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Ten Great Web Design Blogs

January 5, 2011 IADT Orlando, Web Design and Development 0 Comments

If you've ever designed a website, you know what it feels like to hit a wall. Every Web designer has come to the point when he just does not know what to do – whether it's thinking of a creative design, working past a bug, or finding just the right texture or font.

Fortunately, there are plenty of great blogs out there to help you get over the hump. Some give away free resources, others offer tutorials and tips, while others are just places to find creative inspiration. Keeping up with blogs is also a great way to stay current on Web trends and news. Here are 10 of the most helpful Web design blogs on the Internet right now:

Smashing Magazine has a little bit of everything for Web designers. You'll find daily posts ranging from creative ideas to lists of dos and don'ts to contests to tutorials. This is a great site to visit regularly if you want to continue learning about Web design.

456 Berea Street is a wonderful place to find resources if you want to make your Web site more accessible to those who have disabilities.

If you're looking for inspiration for your CSS-designed website, you've come to the right place. CSS Beauty is an enormous collection of well-designed CSS websites. It also features an extensive forum as well as news and tips about using CSS.

While most blogs are filled with short tips and guides, you'll find long, in-depth articles created for Web designers at A List Apart. While it is not updated as much as other blogs, A List Apart is well worth a bi-weekly visit for quality advice.

Another good general Web design blog, Web Design Wall features helpful tutorials news and trends. Visitors can also frequently win prizes just by commenting on certain posts.Every designer loves free stuff. BittBox is a great resource for free tools, textures and fonts.

If you're stuck with a technical problem, chances are you'll find the answer you're looking for on NetTuts. This is a great resource of Web tutorials for beginning, intermediate and advanced Web designers.

TutorialBlog is another tutorial blog where you can find plenty of practical advice to help you through sticky problems.

Go to ReadWriteWeb for all of your Web news. This is one of the most popular sites on the Internet devoted to Web news, and it is updated several times throughout the day.

Updated nearly every day, Web Designer Depot is a huge resource of Web trends and tutorials. The blog is a quick read, too, since most of its posts are written a convenient list format.

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