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50 Best Web Design Blog Posts In 2009

50 Best Web Design Blog Posts In 2009

This is Web Design Dev’s top 50 best web design blog posts in 2009 list. There has been some breathtaking content from many web design blogs this year, but only so much content can make the list. Compiled here are tutorials, articles, inspiration, web design guides, compilations and much more!

Im sure you think that there are so many other blog posts that deserve to be on the list, but this is WebDesignDev’s opinion, and to be honest, it would take until next Christmas to look through all the posts about web design that were posted in 2009 across the internet. Without further ado, here is the list. Enjoy and don’t get too carried away!

50 Best Web Design Blog Posts In 2009…

Essential Web Design Resources on Best Practice, Tips and Techniques

#1. 35+ Essential Web Design Resources on Best Practice, Tips and Techniques

Why You Need To Read…

Tripwire Magazine has an awesome compilation here of essential web design resources on best practice, tips and techniques. This is a must read for all web designers. Read More


Ways To Take Your Web Design From Good To Great

#2. 6 Ways To Take Your Web Design From Good To Great

Why You Need To Read…

This article had to be featured. My Ink Blog tells us 6 different ways web designers can take a web design and transform it from being good (average) to great (standing out from the competition). Read More


Top 100 Freelance Blogs

#3. Top 100 Freelance Blogs

Why You Need To Read…

O Desk have an unmissable compilation of the top 100 freelance blogs. Its great to read other freelancers blogs and know what they are up to. Some blogs being small and personal, and others being big and company based (such as freelance switch – envato). Read More


 CSS Best Practices For Beginners

#4. 30 CSS Best Practices For Beginners

Why You Need To Read…

Net Tuts have put together an amazing blog post titled 30 CSS best practices for beginners. This is an unmissable post if your starting out with learning CSS, or you just want to refresh your memory on it. Read More


25 Great Examples of Using Gradient Effects In Web Design

#5. 25 Great Examples of Using Gradient Effects In Web Design

Why You Need To Read…

Six Revisions have a top showcase of websites that use beautiful gradient effects. This had to be included on the list because there is some great inspirational designs listed here. I love the gradient effects too. Read More


 Funny T-Shirt Designs For Web Designers And Developers

#6. 25 Funny T-Shirt Designs For Web Designers And Developers

Why You Need To Read…

Everyone need a bit of comedy every now and then. Web Designer Depot has compiled an awesome gallery of 25 funny T-shirt designs that web designers and developers will find comical. Read More


Most Wanted Web Design Tutorials

#7. 20 Most Wanted Web Design Tutorials

Why You Need To Read…

A quality post here as we look at the 20 most wanted web design tutorials. Some of the website designs here in these tutorials are awesome! Read More


How To Create An Organic Web Design (And Showcase)

#8. How To Create An Organic Web Design (And Showcase)

Why You Need To Read…

Web Designer Depot have a top post that teaches web designers how to create an organic web design, with many examples. This is a great guide and there are some top inspirational web designed showcased here. Read More


A Beginner’s Guide to Web Accessibility: 21 Ways to Make Your Site More Web Accessible

#9. A Beginner’s Guide to Web Accessibility: 21 Ways to Make Your Site More Web Accessible

Why You Need To Read…

Accessibility is very important if your a web designer. If you are new to the web design industry, or just want to refresh your knowledge, then this post is worth a read as it reviews 21 ways to make your website more accessible. Read More


Web Design Trends For 2010

#10. Web Design Trends For 2010

Why You Need To Read…

Earlier on there was an article from Smashing Magazine about the top web design trends in 2009. This time were going a year ahed as Helikopter Design looks at the top web design trends we are going to be hopefully seeing in 2010. Read More


 Best Web Design - March 2009

#11. Best Web Design – March 2009

Why You Need To Read…

Specky boy has an awesome compilation from the beginning of 2009, with the best web design from March 2009. There are some top quality and inspirational web designs in this collection. I love some of the effects used in many of these designs. Read More


Best Web Design Galleries For Inspiration

#12. 16 Best Web Design Galleries For Inspiration

Why You Need To Read…

Every web designer needs a bit of inspiration when they are stuck for designing. Weather this is web design / logo design or any design. Compiled here are 16 best web design galleries for design inspiration. Read More


