http://sswebdesigner.com

    Thanks,

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  24. Jeff Gilden
    May 15, 2013

    This is a great list! Thank you. I have checked out quite a few and the best one so far is WebDesigner Depot. Thanks again for listing!

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  25. Binamic Ltd
    May 30, 2013

    Maybe it’s just me but I find some of these blogs have far too many adverts. I don’t currently run my own blog (I have a problem known as ‘rapid boredom’, I love building a blog and getting it ready and then when it comes to populating it with content I struggle to continue :/) but when I did I used zero adverts.

    I feel they encroach on a users general experience far too much. My little bugbear aside these are some very informative blogs with some great tips.

    Thanks for taking the time to compile the list Thomas :)

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  26. Dainis Graveris
    August 7, 2013

    Cool list you got there guys! I recently put out an article about 30 High Quality and Most Influential Web Design Blogs and as I was doing my research for it I checked out your list and realized a lot of them are on my list as well which tells us that they are still doing great! You can check out my article here: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/influential-web-design-blogs/

    Oh and btw, WDL is on there too! :)

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  27. ryantonner
    November 20, 2013

    I am big fan of Design Instruct web magazine. It keeps me updated about every new tool and technique. You did posted nice collection here. Thanks for it. :)

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