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Top 10 Courses to Learn Web Development for Beginners

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Hello guys, If you are interested in learning about web development or want to become a web developer, then you have come to the right place.

In this article, I am going to share some of my favorite online courses you can take to learn Web development in depth.

But, before that let me congratulate you on making a wonderful decision. Web development is an exciting field and developers are always in demand.

Once you learn how to develop websites, you can not only work as a web developer but also can work as a freelancer or even build a website for your startup.

Learning Web Development itself is not difficult, but there are so many resources on the internet that you can easily get lost if you are not careful, and that's where I can guide and help you on your journey.

I love learning. For most of my life, I learned by reading books but ever since I come across online courses on Udemy, Pluarlsight, ZTM Academy and Frontend Masters I have spent the majority of my time learning through online courses. They are the best way to start with new technology to get yourself up and running in no time.

I have recently been sharing a number of good online courses to learn new technologies, frameworks, and libraries. In my last piece, I covered my top 10 courses to learn DevOps. Today, I'll list down the top six web development courses for beginners.

Btw, talking about web development, things have changed a lot in the last five to ten years. Gone are the days when just knowing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript was enough. They are still essential but not enough, you also need to learn modern web development frameworks like React, Angular, and Bootstrap to develop modern web applications.

These frameworks have made web development more structured and organized. They also allow you to build from just a single page web application to full-fledged, real-world web applications like Facebook, Airbnb, or Uber.

If you have interest in learning cutting edge technology like React, Spring Microservices, Redux, Angular, and Vue.js, then these web development courses are good to start with. You will get exposure to many client sides and server-side technology by going through these courses.

If you are a regular reader of my articles then you might know about my three-point formula to learn a new technology or framework. I have used to learn many technologies in the past like Git, Data Structure and Algorithms, and Hibernate and now I am now using this technique to learn Kotlin, Docker, and Android to upgrade my technical skills.

You should generally start with a good online course, which will help you understand the most important parts and gain some hands-on experience, like how to set up your development environment and build some simple applications.

Once you understand fundamentals, you can read a book to get more comprehensive coverage of all the concepts covered in the online course as well as subjects which have not been covered at all.

After completing the book and online course, you should be able to develop a real-world application to test my knowledge and fill gaps in your learning.

10 Courses to Learn Web Development for Beginners

Anyway, here is my list of some of the best online courses you can take to learn web development from scratch. These are great courses and teach you a lot of essential web development technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as the framework you will be using to develop your web apps like React, Angular, and Bootstrap.

1. The Complete Web Developer: Zero to Mastery

This is one of the most up-to-date course to learn web development. You will not only learn to code and become a Web Developer with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, Node.js, Machine Learning & more!.

It's also one of the best online course to acquire all the skills needed for jobs like: Web Developer, Software Developer, Front End Developer, JavaScript Developer, and Full Stack Developer.

The best thing about the course is that it follow project-based learning and you will build 10+ real world Web Development projects you can show off and add into your personal GitHub repo. You'll also learn best practices to write clean, performant, and bug free code.

The course is pretty complete and updated with ES6/ES7, which is what every web developer should learn. Only thing is that the course is a bit more challenging (in my opinion) but again totally worth it

Here is the link to join this course - The Complete Web Developer: Zero to Mastery

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Btw, you would need a ZTM membership to watch this course which costs around $39 per month but also provides access to many super engaging and useful courses like his JavaScript Web Projects: 20 Projects to Build Your Portfolio course. You can also use discount code FRIENDS10 to get a 10% discount on any subscription you choose.

2. The Complete JavaScript Course: Build a Real-World Project

JavaScript is one of the most important technologies for web developers and that's why I have included one [full JavaScript course] on this list.

Started as a pure client-side solution, JavaScript now allows you to build a full application without using any other technology. A framework like Node.js makes it easy to create a server-side application using JavaScript.

You will learn about coding and debugging techniques, while also covering how to organize and structure your code using modules and functions.

In short, this is one of the best courses to learn JavaScript in-depth.

Here is the link to join this course - The Complete JavaScript Course: Build a Real-World Project

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3. Complete Intro to Web Development on Frontend Masters

This is one of the most comprehensive web development course I found on internet. Created by Brian Holt and Frontend Masters this course will teach you all the foundational skills needed to become proficient web developers.

Instructed by Brian Holt, the course covers HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, guiding learners through the creation of their first website and a JavaScript-based clone of the popular game Wordle.

Throughout the 12-hour, 25-minute course, participants gain hands-on experience in writing HTML markup, styling web pages with CSS, and programming interactivity with JavaScript.

As always, Brian Holt provides clear explanations and practical demonstrations, making complex concepts accessible to newcomers in web development.

Key topics you will learn in this course, includes understanding HTML tags and elements, CSS styling techniques including flexbox and grid layout, JavaScript basics such as variables, control flow, and functions, as well as interacting with APIs to fetch and manipulate data.

The course also delves into using third-party libraries, setting up development environments with tools like Parcel, and version control with Git and GitHub.

