I have set a goal for myself to learn at least one useful thing every day, so I became quite sharp and proficient in the field of web design and development. And after a while of searching and researching, I would like to list here a list of some of the websites I have always followed to learn new skills, resources and information needed in website development.
Most of these websites are regularly updated , so my RSS reader software is always full of new content from these sites. Because the role of web developers is always to update knowledge, so I have listed many websites that contain many areas related to web development – such as information structure, human interaction use and web – graphics design.
NETTUTS recently launched a specialized blog / tutorial that provides ” special skills in web making “. There are a lot of very detailed and useful tutorials that range from WordPress to jQuery. NETTUTS is the perfect resource for beginners, their tutorials are very detailed in a “step by step” way. For experienced programmers, this site is a good resource to get inspired and learn new skills.
Web Designer Wall is a blog developed by Nick La, where there are typical and elaborate design ideas, great tutorials like CSS gradient Text Effect – a technique to use images to cover up A line of ordinary XHTML, and jQuery tutorials for designers, contains a series of articles on 10 techniques to get you started with jQuery.
I don’t want to talk much about Smashing Magazine because maybe many of you have heard about it, but if you never know it, Smashing Magazine is a perfect resource for programmers and designers. The web is looking for inspiration. Smashing Magazine publishes new articles every day and articles are often very detailed and meticulous.
Vitamins provide a large amount of information on topics in web development and design. Because of the many contributors to the article, Vitamin has a very wide range of topics including Ajax, CSS, programming techniques, best practices and even workflow management.
Wake Up Later is the blog of Samuel Ryan, a freelancer about programming and website design. Instead of containing technical web development articles or tutorials, he talks about popular topics related to web development as the reason why designers should not write code themselves , know-how to increase productivity , common design errors that developers often get.
Signal vs Noise is the blog of a web design company, including those who have developed well-known web applications like Basecamp and their concern regarding the famous open source framework used for web application development Ruby On Rails. This blog offers insights into how to become a productive and efficient web developer, along with articles such as “People who are regretful people are often too focused on small details.” and “The lack of sleep is not an honor medal“.
Adaptive Path ‘s blog offers news and articles on user interface design. There are many useful articles on the topic of creating a user-friendly interface (not just limited to web applications). Sometimes they also write articles like “The secret to presenting products to satisfy customers“.
Tutorial Blog provides a lot of practical tutorials, resources and a list of many topics related to web design and development as short code for web designers, using comp layer in Photoshop to manage the design, and Flash exercises. The Tutorial Blog also has a section for readers to share their own tutorial articles.
WebAppers is a blog created by Ray Cheung, a freelancer on web development. The main content of WebAppers is to provide open source related news and resources and useful applications for developers and web designers. From font sets and free icons to navigation menus and image galleries, WebAppers is always looking for useful tools and applications to help you reduce product development time.
The Web Resources Depot is similar to the WebAppers website mentioned above – the website discusses new web resources that developers and web designers can find useful. The Web Resources Depot is the perfect place to update the latest technology knowledge.
Design Float is a social networking site for web designers and graphics. Like DZone, people can vote for links here. You will find lots of CSS, HTML and Photoshop resources posted at Design Float.
The name IBM says a lot, it’s a great website for programmers. DeveloperWorks offers a lot of articles and practical tutorials on product development topics, not only on web development but also in many areas such as system administration and public-based applications. open source technology. DeveloperWorks has a knack for interpreting confusing issues that are easier to understand and easier to learn. Some of its good articles that I have saved as ” Debug easy application with Firebug ” and a series of articles on ” How to make PHP applications run fast, faster and fastest “.
Sharebrain is a website that shares many useful resources for web developers. You can find lots of resources and tutorials on web development and design, tutorials on topics such as Photoshop, Usability, SEO Tools, CMS and even other interviews.
Style Grind shares a lot of useful information about web design and technologies. The resources and news that Style Grind provides include many topics related to the field of design and web development such as CSS or new plugins for jQuery .
The value of a web developer will increase a lot when you can design it too. For example, a developer of WordPress themes not only has knowledge about how to develop themes, but he also has the ability to design it. PSDTUTS is the best place for you to improve your Photoshop skills, I have also learned a lot about web / graphics design skills at this website.
Design Reviver aims to provide useful information for web designers. You can visit and read articles such as starting with 3D in Flash, or download free brushes in Photoshop, and find yourself inspired in the design.
Blog SpoonGraphics is a blog about graphics and web design, a website created by Chris Spooner, a famous web designer. You can find here a lot of tutorials about Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, free downloadable resources such as “Sliding Door” menu tab , inspirational articles and lots of other news.
Boxes and Arrows have the best practices, innovations, and trends in the field of design – including information architecture, graphics design, user interaction design. You can know how people find information , and the accessibility of the web environment.
PHP Developer brings a lot of general information about PHP resources from various PHP blogs and websites. You will find a lot of useful articles from the video tutorials of PHP, how to develop the web via Zend Framework.
Coding Horror is an extremely popular blog (with over 100,000 subscribers reading through RSS), built by Jeff Atwood as a programmer who is the father of the famous website StackOverflow.com . Here you can find a lot of interesting information about the field of software development.
O’Reilly Network was built by O’Reilly Media (a famous book publisher), which includes very intensive articles and their blogs focused on web development and open technologies. Some of their recent articles include How to create applications based on Amazon EC2 and S3 , Build applications with Google App Engine . Other blogs that are part of O’Reilly Network include WindowsDevCenter.com (for developers on Windows environments), ONJava.com (Java language related topics), and ONLamp.com. (specialized in Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP).
Google Doctype is a new Google project that includes “developer and developer ” articles. It doesn’t have many articles right now, but it’s definitely a resource to watch over the next few months.
Web Monkey – is a website containing resources for programmers. Although they plan to return to work, it is a website that you should monitor regularly.
Digital Web Magazine is an online magazine for web development professionals (web designers, programmers, and information designers). You can find a lot of useful things here like PHP, Web development standards and programming techniques in general.
Some other remarkable sites
- 24 ways – an annual collection of 24 articles on programming and web design by some of the world’s leading web developers.
- Noupe – provides a lot of news and resources about building and web design.
- Vandelay Design – a blog on web design and development developed by Steven Snell, who recently wrote for Six Revisions community last month.
- CSS Globe – a community website, with lots of information about web standards.
Because there are so many other great content sites, I can’t recommend or share them here (wish I could do it), so you can help me share the web Your favorite is in the comment section below (including site name, link, and a brief description).
Thank you very much!