21 Best Websites for Teaching Yourself Web Development

by Jake Rocheleau

on May 14, 2012

in Tutorials

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I remember how popular web design was even 5 or 10 years ago. Kids in high school were teaching themselves HTML and building small web pages from scratch. And nowadays this is possible because of the thousands of free tutorials and code online. Open source has dramatically shaped an industry of high-tech and high demand.

But it can still be difficult pinpointing exactly what you want to learn. Beyond straight HTML/CSS there is jQuery for frontend animation, PHP/RoR for backend web apps, and even Java/Objective-C for mobile apps. With this collection you should be able to track down a few tutorials in whatever topic catches your interest. If you notice we’ve missed a resource feel free to share with us in the post discussion area below.

Pixel2Life

Smashing Magazine Coding

W3Schools

Tizag

Webmonkey

Treehouse

Sitepoint

Student Web Design Guide

A List Apart

Web Design From Scratch

Net Tuts+

Web Design Tuts+

CSS Tricks

Developer Drive

Think Vitamin Blog

Ajaxian

.Net Magazine

Tutorialzine

24 Ways

Design Instruct

PHP Academy

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About Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a digital researcher and writer on many popular design magazines. He frequently writes on topics including web design, user experience, mobile apps, and project management. You can find him all throughout Google and tweeting @jakerocheleau. Connect with Jake on google+