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10 Twitter accounts every web designer should follow

Twitter is packed full of web design insight - here we pick our 10 favourite accounts for the ultimate inspiration.

Twitter is jam-packed full of web design advice, tips and inspiration. Whether you want to learn more about CSS, HTML, JavaScript or simply get some advice, Twitter's usually a great place to start to get in touch with them. Here, we pick 10 of our favourite Twitter accounts to follow in the field of web design...

01. Aral Balkan

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

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

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

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

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

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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