CSS Tricks is a great resource for web designers from beginners to experts. The website is the product of Chris Coyier, a respected and talented designer/developer. Chris is the creator of the WordPress based website Digging Into WordPress which is also the tile of his book. If you’re a WordPress designer/developer or if you plan on becoming one I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of Digging Into WordPress.
Extend your Web design skills by reading category based articles on A List Apart. This website has a large list of articles dedicated to expanding web designers and graphic designers knowledge of Code, Culture, Design, Content and about every element of the design process. A List Apart is a light, quick loading website that will be a good edition to your web design references collection.
Web Monkey is a product of WIRED, an online learning resource website.
Smashing Magazine is another great source for web designers and graphic designers. Smashing Magazine focuses mostly on WordPress web design, CSS, and their own as well as links to freebies including icons, photos, wallpapers, WordPress templates and many more graphic and website design freebies.
Smashing Magazine has a large collection of design resources. They are one of the best online websites for graphic and web designers to find some interesting and useful tips and links. Smashing host other websites about design and a job board for designers. Here are the links:
WebDesigner Depot focuses on the type of clients or projects that most of us will encounter. Other web design sites seem to focus on the “dream clients” which are great if you can land one. This is a great site for Web Designers to get inspiration for a new project, or to keep up with the latest design styles and technologies. If you are a freelance designer you know how great it can be working for yourself. While there are many benefits of being a Freelance Web Designer, there are also parts of the design process that you miss out on not working around other designers. It helps to browse websites like this to get fresh ideas and fill the void of not working with others.
Webdesigner Depot is also a great place to find links to Graphic Design links and tutorials. Search their recent posts or view their archives for some very useful sources of web design and graphic design freebies, website templates, free icons and more. Webdesigner Depot is a compilation of some of the industry leading designers. You can also click on the About Us link on the home page to learn about contributing to their website by writing posts or providing design tutorials.