YouTube Channels For Learning Web Development

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Thinking about teaching yourself web development? Perhaps out of interest, a potential career change or just our of curiosity? Well, the good news is that learning web development does not have to cost you a cent.

There are two key ingredients you will need and those are patience and practice. That’s it!

Where to start learning web dev?!

YouTube is a massive resource for free learning opportunities. There are many people out there, who are committed to sharing knowledge by creating good course content.

Even if you’re already a well-versed web developer, YouTube is a great resource to pick up a new skill set.

There are of course other ways to pick up learning web development for free, but for the purpose of this article, I want to focus on using YouTube as a free and accessible resource for new comers.

What do I need to start learning web dev?

Besides the two key ingredients I mentioned above; patience and practice, you will also need the following things to make your life a lot easier:

  • A Mac or computer with Windows / Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Access to the internet.
  • A good web browser like Chrome(Free) or Firefox (Free)
  • A good code editor like Visual Studio Code (Free) or Sublime (Free)

That’s it! Let’s move on to the free courses…

Learning To Code

The free courses at your fingertips

Codecourse |

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Some free courses on offer by Codecourse:

Coding Addict

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Some free course on offer by Coding Addict:

Corey Schafer |

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Some free course on offer by Cory Schafer:

CS Dojo |

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Some free courses on offer by CS Dojo: |

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Some free courses on offer by

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Some free courses on offer by

LevelUpTuts |

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Some free courses on offer by LevelUpTuts:

Traversy Media |

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Some free courses on offer by Traversy Media:


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Some free courses on offer by sentdex:

And that concludes my list of free YouTube resources on getting started with web development!

If you feel that I’ve missed some channels offering free web dev courses, please let me know in the comments below.

Visual Studio Code YouTube Series

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In some spare time I’ve recently had, I took to YouTube to attempt a video series that looks into the basics of Visual Studio Code. So far I’ve produced three episodes that I’m satisfied with and actually had a bit of fun talking about Microsoft’s newest code editor.

I’ve embedded the three episodes below for your viewing pleasure. Have a watch and if you like what you see, click the Subscribe button or let me know what you think. I’m definitely interested in doing more videos for YouTube in the near future, so let me know what you’d like me to talk about.

Episode 1: What is Visual Studio Code?

What is Visual Studio Code? Today I take a quick look at and comment on Microsoft’s newest code editor.


0:00 – Welcome to Microsoft Visual Studio Code
0:44 – Visual Studio Code !== Visual Studio
2:02 – Extensions and Theme
2:42 – Updates and Support
3:43 – Performance
4:35 – Popular Extensions & Git
5:34 – Outro

Episode 2: Using VS Code

In the second episode I spend some time explaining and going over the interface.


00:00 – Intro
00:24 – The interface overview
01:05 – Settings
03:05 – The interface in detail
04:44 – The Command Palette
06:15 – The Output Pane
08:22 – Colour Themes
08:52 – File Icon Themes
09:18 – Keyboard Shortcuts & Keymaps
09:40 – Snippets
10:10 – Emmet
11:18 – Outro

Episode 3: Recommended Extensions for VS Code

In this episode I take a look at my personally recommended top 10 extensions for VS Code and talk a little bit about each one.


00:00 – Intro
01:00 – vscode-icons
02:30 – Auto Rename Tag
03:36 – highlight-matching-tag
04:27 – Bracket Pair Colorizer
05:26 – Color Highlight
06:01 – Beautify
06:55 – Apache Conf
07:38 – Path Intellisense
08:33 – Project Manager
09:50 – Settings Sync
11:22 – Outro