It’s difficult to create something exceptional when you are working to a strict deadlines. If you can’t come up with a good idea in a stressful situation, it’s best to take a break and look for inspiration. Here here is a list or websites with outstanding articles, which will wake up your brain for sure. However this is not a classic huge blog roundup – here you’ll find only the best of the best ones you should really add to your RSS reader! These sites have been proven their value in long timeline as irreplaceable sources for daily inspiration, tutorials, tips and resources for every designer!
Websites are list in random order to make you at least scroll through whole article and get everything out of it! Just thought it would be better that way!
This world’s biggest design blog doesn’t require any introduction I think!
Useful tutorials, sources of inspiration, and articles covering a wide range of web design related topics.
Abduzeedo is all about design, providing inspiration and really unique and high quality tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator and other tools. Very popular blog maintained by talented designer Fabio Sasso.
Web Design Resources for Web Designers. Also has free icons, photoshop brushes and tools for web and graphic designers.
Web Designer Wall is a design blog, designed and maintained by Nick La. Topics focus on web design, tutorials, and modern design trends.
Blog filled with inspiration in design and technology, has some outstanding tutorials on photoshop, illustrator, etc.
11. Design Mag
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.
12. CSS Tricks
Nice collection of snippets, videos, articles on CSS-related topics.
WebResourcesDepot visitors are 99% web developers, web designers & graphic designers or simply anyone interested in web design & development.
14. Spoon Graphics
Articles and resources for web designers from Chris Spooner.
15. We function
Great site for web designers. It offers some great free resources.
A blog of Jacob Cass’ – graphic designer & logo designer from Sydney, Australia. Check out his articles about logo design.
17. You the designer
This blog features tips, inspiration, tutorials and resources for creative professionals.
A great website for free tutorials packed with practical and useful advice.
19. David Airey
Many great articles on pricing, design process, working with clients.
20. Design you trust
Design You Trust is a daily design magazine full of new design trends, news and events.
21. Veerle’s blog
Useful blog which focuses on web design, graphics design, html/css and more.
Good collection of resources for designers including patterns, textures, brushes and vector graphics.
23. A list apart
A magazine with many insightful articles and how-to’s related to web design.
The Design Inspiration features the best logos, illustrations, websites, photos and patterns.
25. Stylized web
Blog about web trends maintained by Ross Johnson.
26. Inspired Mag
Inspired Magazine is a great web design resource with lots of graphic and web design inspiration.
Blog of the Vandelay Design studio is updated regularly with articles, resources, and inspiration for web and graphic designers.
28. Creative Nerds
Design inspiration, freebies and tutorials.
This blog reviews various trends in web-design.
30. Dzine blog
Founded in December 2007, Dzine blog Is all about designs, here you can find inspirational designs and some good tips in logo, graphics and web designing.
31. Instant Shift
Really great and fast growing blog maintained by designer team, you will always find there huge, and I mean really huge resource collections!
Colorburned is a design blog featuring some of the best design news, resources, and tutorials from around the web. On this website you will find free vectors, textures, patterns, Illustrator and Photoshop brushes as well as tutorials and interviews with some of the biggest players in the design industry.
Tutorial9 – it 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.
SmashingApps delivers open source, free and useful online resources for designers and developers.
A publications for web designers, tutorials and articles.
Webitect.net is a blog that shares tips, tutorials, and features discussion for web designers and developers. Design category contains some great inspirational articles.
Sharebrain contains some good articles, interviews, tutorials.
38. Cats Who Code
Cats Who Code is a weblog dedicated to Web Development, with a focus on Programming languages, Blogging tips, Web Design and WordPress.
Dezinerfolio is a site dedicated to the creative aspects of web design and development with the main focus of creating reuseable design assets and freebies.
40. Spoonfed Design
Spoonfed Design is a design blog publishing tips, tutorials and inspirations, as well as news and reviews for designers and developers.
The Usability Post is a blog about design. Design isn’t what something looks like, design is about how it works. Making something usable means understanding what people expect from your product and thinking of ways to make the use of the product simple and enjoyable.
42. WP Recipes
Daily recipes to cook with WordPress.
This blog is started in August 2008, where the purpose is to share random experiments with Adobe Photoshop and some interesting design articles.
This website will teach you how to build better looking blog!
Very promising blog, where you can read everything related to graphic and webdesign – programming, inspiration, showcases, photoshop, tutorials and more!
This blog is only 6 month old, but look really promising.
47. My ink blog
MyInkBlog is the creation of Andrew Houle and is designed to be a resource for web and graphic designers alike.
Comprehensive lists of the best web design content out there. Regular posts include weekly web inspiration. Site also feature reviews and interviews.
Really beautiful blog maintained by Jon Phillips, very successful blogger, designer and freelancer writing there unique design related articles frequently.
50. Designer daily
Graphic design blog with daily dose of news, inspiration, tutorials or resources.
51. 2experts design
2experts blog provides readers variety of resources such as graphic design, logo design, web design.
Web design tips, tutorials and related resources.
53. Colour lovers
Design blog themed around colors.
54. Naldz Graphics
This blog has some great photoshop tutorials and brushes.
55. Line 25
Line25 has some good design tutorials, and reviews of other cool websites.
Desizn Tech is site for web designer, developer, techy and everyone else with design interest. The purpose of Desizn Tech is to share genuine, creative and useful resources.
Site is maintained by Janko Jovanovic, who is a solution architect, developer, designer and artist. In his blog he helps you build good looking and functional web sites sharing freebies, tutorials and interesting articles!
59. Think Design
ThinkDesignBlog is a graphic design blog that has freebies, resources, inspiration and free wordpress themes. Freebies include, high-reso photoshop brushes, vectors, and textures.
The purpose of design shard is to produce a valuable resource for designers ranging from design tips, inspiration and free resources such as photoshop brushes or textures to be downloaded.
WebDesignDev (WDD) was started back in the summer of 2006 as a tutorial website for web designers.
Kikolani is about the art of blogging – the technical aspects with blogging and social networking tips, the beauty with photography and poetry, and the benefits for writers and readers.
63. Exxcorpio Blog
This is personal blog of Luis Lopez, a place where you will find some helpful graphic and animation tutorials, advices about business and design life, also you will find some news about me and my works, resources and graphic elements to help you in your design development and a quality selection of motion and animation works and ideas.