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Top Fascinating Web Development Projects in Github [For Beginners & Experienced]

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Top Fascinating Web Development Projects in Github [For Beginners & Experienced]

GitHub Web Development Projects 

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There are many facets to web development. Namely, there are two. You can either be the one who creates the client-side or front-end. The client-side designer deals with how the website looks like, which element goes where, and which way would make it best to design the website such that users get the best experience.

Front-end also is further divided into two parts, UI (or User Interface) or UX (or User Experience). Switching things over to the server-side, we see that the things you would be designing would be how each and every element in the website works. Meaning, you would be the one who would be designing the way the website interacts with the user and also all the things which happen in the background, like the addition of information to the databases.

You can either be one of the two that we mentioned, or you can be both. Yes, someone who can work on both the front and the backend is highly coveted. That person is known as a full-stack web developer. 

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So, if you happen to be interested in how web dev works or you want to become a web developer one the best way to gain that skill would be to do as many projects as you can. You can also look at various GitHub web development projects or GitHub web development project ideas, which should help you in getting a taste of what you will have to develop.

With that being said, we think it would be prudent to mention that there is another process that is increasingly becoming popular these days, and that is to make open-source contributions. 

Read: Full Stack Project Ideas & Topics

Open-source is those projects whose entire source code is available on the internet, and you can use the code as is without incurring any copyright violation into your projects. Contributing to opensource is considered to be the noble thing to do.

It improves the community as well as help you find like-minded people willing to work day and night to solve a particular problem. It is also one of the best ways to get a feel of what it is like to be a part of a big team before you are even employed.

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Needless to say that if you happen to have opensource contributions on your resume, it will automatically tip the scales in your favor and help you get selected. 

To help you save time and effort of searching for a project to find, we have created this list of the best GitHub web development projects and GitHub web development project ideas that we were able to find.

So, without any further ado, let us begin our list of the best GitHub web development projects.

GitHub web development project ideas

1. Front-end Checklist

This is a massive list of all the elements that, as a front-end developer, you should be checking or testing before you give the final green signal to the website. A team of man front-end engineers created this list, and it happens to be an amalgamation of all the years of knowledge that they were able to gather from being in the field of web dev.

Once you open the GitHub page of this project, you would be greeted with one of the best readmes that we have seen in a long time. You will be greeted with a table of contents, which would be in the form of a list. Each entry has the hyperlink to that exact place in the readme, so with one click, you would be able to navigate through this project. In the list of content, you will see that it has almost everything.

Form head to SEO, this project covers a very vast ground. You also would get a guide on how to use this project, meaning that they have defined three different tiers. One is the green tier, which means that the thing that they are showing on the checklist is optional, so if you happen to omit it, your project should work just fine.

The next tier is the yellow one. It means that this item on the list is highly recommended for being included in your project. In some cases, you could maybe omit this particular item; however, it would be best if you include this item in your project. The last one is the red tier, which means that this item cannot be omitted.

You have to include this in your project. With the help of these tiers, you shall be able to ascertain what to include and what to omit. There are not many issues available because this is not your typical project. It would be best if you focused on using this project into your workflow than to contribute to this project. 

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2. Awesome Scalability

Following the lead of the front-end checklist, Awesome Scalability is also one of those projects in which there is no code. It just advises. In this repo, you will find an excellent and comprehensive list used to show patterns that can be understood from the best scalable apps out in the market.

You will also see that all the concepts present in this repo are explained in the form of an article. They even feature particular case studies of some battle-tested and hardened systems used to serve millions and billions of users. In this readme, you will see that there are many prompts that go on and discuss some of the various things which would or could happen when you are running a system application.

There is also a complete and comprehensive list of all the different issues which you courol every possibly run into, and they also mention possible fixes. Like the repo which we have mentioned earlier, there are no issues, and you would not be able to contribute your code. However, the contribution is still possible. You should see the file, which is hosted on their GitHub page.

Also Read: Web Development Project Ideas & Topics For Beginners

3. Rocket

Few frameworks are as fast and as good as this Rocket framework. The rocket was created with the sole aim of improving security, extensibility, and useability. When you visit this GitHub page, you would be welcomed by a spotless and friendly interface. You will see documentation through which you would be able to learn how to use this framework in your own project.

You will also find a comprehensive list of examples that would be teaching you how you would use this in your own projects. You also find a dedicated section that would teach you how to build this project and test out what it can do.

There are about ninety-three issues that are available on this project. Which means there is a scope for you to improve upon this project. If you are thinking about contributing to this project, you would need to send in a comment or a message on the particular issue which you want to work on and wait till the issue is assigned to you.

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Also, you should go through the contribution guide and the code of conduct, which you will have to follow if you want to see your name as a contributor. There are about sixteen Pull Requests, which means that some of the work has already been done for you. You can also look at these PRs as a model to which you would be submitting.

You can take inspiration from the good PRs and see what to avoid when you see bad PR. Overall, you would have a fun experience if you happen to contribute or use this repo in one of your own projects. 

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These projects encompass the popular applications of programming. While all these projects require different tools under the umbrella of programming, they all have some things in common. Executing programming project ideas require willpower, perseverance, and a thirst for knowledge.

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Rohan Vats

Blog Author
Software Engineering Manager @ upGrad. Passionate about building large scale web apps with delightful experiences. In pursuit of transforming engineers into leaders.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1What makes GitHub so popular?

GitHub is the largest software development platform and cloud-based repository. Developers can access stored source code of computer programs and interact with a worldwide community of programmers to exchange ideas and learn. GitHub is an open-source platform where millions of programmers can view, review, download, and evaluate what other developers have worked on. Software developers from top organizations like Microsoft, IBM, Google, SAP, PayPal, and others, are among the contributors to this platform. GitHub offers convenient version-control features, secured cloud storage, and a wide range of continuous integration options for easier code development, automation, performance tuning, error monitoring, and task management.

2Are Git and GitHub the same?

Git is a tool used for implementing version control, which is necessary for tracking changes in the source code of a particular computer program. On the other hand, GitHub is a cloud service platform that is entirely web-based and used for hosting source code. This centralized version control system comprises Git repositories where the source code is stored. So, in other words, Git does not need GitHub support, but GitHub cannot function without Git. Plenty of resources are available on the Internet that explain Git and GitHub commands and how beginners can learn to use this repository from scratch.

3Is GitHub a safe platform?

With at least 40 million users and more than 190 million repositories, GitHub is the largest and most popular open-source version control system and repository. Whether GitHub offers secured storage is a common concern for anyone about to use it for the first time. GitHub is designed to help developers collaborate and grow, so the contributors must keep the platform secure by avoiding malicious code. When used as per the best practices and policies, GitHub is safe for developers to store their codes. However, developers should always be careful of what they download from the repositories. Also, GitHub can be unsafe upon failing to abide by the correct security practices.