Learn Web Development Online for Free
December 22, 2018
As an aspiring web developer, you might be looking for help to create the next awesome website. There are many resourceful services that charge a fee for courses and information, but if you’re like me, I’m working on a very limited budget and prefer not to spend my hard earned dollars for this information. So what to do?
Over the years, I have found very resourceful web development services available at no charge. Some are good, some not so much. But I can’t complain since it’s free! And with almost all of them, I can usually find something of value if I look hard enough. If you create websites, blogs or other online services, most likely you’ll find at least one or 2 of these websites helpful with a vast array of ideas, topics, or tutorials on many different programming and web development topics.
So I’ve included links to these sites with a brief description. It’s worth just checking it out to see if you might find something of value, or an answer to unsolved problem.
MDN Web Docs – Resources for developers, by developers. All parts of MDN (docs and the site itself) are created by an open community of developers. LEARN MORE
w3scools.com – If you’ve done any kind of coding you should be familiar with this website. It’s the world’s largest web developer site, and offers a vast array of courses, examples, online input to create instant code, plus much more. It’s a frequent go-to place for me when I run into a programming jam, and in many cases helps resolve a problem. LEARN MORE
CSS-TRICKS – This website offers lots of tips and tricks in a blog format. Since it’s a large website with lots of information, use their search box to narrow your search. Topics include videos, almanac reference guide, snippets, forums, newsletters, job board, and guides. LEARN MORE
codrops – Publishes articles and tutorials about the latest web trends, techniques and new possibilities. The team of Codrops is dedicated to provide useful, inspiring and innovative content that is free of charge. What started as an experimental blog became an exciting playground for sharing the passion for web design and web development. It’s worth a visit and taking a look around. I like their suggestions of ideas I never thought of (or knew existed). LEARN MORE
Developers.google.com/web – Teaches web fundamentals with tutorials, guides, and best practices for building the next generation of web experiences (their words). Offers Chrome DevTools, Lighthouse, Workbox, HTTPS, progressive web apps, news and updates on new web platform features, changes to Chrome, and more. LEARN MORE
DavidWalsh.name – David Walsh blog. Lots of helpful tips and resources. This seems to be directed towards those with more experience, but don’t let that stop you from looking around. Pull up information by clicking on popular topics, browse through post recent posts, or do website search. LEARN MORE