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Dec 17

50 Best Web Design Blog Posts In 2009

Thu, 12/17/2009 - 19:23 — julie

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…
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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#32. Beautiful Showcase of Black And White Web Design

Why You Need To Read…

A Design Bump original we had to include on the list. 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


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#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


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#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? Well actually theres 11 of them according to Jake Rocheleau as his blog looks at the best social news websites to submit your web design articles to. Read More


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#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


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#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


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#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


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

Why You Need To Read…

Smashing Share have 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


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#39. 26 Beautiful Wood Textured Web Designs

Why You Need To Read…

Another Design Bump original that I just had to include on the list. Here is a gallery compiled by Design Bump that showcases 26 beautiful wood textured website designs. Read More


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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


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#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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