A Year of Design Lists

 

Web design resources, tutorials, blog lists, and more

by Matt Sung/December 30, 2007

 
2007 was a year full of site listings for design resources. We’ve put together a general list of over 100 lists to send you on hours of tangents.

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Web Design and Development
  1. Ai Alex: Top 50 Inspirational Websites for Designers
  2. Andrew Sellick: 15 must have web developer tools for beginners
  3. Code-Sucks.com: Faux Column CSS Layouts
  4. ColorLovers: Ultimate HTML Color HEX Code List
  5. eConsultant: Top 126 Ajax Tutorials
  6. Elements of Design: Flash Video Players Design Showcase
  7. Emma Alvarez: Top best 50 free tools for your website
  8. Fadtastic: Big, Bold Backgrounds
  9. For Webdesigners: 470 helpful links for webdesigners
  10. Jaslabs: Top 5 javascript frameworks
  11. Jason Bartholme: 101 CSS Resources to Add to Your Toolbelt of Awesomeness
  12. Mashable: 250+ Tools and Resources For Coding the Web
  13. Mashable: 30+ Sites To Help Inspire Your Designs
  14. Max Kiesler: Round-up of 30 AJAX Tutorials
  15. Noupe: 47+ Excellent Ajax CSS Forms
  16. PaulSpoerry: 125 Code Snippets for web designers
  17. RIA Blog: 52 Reasons Why Programmers Work On Weekends
  18. Smashing Magazine: 80+ AJAX-Solutions For Professional Coding
  19. Smashing Magazine: 65 Excellent Flash Designs
  20. Smashing Magazine: 60 Elegant and Visually Appealing Designs
  21. Smashing Magazine: 70 Expert Ideas For Better CSS Coding
  22. Smashing Magazine: 30 Usability Issues To Be Aware Of
  23. Somethingweb: 3 Techniques to Take Your Site to the Next Level
  24. StylishLabs: 10+ Great Simple Tips To Boost Your Creativity
  25. Tech Magazine: Full Web 2.0 API List
  26. Thuiven: 35 website footer designs, trends and styles
  27. Tutorial Blog: 12 Javascript Image Galleries
  28. Vandelay Website Design: 77 Resources to Simplify Your Life as a Web Designer
  29. Vandelay Website Design: 40 Firefox Extensions for Web Designers
  30. Vandelay Website Design: 21 Factors that Influence the First Impression
  31. Vladimir Prelovac: Webmaster Essentials Checklist
  32. Web Design Blog: A complete list of web design galleries
  33. Web Worker Daily: 6 Firefox Extensions for Web Workers
  34. Witty Sparks: 26 Best ways to implement AJAX, CSS and Javascript based Tabs
Web Sites
  1. DesignCharts: Weekly Top 40 Website Design Charts
  2. Mashable: 2007 In Review: Best of the Best
  3. Outlaw Design Blog: Best Designs of 2007
  4. Pixel Awards: The Pixel Awards 2007
  5. Split Da Diz: 99 sites dont je ne pourrais pas me passer
  6. Ted: 100 Websites You Should Know and Use
  7. Tutorialblog.org: 20 of the best Ecommerce Websites
  8. Web Designer Wall: Best of CSS Design 2007
  9. You the Designer: 10 Awe-Inspiring Interactive Websites
Blogs & Blogging
  1. Antilogic Design: 4 Offline marketing tips to increase website traffic
  2. Bits O' NewMedia: 5 Reasons to Use "5 Reasons" in Your Blog Post Title
  3. CR Blog: 2007: The CR Blog Top Ten
  4. Dailyblogtips: Top 25 Web Design Blogs
  5. David Airey: Top 50 graphic design blogs
  6. Glenn Wolsey: Top 10 Most Beautiful Blog Designs
  7. Ronicas Design: 20 Inspiring Design Blogs
  8. Sacha Greif: 16 great looking blog/portfolio sites
  9. SEO 2.0: 101 Ways to Make Your Blog More Popular and Successful
  10. You the Designer: 25 Ways to Promote Your Website or Blog
Freelancing
