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41 Best Web Design Resources for Web Designer and Developer in 2018

Sep 24, 2018 422689

Nowadays, becoming a web designer isn’t so difficult, what with all the free resources you can find online. However, finding the best material may (unnecessarily) take up a lot of your time. The sheer amount of resources can easily inundate you.

This article lists 41 best web design resources to save you time., It includes web design blogs, web design software, web design templates, web design color tools, web design books, web typography, and web icon resources. 

Web design blogs

1. Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is a website created for web designers and web developers and is chock-full of learning material. This website is known for publishing high-quality articles by experienced designers.

Smashing Magazine also offers a lot of free ebooks. They have more than 1,100,000 subscribers, more than 1,700 original articles and 890 authors, all of them with many years of design experience.

2. Creative Bloq

Creative Bloq is one of the best websites dedicated to art and design. This website covers a wide range of topics including graphic design, illustrations, 3D art, and typography. The site is updated daily, ensuring that designers can keep up with the latest web design trends and developments.

3. Web Designer Depot

Web Designer Depot is a website for web designers to read up on the latest news and tutorials in the industry.

4. Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall started out as a personal blog where designer Nick La shared his own design experience, ideas, and design trends. Today, the site features the work of designers from all over the world, resulting in a richer and more diverse collection of resources.

5. 1stWebDesigner

1stWebDesigner is an excellent web design resource. This website provides not only the latest news on web design but also web development tutorials.

Bonus:Web Yurt

Web Yurt offers free resources and tutorials, as well as useful information and tools for web designers and developers.

Web design softwares

6. Adobe Photoshop

PS may very well be the most powerful image editing software used by designers and graphic artists. It allows users to create and edit images and then save them in one of many formats. Photoshop is specifically designed to enable users to create and edit raster images in multiple layers.

Photoshop offers a set of professional tools to turn your image into works of art. Whether you’re creating basic banners, logos, or full-blown websites, Photoshop can keep the design process moving and even beginners can can make something awesome.

7. Sketch

Sketch is a professional vector graphics processing tool for visual designers. It is designed for icon and interface design. This is especially useful since using vector graphics is the best way to design web interfaces these days.

8. Adobe Dreamweaver CS6

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 is a web design software that has a visual editing interface for creating and editing websites and mobile applications. It supports coding, splitting, designing, real-time viewing - and more - to create, write, and modify web pages. Even beginners can quickly create web pages without writing any code.

9. Webflow

Webflow is a web design tool that allows users to design web pages, preview the projects in real time, and encode. Webflow has a very friendly editor - WYSIWYG, which allows designers to completely control the design. The output can conveniently be viewed on a phone.

The features are updated daily, including web fonts, video support, interactive status, W3C standardization, and even hosting.

10. Google Web Designer

Web Designer is a tool created for creative organizations and designers. It can be used to create interactive HTML5 websites and advertising banners for Windows, Mac, and Linux. It has a WYSIWYG editor which enables you to create interactive designs based on HTML5, as well as help you preview ads on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

11. Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a simple, intuitive, and powerful front-end development framework based on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It definitely makes web development faster. Bootstrap is a popular open source project on GitHub, with the likes of MSNBC’s (Microsoft National Broadcasting Corporation) Breaking News using it.

12. Mockplus

Mockplus is a simple and efficient web prototyping tool that enables you to create an interactive page in just 5 minutes. With Mockplus, you can create an excellent web page prototype easily. It has tons of features (the “grid” function and the “table” component, to name a couple) that help you cut down on design time.

Best web design template sites

13. Fotor

Fotor offer stunning website templates to bring your most inspirations.

14. W3school

Here is a huge collections of responsive web design templates for you to create a user-friendly website.

15. Colorlib

Here comes 700 + HTML & Bootstrap website templates.

16. Theme forest

If you want some creative website templates, here is your best choice.

17. Square space

Best website templates for best design, Square space offers a lot of exclusive website templates for designers.

Web design color tools

18. Coolors

Coolors is a tool that allows you to generate color palettes by simply pressing the spacebar to get different color schemes; just click on the lock icon to keep the colors you like and repeat the process until you find the perfect color combination. If you need to export a color scheme, just click the "Export" button. You can export formats such as PDF, PNG, SCSS, SVG, or even Copic markers.

19. Adobe Color CC

Adobe Color CC is an easy-to-use color management application. Adobe Color CC supports image formats such as TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP.

20. Paletton

A designer tool for creating color combinations that work well together.

21. Khroma

The AI color tool for designers to generate, discover, search, and save color combos and palettes.


A tool to create and share color palettes for your UI and measure the accessibility of any color combination.

Web design books




26. Clout: The Art and Science of Influential Web Content

27. JavaScript: The Definitive Guide: Activate Your Web Pages

28. Design for hackers reverse engineering beauty

29. HTML5 & CSS3 for Web Designers Bundle

Web icon resources

30. Iconfinder

2,725,686 SVG icons

31. Flaticon

1,056,000 vector icons

32. Freepik

99,453 free icons

33. IconsMind

53 categories and 2,080 icons

34. Icons8

80,100 icons

34. Iconmonstr

4,323 free icon resource and 302 collections

35. Material Design Icons

4,000 icons

Web typography resources

36. Google fonts

Making the web more beautiful, fast, and open through great typography.

37. Fontsquirrel

Font Squirrel scours the internet for high quality, legitimately free fonts .

38. Fontlibrary

Font Library is all fonts.

39. My fonts

MyFonts offers the largest selection of professional fonts for any project. Over 130,000 available fonts, and counting.

40. Typekit

Typekit partners with the world's leading type foundries to bring thousands of beautiful fonts to designers every day.

41. Webtype

Webtype provides high-end fonts for online typography. They offer web designers the resources they need to bring professional branding and style to their websites.

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