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    Top 10 Web Dev Blunders of 2008Failwhale prev
    It's inevitable: We're all going to screw up at least once when it comes to the highly volatile world of web development. Downtime, stupid UI mistakes, miscues on communication, bad product launches... they happen to the best of us. Literally. Over the past year, many of the top websites in the world have committed serious development no-no's. It's almost comforting to know that the best development teams in the world aren't perfect either. Instead of viewing this article as a way to bring down the big guys a peg or two, let's look upon it as a teaching tool. Learning is all about making mistakes and finding ways to correct them. It's nice when we can occasionally learn from other's mistakes, instead of screwing up ourselves. Here's a list of the 10 biggest "Whoops!" moments of 2008 in web development.Read More…
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    10 Biggest Milestones in Web DevelopmentMilestones prev
    Here's a chronological list of the 10 most notable and groundbreaking web development milestones in the Internet's history. The web has moved from a simple protocol to transfer information and ideas to a highly-commercial and robust platform to spread and share those same ideas. Some believe the progression of the great World Wide Web to be a travesty, others a godsend. Regardless, the Internet has evolved over the past few decades, and is in many ways better for the web developer. New technologies have come about that have made web development much easier to get started in, and ultimately more fun.Read More…
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    30+ Eye-Opening Web Development Screencasts200x200
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    We've all felt that haze that forms around your eyes when you're trying to study lines and lines of code from a written tutorial. After an hour or so, your eyes simply become too weakened to continue reading. That's why I'm such a huge fan of video tutorials. You can sit back and learn at your own pace. I've compiled a list of over thirty screencasts that are guaranteed to help you. Read More…
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    Develop a Social Media Website With These 10 Code TechniquesSocialmed prev
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    Social media sites have gone mainstream over the past few years, and it's affected web developers everywhere. With the success of sites like Digg, Twitter, Reddit, Delicious and Friendfeed, many developers have turned to adopting some of the practices of social media into their own sites. In fact, it's not that hard to build your own social news portal, with the help of a few key coding techniques and libraries. Here you'll learn 10 clever coding techniques to help you build killer social media websites for yourself and your clients.Read More…
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    Are You Making These 10 CSS Mistakes?Cssmistakes prev
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    Working with CSS can seem like a constant battle. Browsers are always changing they way they read the code (*cough* Internet Explorer *cough*), and it seems that there are lots of tiny little CSS "gotchas". While it's an incredibly powerful language, it can easily be used incorrectly, which will doom your development to a lifetime of imperfections.Read More…
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    50 Must-read Books on Web Development50 books
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    As web developers, it only makes sense that we find learning resources on our preferred medium, the Internet. However, there are definite pluses to the Old School method of learning; the print book. They've been through rigorous editing cycles, and you can trust solid publishers like O'Reilly. Also, you can trust the user ratings and comments that are on sites like Amazon. You can make an informed purchase with the help of these comments, and you don't have to worry that these highly-rated titles are going to be accurate or poorly written. Publishing contracts are generally only given to industry and thought leaders who are worth listening to and learning from. Here are 50 of the highest-rated, most respected print publications on many different web development topics.Read More…
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    10 Awesome Ruby on Rails Techniques to Get You StartedRuby prev
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    Rails has seemingly set the web development world on fire these past few years. Popular web applications like Basecamp and Twitter have pushed Rails into the limelight as an excellent framework that any programmer (or even non-programmer) can quickly use to create applications. One of the most popular aspects of Rails is how easy and intuitive it is to start using right out of the box. Here are 10 tips that beginners can use to help with getting started with the powerful framework.Read More…
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    The Twenty Most Earth-Shattering Tutorials on NETTUTS!200x200
    Yesterday, I took some time to "celebrate" our 6 month anniversary by revisiting our older tutorials. Sometimes, it's easy to forget how much incredible material that we have on this site - material that some of you may not even know about! If you're like me, you use the weekend to catch up on your learning - since work takes up so much time. Today, I'll list the top twenty tutorials on NETTUTS (in no particular order) that will jump-start your education. Read More…
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    Best of the TUTS Sites - SeptemberPreview
    With four TUTS sites already established (and a fifth, and more, on the cards) it can be tricky to keep track of them all. In this post we take a look back on September so far and highlight the best content from AUDIOTUTS, VECTORTUTS and PSDTUTS. Enjoy!Read More…
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    The Best Web Development Books - As Voted By You!200x200
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    Some of you are aware that I've been quietly collecting vote for the best web development books available. After roughly three weeks, I'm ready to reveal the results. The books will be categorized according to their subject matter. Read More…
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    9 Web Developers Who MUST Be Followed On Twitter200x200
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    This web roundup will list nine developers that absolutely must be tracked on Twitter. They represent the best of the best and are extremely active in the community. Be sure to follow each and every one of them. They might even help you if you've hit a bump in your coding! By the time you're through with this list, you'll probably think, "Why didn't he include this person!". Well be sure to leave a comment with those that I left off. Read More…
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    Around the Tuts+ Sites - JulyPreview
    With a growing number of TUTS sites in our network, it's getting easy to miss some of the great content published every month. That's why starting this month we're introducing a monthly "TUTS Roundup" post showcasing the best posts from the _other_ sites!Read More…
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