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Last week I posted 40 Web Developers to follow on Twitter. I thought it would be interesting to follow it up with the top web designers on Twitter. We chose the folks on this list because they’ve made a significant contribution to web design or are currently involved in interesting projects. We know you won’t agree with everyone we’ve chosen, but nevertheless, we hope you find it useful.

If you have any suggestions for folks we missed, please reply to me on @ryancarson or in the comments below.

  1. Nicole Ashley @ilovedesign
  2. Jina Bolton @sushimonster
  3. Veerle Pieters @vpieters
  4. Sabrina Dent @SabrinaDent
  5. Patrick Haney @notasausage
  6. Khoi Vinh @khoi
  7. Jeremy Baines @jeremybaines
  8. Brendan Dawes @brendandawes
  9. Shaun Inman @shauninman
  10. Jonathan Snook @snookca
  11. Paul Boag @boagworld
  12. Joshua Porter @bokardo
  13. Bryan Veloso @bryanveloso
  14. Chris Messina @chrismessina
  15. Brian Fling @fling
  16. Jeff Croft @jcroft
  17. Jon Hicks @Hicksdesign
  18. Jason Santa Maria @jasonsantamaria
  19. Larissa Meek @larissameek
  20. Andy Clarke @Malarkey
  21. Mike Stenhouse @mikesten
  22. Derek Featherstone @feather
  23. Dan Cederholm @simplebits
  24. Jeff Veen @veen
  25. Derek Powazek @fraying
  26. Elliot Jay Stocks @elliotjaystocks
  27. Simon Collison @collylogic
  28. Amy Mahon @amerz
  29. Mike Kus @mikekus
  30. Adii @adii
  31. Dan Rubin @danrubin
  32. Mark Boulton @markboulton
  33. Ryan Sims @simmy
  34. Cameron Moll @cameronmoll
  35. Daniel Burka @dburka
  36. Ryan Shelton @ryanshelton
  37. Folkert Gorter @folkertgorter
  38. Robert Hodgin @flight404
  39. Toke Nygaard @tokenygaard
  40. Jeffrey Kalmikoff @jeffrey
  41. Ryan Singer @rjs
  42. Jim Coudal @Coudal
  43. Sarah Parmenter @sazp
  44. Jeffrey Zeldman @zeldman
  45. Dave Shea @mezzoblue

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215 Responses to “44 Web Designers to Follow on Twitter”

  1. Paul has a twin in the pics at the top :)

  2. Whoops! Thanks – I'll fix that now :)

  3. Whoops! Thanks – I'll fix that now :)

  4. Quality list. From the names I recognize, most of the people listed do a great job of mixing personal, humorous, design, and retweet type tweets in their streams.I extremely thankful you kept the size and quality of this list within reason. Heaven forbid you make a 100+ list and fill it with the dozens of “web developers” that just retweet everything and auto-follow everyone.Yes, I just cleaned out about 100+ web design people from my following list so I know what I talking about. Haha.Thanks again.

  5. Quality list. From the names I recognize, most of the people listed do a great job of mixing personal, humorous, design, and retweet type tweets in their streams.

    I extremely thankful you kept the size and quality of this list within reason. Heaven forbid you make a 100+ list and fill it with the dozens of “web developers” that just retweet everything and auto-follow everyone.

    Yes, I just cleaned out about 100+ web design people from my following list so I know what I talking about. Haha.

    Thanks again.

  6. Dude. You forgot twitter.com/frankd2l.:)

  7. Dude. You forgot twitter.com/frankd2l.

    :)

  8. Oh man, if only it were top 45, I know I would have made the list (is what I tell myself to sleep at night).

  9. Another great list of great web designers – thanks Ryan! Maybe one day I'll make the short list :)@creativeworldhttp://twitter.com/creativeworld

  10. Another great list of great web designers – thanks Ryan! Maybe one day I'll make the short list :)

    @creativeworld
    http://twitter.com/creativeworld

  11. Would have liked to seen some less common talented designers featured here. I think for all the new designers out there, following designers who may actually reply to tweets here and there could be helpful.

  12. thanks, I've added the ones I previously wasn't following.

