Top 25 Web Design Blogs
I have a lot of fun compiling these lists because it allows me to discover a bunch of new blogs, most of them with excellent content. It is also interesting to see how the different blogs on a specific niche perform under the parameters. Once again we based the analysis on Google’s Pagerank, Alexa rank, Bloglines subscribers and Technorati authority. The details about the algorithm can be found below the table.
|#1||A List Apart||8||10||10||10||38|
|#3||456 Berea Street||7||8||10||8||33|
|#11||The Man in Blue||7||5||10||3||25|
|#16||Sitepoint Design Blog||6||10||4||4||24|
Blogs considered: the list considers only blogs that have a high percentage of web design related content.
Google Pagerank (0 to 10): the actual Pagerank was used on the algorithm.
Alexa Rank (0 to 10): Ranges were determined based on the Alexa Rank (i.e., 150k and up, 150k-100k, 100k-75k, 75k-50k) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).
Bloglines Subscribers (0 to 10): Subscriber ranges were determined (i.e., 1-50, 50-100, 100-150, 150-200) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).
Technorati Authority (0 to 10): Ranges were determined based on Technorati’s Authority rank (i.e., 1-100, 100-200, 200-400,400-600) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).
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95 Responses to “Top 25 Web Design Blogs”
Ah, impressive list! I’ve actually seen a few of these before (sorry for not remember for you the other day!) 🙁
Great list Daniel, looks like I should build up my RSS readership, huh? P.S. Love the redesign here! 😉
Yeah Brian I told you, an RSS icon should do it hehe.
Great toplist of blogs about design. In order to have a successful blog you must always take care of your website design. These blogs are giving out for sure a lot of useful tips. Thanks for the top;). I will visit the top 5 ;).
Nice list, I have seen the works of A list apart and smashing magazine will take some time out to go through the others from list to gain some inspiration for my designing skills 🙂
Thanks for the inclusion! I recently joined the Adage Power 150 list, and this is great too.
Don’t worry about adding that RSS icon. I don’t want to have the lowest subscriber rate here. 😉
Congrats on the Adage Power 150 David.
Very good list, and I’m even subscribed to several of them, so I guess I’m on the right track. 😉
Not sure what the big deal is with Bloglines though. Why does a Bloglines-based readership have more prominence than another service? Have I overlooked a fundamental RSS marketing strategy? 😮
Not many surprises there especially A List Apart and Smashing Magazine.
I tend to think A List Apart can be a bit complicated at times however!
Gotta tell ya, I’ve never thought of making a list of Top 25 Web Design Blogs or anything like that. But it is a good list indeed. I’ve found some very interesting themes…thanks.
Charity asks a good question, about Bloglines. I really don’t know much about that. Do more people use Bloglines than Google reader? Is that a stupid question and I’m way off-track?
Bloglines is the only RSS reader that reveals its numbers publicly.
I could have used Feedburner, but not all the blogs use this service.
Thanks for placing tutorial blog on your list, pleasantly surprised we did so well.
Great list! Why isn’t Jeffrey Zeldman (http://www.zeldman.com/) on it though? He probably taught most other people on that list everything they know! 🙂
Good one John, I will update the list.
Thank you for discovering some great blogs for me 😀
Where’s Digital Web Magazine (www.digital-web.com)? It has a Google PR of 9 — the highest of ’em all. Thanks for a great list.
I know it’s a little off topic but can I ask which plugins you use for related posts and bookmarks? Or did you write it into the theme.
How did u do that? All by hand? I am really interested in that because I’m trying to automate some of the things you did.
Have a look at my site.
Mandy, they are built into the theme.
Maurizio, I did it by hand.
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great tips thanks
Nice post but perhaps it should read top 25 ranked web-design blog
because my blog is clearly missing from the list.
This is definitely a great list. And I agree with your list. These are really resourceful and top related blogs on web designs. Very impressive… 🙂
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really an updater for me ,i have to updates my list right now ,although thanks for sharing such good information.
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There is a lot of random web design blogs on that list, some I personally would not including in web design. However, see the way you guys are rating them by search it would only be fair. Very nice list none the less.
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Great list. But there is a problem that only home page contain good PR inner pages don’t have PR.
Well, I agree with a few of those… I’ll have to look into some ofthe others… Thanks for the research.
Oh!… wow wow, nice list… I find it very interesting… I’ll some of it… coz I’ve already try most of it. But anyway i really like most of the list coz they really know what they are doing on the web industry…
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A well compiled list of blogs…thanks for sharing it with all of us.
I am the new visitor to this blog and really impressed with the informative list !! Keep up posting the good stuff..
This list is very helpful.We can easily compare with different page ranking system.You can also include top 25 marketing blogs in top 25 series.I want more tips to increase my website traffic.
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Nice list, I hope my blog makes it on that list one day. Still have a ways to go
Its a shame that Bartelme Design has dried up on his content. Always liked the work he produced.
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Really useful list, it’s quite an arduous task scouring the web for decent and highly ranked web design blogs so you’ve saved me quite a bit of time!
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Pretty impressive comparison! And a list of useful blogs. Thanks!
Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
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Thanks for the list with Page rank Info.
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This is just what I was looking for. Sometimes it is useful to ‘borrow’ a blog layout. Especially when you are starting out.
Keep up the good work 🙂
a good collection, thank you.
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Thank you so much for this impressive list! I really need these lists.
I like the standards you used to determine the top blogs and that you didn’t just put together a random list. I’m working hard to get my web design blog up at the top!
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This is a cool list and good one with the rankings, I like how you have them viewed from different resources. I hope to get our blog the same way someday. 🙂
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I’ll come across your website and found it more interesting in Web Design. I learn more, thanks for the information you share, i’ll come back often.
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I visited these websites, and they have some nice information, CSS-Discuss Wiki in particular. Iâ€™m looking forward for some more posts like these.
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Thanks for this contribution. I will pass this link to my newsletter subscribers.
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Great Resources. Thanks for sharing.
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Great list – should keep me entertained for the rest of the morning!
smashingmagazine should be the #1 blog
Thanks for share this cute post and list of top 25 blogs. I find this page while i am search top web design blogs at Google.
Thanks again and best regards
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I have joined the both smashingmagazine and alistapart. I think smashingmagazine is the best blog site and rest of the blogs sites in this list are also good.
Thanks for sharing this cute post and keep it up!
All the best.
Lovely with such a list. In order to have a successful blog you must always take care of your website design. These blogs are giving out for sure a lot of useful tips. Thanks!
great post…cool! 😉 i see some of the blogs listed above and i enjoy reviewing on it… we will come back often…see yahhh..thanks for the information share…
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Those are all good picks and I think its a great idea. Keeping the cycle goign sharing is caring. Good stuff. Give us an idea to do a top pick for some other stuff. Thanks for the read
I am looking for high PR blog site ,its great list for the webmaster.
Cool – the list is really useful!! Cheers 🙂
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There were a few new blogs I hadn’t heard of… thanks for the information.
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I love that so many of the top web design sites are creative and have interesting names: Smiley Cat, Simple Bits.
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Good list of the top web design blogs. Agree with PelFusion though that SmashingMagazine should be the top spot now. There are definitely a lot of new web design blogs that have come out since that are good reads. One site that I’ve found that lists a bunch of these and their most recent posts is http://uitop.com.
Thanks For the list sir.
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