Nataly Birch July 12th, 2017

10 Helpful Cheat Sheets for Web Developers

Cheat sheets are great. They are one of those few things that both gurus and new kids on the block find extremely valuable. With a sea of different frameworks, libraries, and languages that could trip up the devil himself, there are more important things to do than holding all the instructions, attributes, functions etc. in your head. Such types of round-ups are simply irreplaceable. In 2017 the concise references are no longer presented as static images (though, there are still printable pdf versions) today cheat sheets are interactive with handy search and pleasant experience. Many of them are supplied with accompanying material like code snippets, live previews, and even control centers to conduct experiments. You can use them not only as quick guides but also as solvers of daily problems. Today we are going to share with you 10 cheat sheets that were made by web developers for web developers.

HTML Cheat Sheet

HTML Cheat Sheet is an interactive guide that covers all the HTML5 elements. Each item is provided with a description, code example, and live preview. By default, everything is organized in an alphabetical order, but you can explore the list by category as well. Creator:

CSS3 Animation CheatSheet

CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet is both a playground, where you can explore basic keyframe-based animations, and a set of reusable code snippets that you can quickly build into your project. Creator: Justin Aguilar License: Declared as Free, no proper license given.

CSS Grid Cheat Sheet

CSS Grid Cheat Sheet plays a role of an interactive visual guide with a possibility to create custom grids simply by adjusting parameters. Set columns, rows, gaps, height etc. and enjoy the result grid. Creator: Ali Alaa License: MIT.

Flex CheatSheet

Flex CheatSheet includes quick explanations of all the vital things concerning Flex technique. There are a code snippet and live preview that shows how the component behaves depending on the preset parameters. Analyze orientation, ordering, alignment, and flexibility. Creator: Yoksel

React Cheat Sheet

React Cheat Sheet is actually a collection of popular code snippets that comes in handy in numerous situations.  You will find in here: stateless components, ES6 classes, and conditional renderings. Creator: Petr Tichy

Flex Layout Attribute

Flex Layout Attribute is a small assistant that helps to create Flex layouts. It is shorthand that leverages custom attributes: 'layout' and 'self'. Much like in example 2, you can easily apply it to your projects: just insert it into the head section and freely use it inside your HTML file. Creator: Stefan Kovac License: MIT.

HTML Reference

HTML Reference is a guide to HTML attributes. From the get-go, you face a full list of all the elements with their respective types. Each one leads to its personal page, where you can find a short definition and a small example of usage. Creator: Jeremy Thomas License: MIT.

Robert Penner's easing cheatsheet by Edan Kwan

The easing cheatsheet by Edan Kwan is a playground with a small control panel where you can experiment with the time and speed of animation as well as choose the mode of displaying animation. By default, it is a line, but you can change it to blocks, cubes, and circles in order to spot the difference. Creator: Edan Kwan

Bootstrap 4 CheatSheet

Bootstrap 4 CheatSheet is presented as an interactive list where you can click on the desired element and get a corresponding code snippet and live preview. Note, the cheat sheet embraces all the classes inherent to Bootstrap, but you can highlight the new ones just by hitting the corresponding button. Creator: Hackerthemes


HTML5 Bot is a new round in web-based cheat sheets. It seems that old pdf-based cheat sheets will eventually become obsolete because of this charming assistant that quickly answer the questions concerning HTML5. Its task is to help select the proper HTML attribute regarding your situation. Creator: Vincent Bidaux

Nataly Birch

Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball. Visit her blog or follow her on twitter

One comment

  1. The article is really amazing and useful to all the developers who need it. This is the way one can learn many things to apply. Thanks for sharing.

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