40 Excellent Web Design Tutorials for Busy Web Designers

June 20, 2013 · 42 comments

by Lars

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With hundreds of million web sites online today it is nearly impossible to create a 100% unique design. And why even struggle to do it? Visitors fell welcome and comfortable if the design is familiar, if basic navigation and how to find content is similar to something they have seen before. This is also, why so many websites today run on the same simple WordPress themes with minimal adjustments compared to the original. Trends come and go but the fundamental structure of a website is still more or less the same except for a minority of websites that intentionally have challenged the ground rules. Getting familiar with the basic techniques of how to design a website from ground up is key and then you will be able to apply trends as they come. Lately we have seen trends like use of Light Effects, Grunge, Textures, Bokeh Effects and they all fit into old design patterns and can be applied to to your designs if you want to follow the trends. This article provides a list of 40 excellent web design tutorials and can be used as inspiration to speed up designer’s creative process and for boosting technical skills.


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Create a Very Simple Portfolio Web Layout with Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, we will be creating a minimalist, dark-themed web layout that’s perfect for a portfolio site. We’ll only cover the creation of the basic parts of the layout and leave it up to you to apply your own finishing touches.

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Design a Minimal and Modern Portfolio Layout with Photoshop

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, we’re going to create a mock-up of a clean and modern-looking website. This is Part 1 of a tutorial series that will show you how to create the design, and then convert it to an HTML/CSS template. You should also check out some of the awesome HTML5 website templates available today.

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How to Create a Clean Blog Design with Photoshop

In this step-by-step web design layout tutorial, you will discover a method for designing a clean blog design with stunning gradient and lighting effects using Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial is geared for beginner to intermediate Photoshop users.

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Single Page Portfolio Website

Produce a single page portfolio concept in Photoshop, constructing the page in XHTML/CSS and adding some fancy functionality with jQuery.

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How to Make a Green & Sleek Web Layout in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a beautiful, green, and sleek layout in Photoshop. You’ll learn popular design techniques such as creating a 3D ribbon and professional-looking color gradient effects.

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Create a Clean and Colorful Web Layout in Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a clean corporate layout in Photoshop.

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Clean Photo Gallery Website Layout

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a clean photo gallery website layout.

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Create a Web Layout with 3D Elements using Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, you will discover a way to create a sleek and professional web page layout that incorporates the 3D Ribbon design trend, as well as some other captivating 3D elements, using  Photoshop.

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Awesome Colorful Layout

This tutorial i will show you how to create another web 2.0 layout for your creative portfolio.

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Efficient WordPress Layout

This tutorial will show you how to create an efficient wordpress mockup layout in photoshop.

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GreenPress WordPress Theme Design

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a simple and clean wordpress style theme called GreenPress.

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MyWordPress Theme Layout

This tutorial will show you how to create a simple mockup version of a wordpress template.

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Clean 3D Look Layout

This tutorial will show you how to create a clean layout with a 3D look and you can use this layout for your design portfolio, or you can create also a nice looking wordpress portfolio theme.

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Create a Nice Web Portfolio Design with a Watercolored Background in Photoshop

Tutorial on how to realize a nice Web Portfolio Design with a Watercolored Background using two brush sets, a icon pack and some basic techniques.

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Tutorial Site Blog Design

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a sleek, and professional tutorial blog.

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Website Gallery Layout Design

In this tutorial you will learn how to make a layout for a css website gallery using Photoshop.

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Photo Portfolio Web Page Layout

This tutorial will show you how to create a clean looking web layout for your portfolio.

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Awesome Portfolio Layout

You can use this tutorial to create also a professionally blog layout.

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Trendy Business and Finance Layout

Whether you are a single entrepreneur involved in financing and accounting or a member of school of business, you will definitely love the following layout.

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Grunge Web Design

This tutorial will show you how to create a complete grunge home page design.

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Model Portfolio Layout

You can use this layout also a personal portfolio layout, a photography layout, or even if you have a design agency.

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Build a Sleek Portfolio Site from Scratch

With PSDTUTS providing a great file to start off with, NETTUTS delivers yet another great tutorial on coverting a PSD to HTML for your own Portfolio website design.

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Sleek and Textured Web Layout

In this Photoshop web design tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a full web page layout that combines the sleek and textured look-and-feel using a combination of beginning to intermediate Adobe Photoshop techniques.

