We are sure you have heard of the social network by the name of Google+. The best thing about this social network is that there are a lot of communities you can join. These communities regard web designers or otherwise UI designers and are obviously free to join. Communities is a function, per se, exclusive to Google+ which offers online groups and forums. People can join these communities and talk about common hobbies, interests or otherwise career which brings us to web design and all. You can share your work and gather feedback from millions like yourself and it is undoubtedly a platform for growth and definitely success.
This particular article talks about different design communities that you can browse and join in for information, tips, freebies, tricks and personal design work. The 7 Google+ design communities will definitely help you out in your career and growth. Let us know what you think and as always, your opinions are welcome.
It does not matter whether you are a designer or developer. This particular community offers everything and is the perfect place for your questions and answers, brainstorming and discussions with other members. Anything that relates to web design and development is welcome here. One of the best things is that category that is specific to job postings, so you can even hope to get a job by joining this particular community. currently there are over 88,000 members.
The name of this particular community speaks for itself. This is the place for app designers specific to Android. If you are a beginner, you have all the more reason to join this community because they have a section that is purely reserved for beginners. If you are looking to improve your application development and design, you should definitely opt for this community. You can post your work and gather feedback, which will only help you develop further. Currently, there are over 86,000 members.
This particular community is not bound to web development alone. The name may suggest so but the description clearly welcomes coders, wed designers, clients and anyone who is even remotely interested in web development. You will be able to get your hands on a lot of information, tips and tricks regarding web development. Currently, the community boasts over 41,000 active members.
The name states the community is for SEO and everything that relates to it. If you are looking for search engine optimization tips and tricks, discussions and help, this is the community for you. Moreover, if you are into website design and development, members of this community will be very willing to help you out with that as well. The best thing about communities is that you can get help regarding your help for free too. There are several different categories in this particular community namely, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, mobile SEO, Google Webmaster, Google+ Tips, Blogging for SEO, Web Design, Responsive Web Design and SEO/ Tech Humor. Currently, there are over 31,000 active members.
If you are into anything that is remotely related to graphic design, this community welcomes you with open arms. If you have anything to do with creativity, just join this community and you will not regret it. The ‘anything’ I mentioned can include, branding, motion graphics, web design, illustration, print design, logo design, typography etc. You can share you wonderful design work and see what others in the community are up to. You can get feedback, help, join discussions, get freebies and whatnot. The categories under this community include Adobe Suite, Advice, Inspiration, Professional, Package Design etc. Currently there are over 14,000 members.
2. Web Design
This is another community for people who are passionate about web design and development. You need anything that relates to web design, look no further. Of course, there are not a lot of active members on this community compared to the other one, but still it is a lot of help and especially so for beginners. The categories under this community include Ask Someone, Inspiration, Trends, UX, UI, Ask for Feedback, Self Promotion etc. Currently, there are over 10,000 active members.
1. UI Design
This is one of the more interesting communities in this particular list given the importance of UI design. This community is basically for sharing ideas and thoughts regarding UI design, whether it is web, desktop, mobile, it does not matter. As long as it has anything to do with UI, you are golden. You will also get a chance to win a lot of freebies, be a part of major discussions etc. The best part is that you can get your questions answered as long as they are relevant. The categories under this community include Intro, General Discussion, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Web, UI Patterns etc. and it boasts over 5,900 active members.