Web Tutorials

You can learn just about anything about Web development online for free. For learning basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript, start at Codecademy. For me it was time well spent. Other helpful general knowledge sites include: Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) Google Developers Web Fundamentals Shay Howe’s HTML and CSS Google HTML/CSS/Javascript from the Ground Up Class (Videos) Tuts+ […]

JavaScript

A decent place to start learning basic JavaScript for free is Codecademy. I also recommend the MDN. Smashing Magazine, one of my favorite places to learn, has a helpful JavaScript Essentials page. People rightfully rave about Douglas Crockford. I wouldn’t stop there, however. You’ll need to spend three to six hours a day over the course of several months […]

CSS

CSS is a dark art. That’s about the best you can say about it. To be honest CSS is a real drag. It destroys your mood and saps your confidence. Things that seem simple just aren’t. It takes way too long to get it right.  If you haven’t been frustrated or annoyed with it, you […]

HTML

Bare bones HTML is the goal: spartan markup with a focus on accessibility, semantic precision and readability. Here are the resources and references I use most for HTML. Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) HTML Tech spec for Web developers by the WHATWG webplatform.org Move the Web Forward Dive into HTML5 by Mark Pilgrim W3C-schools.com XHTML Character […]