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10 Youtube Channels To Follow As a Junior Web Developer / Designer

desoga profile image deji adesoga Updated on ・4 min read

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is
why we call it the present. - Bill Keane

As junior web developers and web designers in the industry, one of the biggest challenges faced at times for some and most of the times for others is the question of knowing the right resources to use to learn.

This where youtube comes into play. Youtube is a video sharing service that allow users to create their own profile, upload video content, watch videos and a lot more.

As a beginner, you need to stay sharp and current, learn by seeing live code examples and this is what youtube provides. Not everyone has the stamina to watch or buy a 22 hours course video that may get outdated in a few months time.

That is why I have put together this awesome list of awesome content creators who will help you move your career as a beginner even further.

So, let's get started in descending order:

10). Dev Ed

From teaching frontend languages and libraries like javascript and react, backend runtime environment like node js, to teaching about design using tools like figma and photoshop.

Dev Ed provides you with web development tools that makes sure you don't get bored.

You can check out the Dev Ed channel Here

9). Tech Lead

Tech Lead channel does not teach your practical examples of how to write code. Rather, Patrick Shyu who is the creator of the channel pours out his knowledge of years of experience as a former tech lead in Google.

He provides insight on issues junior developers face, from how to be more productive at work, to how one can handle stress at work. Plus he has a good sense of humour too.

You can check out the Tech Lead channel Here

8). Programming with Mosh

Programming with Mosh provides you with tutorials that will help you become the best coder you can be. His channel is fully loader with both frontend and back end languages, libraries and framework.

If you're looking towards improving your coding skills either as a front end developer or backend developer, this is one of the channels I'll recommend to you to follow

You can check out the Programming with Mosh channel Here

7). Tyler Moore

When it comes to Tyler Moore's channel, he focuses on teaching you how to build responsive and user friendly websites with the use of wordpress. This channel may be geared towards designers.

However if you are a freelance developer, there are times where you can use tools like wordpress to get the job done. Tyler Moore also has almost 31 million views on youtube, so he must be doing something right.

You can check out the Tyler Moore channel Here

6). Wes Bos

Wes Bos provides you with tutorials that will improve your web development skills. One of my personal favorites is the javascript 30 on his playlist on youtube, where he built 30 different javascript projects.

He is definitely one to keep close tabs on.

You can check out the Wes Bos channel Here

5). Design Course

Owned by Gary Simon, this channel has been around for about 8 years. Design Course provides you with videos that will help elevate your UI/UX skills using tools like photoshop and Adobe XD.

He also teaches frontend and backend developer which makes this channel a sort of an all rounder to learning web development technologies.

You can check out the Design Course channel Here

4). CodingTheSmartWay

CodingTheSmartWay provides you with tutorials on fullstack web development with a small mixture of machine learning.

If you want to lean towards fullstack web development, this channel provides you with videos that will help you along the way.

You can check out the CodingTheSmartWay channel Here

3). Joshua Fluke

This channel is definitely not a fluke (no pun intended). When it comes to getting a job as a developer with no or limited experience, a lot of people find it hard to structure their CV in a way that word attract an employer.

That is why this channel is so important for beginners. It will help you on ways to structure your CV better and much more. Highly recommended from me.

You can check out the Joshua Fluke channel Here

2). freeCodeCamp

freeCodeCamp is an an open source community of busy people who learn to code and build projects for nonprofits. Their youtube channel is loaded with tutorials that take the shape of an online course, due to the length of the videos.

They bring in different tutors to teach diverse technologies. Android development and Ionic development tutorials can also be found here.

They also have a code radio station with music that can help you relax while writing code.

You can check out the freeCodeCamp channel Here

1). Traversy Media

A personal favorite of mine on this list. Brad Traversy(the owner) has done an excellent job on this channel. With 60 million views and counting on his channel, I can't overemphasis how this channel has always helped me.

Traversy Media features the best online web development and programming tutorials for all of the latest web technologies including Node.js, Angular, React.js, PHP, Rails, HTML, CSS and much more.

You can check out the Traversy Media channel Here

Conclusion

Using Youtube videos as a means of learning can be distracting sometimes with the ads and thumbnails. So it is therefore important to dedicate a specified period of time to learning with focus.

Also if you have a youtube channel you want to share, please drop the link in the comment section.

