Tools, sites, and resources I use.
devdocs – All the documentation.
cssreference.io – List of all the CSS properties with simple examples of each.
learncssgrid.com – List of ALL the CSS grid properties on one page. Very visual and accessible.
flexbox playground – Learn flexbox in a nice sandbox.
flexboxdefense – Learn flexbox by playing tower defense. I usually hate these kinds of sites, but I’m a sucker for tower defense games. Plus, it’s really well done.
SCSS – SCSS, and NOT SASS. Nice abstraction on CSS that’s basically what the CSS spec is evolving into anyway, so why not get a head start?
Bulma – Open source CSS framework based on Flexbox. Dump Bootstrap.
shade – Gradient explorer. The only one you’ll ever need.
30 Seconds of CSS – Curated list of #sick css snippets.
ES6 Overview – Simple overview of all ES6 features with examples.
ES6 Overview more in-depth – Like the above, except with less examples and more explanation.
Catolog of Design Patterns – Really well-designed and visual guide of common design patterns.
Photopea – Essentially Photoshop in the browser.
Figma – Sketch in the browser for design work. I honestly can’t believe they let people use this for free.
Version Control (Git)
Learn Git Branching – Learn Intermediate-to-Advanced git skills in a very visual and useful way.
Simple Git Guide – Simple git guide. ALL on one page, big fonts, well-designed. Check it out.
Less Simple Git Guide – You know all that stuff I said about the above link? Uhhh, yeah. This one’s a big more in-depth. Still on one page though, so it’s digestable.
Learn X in Y minutes – The skinny on the syntaxes of ALL the programming languages. You won’t necessarily learn how to use the language, but at least you’ll be typing the right things.
RegexOne – Learn Regular Expressions with simple, interactive exercises. Very well designed, and pretty fun.
RegExr – Great environment to testing Regex expressions. Gives you explanations for what’s going on as well.
Unsplash – The only stock photo site you need to know about.
Gradient Joy – Beautiful gradients as placeholder images. Schnazzy.
Unsplash Random Image – Get a random unsplash placeholder image
Lists – Collection of lists and data for you to mess around with.
Codewars – Practice coding online.
Markdown Cheat Sheet – Best cheat sheet I’ve found on Markdown.
CommandlineFu – List of community-submitted shell commands, ranked by popularity.
caniuse.com – Found a cool new web feature? Nice! Now check if you can realistically use it at this point in browser tech.
Fast.com – “How fast is my internet connection?” This site will tell you with a big, bold, in-your-face number. Plus it looks really nice.
haveibeenpwnd.com – Enter your email address, and this site checks if your account information has been compromised by any data breaches.
What every Browser knows about you – Get a breakdown of ALL the data your browser is broadcasting to every site you visit.
repl – Fantastic little REPL to try out any programming language you want in the browser.
draw.io – Online diagram tool.
Tweetdeck – Much cleaner UI. Also, you don’t get the annoying posts in your feed of what people you follow are “liking.”
Glitch – Cool community with tutorials and an environment to code onling.
Dev.to – Great community with tutorials and dev advice galore.
Free Code Camp – Best free online way to learn coding.