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.
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.
Curator of queness web design and development blog.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.