42 Design/Tech Magazines To Read

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Regardless of what it is that you’re selling, in order to remain competitive, you have to know exactly, what’s going on in the field you’re working in. More than that – actually, you have to know what happens next, which trends are coming up and which technologies will become big in the future. Achieving that is a solid foundation for successul development and right decisions at the right time.

What is right for business, is also right for online business. To catch up with the latest developments in design, development and web-related areas, it’s reasonable to read design/tech-related online-magazines. However, the choice is huge, and the quality of magazines isn’t always as good as you’d probably like it to be. Therefore decent references can be extremely useful, particularly if you don’t know where to start from.

This overview of over 40 established international design/tech-related sources is supposed to give you an overview of magazines you should read or at least scan from time to time. Some of the sources are well-known by (almost) everybody; hopefully not all of them.

Design, Web-Development

1. Digital Web Magazine1

Design Magazines - Digital Web Magazine2

2. A List Apart3

Design Magazines - A List Apart4

3. Sitepoint.com5

Design Magazines - Sitepoint6

4. Netdiver digital culture magazine7 + new media portal -> Feed your eyes

Design Magazines - Netdiver digital culture magazine8

5. PingMag9

Design Magazines - PingMag10

6. Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design11

Design Magazines - Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design12

7. Ajaxian13

Design Magazines - Ajaxian14

8. Design Meltdown15

Design Magazines - Design Meltdown16

9. UX Magazine – The User Experience Magazine17

Design Magazines - UX Magazine - The User Experience Magazine18

10. Vitamin19 – a resource for web developers, designers and entrepreneurs

Design Magazines - Vitamin - A resource for web developers, designers and entrepreneurs20

11. Web Developer’s Journal21 – Tips on Web Page Design, HTML, Graphics and Development Tools

Design Magazines - Web Developer's Journal - Tips on Web Page Design, HTML, Graphics and Development Tools22

12. Poynter Online – Design / Graphics23

Design Magazines - Poynter Online - Design / Graphics24

13. Treehouse25

Design Magazines - Treehouse26

14. Hiveminds Magazine27 for web publishers and community builders

Design Magazines - Hiveminds Magazine | for web publishers and community builders28

15. Graphics.com: The shared resource for creative design29

Design Magazines - Graphics.com: The shared resource for creative design30

16. fadtastic31: a multi-author web design trends journal

Design Magazines - fadtastic - a multi-author web design trends journal32

17. Web Design from Scratch33 – Free web design course – basics, layout, free tutorials, case studies, how to guides and examples

Design Magazines - Web Design from Scratch - Free web design course - basics, layout, free tutorials, case studies, how to guides and examples34

18. 9rules35 – Design Community: The best web content on design and a lot more.

Design Magazines - 9rules Design Community: The best web content on design and a lot more.36

19. Design-Feed Latest37

Design Magazines - Design-Feed Latest38

20. graphicPUSH39: News, articles and tutorials for print and web designers.

Design Magazines - graphicPUSH: News, articles and tutorials for print and web designers.40

21. Devlounge41

Design Magazines - Devlounge : A resource for designers and developers42

22. Design Observer43: writings about design & culture

Design Magazines - Design Observer: writings about design & culture44

23. design.Principles45

Design Magazines - design.Principles:46

24. 24 ways47

Design Magazines - 24 ways48

25. Iconfactory49

Design Magazines - Iconfactory : Home50

26. Before & After magazine51

Design Magazines - Before & After magazine52

27. The FWA: Favourite Website Awards53 – Web awards at the cutting edge

Design Magazines - The FWA: Favourite Website Awards - Web awards at the cutting edge54

28. Speak Up › Design Dialog55

Design Magazines - Speak Up › Design Dialog56

Latest Trends in Web, Tech, Web 2.0

29. Read/Write Web57

Design Magazines - Read/WriteWeb58

30. Wired News59

Design Magazines - Wired News:60

31. Techcrunch61

Design Magazines - Techcrunch62

32. Web 2.0 Explorer63

Design Magazines - | Web 2.0 Explorer | ZDNet.com64

33. Modern Life65 – News & Views of the Modern Internet

Design Magazines - Modern Life - News & Views of the Modern Internet66

34. Solution Watch67

Design Magazines - Solution Watch - Your descriptive source of solutions68

35. Mashable! – The Social Networking Blog69

Design Magazines - Mashable! - The Social Networking Blog70

36. Home – .net magazine71

Design Magazines - Home - .net magazine72

Typography

37. Typographica. A Journal of Typography.73

Design Magazines - Typographica. A Journal of Typography.74

User Experience, Usability

38. UXmatters75: Insights and inspirations for the user experience community

Design Magazines - UXmatters :: Insights and inspirations for the user experience community76

