Bookmarks

A collection of links to various pieces of content, apps, tools, platforms, and whatever else that helps with web development.

Learning and references

  • Exercism A platform for learning programming languages by solving small exercises. The process can include getting feedback from mentors. My favorite feature of the platform is that after solving an exercise you look at solutions submitted by other people.
  • MDN web docs The first place I check when I have HTML, CSS, or JavaScript questions.
  • CSS Tricks Almanac The second place I check when I have CSS questions.
  • Can I use... ? I check there which browsers support which modern web technologies.
  • CSS Triggers A reference for how mutating CSS properties impacts rendering of the page.
  • How to Meet WCAG A quick reference how to meet Web Content Accessibility Standards.
  • Accessibility Support I check there which browsers and screen readers support which web accessibility features.

Tools

  • WebStorm My IDE of choice for web development.
  • Gifox 2 Records your screen straight into a gif (Mac).
  • WAVE by WAI Web accessibility evaluation tool, online or as a browser extension.
  • Rocket Validator Automated validation and accessibility checks for large websites.

Podcasts

  • Soft Skills Engineering A weekly advice podcast about non-technical issues. Suitable for all experience levels, informative, and funny.
  • Thinking Elixir A weekly podcast about the Elixir programming language.
  • JS Party A weekly podcast about the JavaScript programming language.
  • Syntax A dive deep into web development topics with Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski, new episodes 3x a week.
  • Shop Talk Show A weekly podcast about building websites from Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier.
  • Darknet Diaries A monthly podcast about hackers, penetration testers, breaches, and cybercrime.

Newsletters

  • CSS Weekly A weekly newsletter about CSS. Includes a collection of links to CSS news, deep-dives, and cool projects.
  • Elixir Weekly A weekly newsletter about Elixir. Includes a collection of links to Elixir news, deep-dives, and videos.
  • Elixir Radar A weekly newsletter about Elixir. Includes a collection of links to Elixir news, deep-dives, job listings, and events.

Books

Fun

  • CSSBattle A set of challenges to write HTML and CSS to replicate the given target image in the least code possible.
  • Untrusted A JavaScript game where your objective is to modify code to get out of a maze and reach the exit.