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63 Extraordinary Companies that Support the Design Community

As bloggers and designers, we’re used to getting a lot of things for free.  Free content is an excellent way to bring new visitors to your website and many visitors these days expect to see free content.  Personally, I love giving away free content; I love receiving it too but as a blogger and supporter of the design community, I think it’s very important to not only visit my favorite sites but to also support those site’s sponsors.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday I decided to write this post and say thanks to the advertisers who keep the design community alive and keep much of the content free.  Listed below are as many advertisers as I could find that advertise in the design community.  I encourage you all to visit these sites and support them as best as you can.

DESIGN GALLERIES

DESIGN STUDIOS

DESIGN WEBSITES & BLOGS

ONLINE PRINTING

PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE & HARDWARE

PSD TO HTML CONVERSION

STOCK IMAGERY AND RESOURCES

WEB HOSTING

WEBSITE TEMPLATES & BUILDERS

Grant Friedman

Grant Friedman is a graphic design, blogger, and author. In addition to being the founder of this website, Grant is also the editor of Psdtuts, one of the world's most popular tutorial websites.

  • Great stuff. Interesting post and a great point. There are a lot of familiar faces in the sidebars of many design blogs, and they’re doing a great job keeping it running :)

  • wow, fantastic list, really needed some of these references – thanks!

  • Great post and quite a unique idea. The only thing that would be nice would be to see each company’s ad next to their listing!

  • I love the idea behind this post. Hereby I want to thank all the sponsors that keep our nice community running.

  • This is a great collection – thanks for mentioning our site :)

  • Without these people/companies I wouldn’t be able to spend much time on my blog. Big thank you.

  • Great compilation – saved it as favorite, as I know it will be useful to refer back to

  • I would like to thank you for thanking us! I will be honest, part of the reason I choose to advertise on the blogs, content sites and sites that cater to the design and freelance community is because the high quality of content they provide and knowing that they need sponsors and advertisers to maintain said content!
    Best,
    Heather Villa
    IAC-EZ

  • Great idea, to give a shout out to the advertisers that support the design community!

  • Hi,
    great article … oh .. and thx for the mention :)
    greetings,
    thomas

  • Awesome links. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Thanks for adding in Sitemasher.
    I am impressed with most of the design blogs on how they support each other and it’s advertisers.
    The quality of the blogs surpass many other topics and verticals on the web with regards to quality and integrity – great work guys!
    I hope to support more in 2009.
    Shannon

  • the best of the best..I am also surprised to see many are new for me – bookmarking, thanks!

  • Very good list. Thanks for sharing dude

  • Thanks for mentioning us. Keep up the good work!

  • Adam Collins

    Grant, this is great stuff. Thanks for all the tips and cant wait to see what’s coming for 2009!

  • Now this is a unique post! A great reference too for those looking for advertising.
    Thanks to you and the sponsors!

  • Tanks for the collection. Very good…

  • Thanks for listing our website http://xhtml.pixelcrayons.com/ into PSD TO HTML CONVERSION category.

  • Great list! Thank you so much for putting these together :D

  • I just can join to all, who says thanks here. The same for me – it’s great we can help each other to keep going and doing what we do the best. And really unique post and idea, excellent work :)

  • Great post! I’m definitely going to check some of them out! Thanks for to all the sponsors that help us do what we do best!

  • Great post! I’m definitely going to check some of them out! Thanks for to all the sponsors that help us do what we do best!

  • Great post! I’m definitely going to check some of them out! Thanks for to all the sponsors that help us do what we do best!

  • Great list thanks..

  • Great list thanks..

  • Great list thanks..

  • Great post! I’m definitely going to check some of them out! Thanks for to all the sponsors that help us do what we do best!

  • Great list thanks..

  • wow coooooool thanks
    Thanks
    Omair Rais
    http://www.omairarts.com

  • Jennifer Wingard

    Great post! Thanks for the fantastic list.

  • thanks for the great great post.

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  • Great post, this deserves a book mark, and a tweet out in the community. ;0)

  • Great stuff …

    Keep it up!