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9 Design Blogs to Follow in 2009
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The Best New Design Blogs of 2008
The Design community really exploded in 2008 with many rich new blogs. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a tough time keeping up with everything in the design community given the number of blogs to follow.
For this reason, I’ve collected the Top 9 New Design Blogs to follow in 2009. In short, these are blogs that have made a strong impact in the design community in a short amount of time.
You can download the XML file and import these blogs to your feed reader, or read on to see what blogs you should be keeping an eye on in the new year.
1. Fuel Your Creativity
Fuel Your Creativity is the design blog founded by Adelle Charles in early 2008 that has quickly become a designer hang out of sorts. It’s not just a blog, it’s an experience that keeps getting better with fresh new updates every week.
Function offers outstanding design services, but also doubles as an insightful design blog. Liam McKay has really made it into a wild success with it’s resources being used by the likes of PSDTUTS.
3. UX Booth
UX Booth is a group that writes about User Experience and offers free Website Usability Reviews that all designers and developers can benefit from. If you take your design seriously, UX is something you should be paying attention to.
4. Web Design Ledger
Web Design Ledger may be a young design blog, but it packs quite the punch. It’s definitely a blog to keep on your radar in the new year — we don’t think they’ll disappoint.
5. Think Design
Think Design has been sharing some great design resources since late 2008, and they don’t seem like they’ll start slowing down anytime soon. Subscribe and you’ll have new freebies, sent to you regularly.
6. Design Mag
Design Mag is a new site that is aimed at providing a wide variety of resources for web designers and developers. Run by Steven Snell of Vandelay Website Design, Design Mag is quickly becoming a go-to spot for new and creative design resources.
7. Elite By Design
Elite By Design is a design blog that publishes great articles, tutorials and resources on a regular basis. They contributed some great things to the design community in 2008, and we expect much more from them in 2009.
PSDTUTS isn’t a new blog by any means, but the Envato network deserves tremendous applause for everything it accomplished in the past year. An array of new tutorial sites have been launched (including NETTUTS and VECTORTUTS), new online marketplaces have taken off, and they even helped the community by organizing Blog Action Day 2008. To say the least, a certain someone over at Envato has really become a tue inspiration and role model for the rest of us (*ahem* that’s you Collis).
9. Design Cubicle
Design Cubicle was actually chosen by the design community at large. Founded only recently by Brian Hoff, it’s become a valuable asset to designers everywhere, helping people design, interact, and learn new things.
What Were Your Favorites?
Now that we’ve shared our favorite blogs of 2008, we’d like to know what your favorites were (And don’t all say Tutorial9 at once now!)