Top 20 Web Design and Development Blogs to Follow in 2018

Learning is an essential part of a developer’s journey. Feeding your thoughts with bright ideas, inspirations, latest web design trends, and tutorials keeps you motivated and informed. There are many web design and development blogs which you can follow and in this post, we have filtered down the most popular ones that are a must read for any web designer or developer.

There are many ways, you can stay up to date with these blogs on a regular basis. Of course, you can bookmark them all in your browser and manually visit them. However, a wiser way would be to subscribe to their RSS feed via a feed aggregator such as Feedly. Alternatively and more conveniently, you can access the latest feeds of all these top web design and development blogs in our news section where we also fetch news from popular subreddits.

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Apart from the following web design and development blogs, we also recommend these news sites for web designers and developers.

1. Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is a leading blog for web designers and developers. Founded by Vitaly Friedman and Sven Lennartz, Smashing Magazine offers articles on coding, design, graphics, WordPress and UX design.

2. Webdesigner Depot

Webdesigner Depot is a popular web design blog, publishing articles on topics such as web development, UX design, branding, usability. They also offer graphic and web design freebies from time to time.

3. SitePoint

SitePoint is a large community of developers which shares articles on topics: HTML & CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Design & UX, WordPress. They also offer Books and Courses which can be accessed by signing up for an account.

4. Codrops

Codrops is a web design and development blog offering articles and tutorials about latest web trends and techniques. They regularly share working demo and code snippets for beginner and advanced web design techniques and effects.

5. A List Apart

A List Apart focuses on web standards and best practices of web design and development. They feature insightful articles from industry leaders on various topics such as accessibility, brand identity, responsive design, layouts and grids, typography and fonts etc.

6. Tutorialzine

Tutorialzine regularly publishes web design and development tutorials along with compilations of latest as well as popular JavaScript frameworks and CSS libraries.

7. publishes web development courses as well as tutorials on popular frameworks and libraries such as Angular, React, NodeJS and Laravel.

8. Speckyboy

Speckyboy publishes web design articles ranging from topics such as web design and development to freelance, UX design, and marketing.

9. CSS-Tricks

CSS Tricks is a leading site for CSS and web design. They provide up to date content about CSS specifications including the upcoming ones along with tutorials and insights on web design.

10. Tuts+ Code

Tuts+ Code offers guides and tutorials on web development, mobile development, and WordPress.

11. Tuts+ Web Design

Tuts+ Web Design is all about guides and tutorials on front-end web design including HTML & CSS, JavaScript and Photoshop.

12. Design Shack

Design Shack focuses on articles about web design along with design inspiration and also hosts a design gallery which can be browsed by category or color.

13. CSS Author

CSS Author is a well-known blog publishing curated collections of web design resources as well as freebies.

14. Onextrapixel

Another quality blog on web design as well as graphic design. They also offer freebies on their website.

15. David Walsh Blog

David Walsh Blog features in-depth articles as well as short and crisp coding tips with JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks such as React.js and jQuery.

16. Designmodo

Designmodo is a web design blog as well as shop for web design resources, UI Kits and tools. You can also get hold of many quality freebies such as UI Kits and icon packs from this site.

17. Web Design Ledger

Web design ledger is a web design and development blog featuring articles, reviews as well as interviews of web designers and developers.

18. RisingStack Engineering Blog

RisingStack Engineering is a blog dedicated to the Node.js framework filled with quality articles and information from experienced professional developers.

19. Toptal Engineering Blog

Toptal Engineering blog features articles and tutorials written by developers in Toptal network. The topics they usually cover are front-end web development, back-end web development, mobile development, project management etc.

20. Super Dev Resources

You may already be aware of this blog as you are reading this article on it. If you are visiting here for the first time, we focus on bringing awesome and mostly free web design and development resources and tools to you. We also offer exclusive freebies for you and have news and tools sections that you may find useful.

Hope you found our list of top blogs to follow for web designers and developers useful. While there are many such blogs catering to web design and development niche, our effort was to highlight the top most influential blogs in this space. If you have anything to add to our list then do let us know in comments. Also, don’t forget to share it with your fellow designers and developers.