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Discussion

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Great list. I find The Net Ninja very useful too. The channel is rarely mentioned but Shaun's method of teaching is very comprehensive. Helped me grab some concepts quickly.

 

Net Ninja has been an amazing help to me too. I'm glad someone else also recommended it to this list.

 

Thanks. I'll make sure to check it out.

 

Coding for enteprenuea also cool.cfe
Check it on joincfe.com/youtube

 

Thanks. I'll check it out.

 
 
 

professor shipman is so funny love this guy

 
 

Yes. I just subscribed to all 4 channels. Thanks for sharing.

 

Coding Train is a good watch, there's a weekly (?) livestream if you'd like to watch the unedited videos - I think the livestreams end up as actual tutorial/lesson videos once edited.

 
 

Yes. They are very good. Thanks for pointing that out.

 
 
 
 
 

You're welcome Brad. More Power to your elbow.

 
 

Great list! I would also recommend Fredrik Christenson’s channel.
He shares his knowledge and thoughts through small videos, but he also has some great tutorials.

 

Just checked it out. It's great. Thanks for sharing

 

Oh wow I just recently wrote about the top 30 youtube channel for developers: cloudways.com/blog/best-youtube-ch...

Your mentioned channels are included in my blog with more channels.

 

Yeah Great list you have there. I haven't even heard of some. I'll check them out.

 

Traversy Media is also my number one

 

Any day my friend. Man is really good and consistent.

 

A little bit of shameless self-promotion, but if you're looking for semi-regular uploads on all things JavaScript/React/Node.js, feel free to check out my channel - Better Coding Academy 😁

 

Doesn't matter. As long as you have the intention of helping someone out there, you should be free to promote your work. Subscribed.

 
 

James Q Quick
Jesse Weigel
Despite the number of subs they have, I also find these two helpful. Knowledge is priceless. :)

 

Big Thanks for sharing. I just found a resource I've been searching for a while.

 

I've recently created a youtube channel where I teach programming.
youtube.com/channel/UC92dq17D8ys8x...

I would be really greatful if anyone could provide me with feedback about my content.It would really help me to improve.

 

Well. I would say you should continue to be consistent. Also since your first few videos are a series on html, maybe you should add parts in your title or thumbnail. Just a suggestion, though.

 

Oh snap! Holy crap. Thanks for the mention my man! I never would have guessed. Thanks to you and everyone else for making it possible to continue to do this!

 

Oh great!!. I'm so glad you saw this. I'm a big fan of your work. This is just my little way of showing appreciation for the good job you're doing my man. Keep it up!!!

 

Hey! Great post and great comments Y'all!!
I'd like to add one my favorites as well: The Coding Train from Daniel Shiffman
From Processing to JS with Python and db's, you name it.. this guy has it and he's a really funny easy speacker :)

 

Can't go wrong with Brad. Nice list!

 

And my channel for:

  • open source (projects / reviews / tips)
  • tech events / conferences / hackathons

youtube.com/eddiejaoude

 

Done. You're really consistent. Bigger things ahead I pray.

 

Thank you for your support! I have 12 videos still to edit and post from great events and awesome people I have spoken with :)

Great. Looking forward to it.

 

Awesome! Thanks for the post <3

 
 
 

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, so use it wisely ~ BlaZe

 

Hmmm. I'm tempted to edit Bill Keane's quote out and use yours instead.

 
 
 

I think I have come across Simple Programmer before in an audio book. Thanks for sharing.

 
 

How about Code Bullet? This guys is brilliant and funny. One of my favorites.

 

What a find!!. Thanks my friend.

 

Hi @desoga , I'm also a Full Stack Developer
I also have a Youtube Channel, in which I discuss tutorials, and react.js projects SEO, SSR.
Please check it out and maybe we can collaborate on something.

Video : youtube.com/watch?v=66owdRkc8pI
Channel : youtube.com/c/CodersLifeSimplified

 

I also have a Youtube Channel, in which I discuss tutorials, and react.js projects SEO, SSR.
Please check it out and maybe we can collaborate on something.

Video : youtube.com/watch?v=66owdRkc8pI
Channel : youtube.com/c/CodersLifeSimplified

 

Top recommendations, mate! Just added most of these to my subscriptions, thanks!