5 Web Development Blogs You Should Be Reading

By: Annabel Hudson

Monday, February 15, 2021

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The web and app development field is a rewarding one, however it also requires a large amount of learning and self-development to gain that in-depth understanding. A perfect way to do this is by reading through the abundance of web and app development blogs available online. Blogs are a great way to learn all the information you will require in an engaging way, and also keep up to date with the ever-changing trends in the field. Let’s take a look at the best web and app development blogs you should bookmark in your browser.


Creative Bloq

Creative Bloq is an excellent resource if you are after a wide range of humorous and well-researched blog posts relating to everything web development, from HTML and CSS frameworks to JavaScript. They additionally publish content relating to tech and design industries. This blog provides a great mix of coding and design-related topics.


Joel on Software

Joel Spolsky is a software developer from New York. On his blog, Joel on Software, he provides a unique and specialised insight into the problems in which developers regularly encounter. His personality really shines through in his engaging posts, where he offers tips and examples from his own personal experiences. This is definitely the blog to read if you would like a bit of humour and something to relate to as a developer.


Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine, a popular web development and design blog, features regular updated news and opinion content related to website design and development. Their daily posts contain the latest developments in the tech world, so you will never miss out on an important update. You can also find many posts relating to coding (HTML, CSS, JavaScript and more). Their team features a number of experienced developers and designers who frequently share their knowledge and expertise.



SitePoint is perfect if you are looking for a web development blog which greatly focuses on development, programming languages and development tools. SitePoint shares a blog on a new topic of interest in the development world each month, so you’re always up to date on the latest industry news. They also offer a subscription service which allows you to receive a daily email newsletter that revolves around the monthly feature topic, with SitePoint you will always stay in the loop.



Hongkait is a great option if you are looking for something which varies between a web development blog but also a blog which offers general tech news. Here you will find everything to do with the world of web development, from checkbox styling with CSS grids, to HTML5 Semantics. If you ever want a break from programming, have a quick look through the Hongkiat blog and you will find a whole host of interesting tech topics!


Pogo Studio

I know we said 5 – but really, we can’t write an article like this and not include ourselves, can we?  Follow this Pogo Studio blog for interesting nuggets of information from the development industry, and the odd bit of chat from our fun team.