Top 25 Web Design Blogs

By Daniel Scocco

The Top 25 Blogs is becoming a trademark around here. We have already created the Top 25 Blogs About Blogging and the Top 25 SEO Blogs. Now it is time to cover the web design niche.

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
#2 Smashing Magazine 6 10 10 10 36
#3 456 Berea Street 7 8 10 8 33
#4 Meyer Web 8 7 9 7 31
#5 Simple Bits 7 7 10 6 30
#6 Pearsonified 7 6 7 10 30
#7 Tutorial Blog 5 8 7 8 28
#8 CSS Beauty 7 8 7 5 27
#9 Snook.ca 7 7 7 6 27
#10 Bartelme Design 7 6 9 4 26
#11 The Man in Blue 7 5 10 3 25
#12 Andy Budd 8 3 10 4 25
#13 Particle Tree 6 6 8 5 25
#14 Warpspire 7 4 3 10 24
#15 Brian Gardner 6 7 1 10 24
#16 Sitepoint Design Blog 6 10 4 4 24
#17 The Undersigned 7 3 3 10 23
#18 Bitt Box 5 7 5 6 23
#19 Fadtastic 5 3 5 10 23
#20 Colour Lovers 0 9 5 8 14
#21 David Airey 4 7 3 8 22
#22 Design Meltdown 5 6 7 4 22
#23 Clagnut 7 3 8 3 21
#24 Dev Lounge 6 6 4 5 21
#25 Smiley Cat 6 4 7 3 20

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”

  • Eric Murphy

    Thanks For the list sir.

  • Chris

    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.

  • RM Ho

    Was looking for some really solid advice on SEO and this site turned with more than what I could ask for! Daily Blog Tips is one of the MOST useful site tip blogs ever! Thanks to the team behind it!

  • Suzanne

    I love that so many of the top web design sites are creative and have interesting names: Smiley Cat, Simple Bits.

  • Parashu Nepal

    Really useful lists. Thank you. In order to have a successful blog we must always take care of your website design and its components. These blogs are giving out for sure a lot of useful tips. Thanks!

  • Minneapolis Web Design Guru

    There were a few new blogs I hadn’t heard of… thanks for the information.

  • Sujit

    Cool – the list is really useful!! Cheers 🙂

  • Nits

    I am looking for high PR blog site ,its great list for the webmaster.

  • Dallas Web Design

    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

  • hiphop

    Great listing of blogs………. I like to include me too… and been a poet i like to give my magic imagination and magic words through my blog….

    I give my regards for such listing u give.. thanks

  • Oxzen Media

    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…

    Thanks and regards,

    Marife

  • kreditkort

    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!

  • San Diego Printing

    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.

  • KoolDesigning USA

    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

    Kool Designing

  • PelFusion

    smashingmagazine should be the #1 blog

  • Web Design Northampton

    Great list – should keep me entertained for the rest of the morning!

  • web design

    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.

  • Website Design

    Great Resources. Thanks for sharing.

  • joeparker

    nice statistics, it is very informative and helpful. An amazing tool for the web designers to update themselves.

  • UK Web Hosting Dude

    Thanks for this contribution. I will pass this link to my newsletter subscribers.

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