The Doctor Is In

by Jeffrey Zeldman

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  1. Yes! Glad to have Dr. Web back!

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  2. I’m a big fan of css-tricks.com, it helped me so much when I was first starting. 

    Writing good syntax for basic on-page SEO is important too.  I got a lot of help from seobook.com.

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  3. Nice article!
    There is one thing I found useful:
    http://webfieldmanual.com/

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  4. The Mozilla Developer Network might be the best resource. It has a few examples, some tutorials, and nearly exhaustive documentation of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

    The WebPlatform Docs are similar, but I haven’t used them enough to be able to compare them to the Mozilla Docs.

    Most professionals probably already know about these resources, but it didn’t seem right to leave them unmentioned.

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  5. Seems to me that there’s a little more utility in that A List Apart site you were talking about than just viewing the source ;-)

    I’d also add html5doctor.com and html5please.com, not as learning resources, but as a modicum of restraint and/or sober second thought — it’s very easy to get a little too bleeding-edge for your own good, and the more you can do without having to have hacks for every single browser out there, the better for your sanity. (For some of us, who had to deal with IE5-6, Mozilla/NS6 and NS4.x all at the same time, it’s too late for sane.)

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  6. I would highly recommend Design is a Job to new web professionals (as well as industry vets too). So much of our job is communication and interacting with clients. I would also recommend following some people that you admire on Twitter for daily inspiration.

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  7. I designed a book called HTML & CSS by Jon Duckett which I think might be handy for folks starting out: http://htmlandcssbook.com

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  8. I always enjoy reading your writing Jeffrey, It always has got a positive quality embedded into it, It makes you feel confident. Anyway! one of my good friends has got a great blog, deconstructing interesting websites and teaching everything front-end: https://ihatetomatoes.net/blog/

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  9. It’s really hard being new to web design in 2014. There is so much to learn that one can get overwhelmed if there’s no one to count on for professional advices and guidance.

    Luckily, there is you.

    Once you said on a podcast that the web saved you. Now I say you saved me.

    Thank you.

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