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How to Choose the Best Beginner JavaScript Learning Resources

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JavaScript is often one of the first programming languages you learn when you start coding, and an abundance of online JavaScript learning resources can help you get started. With so many different JavaScript learning resources out there, it can be hard to know which ones are best suited to your skill level and learning style. To save you some time and effort on your journey to becoming a Javascript master, I’ve compiled this list of my favorite JavaScript learning resources as a beginner! Let’s dive in!

Learning Methods

There are a lot of options out there. You can learn beginner javascript via blogs, books, youtube channels, or courses. There are also in-person meetups and conferences (conferences have videos after they happen that you can watch) or paid subscription-based learning resources. Having so many choices can be paralyzing for someone serious about learning javascript and wants to get started right away.

Before you go anywhere or spend any real money, you should test the waters with free resources. In fact, I’m a firm believer that you can learn JavaScript without spending a dime. So I won’t discuss any paid courses or materials in this post. Instead, we’ll focus on a few of my favorite free learning methods for beginner JavaScript.

Best Free JavaScript Beginner Blogs

There are loads of awesome and engaging blogs from javascript masters out there. Each blog is suited to a different learning style and for different skill levels. Have a look at some of my favorite beginner JavaScript blogs.

Tyler the Tech

Tyler makes articles about learning beginner javascript, web development, software how-tos, and even computers. Most of his tutorials focus on beginner javascript, HTML best practices, and CSS tips and tricks. Tyler founded a web dev agency and even a computer store, so he speaks on many overlapping topics. He also has a YouTube channel where he posts the occasional javascript tutorial. The best thing about is that it is entirely free.

Daily Dev Tips

Chris writes daily about web development. His focus is on frontend development, javascript, HTML, and CSS. He also talks about coding best practices and tips and tricks for beginners. The blog has been around for quite a while, and Chris is constantly adding new stuff. This is definitely one of those blogs a beginner should follow if they want to see the ever-changing world of javascript.

Ben Nadel’s Blog

Ben Nadel may not be known as a javascript expert, but his blog begs to differ. You’ll find tons of helpful information about HTML, CSS, javascript, and even stuff like AJAX, SQL, and jQuery. Ben’s material is geared more toward intermediate learners, so it may not be the best for a beginner. Even still, there is a lot of fascinating stuff on the blog.

Best YouTube Channels for JavaScript Beginners

There are tons of great YouTube channels out there, all started by people passionate about javascript. Everyone has a unique teaching style and personality, so it is hard to pick just one favorite. Instead, here are 3 of my favorites for beginner Javascript.

Team Treehouse

An excellent resource for absolute beginners is Treehouse, which offers tons of free coding tutorials. In addition, they publish videos that explain the fundamentals of programming, including tech industry roles and responsibilities, getting started with coding and the essentials of becoming a front-end developer.

Free Code Camp

FreeCodeCamp’s YouTube channel is one of the best, easiest ways to learn how to code.

Among the many courses, they offer on their YouTube channel are courses in Python, JavaScript, HTML and CSS, Java, and much more.

Traversy Media

The Traversy Media channel is one of my favorites for learning programming and web development. Beginners will find Brad’s videos helpful and easy to follow. A software developer by trade, he shares his experiences and gives you tips for getting started in tech.

So What Are the Best JavaScript Beginner Projects?

Building projects is by far the best way to learn javascript. But what projects should you build? Where can you even start? It can all be so confusing, but once you sit down and start coding, you’ll find your way. 

Start working on something outside of your comfort zone. When you get stuck and need help, consult the documentation, MDN web docs, or Stack Overflow. Don’t be afraid to copy someone else’s code if they offer a suggestion. Once you have copied it and gotten your project working, examine the code to figure out how it works. Reverse engineer the code snippets you copied and make them more efficient. 

Some of the best projects involve adding effects and interactivity to a website. Once you have built a simple page with HTML and CSS, you can bring it to life with a little bit of javascript. Adding things like animations, color changing, or even a dark mode are all excellent beginner projects.