Today we’ve decided is to come up with an amazing list of the top 40 authors in the web design, web development and internet industry. If you’ve got your own blog that you want to increase the popularity of, then these are the authors you should be asking for their time and their knowledge.
These authors have proven themselves time and time again that they really do have what it takes to make their mark on the industry. The best thing about them, is that they generally freely give their information to avid readers such as ourselves.
Without further adieu, here are our top forty authors:
Smashing Magazine Authors
Cameron Chapman is a professional Web and graphic designer with over 6 years of experience. She writes for a number of blogs, including her own, Cameron Chapman On Writing. She’s also the author of Internet Famous: A Practical Guide to Becoming an Online Celebrity.
Cameron On Writing | Follow the author on Twitter
My Website Design Was Stolen! Now What?
Rich Typography On The Web: Techniques and Tools
Guide to CSS Font Stacks: Techniques and Resources
2. Jacob Gube
Six Revisions | Follow the author on Twitter
Call to Action Buttons: Examples and Best Practices
40 Captivating Photos That Depict Human Emotion
Breadcrumbs In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices
Jean-Baptiste Jung, a 26-year-old blogger from Belgium, who blogs about WordPress at WpRecipes and about everything related to blogging and programming at Cats Who Code. He first used the internet in 1998, built his first website in 2001 and finally started to work as a profesional web developer in 2005.
Cats Who Code | Follow the author on Twitter
Custom Fields Hacks For WordPress
15 Useful Twitter Hacks and Plug-Ins For WordPress
10 Useful RSS-Tricks and Hacks For WordPress
4. Matt Cronin
Matt Cronin is an avid graphic designer, web designer/developer, Cocoa programmer, photographer, digital artist, and the like. He also enjoys writing, and does quite a bit of writing for Smashing Magazine. He is currently working on a startup called VAEOU, which will have new services coming soon.
Spoonfed Design | Follow the author on Twitter
Modal Windows In Modern Web Design
How To Use Help Elements To Improve Your Designs
Showcase Of Well-Designed Tabbed Navigation
Vailancio Rodrigues, born and currently living in scenic beauty of Goa, spent most of his childhood in art and creativity. At present a College student who likes to try and do different things at every moment. Also an webmaster and web designer – Tiny Goa and Pixel Art.
Pixel Art | Follow the author on Twitter
Beautiful Examples of Kinetic Photography
The Ultimate Collection Of Maya 3D Tutorials
Ultimate Collection Of Useful Photoshop Plug-Ins
Tutorial 9 Authors
Constantin Potorac is a young creative based in Romania. Constantin started with graphics in 2006 and since then he is evolving and experiencing new stuff all the time. He is available for freelancing, advertising, posters, logos, tutorial writing and full job contract.
7. Ciursa Ionut
Ciursa Ionut is based is Romania. He has been using Photoshop for around four years and he likes to share his knowledge with others. Recently he has launched a brand new blog, PSDBURN, where he writes Photoshop tutorials. He wrote tutorials for some of the greatest blogs like Psdtuts+ and Tutorial9.
Ciursa Ionut | Follow the author on Twitter
Design a Surreal Desert Scene in Photoshop
How To Create a Clean and Colorful Web Layout
Design an Epic Fantasy Scene with Photoshop
8. Rob Bowen
Rob is the talented author and graphic designer, celebrated podcaster and poet, who is now the co-editor and imaginative co-contributor of Fuel Your Creativity. With a background working through most areas of the arts, Rob works from a creative wellspring that shows no signs of running dry.
9. Tim Smith
Tim Smith is the Editor of Fuel Your Blogging. He has a passion for writing and loves to share his thoughts and experiences for the benefit of others. When he’s not in front of a computer he’s rooting for the Lakers, watching a movie or admiring the beauty of Megan Fox.
10. Jan Cavan
In 2005, Jan Cavan earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering and have since then worked professionally as a Web Designer. She took up crash courses in multimedia while attending college in a university, but most of the things she learned are self-taught through online tutorials off the internet.
