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01/30/2015 02:06 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Awesome Blogs Every UX Designer Should Follow in 2015

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Still looking for that perfect New Year's resolution? Well, deciding to read more is a great one to get your 2015 up to a great start.

In the fast paced world of technology it's crucial to stay up to date with the latest information. Great web design blogs will provide you with cutting-edge industry news, helpful tutorials, and advice from industry pros.

We live in a world overloaded with content that is often not relevant to us - ie Kim Kardashian's rear - and it can be hard to find reliable information. There are thousands of online blogs out there which makes it difficult for us to determine which ones are the best to follow, and many times we end up feeling frustrated and overwhelmed.

This collection of blogs will provide you with everything you need to satisfy your thirst for UX and web design knowledge.

A List Apart

It provides insightful articles exploring web design, development, most cutting-edge techniques, and technologies with a special emphasis on web standards and best practices. Check it out here

Boxes and Arrows

Their topics include UX, business, research, and design among others. Since 2001 Boxes and Arrows has been devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business. Check it out here

User Experience Magazine

I have the honor to be part of the editorial team of this magazine and as an insider I can tell you that a lot of love and dedication goes into this publication. User Experience Magazine features significant and unique articles dealing with the broad field of user experience. Check it out here

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine delivers useful and innovative information to web designers and developers. They feature great articles on usability, information architecture, interaction design and other UX related topics. Their books are helpful and pretty affordable as well. Check it out here

UX Matters

This blog provides insights and inspiration to both professionals working in all aspects of UX and students who are just beginning their journey in user experience. UX Matters is committed to deliver compelling content about developing effective UX strategies, and designing digital product user experiences that optimally serve people's needs and satisfy their desires. Check it out here

UX Pin Blog

First of all I must confess that this is my new favorite prototyping software not only because it is extremely easy to use but also because they have been awesome enough to provide me with free keys for my students to get started prototyping during my UI/UX class at FIT. The UX Pin blog features articles related to documentation, UX, product management, design, and they also publish fabulous free e-books. Check it out here

Nielsen Norman Group

Their site features Nielsen Norman Group's articles on groundbreaking research, reporting, and user interface evaluations. I would also highly recommend for you to watch Don Norman's TED talk on the 3 ways good design makes you happy. Check it out here

UX Magazine

UX Magazine is free a community resource exploring all facets of experience design. Their team works closely with experienced professionals from all areas of UX to provide current, informative, credible articles, and other content on a weekly basis. Check it out here

Designmodo

Designmodo is a great resource of informative material for designers and web developers. They also create highly-rated user interface packs (many are free), offer incredibly helpful tutorials, and inspiration. Check it out here