Created by DesignCrowd on Friday, February 11, 2011


In this article, DesignCrowd designer Crystal Bernia reveals the Top 100 Design Blogs ranked by traffic and categorized by topic.

The world wide web is constantly sprouting new design blogs.  Amazingly, some of the biggest websites in the world are now graphic design blogs. For example, the largest graphic design blog (Smashing Magazine) is on of the top 500 websites in the world (see Alexa.com ranking stats).  Smashing Magazine gets more traffic than the super popular technology magazine Wired and may soon overtake social media news site Mashable on visitors. But one can also find blogs dedicated to design niches such as logo, website, packaging, typograhic, illustration, photography and print design.

Below are the 100 top design blogs ranked based on Alexa.com traffic statistics and categorized by niche or focus.  Naturally, we've excluded our own design blog from this list and filtered out some blogs that we considered poor quality (or ruined by pop-ups and advertising).

Here are the Top 100 Design Blogs by category:

Top 100 Design Blogs

Top 50 Graphic Design Blogs

#1 Smashing magazine

Top design blog

#2 Hongkiat

Top design blog

#3 Abduzeedo

Top design blog

#4 Vandelay Designs

Top design blog

#5 Speckyboy

Top design blog

#6 Designm.ag

Top design blog

#7 Designshack

Top design blog

#8 Tutorial9

Top design blog

#9 Naldz Graphics

Top design blog

#10 One Extra Pixel

Top design blog

#11 Design you Trust

Top design blog

#12 Creative Review

Top design blog

#13 Crazy Leaf

Top design blog

#14 All Graphic Design

Top design blog

#15 Slodive

Top design blog

#16 Designrfix

Top design blog

#17 Inspired Mag

Top design blog

#18 Core77

Top design blog

#19 Best Design Options

Top design blog

#20 Creative Bits

Top design blog

#21 Design Instruct

Top design blog

#22 You the Designer

Top design blog

#23 Under Consideration

Top design blog

#24 Designer Daily

Top design blog

#25 10 steps

Top design blog

#26 Skyje

Top design blog

#27 Dj Designer Labs

Top design blog

#28 Go Media Zine

Top design blog

#29 Blue Blots

Top design blog

#30 Dzine Press

Top design blog

#31 Dexinger

Top design blog

#32 Cheth Studios

Top design blog

#33 Creative Overflow

Top design blog

#34 Acris Design

Top design blog

#35 My Ink Blog

Top design blog

#36 The Design Cubicle

Top design blog

#37 Underworld

Top design blog

#38 Design Freebies

Top design blog

#39 Design Shard

Top design blog

#40 Design Informer

Top design blog

#41 Media Militia

Top design blog

#42 Subtraction

Top design blog

#43 Animhut

Top design blog

#44 Outlaw Design Blog

Top design blog

#45 Little Box of Ideas

Top design blog

#46 Fudge Graphics

Top design blog

#47 Fuel Your Creativity

Top design blog

#48 Well Medicated

Top design blog

#49 The Design Superhero

Top design blog

#50 The Graphic Mac

Top design blog


Top 20 Web Design Blogs

#1 First (1st) Web Designer

Top design blog

#2 Six Revisions

Top design blog

#3 Web Design Ledger

Top design blog

#4 Web Resource Depot

Top design blog

#5 Web Designer Depot

Top design blog

#6 Web Designer Wall

Top design blog

#7 Cats Who Code

Top design blog

#8 Line 25

Top design blog

#9 Blog Oh Blog

Top design blog

#10 Design Reviver

Top design blog

#11 Pelfusion

Top design blog

#12 456 Berea Street

Top design blog

#13 Bitt Box

Top design blog

#14 Pearsonified

Top design blog

#15 Re Encoded

Top design blog

#16 Ourtuts

Top design blog

#17 CSS Beauty

Top design blog

#18 pv.mgarage

Top design blog

#19 Smiley Cat

Top design blog

#20 Web Design Fan

Top design blog

Top 5 Print Design Blogs

For Print Only

Top design blog

Visual Neography

Top design blog

We Made This

Top design blog

Print Mag

Top design blog

Dolce Press

Top design blog

Top 5 Logo Design Blogs

Logo Design Love

Top design blog

Logo Lounge

Top design blog

Brand New

Top design blog

Logo Designer Blog

Top design blog

Fuel Your Branding

Top design blog

Top 5 Packaging Design Blogs

The Dieline

Top design blog

Lovely Package

Top design blog

Packaging of the World

Top design blog

Packaging World

Top design blog

Dzine Packaging Design

Top design blog

Top 5 Typographic Design Blogs

Typophile

Top design blog

I Love Typography

Top design blog

Typographica

Top design blog

Daily Type

Top design blog

Type for You

Top design blog

Top 5 Photographic Design Blogs

Trendland

Top design blog

PDN Photo Of The Day

Top design blog

Fashion Photography Blog

Top design blog

Smashing Tips

Top design blog

All Day I Dream About Photography

Top design blog

Top 5 Illustration Design Blogs

Drawnr

Top design blog

Hire an Illustrator

Top design blog

The Little Chimp Society

Top design blog

Tiny Showcase

Top design blog

Thunder Chunky

Top design blog

Conclusion

Hundreds of designers and enthusiasts write design blogs and in doing so collect and create resources for other graphic, web and logo designers researching or looking for inspiration. These blogs provide a database of creativity and assures that creative blanks are filled quickly with many tools, tips, images and ideas accessible on these blogs. Whether you're searching for ideas, collaborating out of interest or browsing for leisure there is a guaranteed, unlimited supply of design tutorials, round-ups and blogs to keep one content.

One hundred is a long list but when it is full of content that is as creatively stimulating and aesthetically beautiful as this, it is well worth the time taken to view each one. Whatever the topic of design that tickles your fancy, you'll almost certainly find a blog online where someone else fancies it too. A generation that embraces sharing brilliant design on a medium so easy to access should be embraced right back, particularly those who create blogs for others to enjoy, such as those above.


Article by Crystal Bernia
Crystal Bernia is a graphic and web designer from Sydney, Australia. You can contact and hire Crystal through her DesignCrowd Portfolio.




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