41 Awesome Design Blogs to Satisfy Your Creativity Needs

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As web designers, we need to keep an eye on the latest trends in the design hemisphere. One cannot be successful unless he or she keeps himself or herself updated with the latest happenings in the design world. And when it comes to being updated, the best sources are design blogs and websites. Further more, such blogs also provide excellent tools and tips regarding web and graphic design, thereby enabling you to harness your talent to the maximum (not to mention the numerous freebies and giveaways).

So, among the zillions of blogs out there, which ones should you follow? If this question is troubling you, look no further! We have prepared a list of some of the most awesome design blogs out there in cyberspace!

1. Smashing Magazine

Who doesn’t know Smashing Magazine? Seriously, who doesn’t? If you are into design, Smashing Magazine is one website you just cannot afford to overlook. The website offers, apart from the blog/magazine itself, features such as a shop and a job board.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine

2. SpeckyBoy

SpeckyBoy is another design magazine blog that you just have to follow! Apart from web and graphic design, SpeckyBoy covers many other topics such as GUI, mobile development, CMSs, cloud and web-based applications, etc.

SpeckyBoy

SpeckyBoy

3. Six Revisions

Six Revisions is an extremely popular blog run by Jacob Gube. The website receives terrific traffic, and caters to web designers and developers.

Six Revisions

Six Revisions

4. Tuts+ Network

Ok, strictly speaking, Tuts+ Network is not one site. In fact, it is many sites, all operating independent of each other, and catering to different topics such as WordPress, Vectors, Mobile, Web design, and many others. Just take your pick, and off you go! Note that Tuts+ Network, as the name suggests, mostly offers Premium tutorials.

Tuts+

Tuts+

5. Noupe

Though initially an independent entity, Noupe now operates as a sister-site of Smashing Magazine. The website is beautiful, and content here mostly revolves around inspirational round-ups, and other similar articles.

Noupe

Noupe

6. Blog.SpoonGraphics

Blog.SpoonGraphics is the personal design blog of Chris Spooner. With over 50,000 subscribers, Blog.SpoonGraphics covers both round-ups and tutorials on a regular basis.

Blog.SpoonGraphics

Blog.SpoonGraphics

7. Vandelay Design Blog

Vandelay Design Blog is the blog of Vandelay Design wherein they talk about web design, and business tips. The blog offers several unique round-ups and the quality of articles is impressive.

Vandelay Design Blog

Vandelay Design Blog

8. A List Apart

A List Apart is quite different from other blogs in the sense that it does not offer inspiration round-ups and other similar casual articles. Instead, the blog offers technical and op-ed pieces about design in particular – more textbook material than mere design blog.

A List Apart

A List Apart

9. Inspired Magazine

Inspired Magazine deals with web design, visuals and WordPress. The website is well known for organizing awesome giveaways and having an impressive Freebies section.

Inspired Magazine

Inspired Magazine

10. Fuel Your Creativity

Fuel Your Creativity basically caters to creatives and designers. It provides articles and round-ups that help you gain inspiration for that ‘awesome’ creative idea you might be waiting for. Plus, the website also has sister concerns such as Fuel Your Blogging.

Fuel Your Creativity

Fuel Your Creativity

Also Worth A Look

Note: Click the blog’s name to visit the website. All links open a new window/tab!

11. Instant Shift

Instant Shift

Instant Shift

12. Naldz Graphics

Naldz Graphics

Naldz Graphics

13. CSS Globe

CSS Globe

CSS Globe

14. Web Designer Depot

Web Designer Depot

Web Designer Depot

15. Web Design Ledger

Web Design Ledger

Web Design Ledger

16. Fudge Graphics

Fudge Graphics

Fudge Graphics

17. Design Boom

Designboom

Designboom

18. Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo

19. Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall

20. Fubiz

Fubiz

Fubiz

21. David Airey

David Airey

David Airey

22. The Design Inspiration

The Design Inspiration

The Design Inspiration

23. Hongkiat

Hongkiat

Hongkiat

24. onextrapixel

onextrapixel

onextrapixel

25. You the Designer

You the Designer

You the Designer

26. My Ink Blog

My Ink Blog

My Ink Blog

27. Web Resources Depot

Web Resources Depot

Web Resources Depot

28. Colorburned

Colorburned

Colorburned

29. Just Creative

Just Creative

Just Creative

30. Spyre Studios

Spyre Studios

Spyre Studios

31. DESIGN M.AG

DESIGN M.AG

DESIGN M.AG

32. Perishable Press

Perishable Press

Perishable Press

33. From up North

From up North

From up North

34. We Function

We Function

We Function

35. Crazy Leaf Design

Crazy Leaf Design Blog

Crazy Leaf Design Blog

36. Republic of 3

Republic of 3

Republic of 3

37. AnimHuT

AnimHuT

AnimHuT

38. Digital Art Empire

Digital Art Empire

Digital Art Empire

39. SloDive

SloDive

SloDive

40. Designmodo

Designmodo

Designmodo

And of course, how can we forget..

