10+ Inspiring Web Design Blogs to Follow in 2024

Web design is an ever-evolving field where there’s always something new to learn and discover.

As a designer, staying on top of these new trends, strategies, and technologies is crucial to building a strong and lasting career. And the best way to do that is by following web design blogs.

In this post, we highlight the most inspiring and useful web design blogs you should follow this year.

These blogs are not just sources of inspiration; they are treasure troves of knowledge, offering insights into new technologies, design philosophies, and practical tips that can transform the way you approach your projects.

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1. Smashing Magazine

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Smashing Magazine is one of the most popular and oldest web design blogs out there. It’s been around since 2006, providing high-quality guides, resources, tutorials, and so much more.

Smashing Magazine is also well-known for its high-quality in-depth articles, that cover topics that you can’t find anywhere else. There are posts related to all kinds of categories on the site, from basic front-end tutorials to UX design guides, case studies, and opinion posts.

Smashing Magazine is a blog that’s most suitable for intermediate and more experienced web designers. In addition to articles, Smashing Magazine also hosts conferences and workshops. There’s a job board to help you find freelance gigs as well.

2. Webdesigner Depot

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Webdesigner Depot covers a wide range of topics related to both web and graphic design, as well as many others. It’s another great blog that dates back to 2008 and has a solid reputation among web designers.

You’ll find articles and guides under various categories on the site, including the latest news updates, new developments, technologies, UX design, fonts, and even AI.

Webdesigner Depot’s casual and variety of content makes it a perfect resource for beginning web designers to discover new trends and guides related to their fields.

3. Webflow Blog

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Webflow is a well-known SaaS company among web designers that offers a website builder for setting up websites with ease. Surprisingly, their blog is one of the best we’ve seen that covers a range of topics related to web design.

Unlike most other official company blogs, Webflow Blog is not just a place for sharing updates related to their own products. It also features in-depth articles and opinion pieces covering various web design trends, concepts, and UX practices.

The site also offers lots of valuable resources like eBooks and webinars that you can read and watch for free. It’s a site suitable for all levels of web designers.

4. Envato Tuts+

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If you’re looking for a website where you can learn new tricks and concepts for free, there’s no better place you can find than Envato Tuts+.

Envato Tuts+ recently made all of its courses, tutorials, and guides free for everyone. That’s more than 30,000 tutorials! And you can watch all of them for free.

This site covers a lot of trending topics and tutorials related to web design as well. And there are loads of web design courses you can watch for free as well. It’s a must-follow website for beginners.

5. SitePoint Blog

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SitePoint is a valuable resource for learning about web design. Especially when it comes to learning the advanced techniques and concepts related to web design, SitePoint has some of the best tutorials and courses.

SitePoint Blog is also filled with lots of guides, lists, and tutorials for web designers. It covers topics under a wide range of categories, including HTML and CSS, JavaScript, WordPress, UX design, Python, and AI.

6. 1stWebDesigner

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1stWebDesigner is another great blog that features articles and guides related to many different topics. Whether you’re a web designer looking for inspiration for your next project or a WordPress developer, there are fun reads on this site for all types of professionals.

There are also categories for freelancing, mobile UI design, graphic design, and marketing as well. Unfortunately, the site hasn’t been updated in a while but hopefully, they’ll start publishing new content again soon.

7. Awwwards Blog

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Awwwards is one of the most prominent sites in the web design field. It’s a site that showcases some of the best websites and designers in the world. Awwwards also has a blog that gives you insights into the industry with case studies published by top web design agencies and professionals.

You can learn so much by exploring these case studies of popular brands as well as by examining the top portfolios posted by experienced web designers.

8. UX Magazine

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User Experience Design is one of the most important skills you should learn as a web designer. If you’re interested in learning UX and following the latest trends, UX Magazine is a must-read blog for you.

UX Magazine covers dozens of different topics related to UXD, including accessibility, eCommerce, neuroscience, data visualization, behavioral science, onboarding, and so much more.

9. Mockplus Blog

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The official blog for the popular prototyping tool, Mockplus is our second favorite company blog. Similar to the Webflow blog, the Mockplus blog also covers lots of topics related to web design.

Some of the many topics and categories on the site include UX design, typography, design inspiration, new concepts, color inspiration, and template collections.

10. CSS-Tricks

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CSS-Tricks is one of the go-to sources for finding guides and tips related to front-end web design. This site primarily focuses on coding-related guides and resources. And it’s a great site to follow for intermediate and experienced web designers to expand their knowledge.

CSS-Tricks was acquired by DigitalOcean in 2022. Ever since the acquisition, the site’s development has slowed down. A new article hasn’t been published on the site since April 2023. Still, there are tons of great guides for you to read on the site.

11. A List Apart

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A List Apart is another one of the first web design blogs ever created that dates back to 1998. Unlike most other blogs, A List Apart mostly covers thought-provoking articles and opinion pieces that give deeper insights into designing better websites.

Even though the site no longer gets updates as often as it used to, it still contains hundreds of useful articles that every web designer should read.

12. Webdesigner News

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Webdesigner News is a website that curates all the best articles from popular web design blogs and magazines. If you have a hard time keeping up with all of the blog updates, you can simply check Webdesigner News to find the links to the most recent and useful articles to read.

Bonus: Design Shack

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Last but not least, we also wanted to mention that we cover lots of topics related to web design as well, including articles about web standards, UX design, trends, typography, and more.

So, if you’re new here, remember to bookmark our site as well. We publish all kinds of posts for both graphic and web design fields, daily!