It’s that time of year when we reflect on what we are thankful for in our lives. The power of the internet continues to grow and mature in ways that help web designers do more with less money and less time. So lets break up why Web designers are thankful for the web into bite size chunks with very little “stuffing.”
The following sites showcase the latest in above average design using CSS and/or Flash on their homepage. Many different styles and influences here.
2. CSS Drive
3. Deviant Art – This site is for art and design in general, which is great if you are looking for ispiration from various mediums.
4. CSS Beauty – Gallery Page
These sites are great for staying current on the latest useful info for designers.
8. Abduzeedo – Great for inspiration as well.
9. Killer Sites – Great for tutorials too.
10. Alvit – Awesome master list of resources!
Social media has really helped designers quickly share useful information with each other and consume large amounts of it in a very short amount of time; and time for a designer, is money. Here are some sites that help them do it.
11. Twitter – Microblogging is here to stay.
12. Delicious – Used for Social Bookmarking.
13. Design Float – Like Digg, but for design niche.
14. StumbleUpon – Used for web discovery and social bookmarking.
15. Design Bump – Another site like Digg for designers.
Every designer started somewhere. Here are some sites to help a new designer get a good start or a seasoned designer add to the arsenal of skills.
16. W3 Schools – A must for beginners.
17. Video-Tutes – Video tutorials.
18. PSDTuts – Great Photoshop tutorials.
20. Tutorialized – Huge amount of tutorials here.
There is no shortage of tools on the web and no shortage of lists of tools. Many of them are beyond the scope of this list. But for those who want just one site, check out this one:
Nothing beats digital belly to belly conversation and forums were one of the pillars of the early web. Here are some forums for web designers.
24. Sitepoint – Forums page.
25. Daniweb – Technically, this may not be concidered a forum, but it has all the ingrediants and is really useful!
This list is by no means an exhaustive list. So designers, please, leave comments and share with us what you are thankful for on the web. Happy holidays.