Design blogs you should be reading
A list of design and development blogs that are well worth a read to keep you up to date and inspired!
It’s always tough staying up to date with the latest design and development news and resources and with the web moving at such an incredible pace with new and interesting things happening all the time I thought it might be good to share a list of the blogs I regularly frequent and read via their RSS feeds. Some you will all no doubt be familiar with, hopefully there are some that you might not have seen before and prove useful!
If you can suggest any others you feel are of interest, please feel free to add into the comments below.
1. Smashing Magazine
The daddy of all blogs, regular updates of content covering a vast range of topics from css to photography technique. Vist the site | RSS feed
Updated daily with wide range range of inspirational design work from around the world. Visit the site | RSS Feed
3. Freelance Folder
A very specific site for freelancers offering sound advice on a range of common issues face by freelancers. Visit the site | RSS Feed
4. Freelance Switch
Much like freelance folder, freelance switch offers a wide range of advice and resources (along with a jobs board) for freelancers around the world. Visit the site | RSS Feed
A fantastic gallery resource showcasing the best designs along with a sporadically updated blog with useful CSS postings. Visit the site | RSS Feed
6. Web Developer Plus
A resource site primarily covering CSS, jQuery and PHP with regular tutorials and downloads. Visit the site | RSS Feed
7. Web Designer Wall
A regularly updated showcase and technique site which spends a great deal of time and effort in writing their very comprehensive posts. Visit the site | RSS Feed
One of the best showcase blogs around featuring great tips and tutorials primarily covering CSS and Ajax. Visit the site | RSS Feed
9. CSS Tricks
Chris Coyier is widely recognised as an authority on the finer points of CSS and front end design, his blog entries reflect a wide range of topics. Visit the site | RSS Feed
10. Johnson Banks – Thought for the week
Thought for the week is a regular posting-place for the visual and verbal observations of London design consultancy johnson banks. Visit the site | RSS Feed
11. Six Revisions
Six Revisions is a weblog that provides practical, useful information for the modern, standards-compliant web designer and web developer. Visit the site | RSS Feed
12. Creative Agency Freelancing
Resources for people freelancing and contracting at creative businesses. Visit the site | RSS Feed
13. Mark Boulton
Mark is a widely respected designer from Cardiff and his blog contains some interesting, if sporadically updated, thoughts on design. Visit the site | RSS Feed
14. Web Design Ledger
Covering a wide range of web design and development topics with regularly written, very detailled articles. Visit the site | RSS Feed
Function is an agency who maintain a well thought out and nicely designed blog covering a range of subjects including WordPress development. Visit the site | RSS Feed
16. Aaron Russell
Aaron is a freelance multimedia designer who specialises in front end development and writes a range of articles about design. Visit the site | RSS Feed
Don’t forgot my earlier post about blogging freelancers which almost certainly contains some blogs you won’t have read before!