If you are new to web design, or simply interested in practicing the skills you already have, there are numerous resources out there for you to take advantage of.
Whether you learn best by reading books, taking courses, or through community events, there are all types of educational resources for those seeking help
in the world of web development.
Here are ten of the top books available to educate yourself about web development:
1) Build Your Own Web Site the Right Way Using HTML & CSS by Ian Lloyd,
2) The Essential Guide to CSS and HTML Web Design (Essentials) by Craig Grannell,
3) Designing with Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman,
4) CSS Web Site Design Hands on Training by Eric A. Meyer,
5) High Performance Web Sites: Essential Knowledge for Front-End Engineers by Steve Souders,
6) The CSS Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks by Rachel Andrew,
7) Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug,
8) Web ReDesign 2.0: Workflow that Works by Emily Cotler,
9) jQuery Cookbook: Solutions & Examples for jQuery Developers (animal Guide) by Cody Lindley, and
10) Creating a Web Site with Flash CS4: Visual QuickProject Guide by David Morris.
Another popular way to dive into web design is to sign up for an online course. Code School offers a fun and quirky guide for learning to code with some
free classes, as well as a monthly subscription option. Skillcrush follows a classroom curriculum format with either a three-week or three-month option
and offers both interaction with peers and instructors. Udacity offers a range of in-depth course options with detailed descriptions of prerequisites
and requirements. Code Avengers is noted for its simplicity and step-by-step guidance. Khan Academy works with real voice overs that help guide you
through the lessons in code as well as occasional quizzes to verify that you are learning and retaining the information.
Conference events and workshops are another avenue for future and current web developers to gather information and resources. An Event Apart is a web development
conference attended by designers, developers, project managers, writers, marketers, and clients alike which looks to improve job skills, create connections,
and present the latest and greatest in web development concepts and technology (See the site for 2015 conference dates: http://aneventapart.com/). BDConf or Breaking Development Conference is a collective of web industry workers looking to educate
those with similar interests. With their website www.unmatchedstyle.com, BDConf aims to
create a forum of new ideas, projects, and recognition for those advancing the web development world (See their site for 2015 events: www.unmatchedstyle.com/events).