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It can take years for a blog to become well established and recognized by the design community and it takes that long to build a good following. There are hundreds of Web and Graphic design blogs are all over the internet, finding which one’s are trustworthy and contain well written (and informing) articles can be hard these days.

I decided to compile a list of 15 web and graphic design blogs that I personally follow and find trustworthy (as far as original content goes). Please keep in mind that these are in no particular order.

1. Webdesigner Depot

I’ve personally been following this blog since I started in design a few years ago. There is always great, trustworthy content coming from Webdesigner Depot and they cover everything from Photoshop tutorials to WordPress plugins.

Webdesigner Depot

2. CSS-Tricks

My favorite thing about being a Front-End Web Developer is the fact that I get to work in CSS everyday. So it’s no surprise that I would follow Chris Coyier and his blog, CSS-Tricks. Chris is a CSS genius and I feel confident I am getting good information when I read his blog and his various articles he puts out daily.

 CSS-Tricks

3. Tuts+

Tuts+ not only covers Web Design and Graphic Design, but they also go as far as covering individual topics such as Vector Tuts, Craft Tuts, AE Tuts, Photo Tuts, WordPress Tuts, and many more. What I love about Tuts+ is the amazing how to videos, tutorials, and screen casts. You can get the full list of Tuts+ sites from their main website, tutsplus.com.

Tuts+

4. Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine publishes great articles and houses an awesome marketplace full of great tutorial books, one of my favorite being Smashing WordPress. They cover everything from coding to graphic design.

Smashing Magazine

5. SitePoint

SitePoint is great site for learning new things related to web and graphic design. They sell tons of great books, quite a few of which I have, that offer great information on any web related topic. The site also has a web forum, so you can sign up for that and post any questions you may have or just talk with others who share your same interests.

SitePoint

6. Creative Bloq

Creative Bloq is a branch off of the creatives magazine net mag and they cover everything from Web Design to Photography to 3D and Animation. They do mostly showcase articles for inspiration but they do cover how to articles. They publish multiple articles daily and are always on top of things, the only thing that gets to me about creative bloq’s website is the insane amount of advertisements and the lack of responsive design.

Creative Bloq

7. Designmodo

Designmodo is a great website for inspiration and how to articles. The site layout is very clean and easy to navigate through (it’s not all cluttered with advertisements), plus it’s responsive. Designmodo also posts various free resources for graphic and web designers.

Designmodo

8. Noupe

Noupe is another “cover it all” blog. They do everything from inspiration showcases and how to articles to web development and photography. Based out of Germany and created by Michael Dobler, Noupe offers a great place for designers and developers to stay in the now.

Noupe

9. Onextrapixel

Onextrapixel is fairly new to me, I just started following them recently. From what I have read over the past couple of weeks though, it seems to be a great blog to get trustworthy information from. Onextrapixel covers you from inspiration showcases to development articles as well as some great tutorial and how to articles.

Onextrapixel

10. Web Design Ledger

Web Design Ledger is a blog written by web designers for web designers. It covers various web design related tips and tutorials and has a great inspiration and freebie section.

Web Design Ledger

11. Six Revisions

Launched in 2008 by Jason Gube, Six Revisions is a great resource for Web designers and Web developers. They provide great tips and tutorials for developers and designers written by a talented, trustworthy group of designers and developers.

Six Revisions

12. Abduzeedo

Abduzeedo is an inspiration blog founded by Fabio Sasso geared more toward graphic designers and photographers. They cover quite a few tutorials for Photoshop and Illustrator as well as case studies and interviews with various designers.

Abduzeedo

13. Line25

Although it’s not the most aesthetically pleasing website to visit, Line25 does have some great articles. I always find myself stumbling across Line25 when searching for something web related.

Line25

14. Speckyboy

Speckyboy is another blog I just recently started following. Speckyboy was launched in 2007 by Paul Andrew and covers a variety of things including graphic design, development, mobile, and photography. It has a good sized following and a great selection of articles.

Speckboy

15. Enfuzed

Of course I have to list Enfuzed on here :). In all seriousness though, Enfuzed is growing fast and I hope to have it be one of the well known design inspiration blogs on the web, listed with some of the above blogs someday. I am dedicated to bringing you the best and in a different way than most other blogs, strictly focusing on the showcase and visuals, letting them do the work, while limiting the amount of text in each article (except I may have went overboard with text in this article).

Enfuzed

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Enfuzed Pinterest Featured Image

Pinterest is one of the biggest social media networks on the web right now and for good reason. With millions of photos from across the web comes millions of pieces of inspiration for people of all ages, sexes, and interests. Pinterest houses great design and art boards that are constantly getting new additions.

Here at Enfuzed we’ve compiled a list of 15 must follow design related pinners that are sure to provide inspiration. These Pinterest accounts post new high quality design images regularly.

1. Enfuzed

Enfuzed Pinterest

2. Creative Bloq

Creative Bloq Pinterest

3. Web Designer Depot

Web Designer Depot Pinterest

4. Designmodo

Designmodo Pinterest

5. Carolina Beiertz

Carolina Beiertz Pinterest

6. Behance

Behance Pinterest

7. Sean Booth

Sean Booth Pinterest

8. Mike Jones

Mike Jones Pinterest

9. Chad Syme

Chad Syme Pinterest

10. Design Quixotic

Design Quixotic Pinterest

11. Inspirationfeed

Inspirationfeed Pinterest

12. Studio North

Studio North Pinterest

13. Kingsley Harris

Kingsley Harris Pinterest

14. The Next Web

The Next Web Pinterest

15. Awwwards

Awwwards Pinterest

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The Kitchen Website

Minimalism is a current design trend that is taking the world by storm. The minimalism web design trend has really taken off in the past few years as well with the trend of flat and metro of only including essential elements within a design. The idea behind minimalist design is to keep everything to a minimum, only displaying what is relevant to the user and to the website (the essentials).

