To become a successful developer in such a competitive industry, you need to enrich not only your knowledge but also your mindsets to your job and social relationships. In this post, I will introduce top must-read blogs to become more specialized and have more soft skills for a promising developer career path.

So now let’s hesitate no more and get started!

SpeckyBoy Design Magazine

SpeckyBoy Design Magazine is a very famous blog for web design, suitable for front-end developers.

SpeckyBoy Design Magazine is a very famous blog for those who want to know more about web design. This blog is like an online library full of content related to WordPress, JavaScript, UX UI design, CSS,..., especially suitable for front-end developers.

Besides, SpeckyBoy Design Magazine also provides articles sorted by design tools, such as Adobe After Effect, Adobe Photoshop, or Apple Keynote. It will help you search and follow the contents in this blog more easily.

That’s not all. You will have more lessons about working attitudes, like how to overcome Covid 19 crisis, or how to win customers’ trust. This makes SpeckyBoy Design Magazine helpful for both beginner and experienced developers.

David Walsh Blog

This blog is useful for developers who are specialize in CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL.

David Walsh is a senior web engineer in Mozilla and center designer for MooTools JavaScript Framework. With his experience, David created this blog to share his knowledge and inspire developers all over the world.

The strong point of this famous developer is the articles related to CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL. More than that, you will also see many practical articles about the life of a developer father, or the way you should consider a piece of advice, …

After reading this blog, you can gain a lot of things. But maybe the most valuable is his philosophy: “Experiment, fail, fix it, fail again, and still fix it.” His dedication is a factor bringing him to the success he has at the moment.

Chris Lema

Chris Lema blog helps developer to update trendy topics like eCommerce websites, online courses, or increasing brand awareness.

Chris Lema is very well-known among the WordPress community. He is a regular speaker at the annual WordCamp event, and already has 15 years of experience in web development.

His blog consists of trendy topics like eCommerce websites, online courses, or increasing brand awareness. Besides, he also makes an informative series about WordPress, his strong point.

Specifically for freshman developers, Chris has written a lot of articles instructing them how to discover and improve personal talent. His writing style is so easy to understand, which shows his deep empathy for developers’ challenges in their career path. Just read his articles and you will be inspired a lot!

Coding Horror

Coding Horror is humorous blog about developer stories.

Let’s change the mood with a humorous blog, Coding Horror. This blog is famous for 1001 real stories about developers, which are told sarcastically and hilariously. After a day of hard work, maybe all you need is just a funny post in this blog to read and let your stress go away.

About the blog’s author, Jeff Atwood, he is an experienced developer who creating Coding Horror in 2004 out of sudden. He just wants to have a platform to help other developers seriously consider their self-development and ups-and-downs in the technology industry. However, one minus point is the appearance of the blog, which is kinda messy at the first glance.

CSS Tricks

CSS Tricks supports both frontend and backend developers and focuses on CSS only.

The next candidate is a classic blog from 2007, CSS Tricks. In the beginning, most of the articles on CSS Tricks focused on CSS only. But then they have broadened a lot of topics, such as Saas, SVG, JavaScript, … Frontend and backend developers surely cannot miss this wonderful blog for more helpful knowledge.

One interesting thing about CSS Tricks is that there are many video tutorials. They will help you understand more easily. Besides, you will see plenty of great job opportunities in this blog also!

Web Designer Depot

Web Designer Depo is a great storage of coding knowledge for developers.

If you need huge storage of coding knowledge, Web Designer Depot will absolutely not make you disappointed. This blog provides you with countless coding tutorials, and updates the latest trends in the technology industry as well. Besides, there are many recommendations of useful tools for you: top plugins, free online courses, must-watch Youtube channels, beautiful fonts, and image sources, …

Web Designer Depot also has quizzes for developers to test their level, and other funny articles to take a break when you feel down. This is surely a helpful website for all developers.

.cult by Honeypot

 .cult by Honeypot tells developers the truth untold in the web development industry.

Unlike those academic blogs above, .cult by Honeypot is about the truth untold in the web development industry. Reading this blog will help you cope with sensitive situations at work more effectively. For example, you will know how to deal with your salary, or how to get along with a mean colleague, how to present in front of a thousand people, etc.

With a friendly writing style and unique topics, you will never feel bored reading .cult by Honeypot. However, if you are too tired to read, or just have no time for it, you can try podcasts on this blog. More than that, there are also many noticeable tech events and job opportunities that you may not want to miss.

Deluxe Blog Tips

This blog helps devs understand about academic issues easily with persuasive evidence.

Deluxe Blog Tips is written by Tran Ngoc Tuan Anh, a 15-year-experience developer and the founder of a famous WordPress team in Vietnam, eLightUp. He also is the Meta Box’s founder.

The strong point of this blog is that it makes you understand more easily about academic issues, and much persuasive evidence is revealed. The author is also generous to show us a lot of his tips on WordPress in detail, and web building in general. However, the interface of this website is kinda boring and not very eye-catching, a pitiful minus point to be honest.

Woman Who Code

Women Who Code is a blog to encourage and empower female devs.

Women Who Code is a blog to encourage and empower female developers. In addition to academic articles, it has many inspiring articles to share the challenges that women usually have, and the ways to cope with them.

Reading Women Who Code, our girls in the IT industry will surely have more power to face up against difficult situations, such as preparing for a job interview, or trying to get promoted, …

More than that, this blog has many great opportunities for girls. There are annual scholarships for excellent female developers, and international forums to connect coding women all over the world together.

Useful Snippets

Useful Snippets helps developers answer common questions about Linux, PHP, MySQL, etc..

Just like what it is called, Useful Snippets collects most of the common questions that developers may have. The content is related to Linux, PHP, MySQL, or other topics.

The special thing is that the answers are really short, you just need 1 or 2 minutes to read them. If you are too busy with your coding and do not want to spend too much time researching, Useful Snippets is perfect for you. You totally can ask more when you do not understand clearly.

This amazing blog also has a series named WordPress Talks Summaries. The author uses this series to publish summaries of long WordPress speech and presentation. And of course, you need only 1 or 2 minutes to read a summary of him. How convenient it is!

Last Words

So now I have finished my articles of top must-read blogs for developers. Do you find it interesting and helpful for you? I have invested a lot of time and effort in this post, so I hope you may enjoy it.

If you know any other helpful blogs, just comment below for all of us to get to know. Wish you the best of luck in your career!

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