Design Resources

This was originally a post on my blog but has enough lasting value to be it’s own page.

Here is a loose library of sites, books, courses, people, and companies I’ve found to be extraordinarily helpful, inspiring, and worthwhile for freelance web design. This is only meant to be a starting point for you, not an authoritative, complete font of knowledge. I tried to avoid posting redundant links; for instance there are literally dozens of articles from A List Apart I reference often but I trust you can find the ones that suit you best on their site. I anticipate this to be updated frequently, so I hope you bookmark this or check back often. Enjoy these freelance web design resources!

Update:

This random guy from Sweden found my site, read this page, and wanted to contribute his own work.  I checked him out and not only was he legitimate, but the information is spot on and clear.  Thank you, @robertmening for giving my site a perusal and thanks for adding to the collection!

Here’s some of Robert’s articles, which are excellent for first time would be clients.

We don’t agree 100%, but this is excellent information and I admire the initiative of a guy half way around the world finding me to talk shop, so I thought that merited a mention!

UPDATE:  There’s a link below but a special shout out to Flywheel wheel, whom I proud to recommend for any and all WordPress hosting needs.  As I write more about maintenance, repair and overhaul plans as part of a smart web design strategy,  the need for a partner like Flywheel is even more pronounced.  If you are launching a WordPress site, do yourself a favor and pony up to Flywheel.

Design:
Web & Design:
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Typography
User Experience
Performance
Industry Leaders
Content, Copy, and Information Architecture
Photography
Content Management Systems
  • Jekyll
  • WordPress
  • Craft
  • Drupal
Training and Education
Business & Philosophy
Amazing Side Projects people make:
Saint Louis and Amazing
Fun, Worth your time, but at most tangentially related:
Last but never the least: friends