The great thing about minimalism is that helps the website’s users find what they need quickly all while avoiding non-relevant content such as advertisements or whatever else. Below we have collected 19 different websites that showcase minimalism very well in their design.

1. The Kitchen

The Kitchen Website

2. Light & Shadows by Wizz Media

Light & Shadows Website by Wizz Media

3. POCO People by Joshua Lamont

POCO People  Website by Joshua Lamont

4. Linda Dong

Linda Dong Website

5. Paramount Farms by LEVEL Studios

Paramount Farms Website by LEVEL Studios

6. Nest

Nest Website

7. Life in Greenville by Cowork Greenville

Life in Greenville Website by Cowork Greenville

8. Multiview by Orchard

Multiview Website by Orchard

9. The STUDIO

The STUDIO Website

10. ground(ctrl)

ground(ctrl) Website

11. Loghificio by Operaviva

Loghificio Website by Operaviva

12. Paco Mobles by Daniel Nabil

Paco Mobles Website by Daniel Nabil

13. FiftyThree

FiftyThree Website

14. TokioLab by NEOTOKIO!

TokioLab Website by NEOTOKIO!

15. Solo Interactive Studio

Solo Interactive Studio Website

16. Whitmans New York by Gin Lane Media

Whitmans New York Website by Gin Lane Media

17. Wrap Spaces by Triggerfish!

Wrap Spaces Website by Triggerfish!

18. Crayons to Concept

Crayons to Concept Website

19. Goosebumps Pickles by Digi-cult

Goosebumps Pickles Website by Digi-cult

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Flickr is one of the most popular photo sharing websites in the world and caters to some of the greatest photographers in the world. It’s website design has been lacking in recent years though, falling behind 500px brilliant design, …until now.

Flickr unveiled it’s brand new website design and it looks wonderful. Bigger photos, sharper photos, more photos. That’s right, Flickr is giving each user 1 terabyte of space for free. That’s not all, Flickr got more social as well with a Facebook style feed that lets you scroll through your friends latest photos and see who has been commenting on what.

The New Flickr

The New Flickr

The New Flickr Spectacular

The New Flickr One Terabyte

The New Flickr Wherever

The New Flickr Photo Feed

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Puma Mobium Featured Image

One of the hottest web design trends in the past couple of years has been the parallax scrolling effect. Parallax scrolling happens when layers are scrolled at different speeds in a simulated parallax motion effect when the cursor is moved. The end effect gives a cool user experience and some web developers have taken it to new levels and have made some pretty amazing parallax websites.

Although recently popular as a design trend for websites, parallax has actually been around since the original Nintendo days. Here we’ve gathered 15 amazing handpicked examples of parallax websites below.

1. Nike Air Jordan 2012

Update 2-17-14: This site is no longer online, but you can view a video of the parallax scrolling effect here.

Nike Air Jordan 2012 Parallax Website

2. Lost World’s Fair Atlantis

Lost World's Fair Atlantis Parallax Website

3. James Bond 007 Cars Revolution

James Bond 007 Cars Revolution Parallax Website

4. Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque Parallax Website

5. Iutopi

Iutopi Parallax Website

6. Flight of the Fireflies

Flight of the Fireflies Parallax Website

7. Unfold

Unfold Parallax Website

8. Oakley

Oakley Parallax Website

9. Puma Mobium

Puma Mobium Parallax Website

10. Mario Kart History

Mario Kart History Parallax Website

11. Scroll for Your Health

Scroll for Your Health Parallax Website

12. The Rise and Rise of David Bowie

The Rise and Rise of David Bowie Parallax Website

13. GLP Creative

GLP Creative Parallax Website

14. Lexus LS

Lexus LS Parallax Website

15. Inception Explained

Inception Explained Parallax Website

16. Design Week Portland 2012

Design Week Portland 2012 Parallax Website

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It’s a must to stay current on latest trends in the design world, especially Web Design. The people from designzzz brought us this infographic showing what the latest trends in web design are, which include responsive design, oversized images, metro designs, interactivity, and speed just to name a few.

Created by Designzzz

Latest Web Design Trends by Designzzz

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If your website isn’t mobile friendly by now, chances are you are losing a substantial amount of customers as I type this. Statistics show in 2011 there was an estimated 5 billion phones in the world, 1 billion of which were smart phones. 84% of those 1 billion smart phones were used to browse the web, that’s 840,000,000 phones browsing the web. Now which website are you more likely to stay on, one that is mobile friendly or one that isn’t? (That’s a rhetorical question by the way).

Below is an Infographic from Splio with 10 basic tips about responsive design. Responsive Web Design is a web design approach aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of re-sizing  panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).

To test is a website is responsive simply visit it on your computer, and click the restore down button at the top right of your browser window (to the left of the red close button) and drag the browser window from right to left. If it is responsive, the website will adapt to the window size accordingly. You can go ahead and test it here on Enfuzed! Yes we’re responsive!

Created by Splio

10 Basic Tips about Responsive design by Splio