20 web design blogs every designer should read

Web Designers are always learning and growing their skills. And a great place to keep being inspired is online blogs.  There are hundreds of blogs out there that cover a wide range of topics such as web design, graphic design, photography, art, illustration, trends, campaigns, development and more. Sometimes we all need a little inspiration – so here is a list of the top 20 design blogs from iFactory’s design team to help you out. Enjoy!

  1. Mashable
    Subscribe to Mashable to keep up with all the latest, headline grabbing campaigns.
  2. SitePoint
    One of the best design how-to sites, covering HTML, CSS, UX and mobile.
  3. Smashing Magazine
    A fantastic collection of articles on web design, graphics, coding and WordPress.
  4. Speckyboy
    Stuck in a rut and looking for some inspiration? Check out Speckyboy for your fix of beautiful designs.
  5. Web Designer Depot
    A mish-mash of essential web design from around the world, including top comics, subscription deals and instructional articles.
  6. Tuts+
    Looking to brush up on some skills? This is the blog for you – with detailed instructional articles, videos and quick tips.
  7. Six Revisions
    Helpful articles (like How to make sure you’re not using a shady WordPress theme) and some nice design freebies.
  8. Hongkiat
    Another great instructional resource covering HTML/CSS, design, photography and Photoshop.
  9. A List Apart
    Impressive contributors to this site, which covers web standards and best practices.
  10. Design Taxi
    More of an ideas site than straight design, but full of inspiration and award-winning contemporary work.
  11. Web Design Ledger
    This blog contains logos and templates, with a little coding and HTML thrown in for good measure.
  12. Designmodo
    A mixture of articles, free content and design frameworks for purchase.
  13. 1stwebdesigner
    If you want to take some online web design tutorials, this is the place to start.
  14. Vandelay Design Blog
    A design focus blog with WordPress themes, inspirations, freebies and how to articles.
  15. Onextrapixel
    Most likely the biggest range of quality design freebies you’ll find online.
  16. BoagWorld
    If articles aren’t your thing, then tune into design podcasts and live webinars at BoagWorld.
  17. Codrops: Tympanus
    Some of the best quality web design tutorials you’ll find anywhere on the internet.
  18. Noupe
    Noupe stands for news, tutorials and stylish articles.
  19. Creative Overflow
    Examples of beautiful typography, icons and even advice on how to sell your own design ideas.
  20. Abduzeedo
    A truly inspiring collection of stunning designs from artists all over the world.

Here are a few favourites from our design  team:

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