Web Design Blog World Cup 2009, Following The Community Heroes

Web Design Blog World Cup 2009, Following The Community Heroes
  • 10 August 2009
  • Web Design
  • This post was written exclusively for PV.M Garage by Piervincenzo Madeo
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I love Web Design Community and I daily follow many blogs an magazines aimed to propose new ideas and useful articles for concerned people.
For this reason I’ve collected my favourite websites in this post (seeking in my personal bookmarks), but below there isn’t a simple list.

The article features 32 web design blogs competing over two months in PV.M Garage. There will be two stages: a group stage followed by a knockout stage and you, awesome reader, will decide the winner! How? Using the poll.

In this stage, blogs compete within eight groups of four teams each, and they are assigned at random to the eight groups. You can choose your favourite websites (two for each group) using the polls until September 10th at 6:00 pm. Then the top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage. If two or more blogs end up with the same number of votes, tiebreakers are used: first is Alexa Rank, then RSS Feed Subscribers.

The knockout stage is a single-elimination tournament in which teams play each other in one-off matches. It begins with the “round of 16″ in which the winner of each group plays against the runner-up of another group (A/B, C/D, E/F, G/H). This will be followed by the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, the third-place match and the final. In this stage you’ll decide the winner of each group through the express poll.

This is only my way to suggest useful Web Design Blogs written by high-skilled authors. I hope you’re thinking this post is only a nice method to share, once again, the best resources of the web. It isn’t a “real battle”, but just an enjoyable tournament between “super-heroes” (the minds behind the blogs).

I’d definitely suggest checking them all out and subscribing to each of their RSS feeds and bookmarkings their url.

I apologize, it’s most likely that I miss hundreds of awesome blogs. So Please feel free to suggest other great blogs or magazines and to motivate your votes through the comments. Don’t forget: it’s only a simple game!

Group A [Web Designer Wall, Francesco Mugnai Blog, PSD Vault, Inspired Magazine]

Web Designer Wall is designed and maintained by Nick La. He has been designing for several years and his work has been published on numbers of magazines. He loves sharing ideas and design techniques.
Francesco Mugnai teachs Graphic Design in a renowned Italian institute of Art and Design in Florence, where he also work as Web Manager… In his blog he share awesome graphic design resources.
In PSD Vault James, the mind behind, shares posts that linked to useful, informative and easy-to-follow Adobe Photoshop tutorials, plus inspirational design works, useful Photoshop resources and freebie downloads.
Inspired Magazine is a daily inspiration source for web designers, illustrators, Twitter addicts, Wordpress enthusiasts, and other creative humans.

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Group B [Woork.Blogspot, Web Designer Depot, Six Revisions, FuelYourCreativity]

Woork.Blogspot is maintained by Antonio Lupetti, an italian engineer, pro blogger, Mac user, Web addicted. In his blog you can find really useful tutorials and resources about Web Development.
Web Designer Depot is an exciting new platform designed to explore different web and graphic design techniques, great examples and best practices.
Six Revisions is a weblog that provides practical, useful information for the modern, standards-compliant web designer and web developer. It seeks to present exceptional, noteworthy tips, tutorials, and resources that the modern web professional will appreciate.
FuelYourCreativity is the place to turn to when you’re having one of your “I’m-going-to-implode-if-I-don’t-get-an-idea-soon” moments. The FYC team shares great ideas for web and graphic designer.

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Group C [Css Tricks, Hongkiat, The UX Booth, Design Mag]

Css Tricks is a Web Design Community curated by Chris Coyer, a web designer from Madison, Wisconsin currently living in Chicago, IL and working for Chatman Design. In this website you can learn more about the web designer techniques.
Hongkiat is a technology and design blog that constantly showcase some of the best materials, resources from the Internet to inspire the readers.
The UX Booth is a group that writes about User Experience, and offers free Website Usability Reviews that all designers and developers can benefit from.
Design Mag is a community-based website for web designers and developers. The site includes a popular blog, a user-submitted news section, a design gallery, and a design job board.

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Group D [Tutorial9, Build Internet, InstantShift, David Walsh Blog]

Tutorial9, a collection of teachers, experts, and caring folk from around the world, all gathered in one place to pass along their knowledge to absolutely anyone interested in learning.
Build Internet Build Internet is a blog centered around web design, development, and business. The BI staff want to help you build internet, and make sure that it’s phenomenal.
InstantShift is leading design and inspiration related community for web designers and developers daily resource and premium web design and development blog.
David Walsh Blog is targeted toward all levels of web designers and developers. All web topics are discussed, including CSS, Javascript (MooTools and jQuery), PHP, and more.

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Group E [Outlaw Design Blog, Psdtuts+, Soh Tanaka Web Design Blog, Gomediazine]

Outlaw Design Blog is curated by Danny Outlaw, a nice freelance creative consultant. In his blog there is a lot of articles atutorials about Graphic Design and the “Freelance World”.
Psdtuts+ is a blog/Photoshop site made to house and showcase some of the best Photoshop tutorials around. They publish tutorials that not only produce great graphics and effects, but explain the techniques behind them in a friendly, approachable manner.
The Soh Tanaka Web Design Blog is the place where the Web Designer and Front-End Developer share his tutorials and articles.
Gomediazine is powered by a group of guys and girls who are passionate about art and graphic design. This blog basically filled with lots of helpful tutorials and advice about business and design.

