15 High Quality Web Design Blogs of All Time

Recently I have spent my some time on internet to maintain a list of some highest quality and most effective web design blog around web world.  I was searching for the topics of web design, responsive web, mobile design, HTML5, jQuery, CSS3, WordPress and UI But really it’s very tough to find quality resource that can be trust.

If we forget some top player in this industry then it’s quite challenging for the un-established blogs to maintain quality resources. During my search, I have maintain a list of about 15 web design blogs which are providing high quality of content and most effective in the industry.

In my list, I have given them rank which include Google PageRank, Alexa Scores, Twitter and Facebook followers.

Please Note: everything is listed in no particular order.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine known for the highest quality content since 2009. The Magazine was founded by Sven Lennartz and Vitaly Friedman. Smashing Magazine can be challenging for beginner but it’s a great reading source for experienced web design professionals.

smashing magazine web design blog

 

Smashing Magazine Highlights:

  • This blog mainly focuses on the following topics: Coding, Design, Mobile, Graphics, UX Design, WordPress
  • The blog has a huge(it’s over 60 eBooks) e-book library. Published 24 new Smashing eBooks every year,.
  • A job board for designers.

Smashing Magazine Stats:

  • 7/10 Google PageRank
  • #1065 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 756,570 Twitter followers
  • 40124 Google+ followers
  • 177k Facebook fans

Hongkiat

Hongkiat.com was founded by Alec Lynch who back in the year 2007 was stuck in an unhappy job environment. In mid-2007, he quit his job and devoted himself to the blog full-time. Hongkiat covers tutorials and topics like Photoshop, HTML/CSS, WordPress, design tools, photography, wallpapers, freebies as well as other miscellaneous topics including Facebook tips and fonts. Some of the contents you find here have been featured or referenced to by sites such as Huffpost, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, TheNextWeb and more.

hongkiat web design blog

 

Hongkiat Blog Highlights:

  • Hongkiat is very popular among web designer and developer due to its quality articles.
  • Lots of inspiration, new tools and ideas.
  • Plenty of freebies and fonts.

Hongkiat Blog Stats:

  • 6/10 Google PageRank
  • #817 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 36073 Twitter followers
  • 5025 Google+ followers
  • 74935 Facebook fans

SpeckyBoy Design Magazine

Speckyboy Design Magazine launched in October 2007, as the personal freelance web design homepage of Paul Andrew. Currently Speckyboy is one of the most influential design blogs on the Internet, receiving over 2 million monthly pageviews. Speckyboy offers insightful tutorials, time saving techniques, fresh and useful resources and inspirational art, covering web design and development, graphic design, advertising, mobile applications and even the occasional Lego post. They also published the best and most innovative web design styles, keep you up to date with the latest in current design trends and highlight the latest in web technologies.

speckyboy web design blog

 

SpeckyBoy Design Magazine Highlights:

  • Speckyboy is web design blog that has a dedicated iPhone and iPad app.
  • Long list of article. Speckyboy has published more than 1,800 articles!
  • Lots of weekly article on Mobile and Web Design
  • You can plenty of web related freebies

SpeckyBoy Design Magazine Stats:

  • 6/10 Google PageRank
  • #4,544 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 56,266 Twitter followers
  • 11,411 Google+ followers
  • 42,404 Facebook fans

Webdesigner Depot

Webdesigner Depot is a popular name in web design world founded by founded by Vancouver and Canada-based web designer Walter Apai in 2010. Webdesigner Depot(WDD) has team all over the world which handles Photoshop tutorials to WordPress plugins. WDD is the perfect showcase for Web savvy designers. You’ll find in-depth articles on a variety of red hot topics such as jQuery, HTML 5, CSS3, responsive design, typography, usability, design, freelancing, mobile applications, inspiration and more.

webdesignerdepot web design blog

 

Webdesigner Depot Highlights:

  • WDD has an impressive email newsletter reaching 460,827 subscribers every week.
  • WDD is one of the biggest deal websites, Mightydeals, offering huge discounts on premium web design products daily
  • WDD provides in-depth articles on a variety of hot topics such as jQuery, HTML 5, CSS3, responsive design, typography, usability and more!

Webdesigner Depot Stats:

  • 5/10 Google PageRank
  • #2,666 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 688,381 Twitter followers
  • 1177 Google+ followers
  • 96174 Facebook fans

Web Design Ledger

The Web Design Ledger is a web design blog found in 2008. It’s a publication written by web designers for web designers. The primary purpose of this site is to act as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources. Topics range from design inspiration to tips and tutorials and everything in between.

webdesignledger web design blog

 

Web Design Ledger Highlights:

  • This blog provides quality content and updated regularly.
  • The blog published quality articles on web inspiration.
  • There is alot of web freebies published.

Web Design Ledger Stats:

  • 6/10 Google PageRank
  • #4,370 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 128,361 Twitter followers
  • 28469 Facebook fans

Design You Trust

This blog is founded in 2007 by Dmitry Utkin in Mongolia. It’s an hourly-updated collective design blog and community full of new design trends, news and events, great design portfolios, young design bloods, design articles, photography, fashion, creative advertisements, architectural inspirations, video design and hand-picked design stuff from all over the globe.

design you trust web design blog

 

Design You Trust Highlights:

  • Highly edited, user generated content, new inspiration every hour.
  • Quality articles on web inspiration
  • Interested in daily design deals, freebies and giveaways, it’s a nice place for you.

