Perhaps you had been to design school, learning web design skills that are actually quite outdated and not practical anymore, and been wondering where is the best place to learn the best practices of web development. Well, in this post I will show you some really useful sites that teach you real web development skills.
Personally, I think that the best place to learn about web design or development is going to be on the net. Those dedicated sites, blogs and tutorials are very useful which one might hardly get to learn this in school. Without further explaining, here are the 11 great sites to learn about web development online.
In Code School, you can learn front end development in a very entertainment and effective way. Not only it provides video explanation and useful notes in PDF, you can also learn by coding immediately with the code challenge given. There are free courses but you can also enroll with just USD25 a month.
This is a free premium tutorial from Tutsplus. With this 30 days course, you can learn the essential knowledge of HTML and CSS. In the end, you can build a web page with confidence! Besides that, you can also become a member to access to more premium tutorials.
This is a website with unique name. Perhaps it addresses out non-designers’ fear of creating web pages. Well don’t be fear! This website provides useful and entertaining videos that talk about basics of HTML and CSS and also the idea of it. Recommended to check them out!
This is a NetTuts’ session “Web Development From Scratch”. Well, it covers the basics of Web building and also telling you which is the right tool for development. Dedicated to beginners and also designers that would like to refresh their basic skills.
This site is completely in Japanese and it also has a lot of video tutorials covering front end development as well as back end and more! And the videos are normally short and straight to the point. And it’s free!
Well w3schools might be a good place to learn, but Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) is a better choice. Learn, browse and experience what the latest web technologies with the resources and demos provided. Definitely an awesome site for reference and inspiration.
HTMLDog is another useful site to learn about web development. It categorize the difficulties into 3 levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced, which is really easy to follow and understand. The clean structure also make this site easy to navigate too.
Ontwik is a website mainly contains videos covering many aspects of web development. The tags on the sidebar makes users to find targeted topic easily. This is a video site for real developers and designers.
Basically above are the websites that I would like to introduce today. As you can see, all those sites are for individual learners, if you want to learn online with a group of people, perhaps you can head to P2PU, a great location to learn with your peers. Well, if you have other great sites to introduce, feel free to suggest by using the comment form below.