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Top Web Design and Development Blogs + Freebies 🎁

by Bradley Nice, Content Manager at ClickHelp.com — professional technical writing tool

Web design and development is constantly developing. Every minute there are new ideas, trends, innovations that appear in these fields. That’s why modern web designers and specialists should keep up with the changes to use new technologies and concepts and be ahead of other professionals.

In this post, I’ve compiled a list of the most prominent blogs about web design and development provided with links to the freebie pages at the end of blog’s descriptions. Please, let me know in the comments if I forgot to mention some popular blog and I’ll add it to the list!

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, web development, graphics, WordPress and UX design and many more.

2. Webdesigner Depot

Webdesigner Depot is a popular web design blog, publishing articles on topics such as web development, UX design, responsive 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 of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Design & UX, WordPress.

10 great web dev books below from their learning platform learnable.com:

4. Codrops

Codrops is a web design and development blog that offers 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

A community of talented developers who learn together. They have an ever-growing library of high-quality tutorials and articles that you can read completely for free!

Freebies are available here:

7. Speckyboy

Speckyboy Design Magazine offers insightful tutorials, time-saving techniques, fresh and useful resources and inspirational art, covering web design and development, graphic design, advertising, mobile applications and even the occasional Lego post.

8. CSS-Tricks

CSS-Tricks launched in 2007. It used to be, believe it or not, primarily about CSS! Over the years, CSS-Tricks has come to become a site about all things web design and development.

9. Tuts+ Code

Envato Tuts+ offers video courses and written tutorials to help you learn creative skills in code, design and illustration, photography, video, music, web design, game development, business, and more.

Envato Tuts+ tutorials are available to you completely free — all 26,240 of them!. Based around specific projects, they include step-by-step written instructions and screenshots to help you practice and master the skills needed to create a practical outcome.

10. Design Shack

Design Shack showcases inspiring web design, alongside resources and tutorials for you to succeed in the same way.

11. CSS Author

CSS Author is a design and development related blog for web designers and developers . They offer free PSD design resources, daily design inspirations, articles, roundups, tutorials and the latest web trends and techniques.

12. Designmodo

Designmodo is a Design and Web Development Magazine. It provides design, web development, premium products, quality freebies.

13. 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.

What are other popular blogs about web design and development? Please, share in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Have a nice day!

Bradley Nice,
Content Manager at ClickHelp.com — best online documentation tool for SaaS vendors

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