I've been finding a lot of articles on DEV lately that garner a TON of reactions, especially ones that provide lists of more than 50+ or 100+ resources!
That's a lot. 🤯
A lot of choice paralysis, too.
In reality, it's not about how popular the resources are, or how many you can add to your archive list (where they collect dust). Instead, it's about what problems these resources solve for you that makes a list successful. So, I will do just that!
Keep in mind these are my own opinions and by all means, if you like those really long resource lists, do use them. This list is meant to be accessible, cost-effective, and focused! These are also resources that have been successful for my learning.
My resources are all multimodal ways of learning (audiovisual, reading) - some may not be fully accessible by nature. At the end of the day, you know what works best for you!
Lastly, my resources are NOT hundreds of hours long! I studied all I have of frontend web development throughout the last year and a half of my full-time undergraduate degree, so when it comes to time-management, I've got you covered ☺️
Disclaimer: I’m a Vue.js fan, so I’m sorry I don’t have any React.js sources I stick by yet 🥲 I’m likely going to learn React after advancing my Vue skills first, so I’ll be sure to update this accordingly.
- HTML / CSS
- Vue.js / Nuxt.js
- Version Control
- Responsive Web Design
- Industry Knowledge
Absolute must if you're going into web development, and 100% needed for frontend development. These two are the builders of the visual front of the web
- Flavio Copes' HTML handbook [FREE] - a true, beginner-friendly, comprehensive, and easy read that gets you up and running with HTML quickly
- Flavio Copes' CSS handbook [FREE] - a comprehensive CSS resource and easy read
- Scrimba's CSS Grid - what I used to nail down CSS Grid, and revisit it
- Dev Ed's Responsive Navigation Bar Tutorial | HTML CSS JAVASC... [FREE] - Don't ask... Just watch until 13:00 mins. I didn't understand HTML hierarchy until the 13 mins! ☺️
Literally the language of the modern web. You'll definitely need this to learn the whole ecosystem of the web, from Node.js to package bundlers like Webpack
If you're learning Vue.js, these are the BEST resources I've stuck with, from basics to advanced
Note: Vue Mastery has courses on Nuxt.js!
- Flavio Copes' Vue.js 2 Handbook [FREE] - great to get you started in Vue 2 without mismatched YouTube tutorials (syntax doesn't differ between v2 and v3)
- Vue Mastery's courses - choose from beginner, intermediate, and advanced audiovisual lessons w/ code challenges
- Debbie O'Brien's YouTube [FREE] - for AWESOME Nuxt.js tidbits!
Must have if you're to work in teams / companies, or track versions of your projects
The most necessary skillset you can add to your web design / development career
- Kevin Powell's Conquering Responsive Layouts course [FREE] - BEST and most comprehensive course on responsive web design.
- Samantha Ming's Flexbox 30 [FREE] - the one flexbox resource I stuck with through visually engaging and adorable examples of flexbox in action.
In learning anything, you'll almost always get by with a little help from friends and fellow classmates. Take a quick coffee break ☕️ and hop on these places for some help
- StackOverFlow - I don't find SO helpful for asking (am I the only one that gets shamed for a slightly unclear question? 🥲). Instead, I use SO for finding issues that others have answers for.
- Vue Land Discord Code Help channels
- Nuxt.js Discord Help channels
Knowledge doesn't have to be specific! Reading blogs and subscribing to the right newsletters might be the best way to gain practical industry knowledge in tech
- Smashing Magazine newsletter - wide range of really interesting topics on design, frontend development and new tech. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ☺️
Alrighty, that's it for today. This post will be updated as I find new info. 2 out of 2 posts today done! ✅
My first post today if you want to read:
It's about time I collected all my resources I've learned successfully from into a list so it can be helpful for others! My rule of thumb is I don't learn from the most popular teachers like Wes Bos or Traversy Media (Brad Traversy), even though I know how amazing they are ❤️
This way, I don't force myself to learn from popular teachers, even when the teaching style doesn't work for me 🌟
This method of learning web dev has really helped me…
- reduce anxiety (longggg lists of 50+ resources scares me 😬);
- and focus rather than suffer from "shiny object syndrome"
Have you had any resources you stick by? What learning style works for you? Drop them in the comments below!