Design You Trust Stats:

  • 5/10 Google PageRank
  • #7376 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 411K Facebook fans

Design Modo

Designmodo is a great resource of informative material for designers and web developers. It was launched in August, 2010 by Adrian Valeanu and his team work from New York and the Republic of Moldova. It is a fast growing blog featuring different design-oriented stuff where designers, coders, photographers and graphic artists usually hang out.

design modo web design blog

 

Design Modo Highlights:

  • DesignModo is on agenda to make everything online flat and beautiful.
  • DesignModo is a fast growing blog featuring different design-oriented stuff
  • Highly followed email newsletter with more than 150,000 subscribers

Design Modo Stats:

  • 5/10 Google PageRank
  • #5020 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 218,377 Twitter followers
  • 32452 Google+ followers
  • 113K Facebook fans

Design Shack

Design Shack is a prominent name in web design. It was founded in 2005 by David Appleyard from the United Kingdom. Design Shack published inspiring web design resources and tutorials. The website is receiving more than 800,000 page views each month, and it is quite influential in the design community with regular web design articles and impressive showcase design galleries for your inspiration.

design shack a web design blog

 

Design Shack Highlights:

  • High quality inspiring resource.
  • Join the membership to be able to submit your own designs, rate & save designs, receive weekly newsletter and use keyboard navigation.
  • You can feature your design in gallery after becoming a member.

Design Shack Stats:

  • 6/10 Google PageRank
  • #5,938 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 20,604 Twitter followers
  • 6,577 Google+ followers
  • 40,543 Facebook fans

Six Revisions

Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. It was launched in February 2008 by professional web developer/designer Jacob Gube. Articles are written by talented professionals from around the globe, and a high emphasis on quality, comprehensiveness, and usefulness goes into each of the articles published.

sixrevisions-web-design-blog

 

Six Revisions Highlights:

  • There are more than 1,000 articles have been written and published on this site. If you are interested in web development, you will enjoy this site.
  • Web Freebies like fonts and psd

Six Revisions Stats:

  • 6/10 Google PageRank
  • #4,546 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 81,719 Twitter followers
  • 7328 Facebook fans

Noupe

This blog was founded in July, 2007 by Noura Yehia from Egypt. it was sold to Smashing Magazine in October, 2009 and now it’s officially being run and owned by Michael Dobler, the Commindo-Media’s CEO & Founder. The blog features topics from CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, Web design, graphics, typography, advertising & much more.

noupe web design blog

 

Noupe Blog Highlights:

  • Useful web design related resource.
  • Freebies and inspirations

Noupe Blog Stats:

  • 5/10 Google PageRank
  • #5,847 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 8,570 Twitter followers
  • 7,362 Google+ followers
  • 16747 Facebook fans

TutorialZine

TutorialZine is a web design blog. It was founded in 2009 by web developer Martin Angelov from Bulgaria. Most articles and tutorials are written by Martin, and he has even released his own book – jQuery Trickshots. The articles are published from latest trends in programming languages like CSS3, AJAX, PHP, WordPress, jQuery, and Twitter Bootstrap. It’s a beautiful learning source for aspiring new programmers.

tutorialzine web design blog

 

TutorialZine Highlights:

  • More than 150 web development tutorials have been published.
  • Covering the latest trends in programming languages like CSS3, AJAX, PHP, WordPress, jQuery, and Twitter Bootstrap.
  • Receives more than 600,000 page views each month.

TutorialZine Stats:

  • 5/10 Google PageRank
  • #5,597 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 25379 Twitter followers
  • 1194 Google+ followers
  • 11323 Facebook fans

OneXtraPixel

Onextrapixel (OXP) is a leading online magazine and resource site for designers and web developers. It was founded in 2009 by a team of Singapore web enthusiasts. This portal aims to collect, explore, as well as share useful tips, news, tutorials, tools and resources, on design, development and other inspirational topics. The common topics include inspiration, web design, web development, tutorials, freebies, CSS, WordPress, social media and resources.

one exta pixel design blog

 

OneXtraPixel Highlights:

  • A leading online magazine and resource site for designers and web developers
  • The site has grown very fast and now receives around 600,000 page views each month.
  • Onextrapixel publishes around 20 articles each week.

OneXtraPixel Stats:

  • 5/10 Google PageRank
  • #6186 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 54284 Twitter followers
  • 816 Google+ followers
  • 47K Facebook fans

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall is leading web design blog which was founded in August 2007 by Toronto-based web designer and illustrator Nick La. This blog covers topic about design ideas, trends and tutorials. It has been recognized and featured many magazines and galleries due to its quality content and beautiful design.

web designer wall

 

Web Designer Wall Highlights:

  • Receives around 500,000 page views each month despite of its irregular tutorial articles
  • Covers topic about design ideas, trends and tutorials

Web Designer Wall Stats:

  • 6/10 Google PageRank
  • #9669 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 25216 Twitter followers

Line25 Blog

Line25 is a weblog based around the topic of web design. It was launched in March 2009 by Chris Spooner from the UK. Line25 is specifically created to provide web design ideas and inspiration through articles, tutorials and examples of stunning site designs.

line25 blog
Line25 Blog Highlights:

  • Provide web design ideas and inspiration through articles, tutorials
  • Receives around 400,000 page views each month

Line25 Blog Stats:

  • 5/10 Google PageRank
  • #9841 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 25281 Twitter followers

TreeHouse Blog

TreeHouse is a popular web design blog which provides quality web design resources. The blog was originally founded by Ryan Carson to bring affordable technology education to people everywhere. The blog covers lots of unique web design articles, opinions and discussions about the latest web design trends, quick tips and really good inspiration to become a web designer.

treehouse blog

TreeHouse Blog Highlights:

  • More than 1,400 articles published since 2006
  • Covers lots of unique web design articles, opinions and discussions about the latest web design trends

TreeHouse Blog Stats:

  • 6/10 Google PageRank
  • #3550 Alexa ranking on the Internet
  • 65390 Twitter followers
  • 12338 Google+ followers
  • 119K Facebook fans

About the Author: Laeeq

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