“What development blogs should I read?” If this is what you are asking yourself every day, while trying to learn development and maintain it at a polished level, then you are in the right place. Here we present you seven best web development blogs and websites that update content regularly and keep it on a polished level to serve you and your coding knowledge.
What web development blogs to follow:
1. A List Apart
This is probably one of the oldest web development blogs on the Internet. A List Apart started out as a mailing list exactly 20 years ago and quickly grew to be a website in 1998. The blog is updated a few times a week and it features a lot of coding, web typography and development-related news. There are also e-books you can download (or buy), as well as printed books, events and many other interesting resources you can to improve your skills.
2. CSS Tricks
CSS Tricks is a web development blog which publishes relevant content regularly: on a day-to-day basis. It was launched in 2007, and 10 years ago it was only about CSS, but today it “* May or may not contain any actual ‘CSS’ or ‘Tricks’”. The blog is well-organized and features articles, videos, almanac reference guide, gallery, guides, and even jobs – so with some luck, you can even find your next employment there. There is also a forum where you can ask your colleagues for help if need be!
3. Webdesigner News
Webdesigner News is a unique tool and an RSS-like website which enables web designers and developers to be up to date with the latest news related to their jobs. So, instead of browsing through hundreds of blogs and websites hoping to find something useful, Webdesigner news does this for you! You can subscribe to get daily news about your interest areas right into your inbox. And, what is more, you can even submit your own story or blog article you like and it can eventually get published on the website.
4. Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine is definitely one of the most famous web design blogs in the world. It was founded another eon away – in 2006 when the Internet looked completely different. Ever since its inception, the Smashing Magazine blog aimed at publishing practical, reliable and useful articles to web developers and designers. See their newest website redesign and download lots of useful tutorials, e-books, and other interesting content.
5. Creative Bloq
If you are a developer who likes to follow trends in the design industry (and who does not?), then Creative Bloq is your place to go to. Creative Bloq is a blog which updates content very frequently and gives you the newest trends in web design, typography, graphic design, illustration, and other web-related areas.
6. Web Designer Depot
Web Designer Depot is another long-lasting blog. It was started back in 2010, which is a lot of time in web terms, and ever since stood as the bastion of good web design practices. The blog offers news about WordPress website, UI and UX design, CSS, usability, marketing, branding, design, inspiration, and even funny developer-related comics that get published every week. Also, make sure to check out the Jobs section and see what the current positions are!
7. Developer drive
Developer Drive is a blog founded in 2011 by developers for the developers. The ultimate goal of a group of enthusiasts who formed the blog was to deliver high-value content which will help make a new generation of web developers and make the web a better place. The articles are divided into more than 30 categories, including CSS; HTML, HTML5, MySQL, WordPress, Web design, PHP, Web development, XML, and many more, and you can get frequent updates a few times a week.
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