10 Forums Web Designers Must Know About

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There are loads of forums on the internet today, ranging from about every kind of niche you can think of, many forums of which are to do with web design / graphic design. Some stand out, and others don’t. We decided to make things easier for you and search for the best forums for web designers.

What makes a forum great in our opinion is:

  • Having a great, friendly and knowledgeable community.
  • The users need to be active (sign on daily / every few days).
  • Needs to have a very targeted user base. In other words, most of the members need to have signed up to be members and become active in the community, not just sign up to gain access to a few things, not post, then forget about the community entirely.

We could be here all day listing off factors. Of course, the forum needs to have a decent amount of traffic so designers get heard, and it needs to have a user-friendly design so web designers can use the forum with ease. Anyway enough talking, here’s the list of 10 forums web designers must know about.

Launch Chat

#Launch is a community of designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and marketers. Its homepage boasts of members who are “Y-Combinator founders, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Launch - Community of designers, developers

#frontendDevelopers

#frontendDevelopers is a great place to find new gigs. You can also get feedback from other developers, learn the latest trends and share ideas.

Frontend Developers

Coffee Cup

CoffeeCup Software was started in 1996. The forum helps web designers create better websites.

Software and Web Design Forums

Designer Hangout

Designer Hangout is a great web designers’ community and you can join 9,700+ UX designers and researchers from around the world to discuss user experience in the UX Slack community.

UX Community on Slack _ Join the UX Slack Community

Digital Point Forums

This forum may not be just about web design, but it has one of the largest forum communities on the internet with over 290,000 registered members! You can buy, sell and trade services on there, so it’s the perfect place for web designers. You can also pick up a lot of work on there, and clients too!

Online Internet Marketing & Search Engine Optimization Forum

Designers Talk

This forum has a really nice simple layout, and their forums are always buzzing with new threads. They have many forum categories that are split in to more a less everything you can think of. They cover web 2.0, graphic design, flash, illustration, advertising, marketing, typography and much more.
DesignersTalk

Web Designer Forum

Although this forum is hosted on a .co.uk domain (it doesn’t mean it is just for UK people), and even though they only have around 10,000 registered members (compared to some big boy forums), they have an awesome community for web designers. Their forum categories cover all aspects of web design and I love the header design on their website.

Web Design Forum

Warrior Forum

This forum covers web design and other webmaster aspects such as promotion and search engine optimization. Their nice simple forum design is very easy to navigate round. They have nearly 90,000 registered members, and there are always people online.

Warrior Forum

Estetica Design Forum

This forum is insane! All web designers must be registered at this forum! It’s simply beautiful! They have a small user base of around 11,000 members, but there are always web designers online. Their forum covers many aspects of web design, and it’s worth checking out.

Estetica Design

Kirupa Forums

Now Kirupa is usually for flash design and development, but as the years have gone on they have extended their forums to cope with web design. You can post your designs for critique, and you can also talk about HTML, css, and styling web design.

kirupaForum

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24 thoughts on “10 Forums Web Designers Must Know About”

  1. Thanks a lot for sharing these very nice and useful designing websites with us. As I am related to website design field, it will help me a lot.

    Thanks once again for sharing!!!

  2. This is a very useful list and this will be very helpful for the new comer . I visited the some and found it useful for me. Please told me any forum that have basic knowledge about web design……

  3. I actually registered all of the forum lists you have provided and I found a very useful forum sites man.. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the list, it is very helpful. However, it is important to know whether it is a do follow or a no follow links forum. It does matter, as most of the people investing their in commenting is for getting quality back links to their site. If that does not happen, there is no point wasting your time there.

  5. I would deffinatly recommend Digital Point Forum, there are some very knowledgable users on there and in most cases ready to help out =)

  6. Nice list; a shame that you didn’t include http://webprocafe.com as we are a really friendly bunch and have a great community.

    If you have time to update / review this list then maybe we can be included.

    Cheers.

  7. Good list of forums here. I’ve been to a few of these but I’ll have to check out the rest. Thanks for sharing this list.

  8. What a great list! I’m already on a few of these, but the smaller forums are especially helpful to know about. Great opportunities to connect (and vent 😉 ) with others in your industry.

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