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Where to Seek Inspiration Online as a Designer

Seeking Inspiration Online is not an easy task in nowadays with all these billions of websites. As a web/graphic designer my self the only solution that works for me is one. Bookmarks, I’am struggling at least 2 times/week in order to keep my bookmarks organized and clean, thanks to safari’s great option to click and open multiple bookmarks I have created many groups and categorized them based on my needs. For example, I have one group that’s called Web Design Inspiration, another one that says Tech News. Below I am showcasing some of the best websites that you should definitely bookmark because of their creative content.


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Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.

1st Web Designer

First of all 1stwebdesigner is a design blog dedicated to bloggers, freelancers, web developers and designers. We regularly publish tutorials, inspirational articles, discusion/opinion type articles, tool roundups, case studies, interviews and occasionally even design news to keep You on top of your game all the time!

From Up North

From up North is a design blog focusing on delivering high quality design inspiration to creatives all over the world. We deliver inspiration within Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography, Illustration, Web Design, Motion Graphics, Print & Packaging just to name a few. The inspiration blog started on Daniel Nelson’s personal site in September 2009. In April 2010 the blog moved to it’s new home at From up North and was expanded with design news, featured artists/studios, round-ups etc. etc.


Hongkiat.com was the brainchild of Hongkiat Lim (pronounced hong-key-att) who back in the year 2007 was stuck in an unhappy job environment. He stopped short of leaving the job because he was heading a team of very creative co-workers, although the circumstances he was stuck in made it very difficult to be productive – at least, not in his own work.

Design You Trust

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Design You Trust is a hourly-updated collective design blog and community, full of new design trends, news and events, great design portfolios, young design bloods, design articles, photographies, fashion, creative advertisements, architectural inspirations, video design and hand-picked design stuff from all over the globe.


Codrops is a web design and development blog that publishes articles and tutorials about the latest web trends, techniques and new possibilities. The team of Codrops is dedicated to provide useful, inspiring and innovative content that is free of charge.

Web Design Ledger

The Web Design Ledger is a publication written by web designers for web designers. The primary purpose of this site is to act as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources. Topics range from design inspiration to tips and tutorials and everything in between.

Meet Evan Varsamis

Evan Varsamis is driven by his passion for technology, innovation and vision of an ever improving and informative web. The company he founded, Cloudie Co. is a testament of that. Evan is constantly seeking to invest in new startup projects that support his vision.

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