  13. thanks, I've added the ones I previously wasn't following.

  14. Dave Shea http://twitter.com/mezzoblue should be on that list.

  15. While I can't speak for the others, I highly value Twitter as a mechanism for conversation.

    I too shy away from users that seem to have an invisible brick wall up when it comes to @replies. I can say with confidence, at least for anybody that ever wants to ask me anything (might not be many, but yes, anything), that if you @reply me, 4 times out of 5 I'll reply back.

    That's probably the reason why my tweet count is so inflated. :)

  16. While I can't speak for the others, I highly value Twitter as a mechanism for conversation. I too shy away from users that seem to have an invisible brick wall up when it comes to @replies. I can say with confidence, at least for anybody that ever wants to ask me anything (might not be many, but yes, anything), that if you @reply me, 4 times out of 5 I'll reply back.That's probably the reason why my tweet count is so inflated. :)

  17. jamesgpearce on March 11, 2009 at 12:12 am said:

    Well, looks good. All the good ones I know of are on there + many more 😉

  18. Followed 5 of them already, but let me just say thanks for this list. Now I have 39 members to follow.

  19. And just in case you can't see the hidden #45:Josh Hemsley – http://www.twitter.com/joshhemsley:)Nice list Ryan!

  20. And just in case you can't see the hidden #45:
    Josh Hemsley – http://www.twitter.com/joshhemsley

    :)

    Nice list Ryan!

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  22. Great list. I'm definitely going to have to add some of these peeps. I am such an amateur designer but I manage to keep getting clients and love to keep learning.

  23. Great list. I'm definitely going to have to add some of these peeps. I am such an amateur designer but I manage to keep getting clients and love to keep learning.

  24. I really think you've missed a great web designer: @nicepaul

  25. I really think you've missed a great web designer: @nicepaul

  26. Great list – thanks for putting this together Ryan.Only thing I would say is a future list would benefit from having a short summary under each name. Maybe explaining where they work or why they are so well known. Realise that's a bit more work of course : ) but just a thought.CheersDennis

  27. Great list – thanks for putting this together Ryan.

    Only thing I would say is a future list would benefit from having a short summary under each name. Maybe explaining where they work or why they are so well known.

    Realise that's a bit more work of course : ) but just a thought.

    Cheers
    Dennis

  28. Good point – will add him shortly.

  29. Pete Shaw on March 11, 2009 at 9:29 am said:

    Boag isn't any kind of designer. He's so good he got Jon Hick's to design his own site right?

  30. I appreciate the pimpage but Twitter people, BE WARNED: You do not want to follow me. I mostly swear a lot and post no design links. (My mother would be so proud.)

  31. Pete Shaw on March 11, 2009 at 4:29 am said:

    Boag isn't any kind of designer. He's so good he got Jon Hick's to design his own site right?

  32. great list. a lot on their that i didn't follow and a lot had some sweet background :Dthanks for the post

  33. great list. a lot on their that i didn't follow and a lot had some sweet background 😀

    thanks for the post

  34. i followed you for that fact tho… makes for interesting twitter conversation 😉

  35. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Just like the Web Developers list, this is an invaluable resource for other Web Designers.

  36. This is nepotism and back-slapping at its worst. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  37. w00t – Thanks for the mention! I love Twitter and connecting with others through it :)

  38. What?! Good list but where is Gavin Strange (@JamFactory), Matt Hamm (@mrmatthamm) and Paul Burgess (@delarge)?!

  39. @DarynHobden – Award winning web designer. Have a look at my website portfolio and then decide if you want to follow or not. I generally tweet about Design, creative stuff and occasional funny anecdotes.

  40. Please back up that statement.

  41. Good list but few don't have much updates, may be we can recommend to add more design tweets :)And why don't you add a post on “Top SEOs to follow in twitter”?

  42. Good list but few don't have much updates, may be we can recommend to add more design tweets :)

    And why don't you add a post on “Top SEOs to follow in twitter”?

  43. Sure: the title says “44 web designers that you should follow on Twitter”. The list already stands at 45, which strongly suggests that you're doing this to please the right people, as opposed to making the hard decisions about who are *really* the right 44 to follow.Similarly, the high number of entrants also smacks of appealing to the designers' egos.Further to the appealing point, you then proceeded to “@username you're on the list lol” most of them on Twitter to notify them that they had been listed in this. It's brown-nosing, plain and simple.Back-slapping comes into the fact that there are almost no “unknowns”, who might be able to provide more value for their followers than already famous people with no time for the more personal approach that can be valuable over Twitter. This has been mentioned in other comments on this very page.

  44. Sure: the title says “44 web designers that you should follow on Twitter”. The list already stands at 45, which strongly suggests that you're doing this to please the right people, as opposed to making the hard decisions about who are *really* the right 44 to follow.

    Similarly, the high number of entrants also smacks of appealing to the designers' egos.

    Further to the appealing point, you then proceeded to “@username you're on the list lol” most of them on Twitter to notify them that they had been listed in this. It's brown-nosing, plain and simple.

    Back-slapping comes into the fact that there are almost no “unknowns”, who might be able to provide more value for their followers than already famous people with no time for the more personal approach that can be valuable over Twitter. This has been mentioned in other comments on this very page.

  45. Just to further this statement: “Similarly, the high number of entrants also smacks of appealing to the designers' egos.” – the high number smells a lot like you didn't want to leave anyone out of offend them. The very same thing happened with increasing numbers on the “40 web developers”, which now stands at 44 after people complained either on the comments or on Twitter. Have some integrity about the way you choose people, please.

  46. Just to further this statement: “Similarly, the high number of entrants also smacks of appealing to the designers' egos.” – the high number smells a lot like you didn't want to leave anyone out of offend them. The very same thing happened with increasing numbers on the “40 web developers”, which now stands at 44 after people complained either on the comments or on Twitter. Have some integrity about the way you choose people, please.

  47. i wonder, do i need a special twitter account for this. 😀

  48. I actually had to whittle this list down quite a bit. The reason I was @replying them is because they wouldn't know they were on the list because WordPress doesn't do ping backs to Twitter profiles. A lot of people were saying “Why am I getting a bunch of new followers today?”I'd say we put several 'up-and-coming' designers on the list actually. However, the whole point of the list is that these are the big names that are shaping the industry. They're *supposed* to be well known.The reason why the list is growing is because I'm not omniscient. I didn't think of everyone when I posted it and I fully expected people to point new people out to me, which have been added to the list.Bradley – instead of complaining, why don't you put together your own list? I'm tired of you spouting negativity (which you have often done both on this blog and Carsonified) without ever offering a solution.

  49. An elaboration on why these particular individuals are worth following might be useful…(for example: I know there's a few mentioned who only seem to tweet about their cats!) 😉

  50. I actually had to whittle this list down quite a bit. The reason I was @replying them is because they wouldn't know they were on the list because WordPress doesn't do ping backs to Twitter profiles. A lot of people were saying “Why am I getting a bunch of new followers today?”

    I'd say we put several 'up-and-coming' designers on the list actually. However, the whole point of the list is that these are the big names that are shaping the industry. They're *supposed* to be well known.

    The reason why the list is growing is because I'm not omniscient. I didn't think of everyone when I posted it and I fully expected people to point new people out to me, which have been added to the list.

    Bradley – instead of complaining, why don't you put together your own list? I'm tired of you spouting negativity (which you have often done both on this blog and Carsonified) without ever offering a solution.

  51. An elaboration on why these particular individuals are worth following might be useful…(for example: I know there's a few mentioned who only seem to tweet about their cats!)

    😉

  52. > Bradley – instead of complaining, why don't you put together your > own list?Because comments are for feedback on articles (as said in the page above this), and I have provided feedback.Additionally, if I put together my own list, no-one would read it as no-one follows my “blog” or Twitter account. I'd rather try and improve the more public appearances of this kind of information than dilute the waters by adding extra noise on other sites.And why is the onus on me to “(offer) a solution”? I'm not famous or well-known enough (except perhaps as a troll) to actually make a difference – I'm just a member of the same community as the rest of us who happens to be critical of fluff.If you'd like constructive feedback (aka part of a solution), here's some: how about when you make your next list like this you provide a *reason* why these people belong here, rather than just listing them? This article (and the one previous) are essentially blog rolls with a wider audience. I'd like to see some real *writing* on this topic: why are they visionary? Why should we follow them? If we don't know them, what have they done we might know? That's the kind of article I expect on thinkvitamin – actual content.

  53. > Bradley – instead of complaining, why don't you put together your
    > own list?

    Because comments are for feedback on articles (as said in the page above this), and I have provided feedback.

    Additionally, if I put together my own list, no-one would read it as no-one follows my “blog” or Twitter account. I'd rather try and improve the more public appearances of this kind of information than dilute the waters by adding extra noise on other sites.

    And why is the onus on me to “(offer) a solution”? I'm not famous or well-known enough (except perhaps as a troll) to actually make a difference – I'm just a member of the same community as the rest of us who happens to be critical of fluff.

    If you'd like constructive feedback (aka part of a solution), here's some: how about when you make your next list like this you provide a *reason* why these people belong here, rather than just listing them? This article (and the one previous) are essentially blog rolls with a wider audience. I'd like to see some real *writing* on this topic: why are they visionary? Why should we follow them? If we don't know them, what have they done we might know? That's the kind of article I expect on thinkvitamin – actual content.

  54. +1 for an explanation why these people are worth following. What makes them worthy contributors to Twitter? The fact they're pseudo-famous web designers or the insightful commentary they provide on Twitter? I've previously followed and then subsequently unfollowed a few people from this list because whilst they might be good conference speakers or talented in their field, they don't necessarily say anything interesting (or sometimes, quite the opposite) on Twitter.

  55. +1 for an explanation why these people are worth following.

    What makes them worthy contributors to Twitter? The fact they're pseudo-famous web designers or the insightful commentary they provide on Twitter? I've previously followed and then subsequently unfollowed a few people from this list because whilst they might be good conference speakers or talented in their field, they don't necessarily say anything interesting (or sometimes, quite the opposite) on Twitter.

  56. JSM all the way down at 18? This is a travesty, a sham, and a mockery. It's a traveshamockery! Great list.

  57. JSM all the way down at 18? This is a travesty, a sham, and a mockery. It's a traveshamockery!

    Great list.

  58. You're not commenting, you're being inflammatory: “Have some integrity about the way you choose people, please.” That's not constructive. “And why is the onus on me to “(offer) a solution”?” Simple: because communities pitch in together to find solutions. If you're not contributing to the community, then you're not a part of it.You're what Caius Durling so kindly coined, a Soapbox Troll.

  59. You're not commenting, you're being inflammatory: “Have some integrity about the way you choose people, please.” That's not constructive.

    “And why is the onus on me to “(offer) a solution”?” Simple: because communities pitch in together to find solutions. If you're not contributing to the community, then you're not a part of it.

    You're what Caius Durling so kindly coined, a Soapbox Troll.

  60. Make that two of us. I'm sure half the people that follow me today will unfollow me tomorrow from the mere mention of J-pop.

  61. Make that two of us. I'm sure half the people that follow me today will unfollow me tomorrow from the mere mention of J-pop.

  62. Hey. There's nothing wrong with kitty tweets, especially when you have 5 of them. 😉

  63. Hey. There's nothing wrong with kitty tweets, especially when you have 5 of them. 😉

  64. Mr. Carson took a minimalist approach to listing off the noteworthy designers. Many of these I already follow or have followed, so I know who is/isn't worthwhile — to me. He put the Twitter profile links so you, the reader, could scan through their twits and decide whether or not they're worth following.Bradley's suggestion (sans the bitterness) is a good one, considering a brief description of each person would be nice… but we all should be web savvy enough to research each of these persons and decide who we'd be best served following on Twitter.Thanks for the list, Ryan! (not to brown-nose or anything!) Cheers!

  65. Mr. Carson took a minimalist approach to listing off the noteworthy designers. Many of these I already follow or have followed, so I know who is/isn't worthwhile — to me. He put the Twitter profile links so you, the reader, could scan through their twits and decide whether or not they're worth following.

    Bradley's suggestion (sans the bitterness) is a good one, considering a brief description of each person would be nice… but we all should be web savvy enough to research each of these persons and decide who we'd be best served following on Twitter.

    Thanks for the list, Ryan! (not to brown-nose or anything!) Cheers!

  66. Though I'm allergic to cats, if a designer is skilled enough (JSM), I am willing to withstand the e-symptoms of their KittyTwits in exchange for the tidbits of knowledge that come with following them on Twitter.

  67. Though I'm allergic to cats, if a designer is skilled enough (JSM), I am willing to withstand the e-symptoms of their KittyTwits in exchange for the tidbits of knowledge that come with following them on Twitter.

  68. Fine Ryan, you may choose to ignore my constructive suggestion and the (rather kind, especially for me) words I had to say about this very website by quoting an earlier comment of mine somewhat out of context. Remind me again what we're trying to find a “solution” for? The age old problem of “who do I follow on Twitter”?My point about content still stands – this article is particularly short on it, and I'd prefer to see something useful in my feedreader. I'll unsubscribe from ThinkVitamin, since it clearly just causes me to make inflammatory comments.

  69. Fine Ryan, you may choose to ignore my constructive suggestion and the (rather kind, especially for me) words I had to say about this very website by quoting an earlier comment of mine somewhat out of context. Remind me again what we're trying to find a “solution” for? The age old problem of “who do I follow on Twitter”?

    My point about content still stands – this article is particularly short on it, and I'd prefer to see something useful in my feedreader. I'll unsubscribe from ThinkVitamin, since it clearly just causes me to make inflammatory comments.

  70. drcongo on March 11, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

    @drcongo I once twat about my balls.

  71. I think Bradley the Troll makes some valid points.

  72. Hey Pete. Jon did our corporate identity. I designed the sites. I am certainly not a logo designer. However, I do tend to agree. I WAS a designer, but I don't think I can claim to be anymore. I am now reduced to 'poncey' titles like 'consultant' or 'strategist' :)

  73. Hey Pete. Jon did our corporate identity. I designed the sites. I am certainly not a logo designer. However, I do tend to agree. I WAS a designer, but I don't think I can claim to be anymore. I am now reduced to 'poncey' titles like 'consultant' or 'strategist' :)

  74. Several of these don't really tweet about their craft, so I am wondering what the criteria was for this list?

  75. Several of these don't really tweet about their craft, so I am wondering what the criteria was for this list?

  76. Why isn't Eric Meyer on here? @meyerwebRegards,@toddlibby

  77. Why isn't Eric Meyer on here? @meyerweb

    Regards,
    @toddlibby

  78. very good list, already following several of these people!

  79. Thanks, Ryan! Much appreciated.

  80. If you have a failing Ryan it's that you give the haters too much credit.You gotta resist the temptation to engage with them and only offer the silence that their useless provocation deserves.On topic though, thanks for the list. It would be great to see yoru pick of digital marketers who twitter in a future post.

  81. If you have a failing Ryan it's that you give the haters too much credit.

    You gotta resist the temptation to engage with them and only offer the silence that their useless provocation deserves.

    On topic though, thanks for the list. It would be great to see yoru pick of digital marketers who twitter in a future post.

  82. I do object to the fact that, given I follow a good number of these people already, I had to watch Ryan fill my feed by tweeting at EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM to tell them they were on the list. Seriously, was this necessary?There does need to be some context for why these people are so essential to follow, I appreciate the obviousness of choosing well-known web designers, but a lot of them say very little about web design. Sure, follow them if they're interesting or funny, but if they're not saying a lot about the web should they really be on this list?I would say that out of all the web designers people I follow, Matt Wilcox (twitter.com/mattwilcox) is the most valuable (despite his endless rants) because he is pretty much singlehandedly pushing forward the best ideas about how CSS and HTML could be improved and why they're not good enough as they are.

  83. I do object to the fact that, given I follow a good number of these people already, I had to watch Ryan fill my feed by tweeting at EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM to tell them they were on the list. Seriously, was this necessary?

    There does need to be some context for why these people are so essential to follow, I appreciate the obviousness of choosing well-known web designers, but a lot of them say very little about web design. Sure, follow them if they're interesting or funny, but if they're not saying a lot about the web should they really be on this list?

    I would say that out of all the web designers people I follow, Matt Wilcox (twitter.com/mattwilcox) is the most valuable (despite his endless rants) because he is pretty much singlehandedly pushing forward the best ideas about how CSS and HTML could be improved and why they're not good enough as they are.

  84. Hey Andrew,Apologies for the constant tweeting earlier today. I actually only tweeted around seven people, then realized it was annoying for all my followers – so promptly stopped.I'll check out Matt Wilcox – sounds very interesting.Best,Ryan

  85. Hey Andrew,

    Apologies for the constant tweeting earlier today. I actually only tweeted around seven people, then realized it was annoying for all my followers – so promptly stopped.

    I'll check out Matt Wilcox – sounds very interesting.

    Best,
    Ryan

  86. Not sure I would consider Eric a web designer.

  87. It's top 45 now with Dave added….too bad, maybe next time buddy! :)

  88. It's top 45 now with Dave added….too bad, maybe next time buddy! :)

  89. I agree with Bradley. This is just a “who's who” of the “cool” in hopes that they Twitter, comment or further spread the article around (all a part of the ego'ness Bradley had mentioned). Carson doesn't mention why any of the above mentioned are worth following and some of the above mentioned are actually not that active on Twitter at all and provide no professional insight — mostly personal. Carson just listed “hey, here are really cool people and their Twitter accounts” — not much of an article to me. The “what” is easy, but where is the “why” or the “how” you got to this list?I think the overwhelming Twitter plug on this is what is making me more and more agree with Bradley.

  90. I agree with Bradley. This is just a “who's who” of the “cool” in hopes that they Twitter, comment or further spread the article around (all a part of the ego'ness Bradley had mentioned).

    Carson doesn't mention why any of the above mentioned are worth following and some of the above mentioned are actually not that active on Twitter at all and provide no professional insight — mostly personal.

    Carson just listed “hey, here are really cool people and their Twitter accounts” — not much of an article to me. The “what” is easy, but where is the “why” or the “how” you got to this list?

    I think the overwhelming Twitter plug on this is what is making me more and more agree with Bradley.

  91. Bryan: You have five now!!!! :o(Okay, okay, now following you…). I can't comment much on j-pop, but I once liked Utada Hikaru. That was years ago though 😉

  92. Bryan: You have five now!!!! 😮

    (Okay, okay, now following you…). I can't comment much on j-pop, but I once liked Utada Hikaru. That was years ago though 😉

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  95. The list is in no particular order :)

  96. Kevin Knight has over 25 years experience in the blind industry. He's considered an expert in window blinds in Western Australia and has written extensively on the subject.

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  100. Mmm, impressive array of designers. I actually have quite a few of these dudes on my twitter list already. And as a matter of fact, I already had Ryan on there, too. Haha, this list is spot on.

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  103. While I'm not sure about the motives behind such lists, this one is blatantly suffering from a @maxvoltar shaped gap.

  104. While I'm not sure about the motives behind such lists, this one is blatantly suffering from a @maxvoltar shaped gap.

  105. summersfall on March 13, 2009 at 1:29 pm said:

    I tend to tweet about my cat or what I'm eating. I'm amazed that I have some followers.

  106. summersfall on March 13, 2009 at 8:29 am said:

    I tend to tweet about my cat or what I'm eating. I'm amazed that I have some followers.

  107. That's an easy list. It's all the same people @seomoz follows.

  108. That's an easy list. It's all the same people @seomoz follows.

  109. can't beat a good tweet, nice list indeed, thanks.

  110. can't beat a good tweet, nice list indeed, thanks.

  111. very interesting idea

  112. When My name will be Listed. 😉 I am Essai Selvan, Just found you from twitter. Find in twitter @EssaiSelvan (http://twitter.com/EssaiSelvan )

  113. When My name will be Listed. 😉

    I am Essai Selvan, Just found you from twitter.
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  114. You should be on the list too!!

