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Help me cook my web dev chops.
August 8, 2012 6:54 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for practice-oriented websites and blogs about web development. Specifically, I'm interested in writing pertaining to Python, Django, and front-end techniques (HTML5/CSS/Javascript), though a bit of PHP/Wordpress-specific info couldn't hurt. Examples inside. Help learn me, please!

A good example of what I'm looking for:
Nettuts
CSS Tricks

What I like about these sites:
the focus on the details of a development task
the fact that they really keep up to date with the latest/greatest tools, frameworks, etc.
the fact that they share detailed info about how it works and what it's good for.

Things I don't need:
How to successfully be a webdev in a major corporation
Lists of "inspiration" and free PSDs
posted by nosila to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
I would resist your characterization of ALA as being only useful for corporate developers- the code/css topic has a ton of useful information. Perhaps a deeper look is in order?

I've found value as well in smashing magazine's Code subsite. Paul Irish's personal blog is also filled with lots of useful information. The new Yeoman project has some great videos covering their ideas around a great workflow; this includes a series of support tools written in node.js .

If you can swing the subscription, the Safari online library provides access to tons of books from O'Reilly and Associates and others, including a large number of their HTML and CSS cookbooks, which may be a pretty good way to go.
posted by jenkinsEar at 7:30 AM on August 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'd agree completely with jenkinsEar - A List Apart is most definitely not corporate. It was pushing web standards, accessibility and responsive design years before they were taken as as business issue. That being said, I think the list above is a great place to start. I'd make three additions: I hope these help!
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 9:51 AM on August 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Thanks! Will definitely look deeper into A List Apart. For some reason, their RSS feed hasn't had any of the sorts of things I'm looking for since I subscribed, but I'll go to the site and dig in.

Will definitely give these other blogs a try too.
posted by nosila at 2:57 PM on August 8, 2012


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