November 1, 2014

Popular Online Resources for Web Designers

The life of a web designer is very challenging. He has to constantly work on his skills, techniques, procedures and constantly adapt to emerging trends to offer his clients the best of his talent.

A failure of updation may throw his career into a pit hole. So, for all those aspiring web designers who wish to make it big in the industry, here are some web design resources where you can enhance your efficiency and skills in web designing.web_design

W3Schools:

This is perhaps the most comprehensive web designing resource on the Internet. The website, which has the tag line – ‘Educate Yourself’, offers tutorials on various categories and is in simple language. The categories include basic lessons in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Server basics, Web services, ASP.net and web building. Apart from the tutorials, there are try it yourself examples on each category specified, and even a high standard reference file for every topic included in the website.

Website URL – http://www.w3schools.com/

Lynda.com:

Lynda.com is a website that offers video tutorials for designers who are on the lookout for quality instructive videos on related topics. Though access is based on subscription and charges, the website will prove totally worth it. The tutorials in high quality video format include topics such as animation, business, design, audio, photography, web and video. So, it’s a complete website for not only web designers, but for anyone who has flair for Information Technology.

Website URL – http://www.lynda.com/

The Noun Project:

The Noun Project is an excellent resource for web designers to select and purchase icons for their projects. Users can simply log in to the website using their email address or their Facebook ID and start their search for the intended icon. The icons are classified into three groups which are – New, Fresh and Spotlight. The users can select their desired icon and purchase them for their desired website.

Premium Pixels:

Premium Pixels is a great destination for designers to find icons, social media buttons for sharing, pixel patterns, Apple style chat bubbles and almost any resource that they wish to include in their next project. The website is clean, neatly organized and sorted so that the users may instantly find what they need. The website also offers WordPress themes, with a thumbnail preview of each.

Website URL – http://www.premiumpixels.com/

Hongkiat:

Hongkiat is another great website for budding web designers to learn new things. The website offers quality tutorials on various topics such as Photoshop, Web design, WordPress, Web 2.0 and several other designing How-to’s. Apart from the tutorials, the website also offers a variety of icons, wallpapers, online tools and other freebies. This is a great website for designers to learn and grow.

Website URL – http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/

Tutorial Blog:

Beginners and intermediaries may find this website totally useful, as the website is more focused on educating the basics. The categories one can find under the web design section of the website are Ajax, CMS, CSS, Joomla, JavaScript, Web2.0, Website Design and WordPress. Furthermore, the website also offers articles and content on graphic design, MS Office, Social media and writing. A completely helpful website for the designers indeed!

Website URL – http://tutorialblog.org/

Webdesigntuts+:

The developers of this website have done a great job in compiling articles on topics like Typography, HTML, CSS, Workflow, Fireworks including several tips and tricks on them. The website also offers downloadable video tutorials for its users. With subscribers scaling up to 20,000 and Facebook followers ranging up to 31,000 and more, the website is definitely a great source for emerging web designers.

Website URL – http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/

So, these were some of the popular online resources for web designers to find resources, great content and inspiration to develop quality websites. If you have any other website that offers great resources for web designers, share them with your comments below.

About the Author: Mark Bennett

This is a guest post by Mark Bennett of onlinecomcast.com, a site that offers savings and current information on comcast cable and internet, as well as other Comcast.com services.

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