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.
Extend is the web development blog of Viget’s blog family.
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.
Vitamin is a multi-author blog with tons of useful articles. It won the SXSW Award for Best Educational Resource in 2007.
Jonathan Snook has been writing articles on Snook.ca since 2001. The blog focuses on web development, design and freelance.
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.
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.
StyleGrind is written by Peter Dorsi and is full of great tips and tutorials on jQuery, Ajax, CSS, and more.
Boxes and Arrows is full of informative articles on interaction design, information architecture, and the business side of things.
CSS Globe is a community driven blog on web standards.
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.
Here's some other articles that you will definitely find useful.