11. Tim Mercer
Tim Mercer is a photography enthusiast, graphic designer, artist and blogger. His blog digital-artist-toolbox offers free resources to the digital artist and graphic designer as well as tutorials, artist interviews, inspiration and more. You can contact him by visiting following links.
12. Paul Andrew
Paul Andrew is a freelance Web designer. He is chief admin for Speckyboy – Design Magazine, a Web design, Web development and graphic design resource blog. Follow him on Twitter here: twitter.com/speckyboy. You can contact him by visting links given below.
Paul Andrew< | Follow the author on Twitter
45 jQuery Navigation Plugins and Tutorials
30 Fresh AJAX Tutorials And Techniques
50+ Fresh CSS Techniques, Tutorials and Resources
13. Kawsar Ali
Kawsar Ali is a web designer, graphic designer, and wannabe photograper based in NY, U.S. He’s also the founder of Desizn Tech, a site for web designer and web developer. If you’d like to connect with him, you can follow him on Twitter or at his Personal Website.
Kawsar Ali | Follow the author on Twitter
The Ultimate Joomla Toolbox: Themes, Extensions and Resources
The Ultimate Joomla Toolbox: Themes, Extensions and Resources
The Ugly Truth Behind Starting a Web Design Blog
14. Aquil Akhter
Aquil Akhter is a web graphic designer and has been working in this field for 8 years. He also runs the blog webdesigncore.com, which focuses on free web resources and inspiration for designers and developers. You can contact him by visiting following links.
Aquil Akhter | Follow the author on Twitter
Stunning Abstract Black and White Photography
Gorgeous Typography Examples in Advertising Design
35 Powerful Photos That Tell A Story
15. Steven Snell
Steven Snell has been designing websites for several years. He actively maintains a few blogs of his own, including DesignM.ag, which regularly provides articles and resources for web designers. To know more about him and contact him you can visit the links given below.
Steven Snell | Follow the author on Twitter
Calligraphy and Handwriting Showcase
35 Inspirational Shopping Cart Page Designs
Websites you Shouldn´t have missed in JULY 2008
Spyre Studios Authors
16. Matt Ward
Matt Ward is a digital artist who lances freely under the moniker of Echo Enduring Media, and specializes in graphics design, illustration and writing. You can follow him on Twitter. If you’re looking for more information about him, check out the links given below.
Matt Ward | Follow the author on Twitter
How To Create Your Own Fiery Ring Poster in Photoshop
How To Design a Beautiful, Symmetrical Snowflake in Illustrator
Content Mosaic: The 6 Most Common Posts on Design Blogs
17. Jon Phillips
Jon Phillips is the founder and owner of SpyreStudios. He’s been freelancing for many years and now focusses on WordPress development and blog design for small businesses and online publishers. To know more about him and contact him you can visit the links given below.
Jon Phillips | Follow the author on Twitter
Free UI Set From MediaLoot And A Preview Of What’s To Come
Great Examples Of Coming Soon Pages And How To Create Yours
Simple Tips To Prevent And Deal With Content And Design Theft
18. Mike Smith
Mike Smith releases wordpress themes on a regular basis and is also a blog designer at Guerrilla. I wasn’t able to find much information about him but i will update for sure if i get any reply from the designer. Meanwhile you can browse the article written by him.
Mike Smith | Follow the author on Twitter
Textures In Web Design: Examples And Best Practices
15 Guerrilla Marketing Tips For Freelancers
40 Can’t-Miss Grunge Fonts From DaFont
19. Sneh Roy
Sneh is a designer from Sydney, Australia. She runs the Little Box Of Ideas Blog. She says about herself, “If I were to list a few words that define and shape my personality, they would be Typography, Transformers, Red, Magnolias, Italy, Chillies, Collages … Gym & Photos.”
