70 Resources Professional Web Designers Choose to Follow

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Web design is challenging, especially when you're the beginner. There's such a wide range of information online that sometimes it is hard to orient in its chaotic flow. Design Interviews Blog has done a small research on top sources professional web designers have on their Feedreaders, or simply follow on regular basis in order to keep up to date. We've compiled the list from information given to us by professional web designers (mostly the ones we interviewed).Thanks to those who contributed.

Below is the 70 communal and personal websites that could be rather helpful to either an experienced web designer or a newbie. We know that the list can go on. Feel free to share your resources in comments.

Organization Websites

24Ways to Impress Your Friends

Web design and development articles and tutorial for advent.

37 Signals

Weblog by 37signals about design, business, experience, simplicity, the web, culture, and more.

A List Apart

Magazine that explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

Accessify

Tools, wizards, articles and tutorials on Web Accessibility for the conscientious web developer

ActionScript

A large online community for Flash, Flex and ActionScript developers and designers at all skill levels.

AlastairC

A technically oriented site about the web and how people use it by Alastair Campbell.

Behance Network

The platform for creative portfolios, projects and collaborations.

Boxes&Arrows

Journal dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of the information architecture community.

Core77

Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.

Coudal

The site edited by Coudal Partners, a design, advertising and interactive studio in Chicago, as an ongoing experiment in web publishing, design and commerce.

Cpluv

A unique social platform and source of inspiration for talented creatives.

CSS Mania

The most updated CSS showcase all over the globe.

CSS Remix

A Fresh Blend of the Best-designed Web 2.0 Sites

CSS Beauty

A project focused on providing its audience with a database of well designed CSS based websites from around the world.

CulturePush

Sniffs out cool stuff in art, culture and design in Singapore and gets the inside look at the talent behind the ideas.

Design Observer

Features critical essays and selected writings of design culture.

Design is Kinky

A digital publication geared to graphic design in all media. Profiles, mug shots, theory and galleries.

Digital Web Magazine

Articles, tutorials, features, reviews, classified advertisements and other resources for webmasters.

Farm

A free Singapore's online arts and design web network with local event listings, creative opportunities and websites featuring local creatives and their works.

FFFound

A web service that not only allows the users to post and share their favorite images found on the web, but also dynamically recommends each user's tastes and interests for an inspirational image-bookmarking experience.

graphicPUSH

Contains articles on web design, creative management, hiring, freelancing, business of design, and free icons, including blog icons.

Information Aesthetics

The weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization

JuicyStudio

Programming and web development tutorials, including ASP, PHP, and javascript.

K10K

The designers' lunchbox, a global digital design portal. Updated weekly with a new issue, updated hourly with global design news.

MocoLoco

Featuring modern contemporary design news and views.

Monday by Noon

A resource established for those interested in Web development, Web standards, the semantics of Web, Web accessibility, and Web Design.

Pop URLs

The mother of aggregators, the ultimate source for the latest web buzz and news | by thomas marban.

Smashing Magazine

A weblog dedicated to web-developers and designers.

Style Boost

A showcase that exemplifies outstanding visual design and collects the very best design links on the web.

TechCrunch

Group-edited blog about technology start-ups, particularly the Web 2.0 sector.

The Big Noob

News, reviews and articles from Brad Smith, Keegan Jones and Ryan Sims.

The FWA

Favorite website awards

Think Vitamin

Subversion for Designers by Chris Nagele.

WaSP Buzz Blog

A blog by The Web Standards Project.

WebCredible

User experience research & design consultancy, offering a host of usability & accessibility services. Site includes 150+ free articles.

Web Creme

Web design inspiration

Personal websites

456bereastreet

The site of a Swedish web professional Roger Johansson. Most articles on this site are related to web standards, accessibility, or usability in one way or another, with the occasional article on other subjects.

Adactio

The online home of Jeremy Keith, a web developer living and working in Brighton, England.

Authentic Boredom

The platitudinous web home of Cameron Moll, a designer, author, speaker, or any combination of the three.

BloggerDesign

Bblog optimization tips, tools, design tips and usability thoughts related to the world of blogging by Thomas McMahon, a SEO Designer from Minneapolis, MN.

Blogography

Andy Budd's Blogography: Designer services in web site design, web development, interactive flash design, and site promotion.

BurningBird

A website where computer book author, software developer, technology architect Shelley Powers writes about real technology?technology that he's trying, testing, or using in his own development.

DanielMall.com

All sorts of Philadelphia-based web designer Daniel Mall goodies at your disposal.

DavidAirey.com

A home of David Airey, a graphic and logo designer from Edinburgh, Scotland.

EJohn

Code and commentary from the creator of the jQuery library and author of ?Pro JavaScript Techniques?.

FriendlyBit

Emil Stenström writes about web development topics. Focus is on client side technologies such as CSS, HTML and Javascript.

ILoveTypography

A web site devoted to typography, type, fonts and typefaces by John Boardley.

ISO50 Blog

The visual work of Scott Hansem, a San Francisco, CA, based musician and artist.

JasonSantaMaria.com

A web residence of a Brooklyn-based graphic designer and Creative Director for Happy Cog Studios, both in New York and Philadelphia Jason Santa Maria.

Jeff Croft

Personal website of Seattle-based web designer and developer Jeff Croft.

JoeDolson

Joe Dolson's Accessible Web Design blog - articles on web accessibility, usability, and issues in web technology.

Mark Bixby

Mark Bixby: Freelance Creative, Web Designer and Blogger.

Mark Boulton

A website by a Cardiff, UK, based designer Mark Boulton who specializes in usable, functional and elegant design acquired through rigorous problem solving.

Meyer Web

Eric Meyer, author of ?Eric Meyer on CSS' writes about web standards and design.

Molly.com

This web site shares the web development work and personal thoughts of Molly E. Holzschlag.

OrderedList.com

A web site by Steve Smith offering Web Advice, Service, and Support. I've worked with single-person companies, corner shops, international organizations, global industries, etc.

QuirksModeBlog

Professional blog of Peter-Paul Koch, freelance web developer and JavaScript guru, about web development and related topics.

Robert's talk

Here you will find posts Robert Nyman about news, trends and developing for internet, mainly focusing on browsers and web user interfaces.

ShaunInman.com

The glasshouse of designer Shaun Inman featuring insights on websites, css and design accompanied by original music.

SimpleBits.com

Web design studio located in Salem, Massachusetts and founded by web designer and author Dan Cederholm.

Snook

Web Design, Development and Consulting Services from Jonathan Snook.

StopDesign

A design consultancy led by Founder and Principal, Douglas Bowman, based in San Francisco, California.

Stuff&Nonsense

North Wales, UK based web standards aware, accessible web site and e-commerce design specialists guided by Andy Clarke.

Subtraction

Life and thoughts of Khoi Vin, a graphic designer in New York City.

tIncorporated.com

A collection of nearly everything publishing online by Tom Watson.

Veerle'sBlog

Veerle's blog 2.0. Webdesign talk - XHTML CSS , Graphic Design tutorials.

Wait till I come!

The blog of Christian Heilmann, a web developer living and working in London, England.

Web Design From Scratch

A complete guide to designing web sites that work by Ben Hunt.

WebKit

Weblog from David Hyatt, one of the engineers working on creating and updating Safari.

Zeldman.com

Personal site of Jeffrey Zeldman, publisher of A List Apart Magazine, founder of Happy Cog Studios, co-founder of The Web Standards Project.

Helen Walker

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