10 of the best web development blogs you should follow

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The web is constantly changing, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the new tools and trends developers should know.

As I start my new journey as a dev, I think reading the right blogs can help me fine-tune my skills and build a solid foundation as a coder.

Here are 10 blogs I plan on following to help me stay up to date on front-end web development news, trends and tricks.

1. Smashing Magazine

About: Founded in September 2006 in Germany, Smashing Magazine delivers reliable, useful and practical articles to web designers and developers. Smashing doesn’t care about trends, they care about things that work or fail in actual projects.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/smashingmag

2. CSS Tricks

About: CSS-Tricks launched on July 4th, 2007. It used to be primarily about CSS, but over the years, CSS-Tricks has come to become a site about all things web design and development.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Real_CSS_Tricks

3. Creative Bloq

About: Creative Bloq delivers a daily mix of advice and inspiration for digital and traditional artists, web designers, graphic designers and more. They bring creative work to their audience and offer insight that enables them to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments in global design.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CreativeBloq

4. Codrops

About: Codrops is a web design and development blog that publishes articles and tutorials about the latest web trends, techniques and new possibilities. The team of Codrops is dedicated to providing useful, inspiring and innovative content that is free.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/codrops

5. A List Apart

About: A List Apart explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices. They began as a mailing list in 1997 and launched this website in 1998.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/alistapart

6. SitePoint

About: SitePoint is a hub for web developers to share their passion for building incredible internet things. Founded in 1999, SitePoint is for web professionals, by web professionals: developers, designers, programmers, product creators and entrepreneurs alike.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sitepointdotcom

7. Specyboy

About: The Speckyboy website was launched in October 2007 with the intent of serving as an inspirational hub for web designers. As web design trends became more advanced and more tools became available to fuel designers’ efforts, things changed dramatically for Speckyboy and evolved into the web design magazine you see before you today.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/speckyboy

8. David Walsh Blog

About: Blog founder David Walsh is a web developer and software engineer from Madison, Wisconsin. His expertise and interest lies in front-end technologies, including HTML/5, CSS, JavaScript (as well as frameworks like jQuery, MooTools, and Dojo Toolkit). His server-side skills revolve around PHP and Python.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidwalshblog

9. Cats Who Code

About: Cats Who Code is a website dedicated to those who create and maintain websites: web developers, web designers, webmasters, and so on. The goal is to make web development easier and more fun by providing high quality resources and useful tutorials to our readers.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/catswhocode

10. Superhero.js

About: The blog founders came across a lot of great articles on creating, testing and maintaining large JavaScript applications. The page is a continuously updated list of articles that help explain the syntax of JavaScript, how to organize your projects, how to test your code, and what’s on the horizon.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/superhero_js