20. Mathew Carpenter
Mathew Carpenter is a 17 year old business owner and entrepreneur from Sydney, Australia. Mathew is currently running Tisme, a design agency which is quickly becoming one of Australia’s top website design and development firms. Visit the links below to contact him.
Mathew Carpenter | Follow the author on Twitter
Why You Should Invest In a Minimalist Office
Low Maintenance Freelancing: 4 Ways to Reduce Client Clutter and Never Pitch Again
Service that Scales: Pricing Guidelines, Tips, and Strategies for Freelancers
Net Tuts + Authors
21. Glen Stansberry
Glen Stansberry is a web developer and blogger. You can read more tips on web development at his blog Web Jackalope. He has written really amazing articles on Nettuts+. To know more about him and contact him you can visit the links given below.
Glen Stansberry | Follow the author on Twitter
Top 20 Ways for Web Developers to Reduce Their Carbon Footprint
30 CSS Best Practices for Beginners – Basix
Top 10 Most Usable Content Management Systems
22. Collis Ta’eed
Collis Ta’eed is a web and graphic designer who loves blogging, startups and everything about the web. You can find him on Twitter and he blog at The Netsetter. To view articles written by him or if you want to contact him visit the links given below.
Collis Ta’eed | Follow the author on Twitter
CodeCanyon + Tumblr Themes + Buy Now + More
151 Air, Web and iPhone Apps for Web Developers
ActiveDen and Activetuts – New Names, Same Awesome Content
23. Andrew Burgess
He is 19 year old university student hailing from the GTA in Ontario. He enjoys anything related to computers, especially programming, and especially on the web. He is a writer for Nettuts+, the best web development site in the tubes. Click the links below to know more about him.
Andrew Burges | Follow the author on Twitter
120 Tips, Tricks, and Tuts from 2009 Worth your Time
Storing Data with JSON: New Plus Tutorial
Microformats: What, Why, and How
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jQuery Animations: A 7-Step Program
Create an In-Place Editing System: One Step Further
Tools of the Trade: Web Development Frameworks that the Pros Use
25. Jarel Remick
He is a freelance designer and web developer, an author and reviewer at ThemeForest.net, a writer for the ThemeForest blog and occasionally web.appstorm.net. When he actually manage to get away from the computer, he is hiking, watching movies or spending time with his girlfriend in sunny Las Vegas.
Jarel Remick | Follow the author on Twitter
50 Helpful iPhone Apps for Web Designers and Developers
10 Templates that Solve Problems for Web Developers
Supercharge Website Performance With AWS S3 and CloudFront
Freelance Folder Authors
26. Amber Weinberg
Amber is a freelancer with over 10 years of experience and specializes in clean, semantic and valid 1.0 Strict XHTML, CSS and WordPress development. She also writes a web development blog on her portfolio at www.amberweinberg.com. To know more about him and contact him you can visit the links given below.
Amber Weinberg | Follow the author on Twitter
How to Become a Freelance Web Developer: A Six Month Plan
A Beginner’s Guide to Web Development
Freelancing For Agencies: Pros and Cons
27. Dave Navarro
Dave Navarro is a business productivity coach who loves showing freelancers how to make more money and have more time for themselves. Get more of the good stuff at Rock Your Day or follow Dave on Twitter. Find more about him, click links below.
Dave Navarro | Follow the author on Twitter
3 Things Your Customers Won’t Tell You
3 Uncomfortable Ways To Make More Money As A Freelancer
3 Steps To Creating A Freelancing Brand That Sells
28. Chris Garrett
Chris Garrett is a freelance blogger and internet marketing consultant from the UK. You can follow Chris on his blog where he shares his experiences, insights, and writes a ton of useful posts about blogging, freelancing, new media, networking and marketing.
29. Brian McDaniel
Brian is a freelance web & graphic designer with over 14 years’ experience. His business bkmacdaddy designs specializes in completely custom WordPress, Joomla, Magento & CSS/XHTML websites as well as logo design, brand identity, social media management and more. Brian is a father of 3 and madly in love with his wife of many years.
