Email newsletters every web designer should follow

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A professional designer like yourself probably likes to keep up with the latest news in the industry, right? But when you’re stuck on a tight deadline or you’re onboarding lots of new clients, it can be hard to find the time to go read your favorite blogs and find the articles you care about.

To save yourself some time, you should subscribe to their newsletters. Then you’ll get the best content straight to your inbox where you can quickly access it or save it for later. You’ll continue to be super productive with work, but you’ll never miss the latest and greatest news from the industry, either.

To keep up with the best articles from around the web, subscribe to these newsletters for web designers.


Everyone loves a good tutorial, and subscribing to newsletters like these means you’ll never miss the best ones. Follow along to keep your process current and learn some new tricks along the way.

Dev Tips

Dev Tips is a delightful newsletter from Umar Hansa, a front-end developer based in London. The delightful part? The developer tips come in the form of gifs, so you can see exactly what’s happening and how to use the tip. A must-read for developers! Subscribe here.



The SitePoint newsletter will keep you up to date with the latest tutorials, tips, tricks, and resources. They also give you the option to pick what type of content you receive( such as Deals, Javascript, Versioning, Design, and more), so you only get the content that you care about. Subscribe here.



While not every business model will work for your business, it never hurts to learn new ideas and try out some new practices. Keep up with these newsletters to improve your process, scale your business, and be the best web designer ever.

Hacker Newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with the best articles on startups, technology, programming, and more. While it’s not specifically about web design, chances are some of these related topics interest you. Plus, it’ll help you widen your knowledge scope! Subscribe here.


Hacking UI

The Hacking UI newsletter is a weekly email that delivers professional tips, inspirational posts, and much more. It’s a fantastic resource that any web designer would love to follow. Subscribe here.



Millo is the perfect newsletter for creative entrepreneurs. With quality content every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, it’s a regular dose of awesome tips to help you grow your business. Subscribe here.


Speckyboy Weekly Newsletter

The Speckyboy Weekly Newsletter is a must-have for freelance web designers. Bringing the best tools and articles from the design community straight to your inbox, this newsletter will give you the resources to improve your business. Subscribe here.



The WordPress community is an awesome place, and it’s definitely worth an extra email in your inbox to keep up with the latest news and best practices. With these newsletters, you’ll never be out of touch with WordPress.

The Layout

I know I’m biased, but The Layout has a killer newsletter. We’ll send you an email once a week with our latest WordPress, Inspiration, Business, and How-To articles. It’s the easiest way to keep up with the community you care about the most.



This newsletter from wpMail will arrive in your inbox once a week with a round-up of WordPress news from other blogs. It’s a great way to receive the best of the best and always stay up to date with the WordPress world. Plus, they post old issues of the newsletter on their site, so you can always go back and look.  Subscribe here.


User experience

User experience is an important piece of web design that you should constantly be thinking about. These newsletters will help you understand what makes a great user experience and how to achieve it.

Boagworld Newsletter

Paul Boag, a user experience consultant, shares this excellent newsletter on user experience design. Every two weeks you’ll receive great advice on improving your digital strategy and evolving your web presence. Subscribe here.


UX Booth

UX Booth shares stories by and for user experience professionals. They round up the best articles from around the web, plus share some of their own content. It’s a great blend of UX knowledge that’s definitely worth subscribing to. Subscribe here.


UX Thought of the Day

This newsletter simply shares one UX thought to inspire you to do something differently in your design work. It’s a short newsletter with a simple concept, but it could really impact your process. Subscribe here.


UX Weekly

Another UX focused newsletter, UX Weekly is a small but mighty addition to your inbox. You’ll receive five links each week with the best UX content from around the web. Subscribe here.


Web design

Naturally, as a web designer, you’ll want to keep up with things specifically related to web design, such as CSS, HTML, responsive design, etc. These newsletters will provide everything you need to know about the current world of web design.

CSS Weekly

CSS Weekly is another round-up newsletter, but with a focus on all things CSS. This newsletter shares tutorials, experiments, tools, and even jobs. Plus, the newsletter labels each of these categories (Opinions, Tools, Demo, etc.) so you know exactly what the links will lead you to. Subscribe here.


HTML5 Weekly

This weekly newsletter covers everything that has to do with HTML5 and Web Platform technology. Every Wednesday you’ll receive links to the greatest stories from around the web, plus you can search for past issues on the site. Subscribe here.


Responsive Design Weekly

For fans of the latest trends in responsive design, this weekly newsletter is essential. They round up the best content exploring responsive design and deliver it straight to your inbox every Friday. Subscribe here.


Web Design Weekly

This once-a-week newsletter will give you awesome links to the best news from the week. You’ll receive great content that focuses on all aspects of web design, so you’ll have a well-rounded list of content to consume. Subscribe here.


Web Development Reading List

This newsletter by Anselm Hannemann, a front-end developer, shares web development resources (usually) every week. He aims to filter out the noise and curate the best of the best so you can stay up to date without worrying about clicking every single link out there. Subscribe here.


Web Tools Weekly

This newsletter focuses on front-end development and web design tools. Once a week, you’ll receive a tip or tutorial and a round-up of awesome resources to help you solve problems and be more productive. It’s one of the most useful newsletters you’ll ever receive. Subscribe here.


Webdesigner News

Webdesigner News is a must-follow site, but content changes so quickly, it can be hard to keep up. Luckily, you can subscribe to get a daily recap of the best content that filters through. Subscribe here.



Get Inspired

Get Inspired Magazine is a magazine for artists, designers, and photographers. It’s full of inspirational content and beautiful designs. For awesome creative content, you’ll definitely want to receive this newsletter in your inbox every week. Subscribe here.


HOW Magazine Design Newsletter

The HOW Magazine Design Newsletter is like a little taste of the magazine, but delivered to your email inbox instead. Get the best design inspiration, business tips, and freelancing advice, plus the scoop on exclusive online content. Subscribe here.


Inspirational Newsletter

This one is a bi-weekly email, so if you’re looking for less frequent (but still fantastic) content, Inspirational Newsletter is the subscription for you. You’ll receive the latest news, articles, and tutorials from the web design community, which is sure to inspire you for your next project. Subscribe here.



The newsletter from the Muzli team is a joy to follow. They’ll send you a digest of some of the most popular, inspiring, and beautifully-designed stuff from the past week. It’s a great source of inspiration, and a fun newsletter to receive. Subscribe here.


Subscribe to The Layout to get fresh design content like this sent to your inbox every week.

You may not feel the need to subscribe to every single one of these newsletters, but they’re definitely a great starting point for receiving killer content in your inbox. Even if you don’t always have the time to read every link, it’s useful to have a bank of inspiration to turn to when you do have time.

What other newsletters do you subscribe to in order to stay connected with the web design world?

Comments ( 4 )

  1. David

    December 18, 2015

    Oh yeah, subscribe to all list above and then, one day you will open you mailbox and start tear hair on your head "how can I read all of this" ))

    • Morgan Smith

      December 18, 2015

      It can definitely be hard to keep up! I put newsletters in a special folder in my inbox so they're out of the way, but easy to access when I have time.

  2. Manish Salunke

    December 23, 2015

    I thing you missed its news site for web professionals.

  3. David

    January 15, 2016

    Thanks a lot for mentioning HackingUI Morgan! This is a great list you put together here, a lot of amazing newsletters.

  4. Rowe Morehouse

    January 20, 2016


    Brand New: "Opinions on corporate and brand identity work."

    Weekly newsletter that focuses a lot on logo design, and logo redesigns, and the design of other identity assets. Excellent quality content from them always.

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