 Web Design Trends For 2009

#13. Web Design Trends For 2009

Why You Need To Read…

In 2009 we have seen some great website design trends. Ajax is being implemented into more and more website every day, and there are so many neat ideas. Check out the top web design trends we have seen in 2009. Read More


27 Best Photoshop Web Layout Design Tutorials (part 2)

#14. 27 Best Photoshop Web Layout Design Tutorials (part 2)

Why You Need To Read…

Here is an awesome compilation of 27 awesome web design layout tutorials using Photoshop. There are so many great tutorials here for both beginners and advanced web designers. Read More


Create The Fanciest Dropdown Menu You Ever Saw

#15. Create The Fanciest Dropdown Menu You Ever Saw

Why You Need To Read…

A top tutorial here posted on our blog and written by Brian Cray. This menu is simply fantastic and is an easy tutorial to follow that’s broken up into many different steps for beginners and advanced web designers. Read More


Most Influential People In Web Design

#16. 30 Most Influential People In Web Design

Why You Need To Read…

One of our best posts of the year. This is our list of the 30 most influential people in web design. There are some really big names on the list, and there has been much hype around other blogs about this list. Read More


 Push Your Web Design Into The Future With CSS 3

#17. Push Your Web Design Into The Future With CSS 3

Why You Need To Read…

You can do some amazing things with CSS3. Even Im still learning everything about it. This article will teach you how to push your sites forward using CSS3. You really can do some amazing things with it. Read More


Best of CSS Design 2009

#18. Best of CSS Design 2009

Why You Need To Read…

Web Designer Wall have a top showcase that just had to be included on the list. Compiled here are the best in CSS web design throughout the whole of 2009. There are just some breathtaking web designs here that every web designer needs to check out. Read More


30 Useful Web Design Books For 2009

#19. 30 Useful Web Design Books For 2009

Why You Need To Read…

This is an unmissable list of 30 useful web design books for 2009. There are some top books listed here by some big names in the business. Read More


 Best Female Web Designers From Around The World

#20. 50 Best Female Web Designers From Around The World

Why You Need To Read…

This list is nice, because you don’t often hear of many female web designers. Its a very different type of list, and there are some really great female web designers listed here. Thanks In Deziner! Read More


Nice Clean CSS Tab-Based Navigation Scripts

#21. 50+ Nice Clean CSS Tab-Based Navigation Scripts

Why You Need To Read…

I hate having to look for a CSS based tab script when I want to use tabs on a web design Im working on. This article can come in handy and is well worth bookmarking. There are over 50 clean CSS based tab navigational scripts listed here! Read More


Best Photoshop Web Layout Design Tutorials

#22. 30 Best Photoshop Web Layout Design Tutorials

Why You Need To Read…

Learn some great Photoshop layout techniques with these 30 top Photoshop web layout design tutorials collection. These tutorials are for web designers of all levels. Read More


 Best Web Designs from the Travel Industry

#23. 37 of the Best Web Designs from the Travel Industry

Why You Need To Read…

Vandelay Design has compiled this beautiful showcase of amazing web designs from the travel and tourism industry. I love these styled sites with a big splash page of an image of the hotel / b&b. Read More


 Gorgeous Web Safe Fonts To Use With CSS

#24. 16 Gorgeous Web Safe Fonts To Use With CSS

Why You Need To Read…

This is another one of our most hyped articles. Many web designers are often confused with what fonts are web friendly n what operating systems. We have a list of 16 web safe fonts that look stunning. Read More


Fonts Used In Logos of Popular Websites

#25. Fonts Used In Logos of Popular Websites

Why You Need To Read…

Ever looked at a logo and thought I wonder what font they use for their logo because that looks nice, or I wonder what this word would look like in that font. Here is a quality list of many different fonts used in logos from popular websites. Read More


 Retro And Vintage Web Designs Best Of

#26. Retro And Vintage Web Designs Best Of

Why You Need To Read…

Old school styled websites that look like designs from the 50s sometimes looks good on a website. Compiled here is a top quality showcase of the best retro and vintage web designs, put together by the famous Hong Kiat. Read More


Web Designers To Follow On Twitter

#27. 100 Web Designers To Follow On Twitter

Why You Need To Read…

Digital Labz have compiled a top quality post that lists the top 100 web designers to follow on the popular social networking site Twitter. There are some big names here, with thousands of followers. Read More


