Editor’s Note: This blog post originally appeared in June 29, 2016. It has been updated to reflect changes, as well as newly available tools and solutions.
Type in the words “web design” into your Facebook browser and see what happens. Countless pages and groups pop up, but there’s no real way to differentiate one from the other, unless you dedicate an entire day to sorting through them all.
Most web designers we know don’t have the luxury of that sort of leisure time. Still, Facebook is an incredible resource for professionals in the industry. The trick is finding them. Pages and groups are a great way to connect, learn and share ideas with others in the web design industry. From small businesses to those that operate on a world-wide scale, there’s no shortage of web designers and agencies to connect with.
To help you, as a web designer, get more out of Facebook we’ve put together 25 of the best groups and pages on the Facebook. Try one or try them all. We’re positive that you’ll find them as interesting and educational as we have.
With award winning support and hosting, WebHosting Buzz.com serves a community of clients with top-notch expectations for their web design outsourcing needs largely based in the United Kingdom, but their advice and insights are valuable no matter where you are in the world.
This top-ranked certified green web hosting company provides the highest rated web design services to a dedicated community of clients who get not only the best products in web design but also the confidence of supporting the environment.
This Asia-based web dev. company serves one of the largest web development communities on the net and has one of the best corporate outreach programs you’ll find in a web developer.
Perception System not only has one of the most transparent and comprehensive workflows, but they love to offer discounts and special promotions on their FB page. They are a quality-content oriented community with their sites on high Google rankings.
If you’re interested in some great podcasts on web design, even if you don’t use WordPress, then you’ll want to join the WP Innovator group on Facebook. You’ll find great advice and a savvy community of professionals that like to chat and share ideas.
With their huge like counts, massive fan base, and incorporation of cloud services with their work, Digital Ocean serves a truly massive community of well-connected professionals.
Tired of lame groups where there’s more fluff than good solid advice? If so, you’ll want to check out this group. You’ll interact with a community of likeminded professionals, but the content posted here is what really stands out. Solid, practical and useful every time.
This forward-looking company serves an entirely mobile client base. Anyone interested in the future of the web dev industry would do well to keep their finger on this innovative mobile-focused community.
The people behind the UmbracoCodegarden serve a very active community of web dev aficionados with up to the minute news and announcements. They are also very responsive to the community.
Smashing Magazine has a Facebook following that hundreds of thousands strong. They’re leaders in web design trends and provide high quality information about what’s hot that keeps in the know web designers ahead of the game.
With no time wasted on pretense, The Nerdery is focused on delivering top-notch service and advice to a huge community of fans and clients. They are responsive to their fans and are a good source of info.
The Creative Market site offers up a marketplace for creative, relevant design elements for webpages. Their Facebook page is one that brings the creative design community together and helps designers elevate the visual kick of their pages.
This Apple-friendly web dev hails from Kochi, India and serves an enormous community of entrepreneurial fans and clients.
EnvatoTuts+ offers a wide range of tutorials and educational pieces for web designers of all skill levels. If you’re at all interested in taking your design game up a notch or two, EnvatoTuts is page to follow.
The Digital Synopsis Page is an incredible resource of inspiration for graphic and web designers. Their posts are always on point with current information about trends that are driving the design industry.
UI and UX are the foundation of web design work. This group is nearly 20,000 strong and is an invaluable resource for designers who are looking to brainstorm with and learn from others in the industry.
With their massive following, constant promotional offers, and the fact that they are always open for business makes the Pingdom Facebook page one of the best resources for web dev info on the net.
Web Design Ledger is a page devoted to providing web designers with valuable content created by other web designers. Unlike some design pages that often lose their focus, Wed Design Ledger is laser focused with incredibly useful information.
One of the few web dev firm community pages dedicated to serving real estate professionals, this is the number one place to go for boosting new home listing sales and agent services.
BizIQ is dedicated to providing businesses with growth through optimal web design. They have taken everything that’s great about their business structure and put it into one valuable Facebook page. They have the type of amazing insight that any web designer will be interested in.
Onextrapixel is like a playground for the digital professional. Tons of great advice on just about every aspect of web design and development. There’s always a nugget of information or a new insight that you didn’t even know you needed until now.
Another web dev ranked top by Facebook users, Flothemes caters to a community of aesthetically minded business people for whom high-quality images are a must have feature of their web designs.
This is one of the largest groups on Facebook for the Web design and development community. This is a great group to belong to if you’re looking for a large community of professionals who like to exchange ideas and help each other out.
Based on the unique vision of its founder, WebFocus Solutions may be the only web dev that specializes in serving the motorsport industry. If you’re looking to outsource your web design process and are in the racing game, you want to be a part of this fast-moving community.
One of the few web dev pages committed to 24/hour comprehensive support to their fans and clients, MindGeek is serious about answering questions and providing useful content to the community.
Looking for more Social Media assistance for your business? Find great Social Media partners in our Top Local Agency Marketplace!