Below you will find a curated list of resources I have found useful in my endevours designing and developing web applications.
- Flavio Copes - seemingly endless articles on a wide variety of technical subjects. Most articles are related to web development.
- 7 Practical Tips for Cheating at Design - a great list of tips to keep in mind when doing web design. They do a fantastic job explaining the concepts, and the article is written to help developers who may struggle with design.
- UX Collective - curated stories on UX, usability, and design.
💾 GitHub repositories
- freeCodeCamp - freeCodeCamp has a repository that’s home to their open source codebase and curriculum.
- free-for.dev - a list of software products which have free tiers for developers.
- Free programming books - a list of free programming books, with many available languages.
- Awesome podcasts - a list of podcasts, most of which are development related.
- Marketing for Engineers - a curated list of marketing resources for developers.
- Coolors - generate and browse color palletes.
- ColorHunt - curated color pallettes, great for inspiration.
- Colors and Fonts - color and typography tools for web developers and digital designers.
- IndieHackers - a great community focused on helping people build and run internet businesses. This site has an entreprenuerial leaning, but most of the members seem to be developers.
- Hacker News - Y Combinator’s news site. There is lots of interesting content here daily.
- Dev.to - Dev.to is a community of software developers helping each other.
📺 YouTube Channels (less web focused)
- ThinMatrix - a great devlog from ThinMatrix, the solo developer of Equillinox. He showed his journey developing, and successfully releasing the game. He’s now working on a new project, a city building game. His uploads are infrequent but they are always high quality and entertaining.
- Bisqwit - very technical, but also very interesting videos.
- Brackeys - the king of Unity Engine tutorials.
🧰 No code tools (not free)
- Carrd - visual builder for one-page sites. Comes with some great templates. This is my go-to for getting a landing page up and running quickly.
- Webflow - build custom websites using a visual canvas. Webflow allows more freedom, and more functionality-rich sites than Carrd, but it has a steeper learning curve.
🔨 Dev Tools
- Trello - card-based project tracking.
- Upvoty - a tool to get feedback on project development roadmaps through user voting. I briefly used this when developing Discord Bot Studio and found it had everything I needed at a fairly low price point.
- GitBook - my go-to choice for creating product documentation. They have a free plan which even allows using a custom domain.
- Visual Studio Code - this one won’t be new to most people, but it’s too good to leave off the list. Free, open source IDE with great extension support.
- Postman - GUI for testing and developing APIs.
- Hugo - static site generator. Hugo claims to be the fastest framework for building websites. I can’t verify if that’s totally true or not, but I’ve been impressed. This site is made with Hugo; I wrote about that here.