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10 Best Infographics on Web Design And Development

by Kristi Hines

Need some inspiration when it comes to web design or development?

Whether you are just getting started building your own website or you are an experienced web designer or developer, here are 10 great infographics about the history of web design, color, programming, typography, templates, technology, and more that should get your creative website imagination rolling.

Have a link to a great web design or web development infographic?  Leave it in the comments!

Be sure to click on the images to see the full sized versions!

The Evolution of Web Design

Web design has come a long way in 20 years. Here is the history of web design from the 1990’s primarily text based sites to today’s mobile sites in an infographic from KISSmetrics.

Does Design Matter

1,500 small businesses and startups were surveyed about design, and here is what they answered when asked about the importance of design to business success. This infographic by 99designs covers how much businesses plan to spend on design, where they source designers from, the best colors, their most and least favorite designs, and how much they would pay for a new logo.

Responsive Web Design

What is responsive web design and why is it important for both your visitors? And how can you learn more about creating responsive designs? Find out in this interactive infographic from Template Monster. This infographic is more than just an image – click below to see this infographic in action and get to the juicy resource links built in.

What Your Brand Colors Say About Your Business

Did you know that certain industries should steer away from particular colors while other industries should embrace them? Before you start branding your company and designing a website, you might want to know what certain colors say about your brand. Find out how consumers react to certain colors and how to use color to your advantage in your logos, landing pages, product pages, and more in this infographic by Marketo.

The Art of Color Coordination

Now that you know what colors say about your brand, find out how to coordinate your brand colors into your design in this infographic by KISSmetrics. See the color wheel, color harmonies, and how to use them in specific elements of your website’s design.

A Quick & Comprehensive Type Guide

If you’re not sure what font to use on your website or other design piece, you can refer to the following infographic as a visual guide. It covers typefaces, styles, anatomy, the message a particular font sends to viewers, and more. This infographic was found on Fast Company Design.

Note that the image is broken in to two parts when clicking to enlarge them.

The Designer’s Candy Store

A great design is made up of many little things including fonts, brushes, textures, stock photos, templates, and patterns. If you are into building your own web design templates, then you will likely want to get some of these items in your toolbox. Here are the most widely used little elements that make for a great design from oBizMedia.

What Makes Someone Leave a Website

Before you build a website that no one wants to stick around on, you may want to learn about how bad navigation, too many ads, and other functionality and usability issues drive your visitors away. This infographic from KISSmetrics shows the top reasons why people leave your website and how to fix them.

What Are Websites Made Of

What are the most popular markup languages, services, analytics programs, and hosting systems on the web? Find out in this infographic by Broadband Choices. You can also learn more about what your favorite website is built with using BuiltWith Technology Lookup.

Web Accessibility for Designers

Curious what design elements affect accessibility? Find out how structure, fonts, colors, and other elements can make or break your website in this infographic by WebAIM.

Which do you think is the best  infographic about web design and development?  Know of other great infographics on the subject of web design and development?  Please share them in the comments.

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Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and professional blogger who helps develop blog content and lead magnets for businesses.

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  1. Akash Ghosh says:
    May 31, 2016 at 4:45 am

    I got lots from this article. its very helpful for me specially about responsive designing color & all information was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

  2. John says:
    July 4, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Great resource on infographics. Web development application is booming day by day with new ideas and techniques. Thanks for sharing a informative blog.

    • Neil Patel says:
      July 5, 2014 at 3:19 am

      John, glad we could help. Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  3. Neil Johnson says:
    March 26, 2014 at 6:06 am

    GREAT INFOGRAPHICS

  4. Neil Johnson says:
    March 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

    These are the great article & great information & very good infographics

  5. Benjamin says:
    September 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

    ironically i wouldn’t have noticed half of the points on the page if it was just in text form but as it has great designs and made to look really interesting (it is) it really captured my entirely

  6. August 8, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Thanks for the list. There are some, I didn’t know. I will definitely share with my friends……
    WRS Builder

  7. James Kroj says:
    May 22, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Really such a very useful post of web desinger. Web designer will get an more ideas with your blog.

  8. Brenda Armster says:
    March 20, 2013 at 11:20 am

    These are great tips for anyone in or considering a Web design career or business. It is always great to see what the top agency’s and new freelancer’s creativness brings to life.

  9. Martin says:
    January 25, 2013 at 2:08 am

    Good article nice to know information about infographics.

  10. Coly says:
    January 25, 2013 at 1:36 am

    You have shared useful information about infographics on web design this post is interesting. Thanks

  11. Brian Parker says:
    January 7, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Infographic is a great way to turn the most boring data into the most comforting graphic, which is much easier for reader to digest. There are some beautiful examples here and some stunning graphic inspiration. Thank you.

  12. Ivo says:
    November 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Awesome infographics!

  13. Aleks says:
    October 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Very interesting article to read.

  14. X Studios says:
    October 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Fantastic illustration of the drastic changes we’ve seen in web design over the years. I am excited to see where things are headed in the next 10 years.

  15. Gerald Band says:
    October 10, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Complete package. The whole web design concept is all here. No doubt many web designers will learn a whole lot of things in this post.

  16. Jason Miller says:
    October 8, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Hi Kristi,

    Thanks for including our True Colors infographic. We had a lot of fun putting that one together with ColumnFIve.

    Best,
    Jason Miller – Marketo

  17. October 8, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Great article, really interesting to see what people assume from colours and to see that facebook is rated in the best and worst site designs!

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