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10 Essential Cheat Sheets for Web Developers

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Written by Aaron Charlie– Thu 29 Aug 2013

As a professional web developer or hobbyist designer, there are always ways to make the coding work you do faster and more efficient. With that in mind, we've put together a list of the 10 most useful cheat sheets a developer can rely on - everything from HTML5 to MySQL.

Of course , if you're struggling with the basics, you could always come on our HTML5 & CSS3 Course to kick-start your developing career.

HTML5

The out and out king of modern web languages, HTML5 does have some key differences to previous iterations. Elements like video and audio are pretty straightforward but it's not always easy to remember less well-worn ones.

That's where The Working Brain's HTML5 cheat sheet comes in. Of course to fully get to grips with HTML5, we offer one of the best HTML5 & CSS3 Courses available.

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CSS3

CSS3 is the standard styling system for modern web design and comes in the form of modules with a variety new of features.

This Smashing Magazine CSS3 cheat sheet will allow you to pick out any required element quickly and easily.

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jQuery

jQuery is a free, open-source software and JavaScript library designed to make client-side HTML scripting easier.

This JavaScript Toolbox jQuery cheat sheet will certainly help you recall what is one of the more expansive web languages but coming our jQuery Training Course is a great way to get to grips with the topic.

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JavaScript

The web's primary interactive language, JavaScript turns static pages into functional and useful sites. Here's Over Api's list of the must-know JavaScript elements.

Try our 2-day JavaScript Course to get a comprehensive introduction to the language.

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Python

One of the more complex languages on the list, this is by no means for beginners! If you're a veteran of HTML, CSS and others and have decided to try your hand at Python, this Cottage Labs Python cheat sheet will help on the way.

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Ruby

Ruby is great for app, game and web development and much more. It is currently seeing a peak in popularity among developers due to its versatility, as we've seen on our popular Ruby on Rails private course.

Here's Cheat-Sheets.org's guide:

cheat-sheet-ruby

PHP

The world's most popular server-side language, PHP can be used for a wide variety things from database management to HTML creation.

We run bespoke PHP Training at Silicon Beach and here's Cheatography's Dave Child's PHP quick guide:

cheat-sheet-php

MySQL

Although not really defined as a web language, MySQL's use on sites ranging from YouTube to Wikipedia means it's worth an inclusion. Get to grips with the powerful database management tool on out MySQL Training Course.

The below MySQL guide by Jonathan Davis is a fantastic reference:

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WordPress

Again, not a web language in the traditional sense, but seeing as WordPress powers nearly 20% of websites worldwide and does have its own elements and considerations, it's definitely worth including in this list.

Our 2-day WordPress Training is always popular. Here's Ultralinx's great WordPress cheat sheet:

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SEO

*New addition!

Not a web language, but increasingly an important consideration for developers looking to provide a broader service. The SEO industry is constantly evolving, and now crosses the boundaries of web development, marketing and PR. To keep up to date, we recommend any of the Digital Marketing Courses in Brighton. Check out this SEO Cheat Sheet by Moz - new and extremely useful:

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And there you have it! Hopefully, these cheat sheets will help you as you build sites, apps, games and more. Of course, to get a comprehensive understanding of the topic, it's worth coming on our Web Design Training.

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