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7 Best Free Web Design Blogs

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We should all want to become better web developers. Whether you are a hobby blogger or full-time web designer, improving your site design and development will help you deliver better service, boost site traffic and convert views into clicks. Here is a list of my top seven web design and development blogs. Don’t worry, they’re FREE!

  1. Smashing Magazine

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/

By far the most popular online resource for web designers and developer, Smashing Magazine has a huge following for good reason. It covers all everything a web developer of any level would need to know in a language we can all understand.

  1. CSS-Tricks

https://css-tricks.com/

This blog is another resource for tutorials, articles, code snippets and forums for those who use CSS and want to look cool doing it.

  1. Tuts + Web Design Tutorials

http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/

Whether it HTML, CSS or UX, this site has tutorials on every aspect of design and development. Covering topics from graphic design and animation to music production, there is no aspect of web design left untouched.

  1. 1stwebdesigner

http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/

The Freebies page on this blog is enough to keep you coming back for more. But in case you are looking for an awesome resource for web tools, design inspiration, WordPress themes and tutorials, 1stwebdesigner is your ideal destination.

  1. WPBeginner

http://www.wpbeginner.com/

The name says it all. This blog is everything Word Press, for the novice and the non-professional. The tips, tricks and tutorials are designed to help newbies and bloggers navigate the most popular content management system online.

  1. Codrops

http://tympanus.net/codrops/

This experimental blog quickly morphed into a credible resource of article and tutorials about web design. More than just a how-to guide, it has a vast collection of plug-ins and code blocks that you can download and use. Enjoy!

  1. Webdesigner Depot

http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/

This blog dispenses tutorials, news, freebies and tips that you will quickly find indispensable. Just give it a try.

The internet is a fast paced world for businesses and hobbyists alike. Keeping abreast of what is new and evolving as a designer is made easier by design and development blogs like the 7 listed above.