If Design Blogs Were People, Who Would They Be?

Measuring up blogs against human beings could be dangerous, but what the heck, let’s do it anyway. Late last year Chris Spooner wrote a article titled, “If Design Blogs Were Vehicles, What Would They Be? I thought it would be fun to follow up that post with this one and weigh the blogs up against people in the world. Now the people that will be affiliated with the blogs are obviously only ranked according to my opinion and not a sure sale list.

Let’s see what I have in store for you.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine, where do I start? I don’t actually have to say anything except this is one awesome design blog that you have to read. It covers everything…literally.

Smashing Magazine is Barrack Obama


1stWebdesigner, quality and wisdom is the first two words that come to mind. Daily unique and useful articles.

1stWebdesigner is Gandhi

Webdesigner Depot

Webdesigner Depot, the depot every designer visits when he/she is in need of motivation and quality design articles.

Web Designer Depot is Richard Branson


Abduzeedo, inspiration king towering up the posts and resources for users all over the world. Spreading its wings as often as possible to dive into new content and areas of design.

Abduzeedo is Donald Trump

Web Design Ledger

Web Design Ledger, a crisp clean and minimal interface, but the content says something different. Great roundups and inspiring articles is what its all about.

Web Design Ledger is Chelsea Handler


Webexpedition18, never stops exploring the world of design. Some unique and interesting content that I recommend to everyone.

Webexpedition18 is Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow


Css-Tricks, every time I hear that name I just think of css resources. A must see site for the avid developer. (I also think of Jay Leno..weird huh?)

Css-Tricks is Jay Leno


CreativeFan, a great source for articles, roundups, and tutorials ranging from digital to cg. The curator definitely has his hands full, but know how to juggle the content.

CreativeFan is James Cameron


GoMediaZine, great inspiration, tutorials and insights into the world of design. Has a strong community voice.

GoMediaZine is Ben Stiller


Line25, a mix of articles and web tutorials. Chris does an excellent job with the content and that is why I’m a avid reader.

Line25 is Steven Spielberg


Creativeoverflow, there isn’t really much I can say about myself; except that you gotta watch this space. I’m taking Creativeoverflow back to its roots. We have a stylish image, but we need the content to back it up and that will happen soon.

Creativeoverflow is Ryan Gosling

Web Designer Wall

Web Designer Wall, a bit more subtle design after the previous one that showed its true colors. WDW loves leaving its mark in the design world with bright colors and statements.

Web Designer Wall is Lady Gaga


Onextrapixel, looks clean, prim and proper…has a voice that reaches their audience very well and doesn’t just focus on one aspect of design.

Onextrapixel is Ryan Seacrest

Six Revisions

Six Revisions, old in styling, but very informative regarding its content and influence that runs through the community.

Six Revisions is Larry King

Inspired Magazine

Inspired Magazine, a source for design inspiration, news, tutorials, tips and any other part of design or creativity that you can cover. Oh don’t forget reviews too.

Inspired Magazine is Perez Hilton

Media Militia

Media Militia, currently not updated very regularly, but that will change soon enough. A great source for free stuff and tutorials.

Media Militia is Oprah Winfrey


This entire comparison and roundup was done for shear fun. There is no weak images portrayed by any of these blogs and I love all them. I bid them well into their future journeys.

Jacques is an Entrepreneur and Founder of the An1ken Group. He recently launched a daily vlog on Youtube — JacquesvhTV. He started Creativeoverflow in 2009 as a hub for creatives. Connect with him: Jacquesvh.com - @Jacquesvh - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest