How to keep up-to-date with new Frontend and Web Standards

If you're a web developer, part of your job is to keep up-to-date on the latest frontend, browser, and web standards. With the massive stream of information out there, it can feel overwhelming. So, how do you do it? Just take the One-a-Day challenge!

Ok, that's a silly name I just gave to a system I personally use to handle this particular web developer problem.

How it works:

  1. Select an RSS feed reader. I use feedly but any will do.
  2. .
  3. Head on over to Paul Irish's frontend feeds bundle and import that into your feed reader. It's an awesome collection of frontend resources.
  4. Here's the hard part: Commit to reading one article every day!

Ok, one per day might not sound like much, but I will argue that this one is tough. We all get busy with "P0" issues in our jobs. The reality is, we need to think about our continued learning as imperative to our job. This tiny act of reading one frontend article a day cements our commitment and sets us on a path to become better developers.

Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

PS: Here’s a protip if you're serious about this and you’re a Chrome user: You can set feedly.com to be one of your startup tabs here: chrome://settings/startup. Now every time you open Chrome, your frontend feed will be right there, staring you in the face. No excuses! :)

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