Nowadays trends and technologies are changing quickly. It is challenging for a web designer to stay up-to-date with the changing design, development, and technologies. So a good designer must learn the latest trends in the market to build a stunning website. To help you, here we curated some of the best web design and development blogs explaining all the best news, tips, tools, freebies, tutorials and other useful resources. Stay connected with the changes and always improve your skills. By the way, Web3Canvas, the blog you are reading right now is also one of the best blogs for designers and developers, so we are not mentioning it again 🙂
1 – CSS-Tricks
CSS-Tricks is created, written by, and maintained by Chris Coyier and a team of swell people. It is built on WordPress, hosted by Media Temple, and the assets are served by MaxCDN. They primarily deal about CSS, also covers things in web design and development.
2 – Sidebar
Sidebar is a project by Sacha Greif, built with VulcanJS. Sidebar collects the best five design links, every day about UI design, typography, CSS, user research, and all other facets of design. It is a trusted resource for thousands of designers across the world, both to stay on top of the latest news, trends, and resources; as well as to share their own work with the community.
3 – Smashing Magazine
Founded in September 2006 in Germany by Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz. Smashing Magazine delivers reliable, useful, but most importantly practical articles to web designers and developers. Apart from design and development, it incorporates the categories digital books, job openings, conferences, and membership.
4 – A List Apart
A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices. Began as a mailing list in 1997 and launched this website in 1998. They accept thoughtful submissions from all kinds of web professionals: designers, developers, architects, strategists, writers, and assorted specialists.
5 – Codrops
Codrops is a web design and development blog that publishes articles and tutorials about the latest web trends, techniques, and new possibilities. They also include the categories: Tutorials, Playground, Blueprints, Collective and CSS Reference.
6 – Sitepoint
SitePoint is a hub for web developers to share their passion for building incredible Internet things. Founded by Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz in 1999. SitePoint is for web professionals, by web professionals: developers, designers, programmers, product creators and entrepreneurs alike.
7 – Designmodo
Founded in August of 2010 by Andrian Valeanu. Create websites and email builders designed for developers and non-tech users, in addition to services such as the Designmodo Market and Designmodo Jobs. Also provides articles, tutorials and industry news about trends and techniques, Premium Web UI Kits, Icons, Graphics, etc.
8 – WebdesignerDepot
9 – Onextrapixel
OXP was started in 2009 by a team of Singapore web enthusiasts. Onextrapixel is a leading online magazine and resource site for designers and web developers. They aim to collect, explore, as well as share useful tips, news, tutorials, tools, and resources, on design, development and other inspirational topics.
10 – David Walsh
11 – Speckyboy
Specky boy formed by Paul Andrew in October 2007 to serve as an inspirational hub for web designers. It provides insightful tutorial and tips, time saving design and development techniques, inspirational UI and UX designs from around the web, graphic design tutorials. Mainly it offers Lego-inspired contents.
12 – Design Shack
Design Shack established in 2003, it’s a magazine for creatives, designers, and developers. Publishes articles about web and graphic design, trends, business, mobile, UX, typography, and how to work in the design industry. They attract a wide audience, comprising agencies, designers, businesses, organizations and individuals who are passionate about cutting edge web design technologies and design news.
13 – Creative Market Blog
Creative Market empowers creators around the world to make their ideas a reality. Launched in Oct 2012, it’s a marketplace for design assets like graphics, photos, fonts, website themes, icons, brushes and more. Creative Market Blog deals with the best ideas in Inspiration, How-To, Trends, Tips and Tricks, Business, Humor, Community, and Announcements.
14 – Envato Blog
Millions of people around the world choose their marketplace, studio and courses to buy files, hire freelancers, or learn the skills needed to build websites, videos, apps, graphics and more. Envato blog offers Stories, inspiration, and insights to inspire creative ideas. Grab ideas from design trends and data to opinions and tips for all things web, graphics, code and more.
15 – Scotch
Scotch is the top platform for shelf learning, Informative tutorials explaining the code and the choices behind it all. It comprises of Angular, React, Vue, Node, and Laravel tutorials. Also offers courses with the collection of videos and lessons to build real apps.
16 – Design Bombs
Design Bombs was originally started as a web design gallery. But recently it becomes a place to share web design ideas, tutorials, and other helpful resources. It consists of several categories ranging from roundups of cool website designs, freebies, exclusive deals, and WordPress.
17 – Web Design Ledger
18 – Inspirationfeed
Founded in March 2010 for creative entrepreneurs, designers, and freelancers looking to expand their mind and improve their skills. Inspirationfeed provides useful information about design, inspiration, tips, icons, fonts, WordPress, tutorials, and other web related topics. Every week they publish insightful articles about design, business, technology, and entrepreneurship.
19 – Design Woop
20 – Designbeep
21 – Hongkiat
Hongkiat is one of the leading sites for all things related to tech, design, and technology. Also, they release tips, tricks, techniques, tutorials, tool recommendations and plenty of freebies for web designers, bloggers, graphic designers, entrepreneurs and web developers.
22 – Tutorialzine
23 – 1stWebDesigner
This website has been created by web design professionals, for web design professionals. The topics include: Web design and development best practices, The importance of UX, The reasons to avoid dark patterns in UI, The future of web design, Marketing your web services, etc
We hope this article helps you to acquire more knowledge about the latest developments and trends in web designing. More great blogs to add to the list, let us know in the comments below.