7th December '09

10 Sites for Web Design Ideas and Inspiration

by Stu Belshe

No matter how many sites you have or haven’t designed, it’s never too late to learn something new. Almost every day it seems as though at least one person I follow on Twitter posts a topic that I wouldn’t mind learning more about. Coincidentally, 10 minutes later, it’s even something I think of while designing. From front-end development best practices to upcoming and more progressive trends, there aren’t enough hours in the day to parse through all the relevant and useful sites available. Below you’ll find a list of 10 sites that I check on a regular basis for new articles and ideas. I either follow them on Twitter, track their RSS, or, in most cases, both.

A List Apart
Great source for best practices. A List Apart looks a little deeper into not just websites, but design and development online as a whole. The “meaning of life” for the Web. RSS Twitter

Web Designer Wall
A great blog consisting of design ideas, tutorials and discussion about design trends and modern thinking on the Web. RSS Twitter

Noupe
Delivers stylish and dynamic news for designers and Web developers on all subjects of design, such as: CSS, Ajax, Javascript, Web design, graphics, typography, advertising & much more. RSS

Smashing Magazine
SmashingMag delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. They inform readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development. RSS Twitter

Abduzeedo
Abduzeedo is a blog about design focusing on inspiration. They are an open channel to the design community, encouraging feedback. RSS Twitter

Web Designer Depot
A new platform designed to explore different Web and graphic design techniques, great examples and best practices. RSS Twitter

Six Revisions
Publishes practical and useful articles for designers and Web developers. They present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials and resources that the modern Web professional will appreciate. RSS Twitter

Fuel
Good source for articles and even links to various sites that will keep you informed on how other creatives like yourself get things done. They also have interviews with said creatives that give you a glimpse into their world. RSS Twitter

The FWA
A site focusing on Flash work that lists a “site of the day” that offers exceptional design or development. RSS Twitter

The Design Inspiration
A great showcase of work in a tone of different mediums, updated daily with new assets to help inspire your design. RSS

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