Useful tips, references

39. Lifehacker, the Productivity and Software Guide77

Design Magazines - Lifehacker, the Productivity and Software Guide78

News, with Tech/Design section

40. Newsvine – Get Smarter Here79

Design Magazines - Newsvine - Get Smarter Here80

41. SlashDot81

Design Magazines - Slashdot82

42. Digg Design83

Design Magazines - Digg84

Further Online Journals

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.digital-web.com/
  2. 2 http://www.digital-web.com/
  3. 3 http://www.alistapart.com/
  4. 4 http://www.alistapart.com/
  5. 5 http://www.sitepoint.com/recentarticles/
  6. 6 http://www.sitepoint.com/recentarticles/
  7. 7 http://netdiver.net/
  8. 8 http://netdiver.net/
  9. 9 http://www.pingmag.jp/2006/07/06/web-20-in-japan/
  10. 10 http://www.pingmag.jp/2006/07/06/web-20-in-japan/
  11. 11 http://www.boxesandarrows.com/
  12. 12 http://www.boxesandarrows.com/
  13. 13 http://www.ajaxian.com/
  14. 14 http://www.ajaxian.com/
  15. 15 http://www.designmeltdown.com/
  16. 16 http://www.designmeltdown.com/
  17. 17 http://www.uxmag.com/
  18. 18 http://www.uxmag.com/
  19. 19 http://www.thinkvitamin.com/
  20. 20 http://www.thinkvitamin.com/
  21. 21 http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/
  22. 22 http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/
  23. 23 http://www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=11
  24. 24 http://www.poynter.org/subject.asp?id=11
  25. 25 http://treehousemagazine.com/
  26. 26 http://treehousemagazine.com/
  27. 27 http://www.hiveminds.co.uk/
  28. 28 http://www.hiveminds.co.uk/
  29. 29 http://www.graphics.com/index.php
  30. 30 http://www.graphics.com/index.php
  31. 31 http://fadtastic.net/
  32. 32 http://fadtastic.net/
  33. 33 http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/
  34. 34 http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/
  35. 35 http://9rules.com/design/
  36. 36 http://9rules.com/design/
  37. 37 http://design-feed.net/
  38. 38 http://design-feed.net/
  39. 39 http://graphicpush.com/
  40. 40 http://graphicpush.com/
  41. 41 http://devlounge.net/
  42. 42 http://devlounge.net/
  43. 43 http://www.designobserver.com/
  44. 44 http://www.designobserver.com/
  45. 45 http://resource.reh3.com/
  46. 46 http://resource.reh3.com/
  47. 47 http://24ways.org/
  48. 48 http://24ways.org/
  49. 49 http://iconfactory.com/home
  50. 50 http://iconfactory.com/home
  51. 51 http://www.bamagazine.com/
  52. 52 http://www.bamagazine.com/
  53. 53 http://www.thefwa.com/
  54. 54 http://www.thefwa.com/
  55. 55 http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/
  56. 56 http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/
  57. 57 http://www.readwriteweb.com/
  58. 58 http://www.readwriteweb.com/
  59. 59 http://www.wired.com/
  60. 60 http://www.wired.com/
  61. 61 http://www.techcrunch.com/
  62. 62 http://www.techcrunch.com/
  63. 63 http://blogs.zdnet.com/web2explorer/
  64. 64 http://blogs.zdnet.com/web2explorer/
  65. 65 http://www.modernlifeisrubbish.co.uk/
  66. 66 http://www.modernlifeisrubbish.co.uk/
  67. 67 http://www.solutionwatch.com/
  68. 68 http://www.solutionwatch.com/
  69. 69 http://www.mashable.com/
  70. 70 http://www.mashable.com/
  71. 71 http://www.netmag.co.uk/
  72. 72 http://www.netmag.co.uk/
  73. 73 http://typographi.com/
  74. 74 http://typographi.com/
  75. 75 http://www.uxmatters.com/
  76. 76 http://www.uxmatters.com/
  77. 77 http://lifehacker.com/
  78. 78 http://lifehacker.com/
  79. 79 http://www.newsvine.com/
  80. 80 http://www.newsvine.com/
  81. 81 http://www.slashdot.com/
  82. 82 http://www.slashdot.com/
  83. 83 http://www.digg.com/design
  84. 84 http://www.digg.com/design
  85. 85 http://www.pdf-mags.com/
  86. 86 http://www.pdf-mags.com/

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