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Subscribe to These Excellent Design-Related RSS Feeds

Last year, I published an article that listed some of my favorite websites to subscribe to using RSS. That article quickly became one of the most popular articles on this site; making it to the front page of Digg. As a result, most of the sites listed in that article saw an almost instant jump in their number of RSS subscriptions. As time went by however, I realized that it was time to update that list. That is why today, I am publishing an updated list of 30 excellent design-related RSS feeds to subscribe to.

One of the biggest complaints from my last post was that there were simply too many RSS feeds listed and that it was a bit overwhelming. With that in mind, I decided to keep this list down to a more manageable number. If your website, however, was left off the list, please feel free to add it in the comments.

Download OPML File

Subscribe to these RSS feeds all at once by downloading this OPML file and importing it into your preferred RSS reader.

Download this file!

Colorburned – Website | RSS

1st Web Designer – Website | RSS

Abduzeedo – Website | RSS

Creative Nerds – Website | RSS

CSS Tricks – Website | RSS

Design Bump – Website | RSS

Design Informer – Website | RSS

Design Instruct – Website | RSS – Website | RSS

Design Newz – Website | RSS

Go Media Zine – Website | RSS

Inspiredology – Website | RSS

Instant Shift – Website | RSS

Line25 – Website | RSS

Naldz Graphics – Website | RSS

Noupe – Website | RSS

PSDTUTS – Website | RSS

Six Revisions – Website | RSS

Smashing Magazine – Website | RSS

Spoon Graphics – Website | RSS

Spyre Studios – Website | RSS

The Design Cubicle – Website | RSS

The Die Line – Website | RSS

Tutorial9 – Website | RSS

UX Booth – Website | RSS

Vandelay Design – Website | RSS

Vectips – Website | RSS


We Are Not Freelancers – Website | RSS

Web Design Ledger – Website | RSS

Web Designer Depot – Website | RSS

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.

  • Aidan

    Great list. Though we are missing from it.
    .-= Aidan´s last blog ..80 Extreme Advertisements That Will Challenge Your Mind =-.

  • ximi

    Nice collection of some excellent web/graphic design related blogs.
    Logically I can only recommend to subscribe as well to the DesignLovr RSS Feed, but that’s most probably as well a matter of personal taste and preferences.
    .-= ximi´s last blog ..How to Reward the Commenters on Your Blog =-.

  • Design Informer

    Excellent list Grant. I’m already subscribed to all these sites already.

    By the way, thank you so much for including Design Informer. I’m honored to be on this list. Thanks for compiling this list so it will be a lot easier for newer designers to choose which blogs to subscribe to.
    .-= Design Informer´s last blog ..The Future Of CSS Typography =-.

  • Timothy Blake

    Wow i’m overwhelmed to be featured on the list among some amazing design blogs. It’s good to see Design Informer among the list because its one of my favourite design blogs and I’m not sure a lot of people know about it yet because its a new blog.

  • Duane Kinsey

    Great list of sites here. I had already subscribed to all of them with the exception of The Die Line…must check that one out.
    Design Informer and The Design Cubicle are two of my favorites and are “must subscribes” in my opinion.
    Fingers crossed this post makes the front page of digg as well!
    Dugg! :)
    .-= Duane Kinsey´s last blog ..23 Ways to Run a More Environmentally Sustainable Design Business =-.

  • JC

    Thanks for the list Grant…I am subscribed to most of these but there are a few that will be added to my RSS feed. Also thanks for the interview last week ( I had a lot of fun and enjoyed your insights!

  • David Ingledow

    A great collection of RSS feeds to subscribe to – I think I’ve now subscribed to all 30! This has really inspired me to develop my blogging.

  • Chris Thurman

    All of these are excellent. Design Informer and CSS Tricks are two of my favs (as is Colorburned, of course). I’ll add my feed to the list as it’s along the same lines as all of these, just a little newer: Visual Swirl feed

    .-= Chris Thurman´s last blog ..Desktop Wallpaper Calendar: March 2010 =-.

  • Melody

    I know many of these sites very well, they’re all so uniquely informative as well..can’t wait one day to join myself to these lists! :)
    .-= Melody´s last blog ..Twinup Of The Month: Twittercrush, February 10? =-.

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  • Amberly | Web Designer

    Great list indeed! Very Useful Stuff. I really benefited from the list.

  • http://inspiredology Chad Mueller

    Grant, great list thanks for including Inspiredology..

  • Benjamin Rama

    thanks Grant I hope that one day soon I will have the honour having my site on this list – I alrfeady subscribe to all of these though : )

    best ben
    .-= Benjamin Rama´s last blog ..9 Unique and Exclusive iPod and iPad Brushes for Photoshop. =-.

  • Ruben

    Great picks! It’s good to also see that I’ve had more than a handful of these links as well :)

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  • Su Hall

    These are some of my favorites, too. Could someone please explain how to do the thing with the opml file. I subscribe to RSS feeds via e-mail.

    Thank you!

    .-= Su Hall´s last blog ..Freebie, Good News & a Cool Action =-.

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  • Tony

    What’s up with the 1stwebdesigner thumbnail? It’s hilarious!
    .-= Tony´s last blog ..Q&A: A Career in Web Design =-.

  • boddhi

    Great list, thanks, but you have a “-” at the beginning of your zip .opml file who makes it impossible to import directly.

  • Grant Friedman

    Thanks Boddhi, should be fixed now. Please let me know.

  • boddhi




    Still happens. Maybe a problem with your opml export program.
    @ everybody : to fix it open the file with your text editor, remove the first”-“, save and close.
    Now you can import the file in your favourite rss feed reader. (it works for me with sage)

  • Sid

    I think you should also provide readers with twitter accounts of the sites, that will really be helpful


  • Sergio Lopes

    Very good selection, the websites on this list are the best of the best.

    I would suggest the Nick La’s site Web Designer Wall ( and the very (very) recent design related social media site: Digzign (

    Disclaimer: I’m the developer and web designer of the Digzign project, but I believe it wont waste your time. :)

  • Jesse McFarlane

    I’ve been following all of these for a while but I wanted to say kudos for providing an OPML file. Way more useful than just a list of sites.

  • Su Hall

    I finally figured out how to import the opml file, but, I keep getting an error. Oh, well. Thanks anyway!

    Nice thought!

    .-= Su Hall´s last blog ..Freebie, Friends, Family, Florida and Fae! =-.

  • Garcya

    How do you dare not including WDB ? :p (joke)
    Great list, cheers.
    .-= Garcya´s last blog ..Giveaway: 20 Premium File Hosting Accounts =-.