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Whether you have only rudimentary web development skills, or are an expert developer, there are quite a few free sites that can help you extend your skills and learn new things. If you’re looking for education specific to, say, markup languages, CSS and the like, W3Schools is a good place to turn for exhaustive free lessons. However, if you’re looking for articles that can extend your development skills and projects in more general and theoretical ways, try Developer.com.
Developer.com offers articles aimed at web developers on topics including project management, Java, databases, and more. You can find many of the categories for topics running down the left rail of the site. There are also many web development videos available on the site, many of them tutorials on specific tasks.
In addition, you can use Developer.com’s articles in conjunction with W3Schools’ hands-on tutorials for a multi-faceted introduction to a particular development challenge. For example, you could use Developer.com’s in-depth database articles alongside W3Schools’ SQL tutorials.
Finally, I’m a fan of the webcasts on development topics and many other types of topics collected by Developer.com and Internet.com. Some of these are sponsored, so you have to register, and there is occasionally some bias evident toward this or that technology sponsor, but the vast majority of the webcasts are excellent.
Where do you turn to for articles on dev topics?