Best 51 Web Design Blogs of 2021

Key criteria

I look for quality articles, written by someone who is writing from personal experience. The quality of the content is more important than how long an article is, but I do favour blogs which are kept updated with new posts on a regular basis. 

The best Web Design blogs you should follow

We celebrate, inspire and support the creative community. A platform for artists and designers, founded in 2009.

3D paintings by Arghavan Khosravi show her trapped between two worlds

3D paintings by Arghavan Khosravi show her trapped between two worlds.

Mask Appeal: Anton Burmistrov's designs give a Mexican twist to tequila brand

Anton Burmistrov's designs give a Mexican twist to a tequila brand.

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Unbounce is a drag-and-drop builder that lets you create and publish your own landing pages, without needing a developer to code ‘em. It’s an easier and faster way to get more conversions from your traffic.

So Long, Third-Party Advertising?

Yep, the rumors are true—paid advertising is about to change in a *big* way. Find out how the iOS 14.5 update will affect your PPC campaigns, and what you can do to get ahead of it.

7 Formulas for Landing Page Headlines that Practically Write Themselves (With Examples)

These time-tested headline formulas will help you write better landing page headlines that drive clicks and conversions.

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YDJ Blog was created by Hazel Lee, a freelance digital designer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We showcase projects and creative stories on the blog and share it with a wider audience.

Animated GIFs Inspiration – April 2021

We share with you some amazing animated GIFs created by animators and motion designers we found on Dribbble, Behance and… The post Animated GIFs Inspiration – April 2021 appeared first on YDJ Blog.

Houda Bakkali, The Artist Who Captivates Audience In The Digital Space

Houda Bakkali has come a long way to establish herself as an award winning visual artist, now based in Barcelona,… The post Houda Bakkali, The Artist Who Captivates Audience In The Digital Space appea...

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Behance is the world's leading platform for creative professionals across all industries.

How to Get Featured on Behance: Insights and Tips from Our Curation Team

Behance receives over a million unique visitors every day looking to get inspired and share their work with the creative community. Our Discover page and search features are designed to help our membe...

Meet This Month’s Guest Curator: Lisa Odette Butean

Each month we invite an artist to curate the Behance social feed for one week. March Guest Curator Lisa Odette Butean speaks to us about her transition from 2D to 3D design, and the inspiration behind...

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Anima’s mission is to streamline design to development, automatically. We believe that great UX makes everything better. We want to bring a better experience to those creating it.

Introducing: Anima Chrome extension for Figma

Save valuable time. Get React code directly from Figma in just one click.Overview ☝️Anima is a design to development platform for designers and developers to iterate quickly and translate designs into...

How to Export Sketch to React

Translate Sketch designs into developer-friendly React codeOverview 👇Anima is on a mission to help designers and developers collaborate smoothly and deliver products faster, with nothing getting lost...

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Define software specifications through advanced wireframes and realistic simulations. Our solutions are aimed at minimizing the risks in software development and reducing development costs to the minimum.

UXPin’s design editor lets you create the perfect user experience from start to finish without leaving the app. Go from lo-fi to hi-fi in seconds using pre-made customizable elements from our UI libraries or elements imported from your own Sketch library.

Breaking Down Silos to Improve Digital Product Development

Breaking down silos makes it easier for everyone involved in a project to work together towards a common goal. Unfortunately, traditional working environments make cross-team collaboration different. ...

Encourage collaborative design to build better products

“Design is a process. An intimate collaboration between engineers, designers, and clients,” — Henry Dreyfuss, design pioneer. Collaborative design has helped people make some of the greatest products ...

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Proto.io is an industry leading prototyping platform which gives designers, entrepreneurs, and developers the power to create pixel-perfect web and mobile app prototypes that look and feel just like the real thing. All without a single line of code.

5 Design Philosophies that Stand the Test of Time

... The post 5 Design Philosophies that Stand the Test of Time appeared first on Proto.io Blog.

Top 5 Mobile App Designs of Spring 2021

... The post Top 5 Mobile App Designs of Spring 2021 appeared first on Proto.io Blog.

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Axure (Ak Shûr) drives innovative digital experiences. Our UX platform is a powerful & flexible solution for you to truly explore and innovate, all in one place

Rediscover Repeaters

The post Rediscover Repeaters appeared first on Axure.

A Nicer Way to Make Forms

The post A Nicer Way to Make Forms appeared first on Axure.

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Low-fidelity wireframing tool for founders, PMs, developers, students, and senior UX professionals.

Announcing New Mentors of Our Office Hours Program

After two years, our Office Hours program is still going great. Several new Balsamiq mentors are now available for a chat. Come meet us online!

