18 Seriously Helpful Cheat Sheets for Easier Coding

By / Apr 22, 2009 / Resources

A few weeks ago, I showed you the best cheat sheets for web designers. Following that post, many of you showed interest in having cheat sheets to help you write code. That is no surprise since the skill set of many web designers today go beyond visual design. So whether you are a seasoned programmer or just starting to learn how to code, these cheat sheets are going to be a big help to you.


The WordPress Help Sheet

The WordPress Help Sheet

The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet

The Advanced WordPress Help Sheet


ExpressionEngine Quick Reference Chart

ExpressionEngine Quick Reference Chart


PHP Cheat Sheet

PHP Cheat Sheet


MySQL Cheat Sheet

MySQL Cheat Sheet

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails Cheat Sheet

Ruby on Rails Cheat Sheet


JavaScript Cheat Sheet

JavaScript Cheat Sheet

Scriptaculous Cheat Sheet

Scriptaculous Cheat Sheet

jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet

jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet

mootools 1.2 cheat sheet

mootools 1.2 cheat sheet

Prototype Cheat Sheet

Prototype Cheat Sheet


(X)HTML Elements and Attributes

(X)HTML Elements and Attributes

HTML/XHTML in one page

HTML/XHTML in one page


CSS Cheat Sheet (V2)

CSS Cheat Sheet (V2)




Actionscript 2.0 Cheat Sheet Flashpaper

Actionscript 2.0 Cheat Sheet Flashpaper

ActionScript 2.0 to 3.0 Migration Cheatsheets

ActionScript 2.0 to 3.0 Migration Cheatsheets

Papervision 3D Cheatsheets

Papervision 3D Cheatsheets

Other resources

The people at Dzone have some more great cheat sheets for developers that you may want to check out:

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://www.filip.salindrija.com Filip Salindrija

    Thanks for this, really helpful. :)

  • Arun Kumar

    Thank you very much !!!

  • arunbeysi

    Many thanks

  • http://www.bugeyes.de Marvin

    what a great listing. i like the actionscript and the jquery sheets. thanks for that :)

  • http://www.websiteme.co.uk/ Jonny Pioww

    .NET anyone? I found these yesterday: http://john-sheehan.com/blog/net-cheat-sheets/

    Good list and collection, cheers!

  • http://www.patternhead.com Patternhead

    Great resource.

    Thanks for putting this together.

  • http://www.teddy-o-ted.com teddY

    Wow, what an amazing compilation of cheat sheets! I’m not familiar with half of the stuff (eg MySQL and Expression Engine’s), but the WordPress, CSS, jQuery, Prototype and Scriptaculous cheat sheets are really of great use to me. I no longer have to google like a madman for simple tutorials :) thanks!

  • http://www.activr.com Hami

    some what really nice CheatSheat checking them, one by one.. I liked that one for MooTools

  • http://www.dev.my dev.My

    Very useful Cheat Sheets especially Xhtml , Css and ActionScript, JavaScript & JQuery

  • http://www.modestmessages.com Michael

    I’ve found a new bookmark 😉

  • http://www.parkerkohl.com Kendall Wouters

    Thank you for putting this together. Very helpful!

  • K

    No Python? 😀

  • royss

    Thanks, it very usefull resources!
    Here is Python http://www.addedbytes.com/cheat-sheets/python-cheat-sheet/

  • http://www.webseotutorials.com Dror Zaifman

    Awesome cheat sheets. Thanks.
    I love the MySQL and PHP sheets as well as wordpress.

  • http://www.guildinvite.com Guild Invite

    Excellent post, I’ve got the PHP and MySQL cheatsheets next to me now while I code out my World of WarCraft guild website 😀

  • http://john-sheehan.com/blog John SHeehan

    @Jonny Pioww: Thanks for the plug!

  • Ian

    Perl please!

  • http://techqi.blogspot.com tashfeen

    Great stuff!

  • http://prandall.com Paul Randall

    Really useful cheat sheets. I think I should print out a small version of each and keep them in my Moleskine.

  • http://wonderfullyflawed.com Trek Glowacki

    The Rails cheatsheets are three years/two major revisions out of date. Using them as references will cause you a lot of heartache.

  • http://www.world-graffiti.com jim w

    great tips there, cheers very much!

  • http://dposorio.com/wordpress/ dposorio

    Excellent resources – thanks! I noticed the link was off for the advanced WP cheat sheet, it should be http://wpcandy.com/articles/tutorials/the-advanced-wordpress-help-sheet.html

  • http://design-notes.info alex

    The wordpress cheat sheets seem out of date

  • http://ink.subersibo.net rjene

    this absolutely cool. thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.minnowwebdesign.com Paul Pennel

    Thanks, I just printed out several of these.

  • http://www.treyconnell.com Trey

    These are great! Thank you for putting them all in one place.

  • Rizza

    Thanks for sharing.
    Must print and put it in the wall..

  • http://www.w3planting.com w3planting

    it is good but would have been great if asp.net cheat sheet were also included.

  • multiSai

    it is really informatic. Thanks.

  • http://muneef.in/ Muneef
  • http://codingpad.maryspad.com mary

    Thanks for compiling these in one place. Cheat sheets make life easier :)

  • http://www.webdesign-guru.co.uk Nikolai

    These are great. Printing away!

    You should also check out these cheat sheet wallpapers:


  • http://www.wallpaperfree.co.uk wallpapers

    this page is the cheatsheet cheatsheet – 😉

  • http://www.bycolor.ro ByColor

    Great info, thanks!

  • Peter

    Cool Stuff, thanx

  • http://www.irishmark.net mark

    really great stuff – thanks

  • http://www.graphicfuse.com graphicfuse

    Very nice information. Thanks a lot, it will help a lot in my development.

  • http://www.grafx-ideas.com sandman6665

    Great stuff! great help!

  • http://www.scottbedford.co.uk Scott

    Really useful – I will be bookmarking this page for future use. Thanks

  • http://www.quicklycode.com quicklycode