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Why these 31 Blogs Rock (Always)?

What makes a good and impressive blog?  Quality of content or the frequency of posting? Color scheme or the ease of use? Confused! Let’s find out the answers to these questions.

Focus on What?

The first question you have to ask yourself is; what are you writing for? Good ranking/PR, getting sponsors and earning money, providing information or teaching. Whatever you do; you have to be best in your field. As this blog is about design and web related contents so I will talk about this niche.

I have categorized the blogs in three fields.

1) Tutorial Blogs:

These are the blogs which provide tutorials and how to guides. Making a great tutorial blog depends on the way of writing tutorial and demonstrating it. While writing a tutorial following points should always keep in mind.

  • Write it in STEPS
  • Introduce with tools and basic idea behind the tutorial
  • Include illustrative images wherever necessary
  • Include Final product at the start and end

wprecipes.com

Net.tutsplus.com

Perishablepress.com

Line25.com

Tutorial9.net

Tutorialzine.com

Blog.echoenduring.com

Css-tricks.com

Sohtanaka.com/web-design-blog

Blog.spoongraphics.co.uk

2) Informative Blogs:

A good informative blog can be made with the quality of contents. You should be able to provide unique and complete information of the topic to your readers. Keep following points in hand while writing informative post.

  • Always focus on content
  • Use appropriate images and illustration for better explanation
  • Include further resources or readings at the end of post

Bonfx.com

Sixrevisions.com

Webdesignledger.com

Webdesignerdepot.com

Designinformer.com

Thedesigncubicle.com

Smashingmagazine.com

Spyrestudio.com

Buildinternet.com

Uxbooth.com

Onextrapixel.com

Designshack.co.uk

Carsonified.com/blog

Webdesignerwall.com

Inspiredm.com

3) Roundup Blogs:

Many of the today’s blog falls under this category. Writing a good roundup post requires immense web browsing and finding quality contents. Following points can help you build a good roundup.

  • Grab only quality content
  • Don’t repeat or copy
  • Provide link back to source
  • Unique idea for roundup

Devsnippets.com

Noupe.com

1stwebdesigner.com

Speckyboy.com

Designm.ag

Hongkiat.com

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Written by Nikhil

Founder of Powerusers and One Hour. I like to design websites and create small, useful web and desktop apps. Facebook me at @nmisal and follow me on Twitter @Powerusers.


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  2. akshay (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    Ultimate post, nix. i have seen nice post after on blog long time.

  3. Lucas Cobb Design (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    Great post. I hadn’t heard of BonFX before and really like it. Cheers.

    • Nikhil (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

      BonFX is really nice site, Douglas has done great job!

  4. Jacques van Heerden (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    Nice roundup here, I’m following all of them.

    Keep it up bro.

  5. Web Developers (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    They rock because they are informative, high-quality and often updated. Or at least this is my opinion. :)

  6. sriganesh (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    nice roundup ! most of them my daily visit :D

  7. Marcell | Webdevtuts.net (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    No Webdevtuts? Sorry to see that we’re not listed.= You have some great blogs listed above.

  8. SmashinGeeks (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    These Blogs are one of the mostly visited blog, but you missed Mashable in the compilation. But good Collection.

  9. Ankita (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    A classic collection. Liked the post.
    Interesting blog. :-)

    • Nikhil (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

      Thanks Ankita for your thumbs up!
      Really nice to see you here and meeting you at Nagpur meetup.

  10. aditia (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    those are very popular design blog, they really make my daily job easier, nice post

  11. Kids Games (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    Great roundup of inspirations and ideas blog.

  12. Website Design Templates (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    You know, I’ve never really thought of it that way…excellent explanation.

  13. Web design Singapore (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    Explanation was Good,I waiting for the new pictures add in this blog in future.

  14. custom website design (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    You made some very good points there. I searched this subject and found out that many people will agree with your web site.

  15. website prices (Reply) on Tuesday 1, 2010

    Hi Nik,

    Thanks for sharing this – very interesting.


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