60 websites every designer should know
In order to facilitate the designers hard work of all kinds, Websimka gathered in this material links to the most useful resources. Inspiring, informative, comfortable - great when such tools are close at hand.
Useful design websites
We all know this feeling of little inspiration or lack of advice. And here comes 60 useful websites for the designers and web developers. Most resources are in English, few in different language but still worth using.
abduzeedo.com - great site about logos and design in general. Moreover, with detailed explanations.
freelanceswitch.com - community of freelance designers to work abroad.
davidairey.com - designer David Airey's website. Here he shares his experience in the field of graphic and logo design.
behance.net - the site has collected a portfolio of designers and artists from around the world. Honestly, a truly inspiring site.
designiskinky.net - Australian site about design. It focused only on the design of the news. In general, it's only about the website design.
freelancefolder.com - freelance blogging community with regular and very useful articles on how to organize the work out of state.
bittbox.com - a site dedicated to all design needs. Textures, brushes, patterns, as well as consultation from all interested persons. And all this is absolutely free, as we like.
vandelaydesign.com - a collection of very good articles out of media assets. Especially loved by webdesigners.
youthedesigner.com - This site is full of articles on a variety of graphic design things. It is very uncommon.
designyoutrust.com - daily design magazine that publishes articles on new trends in design, news and events, great design portfolios and carefully sorted design projects from around the world.
thedieline.com - cool site, presenting the best works in packaging design. It constantly organizes eponymous award for best packaging. The authority, in a word.
logopond.com - all about logos. Excellent examples at least a dime a dozen.
logodesignlove.com - site focused only on the logos. Its name speaks for itself. Regular news and resources.
noupe.com - great site about web design and web development.
smashingmagazine.com - there is information about everything you need as a beginning developer, and this website is professional in the field of design.
alistapart.com - another island in a sea of blogs dedicated to web design. Very good and useful articles by a variety of authors.
sitepoint.com - a very diverse site: graphics, css, ajax.
webappers.com - blog, comprising a plurality of source code released under the principle of open-source and is intended for web developers and designers.
happycog.com - its creators publish their own beautiful web sites on this site and share the best of their ideas.
webdesignerwall.com - every designer should know it, even if he/she is not interested in web design at all.
designfloat.com - digg.com type of site, but only on the topic of design.
psd.tutsplus.com - a site with very good step by step lessons on web design, for both beginners and professionals.
bluevertigo.com.ar - here are links to, perhaps, all the major microstock internet.
sxc.hu - one of the largest, and favorite Internet Free photobanks. A good selection of images of any quality and subject matter.
iconfinder.com - site name speaks for itself. Need icons, get them here!
dafont.com - more than 11,000 fonts for any taste.
colourlovers.com - one of the largest resource with a huge collection of color combinations that can be stored in any convenient format.
commandshift3.com - cool site-voting with discretion where you can choose the best sites. It is also possible to test the strength and your own website, if available.
thefwa.com - Flash sites gathered in a very high quality. Inspiring selection. Truly.
cssmania.com - other, but no less eye-catching collection of CSS-sites.
cssremix.com - another very good gallery of CSS-sites.
bestwebgallery.com - very useful gallery for designers of all stripes.
labs.adobe.com - new technologies and updates from Adobe.
coenraets.org - blog for developers on Flex.
flasher.ru - one of the largest forums for people doing work in Flash. A huge number of subjects covered, advice, jobs, classes, active regulars - what else is needed to create an amateur in Flash.
ilovetypography.com - the name speaks for itself. Be sure to visit and you will enjoy.
typographe.com - about typography in French. There's something in it. Something French.
slanted.de - and this is a major German site on typography. Many theories, examples and useful tips.
paratype.ru - friendly website dedicated to fonts, in Russian.
Video and animation
fubiz.net - a wonderful, daily updated blog with great articles about all the new and interesting indesign. Bookmark it immedeiately.
motionographer.com - an international resource for professional animators.
videocopilot.net - site provides free advice on special video effects.
fxguide.com - largest community of video.
motionworks.com.au - site of John Dickinson. Simply inspiring one.
animator.ru - Russian site about the analog video and animation. Daily news, good works, and books. In general, the site operates on an all-inclusive type.
Personal Design Blogs
elliotjaystocks.com - blog designer Elliot Jay Stocks.
veerle.duoh.com - one of the finest blogs on the web. Detailed articles, professional advice. We recommend it to all designers, both beginners and pros.
snook.ca - blog created by graphic designer, developer, writer and lecturer. Please meet Jonathan Snook. Helpful tips, tricks, graphic and web design, and much more.
stuffandnonsense.co.uk - perhaps one the best web design blogs in world.
blogof.francescomugnai.com - simply inspiring and beautiful blog by Italian designer Francesco Mugnai.
lysergid.com - a good French blog. Quality articles, fresh design.
blog.iso50.com - great blog from graphic designer Scott Hansen.
blogs.adobe.com - blog from graphic designer John Nack. Full, detailed articles about the schedule and Adobe package.
weebls-stuff.com - kids flash animators have created a website, which spread their stunning creations. Stickiness, funny, fun music and cartoons.
flickr.com - a huge social network, where millions of people share their photos every day. There you can find both novice photographers and masters of the profession.
hypebeast.com - fashion magazine about design and culture.
tumblr.com - here you will find a great variety of blogs about everything. Very useful and interesting project.
coloribus.com - advertising paradise that grabbed all the popular and high quality ads from around the world.