Useful design resources

by | May 20, 2011

I thought I’d share some of the sites online that I find to be vastly useful.

A List Apart

Useful design resources

A List Apart is an incredibly important resource to designers and developers alike. It was started years ago by Jeffrey Zeldman, one of the leading voices in the web standards movement. Its focus isn’t so much on the end product, but instead on best practices and the importance of web standards. It’s less about the surface layer of a website and more about the process involved in making that website come together through practical methods.

Design Float

Useful design resources

Design Float might not be original in concept, but social bookmarking geared specifically towards the designer is an excellent way to discover new useful resources without having to try too hard to find them. It’s also a useful resource for getting your design-related articles seen by the general public. Let’s face it, Digg is so over-saturated that it takes a special kind of luck to write an article that becomes popular enough to be seen by more than a just a few individuals. So although Digg is exponentially more popular, you’ll probably get more traffic from an article on Design Float.

CSS Galleries

Useful design resources

Of course, no list would be complete without mentioning the countless CSS Galleries that aim to inspire creativity and reinforce the importance of web standards. Here are just some of many places to go to find what’s current in the world of design trends:

Smashing Magazine

Useful design resources Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is an excellent resource for design articles, tutorials, showcases, and design tools.

Introducing Rapid Wireframing

Mix & Match 478+ premade Blocks & export the final design as .json file. This is not a plugin nor child theme. Nothing to be installed on your site. It's is an online drag & drop tool for you to easily mix & match 478+ premade blocks then simply export...

Subdomains and SEO – Pros and Cons of Subdomains vs Subdirectories

Pros and Cons of Subdomains and Subdirectories in 2022 If you want to manage multiple websites for your business or your clients, one way to achieve subdomains or subdirectories on WordPress is to use WordPress Multisite (formally known as WPMU). This creates a...

How to Design a WordPress Website on Cloud Servers

Introduction Are you looking to create a WordPress website but don't know where to start? If you're feeling overwhelmed, don't worry - we're here to help. In this blog post, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about designing a WordPress website on...

Why are companies Debranding?

  In recent years, some of the world's biggest companies have discarded depth and detail to Debrand Burger King, lost weight. Rolling Stone found a cleaner edge. VW shared its depth and shadow, as did Kia, Pfizer, Nissan, Durex, Intel, Toyota and a host of other...

RankMath vs Yoast: Which is better for SEO? (2022)

Which software do you use to manage SEO on your website? Should you use Yoast SEO or Rank Math? While Yoast SEO gets most of the press, that doesn t mean it s your only option for search engine optimization on WordPress. There are numerous other effective plugins...

Understanding the Limits of Shared WordPress Hosting

  INTRO Shared WordPress hosting is often viewed as the best value for hosting your website. But when it comes to reliable performance, real human support, and security, it can quickly become a nightmere number of reasons. It can be slow because you are sharing...

Why is my WordPress Website Slow?

Santa Barbara Web Design and Hosting from Ameravant What are the two most important for website speed? Web Hosting: If you are using shared hosting, or your managed hosting is not optimized, you may have a slow website which can lead visitors to click off your site....

How to Write SEO-Friendly Content Like a Pro with A.I.

You Won't Believe How Easy It Is to Generate SEO Content for Your Website Artificial intelligence (AI) has come a long way since its inception in the 1960s. In recent years, AI has been used to create systems that can automatically analyze and interpret data. This...