Twitter accounts every web developer should follow

Twitter is not just for following celebrities and sharing what’s on your mind. There are some very good use cases for Twitter and one of that is for following awesome people on the field of your interest. In this post I’m going to share a list of the people and entities that you should follow on twitter as a web developer.

 

Jeffrey Way

The editor of the popular web development blog Nettuts+. I wouldn’t give links to where you can find this awesome guy because everything is already in his site. That includes his youtube account, twitter, google plus, interviews, books, and tutorials.

 

Kevin Liew

Curator of queness web design and development blog.

 

Chris Coyier

Curator of css-tricks and host on Shoptalkshow a podcast on front end web design, development and UX.

 

Peter Cooper

The awesome guy behind JavaScript Weekly, HTML5 Weekly, Ruby Weekly, and Dart Weekly. Very very useful I hope he continues what he’s doing for free.

 

Rebecca Murphey

She has written a book on the fundamentals of jQuery. You can also follow her on GitHub or read her blog. And yes, yayQuery.

 

David Walsh

MooTools & jQuery Consultant, MooTools Core Developer, Javascript Fanatic, CSS Tinkerer, PHP Hacker, and web lover. He usually post about HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. You can also read his blog.

 

Paul Andrew

The curator of Speckyboy Web Design blog. Most of his post are link to articles from the blog but he also post links to useful articles on web design.

 

Elijah Manor

Well-known on twitter for his awesome link sharing abilities. He posts very useful links on JavaScript, HTML5, CoffeeScript, ASP.Net and jQuery.

 

Echo JS

A social news site dedicated to JavaScript and related topics. You will mostly see JavaScript projects hosted on Github, Node.js, WebGL, HTML5, and links to some useful articles on JavaScript. Very useful if you’re into front-end web development.

 

Paul Irish

Not really very active on twitter but he usually post some useful updates or some talks on twitter. I suggest that you follow him on Github if you want to see some of the projects that he’s involved with.

 

JS Daily

JavaScript awesomeness delivered straight to your twitter feed daily.

 

Christian Heilmann

A perfect example of an account which doesn’t concentrate on only one stuff. His twitter can be compared to his diary. He occasionally post some awesome stuff on HTML5, JavaScript Performance. So if you only want useful stuff just go to his blog or visit hacks.mozilla.org.

 

Kendo UI

Kendo UI is a HTML5, jQuery-based framework for building modern HTML apps. But they also have a blog and a twitter account which makes it very interesting since they’re not only blogging about their product but also some useful JavaScript stuff. And while you’re at it why not try their framework, I assure that you would say that it’s awesome.

 

.Net Magazine

No this isn’t actually about Microsoft .Net magazine is the world’s best-selling magazine for web designers and developers not the framework from Microsoft.

 

Badass JavaScript

Occasional JavaScript goodness. You can also check out their blog.

 

Smashing Magazine

If I had to choose just one twitter account this is the one that I would follow. It’s almost like they have access to every awesome web development stuff on the internet and they post it on their twitter. In case you don’t know Smashing Magazine is actually a web development and design blog founded on 2006 they also have written a ton of books. I can’t imagine how much they’ve done for the web development community, just their blog alone contains an enormous amount of useful stuff.

 

Alessandro Maruccia

Regularly posts links on jQuery, JavaScript, responsive design. I also found some PHP, HTML5, and css stuff on his feed. Very useful.

 

John Resig

The creator of jQuery. He’s not really very active on twitter but you can follow him on GitHub if you want to see some action.

 

Remy Sharp

He’s claiming that he invented sleep patterns, I believe him because he’s awesome.  Yes you can follow him on twitter but you can find useful stuff on his personal blog and a collaboration blog that he created with Rich Clark, Bruce Lawson, Jack Osborne, Mike Robinson and Tom Leadbetter.

 

Conclusion

Knowing what the leaders in the web development industry are up to is very important. It will give you an idea on what you will be doing 2 or 5 years from now and some of the resources that they shared. If you know of any other people that web developers should follow don’t hesitate to share them on the comments.