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Amazing Textured Layout

This tutorial will show you how to create an amazing layout using a simple texture, and some layer styles.

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Clean Grunge Blog Design

This tutorial will cover the steps of designing the Clean Grunge blog design from scratch. It also discusses the techniques and styles of this kind of web design.

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Grunge-Themed Web Layout

In this step-by-step web design tutorial, you will learn how to craft a beautiful and eye-grabbing grunge-themed web layout using Photoshop.

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How to Code a Grunge Web Design from Scratch

In this step-by-step web development tutorial, you will learn how to convert a beautiful and eye-grabbing grunge theme web layout–created from Photoshop in a previous tutorial–into a working HTML and CSS template.

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Grunge Vector Layout

This tutorial will show you how to create a vector style layout with a nice grunge effect.

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Create a Clean Business Web Template Design in Photoshop

In this web design tutorial, you’ll see a method for creating a professional web design mockup that’s perfect for a modern business or e-commerce website. This tutorial assumes that you know the basics of Photoshop.

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Design a Sleek and Modern Hosting Layout

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Coding a Clean & Illustrative Web Design from Scratch

In this comprehensive and step-by-step web development tutorial, you will learn how to convert a Photoshop mockup of a professional web layout design that features an illustrative landscape header into a standards-compliant XHTML/CSS template.

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Create a Stylish Business Layout in Photoshop

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Corporate WordPress Style Layout

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a corporate wordpress styled layout.

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How to Design a WordPress Theme in Photoshop

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Corporate Business Layout

Make a clean corporate style layout for your business.

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Create a Clean and Effective Product Layout

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Create a communication layout in Photoshop

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Softblue Template Tutorial

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Web Design Layout #10

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denver internet marketing May 19, 2012 at 1:19 am

These are all really great tutorials!! Thanks for including screenshots, as well. Great post :D

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Web Designer Toronto March 7, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Great post! Thank you for this great collection of tutorials

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Brett Widmann December 22, 2010 at 12:28 am

This is a great collection of tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

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Lilia Hsun August 1, 2010 at 9:13 pm

wow, reading this post I now understand why this approach is important mankinds wellness, thanks!

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essex website designers July 23, 2010 at 9:52 pm

certainly some interesting points here

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web design mildura July 8, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Clean Grunge Blog Design is so nice and attractive. Liked it very much

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Graphic Design Tutorials June 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Hi,

Great post! Thanks.

Usually it makes me explore more pages in a site is its designand most of the time it gives me confidence to buy from it.

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brand design June 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm

Great blog, I share this blog with my friends. Hope to see more from you.

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web design development June 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm

WOW :) 40 Excellent Web Design Tutorials

Thanks for sharing.

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MediaTech May 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Wow, all of them are great to be honest!

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Web Design Singapore April 19, 2010 at 11:02 am

Really useful examples and tutorials given in this article. Thanks so much for sharing!

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AIVEA April 14, 2010 at 7:04 am

I like the tutorial and it has a great outcome.

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Icy April 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Thank you for sharing all these tips and tutorials. Keep up the good work.

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ArdillaGraciosa April 8, 2010 at 6:40 am

Thank you for this helpful collection of tutorials!

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Chris (web designer in Fredericton) April 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Awesome tutorial collection, thanks so much!

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patrick April 1, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Wow wonderful collections …. Thank you so much

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Tutorial Lounge April 1, 2010 at 1:06 pm

ultimate useful stuff for web designers and also for developers.

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Smiah March 31, 2010 at 2:37 pm

some of them are good :)

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Web design firm March 31, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Awesome collection of tutorials. Thanks for sharing here :)

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Robert March 31, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Thks for made life much more easier :)… Gracias por el articulo

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Shikeb Ali March 31, 2010 at 1:58 am

Thanks for sharing such a cool stuff :)

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Mithila March 30, 2010 at 10:57 pm

Awesome collection of the great tutorials, mind blowing, this is the place to start for a newbie. Keep up the good work.;-)

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tripwire team March 30, 2010 at 11:13 pm

@Mithila, thanks – I have always found this kind of tuts very useful. It is a great way to be inspired and learn new techniques for creating specific details.

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