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10 Web design sites worth bookmarking

A List Apart

The 10 websites featured in this gallery are resources that I turn to for information and tips when I'm working on a Web site design project. Some of the resources are tech centric, and some are helpful guides for making a site look first-rate. All of the Web design sites are useful to Web developers, people who might consider themselves Web designers or Webmasters, or people who don't do any backend code work.

A List Apart is the site to go to for information about making websites, whether it is writing JavaScript, weird CSS tricks, or HTML oddities.

Related TechRepublic blog: Web design sites with must-read tips.

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Justin James is the Lead Architect for Conigent.

15 comments
tweetypie
tweetypie

You know - when you've completely forgotten that dodge that really worked, that bit of code you used last month or that syntax that you can't quite recall?

Justin James
Justin James

... but I have a tendency to forget about them, because their information is usually not as in-depth as I need by the time I'm actively looking things up. But hey, that's just me. :) J.Ja

chris
chris

This may be linked on one of the mentioned sites, but I find this very helpful in coding for browser compatibility: http://caniuse.com/

Leo
Leo

I've been looking to compile such a list for a very long time but it's harder to do than it sounds. -Leo

jprew
jprew

Useit.com is a great tool and Jacob is one of my all time guru gods but, Vince Flanders webpagesthatsuck.com should be on this list. I've been using the web since before it was the web and all too often I've come across site designs that need to be banned from the internet and their webmasters keelhauled. The sad thing is that many of these are business websites, official City or County pages, and even universities. At Mr Flanders site you get to see the best of the worst. To my mind that's a great tool for learning what not to do in web design - All of the other sites here only show the good stuff.

kgw
kgw

You have chosen some very interesting (and helpful) websites for the designer, webmaster - beginner or Pro alike in HTML. While I realize a list like this is difficult as there are thousands of reference websites out there, I do feel that a website that features CSS and everything just CSS was missed. I have a suggestion and this is: Stu Nicholls | CSSplay | Experiments with cascading style sheets | Doing it with Style! which is found at: http://www.cssplay.co.uk/ Mr. Nichholls has operated this website for many years with his focus being anything that can be done in HTML can be accomplished using CSS and for the most part, he has proved this. It is a VERY comprehensive and well done website providing hundreds of examples in how using CSS we can accomplish what we only thought was the impossible.

d.j.elliott
d.j.elliott

I agree. Stu Nicholl's site really breaks down how to use CSS to create many styles/looks