Brian McDaniel | Follow the author on Twitter
When and How to Draw the Line When Everything Is an “Emergency”
An (Unofficial) Client Rating Scale
30. Laura Spencer
Laura Spencer is a freelance writer from North Central Texas with over 19 years of professional business writing experience. If you liked this post, then you may also enjoy Laura’s blog about her freelance writing experiences, WritingThoughts. To know more about her and contact her you can visit the links given below.
Laura Spencer | Follow the author on Twitter
20 Writing Mistakes that Make Any Freelancer Look Bad
How to Get Started with Twitter Lists
Six Foundations of Freelance Success
UX Booth Authors
31. Matthew Kammerer
Matthew Kammerer has a real passion for making things easier to use. His background in community service, business development, marketing, and consulting frequently puts him in touch with the end-users of different products and services. As the co-founder and community manager of his blog, the UX Booth, he interfaces with the User Experience community at large.
32. Andrew Maier
Andrew Maier architects, designs, and implements web sites for a variety of clients and organizations. He teaches, authors, and speaks on topics pertaining to user experience, usability, and human-computer interaction. In 2008, he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics, with honors, from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Andrew Maier | Follow the author on Twitter
Interview with the Authors of Remote Research
Telling Your Website’s Story with Sketchboarding
Complete Beginner’s Guide to Interaction Design
33. David Leggett
David Leggett is the founder of several blogs and advises others on building better blogs. He is a designer from ATL, GA.David Leggett is a member of the UX Panel, the founding group of the UX Booth. His responsibilities at the booth include keeping things running smoothly.
David Leggett | Follow the author on Twitter
A Brief History of Eye-Tracking
User Reviews: Increased Sales, Traffic, and Transparency
How To Approach Categories and Navigation in Blogging
34. Redd Horrocks-Maier
Horrocks-Maier hails from South East England. She moved to Atlanta at the age of eighteen and has enjoyed her life here ever since.She has a degree in Communications and Media Studies and now works in Professional Theatre Administration.
Redd Horrocks-Maier | Follow the author on Twitter
Introduction to Product Usability Testing
10 Usability Lessons from Steve Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think
6 Things To Include for a User Friendly Footer
35. James Costa
James is a freelancer and Creative Director at The Phuse Design Studio, based in Toronto, Canada. When he isn’t figuring out how to take over the world from the comfort of his computer, James enjoys expanding his knowledge of all things usability.
Core 77 Authors
36. Robert Blinn
Robert took a meandering path to find design bliss. After spending an entire childhood making mashed potato skyscrapers and drawing on every surface in sight, he inexplicably majored in mathematics and economics at Brown and then followed with a five year stint in investment banking on Wall Street.
Robert Blinn | Follow the author on Twitter
Two Books by Stephen Bayley: “Women as Design” and “Cars”
NY Design Week 09: Speakers: Michele De Lucchi with Paula Antonelli
37. Steve Portigal
Steve Portigal is the founder of Portigal Consulting, a boutique firm that helps organizations discover and act on new insights about themselves and their customers. In addition to regularly speaking at design and marketing events, Steve has taught Design Research at the California College of Art.
38. Rain Noe
N. Rain Noe is an NYC-based freelance writer, designer, photographer, and magazine editor. He enjoys writing, travel, and persecuting robots. He has written very impressive articles on Core 77. You can contact him by visting links given below.
39. Niti Bhan
Niti Bhan is the cofounder and senior partner – Asia & North America of the Emerging Futures Lab – a small multidisciplinary team that aims to increase the understanding the people at the base of the pyramid across the developing world in order to improve the success rate of new ventures.
Arnold van Bezooyen an independent Industrial Designer who is in it for the process. This ‘Dutch Designer’ enjoyed life and work in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany where he is currently based. Trained as a design all-rounder he received his M.Sc. degree from the Delft University of Technology.
Arnold Van Bezooyen
Designers Open 09 – Application Date Extended!
RAW COLOR – Vegetable Design Research