September 25, 2020

20 Design Blogs Worth Reading

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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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.

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  1. Jonny W Reply

    Hi,

    I’m not sure how many of these are essential reading. The problem with a lot of the ‘design’ blogs recently is they have slipped into the lazy ’40 WORDPRESS FOOTER BACKGROUNDS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND MAKE YOU DROP YOUR BACON SANDWICH’ style which is great if you are looking for inspiration (although rarely inspiration for what you are seeking at that exact moment!) but never gives any original and creative insights into the processes and methods of design and development. A couple of exceptions to this include A List Apart and Drawar which aren’t even mentioned.

    It’s too easy to get lost in these “20 great header design” posts which end up sucking 30 valuable minutes out of your day without actually adding anything constructive except for a couple of design ideas that might be useful somewhere down the line in future projects.

    Jon.

  2. Bryan Reply

    Most of these blogs even in the screenshots have at least 1 list post visible above the fold. I don’t know about you but I don’t find many blogs pumping out list posts worth reading.

  3. Jack Reply

    Bad list… a few good ones but certainly not the best.. Where is SmashingMag, WDD, Design Observer, Design Informer… etc.

    You just made this post up in not more than 5 minutes… I bet!

  4. Web Design Chennai Reply

    I also saw a blog like this but this is a measure has the largest collection contains mostly sites that I love and happen to get some ideas, inspirations and techniques. impressive list you have. Thanks….

  5. Simon Reply

    Thank you for taking the time to put this together. I was aware of some of the blogs (like webdesigner depot). However, did not know about Specky Boy where I found a great article on optimising blogs for mobile devices. I am just getting into blogging for my web design business and this was very useful.

    Thank you.

    Simon
    Colchester, UK

  6. logodesign Reply

    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.

  7. Trevor Phillippi Reply

    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.

  8. web design Reply

    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.

  9. Web Design Blog Reply

    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,

  10. Binamic Ltd Reply

    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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