Top 20 Web Design and Development Blogs to Follow in 2017

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. Scotch.io

Scotch.io 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.

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