UX/UI Links of March 2021

Our favorite UX and UI links from March 2021, including articles about navigation placement, design handoffs, click menus, and more.

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CSS In Real Life is a blog covering CSS topics and useful snippets on the web’s most beautiful language.

Tailwind Thoughts

Although I use utility class framework Tailwind CSS for work, in some ways I am a reluctant user. I actively advocated for us to adopt it as…

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Maze is a user testing platform that turns your prototype into actionable insights from real users, bringing confidence to the design process.

UX Design Weekly is a weekly email of relevant, curated links for anyone interested in User Experience Design.

Issue 330

Articles 100 Things I Know About Design A list by Dan Saffer. What a UX Strategist Does A UX Strategist aligns user experience design with the business goals and strategy of the company. How to ask fo...

Issue 329

Articles Computers and Creativity What we can do with computers is often limited by the depth to which we are able to think creatively. The PM 🤝 Design Partnership Five tips for PMs working with desi...

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Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to web designers and developers. The goal is to support the community with articles about the latest trends and techniques in web development. We try our best to impress you not with the quantity but with the quality of the articles we publish. We hope that makes us different. Smashing Magazine is, and always has been, independent.

Better Documentation And Team Communication With Product Design Docs

Have you ever struggled to get the green light on your design proposals? Do you feel like your design process needs to be formalized? Is the COVID19 era becoming a challenge for you when working remot...

Flaky Tests: Getting Rid Of A Living Nightmare In Testing

Unreliable tests are a living nightmare for anyone who writes automated tests or pays attention to the results. Flaky tests have even given folks nightmares and sleepless nights. In this article, Ramo...

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TDB brings you carefully curated design inspiration, featuring works of designers and studios from all over the world.

Branding for Dumpling Darlings by Foreign PolicyA dumpling bar...

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Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15!Modern and...

Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15! Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15! Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15! Gabriela Stencil Family (12 Fonts) – only $15! Gabriela Ste...

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Behind the scenes of Airbnb's creative culture through the lens of our team.

Designing for crisis

5 learnings from developing trauma-informed products

The New Normal

Creating services to keep our travel community safe

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We're the content, research and design team at Deliveroo. We help riders move, restaurants grow and customers eat in over 200 cities around the world. Come find the answers with us.

We create websites and email builders designed for developers and non-tech users, in addition to services such as the Designmodo Market and Designmodo Jobs. Designmodo also provides articles, tutorials and industry news about trends and techniques. The website is visited by professionals from small- to large-sized companies and is used as a reference by many design and coding schools.

Giveaway Emails: Essentials, Best Practices, and Inspiring Examples

This post is originally published on Designmodo: Giveaway Emails: Essentials, Best Practices, and Inspiring Examples As one of the most engaging and promising communication channels, email marketing o...

Seobase Review: SEO Tools for Rank Tracking & Keyword Analysis

This post is originally published on Designmodo: Seobase Review: SEO Tools for Rank Tracking & Keyword Analysis An online data tracking program with a penchant for comprehensive reporting, SEOBase pro...

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The finest, curated mobile and web design patterns for your inspiration. Curated by designers, for designers. We're on a mission to create the world's most extensive design inspiration library and community. We believe in empowering designers and helping them make better decisions for products that make the world a better place.

Applying the Rule of Thirds in Design

Symmetry is one of the basic and important aspects of design. In fact, this is so because our mind is programmed to look for patterns such as symmetry. The more harmonious the design is, the more it w...

How to Build Your Design System

Building a design system is important because it allows you to scale your design once it’s ready for scaling. If you don’t have a design system in place, your design will either crumble or scale in wa...

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Plant is a powerful version control & collaboration tool that is seamlessly integrated with Sketch. Plant works to organize your projects and ensures that none of your creative process is lost.

The awards that recognize the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world.

Dribbble is the leading destination to find & showcase creative work and home to the world's best design professionals.

Why more and more web designers are moving from WordPress to Wix

Learn why millions of people worldwide are creating their websites with Wix, and why more and more professional web designers are leaving WordPress to join them.

Your favorite logo designs get a retro-inspired makeover

Get inspired by this graphic designer’s collection of retro-inspired logo designs.

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Centralize design collaboration, version control, prototyping, feedback, and developer hand-off with Avocode. Work on any design, anywhere, with anyone.

Zeplin is a connected workspace where you can share, organize and collaborate on designs — built with developers in mind. Zeplin was founded in 2014 and today we are honored to support 3.5+ million users from thousands of product teams, including Apple, Starbucks, Salesforce, Amazon, Microsoft, Audi and many more.