Most Useful Blogs For Web Design And Development

#28. 25 Most Useful Blogs For Web Design And Development

Why You Need To Read…

There are so many blogs on the internet about learning web design (including WebDesignDev). Web Appers reviews the 25 most useful blogs for web design and development. Read More


Web Design Education Blogs

#29. Top 50 Web Design Education Blogs

Why You Need To Read…

Compiled here is a collection of the top 50 blogs that will educate any web designer of any level about web design. There are some top quality blogs listed here and its worth checking out and looking at a few of them. Read More


Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make

#30. The 10 Most Common Mistakes Web Designers Make

Why You Need To Read…

Noupe have put together a top compilation of the top 10 most common mistakes most web designers make. Some of these mistakes you won’t even realize your making, so thanks Noupe! Read More


Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design

#31. 40 Beautiful Examples of Minimalism in Web Design

Why You Need To Read…

Six Revisions have a top post here as they look at 40 beautiful examples of minimalism in web design. This basically means removing unneeded elements in a website that just clutter it up, making a nice simple design that works extremely well. Read More


Beautiful Showcase of Black And White Web Design

#32. Beautiful Showcase of Black And White Web Design

Why You Need To Read…

Some people may think black and white is old, but really its a web design style that’s cropping up everywhere now. Black and white websites are simple and can just get the point across. Read More


 Bokeh Effect in Web Design: 30 Excellent Examples and Tutorials

#33. Bokeh Effect in Web Design: 30 Excellent Examples and Tutorials

Why You Need To Read…

This is an awesome article for web designers, showing many different examples of the bokeh effect being used in web design. An unmissable top quality post from Spyre Studios. Read More


Design Related Social News Sites for Web Design Articles

#34. 11 Design Related Social News Sites for Web Design Articles

Why You Need To Read…

Ever wondered if theres a Digg just for design articles? Here are the best social news websites to submit your web design articles to. Read More


How To Design And Code A Flexible Website

#35. How To Design And Code A Flexible Website

Why You Need To Read…

Net Tuts have an awesome tutorial that teaches designers of any level how to design, then slice and code out a flexible style web design. This design is pretty tastey. Read More


Amazing Flash Website Designs

#36. 50 Amazing Flash Website Designs

Why You Need To Read…

One of our very own articles here. Compiled is an unmissable showcase of 50 amazing flash website designs. Read More


Single Page Portfolio Designs

#37. 35 Single Page Portfolio Designs

Why You Need To Read…

Single page web designs are ever growing. Having a full single page web design as a portfolio is a great idea, because it allows you to be creative, and keep your website clean and all within few files. Read More


 Professional Business Website Design Tutorials In Photoshop

#38. 30+ Professional Business Website Design Tutorials In Photoshop

Why You Need To Read…

Here’s an article that looks at over 30 professional business website design tutorials you can follow using Photoshop. This is a must read post for all web designers. Read More


 Beautiful Wood Textured Web Designs

#39. 30 Beautiful Wood Textured Web Designs

Why You Need To Read…

Here is a gallery compiled by Design Bump that showcases 30 beautiful wood textured website designs. Read More


Ways Web Design Is Changing The Graphic Design Industry

#40. 8 Ways Web Design Is Changing The Graphic Design Industry

Why You Need To Read…

Web Design is having a huge impact on the graphic design industry. Graphic Design Blender looks at 8 ways that web design is changing the graphic design industry. There is some really powerful stuff in this article. Read More


Free Vector Icons For Web Designers

#41. 60+ Free Vector Icons For Web Designers

Why You Need To Read…

I don’t know about you, but I always use icons in my web designs. If you use too many icons though, it can overpower your design. Using the right amount is crucial. Compiled here are over 60 brilliant vector icons for web designers, all free to download. Read More


Best Free Grunge Fonts For Web Designers

#42. 21 Best Free Grunge Fonts For Web Designers

Why You Need To Read…

Here are a perfect selection of free grunge fonts for web designers available for free download. These will go perfect in a website header or a grunge styled Photoshop web design. Read More


Web Design Rules You Can Break

#43. 10 Web Design Rules You Can Break

Why You Need To Read…

There are just some rules in web design that you have to break sometimes. Like coding for IE6 = waste of time, in my opinion anyway. This article is worth a read if your a web designer. Read More


How To Design A Band Website Layout In Photoshop

#44. How To Design A Band Website Layout In Photoshop

Why You Need To Read…

Six Revisions have put together a brilliant tutorial that teaches you how to create a website layout fit perfectly for a band using Adobe Photoshop. Its an easy to follow tutorial for people of all skill levels. Read More


Blogs With A Beautiful Web Design

#45. 50+ Blogs With A Beautiful Web Design

Why You Need To Read…

Designr Fix has an awesome post here. They have showcased 50+ blogs that have a beautiful web design. Some of these blog designs you could stare at all day and not get bored. Read More


Excellent Ecommerce User Interface Web Designs

#46. 35 Excellent Ecommerce User Interface Web Designs

Why You Need To Read…

Web Designers That offer eCommerce will know that you have to take a different approach with the design. This is the perfect showcase for eCommerce inspiration when your stuck for how to display an online shop. Read More


The Ultimate Ugly Showcase of Current Government Websites

#47. The Ultimate Ugly Showcase of Current Government Websites

Why You Need To Read…

This is quite a funny article actually. Noupe has compiled a showcase of ugly government website designs. Some of them though are pretty good such as Denmark, the UK etc, but some are just unbearable and look like they were built in the 90′s. Read More


Excellent Services To Get Feedback For Your Design Works

#48. 10 Excellent Services To Get Feedback For Your Design Works

Why You Need To Read…

Ever created a design and want some quick feedback on it. So you go to look on your instant messenger contact list, hardly anyone’s online. What do you do? Well this article will tell you of 10 top places where you can get instant feedback from your designs. Read More


 High-Quality Free Fonts for Professional Web Design

#49. 50 High-Quality Free Fonts for Professional Web Design

Why You Need To Read…

These fonts look simple beautiful. There are 50 on the list, and can all be used for professional web design in Photoshop. You can also upload the font file to your web server and use CSS to read it and display website titles in that font. Clever heh? Read More


 Best Resources To Promote your Design Related Articles and News

#50. 114 Best Resources To Promote your Design Related Articles and News

Why You Need To Read…

Ever written a perfect blog post and then it gets hardly any traffic, re-tweets and diggs? Well this blog post tells us about 114 best resources that web designers can use to promote their design related articles and news. Read More

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62 comments

  1. Jacques van Heerden

    Really Nice roundup bro, Thanks for featuring my post on 20 Most Wanted Web Design Tutorials.

    Appreciate it and Merry Christmas.

    Jacques

  2. Scott

    hey great round up – I was wondering if you could contact me about some web design work?

  3. Smashing Share

    Thanks for adding Smashing Share

  4. A.D.K.

    It’s an awesome list. Thanks for sharing

  5. Preston

    Thanks for sharing post #40. Much appreciated.

    This is a GREAT roundup too. Thanks!

  6. Crystal

    Great collection here, many I haven’t seen yet. Thanks!

  7. Wiltabone

    These were the best !!!

  8. Murlu

    Incredible!

    The combination of all these tutorials would cover you through 2010 alone, I’ve got some work cut out for me haha.

  9. InspiredCSS

    Good selection of links there.

    Thanks very much for the effory

  10. keserhosting

    Excellent work! We are going to share this with our hosting clients who are web designers. They would be happy to see this.

    Thanks!

  11. Flash CMS

    Thanks for the great roundup! 2009 brought a lot of useful web design resources for us.

  12. Jacob Gube

    Andy, thanks for the constant link love and I hope your readers find those resources as fun to read as it was for me putting them together.

  13. Lalith

    Thanks a lot….

  14. BeyondRandom

    WOW! Great list of some great articles. I remember reading a few of these but some are still new….got some reading material for the weekend. lol thanks for sharing all these.

  15. Danstyled

    Great list of posts there going to keep me busy reading.

  16. BrataWeb

    Great list and very inspiring!

  17. webb

    This is really Good information know. I am definitely bookmarking this page.

  18. Houston Antique

    This list is amazing for ideas! It will be a lot to ready but I am looking to redesign my website and this is exactly what I need for ideas.

    Thanks!

