There are so many ways to present a website, whether it’s to have it match up with the content a developer is working on or if they want to add a lot of visual aspects across their work. Designing a website seems easy to do at first glance, but it’s the inside that makes everything feel more complex than it looks. All in all, the massive amount of work for a web designer should be as sharp as the goal they’re aiming for.
Despite how discouraging the size of these projects looks, I want to help everyone that’s aspiring to become a web designer to realize that they’re not alone with their projects. With that said, I feel these ten sites are the perfect resources to make their own site look as professional or presentable as possible!
Smashing Magazine has a lot of information that aspiring designers may need to take note of. On the top, they can look over the articles, books, events and jobs that are available from SM, but the rest of the homepage along has a good number of articles that have the help developers need to get a good idea of what they need to do before they start coding.
Its appearance looks as black as the command prompt many computers include, but its knowledge of web designing is still as massive as its counterparts. It features articles that discuss tech topics and even discusses topics that other designers may not think about that often.
This site provides a good amount of advice regarding developer tools, visual designs tips, and even shares some info regarding user experience. The trends they touch upon regularly make them worth looking into for those that are religiously following technological discussions.
Boagworld may not look like the flashiest site out there, but its simplicity makes for a great reminder that aspiring web developers don’t necessarily have to be as vibrant or animated as what they think they should. It discusses how sites don’t necessarily require user involvement but can still have quality added as a priority all throughout the development.
Onextrapixel is able to guide its followers into the experience needed of creating websites that can deliver on all fronts while remaining as simplistic as possible. They even include ideas and tips on how to incorporate holidays, plus themes best fit for for specific industries.
The first question that the site asks is “Is Tech The Right Career Path For You?” After that, aspiring developers will go through a quiz to see if they’re ready or not. Even if they don’t know as much about technology, they can still learn and find the right resources to start they web design career.
Don’t let its name sound like it’s a cat-video award ceremony, because Awwwards Blog has everything you need to know about with digging deep into web designing and getting the most out of it. Developers can look up case studies, see the videos provided by other designers, and even get an idea of how other sites work in different countries.
Speckyboy provides users the knowledge of designing sites that are friendly in not just color but also appearance overall. Its fitting of the site to have a similar look, and it’s also full of topics and news to bring up, whether it’s sites that others can learn from or chuckle a bit at the lighter personality of the site’s publishers.
This site provides a good amount of information for web designers to take note of; they give advice on how to add different colors to a site’s interface, they provide articles that mention which sites should be used for sounds or images, and they also give advice on how to make images presentable on social media.
10. Design Bombs
Design Bombs is perfect for newcomers to look up from in order to get an idea of what they can do with designing the website that they want. It features other guides to learn from as the experience from designing websites progresses, but there are other features that can’t be ignored; multiple categories to gain so much knowledge from, and even a newsletter to be notified of more articles to read about (and use into creating a new website)
These ten resources are guaranteed to help graphic designer’s find help, tips and inspiration! Regardless of what the content may be or how big it can get, you can easily delve into the world of web designing.