One of the challenges that come with web design and development is trying to keep up with the latest changes, news, trends, and everything else in between.
When I’m not working on client website projects, I like to spend my time learning new things.
I love learning new things and expanding my knowledge and putting what I’ve learned into practice.
Most if not all of the websites I’ve listed below are crammed with knowledge, tips, tricks, free tutorials, resources, and valuable information on web design and development.
Are you ready to expand your knowledge as a budding web developer too?
Let’s get to it.
W3 Schools is one of the sites that I tend to use the most.
My favorite language to write code in is CSS, and this is the site that I love to go to if I need to learn something new or refresh myself on a particular technique.
W3 Schools is the largest web developer site on the net, and I think every budding web developer, new or seasoned, should have this site bookmarked.
If you’re a complete beginner, I highly recommend spending some time on this site as there are many opportunities to learn any type of coding language.
GitHub is a community driven development platform where you can learn new techniques from over 23 million developers, as well as share your own knowledge and resource.
GitHub It is not only a great place to find and host code for your website projects, but it’s also a place where you can work with others, or help others, including teams, on all kinds of internet projects, from software development to apps and websites.
Click here to visit GitHub and signup for free.
Stack Overflow is another very popular community driven development platform.
Over 50 million people use Stack Overflow, it really is the ultimate ‘go to’ place online for any budding developer looking to learn new things, expand their knowledge and share knowledge too.
SitePoint started way back in 2009 and is one of the largest community-driven development hubs on the web.
whatever your chosen developer language is, be it HTML and CSS, or PHP, or WordPress, SitePoint has everything you could possibly need to help you with your next internet development project, including news, trends, UX and more.
Now we get to another one of my personal favorite resource sites, CSS-Tricks.com
CSS is my passion. It’s my favorite language to write code in.
CSS makes things on the web look beautiful. If you’re a web designer in need of some new tricks up your sleeve, or to add some creative flair to your web design projects, just check out CSS-Tricks.
Web Designer News
Web developers and designers should always stay up to date with all the latest news, trends, changes and events. That’s what the Web Designer News blog is there for.
Website design, layout, and all the rest of it is absolutely useless if it doesn’t take ‘user experience’ into consideration, regardless whether it’s good design or bad.
UX Movement is a blog that focuses on UX in web design. You should most certainly follow it if you want to stay up to date with the latest user experience practices in web design, as well as news, trends, tips, and ideas.
Web Design Depot
Web Design Depot has a community of more than 1 million and is a great place to find all the latest design information, news, trends, as well as access to free tools, freebies, deals, and more.
A List Apart
For all the latest news on web design best practices and current standards, you should read and bookmark A List Apart.
Code Project is another developer community driven website with over 13 million members.
You can use the site to find articles, post your questions, find already answered questions from community members, participate in discussions to do with anything and everything with code and much more.
DZone has a community of over a million developers. The website specializes in providing sound advice, news, tips on all aspects of web development from big data, cloud, integration, performance and more.
Finally, if you’re a WordPress junkie like myself, you can’t forget about WordPress Codex for all the latest resources, information, documentation, tutorials, developer news, APIs and more.
So there you have it, 11 great websites that can provide you with all the information, resources, useful tools, tips, strategies, tutorials, community engagement and more.
If you’re not already following some of these, you know what to do, bookmark them for the future.
I’m sure I’ve probably missed out a few websites here, but, if you know of any that respectively deserves a mention here, please feel free to add them in the comment section below.
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