My Favourite Web Developer Websites

A selection of the sites I like to use to learn and keep up to date with web development.

  • HTML5 Boilerplate helps you build fast, robust, and adaptable web apps or sites. When I need to build a site from scratch this is a great starting point.

  • Remy Sharp was frustrated by the lack of a good, affordable JavaScript conference for web developers, so in 2009, Remy and his wife, Julie, created the first Full Frontal JavaScript conference (now renamed ffconf), in Brighton. I have been to every conference since 2011 and attended a few of the workshops too.

  • Chris Coyier’s CSS-Tricks blog /website looks great and is packed with useful information about CSS, JavaScript and other web related topics. There are video screencasts on Designing for WordPress and plenty of downloads.

  • I attended Eric Meyer’s workshop in London when he came over in 2009. A great advocate for CSS and Web standards, his reset stylesheet introduced around 2007 was a big step forward in reducing cross browser inconsistencies.

  • Douglas Crockford demonstrated how to write good JavaScript with his book "JavaScript: The Good Parts". His video presentation of his ideas can be downloaded from here. Use JSLINT to check your JavaScript code.

And acknowledgement to tangled in design for a great tutorial on forms with html5 and css3 and stackoverflow which has reliable answers for many problems.

There are many other good frontend developer websites I’ve had to leave out.