Questions about beginners resources have been coming fast and furious lately; let’s build a list!
I’m not the first to have been asked recently about resources for those new to standards, and I won’t be the last.
But I have a hard time fielding these questions too, because I’ve stopped looking for (or even keeping track of) the types of resources that cover basic principles. I’m aware of WestCiv’s great free courses. I know of MaxDesign’s growing list of tutorials. I recommend DWWS to anyone who will listen. But comprehensive resources that assume no prior knowledge? It’s been a long time since I’ve seen one of those.
So, rather than respond to each person individually and point them to books that are probably too advanced for the people they’re trying to teach, I figured I’d open up this question for feedback and see if collaboratively there’s enough knowledge to build a good list of beginner’s resources.
Ground rules: any resource is fair game, online or off. Use discretion and ask yourself whether it’s something that would be truly educational for a person with no previous web knowledge at all, or at least no experience beyond old-school tables. Try to make this a useful list for a true beginner, instead of a list of what you found interesting reading last week.