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The SUN – Staying Up To Date System For

Front End Technologies

Skill Acquisition

Getting new skills or perfecting an existing one is a pillar of professional growth, that’s why you should always make time for learning.


Staying up to date with all industry changes is essential to your decision-making process and choosing the right path in your career.


Growth in isolation is slow and tiresome. Networking helps you overcome obstacles faster and offers incredible opportunities.

Best Practices

Schedule LEARNING Time

Each week reserve a few hours for learning. Treat this as client work, as a project. Never neglect its importance. If you want to expand your circle of influence, grow as an individual and as a professional, you must focus on those things that are important but not urgent.

Identify DEAD Time Moments

Take a moment and identify the moments where you are doing busy or mindless work and can easily add a layer of learning during that period. THis can be anything from waiting in line at the supermarket, at your dentist or during your commute.

Setup Google Alerts for RELEVANT Topics

Setup Google Alerts that you will receive daily or weekly with specific keywords that are relevant to your career and professional goals. If they are too generic, go more specific, if they are too specific and you get too few notifications, go broader. Make sure you keep adding new keywords, removing ineffective ones, otherwise you risk not using them.


The easiest way to remember of valuing your free time is by having reminders that trigger automatically when you are in a certain place. Get them when at the supermarket, when at the car-wash or at the dentist.

Resource Inventory

For Front-End Technologists

Blogs & News

Stack Overflow

Join the world’s largest developer community.

Hacker News

A social news website focusing on computer science and entrepreneurship.

A List Apart

For People Who Make Websites

HTML5 Rocks

A resource for Open Web HTML5 Developers

CSS Weekly

Weekly email roundup of latest CSS articles, tutorials, tools and experiments.

CSS Tricks

Primarily about CSS! Over the years, CSS-Tricks has come to become a site about all things web design and development.

Smashing Magazine

For Professional Web Designers and Developers

JavaScript Weekly

A free, once–weekly e-mail round-up of JavaScript news and articles.

Echo JS

Javascript News

Net Magazine

Magazine for professional web designers and developers

Frontend Focus

A once–weekly roundup of the best front-end news, articles and tutorials.


Bite-sized css & html nuggets.

People to Follow

Eric Bidelman

Engineer at @google. DevRel on Chrome, Lighthouse, web components, @Polymer, all things web. Uses Digital Jedi skills to push the web forward. Go Blue!

Chris Coyier

Writer & founder @real_css_tricks // Co-founder & designer @codepen Projects: ) // Podcaster @shoptalkshow

Addy Osmani

Engineering Manager at Google working on @GoogleChrome & Web DevRel

Jake Archibald

Googler. I want the web to do what native does best, and fast. No thoughts go unpublished. ‘IMO’ implicit.

Paul Irish

The web is awesome, let’s make it even better • I work on web performance, @____lighthouse & @ChromeDevTools. Big fan of rye whiskey, data and whimsy

Nicholas C. Zakas

Front-end guy. Creator of @geteslint. Author. Speaker. Philosopher. Boston ex-pat. INFJ.

Chris Heilmann

Londoner, German, European. Developer Evangelist – all things open web, writing and helping. Works at Microsoft on Edge, opinions totally my own.

Jeff Starr

Professional designer, developer, author and publisher. Projects: Perishable Press, Tao of WP, DigWP, .htaccess made easy, WP Themes In Depth, Plugin Planet

Estelle Weyl

Performance, Accessibility, CSS3, HTML5 and the DOM

Luke Wroblewski

Humanizing technology. Founded: Polar (Google acquired) Bagcheck (Twitter acquired) Wrote: Mobile First, Web Form Design, Site Seeing. Worked: Yahoo, eBay, NCSA

Steve Souders

Web Performance, YSlow, High Performance Websites, Yahoo!, Google, Fastly, SpeedCurve

Axel Rauschmayer

JavaScript: blogger @2ality, trainer @Ecmanauten, books , newsletter @ESnextNews. Non-tech: @Pausenfutter

Ben Alman

I’m a senior developer at @bocoup, creator of @gruntjs, and frequent contributor to @jquery. I also coined the term IIFE and play a mean funk bass.

David Walsh

Mozilla Sr. Web Developer, Front-End Engineer, MooTools Core Developer, Javascript Fanatic, CSS Tinkerer, Node Hacker, web, VR, and open source lover.

Mathias Bynens

I work on V8 at Google. JavaScript, HTML, CSS, HTTP, performance, security, Bash, Unicode, i18n, macOS.

Brad Frost

I am a web designer, speaker, writer, consultant, and musician in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA. Author of Atomic Design. #resist #raisethatflag

Hakim El Hattab

Swedish JavaScript coder and CSS tweaker • Co-founder of @Slides • Creator of @revealjs @sketchtoy

Ilya Grigorik

Web performance engineer at Google; co-chair of W3C Webperf WG. In short, an internet plumber.

Podcasts to Listen To


A web design and development podcast.

Javascript Jabber

JavaScript Jabber is a weekly discussion about JavaScript, front-end development, community, careers, and frameworks.

Hanselminutes Podcast

Fresh air for developers

The Big Web Show

The award winning Big Web Show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more.


The latest news in the JavaScript community.

A Responsive Web Design Podcast

Responsive Web Design Podcast, co-hosted by Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte. In each episode, Karen and Ethan interview the people who make responsive redesigns happen.


Front Trends

Front-Trends is one of Europe’s most established annual conferences for professional front-end developers to meet, learn and get inspired.


A conference dedicated to the designers & developers who love CSS. For the community, not for profit.


Get inspired for tomorrow’s front-end challenges and get a peak of what the future brings for mobile and front-end development GO TO TICKET SALE!

HTML5 Developer Conference

HTML5Devconf is the largest gathering of technical software developers, designers and decision makers in the world focused on Internet software technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, node.js and other cross platform web, mobile and server technologies.

O’reilly Fluent Conference

The O’Reilly Fluent Conference was first launched in 2012 as a new event for developers working with JavaScript, HTML5, and other web technologies.


A conference dedicated to connecting CSS developers.

See full list of conferences.

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