Best Newsletters for Web Developers in 2021

December 04, 2020

Best Newsletters for Web Developers in 2021

Here is a list of the best newsletters for web developers in 2021.

By best I mean my favorite.

Of the many great newsletters available for web developers, these are the 10 that I find give me a well-rounded perspective on current trends and must-know developments in our field with minimal redundancy and maximal entertainment value.

Note: This post is an update from my Best Newsletters for Web Developers in 2020.

Best Newsletters for Web Developers in 2021

Hacker Newsletter

If you subscribe to only one newsletter, this is it. It’s all here.

📨 Hacker Newsletter


TL;DR is a daily dose of tech news curated for web developers. There are of course links to the big stories but also interesting GitHub repos and projects.


JavaScript Weekly

In addition to updates on the rapidly evolving JavaScript ecosystem, this newsletter is loaded with tutorials for every skill level as well as links to new and interesting projects. And if you want to really nerd out, you can sign up for its sister publications, Node Weekly and React Status, but note that the most important stories bubble up to JavaScript Weekly.

📨 JavaScript Weekly

Weekly Mozilla News Beat

This week’s internet news, from awesome to awful, brought to you by the nonprofit dedicated to keeping the Internet a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.

📨 Weekly Mozilla News Beat

Dev Tips

Umar’s Dev Tips are a refreshing change of pace for your text-based inbox. Delivered daily, each tip is an animated screenshot GIF demonstrating useful web APIS, CSS tricks, and things you didn’t know you could do with DevTools.

📨 Dev Tips


Pointer addresses concerns related to management, both inter- and intra- personal. There is something perspective-changing in every issue, no matter where you are in your career trajectory as a web developer.

📨 Pointer

History of the Web

There is no urgency in reading this newsletter as it is all old news, but it is definitely in the need-to-know category. Each issue is a deep-dive into a ‘forgotten’ history of the web. The issues are always fascinating and always informative. It’s also now a podcast and a series on CSS Tricks.

📨 History of the Web

Programming Digest

This understated missive is excellent in its lean curation of high-level, language-agnostic articles on its stated topic. I look forward to its arrival every Sunday morning.

📨 Programming Digest

The Overflow

Stack Overflow launched a newsletter in late 2019 and week-over-week it delivers a collection of great questions from their community, news and articles from their blog, and awesome links from around the web.

📨 The Overflow

Weekend Reads

Last but not least, the newsletter that equips me with memes for Monday. It’s a humorous mix of tweets, videos and GIFs (mostly) related to web development. Educational and entertaining!

📨 Weekend Reads

📰 Best Newsletters for Web Developers?

What are your best newsletters? Let me know on Twitter @jarednielsen

Producing and publishing a professional newsletter is a time-consuming process requiring careful consideration of both content and layout. If you become a subscriber to any of the above, say thanks by checking out their sponsor offerings or consider making a contribution.

Profile picture

Want to level up your problem solving skills? I write a bi-weekly newsletter about programming, problem solving and lifelong learning. Join now