14 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Front-end Web Development

By / Jan 19, 2010 / Resources

For web developers and designers, it can be difficult to memorize the syntax for multiple programming languages and frameworks, especially since they are always evolving and growing. This is where cheat sheets come in handy. Most cheat sheets are designed to be printer friendly, so you can have them laying around on your desk as quick reference cards. Here is a collection of useful cheat sheets specifically for front end web development that will help you with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.


HTML 5 Cheat Sheet

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HTML 5 Visual Cheat Sheet

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(X)HTML Elements and Attributes

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HTML Cheat Sheet

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HTML5 Canvas Cheat Sheet

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CSS Level 2 Visual Cheat Sheet

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CSS 3 Cheat Sheet

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CSS Cheat Sheet (V2)

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CSS Cheat Sheet

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jQuery 1.4 API Cheat Sheet

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jQuery 1.4 Cheat Sheet

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jQuery 1.4 Cheat Sheet

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mootools 1.2 cheat sheet

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JavaScript Cheat Sheet

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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.

  • http://kathirvelmariappan.blogspot.com kathirvel

    very nice information

  • http://www.solemone.com/ solemone

    Nice collection very helpful! Thanks!

  • http://www.digital-landscape.co.uk Digital Landscape

    Cool! Really useful.

    Anyone know of a Mootools 1.1 cheat sheet?

  • http://rllqph.wordpress.com rllqph

    wow! nice list! the html/css cheats are helpful to me!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/joelemberson/ Joel

    Very nice – a helpful resource and just in time for my next project!

  • http://sideradesign.com paul

    do we really need another list of cheat sheets?

    • http://www.gregbabula.com Greg Babula

      not really but it doesn’t hurt 😛

    • Brandon

      Because everyone has seen exactly what you’ve seen? 😛

  • http://dreamj.deviantart.com/ Dream Art’s

    Useful guys… thanks ! 😉

  • http://www.krystalpineo.com Krystal

    Thank you! As someone who is still learning this post is very helpful! :)

  • http://www.workbysimon.com Simon Carr

    I’m kind of overwhelmed with all these references… Thanks for posting though – the jQuery 1.4 stuff could be especially helpful.

  • http://www.spanglishwebs.com Rachel


    I found your blog on Topsy. Its great, although and good web developer or designer should know most of these, although there were a few that caught me out. Great as a reference in the future.

    Many thanks for sharing these helpful chear sheets. Here are a few samples of mine http://www.spanglishwebs.com/


  • http://www.jeffwoodruff.net Jeff

    Nice. All the cheat sheets I could want. I have a few CSS ones that I keep right next to my desk so these will be a great addition.

  • http://www.employeratlas.com Eric Di Bari

    Great resources. Thanks for compiling the list.

  • http://www.bigtunainteractive.com Adam Hermsdorfer

    These are always helpful, especially the Html5 and CSS 3 sheets. Thanks.

  • http://www.jerminix.com Jerminix

    Very informative and usefull, thanks

  • http://www.jeffwoodruff.net Jeff Woodruff

    Very helpful. I have cheat sheets all over the wall next to my comp that I use quite frequently. I hadn’t seen the jQuery ones before so those will be a nice addition to my collection.

  • http://www.lonocreative.com lono

    love this post… very helpful, these will come in handy i am sure

  • http://instantblueprint.com Hoxxy

    With HTML5 coming into effect they are gonna be very useful in perticular but The Mootools one is great as I don’t currently have one for it, thank you.

  • http://www.expensivegadgets.com/ Expensive Gadgets

    Awesome post! thanks for this one.. cheers!

  • http://www.imp-ressions.co.uk Lee Greenhill

    These are always handy. Many thanks.

  • http://www.lifeonlars.com Lars

    Great resource, now if only there was an easy way consolidate it all into a single easy to use online reference with easily accessible copy and paste samples hehe.

  • http://www.novationx.be novationx

    Yeah , thx man.
    Was very helpful indeed.

  • http://www.smriyaz.com Riyaz Shihabdeen

    Really a nice post. Excellent. Thanks a lot.

  • http://www.cnantpats.com/ cnantpats

    wow thank you verymuch

  • http://www.derekmarler.com Derek

    Thanks a lot for this and all the other articles! You’ve really helped me, as well as thousands of others!

  • http://www.brettwidmann.com Brett Widmann

    wow thanks for all the really helpful resources!

  • http://www.designbeep.com Arshad Cini

    This is a great resource