Zeplin Highlights: Publish in order, semantic colors and make a copy

Welcome to the first edition of the Zeplin Highlights!As the Zeplin crew, we’re dedicated to helping teams deliver on the promise of design and we’re excited to share several new features to make this...

Figma and Zeplin: Superformula’s winning design-to-development process

Superformula is a cutting-edge, full-stack digital transformation partner that specializes in design, engineering, research and insights. Since its inception in 2010, Superformula has grown to include...

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Stories, tips, and tools to inspire you to find your most creative self.

Creativity doesn’t just open doors. It opens worlds.

We're a cross-disciplinary team that loves to create great experiences and make meaningful connections between listeners and creators.

An All-Inclusive Figma Template for Your Next Remote Design Sprint

Browse the template Senior Product Designer, Alexandria Goree, uses to plan and execute a fully remote design sprint.

Nanci Veitch, Design Program Manager

Meet Nanci Veitch, Design Program Manager for the Design Ops team in London.

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We hand-craft this newsletter every week to include the most interesting and relevant news and information published that week both on CSS-Tricks and off.

The `ping` attribute on anchor links

I didn’t know this was a thing until Stefan Judis’s post:

Comparing the New Generation of Build Tools

A bunch of new developer tools have landed in the past year and they are biting at the heels of the tools that have dominated front-end development over the last few years, including webpack, Babel, R...

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Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content.

A design platform for teams who build products together. Born on the Web, Figma helps the entire product team create, test, and ship better designs, faster.

Over one million designers — from freelancers, to some of the largest companies in the world — use Sketch to transform their ideas into incredible products, every day. We’re building a platform to empower designers to share and collaborate on their designs and work better, together.

I, Robot: How Mark Jardine of Tapbots designs award-winning apps with Sketch

What makes a truly great app experience? For Mark Jardine, UI Designer at Tapbots, it’s as much about user interactions as it is about the design itself. Mark is the designer behind Tweetbot, Calcbot ...

Still connected: How the Sketch Community hosted 100 events in 12 months — during a pandemic

The design community has always been at the heart of Sketch. We first created our Mac app to solve problems that we knew other designers struggled with. And as we grew, and more people joined us, we b...

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InVision is the Digital Product Design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. We provide design tools and educational resources for teams to navigate every stage of the product design process, from ideation to development.

Everything you need to know about mind mapping creation

A mind map is a visual tool for analyzing, comprehending, synthesizing, and creating new ideas. Here's how to get started The post Everything you need to know about mind mapping creation appeared firs...

How to manage user interviews in real time with a virtual whiteboard

After completing 50 remote user interviews in a year, this product owner shares best practices for using a virtual whiteboard to efficiently run sessions. The post How to manage user interviews in rea...

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Undraw is a constantly updated design project with beautiful SVG images that you can use completely free and without attribution. We blog about open-source design and creativity.

Publication for all things prototyping: UX, Responsive Design, Wireframing, Front-end Development, Accessibility and beyond.

UX Challenges

Here's some new UX Challenges! We made these so that designers can learn and practice crucial UX skills. There are too many clichéd UI exercises out there. These challenges are different The post UX C...

A New, Revolutionary UI is just Around the Corner — Here are the Signs

We all remember when the 2nd one happened. Back in 2007, Steve Jobs famously started his keynote presentation with this historic line... “This is a day I’ve been looking forward to for two and a half ...

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Marvel makes design and prototyping simple for everyone. Started as a side-project in 2013, we're now home to over 2 million individuals and teams around the world who use Marvel to make ideas a reality.

What are the benefits of prototyping?

Prototyping is the process of creating a functional mockup of your product before development. Prototyping helps you make sure your product works as intended and solves your users’ problem, before you...

4 Ways Customer Support teams can use Prototypes

You wouldn’t be alone if you thought prototypes were just for designers. We used to think this too! But since all a prototype is, is a mockup of a digital experience, it turns out there are some inter...

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Since 1998, the design magazine for people who make websites.

I write HTML, CSS, and presentational JavaScript, and I aim to create experiences that look and function beautifully across anything that can access the web. If you have a project that could use my frontend help, please feel free to reach out.

Design engineering and development at Clearleft | Clearleft

However, as the roles of the front-end developer have stretched into the realms of ‘engineering’, it has created a split: Front-of-the-front-end: UI focused Back-of-the-front-end (referred to as ‘Engi...

Material Design Text Fields Are Badly Designed

saving space at the cost of clarity, ease of use and accessibility is a bad tradeoff to make. Source: Material Design Text Fields Are Badly Designed — Smashing Magazine

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Curated stories on user experience, usability, and product design.

