Sloane Moore

The 30 Best UX Websites and Blogs to Follow (and Why)

In today's environment where users' attention spans are at an all-time low, ensuring that your website visitors have a positive user experience is even more important than ever. User experience and usability strategies can and should be used in everything from the obvious - such as designing a website - to the less obvious - such as designing a digital marketing campaign.

But figuring out where to begin learning about UX can be a daunting task for those who are not familiar with the discipline. Fortunately, there are a host of inspirational UX websites, blogs, and resources that cover the basics of UX and usability and provide you with plenty of UX design inspiration.

Here is my list of the best UX websites and blogs that you should subscribe to today (and why).

1. A List Apart

ux_blog_A_List_Apart-1.png

If you're looking for articles about the finer points of web design, then look no further. A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

2. Intechnic UX Blog

Intechnic.png

If you made it here, then you're on one of the leading UX blogs on the internet - congratulations! In Intechnic's UX blog, we do a deep dive into the best UX practices, strategies, and resources that marketers should know.  If this is your first time, then, welcome! And check out this massive list of UX best practices.

3. Boxes and Arrows

ux_boxesandarrows.jpg

Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal that focuses on the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business. If you're looking for great in-depth articles about UX design - from lean UX, to social UX, to mobile UX - you should definitely check it out.

4. Nielsen Norman Group

ux_nngroup.jpg

Nielsen Norman is considered the gold standard in UX and usability training, and although the blog's design is rather plain, it hosts a wealth of research-based articles about user experience (UX), interaction design, web usability, user testing, and UI/GUI design 

5. Smashing Magazine

ux_smashingmagazine.jpg

The UX Design section of Smashing Magazine covers usability, information architecture, interaction design, and other areas related to user experience (UX). It's a fantastic resource for reading practical tips, useful guidelines, recommended best practices, and case studies.

6. Usabilla

ux_usabilla.jpg

Are you designing a customer-centric website, or looking for ways to optimize your checkout process? Then you should take a look at the Usabilla blog, which explores insights on UX and eCommerce optimization.

7. UX Booth

ux_uxbooth.jpg

If you're looking to get started in UX, then UX Booth should be the next place you stop - just after Intechnic's UX Blog! This site covers topics from research, information architecture, visual design, interaction design, and universal design and accessibility.

8. UX Magazine

ux_uxmag.jpg

UX Magazine doesn't publish a ton of articles a month, but the ones they do publish are always interesting. From book excerpts on UX to industry reports, to the latest in AI and findability, this blog is definitely one to add to your list. 

9. UX Movement

ux_uxmovement.jpg

Concerned that key areas of your website are preventing visitors from moving down your website funnel? Then you should check out UX Movement, a user experience blog that publishes articles showing how good and bad design practices affect user behavior.

10. UXPin

UXPin_-_2.png

It's one thing to understand the theory of UX, it's another to see it in action. The UXPin blog covers aspects of UX design, including UX design, UI design, and usability, and demonstrates uses of UXPin, its popular platform that allows designers to collaborate on prototyping, wireframes, and mockups. 

But wait, there's more! If you're interested in doing a really deep dive into UX, UI, and usability, you should definitely check out these other blogs:

Looking to implement the best UX practices on your website? Then sign up for a UX Audit!

Free UX Session   Get More Business from your Website  Schedule a complimentary UX review to increase business from your website  GET MORE BUSINESS

Top 100 UX Design Tips from a User Experience Master

Top 100 UX Design Tips from a User Experience Master   

How to Keep Users Focused and Increase Their Attention Spans, Part 2

How to Keep Users Focused and Increase Their Attention Spans, Part 2   

Search UX Tips and Design Guidelines to Improve Search Usability

Search UX Tips and Design Guidelines to Improve Search Usability   

How to Perform a Content Audit for Your Website to Improve Website User Experience

How to Perform a Content Audit for Your Website to Improve Website User Experience   

Common Insurance and InsurTech Website UX Problems and How to Fix Them

Common Insurance and InsurTech Website UX Problems and How to Fix Them