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All web developers have bookmarks which they constantly reference. Is there any one URL that should be more popular among web developers?

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stackoverflow.com of course!

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This one is easy: http://www.w3.org

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http://www.google.com , but then this goes for Every profession too :)

I dont think there is anything I havnt found by doing a google search.

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I use W3Schools as a real handy, easy to use reference for CSS and basic DOM stuff (as well as XPath)

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thedailywtf.com

So you know how not to do things

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A List Apart, for the HTML/CSS/design side of things.

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http://www.csszengarden.com/ for CSS

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www.quirksmode.org for all things related to browser differences.

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I've actually found the Mozilla Dev Page to be an incredibly useful resource for anything web-related: standards, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, XML, etc.

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Not ONE response has mentioned http://validator.w3.org/

Shameful.

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www.xkcd.com

EVERY developer should have this!

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www.CodeProject.com is a nice one.

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YouTube

Sometimes you just need to step away from the code.

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For a tech reference site, it really it depends on what you do:

Server-side Developer: http://www.codeproject.com or http://www.asp.net or http://www.php.net

Client-side Developer: http://docs.jquery.com/Main_Page (jQuery docs)

Designer: http://delicious.com/popular/webdesign (to keep up with latest trends)

HTML layout: http://www.w3schools.com for dead-simple css references (and examples, and live previewing)

But EVERYBODY can use a good 'task list' -- so I personally think everybody should have 'Remember the Milk' bookmarked. ;-)

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If you're a Microsoft-centric developer, msdn.microsoft.com. Just be prepared to dig a bit ...

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It's obvious! http://localhost/ !!!!

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I really like QuickRef and GotAPI.

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I use google code search quite a bit: http://www.google.com/codesearch

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Particletree - great web magazine on development, usability, and design the people who make Wufoo.

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It would have to be http://stackoverflow.com/questions/102785/what-single-url-should-every-web-developer-have-bookmarked

It's a really useful list of web development resources.

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http://www.alistapart.com/ for everything related to professional web interfaces.

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Aside from Google (which is very important; it's where I always start), w3schools.com actually came in very handy for a couple years. I learned a lot about CSS, HTML, and other topics such as XSLT.

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http://www.sourceforge.net !!!

This is absolutely one of the largest collections of code known to the human race. You can peruse the code randomly at your leisure and see the good, the bad, and the down right ugly. It's all there.

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It really depends on what you mean by web developer. At my company "developer" means programmer. We're an all php shop, so I'd argue for php.net.

But we also have "production" people who work on standard xhtml, css, sometimes javascript, and for those folks, php.net makes no sense. I started in that position, but that was 10 years ago, and back then the answer was easily webmonkey, which was recently re-launched.

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HTML & CSS reference: HTML Dog

Articles: ALA - requried reading for anyone invovled with web applications - expecially frontend.

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http://www.gotapi.com/

Shorcut and index of many resource for developers, included many sites here mencioned.

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All developers (web or otherwise) should be following the SANS Internet Storm Center. It's a fairly up-to-the-minute look at active security threats, as well as an on-going tutorial on security topics.

Browse it directly or just grab the RSS feed.

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Http://devguru.com - Quick concise references for ADO, JavaScript, VBScript, XHTML, ASP, JetSQL, WML, XML DOM, CSS2, PHP, WMLScript, XSLT, HTML, T-SQL, and WSH

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Every german web developer knows Selfhtml.org. Too sad it isn't available in english. It is by far the best HTML/CSS reference I know.

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asp.net for the .net web developer

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For our german-speaking readers: http://www.galileocomputing.de/openbook

A very good resource of free online books for various languages and topics.

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http://api.rubyonrails.org/ of course. Although admittedly I use Google to search it ;-)

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www.connectionstrings.com

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I mostly find myself using resources of W3.org via Google and Web Developer extension. Besides all of the information about standards and recommendations, I think one of the most useful parts of W3.org are The W3C Markup Validation Service and several other tools they provide.

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This one's a given: Google

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searchdotnet.com. Site uses google custom search, but only searches selected development sites. Great for finding programming info on things that generate way to many other options in straight google. Try 'RSS' in google and you get tons of useless non programming stuff. Try this site and you get relevant programming topics.

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Ruby Home Page just to check out what code they currently have for "Ruby is..."

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SitePoint Reference contains very in depth HTML and CSS guides, and a javascript one is in the works.

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My personal Favorite: http://www.cssplay.co.uk/

Great for Drop down menus and layouts... Helped me move from tables to css and XHTML.

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http://www.ss64.com It has references for Windows, Linux, Oracle, SQL Server, and more.

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  • google - to find stuff

  • www.joelofsoftware.com - to read stuff (not much lately though)

  • www.codinghorror.com - to read stuff
  • stackoverflow - to ask stuff
  • immike.net - to learn stuff about regular expressions (please learn them)
  • lifehacker.com - to hack your life instead of my PC!
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Number one is google, by far...

but one of my other top sites that I have open all the time would be safari.oreilly.com - it's a pay service, but if your employer would be so kind as to fund it, I find it invaluable when the need for a coherent, published source is needed. Some topics are just too hard to scrounge around for answers sometimes.

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As an ASP.Net developer I really like the code samples at 4GuysFromRolla.com. They have great tutorials if you want to learn ASP.Net, or check them out to get a good collection of sample code.

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The only one I have bookmarked is PEP333.

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Great javascript/DOM resource http://javascriptkit.com/domref/index.shtml

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Mootools

Php manual

Mysql Manual

In addition to what everybody else has posted (I love TDWTF :D)

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43folders.com for learning how to get down to business

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C++ developers: cppreference.com

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currently web development goes in as many aspects and technologies, that we can't talk about one URL, even can't du that for every technology/language

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I have Firefox configured to open the mobile version of Google Reader (http://www.google.com/reader/i) in my sidebar with all the blogs/RSS feeds I've tagged as being development related, giving me a nice clean list of posts alongside whatever I'm working on.

This is by far my biggest learning resource as there's always something new or different being discussed and I literally pick up something new every day. It's not so useful as an instant reference for what I'm working on, but I have the Google search box in the menu bar for that!

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bookmark google? surely easily found along with many others quoted. i'd propose a shift in organisation, either through using history of FF3 or chrome, possibly combined with a tagging account such as ddelicious.

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Krugle has been quite helpful several times.

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AJAXIAN

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http://www.koders.com/ - Open Source Code Search Engine

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www.google.com To not ask annoying questions that have been asked before

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www.delicious.com Keeps me updated with newest news in the sector

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http://www.WhoIsTheCutest.com/

Because web developers are, by nature, insecure beings.

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http://localhost:8080
Need it a lot :)

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SlackerOverflow. That, and Google. But I don't need a bookmark for either.