Learning Web Development online can be daunting simply because of the fact that there are so many places online to learn web development from. Some are free, some are paid but which ones are the best and which ones are not so great? Well, really it depends on what you are learning and how you apply what you are learning.
If you actual take in what you are learning and apply it any kind of resource online will help you to become a better web developer, and this is the secret to becoming a good web developer. Although I’m going to give you some of my own personal recommendations of what I think the best places to learn web development online are remember this:
“To learn but not to act is to not really learn.”
It’s very important that you take in what you are learning and apply it. Do this and you will have no problem becoming a freelance web developer. It will take some time but you will certainly get there.
So here’s some great places online to kickstart your web development career.
My first recommendation is my personal favorite of course, its also at an amazing price. Treehouse offers high quality web development lessons, tutorials and full blown courses. They even have a tech degree program that will take 12 months to complete and give you an official online web development certificate while building out your skills and portfolio at the same time.
It’s the ultimate resource for learning web development online.
Definitely check these guys out, there are really good. They offer a basic and pro membership plan starting at $25 a month and capping at $50 for the pro membership. Ether or works good the only difference is one gives you a little bit of extra bonus content. Ether way your getting everything you need.
Treehouse is currently offering a 7 day free trial for readers of my blog that you can claim by clicking here.
Skillshare is a platform that I have used before as well as a platform that I currently teach web development courses on. Skillshare is super cheap as well only costing you $10 a month to enroll. Although the quality of the courses are not as good as Treehouse they do offer a lot more variety and sometimes the mini courses on Skillshare are a little bit more easier to digest then the longer ones on Treehouse or Udemy.
Ether way Skillshare is still a great place to learn programming and web development online. Skillshare is offering readers of this blog a discount. You can grab first month for only $1 by clicking here.
Udemy is the very first online course teaching platform that I stumbled upon online. This is essentially where my web development career started. The courses on Udemy are priced a lot higher then anywhere else but if you pay attention to their special deals and sales you can grab high quality courses for a really cheap price.
There are also some really good and in-depth courses on Udemy that teach web development and online programming. Check out the web development category on Udemy by clicking here.
I bet you weren’t expecting me to list YouTube here but on all honestly there is a lot of great content on YouTube and its all FREE. I’m going to do a little bit of self promotion here but my own YouTube Channel offers all kinds of free web development courses, tutorials, and lessons. You can subscribe by clicking here.
There’s pretty much a tutorial on YouTube for everything and programming is very big on this platform. Of course the quality will very here and there but the cream of the crop will generally rise to the top thanks to YouTube’s good ranking system.
Last but not least I’m going to list Amazon here because of the sheer number of low cost Kindle books on the platform for learning web development. Now I will pretty much always recommend you learn web development by watching video content although sometimes books can help as well.
If you would rather prefer to read from paper like I sometimes do check out Job Ducketts HTML and CSS books by clicking here.
Alright that’s it! Now there’s still many more places you could learn web development online but honestly there’s just too many to list here and you don’t want to overload yourself. Pick a platform or two and focus on the courses there one by one.
Remember what I said earlier its important to apply what you are learning as well!
Enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments section below.