  1. Codswallop: The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need
  2. Design News: 120 Self Promotion Ideas for Graphic Designers & Freelancers
  3. Freelance Switch: 12 Breeds of Client and How to Work with Them
  4. Wakeuplater: 7 Tips on Quoting Freelance Projects
Tutorials & Tips
  1. BlueBlog: Software Engineering Tips for Startups
  2. Emma Alvarez: 65 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials
  3. Dennis Plucinik: 60 Advanced Adobe Photoshop Tutorials
  4. Web Designer Wall: [30] Photoshop Secret Shortcuts
Icons+
  1. Blog Creativo: Más de 800 brushes para Photoshop
  2. CSS Juice: 560 Free Web Application Interface Icons
  3. Design Bliss: Free Calendar Templates for Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
  4. Design Vitality: The Top 50 Sources for Free Designer Icons
  5. Deziner Folio: Top 50 Supercool Free Icon Sets
Logos
  1. The FontFeed: The Logos of Web 2.0
  2. Logo Design Blog: Design Inspiration: 56 Most Creative Logos
  3. Zarqun.com: Coleccion de 100 logotipos Andaluces
Typography & Fonts
  1. Blogging Bits: 54 Typography Resources Every Designer Should Bookmark
  2. Pro Blog Design: 30 Ways to Increase Readability Online
  3. Smashing Magazine: 80 Beautiful Typefaces For Professional Design
  4. Smashing Magazine: 40+ Excellent Freefonts For Professional Design
Technology
  1. CNET Reviews: Best smartphones of 2007
  2. CNET Reviews: Best 5 laptop cases
  3. Gizmodo: Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras of 2007
  4. Gizmodo: 10 Gadgets You Need For Global Orgasm 2007
  5. Inventor Spot: 10 Most Brilliant Inventions of 2007 - R&D Magazine
  6. Techcrunch: Most Popular TechCrunch Posts of 2007
  7. TIME: Gadget of the Year Poll Results - The Best Inventions Of The Year
Green
  1. American Zoological Association: Top 10 Wildlife Conservation Success Stories in 2007
  2. INC: The Eco-Advantage - Green 50 - Sustainable businesses
  3. Treehugger: domino & TreeHugger Present: The Green List
Fashion
  1. Cool Hunting: Best New Fashion Designers of 2007
  2. ELLE: Best Dressed Women 2007
  3. Gawker: The 10 Best U.S. Mag Fashion Editorials Of 2007
  4. ReviewJournal.com: Trends We Love: 12 looks we'd like too see stick around ...
  5. Style.com: The Year in Fashion
General Design
  1. The Book Design Review: Favorite Book Covers of 2007
  2. Billboard: The 25 Best Rock Posters of All Time
  3. Cool Hunting: Top Five Photographers of 2007
  4. DesignNotes: My Top 20 Albums of 2007 Visualized
  5. Noupe: 39 Addictions - Designers just can’t stop
  6. TIME: The 10 Best (New and Upcoming) Architectural Marvels
  7. You the Designer: 30 Delightful Graphic Design Books
General News
  1. CNET News: Top 10 reasons why you'd miss working
  2. Details: The Details Power 50: The Most Influential Men Under 45
  3. Fast Company: Most Innovative Business People of 2007
  4. New York Magazine: Reasons to Love New York 2007
  5. New York Magazine: Best in Art - The 2007 Culture Awards
  6. Portfolio.com: The Year's Best and Worst Ads
  7. Portfolio.com: Ten Smartest C.E.O. Moves of 2007
  8. Tech Crunch: Year in DeadPool (2007 Edition)
  9. TIME: 50 Top 10 Lists of 2007
Video
  1. CNET TV: Best of the Buzz 2007 video
  2. TBS: Funniest Ads of 2007
  3. Webbys Awards: 12 Most Influential Online Videos of All Time
  4. YesButNoButYes: Top Ten Sexiest TV Commercials Ever?

 
 
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