9 Web Development Resources

Finding good resources to develop websites can be tough to find if you don’t know where to look. I put this list together for people who are new to web design and web development and are looking for resources.

Hopefully, this list will help newbies identify the core technologies and some of the best websites for becoming a web developer.

Web Appers

Web Appers is an open source collection of web development resources ranging from design elements to a wide variety of website plugins. Their blog features tech news and regular, easy-to-use tutorials. They offer useful features such as:

  • Plugins for every need, such as advertisements, calendars, charts, galleries, maps, polls and video, to name a few.
  • Their rich design section contains web development resources like brushes, fonts, forms, patterns, tutorials and other features.
  • They have a special section of the site devoted to recommending books about web development resources.


Ajaxian is a site featuring not only web development resources but also other various forms of media and news regarding the Internet, technology and web design. The site has been around since 2005 and features content on nearly every aspect of web development one could think of.

  • The site features a dynamic interface with a blog, podcasts and easy access to old blog entries.
  • Topics are easily located on the left side of the screen and involve a wide berth of web design resources and elements of technology.
  • Features a repository of Ajax patterns.


PHP.net is the driving force behind PHP Programming, one of the most popular and widely used programming languages. PHP is one of the most important web development resources available to designers today. The website provides downloads, PHP documentation, assistance, a wiki and a variety of other helpful tools.

  • Tutorials for both beginners and advanced users are available.
  • Bugs can be reported via php.net.
  • Programmers and web development resource enthusiasts can learn about PHP conferences on the site.

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is a web framework that has gradually gained popularity for its open source flexibility, Ruby has many practical applications for web development resources, particular the ease with which it simplifies previously complex web projects. Massive sites such as Twitter and Groupon currently rely on Ruby.

  • The website provides screencasts and tutorial links for new users.
  • APIs, guides, books and open source examples are also available.
  • Information about editors, performance monitors, hosts, consultations and conferences is there for the taking.


Python is one of the most widely used and widely known web development resources because of its flexibility as a programming language. It is an open source language which features free access, a supportive community, job opportunities and a blog with insider information.

  • A Python wiki is available to help new users understand how to use the language.
  • Support for Python is available across multiple nations, another reason why it is one of the most widely used web design resources.
  • The Python Software Foundation is non-profit and aims for the betterment of web development.


MySQL is an almost universally used form of database software without which many sites simply would not be able to function. It is one of the most necessary web development resources in existence, and as an open source database solution, is widely used.

  • The website offers free webinars which talk about MySQL and feature tips and recommendations for both pros and beginners.
  • Resource kits and training are available through the site.
  • While licenses are available, the base open source version of MySQL is always free and available for download.


Woork, a web development resources blog by Antonio Lupetti, features a variety of helpful tutorials that aid fledgling designers in building dynamic and intuitive applications for their sites using simple, easy-to-understand instructions. Some of the web development resources shared by Woork are:

  • A reference guide to jQuery 1.3.
  • Instructions on how to create a multi-level navigation bar.
  • Suggestions for highly useful applications and fonts.
  • Detailed and itemized tech and web design news.

Web Monkey

Web Monkey is a blog created by Wired.com to share news about web design, development, new releases and platforms, and to create a reference guide for web designers.

  • The blog is dynamic, intuitive and up to date.
  • Its web development and design section features information on many different programming languages and platforms.
  • Its reference guide features helpful applications such as color charts, HTML cheat sheets and a glossary.

Net Tuts

Net Tuts is a website that features many kinds of articles, design tips, tutorials, and videos for those looking to expand their knowledge on web development. Their blog is full of new information and exciting tutorials for web developers.

  • They have tutorials for a variety of content management systems and programming languages.
  • Their articles include interviews, lectures and quizzes that go beyond standard tech writing.
  • Its video tutorials are close to one-on-one instruction in helping web developers learn new tips and tricks.

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