The Top 25 List of Blogs is becoming a trademark around here. We have already created the Top 25 Blogs About Blogging and the Top 25 SEO Blogs. Now it is time to cover the web design niche.
The Original 25
|1||A List Apart||8||10||10||10||38|
|3||456 Berea Street||7||8||10||8||33|
|11||The Man in Blue||7||5||10||3||25|
|16||Sitepoint Design Blog||6||10||4||4||24|
Other Notable Sites / Blogs
I have a lot of fun compiling these lists because it allows me to discover a bunch of new blogs, most of them with excellent content. It is also interesting to see how the different blogs on a specific niche perform under the parameters. Once again we based the analysis on Google’s Pagerank, Alexa rank, Bloglines subscribers and Technorati authority. The details about the algorithm can be found below the table.
Blogs considered: the list considers only blogs that have a high percentage of web design related content.
Google Pagerank (0 to 10): the actual Pagerank was used on the algorithm.
Alexa Rank (0 to 10): Ranges were determined based on the Alexa Rank (i.e., 150k and up, 150k-100k, 100k-75k, 75k-50k) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).
Bloglines Subscribers (0 to 10): Subscriber ranges were determined (i.e., 1-50, 50-100, 100-150, 150-200) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).
Technorati Authority (0 to 10): Ranges were determined based on Technorati’s Authority rank (i.e., 1-100, 100-200, 200-400,400-600) and each range was assigned a number (1 to 10).
Thank you so much for this impressive list! I really need these lists.
great blog, awesome.
Website Designon says
Great tips and resources.This is looking so good.
Thank you Sir.
Website Design Delhion says
I was searching on internet and I found your web design blog..it is really intrestingkeep it up.look forward to read more from you
a good collection, thank you.
seo consultanton says
Keep up the good work
This is just what I was looking for. Sometimes it is useful to ‘borrow’ a blog layout. Especially when you are starting out.
This is a wonderfull list!!! Thanks so much! Great job!
Thanks for the list with Page rank Info.
while searching i found your blog after going through it i found Useful infomation from your blog.
Web Design Companyon says
That really pretty impressive comparison! And a great list of useful blogs.
web design mumbaion says
Nice blog great information
Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
Pretty impressive comparison! And a list of useful blogs. Thanks!
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Rob Waiteon says
Really useful list, it’s quite an arduous task scouring the web for decent and highly ranked web design blogs so you’ve saved me quite a bit of time!
Web Design Blogon says
We just launched nowsayit.com … expect to see it here soon he he i hope so
Media Trainingon says
Its a shame that Bartelme Design has dried up on his content. Always liked the work he produced.
Jason Goldbergon says
Nice list, I hope my blog makes it on that list one day. Still have a ways to go
I am the new visitor to this blog and really impressed with the informative list !! Keep up posting the good stuff..
Corporate Website Designon says
A well compiled list of blogs…thanks for sharing it with all of us.
Erickson Juricks2Webon says
Oh!… wow wow, nice list… I find it very interesting… I’ll some of it… coz I’ve already try most of it. But anyway i really like most of the list coz they really know what they are doing on the web industry…
Well, I agree with a few of those… I’ll have to look into some ofthe others… Thanks for the research.
Dubai Web Design, Developmenton says
Great list. But there is a problem that only home page contain good PR inner pages don’t have PR.
Effective Web Designon says
There is a lot of random web design blogs on that list, some I personally would not including in web design. However, see the way you guys are rating them by search it would only be fair. Very nice list none the less.
Reena (catch me)on says
really an updater for me ,i have to updates my list right now ,although thanks for sharing such good information.
This is definitely a great list. And I agree with your list. These are really resourceful and top related blogs on web designs. Very impressive…
Glen(Web-Design Blog)on says
Nice post but perhaps it should read top 25 ranked web-design blog
because my blog is clearly missing from the list.
skiing in italyon says
great tips thanks
Mandy, they are built into the theme.
How did u do that? All by hand? I am really interested in that because I’m trying to automate some of the things you did.
Where’s Digital Web Magazine (www.digital-web.com)? It has a Google PR of 9 — the highest of ’em all. Thanks for a great list.
Thank you for discovering some great blogs for me
Good one John, I will update the list.
John Lampardon says
Great list! Why isn’t Jeffrey Zeldman (http://www.zeldman.com/) on it though? He probably taught most other people on that list everything they know!
Oli Daleon says
Thanks for placing tutorial blog on your list, pleasantly surprised we did so well.
Bloglines is the only RSS reader that reveals its numbers publicly.
David Aireyon says
Gotta tell ya, I’ve never thought of making a list of Top 25 Web Design Blogs or anything like that. But it is a good list indeed. I’ve found some very interesting themes…thanks.
Jermayn Parkeron says
Not many surprises there especially A List Apart and Smashing Magazine.
Very good list, and I’m even subscribed to several of them, so I guess I’m on the right track.
Congrats on the Adage Power 150 David.
David Aireyon says
Thanks for the inclusion! I recently joined the Adage Power 150 list, and this is great too.
Keith Dsouzaon says
Nice list, I have seen the works of A list apart and smashing magazine will take some time out to go through the others from list to gain some inspiration for my designing skills
Great toplist of blogs about design. In order to have a successful blog you must always take care of your website design. These blogs are giving out for sure a lot of useful tips. Thanks for the top;). I will visit the top 5 ;).
Yeah Brian I told you, an RSS icon should do it hehe.
Brian Gardneron says
Great list Daniel, looks like I should build up my RSS readership, huh? P.S. Love the redesign here!
Ah, impressive list! I’ve actually seen a few of these before (sorry for not remember for you the other day!)