November 6th, 2008

20 design blogs for UI developers

This blog is about putting pixels on screen. If i need to choose between getting a bunch of finished images from a graphics designer and hand coding each and every pixels in the code, you know my choice. We must, however, acknowledge our limitations and strive to better our understanding of what a good design is. Only exceedingly few have equal talent and passion for both design and programming, but the rest of us can at least try and learn from the best minds on the other side of “the fence”.

Below you will find links to twenty design sites and blogs that i currently follow. Unfortunately, the lack of time has me use an RSS reader, and as such a site that does not publish full article feeds is simply not going to make it. This might weed out a few good sites, but that is an unfortunate consequence of the information deluge age that we are living in.

The sites are listed alphabetically – click on the banner to visit the site and to subscribe to its RSS feed.


1. 84 Bytes


2. Architectures of Control


3. Beeex


4. Boxes and Arrows


5. Designm.ag


6. Digital Artist Toolbox


7. Freelance Folder


8. Fuel Your Creativity


9. Functioning Form


10. Function Web Design


11. Graphics Design Blog


12. Hongkiat


13. Just Creative Design


14. Observin


15. Outlaw Design Blog


16. Positive Space


17. Smashing Magazine


18. Usability Counts


19. Usability Post


20. Vandelay Design