Information is knowledge. To stay ahead, just stay informed. This is a very competitive world until you are doing something very very niche. As most of us are not that special or can’t afford to take such risks, we go for proven ways to make it big. Web development is such a way. The internet, which has penetrated every possible corner of the world, needs websites and web developers are there, making some great websites and serving the world with.
If you are into web development, like I said earlier, the competition is fierce. Moreover there are so many aspects to know about in a web development. Web development is broadly categorized into web designing and web development, the coding part. Then each part has so many domains. For example, web design is broadly categorized into 2D design and 3D design, animation and fixed. This list is endless. Frankly, it is very difficult, if not impossible, for someone to be an expert of all the domains. We all choose a sub-domain and try to be an expert of that, which makes us a specialist and also helps us to market ourselves in the job market.
There are many ways to stay informed about web development. Best is when you work for any prominent web development company as to stay at the top of your work will make you learn all the tricks, tips and trends. Also you can learn from your colleagues, team leader, company trainings and seminars. But not everyone can be in that situation. Among the other available options, frankly, I prefer the online way. There is hardly a person who doesn’t have an internet connection. Who reads paper magazines anymore when all you need is a few click to find the latest news regarding web development. Also, news in print media is certainly a bit old whereas in online media the news comes as it happens. But in case of the top medical website designs & best medical marketing for medical practices, the online media usually comes first before the printed ones.
There are several websites who are doing an excellent service in this. Let me guide you to a few.
Technorati (Alexa Rank: 1672):
This site is popular for its latest scoops and latest news. Gathering prominent bloggers from all over the world, this site gives you news in different sections like Women, Technology, Business, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Sports, Politics, Videos and Social Media . They cover web development as one of the major parts under the Technology section as well as Business and Social Media section. As the most prominent bloggers from around the world are active here, expect fresh and really insightful articles here.
BUSINESS2COMMUNITY (Alexa Rank 5,079):
Another popular site who helps you to stay updated about Social, Business, Lifestyle and Tech among others. Under Tech tab, web development is widely covered and again this site is very prompt in updating you as soon as things happen there. This site is very image friendly so expect a lot of images to help you understand the topics covered in various articles.
MASHABLE (Alexa Rank: 320):
Extremely popular site as can be seen from the Alexa Rank. This site is probably the fastest in bringing the latest news to you but lags a bit in going in depth. They have a dedicated sub-section called Dev amp; Design under the section called Tech Section. Other popular sections are Social Media, Business, Entertainment, LifeStyle, US amp; the World etc. Another great thing about this site is the neat categorization, meaning each section is broken into several subcategories which helps you to find fast whatever you are looking for.
NETMAGAZINE (Alexa Rank: 7,702):
Do not get turned off by comparatively lower Alexa rank as this site is dedicated only and strictly to web design and development which means you can always find the latest as well as in depth coverage of whatever is happening in the web design and development world right now. Not only that, for aspiring learners this site offers free online tutorials and also publishes the interviews of prominent personalities from the domain which helps you to stay informed and insightful about the domain.
DesignFloat (Alexa Rank: 6,311):
A dedicated site for news of web development and design, this site offers in-depth and latest trends of Graphic Design, Identity amp; Branding, Programming, Promos, Photography, Tutorials, Web Design. You can see from the categories that this site means serious business and is dedicated to design and development exclusively. With lots of How-Tos this site is a very cool learning place for all the developers and designers, veterans and newcomers alike. This one comes highly recommended from our Web Design team.
WebDesignerDepot (Alexa Rank: 3,963):
This site is a personal favorite and deserves a special mention. Aiming to be a niche informative site on web development and designing, this site serves you with the best news around the domain. With lots of tutorials, and guest blogs from many reputed personalities from around the world, a site I never fail to check when I feel to get updated about this domain.
This list is certainly not exhaustive but a few sites I like based on their offerings, services and contents. There are tons of other websites which can help you to learn a lot about web development and also stay updated about each new trend in the industry.
I will be highly obliged if you guide me to your favorite website in the comment section.