Henry Thompson shares some beginner resources that had an impact on his journey to learning to become a better Modern Web developer.
By Henry Thompson
One option is to learn the languages at home by taking web-based courses. There are online search engines, like the prominent Degree Jungle, that can help students find an accredited or certified web developer degree program. However, if you’re looking to build your skills without requiring a certificate or degree of some sort, there are a lot of non-accredited options.
And guess what? Many of these options cost nothing.
The list below are just a few of the most popular and (mostly) free-of-charge web development training options.
Web Developer Guide
The Web Developer Guide provides useful how-to content to help you actually use Web technologies to do what you want or need to do.
Tutorials for Web developers
Tutorials with step-by-step instruction in learning APIs, technologies and other topic areas.
Reference material for each of the individual APIs that comprise the Web’s powerful scriptability, including the DOM and all of the related APIs and interfaces you can use to build Web content and apps.
- Web API interface reference – all interfaces, arranged alphabetically.
- WebAPI page lists device access APIs and other APIs useful for applications.
Ruby is a powerful yet beginner-friendly language used for professional web apps all over the world.
HTML & CSS
Learn the building blocks of web development with HTML and CSS, and create your own website by the end of the course.
Learn the fundamentals of programming to build web apps and manipulate data.
Building an Offline First App with PouchDB
Learn about Client-side databases in cross browser offline application development.
HTML5 Canvas Tutorial
Discover important instruments in a developer’s canvas toolkit for expressing UI impressions and virtual feelings.
For adding add real programming to webpages.
216 Safe Colors
Eighteen tables of browser safe colors that cover the entire rainbow.
Learn HTML: The foundation for all websites.
Learn CSS: A fantastic tool for adding layouts to websites.
Learn PHP: Gives developers the freedom to add advanced features to websites.
This list is not exhaustive, but contains a list of tutorials and sites that I have found valuable in my journey to improve my skills as Modern Web Developer. I hope they are a benefit to you as well.
Editors Note: Have any other must-have resources for learning Modern Web Develpment, share them with us in the comments below!
Mike Hostetler is an Entrepreneur & Technologist currently working to help technical teams grow and thrive. Mike formerly founded appendTo, a boutique consultancy born out of the jQuery project. He is an active OSS supporter and currently serves as CEO & Publisher of ModernWeb.com. Mike is passionate about Remote Work, the Future of Work, Leadership and helping others succeed.