Online Resources

Browsing the internet is one of the most fun things everyone has done, but when it comes to learning those things it gets really tricky where & how to start. Since the beginning of the web, it started as a tradition among the designers & developers to share knowledge and to keep learning open & online. After all these years, there are still a great extent of learning materials available & getting regularly updated to keep the online learning the best of all. Web Development is the building blocks in the creation of internet or web, so it’s mostly covered by all the online sites providing course materials on teaching & career enhancement. The only part where beginners feel somewhat confused is in selecting the best resource to start learning from and with tons of options available it’s really hard to compare the best of them.

The only part where beginners feel somewhat confused is in selecting the best resource to start learning from and with tons of options available it’s really hard to compare the best of them.
After all these years, there are still a great extent of learning materials available & getting regularly updated to keep the online learning the best of all. Web Development is the building blocks in the creation of internet or web, so it’s mostly covered by all the online sites providing course materials on teaching & career enhancement. The only part where beginners feel somewhat confused is in selecting the best resource to start learning from and with tons of options available it’s really hard to compare the best of them.
It has been quite a time since I first started on the web and now being a full stack web developer, I can tell you by the experience I grew from all these years the best places you can start learning web development from scratch.

So here’s the list of resources I & many other professionals recommends for starting as a novice developer –

1. Codecademy

Codecademy
Being at the top of our web development resources, codecademy does have its own well known features & great enough course materials. Codecademy is one of the top resources available until now for learning web development. It provides the perfect amount of details and with a great approach to help learn a beginner in half the time he/she may learn from any other source. Rather than providing a set of tutorial videos, codecademy has an interactive guide in which you can study and practice in realtime so that you learn coding the right way. Codecademy has a list of courses available to learn like PHP, HTML, CSS, SASS, JavaScript, Java, JQuery etc. & all these courses are updated on a regular basis so the learners can get the best of the industry standards. Codecademy is a free resource as well as a paid resource to learn from, the best part is you still get all the course materials you need even in the free service.

2. Treehouse

Treehouse
Treehouse is one of top & most premium online resource for learning coding & web development. Treehouse resources come with a monthly paid service. They have a well-developed tracking system and a course guide to keep you on track. Treehouse courses start from beginner to advanced so whether you’re an intermediate or a somewhat expert you don’t need to start from scratch you can select from where you want to start and can keep up with the latest trends. In each course, you’ll have an instructor and a set of guides to follow & sample quizzes to keep you on the pace of best learning style. Treehouse has thousands of course materials so whether you want to build a website or an app or a web app or something much more complicated, you’re on the right place where you can learn all these skills from scratch in a minimum amount of time frame.

3. Lynda

Lynda
Lynda is also a great place that has thousands of course materials to learn from. Lynda is a paid online resource and works a bit like treehouse on a monthly paid service. The one thing that makes it differentfrom Treehouse is it doesn’t a follow a track system, instead it provides direct access to all the course materials from beginner to advanced which you select. Lynda.com not only focuses on web development, but also has courses for animation, designing, photography, filming, music & even education. It is all up to you to choose which course you want to start with; still lynda.com has a whole lot of courses on web design & development making it the most active part of the site.

4. Udemy

Udemy
Udemy has a wide variety of courses and instructors available from worldwide, where they thrive to share the knowledge and experience they’ve achieved. In the beginning, Udemy was started from an approach to mainly focus on web design & development trends but after a time it has grew up to a level where they’ve all types of courses available with in-depth details and guides. Udemy has courses available from free to paid and with every course you get a set of video tutorials followed by a course instructor. It features a range of courses on topics starting from the basics of coding to building a full-fledged website or an app.

5. TutsPlus

TutsPlus
TutsPlus is an Envato product for online learning resources & tutorials. TutsPlus provides free tutorials as well as a monthly paid service. The site is filled with free tutorials & how to get started on the basics & fundamentals of every aspects covered by the web. These free tutorials are handy when you’re starting as a newbie and you just want to have a sneak peak of some examples followed by some simple instructions. TutsPlus has a great variety of tutorials made available to the paid subscribers from learning WordPress to getting advancedlessons in Javascript. The free tutorials are more like a step by step process of learning with no tracking and details, but with the premium plan you get a course that is structured with a fully guided approach and you can even choose to purchase individual courses. Tutsplus is a great site to learn web development for an absolute beginner and to go up level by level. It’s a single place where you can find everything you need to learn.

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