Expert advice on what to bookmark and follow to help you learn and grow as a web designer on your own.
“You cannot teach, you can only learn.” And, perhaps, now is the time when learning is easy – there are many sources of knowledge. There are even too many of them. Information about web design – read not reread. There are also pre-made selections of the most important resources.
The problem is that they are often written by copywriters who do not deal with practice. Therefore, we went from the opposite direction – we turned to experts and asked them to share the really necessary resources from their practice. The result is a useful selection – a concentrate of vitamins in the world of diluted juices. Enjoy.
What to read, watch and listen to about web design
To make a website on Tilda, you don’t have to be a designer: you assemble a website from ready-made universal blocks and even templates. However, for inspiration and general development, it is worth looking at and reading what and how other specialists are doing: what solutions they use, how they design site interfaces, in what sequence the blocks are placed, how fonts are combined.
For your convenience, we have summarized all resources in tables, sorted by category.
Websites and Blogs
Design and development publication.
A selection of the best works of agencies and web studios from around the world.
Catalog of the portfolio of designers.
Ready-made palettes and examples of color combinations.
An educational platform with courses for designers.
Selection of the best sites.
Translation of articles about design and digital from English.
Publication about web design: articles, inspiration, galleries.
Apple guidelines for designers.
Dijet articles for developers.
A community and portfolio of good designers.
Getpocket of the CreativePeople team
The CreativePeople team captures and shares interesting content.
The best examples of graphic design.
Great Apps Timeline
A retrospective of the design of the most popular apps.
A selection of free resources for a designer.
Dyjet about Yura Vetrov’s interfaces.
Selections of cases, useful tools and films for designers.
How to achieve efficiency in projects when collaboration of different specialists is required.
A selection of the best landing pages.
Articles about design.
The Google Resource for Designers: Theory, Sources, and Tools for Digital Product Creation.
Mikhail Kalashnikov’s blog about media and technology.
Blog by Nathan Curtis, founder of UX company EightShapes.
The best examples of graphic design.
Showcase of new IT products.
Designers portfolio. Many good works from designers from the CIS countries.
A catalog of the best examples of web design.
Articles on how to use Sketch effectively.
Library of knowledge about web design and internet marketing.
A publication about startups, growing businesses, new earning models, extraordinary heroes from around the world and growth technologies.
Popular illustrated long reads about almost everything in the world.
Web design news.
Design & Interfaces Blog
Blog of Maxim Shaikhalov, interface designer.
Collective blog of designers.
Journal of the project of Ilya Ruderman and Yuri Ostromentsky.
Online publication about type and typography.
Manpower of Artemy Lebedev
Notes on design, history of important inventions, interfaces, semiotics, etc.
Competition of sites on the Russian Internet.
Ludwig Bystronovsky’s website
Website of the designer and art director: links to publications and announcements of performances.
Advice. Artem Gorbunov Design Bureau
Advice on design, layout, text editing and negotiations with clients.
The largest Russian IT community.
Speckyboy Design Magazine
Distribution of articles for designers – about creating interfaces, about tools, about marketing and working with clients. Recommended by Roman Kvartalnov.
A newsletter on how to write useful information-style text. Recommended by: Maxim Smirnov and Daria Prokuda.
Weekly newsletter digest from interface designer Lyosha Reva. Recommended by: Olga Pavlova.
A paid graphic design digest from the creator of Awdee. Recommended by: Olga Pavlova.
Anton Zhiyanov’s weekly newsletter-digest. Recommended by: Olga Pavlova.
Community on Slack about design.
Design Thinking Russian Group
The Russian community about design thinking on Facebook.
Russian Prototyping Club
A Facebook group where designers from all over Russia share useful links and experiences.
A group of UX specialists on Facebook.
An open group dedicated to the UX / UI Intensive in Britain. Materials, articles, courses and vacancies for designers.
Reviews, digests, broadcasts on UX design topics.
UX designer notes
Useful articles, videos, observations on the topic of interface design.
Facebook community of design managers
The Facebook group grew out of the Design Management course at the British Higher School of Art and Design.
Podcasts and videos
Channel of Casey Neistat, a very popular YouTube personality, filmmaker, vlogger and co-founder of social media company Beme.
Don’t Fear The Internet
Free video lectures on the basics of HTML and CSS.
Google Developer Channel.
Podcasts from the Intercom team, in which expert practitioners talk about design, startups and marketing.
Photoshop Tutorials by PHLEARN
Photoshop video tutorials for designers, illustrators and photographers.
The channel of the largest publication about technological innovations.
A competent podcast on narrow UX topics.
Channel of the largest startup accelerator. Experts share stories of companies’ formations.
ZephyrLab studio channel. Design Stories & Conference Papers – Dribbble, Design Weekend, LeanKanban.
Reports from Yandex designers.
Being Danil Krivoruchko
Channel of Danila Krivoruchko, a visual effects designer based in New York.
Channel of Sergei Surganov, art director of Meduza.
Now How Channel
Links to well-designed websites from all over the world.
Links to design topics, usually without explanation.
Annotated links to interesting, useful, and surprising high tech news.
Notes by UX Designer Anton Grigoriev.
Pasha and his procrastination
Pavel Fedorov’s channel about how to write text, problems of writers, rules of the Russian language, advice from writers, books about craft.