This list was compiled slowly. I’ve been bookmarking my favorite blog posts for months, and in doing so, have visited the same useful design blogs over and over. Those blogs that showed up again and again in my bookmarking system were the ones that made this talented list. These are the sites that I have found offer the highest quality content to their readers.
I’ve categorized each of the blogs into one of ten main categories: All-in-One, Inspiration, Tutorials, Web Development/Code, Freelance, Logos & Typography, Advice & Discussion, Freebies & Giveaways, Blogging, and Micro-Blogs/Links. That does not mean that the blog doesn’t offer anything else. It just means that the blog has a main focus. Creative Opera, for example, really focuses on giving advice to new designers or design students. But, we offer many other things as well — and have plans to expand greatly in the upcoming months. I’m not trying to pigeonhole anyone, I just want to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. Hopefully you’ll be able to find a few blogs here that will be helpful to you in your design career. As an added bonus, I’ve chosen one of my favorite posts from each to share with you. Enjoy!
These blogs have a little of everything, and are a one-stop-shop for anything and everything design-related.
These blogs are a constant source of inspiration, with showcases and galleries galore.
Looking to learn something? These blogs are for you!
These blogs focus on web design and the programming side of design, covering topics like XHTML, CSS, PHP and many more.
These blogs are geared toward freelance designers. They are full of helpful advice and resources.
These blogs feature logo design posts, and/or focus on typography.
These blogs dig deep with relevant posts, professional advice, thoughtful answers to timely questions, and much user discussion.
These blogs are packed with free brushes, icons, patterns and more.
Blogs about blogging and blog design.
These blogs gather and post design-related links from across the web.