Want to become a self-taught web developer? Here are a few online courses which can help.

Aug 2 · 7 min read
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Hello guys, if you are interested in learning about web development or want to become a web developer, then you have come to the right place. In this piece, I am going to share some of my favorite online courses you can take to learn Web development in depth.

But, before that let me congratulate you on making a wonderful decision. Web development is an exciting field and developers are always in demand.

Once you learn how to develop websites, you can not only work as a web developer but also can work as a freelancer or even build a website for your startup.

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Learning Web Development itself is not difficult, but there are so many resources on the internet that you can easily get lost if you are not careful, and that’s where I can guide and help you on your journey.

I love learning. For most of my life, I learned by reading books but ever since I come across online courses on Udemy and Pluarlsight, I have spent the majority of my time learning through online courses. They are the best way to start with new technology to get yourself up and running in no time.

I have recently been sharing a number of good online courses to learn new technologies, frameworks, and libraries. In my last piece, I covered my top five Java 9 courses. Today, I’ll list down the top five web development courses from Udemy.

Btw, talking about web development, things have changed a lot in the last five to ten years. Gone are the days when just knowing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript was enough. They are still essential but not enough, you also need to learn modern web development frameworks like React, Angular, and Bootstrap to develop modern web applications.

These frameworks have made web development more structured and organized. They also allow you to build from just a single page web application to full-fledged, real-world web applications like Facebook, Airbnb, or Uber.

If you have interest in learning cutting edge technology like React, Spring Web-Flux, Redux, Angular, and Bootstrap, then these web development courses are good to start with. You will get exposure to many client sides and server-side technology by going through these courses.

If you are a regular reader of this blog then you might know about my three-point formula to learn a new technology or framework. I have used to learn many technologies in the past like Git, Data Structure and Algorithms, and Hibernate and now I am now using this technique to learn Kotlin, Docker, and Android to upgrade my technical skills in 2019.

You should generally start with a good online course, which will help you understand the most important parts and gain some hands-on experience, like how to set up your development environment and build some simple applications.

Once you understand fundamentals, you can read a book to get more comprehensive coverage of all the concepts covered in the online course as well as subjects which have not been covered at all.

After completing the book and online course, you should be able to develop a real-world application to test my knowledge and fill gaps in your learning.

Anyway, here is my list of some of the best online courses you can take to learn web development in 2019. These are great courses and teach you a lot of essential web development technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as the framework you will be using to develop your web apps like React, Angular, and Bootstrap.

1. The Web Developer Bootcamp

If you can buy just one course to learn web development this should be it. This course will teach many key web development technologies like HTML, CSS, JS, Node, etc.

The course is designed in bootcamp style and run by a former bootcamp instructor. You know how costly those boot camps are, costing upwards of 10,000 USD to 20,000 USD, and you get that for just $10, amazing isn’t it.

This course is also unique in the way that it is structured and presented. It’s not like other online courses where you just watch instructor coding.

It’s more interactive with a mix of theory, sessions, exercises, demos, and research assignments. In short, it’s the best course for beginners who want to learn web development from scratch.

2. The Advanced Web Developer Bootcamp

This is sort of next part of the previous course where Colt Steele, the author and former BootCamp instructor, will teach you advanced web development technologies like React 16, Redux, D3, ES2015, Testing, CSS Flexbox, Animations, SVG, and AJAX.

The best part of this course is that you will develop REAL web applications using cutting-edge technologies.

You will build over ten projects and have dozens of code challenges with solutions to understand the material and learn how to apply it.

In short, a perfect course for web developers who have a basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and want to explore more advanced concepts and technologies to become more successful in their career

3. The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0

This is again an excellent hands-on web development course where you will learn key web development technologies by building websites and mobile applications using HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, MySQL, and more.

You will not only learn fundamental technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, but also more advanced technologies like jQuery and Bootstrap.

This course teaches you to end development like writing both client and server-side code. You will also learn how to build your own responsive websites using more advanced techniques such as jQuery, PHP 7, MySQL 5 and Twitter Bootstrap.

4. The Complete JavaScript Course: Build a Real-World Project

JavaScript is one of the most important technologies for web developers and that’s why I have included one full JavaScript course on this list.

Started as a pure client-side solution, JavaScript now allows you to build a full application without using any other technology. A framework like Node.js makes it easy to create a server-side application using JavaScript.

You will learn about coding and debugging techniques, while also covering how to organize and structure your code using modules and functions.

In short, this is one of the best courses to learn JavaScript in-depth.

5. Angular Complete Guide

The Complete Guide to Angular will teach you everything you need to know about Angular. If something is backed by Google, it’s too important not to know.

This course will teach you how to master Angular (Angular 2+, incl. Angular 5) and build awesome, reactive web apps with the successor of Angular.js, though you don’t need to know Angular 1 or Angular 2, the course starts from scratch.

From setup to deployment, this course covers it all! You’ll learn all about Components, Directives, Services, Forms, HTTP Access, Authentication, Optimizing an Angular App with Modules and Offline Compilation, and much more.

After you complete this course, you will also learn how to deploy an application.


That’s if for some of the best courses to learn Web development in depth. You don’t need to go through all of them, but I suggest watching their previews and choosing the course where you best connect with the instructor. I personally like Colt Steele’s bootcamp style of teaching, hence, I enjoyed the first course most.

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