An assorted list of links that I feel are important or revelant to website development, programming and computers in general. Many of these links have helped
develop me as a web developer and programmer.
The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C for short, is the international organization responsible for developing
standards for the Internet. Or, more specifically, the World Wide Web. It develops and publishes the specifications
for technologies such as HTML, CSS, XML, etc. Web browsers vary in their compliance with these standards, though
most modern web browsers are very compliant. Web developers are also required to comply with these standards.
PHP Builder is an excellent resource for PHP coders. Its forum is filled with well educated and knowledgeable people. I have used this website many times to ask questions and help others with PHP. It also has a small section devoted to
Like PHP Builder, Web Developer is an excellent resource for anything related to web development. It covers in detail both client-side and server-side languages and technologies, and also has sections covering topics such as SEO (search engine
optimization), CMS (content management system) and graphics, among many others.
Coding Horror is the first blog I ever followed routinely, and it's the primary inspiration for me to create my own blog. The author, Jeff Atwood, covers many topics, including technology, web development, programming and the Internet. He also runs the website Stack Overflow (another great website for programmers and web developers), which he co-founded.
The Code Project is another great resource for programmers. It focuses primarily on application development, but its daily emails with headlines and articles covering all technology-related topics are a must-read. I have been subscribed
for as long as I can remember. An aspiration of mine is to have a blog entry featured in one of their daily emails, complete with humourous sub-headline.
CSS 101 is an excellent resource for learning CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). CSS is what gives websites their look and feel. The website features interactive tutorials on many commonly-used "functions" of CSS and teaches best
practices. If you ever wanted to learn CSS, this is the website to do it.
Last but certainly not least, IE6 Countdown is a website made by Microsoft devoted to reducing the usage of Internet Explorer 6 by creating awareness about the flaws of the browser and the benefits of newer versions of Internet
Explorer. Microsoft may receive a lot of flak for Internet Explorer, but this is something I can agree with.