99 Sites All Designers Must Know AboutPosted on 25
Below is a list of 99+ graphic design resources, in English and (and a few other languages), that all designers must know about.
It is sorted by category (click to go to category):
- General Design
- Web Design
- Show Cases
- Flash and Flex
- Video and Motion
- Personal Design Blogs
- Web 2.0
An excellent magazine with a selection of the worlds best artists providing inspiration, interviews, articles and more.
2 FreeLance Switch (No longer active)
The community site of reference for all freelances. You must know this one!
The site of the excellent international magazine Computer Arts. I have subscribed to this mag and love it!
A graphic and logo designer who shares his knowledge on these areas.
A site gathering the portfolios of the artists of the whole world, a true inspiration.
References all the PDF mags out there! A great resource.
7 Graphic Design Forum (no longer running).
The most active of the graphic design forums out there. A bit more focused for the beginner designer.
An Australia site focused purely on design news and design in general. Stay up to date!
A community blog which posts regular articles on freelancing. Very diverse.
Provides regular resources for design… tutorials, brushes, vectors and more!
Provides very social media friendly articles, large resource lists and tips for web designers.
Very complete and diverse range of articles on graphic design.
A daily design magazine, blog and small community, full of new design trends, news and events, great design portfolios and hand-picked design stuff from all over the globe.
An excellent site on Web design & the development of the web (CSS & Ajax).
Information for all. So broad that if you are a designer and you don’t know this site, we all have pity for you.
Vitamin is a resource for web designers, developers and entrepreneurs. 50,000 subscribers can’t be wrong.
Web design and development, quality articles are always here.
Another pillar of the Web Design blog world, very good articles with diversified contributors.
Very diversified site, graphics, css, ajax… Also editor of many Web Design books.
Blog of Open Resources for Web Developers. .
They publish their best ideas and speak out to the world on web design.
A must have for all web designers and designers out there!
A digg like site for design related subjects. Must know!
The best tutorials on the web. Mmmmm.
The MUST HAVE bookmark of all stock resourceson the net.
My favourite stock site, you may notice I use this site for most of my images on this site.
Free fonts. Mmmm.
A lot of inspiration can be found here along with a lot of free resources. Bit hard to navigate though.
Find, create and exchange your pallets of favourite colors.
Have you heard of hot or not? This is like that but for web designs, you choose the best website of 2. Great for inspiration.
Showcases Flash & CSS sites with several options of sorting.
Large database of all the inspiration sites out there.
Mainly shows off flash websites but is always of high quality. Great inspiration here.
Another showcase site.
A very good gallery of CSS websites.
A very good selection of designs.
A very good selection of Web designs.
Excellent selection of valid W3C sites.
A good gallery and it also has very interesting articles on the development of websites with news.
The schools and universities have also right to a gallery css, this one is particularly remarkable.
Tips on blogging in general. Must have for any blogger.
Tips on improving your blogs design. Only quality articles here.
The blog of reference for all the WordPress developers.
One of largest Ajax bookshops on the Web.
The site of future standards – CSS3.
Site referring the best articles on the development of CSS on the Web.
New technologies and development from Adobe.
Blog of a Flex developer.
The site of for tutorials on AIR.
The blog of Mike Chambers based on programming and technology.
Blog for Action Script 3 and Flex.
One of the largest French flashers. Has some great work, but the French part may be a problem for some. :P
A blog focused on typography, swiss design and the grid.
Speaks for itself. A must know.
The blog of the famous Peter Gabor, posts cool inspiration pieces (in English too).
The site on typography for the French.
Large German site on typography.
YouTube of animation (2d and 3d). Great quality.
A great blog which posts creative daily inspirational pieces of design. Bookmark this one for sure.
International reference for all who are in the motion business.
Tutorials of creating special video effects.
Italian Blog of Motion, the articles are of great quality and are updated very regularly.
Great Community site of Video and Motion, do not miss this one!
The site of John Dickinson, great inspiration here.
Just check it out. His name pops up everywhere!
One of most beautiful blosg on the Web, very complete articles and tutorials, in short a must.
Design of Jina Bolton (aka Sushi Monster), author of the book “Art & Science of CSS” and of the excellent conference “Create Sexy StyleSheet.” A very envious portfolio.
Blog of the graphic designer, developer, writer and lecturer of Jonathan Snook – very complete tips and tricks for all Web Designers.
Super and super blog of Markley, one of best WebDesigners in the world.
Blog of the excellent French Art Director LoÃ¯c SATTLER. Great articles, fresh design.
Blog of the excellent graphic designer Scott Hansen.
Blog of John Nack, composed of very complete article on graphics and Adobe.
The web comes to you. News aggregator plus!
A tool for bookmaking and social media attention, must have!
Get updates on what your friends, co workers, etc are doing.
A website where you can pass your life.
The social site of photography – a great number of people are present there with new photographs to discover each day.
Places for just browsing – Areas that most designers are interested in. (ie. Fashion, Music, Design)
A magazine about toys.. Must check this site out, some really cool designs.
Excellent site of music, showcases music videos, parties, etc.
Magazine for fashion design and culture.
A French reference for all those who wish to know some more about photography.
Underground culture of the clothes industry.
A site for everything graphic design related.
Articles for bloggers.
Web site which publishes all of the worlds ads. Great inspiration here.
Logo Design Inspiration
A blog focused totally on Logo Design. Regular articles and resources.
I have translated his page from French into English as he was the original poster of this article however I changed the French sites he recommended into English ones, fixed the old links he had posted and changed the order of some items…
A genearl directory of wonderful things.
Pretty much anything to help a design business grow online.
Who else would have brought you this massive list of 99+ graphic design resources? We provide graphic design tips, resources and articles for all.
More Sites You Should Know About
- DesignFlavr -The masters of Design and Illustration.
- Inspiredology – The social media master of design. Inspiration at its best.
- DesignMeltDown – Categorises websites into categories for inspiration.
- Creative Briefing – A web workers blog.
- ImageAfter - A great stock site.
- Design Bombs - Design resources. Also see their wordpress hosting guide
- WordPress Coupons - Great deals on all things WordPress
- IgniteMotion – Free motion backgrounds.
- CSS Artillery – A showcase of web standards across the globe.
- CreativeBits – A mac orientated website around design.
- Communication Arts – The essential creative resource.
- Designers Who Blog – A blog dedicated to designers who blog among other things.
- NO-SPEC – Educate the public and designers about speculative, or ‘spec’ work. Must read.
- Creative Latitude – A worldwide community that unites various creative disciplines for collective promotion, education and ethical business practice.
- Foto Search – A stock photography & footage site.
- Passpack Tour – Free online password manager.
- Free Website Templates – Free website templates for inspiration.
- How to Start A Blog - A great beginner’s guide.
- How to Start A Blog - Another great beginner’s guide.
- A beginners guide on how to start a blog
- Logo Of The Day – A logo design inspiration gallery that gets updated daily.
- Logo Designer Blog – A blog focused purely on logo, branding and identity design.
What other sites should be added? What are your favourites?