By the end of the course, you will not only have a functional understanding of web development fundamentals but also gain confidence in building their own projects and navigating the tools and technologies essential to the field.

As always the video and audio quality of the course is best in class and probably you will not get such quality on any other online web development course.

Here is the link to join this course - Complete Intro to Web Development on Frontend Masters
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By the way, you would need a Frontend Masters membership to watch this course which would cost around $390 for one year or $39 per month if you opt for monthly plan. This will give you access to 200+ high-quality and in-depth courses.

I am big fan of Frontend Masters courses and I highly recommend you to join them if you want to take your web development and JavaScript skills to next level.

4. The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

This is again an excellent [hands-on web development course] where you will learn key web development technologies by building websites and mobile applications using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, MySQL, and more.

You will not only learn fundamental technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but also more advanced technologies like jQuery and Bootstrap.

This course teaches you to end development like writing both client and server-side code.

You will also learn how to build your own responsive websites using more advanced techniques such as jQuery, PHP 7, MySQL 5 and Twitter Bootstrap.

Here is the link to join this course - The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

top course to learn web development for newbies

5. The Web Developer Bootcamp

If you can buy just one course to learn web development this should be it. This course will teach many key web development technologies like HTML, CSS, JS, Node, etc.

The course is designed in bootcamp style and run by a former bootcamp instructor. You know how costly those boot camps are, costing upwards of 10,000 USD to 20,000 USD, and you get that for just $10, amazing isn't it.

This course is also unique in the way that it is structured and presented. It's not like other online courses where you just watch instructor coding.

It's more interactive with a mix of theory, sessions, exercises, demos, and research assignments. In short, it's the best course for beginners who want to learn web development from scratch.

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6. The Advanced Web Developer Bootcamp

This is sort of next part of the [previous course] where Colt Steele, the author and former BootCamp instructor, will teach you advanced web development technologies like React 16, Redux, D3, ES2015, Testing, CSS Flexbox, Animations, SVG, and AJAX.

The best part of this course is that you will develop REAL web applications using cutting-edge technologies.

You will build over ten projects and have dozens of code challenges with solutions to understand the material and learn how to apply it.

In short, a perfect course for web developers who have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and want to explore more advanced concepts and technologies to become more successful in their career

best advanced web development course on Udemy

7. Angular Complete Guide

The [Complete Guide to Angular] will teach you everything you need to know about Angular. If something is backed by Google, it's too important not to know.

This course will teach you how to master Angular (Angular 2+, incl. Angular 5) and build awesome, reactive web apps with the successor of Angular.js, though you don't need to know Angular 1 or Angular 2, the course starts from scratch.

From setup to deployment, this course covers it all! You'll learn all about Components, Directives, Services, Forms, HTTP Access, Authentication, Optimizing an Angular App with Modules and Offline Compilation, and much more.

After you complete this course, you will also learn how to deploy an application.

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8-10. Andrew Mead's Web Development Courses

Apart from these courses I also like Andrew Mead’s 4 courses on Udemy, The Modern JavaScript Bootcamp, The Complete Node.js Developer Course, The Modern GraphQL Bootcamp, and The Complete React Developer Course. He also has a free Great Gatsby Bootcamp course on YouTube, 4.5 hours.

Andrew does a great job explaining things, and you will learn all the skills you need to continue on after the course and work on your own projects.


That's all about the best online courses to learn Web development in depth. I have shared web development courses from my favorite websites like Udemy, Frontend Masters, Pluralsight, and ZTM Academy. Though, You don't need to go through all of them, but I suggest watching their previews and choosing the course where you best connect with the instructor. I personally like Colt Steele's bootcamp style of teaching, hence, I enjoyed his course most.

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Seriously? I have taken all these courses and they are really good. I agree that Colt Steel's course might be little out-dated with a fast-changing tech stack but his teaching style is awesome. I am sorry if you don't like these resources but I did and that's why I have suggested. I included Udemy because they are most cost-effective, for example, frontend master also has good courses but they are not as low as Udemy. If you can afford you can check Frontend Masters courses as well.

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Jayant Lohani

Colt Steel and Maximilian Schwarzmuller are some of the best when it comes to Web Development. I have completed Colt Steels course and currently pursuing Max's JavaScript Course are they are really great. I feel Udemy is a great platform for learning. Rest its up to the individual. Not everyone's taste and expectations are same. But yeah, Udemy works for me pretty well. ✌

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Bruce Martin

I've done 20-30 Udemy courses that have all been amazing, and huge value for money. I have 4 specific presenters that I try to stick to.

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Florent Bonamis

Hi Bruce, who are those presenters?

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Bruce Martin

Andrew Mead, Maximillian Schwarzmuller, Stephen Grider... maybe it's actually only 3... I'll reply again if I find there's a 4th. Any specifically that you (or others) recommend?

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Chandler Baskins

Andrei Neagoie is really good imo

hossamhassan9 profile image

Great resources for anyone wants to enter the world of web, iam taking the course number 1 right now and it gives me hope and motivation and I am building real world stuff!, my advice is to take a decent amount of time in the fundamentals of any technology, things will get clearer later

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