41. 1stWebDesigner

1stWebDesigner

1stWebDesigner

When it comes to reading, no bookshelf or library on a given topic can ever be complete in absolute terms. Similarly, no list of design blogs can ever be called all-inclusive. Feel free to add some decent design blogs that you are aware of in the comments below!

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Sufyan bin Uzayr is a freelance writer and artist. He writes for several print magazines as well as technology blogs, and has also authored a book named Sufism: A Brief History. His primary areas of interest include open source, mobile development, web CMS and vector art. He is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of an e-journal named Brave New World. You can visit his website, follow him on Twitter or friend him on Facebook and Google+.

10 Comments Best Comments First
  • P.Muhammed Jafar

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 05:21

    6

    Hi Sufyan bin Uzayr…
    Super collections…
    Some of these sites, I already bookmarked and visiting in every day like
    Smashing Magazine, Noupe, Abduzeedo, 1stWebDesigner
    These sites are really awesome…
    Thank you for sharing…

    +1
  • Manuel Garcia

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 09:03

    1

    Oh, how I wish my design blog is included here. But I think it needs more improvement, that I need to accomplishe before it becomes part of such wonderful collection like this.

    0
    • Michael Aubry

      Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 16:37

      9

      @Manuel I think it looks great, most of these sites have a team of designers and its tough to keep up with them, just focus in providing good content and getting traffic!

      I am in the same boat I want to be as good as these designers but you can’t afford to spend all your time worrying about design, you have to focus on a lot more especially if you’re a one man team.

      I have found a lot of inspiration from some of these sites and it’s great to see people making sites that help feed us with our inspirational needs.

      0
  • James

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 11:50

    3

    This is a great collection of web design blogs. A good mix of inspiring and informative content is necessary to stay up to date with the constant evolution of the web. The only problem is that there isn’t enough time in the day to read everything. :)

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 13:19

      5

      Hello James, it is a problem and I know what you mean, that’s why curation sites and softwares are becoming so popular.

      0
  • Ray

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 09:11

    2
    0
  • Labib Jaffar

    Saturday, May 5th, 2012 16:02

    7

    Hello

    Thank you for featuring our blog, Republicof3.

    0
  • Lemuel Mayers

    Sunday, July 1st, 2012 02:31

    10

    You have an inspiring and informative content that is necessary to stay up to date with the constant evolution of the web.This is a great collection of web design blogs that surely visitors will attract to it. Good reference for everyone.

    0
  • Lemuel Mayers

    Sunday, July 1st, 2012 02:31

    10

    You have an inspiring and informative content that is necessary to stay up to date with the constant evolution of the web.This is a great collection of web design blogs that surely visitors will attract to it. Good reference for everyone.

    0
  • Labib Jaffar

    Saturday, May 5th, 2012 16:02

    7

    Hello

    Thank you for featuring our blog, Republicof3.

    0
  • P.Muhammed Jafar

    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 05:21

    6

    Hi Sufyan bin Uzayr…
    Super collections…
    Some of these sites, I already bookmarked and visiting in every day like
    Smashing Magazine, Noupe, Abduzeedo, 1stWebDesigner
    These sites are really awesome…
    Thank you for sharing…

    +1
  • James

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 11:50

    3

    This is a great collection of web design blogs. A good mix of inspiring and informative content is necessary to stay up to date with the constant evolution of the web. The only problem is that there isn’t enough time in the day to read everything. :)

    0
    • Dainis Graveris

      Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 13:19

      5

      Hello James, it is a problem and I know what you mean, that’s why curation sites and softwares are becoming so popular.

      0
  • Ray

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 09:11

    2
    0
  • Manuel Garcia

    Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 09:03

    1

    Oh, how I wish my design blog is included here. But I think it needs more improvement, that I need to accomplishe before it becomes part of such wonderful collection like this.

    0
    • Michael Aubry

      Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 16:37

      9

      @Manuel I think it looks great, most of these sites have a team of designers and its tough to keep up with them, just focus in providing good content and getting traffic!

      I am in the same boat I want to be as good as these designers but you can’t afford to spend all your time worrying about design, you have to focus on a lot more especially if you’re a one man team.

      I have found a lot of inspiration from some of these sites and it’s great to see people making sites that help feed us with our inspirational needs.

      0

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