  19. Noel Wiggins

    I think at this point I should no longer follow blogs on my own I should for this year check out this round up, because thats about how long it will take to check out everything I want to see from this round up, then next year I can do the same…

    Thanks and Regards

    Noel for Nopun.com
    a graphic design studio

  20. SEO Creative

    Great roundup, blogs like these make it easier to find useful resources and some funny blogs too. We have some new writers this year so hopefully will get ourselves on next years round up

  21. webconnect

    Grete !!!!
    list it is very useful for me i am bookmark this

  22. oc web design

    it looks like a good source of information. i ll bookmark this page so i can access later and i will share it with my friends. thanks for sharing with us

  23. Blog Casino Lemonade

    Great list, but you forgot our blog. We worked a lot on his design, hope you like !

  24. 3dFabrique

    Thanks for the design tutorials. Really I appreciate you for this work. How did you get this list. Thanks for the freelance blogs. It is a great tool for those who wish to make money online. Thank you very much.

  25. Web Design Contest

    Now after looking at this I want my designed site to be placed in top 50 designs 2010. I have posted my design in a contest running by grafikguru.com and I hope I would win the prize.

  26. Web dizajn

    Nice topic! You have a lot of work here!

  27. Nana

    Here’s some to check out!

    http://www.ablogon.us/
    http://blog.struktur.ca/

  28. web design Vancouver

    Huge collection man , yup…….. Congrats!!!

  29. All Vectors

    Superb list! I have bookmarked it and I will view all these posts when I’ll have more spare time.

  30. webiste Design

    I just say, nice colletion of topics about web design. we can get maximum information about the web designing from that blog.

  31. mühendis

    that’s good and helpful article. I can’t translate some sentences but general I like this. good working.

  32. ismail

    Was a good compilation. works good. I will read the article in detail all of them. thanks

  33. mühendis

    it looks like a good source of information.

  34. argehaber

    It’s an awesome list. Thanks for sharing

  35. robin

    I love this list, It’s amazing!

  36. muhendisturkiye

    Great collection here, many I haven’t seen yet. Thanks!

  37. Angel

    hi this is nice collection i love this this blog give us a nice collection of me …. thanks a lot :)

  38. Sudhir

    nice collection, and really great post.

  39. ma website design

    They think because you don’t have an office and a few staff you should nearly pay them, even though I have computers and software up to the standard of a designer.

  40. phoenix arizona website design

    The same problem with me. I think, they are concerned with the quality of task only and not other look and feels. Infact we should show our skills in the task they get from us!

  41. webdesign bremen

    Thanks for your great list.
    Keep on!!!

  42. bremen webdesign

    thank alot for sharing this great list :-)
    It’s a good help for my new project

  43. Alessandro

    Awesome! This is a great post! Thanks for share!
    I’m a brazilian student of graphic design and web design and I adore this blog!
    o/

  44. Sonic Bass

    Thanks for posting, great stuff

  45. SiewShuen

    Thanks for sharing. Great help for my creative block :) Thanks for the effort in compiling these blogs.

  46. Ritam Das

    Wow! What a list!

  47. Brad

    So I have some reading material to fill in the rest of my day! WOW that is a massive list of cool stuff, nice work!

  48. phoenix software companies

    What an amazing gallery. Every single template is fantabulous. Thanks for sharing the post.

  49. Andy

    Really wish I’d of thought of some of that stuff!!

  50. Web designing Chennai

    Although all posts are quality i like the following one

    “6 Ways To Take Your Web Design From Good To Great”

    cheers

  51. Web Design Company USA

    Awesome list., all web designs having there unique ideas.

  52. Kush Kalwani

    awesome designs… double like !!!

  53. Massachusetts Web Design

    I’ve always personally loved the flow of Mailchimp, #18, but they’re all a great source of inspiration! Nice share!

  54. duncan gatawa

    I am a just starting out web design here in Kenya (Africa).Its always a great to find new connections with other web designers worldwide.Thanks for the list

  55. Shan Mathur

    Awesome design list.Thanks for the list.

  56. Sanjay Dey

    Very nice list!

  57. Umberto

    Cool thanks for the great list!

  58. Fasilite

    these are best

  59. Artur Sites

    Nice list man, maybe one day i can make a blgo to be in that list!

  60. Mindy

    We absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for. Does one offer guest writers to write content for you? I wouldn’t mind writing a post or elaborating on a number of the subjects you write concerning here. Again, awesome web site!

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50 Best Web Design Blog Posts In 2009