  115. Nice choice of developers

  116. Great info… thanks

  117. useful list I will bookmark this

  118. Dudes, seriously.This list may be lame. But using the comments below this post to promote your own sorry ass that didn't make it to this list is taking lameness to a whole new level.

  119. Dudes, seriously.

    This list may be lame. But using the comments below this post to promote your own sorry ass that didn't make it to this list is taking lameness to a whole new level.

  120. I look forward to Twittering these developers! I'm just now grasping the significance of twitter. I didn't think much of it at first, but it's a great tool for sure!

  121. I look forward to Twittering these developers! I'm just now grasping the significance of twitter. I didn't think much of it at first, but it's a great tool for sure!

  122. Twittering, taking over the world, one twit at a time =)

  123. haha this thread is hilarious

  124. Thanks for the List. I am just getting into Development and find this very helpful !!

  125. I look forward to doing some digging on these people. Thank you for the information. I will pass it along to some of my developer friends as well

  126. It would make more sence if i knew where they work or what they have done.. ie. Name, Work, Twitter-link

  127. Wow that's a neat list. It surely has lot of cool designers

  128. Wow that's a neat list. It surely has lot of cool designers

  129. This is great! I need to spend more time on Twitter.

  130. Hi Ben and Ryan! That Bradley guy sho is angry. Let's group hug him on three. 1, 2…

  131. Hi Ben and Ryan! That Bradley guy sho is angry. Let's group hug him on three. 1, 2…

  132. you've missed one: me! @strexy:)

  133. you've missed one: me!
    @strexy

    :)

  134. THANK YOU for not mentioning Andy Rutledge. :)Great designer, terribly misguided character.

  135. THANK YOU for not mentioning Andy Rutledge. :)

    Great designer, terribly misguided character.

  136. Great list! Here is mine: JianArthttp://www.twitter.com/jianartI'm a creative web designer.Thanks.

  137. Great list! Here is mine: JianArt
    http://www.twitter.com/jianart

    I'm a creative web designer.

    Thanks.

  138. johnlouys on March 24, 2009 at 8:25 am said:

    wow…it's very beauty the show.ZenerxSytropin

  139. johnlouys on March 24, 2009 at 3:25 am said:

    wow…it's very beauty the show.
    Zenerx
    Sytropin

  140. Wow, I totally agree with everyone on that list! I just wanted to mention that there are probably a lot more people who deserve to be on there 😛 great job though!

  141. I will definitely follow this top web designers. Thanks for the post

  142. These guys are a great resource for new design trends and information. I'm also a web/graphic designer… follow me: http://twitter.com/iBlend

  143. These guys are a great resource for new design trends and information. I'm also a web/graphic designer… follow me: http://twitter.com/iBlend

  144. Thanks for the awesome list, I will for sure follow a few on here.

  145. Thanks for these great artist, there is a lot of talent.

  146. Very cool. I'll add some today. :)ChrisDjembe Drums

  147. Very cool. I'll add some today. :)

    Chris
    Djembe Drums

  148. Thanks for putting together that Quality list. I recognize some of those names.

  149. Ah, this is a valuable post. Can you also make a post about software developers to follow?

  150. I am not twitter yet, but after reading this list. i am going to join for sure. Thank you for the list

  151. Wow, hope people on the list can give advice when ask about something like PHP in wordpress for my site.

  152. Hope people on the list can give advice abount PHP on wordpress.

  153. Wao…This is big list of twitter web designer

  154. I've been following most of them already. Good list anyway. Cheers

  155. I've been following most of them already. Good list anyway. Cheers

  156. I guess I dont get the whole twitter thing, like the one post says “why do I want to hear about his cat” The point of twitter is to say whats on your mind at that moment, well how often are people thinking and writing about things i dont care about,.I know their are people who thought like me and then got addicted to the whole thing, Im guessing I wont be one of them.

  157. I guess I dont get the whole twitter thing, like the one post says “why do I want to hear about his cat” The point of twitter is to say whats on your mind at that moment, well how often are people thinking and writing about things i dont care about,.
    I know their are people who thought like me and then got addicted to the whole thing, Im guessing I wont be one of them.

