20 Blogs every web designer should be reading

As a web designer you should always be looking at skill development, and new tools and techniques to help further develop your skill set. Blogs are one of the easiest ways to learn new skills for free. We have put together an a great roundup of the very best web design blogs, which I read myself on a weekly basis, and that are great blogs which every web designer should be reading.

Please feel free to share any other great web design blogs you feel we may have missed from the roundup in the comments section below.

1. UX Boothux-booth

The UX Booth is a publication by and for the user experience community. Their 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.

2. Alistalist

A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

3. CodDropscodedrops

Codrops is a web design and development blog that publishes articles and tutorials about the latest web trends, techniques and new possibilities. The team of Codrops is dedicated to provide useful, inspiring and innovative content that is free of charge.

4. Sitepointsitepoint

SitePoint provides cutting-edge content for web professionals — developers, designers, programmers, freelancers and site owners.

5. Webdesign Depotwebdesign-depot

WDD is a popular blog about web design and development. We cover news, tutorials and hot topics such as responsive design, usability, typography, freelancing and much more. The content is authored by a team of experienced designers and developers from all over the world.

6. CSS Trickscss-tricks

CSS-Tricks* is created, written by, and maintained by Chris Coyier.

7. Tutorialzinetutorailzone

Tutorialzine is a site dedicated to bringing you the coolest web development tutorials and resources.

8. Design Shackdesign-shack

Design Shack showcases inspiring web design, alongside resources and tutorials for you to succeed in the same way. We only offer the cream of great design, filtering through lots of the redesigns that occur every day across the Internet, and cataloguing the greatest projects out there – perfect for getting that spark of creativity going again.

9. Boagworldboagworld

Looking for advice on digital transformation or web strategy?  This blog and podcast is the voice of digital agency Headscape and comes from the addled brain of Paul Boag.

10. Inspiredminspired-mag

There aim is to supply at least one piece of the raw material that your inspiration needs to transform and take further. Since our first encounter, we’ve published 1,386 articles related to web design, music, social media, film, graphics, and inspiration in general.

11. Onetrapixelontrapixel

Onextrapixel (OXP) is a leading online magazine and resource site for designers and web developers. The Singapore based portal aims to collect, explore, as well as share useful tips, news, tutorials, tools and resources, on design, development and other inspirational topics. We hope that everyone will find something here that is useful and interesting.

12. Webdesign tuts pluswebdesign-tuts

As part of Envato’s creative ecosystem, Tuts+ contributes to the mission of “helping people learn and earn online”. They love to see how people transform themselves and their lives by learning creative skills and earning money selling their creations or services to the world.

13. Smashing magazineSMASHING-MAGAZINE

Smashing Magazine’s primary goal is to deliver quality content for the Web development and design community.

14. 1st web designer1st-webdesigner

In this rapidly changing Web Design world, 1stWebDesigner helps you to succeed and live rockstar freelancer lifestyle you deserve!

15. Six Revisionssix-revisons

Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. We seek to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.

16. Designmododesign-modo

Designmodo is a great resource of informative material for designers and web developers. We are makers of highly-rated User Interface Packs, you can get acquainted with Designmodo shop here, and you can download a couple of other ui packs for free.

17. Noupemoupe

Noupe passionately delivers stylish and dynamic news for designers and Web developers across the globe on all subjects of design; ranging from CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, Web design, graphics, typography, advertising & much more! Our goal is to help you communicate effectively on the Web with an engaging website and functional interface.

18. Instant Shiftinstant-shift

InstantShift is leading design and inspiration related community for web designers and developers daily resource, inspiration and premium web design and development.

19. Vandelaydesignvanderley-design

Vandelay Website Design exists to help businesses and organizations build a stronger presence online. By working directly with our clients to identify and address areas of need, we are able to provide a customized experience and an end product that will produce results and lead to increased profitability.

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