Twitter is packed full of web design insight - here we pick our 10 favourite accounts for the ultimate inspiration.
01. Aral Balkan
Excited to be speaking at the excellent The Next Web conference in Amsterdam this April. http://t.co/3RZEtkxRHn— Aral Balkan (@aral) February 3, 2014
Passionate about web design and its potential to change the world, Aral Balkan is an experience designer working to "bring design thinking to open source to empower regular people to own their own data". Based in Brighton, UK, Balkan also sits on the board of directors of Code Club, a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged nine to 11. Follow him for regular inspiration and up-to-date information on web conferences and workshops.
02. Denise Jacobs
The Miami-based author of The CSS Detective Guide and co-author of Smashing Book #3: Redesigning the Web and Interact with Web Standards: A holistic approach to Web Design, Jacobs is a truly inspring designer who often shares advice and tips, as well as speaking at various events across the world.
03. Brad Frost
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Brad Frost is a web developer focusing on HTML and CSS and a leading voice in the responsive web design movement. Often writing features and regularly updating his blog, Frost is a fantastic developer to follow in terms of advice and inspiration. He's pretty hilarious too!
04. Jen Simmons
I don't know if it's an upward trend or not. I just keep running into devs who refuse to use HTML semantics. It's the new tables-for-layout— Jen Simmons (@jensimmons) February 4, 2014
Jen Simmons is a "designer who builds stuff, too". She’s best-known as the host of The Web Ahead, a podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web. She regularly tweets inspirational content and often shares her thoughts on the industry, making for some interesting debate.
05. Dan Cederholm
New biz cards. Letterpressed by Repeat Press in Somerville, MA, hand rubber stamped by... me. @… http://t.co/9M0ZcuXmYr— Dan Cederholm (@simplebits) January 22, 2014
Based in Salem, MA, Dan Cederholm is the co-founder of Dribbble as well as the designer, author and speaker of design studio Simple Bits. He shares some fantastic web design focused content, plus he's funny and personal on his account, so well worth a follow.
06. Leisa Reichelt
Looking for people with strong user research experience who'd love to work in a brilliant, agile team on stuff that matters. Get in touch.— Leisa Reichelt (@leisa) February 5, 2014
Leisa Reichelt is the head of user research at the UK Government Digital Service in the Cabinet Office. Hers is a great account to follow when it comes to upcoming positions and sharing insights gleaned from her day-to-day activities.
07. Jeffrey Zeldman
Jeffrey Zeldman is one of the most influential web designers in the industry today, and has been for some time. The founder of Happy Cog Studios, author of Designing With Web Standards, publisher of A List Apart, A Book Apart and the co-founder of An Event Apart, as well as the host of the Big Web Show... he's a man you need to know.
08. Jenn Lukas
Jenn Lukas is a front-end consultant and developer living in Philadelphia who also co-hosts the Ladies in Tech podcast. She specialises in skillshare and often offers advice and tips over on The Nerdary. She's always tweeting discount codes and helpful hints for web designers; check out our recent interview with her here.
09. Bruce Lawson
Blink to remove CSS Regions, keeping enough fragmentation support to keep new-multi-column working. https://t.co/mvIyBQbgMw— Bruce Lawson (@brucel) February 5, 2014
Bruce Lawson is the co-author of Introducing HTML5 and speaks at a number of web design events around the globe. He's very much worth following for his witty tweets as well as his sharing of handy tips, tools and advice for budding web designers.
10. Sarah Parmenter
Spent a little time looking into two new tools this morning. Sublime Text 2 and Cactus - http://t.co/ximsMb3ky9— Sarah Parmenter (@sazzy) February 5, 2014
Since 2003, Sarah Parmenter has run a small web design studio called You Know Who. Based in England, they specialise in attractive, intuitive interfaces for iOS and the web. She regularly shares handy hints and advice as well as her inspirations.
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