The web development community is massive, and finding trustworthy and accurate resources can feel overwhelming. Luckily, our developers have done that for you - gone are the days of scanning through websites only to find the answer is out of date or watching a video, realising as it ends that it doesn't solve your problem. Here is the list of our tried and tested favourite resources:
Documented web technologies from MDN Docs
Stack Overflow - the place with all the answers
Sometimes we need an answer to a specific question. The documentation of the tech we are using doesn't cover our needs, and we've asked our fellow developers, but we need more ideas. Stack Overflow is the equivalent of 1 million+ colleagues ready to answer any question. The quality of the information on this forum-style question-and-answer platform is trustworthy because the best answers are upvoted. Their yearly survey (2022 here) on their users provides an insight into everything from popular technologies to background and experience.
Social Media Community
There are substantial community spaces for all developers to join. If you're a visual learner, there are some great channels on YouTube. If you are looking for simple technology overviews, head to Fireship's channel. They produce short videos (under 100 seconds) and are well-respected in the community. When you want more detail on a topic, we recommend the courses created by NetNinja and the crash courses by TraversyMedia. The videos by Net Ninja are to the point, and the code is shared on Github, making them easily digestible. Other great channels covering a range of topics include: WebDevSimplified, KevinPowell and academind.
If you want something that requires less investment but keeps you up-to-date, then the following Twitter accounts are the perfect place to start: jh3yy, JoshWComeau, cassiecodes, chriscoyier and ThePracticalDev.
Daily Articles (CSS Tricks and Smashing Magazine)
Just started web development? Roadmap.sh is a community effort with loads of educational content to help guide you. The front-end roadmap graphically displays the skills, concepts and technologies needed for front-end web development with reliable resources for each attached. Many of these resources have a subscription option, but we recommend starting with the free version and investing if you find it useful. You can also find career paths and advice on progressing at work.
Here at Brew Digital, we encourage all our developers to dedicate time to personal development. Through our supportive community and expert knowledge, our team rely on each other and these resources to improve their work. If you want to join our team and be part of a workplace that puts professional development at the forefront of our working day, check out our job opportunities here.