12 Blogs That Can Expand Your Web Design Repertoire

By / Dec 4, 2008 / Resources

Web design, much like any technology related field, requires those who make their living in it to stay on top of it’s ever evolving nature. To maintain a high level of work, a web designer must always be looking for ways to expand his or her repertoire. This can involve learning new techniques, finding new software to increase productivity, or staying up to date on the latest design trends. All of this can take a lot of time and effort, but the web design community if full of generous people who offer up their knowledge for free in the form of a blog.

Here are some of the best out there that are loaded with things you can add to your web design repertoire.

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall is a great place to find in depth tutorials and articles about modern design trends. I would like for the posts to be more frequent, but that is overlooked due to the high quality of content.

Web Designer Wall


Noupe covers everything from css to flex. It’s also a great place to find design resources such as brushes and icons.



Astheria isn’t your average web design blog. On it you won’t find tons of free phtoshop brushes, but you will find insightful articles and viewpoints about web design.


Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is easily the most popular web design blog. It is a great place to stay on top of the latest in web design.


Six Revisions

Six Revisions has a perfect blend of web design and development articles, which makes it a great place for designers to expand their skills beyond Photoshop.

Six Revisions


Blog.SpoonGraphics includes Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials, free vector resources and articles on the topic of graphic design.


Web Resources Depot

Web Resources Depot is an ultimate resource for web designers. Posts range from Photoshop brush collections to jQuery tutorials.

Web Resources Depot


Photoshop is such an important tool for a web designer and PSDTUTS is a great place to learn new techniques.



Much like PSDTUTS, Abduzeedo is another blog that is loaded with amazing Photoshop tutorials.



WebAppers brings you the best applications to help you be more productive.


Fuel Your Creativity

Fuel Your Creativity is a frequently updated blog full of insightful design related articles.

Fuel Your Creativity

Vandelay Design Blog

Vandelay Design Blog is a well written blog with topics ranging from SEO to the design process. With frequent posts showcasing beautiful web designs it is also a great source for inspiration.

Vandelay Design Blog

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://nikibrown.com/designoblog Niki Brown

    You forgot to add http://thedesignoblog.com :)

    Great list!

  • http://www.webresourcesdepot.com/ Umut

    Thanks very much for adding WebResourcesDepot to the list.

    I’m following Web Design Ledger too & love the content.

    P.S. And, your site has one of the most beautiful WordPress designs I have ever seen.


  • http://henryjones.us Henry

    @Niki – Sorry for not being able to include The Design O Blog. It definitely has some great content.

  • http://henryjones.us Henry

    @Umut – Thanks! I’m flattered that you think so highly of WDL.

  • http://www.thisisaaronslife.com Aaron Irizarry

    great list thanks!

  • http://www.fuelyourcreativity.com adelle

    Henry, great list and I feel honored to be included with some of the bigger sites on the list!

    This list will be great for newcomers to the industry as well. I’ve spread the love on twitter!

  • http://www.uxbooth.com/ David Leggett

    Very nice list Henry. I’m a big fan of nearly all of these sites already :)

    Don’t think I’ve checked out Astheria really. Time to do that!

  • http://www.thejimgaudet.com/blog/ Jim Gaudet

    excellent list, thanks. this has been socialized..

  • http://www.shawnhuddleston.weebly.com Shawn

    Thanks for this list. For someone new to web design who is desperate to learn, you have just opened up worlds!


  • http://www.jhaygamba.com Jhay

    This is a great article! Thanks for sharing

  • http://nikibrown.com/designoblog niki brown

    @henry – i was just joking :)

  • http://henryjones.us Henry

    @niki – Joking or not, you still have a great blog :)

  • http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/ Steven Snell

    Thanks for the inclusion Henry.

  • http://thefstopfiles.com Gaber

    Great list! Don’t forget http://css-tricks.com

  • http://thefstopfiles.com Gaber

    Damn ellipsis…i’m hopelessly addicted to them…but they will break a link!

  • http://loyalkng.com loyalkng

    Thanks For this great List! I am in the process of learning web design. So bookmarked for future reference.

  • Samuel

    Great Info….Thank You so much!

  • http://www.1stwebdesigner.com Dainis Graveris

    yeah, those sites are just great…I thought honkiat.com also deserved to be here.

  • http://www.megastarmedia.com custom web design

    custom web design resources and inspiration are awesome..thanks again..will bookmark and check back often.
    mega star media inc

  • http://www.megastarmedia.com/social-networking-webdesign.html social networking web design

    beautiful examples.
    thanks for the inspiration.


  • http://www.twitter.com/chadengle chad engle

    I really think that NETTuts instead of PSDTuts shoudl have been featured. NETTuts has some amazing web design tips that are great. Great wrap-up.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chadengle chad engle

    Well I take that back PSDTuts is great to have and I think you shoulda had one to grow on 😉

  • http://4cint.com Aaron

    There are some great sites on this list. I especially like Fuel Your Creativity, they have one of the nicest wordpress blogs I’ve seen. Great post, I’m following your blog now, cheers! http://4cint.com

  • http://www.blog.spoongraphics.co.uk Chris Spooner

    Many thanks for the inclusion! It’s great to see some of my favourite sites in the list.

  • http://www.jbdesignandphoto.com JB Design and Photo

    Some really great sites on this list, including some new blogs that I hadn’t seen before.

    I also have to agree that the Envato sites (PSD/NET/VectorTuts) are a really great resource, and can’t forget about SpoonGraphics, Web Designer Wall, oh and Freelance Folder is another great one for us freelance designers.

  • http://www.fubiz.net Fubiz

    Nice list !

  • http://www.amrick.com Ricks

    Come on Henry, you know you should be adding the Web Design Ledger in that list now… :p

  • http://www.keplerweb.com Kepler Fontenele Web Design Flash design

    Excellent post tks a lot
    i really recommend the Fuel Your Creativity website

    Cheers !

  • http://sixrevisions.com Jacob Gube


    Thanks for including me up there! I’m glad someone’s seeing where I’m going with Six Revisions – I do write development articles, but not overly complex stuff. My goal is for designers to pick up a few things about development, and developers pick up a few things about design. I’m a developer/designer, which is becoming more and more uncommon these days.

  • http://blog.publishedandprofitable.com Roger C. Parker

    Dear Henry:
    Your posters were referenced on Twitter by Guy Kawasaki; I’m glad I followed the link. Great examples and articles.

    I really enjoyed this article, and the SEO tips.

    Roger C. Parker

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  • http://www.web-design-list.com/ Web Design List

    A great source of css/web design bookmarks.

  • http://www.databasepool.com Matt

    How can you forgot http://www.instantShift.com

    I love how they assembling latest design trends and resources. Highly Recommended.


  • http://www.bootracks.co.uk Bootracks

    some great reading there – might be a long night!

  • http://tasarhane.com tasarhane

    thanks for the great list..

  • http://dveit.com Graphic Designer – Desaraev

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.absolutecovers.com Ovi Dogar

    Very nice list!…

    Keep posting! 😉

    Ovi Dogar

  • http://www.brainstech.com web design usa

    thanks for sharing informative blog links

  • http://www.webdev3000.com Csaba

    Thanx for this list