Turning things around when everything sucks at work

Photo by Jackson Simmer on UnsplashSometimes at work, the same issues can crop up so many times we start to think that things will never change, which makes us tired and resentful. Getting to that poi...

Adding a social layer across the web

How adding a social layer across the entire web can make it more delightfulContinue reading on UX Collective »

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Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design—including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture, and the design of business.

Taxonomies: Connecting Users to Content

Taxonomies may be thought of as hierarchies of categories to group and organize information to be found when browsing, or as a structured set of terms used to tag content so that it can be retrieved e...

Focus on Usage Maturity: Part III

Using a Usage Maturity Matrix to Make Design and Strategy Decisions Early Foundations You may recall from earlier installments in this series, that usage maturity is a measure of users’ comfort and fa...

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Developer, Digital Illustrator, UI/UX Designer. My goal is to create special, niche corners of the web

Case Study: lynnandtonic.com 2020 refresh

This is a long one, so here’s some jump links if you’re looking for something specific:Folding header proof of conceptCreating the header artworkDetails make the illusionPull-tabsAbout page changing p...

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A writers collective sharing stories about about design, photography, and UX.

Casa 128 | Brechó Slow Fashion — Branding

Casa 128 | Brechó Slow Fashion — Branding abduzeedo04.08.21 Trauma Studio | Lucas Oliveira shared a branding and visual identity for Casa 128. The company was born from the desire to promote fashion c...

CHARACTERZ — The Biggest 3D Characters Library

CHARACTERZ — The Biggest 3D Characters Library abduzeedo04.08.21 CHARACTERZ is the biggest single library of 3D diverse characters in the world. You can use them in your products or for marketing purp...

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The latest design news from across the UK and beyond, including rebrands, product launches, app redesigns, new interior spaces and social projects.

New Philip K. Dick book collection showcases author’s “paranoid but joyful” world

The collection uses Dick's sci-fi worlds as inspiration and features illustrations by 24 different creatives from around the world. The post New Philip K. Dick book collection showcases author’s “para...

DixonBaxi unifies Hulu’s identity in rebrand

The new look aims to simplify the entertainment platform’s identity, while “keeping hold of the swagger” that viewers know and love. The post DixonBaxi unifies Hulu’s identity in rebrand appeared firs...

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We share insight and inspiration from across the creative industries, connecting brilliant minds to make brilliant things happen.

Valentin Pavageau’s digital collages fuse surrealism with psychedelia

Inspired by old paintings and stop motion, the illustrator combines small characters and vast landscapes to create dream-like images The post Valentin Pavageau’s digital collages fuse surrealism with ...

New animated short emphasises the harsh realities of animal testing

Working with Andy Gent’s Arch Film Studio and director Spenser Susser, the film Save Ralph features voiceovers by Taika Waititi and Ricky Gervais The post New animated short emphasises the harsh reali...

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Dieline is the world’s most visited packaging design website, and it highlights the importance and value of packaging design for brands in today’s world. Dieline has evolved into a high-level bespoke creative platform for package designers, brand designers, consumer brands, agencies, suppliers, sustainability experts, students, and packaging manufacturers.

A showcase of brand identities from around the world, with an accompanying book on the intricacies of the design process.

Foundry

Designed by Moloobhoy & Brown, Dubai.

The Common Stove

Designed by Lantern, London.

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Shillington is a network of design colleges. It's blog features a range of inspiring design work and insightful articles.

boom saloon Ltd

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boom saloon Ltd

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BP&O is an abbreviation for Branding, Packaging and Opinion. It's run by Richard Baird - a London-based freelance designer and writer, working within the field of identity design.

LogoArchive Issue 9

Inspired by a panel discussion that took place at London’s Somerset House in 2018 as part of the exhibition Print! the first issue of LogoArchive was conceived, designed and sent to print the followin...

Crane by Collins

Text by Richard Baird Time. This is central premise of Collin’s work for American stationery brand Crane, and more specifically, the bookmarking of the past and the present, and a meditation on the “c...

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An independent archive of typography.

10 Years of Fonts In Use

Contributed by Nick ShermanLicense: All Rights Reserved. Fonts In Use officially launched 10 years ago today, on December 21, 2010. The site, which started as just the Blog before opening up to public...

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2020 Reads

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone by James Baldwin If Beale Street Could Talk by...

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Sweet Severyane Restaurant

Alexey Malina Studio designed The Severyane restaurant – the only place in Moscow where dishes are cooked in a Russian oven. The basis of the interior — bright color accents created with furniture and...

POEMS

Andreion de Castro designed “POEMS” – a collection of quotes and lyrics taken from a range of songs and movies inspired by his taste in music in cinema. His intent with the animations is to evoke emot...

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