15 Design And Development Websites You Should Know


The Internet is a great resource for information on web design and development, but with so many websites to choose from it can be hard separating the good from the bad. We have picked 15 of our favourites sites that we think you will really like too. From Photoshop brushes to inspiration and tutorials, there is something for everyone in this list.

1. Brusheezy PageRank: 5 / 6.56 Million EMI

Brusheezy is the place to share your free Photoshop brushes and other Photoshop-related resources. Here you can explore and discuss the creations of other artists from around the world, or just find that perfect little freebie for your next Photoshop project. Brusheezy makes it easy to explore thousands of resources created by artists from all over the globe. All the resources are free to download and, depending on the license, free to use in your projects.

2. Abduzeedo PageRank: 6 / 6.14 Million EMI

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.

3. 1stwebdesigner PageRank: 6 / 3.08 Million EMI

1stwebdesigner is a design blog dedicated to bloggers, freelancers, web developers and designers. They regularly publish tutorials, inspirational articles, discusion/opinion type articles, tool roundups, case studies, interviews and occasionally even design news to keep you on top of your game.

4. Nettuts+ PageRank: 6 / 2.64 Million EMI

Nettuts+ is a site aimed at web developers and designers offering tutorials and articles on technologies, skills and techniques to improve how you design and build websites. They cover HTML, CSS, Javascript, CMS’s, PHP and Ruby on Rails.

5. Six Revisions PageRank: 6 / 1.92 Million EMI

Six Revisions is a website that publishes practical and useful articles for designers and web developers. They seek to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.

6. Logopond PageRank: 6 / 1.72 Million EMI

Logopond users can upload logos that they have created and share them with the online community, comment on the uploaded logos and give others feedback. Users can also search through a gallery of thousands of logos and get inspiration for various types of design work.

7. Naldz Graphics PageRank: 6 / 1.43 Million EMI

Founded in February 2008, Naldz Graphics is a fast growing Design Blog for designers and design lovers. They are showcasing the best tutorials, freebies, inspirations and other useful and informative resources to help and give love to the design community.

8. Blog.SpoonGraphics PageRank: 5 / 1.11 Million EMI

Blog.SpoonGraphics is the personal design blog and digital playground of Chris Spooner. On this site you’ll find design tutorials covering various techniques and effects in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as a look into various other creative topics. There’s also a range of design related articles, links and free giveaways to help you along with your future design projects.

9. Photoshop Roadmap PageRank: 5 / 970,000 EMI

Enrique Flouret is an Argentina based Architect and Web Designer with 10 years of web experience. He is the owner of Development01 a network of informational and ecommerce web sites covering a wide range of subjects, The Photoshop Roadmap being the most important site of the Network with more than 750,000 unique visitors each month.

10. InstantShift PageRank: 6 / 946,000 EMI

InstantShift is a leading design and inspiration related community for web designers and developers, providing daily resources, inspiration and premium web design and development.

11. From up North PageRank: 4 / 849,000 EMI

From up North is a design blog focusing on delivering high quality design inspiration to creatives all over the world. They deliver inspiration within Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography, Illustration, Web Design, Motion Graphics, Print & Packaging just to name a few.

12. Onextrapixel PageRank: 6 / 643,000 EMI

Onextrapixel (OXP) is a leading weblog and resource site for designers and web developers. The Singapore based portal aims to collect, explore, as well as share premium tips, tutorials, tools and resources; on design, development and meaning of web content.

13. WebAppers PageRank: 6 / 595,000 EMI

WebAppers is a blog dedicated to share top quality open source resources for web developers and web designers, daily. As a web designer, you’ll find some of the best free icons, stock photos, brushes, fonts and design inspirations. As a web developer, you’ll also find some of the best Javascript and Ajax components like modal windows, menus, galleries, tooltips, charts, calendars plugins and a lot more.

14. BittBox PageRank: 3 / 524,000 EMI

Jay Hilgert is a designer, blogger, web enthusiast and Apple geek from Oklahoma and this is his little corner of the web. He describes his job as a “Freebie Maker” and likes to give away only the best quality stuff to help designers everywhere as well as posting workflow tips to help people work faster.

15. Psdtuts+ PageRank: 6 / 500,000 EMI

Psdtuts+ is a blog/Photoshop site made to house and showcase some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. They publish tutorials that not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain the techniques behind them in a friendly, approachable manner.

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