  158. jojototh on April 3, 2009 at 8:35 am said:

    I made a list of 50 webdesign blogs with highest Google PR and twitter accounts http://bit.ly/YoRZm

  159. Just followed. I looked through their work. Some are really good, but not all.How have they been selected?

  160. Just followed. I looked through their work. Some are really good, but not all.
    How have they been selected?

  161. This is very helpful. I am always in the search for new designers. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  162. Thanks for the list, this will be a lot of help. I will follow them in twitter. Hope they will follow me too. lol

  163. I would say that out of all the programmer I follow, the most valuable the point of twitter is to say whats on your mind at that moment, well how often are people thinking and writing about things.We are involved in interesting projects .It will be use full.

  164. Great list. Thanks very much.Just added everyone on the list.You can add me at http://www.twitter.com/garethdaine

  165. Great list. Thanks very much.

    Just added everyone on the list.

    You can add me at http://www.twitter.com/garethdaine

  166. mrudula on April 5, 2009 at 7:04 am said:

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  167. mrudula on April 5, 2009 at 2:04 am said:

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  168. kirharish on April 5, 2009 at 7:06 am said:

    Really these are grate web designersfund raising ideas

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  170. Nice list.

  171. The list actually have the best of the best web designers today.

  172. Great to see so many web developers contributing to the community.UK Web Hosting

  173. Great to see so many web developers contributing to the community.

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  174. Thanks for your recommendation. These are nice sites.Tony

  175. Thanks for your recommendation. These are nice sites.

    Tony

  176. Thanks for your list of these great designers.Tony

  177. Thanks for your list of these great designers.

    Tony

  178. imnicheformula on April 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm said:

    Very helpful, thank you!

  179. I have no follower on Twitter yet.

  180. Thanks for the list. Will check out their profiles

  181. Interesting list.. wish the reasons why they made it to the top were indicated though :)

  182. Hi, look.. not meaning to be forward, but why not categorize the “web designers” into areas of expertise. Sometimes I wonder what make a web designer, is it cos they have a cute Gravatar, or their portfolio website is amazingly wow.. or because they post to 1,000,000 blogs ? Many times you hear of so and so.. but I think its the work and skills which should proceed the designer, not because he is a “pop/web start” or good sales man. Or is it?

  183. Web design is so incestuous. Kinda makes me laugh how the same old names come up time and time again. Yes, some of these people are excellent designers (some are not) but there are plenty of new faces that have come through who are doing work that is far more innovative and exciting than the majority of these.

  184. I have problem following twitter on the web, anyone know any desktop software to to this ?

  185. I know this is a massive list but we would love to be included in this page we can be followed @blueprintds

  186. Thanks. Those are sure good inspiration to follow.

  187. Thanks.
    Those are sure good inspiration to follow.

  188. All these web designers are extremely talented I have seen some of their works.

  189. Hey we kind of share this allergy thing! thanks for such a great list Ryan, I appreciate it. keep stuff like this coming, you have really been quite informative.Jessica

  190. Hey we kind of share this allergy thing! thanks for such a great list Ryan, I appreciate it. keep stuff like this coming, you have really been quite informative.

    Jessica

  191. Good place to promote design services! Nobody offers funny anecdotes still :)

  192. Great list of designers to follow. I'm going to following them now. Thank for the info

  193. Great list of designers to follow. I'm going to following them now. Thank for the info

  194. Thanks for this list.

  195. Thanks for the list (even though I'm not on it!)

  196. thanks admin good post

  197. Increase de list: Graham Smith – @iamjustcreative

  198. Hope people on the list can give advice abount css on wordpress.

  199. great there are some real people on twitter – i thought it was just robots nice comment box btw

  200. most of these i’ve actually heard of. they’re quite famous.

  201. wow, great list, I’m going to following them now. Thank for the info

  202. Nicole Ashley is an awesome designer. I highly recommend that you keep an eye on her. She is up and coming and has a great twitter account.

  203. How about a list of top web project managers to follow? I’ve been scouring the internet trying to find some peers and peeps with insight and they are very hard to find!

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