Free Web Development eBooks

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So you want to get into web development – but where do you even start to begin?

The world of web development has never been more important. Last year was the first time that the majority of purchases were made on the web rather than visiting a brick and mortar store. Web apps now offer fantastic ease of use for business clients or shoppers, and a poorly built or optimized app is often all it takes for your customers to choose to leave your ideas behind and go somewhere else.

Luckily, we’ve got tons of free eBooks for you to get started with if you’re looking to enter this wide world of web development with as best a foot forward as possible. And beyond that, when you’ve got the basics down and are ready to start developing your skills in new and interesting ways with frameworks, coding paradigms, and optimization then we’ve got you covered too with our entire web development range of titles to buy too!

Here are our current top free learning resources we think you’ll find perfect to get started. With how important web development is right now starting here for free might just be the smartest investment you make today!


All you need to do is click the links below, log in, and you’ll find the eBook in your account. You’ll then be able to download the free machine learning guides as PDFs which you can keep forever. It’s that simple.

Thinking in HTML

Thinking in HTML - Free eBook

For anyone who wants to understand the web and how it works, HTML is an essential place to start. If you need somewhere to start your journey into HTML then this free eBook provides you with everything you need to know to get to grips with the code and to begin building your own web pages.

Inside you’ll explore everything from how HTML code structures a web page, to formatting pages and including essential things like hyperlinks and images, to creating your own forms you’ll have the perfect foundation to build upon all your future work.

Download and read Thinking in HTML for free now.

Thinking in CSS

Thinking in CSS - Free eBook

CSS is intrinsic to the modern web, and if you want to become a true web developer it’s a must have to know inside and out. Thinking in CSS is your gateway to the ins and outs of the language.

This title gives you the crash course on the ins and outs the structure of CSS, how to use selectors to locate elements to restyle your webpage, and shows you how CSS interacts with the web pages you see every day. With this book by your side you’ll be able to cut through CSS without breaking a sweat – letting you focus on simply making your web pages look great without getting lost in the language!

Download and read Thinking in CSS for free now.

What you need to know about JavaScript

What you need to know about JavaScript

JavaScript and the web go hand in hand, and as a web developer you need to have a great handle on the language to ensure you’re creating the best apps you can. From the absolute basics of JS syntax to combining ECMAScript 6 and Visual Studio Code this primer is the perfect resource for a JavaScript Master-in-the-Making!

Download and read What you need to know about JavaScript for free now.

What you need to know about Angular 2

What you need to know about Angular 2

Angular was one of the biggest development revolutions of the decade, and you owe it to yourself to see just why Angular 2 is going to be just as big – and this title will show you how. Giving you everything you need to build your first basic Angular app this is the ideal place to start for any Angular initiate looking to start their journey.

Download and read What you need to know about Angular 2 for free now.

Mastering JavaScript High Performance

Mastering JavaScript High Performance

So, you’ve got the basics of web development down – where do you go from there? Why not try making sure your JS code’s performance is as good as possible with this title! Inside this 208 page guide you’ll find a whole host of easy to copy tips, tricks, and best practices you can bring to your web dev world going forward.

With a few simple tricks you can rest easy knowing your web or mobile apps run faster and better for both you and your customers; meaning your competitors don’t leave you in the dust.

Download and read Mastering JavaScript High Performance for free now.

There we go – 5 titles to give you the start (and a bit more when you’re ready to dig deeper too!) you need to start creating your very own web apps. So what are you waiting for? Get downloading, get reading, and then get creating!

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