18 July 2019 | Web Development

The Best Channels for Web Dev Tutorials on YouTube

You can learn just about anything on YouTube these days and web development is no exception. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or you’re just getting started with HTML and CSS, YouTube is an amazing resource.

Keep in mind, there are TONS of channels on YouTube that give advice for aspiring developers, talk about entrepreneurship and work/life balance and discuss web development in general. All of the channels I mention below specifically have tutorials.

There are pros and cons with anything, of course. It’s not always easy for people who are looking for free coding tutorials. There are so many courses out there that finding a good one can be tough. Plus, everyone learns differently, and one instructor’s teaching style might click with you better than others.

Without further ado, check out these channels if you haven’t already. These are all people I would like to support on Patreon especially the first few listed.

Traversy Media

Brad Traversy is a legend in the web development community for his well thought-out courses. While many of his paid courses can be found on places like Udemy, his YouTube channel is packed full of courses on just about any topic you could think of in the web development space. Not your stereotypical programmer, Brad brings a practical, no-nonsense approach to every course, which I really appreciate. I’ve done many of Brad’s courses, and from his YouTube channel specifically I can say that his PHP course and all of his crash courses are extremely good.

The Net Ninja

This is another fantastic channel for web dev courses. Shaun Pelling makes learning to code incredibly fun and honestly it seems effortless at times. He has a dynamic and easy to understand way of breaking down complex concepts, which is essential for a web development course. Check out this channel for anything from JavaScript frameworks to PHP to things like GraphQL. I did his React course a few months back, and I’m so glad I did!

Design Course

Gary Simon’s YouTube channel, Design Course, is perfect for people who want to become masters of the Frontend. He has great courses on JavaScript frameworks like Angular and Vue, as well as Design tools, UI courses and more. I have done two of his Angular crash courses and his SASS crash course, and I can’t wait to learn more from his videos. As someone who wants to specialize in the Frontend myself, I wish I would have found this channel much sooner.

Programming with Mosh

Moshfegh Hamedani is a very talented programmer, and this shows in all of his videos. Admittedly, I have only watched a handful of videos on this channel, but that’s more than enough for me to wholeheartedly endorse it. This is not the channel if you want to learn HTML or CSS, but Mosh has pretty excellent tutorials and courses on programming languages like JavaScript, Python, Java and C#. I have done a few of his crash courses and personally recommend the React Crash Course and his Learn Node.js in 1 Hour. Both videos helped me understand important concepts and I plan to go through some of his more in-depth courses.

mmtuts

I enjoyed learning and improving my PHP skills with this channel. Daniel also has really quality, practical tutorials on HTML & CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, C# and more. If you’re learning web development, this channel has something for you. Whether you want to learn HTML & CSS or something like Object Oriented PHP,  I’d recommend checking out mmtuts.

TylerMcGinnis.com

My introduction to this channel by Tyler McGinnis was his React.js Bootcamp. I can’t wait to do more of his courses. Tyler knew the correct speed to progress while challenging the student just enough. If you want to master modern JavaScript, this is a good place to be. The channel has playlists on vanilla JS, React, React Native and GraphQL.