12 Blogs To Help Designers Learn Web Development

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It is rare to find a talented web designer that is just as proficient at web development. Obviously, one can be successful at specializing in design only, but a web designer can only benefit from having a better understanding of what is going on behind the scenes. If you want to take steps in learning some code, here are twelve great blogs that can get you on your way.

Viget – Extend

Extend is the web development blog of Viget’s blog family.

Viget - Extend

NetTuts

NutTuts, part of the popular “Tuts” family of blogs by Envato, is a great place to find easy to follow tutorials on HTML, CSS, Javascript, CMS’s, PHP and Ruby on Rails.

NetTuts

456 Berea St

456 Berea St is written by Roger Johansson, a Swedish web professional. The content is mainly made up of articles on web standards, accessibility, or usability.

456 Berea St

Woork

Antonio Lupetti is the web developer behind Woork. The blog contains posts about web applications, programming, and resources for web designers. It is also full of tutorials on topics such as PHP, Coldfusion, MySQL, JavaScript, Ajax, and CSS.

Woork

Vitamin

Vitamin is a multi-author blog with tons of useful articles. It won the SXSW Award for Best Educational Resource in 2007.

Vitamin

Snook.ca

Jonathan Snook has been writing articles on Snook.ca since 2001. The blog focuses on web development, design and freelance.

Snook.ca

Signal vs. Noise

Signal vs. Noise is a blog by 37Signals, the people behind Ruby On Rails and numerous successful Web Apps. Although you won’t find many tutorials on the site, it does provide great insight into the thought process of web development.

Signal vs. Noise

Ajaxian

With Ajax being a technology that is so closely connected to the UI and front end design of a web site, it is something that designers want to know how to do. Ajaxian is a great blog to read to stay on top of all things Ajax.

Ajaxian

StyleGrind

StyleGrind is written by Peter Dorsi and is full of great tips and tutorials on jQuery, Ajax, CSS, and more.

StyleGrind

Boxes And Arrows

Boxes and Arrows is full of informative articles on interaction design, information architecture, and the business side of things.

Boxes And Arrows

CSS Globe

CSS Globe is a community driven blog on web standards.

CSS Globe

Six Revisions

As I mentioned in 12 Blogs That Can Expand Your Web Design Repertoire, Six Revisions is the perfect blend of Web Design and Web Development content. So I didn’t have a choice to include it here as well.

Six Revisions

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

25 Comments

  1. Nikki – Logo Design Guru
    December 23, 2008

    web design is a difficult process for some people so thanks for posting some outlets to learn from.

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  2. Tom Wilson
    December 24, 2008

    Thanks. Woork is one of my favorites.

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  3. Chip
    December 24, 2008

    For someone wanting to learn more about programming like myself, this is great.

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  4. Schalk
    December 25, 2008

    An awesome list, thanks. You may also want to introduce your readers to the web builder zone. css.dzone.com

    Reply
  5. FM
    December 26, 2008

    Good information. Thanks for the help!

    http://theflashwebgallery.com

    Reply
  6. Mathieu
    December 26, 2008

    The last post on Style Grind has been made on May 23, 2008 ….

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  7. Dhane
    December 27, 2008

    What a great post. It’s good to know that I have been following some of the best sites on the web to help me develop my skills.

    Reply
  8. Web Designer
    December 29, 2008

    Good resources for web designer in different aspects.

    Reply
  9. Antonio Lupetti
    January 1, 2009

    Thanks for the mention!

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  10. Pokrate
    January 4, 2009

    gr8 list and gr8 site too.

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  11. astorix
    January 13, 2009

    These sites are great! I’m one of those designers who started off with no clue about designing for the web, and learning how has been a long process. I’m always glad to find new resources like these.

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  12. vasanth platoon
    January 19, 2009

    Well lists thanks.

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  13. Sean Delaney
    February 3, 2009

    This is a really nice list of sites!

    Thanks :)

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  14. Website Designing
    February 26, 2009

    Cool list of sites. For more info on web design check http://www.esenso.net

    Reply
  15. Web design and development
    March 3, 2009

    Wow!.. Nice information to all designers to learn about development. This is very helpful to me. Thanks for this post.

    Reply
  16. Webdesign
    March 7, 2009

    Great list! thanks!

    Regards,
    Mark

    Webdesign

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  17. Web Design and Web Development
    May 5, 2009

    An excellent post. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  18. netultimate
    May 15, 2009

    Excellent article – I really appreciate your knowledge about web development, I have bookmarked it for later viewing and forwarded it on. Thanks

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  19. Jen Diaz
    June 18, 2009

    This is exactly what I needed!

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  20. buy_vigrxplus
    July 14, 2009

    Great post! I’ll subscribe right now wth my feedreader software!

    Reply
  21. THEOSOFT
    January 8, 2010

    I appreciate your Web Informative blog. I think its helpful for a new generation.
    Thanks.

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  22. Web Design Kerala
    March 1, 2010

    Thanks for sharing such a great article. Very informative for the beginners who intersted in development. Keep writing on such subjects.

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    • Construction Materials
      March 1, 2010

      Great post.I found it very useful and i never noticed these site before.

      Reply
  23. neil
    April 24, 2010

    Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.

    ISA Allowance

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  24. Janna
    May 19, 2012

    I’d also suggest http://www.studentguidewebdesign.com! Nice article though :)

    Reply

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