About the author

Kanishk Kunal

Kanishk is a Software Engineer turned Online Entrepreneur who has created many successful apps and websites. He devotes most of his time punching his keyboard and swiping his smartphone. Follow him on Twitter @kanishkkunal


  1. PX Media says:

    Glad to be a part of this informative post..

  2. Inspavo says:

    Thanks for beautiful site these are the most important blogs are Web Design and Development.

  3. Atiya says:

    Do you have to pay for Site Point? Btw great post :D

    1. Kanishk Kunal says:

      Hey Atiya, You don’t need to pay for reading SitePoint articles, however they also offer courses and books that are part of their premium plan.

  4. Adrian Martinez says:

    This is so helpful, but how do get attraction or traffic to your blog?

    1. Kanishk Kunal says:

      Glad you found it useful Adrian. I believe publishing good content on your blog and networking with like minded people on the internet is one of the many ways to get more attention and traffic to the blog.

  5. Smartinfosys says:

    Thanks for sharing these blog. Learning web development, that I found myself confused multiple times about the differences between design and development. But now i am clear after reading these blog.

  6. Avanexa Technologies says:

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  7. Signoryle says:

    Good Article! Nice information you have given,thanks for sharing.

  8. merakinfoway says:

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  9. Avanexa Technologies says:

    Great blogs , very interesting & useful …Thanks for sharing

  10. Nicola Yap says:

    I have been subscribed to Smashing Magazine for a while now and I think they’re a great resource. Glad you included them at the forefront of the list. I’ll have to check out the others now!!

  11. SS Raj says:

    Very interesting and useful collection of such innovative blogs! Thank you very much for the share.

  12. Jaldeep Dudhatra says:

    Thanks for sharing great article sites, All resource is very nice and useful for developers. really appreciate your work.

  13. Natasha Verma says:

    Thank you for sharing useful information.

  14. Mindmade says:

    Thanks for sharing Information. Great!!

  15. BoTreeTechnologies says:

    Thanks for sharing nice informative and interesting blog post and the blog you provided on website design topic.
    Few i read are really very interesting.

  16. mindmadetechnologies says:

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  17. James Brian says:

    Wow, great high domain authority blogs listed …. like your post :)

  18. bindal ayurveda says:

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  19. Elyza Cornor says:

    Nice listing to follow these blogs specially for a newbie in this filed. This post will helpful for those who are willing to continue in the digital marketing industry…

  20. John D says:

    Thanks for sharing such an informative blog with us. Every blog had its own significance. Smashing magazine and CSS tricks are the two blogs many bloggers are following all the time. But other blogs are also impressive and about to use information what they provided.

  21. Next Era Technologies says:

    Nice blog…informative and genuine…

  22. Ayesha Sharma says:

    It’s very useful information. These blogs offer a lot of information about website development. These websites will help everybody get information about tools and latest trends about website development which will help them to develop a better website and improve their skills. Thank you for sharing this brilliant post.

  23. Syntricon Technologies says:

    OMG !! High domain authority blog Site listed !! Thanks for Sharing !!

  24. Wrexim Infotech says:

    Hello Kanishk, well written! You have covered many points on web design and development. Please keep it up and keep us updated with the latest information. Thanks a lot!

  25. Cloudi5 Technologies says:

    Nice article, In the world of web development, those who become experts usually do so by learning from their predecessors. Reading and following the right web development blogs makes it much easier to get a solid education!

  26. John D says:

    Thanks for sharing such an informative blog with us. Every blog had its own significance. Smashing magazine and CSS tricks are the two blogs many bloggers are following all the time. But other blogs are also impressive and about to use information what they provided if you want more information on web design I recommend Frugal Nova.

  27. Najitha says:

    Great blogs, very interesting & useful …Thanks for sharing

  28. ganesh says:

    Nice article thanks for sharing this blog……., In the world of web development, those who become experts usually do so by learning from their predecessors.

  29. Sarah W. says:

    Amazing blog! Do any of these sites cost money?

  30. dweb says:

    Thank you so much for posting this valuable information. Keep posting and sharing such valuable content.keep up the good work. i also know some of blogs those are hassel free and have great easy content to start with.

  31. christoper stalin says:

    This blog is great content about web design and development in the present techniques.

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