Humans are visual creatures. Most of us process information based on what we see. About 65% of us are visual learners, according to the Social Science Research Network.
If you want to have a career in web development, it can be hard to figure out where to start. Many courses online and offline are expensive and it can be discouraging. However, watching YouTube videos can be an excellent place to get developer’s perspectives and tips. After all, YouTube is the largest online video delivery platform in the world and has many great channels that can teach anyone practically anything.
Here are the 20 best YouTube channels to help you learn web development, I will describe the first 10 on the list and mention the others:
FreeCodeCamp: This is a non-profit organization that consists of an interactive learning web platform, an online community forum, chat rooms, online publications and local organizations that intend to make learning web development accessible to everyone. Their motto is ‘Learn to code and help non-profits’ Isn’t that cool? Is there anything else as free as this channel? FreeCodeCamp is an open source community owned by Quincy Larson since 2014. Their YouTube channel is loaded with tutorials that are ad-free and take the shape of an online course, due to the length of the videos. With over 2.55million subscribers and over 1000 videos, they bring in different instructors to teach diverse technologies.
Traversy Media: Trust me, this list would not be complete without mentioning this channel. Owned by Brad Traversy since 2009, with over 1.27million subscribers and over 800 videos. Brad provides a comprehensive list of the highest quality content that takes you from beginner to master programmer. He shares personal development tips, and career advice, which are always practical and realistic. He also features other talented instructors on his channel.
Clever Programmer: With 795k subscribers and 450 videos, Rafeh Qazi teaches all round web development. He makes coding simple, fun, and takes a project-based approach. As an added benefit, he gives tips on how to make profit from your coding as a freelance developer.
Design Course: Owned by Gary Simon since 2010, Gary teaches frontend and backend development to an audience of 688k subscribers with his growing library of over 800 videos. He also provides you with videos that will help you elevate your UI/UX skills using tools like Photoshop, Figma and Adobe XD.
The Net Ninja: Shaun Pelling is a great teacher who delivers extraordinary content with 569k subscribers and over 1000 videos. He’s got an awesome set of tutorials for anything web related. He also gives the best strategies for structuring code and writing clean and elegant code.
Kevin Powell: If you want to learn about CSS in-depth, Kevin’s YouTube channel is great for that with over 165k subscribers and over 270 videos. His videos focus on understanding fundamental concepts, helping you learn how to make the web, and make it look good while you’re at it.
Florin Pop: If you are a lover of coding challenges, Florin Pop is your go to channel. He has 66k subscribers, over 240 videos, and covers challenges from freecodecamp, codewars, frontend mentor, and so on. The coolest part of it, is that he streams most of his videos live.
Using YouTube videos as a means of learning can be distracting and overwhelming sometimes with those eye-catchy thumbnails. Therefore, it is important to dedicate a specified period of time to learning with focus and also try to avoid something called tutorial hell.
Also, if you know a YouTube channel that is not on this list and you want to share, or if you have a YouTube channel, please feel free to drop the link in the comment section.