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Group F [HV-Design, Abduzeedo, Nettuts+, Janko At Warp Speed]

HV-Design is maintained by Richard Carpenter, a freelance web and graphics designer from England. In his blog he writes useful tutorials and sometimes realeases great freebies.
Abduzeedo was developed by Fabio Sasso, a brazilian designer from Porto Alegre. In this blog he writes and shares good stuff about graphic design.
Nettuts+ is a site aimed at web developers and designers offering tutorials and articles on technologies, skills and techniques to improve how you design and build websites. They cover HTML, CSS, Javascript, CMS’s, PHP and Ruby on Rails.
Janko At Warp Speed is the place where Janko Jovanovic, a solution architect, developer, designer and artist, writes great tutorials and articles for Web Developers and Designers.

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Group G [1stwebdesigner, The Web Design Ledger, Just Creative Design, Blog.SpoonGraphics]

1stwebdesigner is a design blog dedicated to bloggers, freelancers, web-developers and designers. Topics focus on web design,graphic design, tutorials and inspirational articles.
The Web Design Ledger is a publication written by web designers for web designers. The primary purpose of this site is to act as a platform for sharing web design related knowledge and resources. Topics range from design inspiration to tips and tutorials and everything in between.
Just Creative Design is managed by Jacob Cass. On this website you will find graphic design tips, articles & resources on all subjects of design, ranging from, but not limited to; print design, logo design, web design, branding, typography, advertising and more.
Blog.SpoonGraphics acts as the digital playground of Chris Spooner, a frelance Web and Graphic Designer. In this site he presents Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials, articles around the subject of design and a bunch of free vector and resource giveaways.

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Group H [Noupe, Smashing Magazine, SmashingApps, MyInkBlog]

Noupe passionately delivers stylish and dynamic news for designers and web-developers on all subjects of design, ranging from; CSS, Ajax, Javascript, web design, graphics, typography, advertising and much more.
Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to Web designers and developers. The aim of this magazine is to inform the readers about the latest trends and techniques in Web development.
SmashingApps is a magazine on internet and growing hot spot of open-source, free and useful online resources for designers, developers and apart from them newbie can also get help to find a better design or development resource.
MyInkBlog is the creation of Andrew Houle and is designed to be a resource for web and graphic designers alike.

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Author: Piervincenzo Madeo

From a little city in the South of Italy, a web designer, a coder, a blogger. This is Piervincenzo, just a guy who has a great love for creativity and enjoys making high-quality stuff and sharing good information about web design and development.

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  1. everybodyweb

    LOL – You are crazy man… I like this post. Smashing Magazine will win!

  2. Jasmin Halkic

    Cool post man. I picked up my favs ;)

  3. stephen

    Very nice post guy! I voted my favs…

  4. Luis Lopez

    Excellent idea man, I’m already thinking on the finalist, but let’s see what the democratie bring to us in this world cup.

  5. Esteban Rojas

    A unique idea and very creative, Smashing Magazine will be in the final (?) the link of HV Designs go to sixrevisions Piervicenzo.

    I voted my favs ;) Regards

  6. Shabu | Geek Sucks

    Voted my favs. Nice idea Madeo, thumbs up :)

  7. Web Design News

    this is genius :)


  8. Dave Sparks

    Nice idea Smashing Magazine must surely be hands down favourite.
    Anyone running a book?

  9. Fredy Munevar

    hay varios en los que la decision es muy dificil… pero esta es una gran idea… hay varios que no conocia pero que ya sigo por RSS…. gracias!!

  10. Angie Bowen

    This is a great idea, I can’t wait to see the outcome! Thanks so much for including Fuel Your Creativity!

  11. BebopDesigner

    This is brilliant… I love it! We should do this more often… I follow them all, they’re our heroes. You have my votes now. Let’s see what happens. Cheers!

  12. Semblance

    Great concept / idea!! I am a fan of a few of them, although some of my votes are not in the lead at the mo. Fingers crossed for them. I am looking forward to the ’semi-finals’ and ‘finals’!

  13. Pradeep CD

    Its great to see some world cup happening in web design too… I have chosen my stars… good concept…cheers..

  14. fabio sasso

    That’s a great idea, thanks a lot for including abduzeedo too :)


  15. Chris Spooner

    Awesome idea! I’ll be sure to follow it ’til the end.

    Looks like I’ve got some tough competition in my Group, they’re all fantastic sites that I subscribe to myself.

  16. Mantiuxa

    This will be interesting to watch and vote for sure. Personal favs – JCD and WDD!

  17. Catalin

    Hey, thx for featuring us in the Group A, I must say we have quite a competition!

  18. Richard Fang

    that is so hard to choose! but it’s surely fun! :D

  19. Kumo

    There is a lot of great sites (and some I’m looking forward to discover), but for me, like many others, Smashing is the best of the best. Webdesigner Depot the second…

  20. John Hamelink

    I’m surprised A list Apart isn’t up there! They have some really good articles at times. I’m also surprised by how little people have voted for David Walsh’s Blog – if you are a jQuery guy, it’s invaluable :)

  21. liliansi

    Nooo…I must take time to think!
    You gathered my favorite blog…it’s too difficult… however good idea, nice contest :)

    E continuando in sano italiano, devo dirti che non mi riesce di staccare gli occhi dal tuo bellissimo template. A volte vengo sul tuo blog anche se non posti nulla…solo per guardare la grafica :) Non ho paura di dire che

  22. liliansi

    Ok, now I voted…and I realized that that my fav blogs are always the last of the leaderboard…curious

  23. Mia

    great concept here- def voted in all my faves. Lets see who the winners will be :)

  24. piervix

    Thanks dear friends for the positive comments and for understanding the spirit of this “tournament”. Please excuse me, it

  25. Eneza

    its hard to choose.

    Nice List.

  26. ajay

    I think Smashing Magazine will win this web design blog world cup 2009, very nice post

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    Very cute post :D I love smashing magazine ! Although this is over by the time i comment on this, i would still give my vote to smashing magazine. Thanks for sharing, through this post i found more blogs to follow :)

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