The web industry is always changing. Just when you get settled into a routine, the flow of technological innovations force you start a new one. Can you keep up? It never hurts to set aside some time for learning new skills and sharpening your current ones.
In this post, I’ll outline a few online resources that can help you continue your education in web design and development (or to get started, if you’re just joining us).
There are also free courses in Git and Chrome Dev Tools, which can be great tools to add to your development arsenal.
Lynda.com has been around for a long time, and it’s got a large library of courses that are relevant to web design and development. Since the courses are all video-based, you can learn at your own pace. There is a monthly fee for full access, but most of the courses let you view a few videos for free.
Skillshare offers relatively inexpensive courses in a variety of subjects. It’s community-based, with peers sharing their skills with other peers. The course selections change regularly, so it’s worth checking periodically for something that interests you. Please note that these courses are instructor-led and follow a specific timeline, with due-dates for projects and discussions.
If you’re up for some university-style learning, you might be interested in Coursera and Udacity. Both allow you to take college courses online for free. In general, these courses are broader in scope than Code Academy and Code School, but sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and enhance your current knowledge with a “big picture” view. Not to mention, to try something different!
Like Skillshare, the courses on Coursera and Udacity are all instructor-led, with specific timelines and due dates.
Have you found other cool resources for learning all the things? Share them in the comments!