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12 Web Developers to Follow on Twitter

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Most web developers should already be familiar with Twitter, if only because of its ability to quickly target traffic to a website. Many web developers use this social media platform as a sort of RSS feed -- basically a dumping ground for new links to their blogs and websites.

While there is certainly nothing wrong with this in itself, if you've been on Twitter for a few years but haven't logged on for a while, or if you're looking to break in as a web developer, you may be selling yourself short.

If you are new to Twitter, or looking to use Twitter as a tool to find a job as a web developer, check out our guide on using it using Twitter to advance your IT career.

Top 12 People to Follow for Web Developers

While this list is by no means exhaustive, here are a dozen people to start following. Ten of these are recognized leaders in their fields, with specialties ranging from straight HTML to the inner-workings of PHP and JavaScript. Of course, the more active you are on Twitter, the more people you will find.

Eric A. Meyer @meyerweb is an expert in CSS and HTML, designs, standards, and browsers. He talks about everything from the big picture to the intricate details like unit-less line-heights.

Pete Cashmore @mashable While CEP and founder of Mashable.com Pete Cashmore may not be responsible for all, if any, of his tweets these days, Mashable is still a leading source for web-related news and resources for all things web-related.

John Resig @jeresig is the Dean of Computer Science at Khan Academy and the father of JQuery JavaScript library. The author of two books, Resig also runs the , which posts openings in the field.

Joel Spolsky @spolsky is the co-founder of Fog Creek Software and Stack Overflow.

Molly E. Holzschlag @mollydotcom is an expert in HTML, HTML5, XHTML and CSS, among other things and the author of several books. An invited expert to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Holzschlag was also a speaker at this year's Ladies Who Code conference in New York.

Marco Arment @marcoarment , formerly of Tumblr, is the creator of Instapaper. For those new to the Internet, Instapaper is a tool for saving web pages to your computer or mobile device for reading later.

Rey Bango @reybango promotes JavaScript, CSS and HTML development for Microsoft. He is also a member of the JQuery JavaScript Library's Core Project Team.

David Heinemeier Hansson @dhh is the creator of Ruby on Rails and is a partner at 37signals. His book, Rework, co-authored with Jason Fried, was a New York Times bestseller. His other books include Getting Real, a guide to starting a successful web business and Agile Web Development with Rails.

Blake Ross @blakeross is a cofounder of Firefox and is now the Director of Product at Facebook. Ross has been involved with the cutting edge of web development since 1999 when he was an engineer at Netscape.

Matt Mullenweg @photomatt is the founder of Automattic, the company that started WordPress, as well as Gravatar, Askimet, VaultPress, Polldaddy and other web standards. Among his many mentionables, Mullenweg was listed as one of Forbes' most influential angel investors in 2012.

Freelance Jobs @jobomaniac posts freelance web developer, software developer, graphic design and related jobs on Twitter. Generally, you'll find a couple dozen jobs posted each day.

CyberCoders @CC_InfoTech is a national IT recruiting firm that regularly posts web development and software development job openings.

To follow these profiles all at once, as well as several others in web development you will probably want to check out, you can follow our Twitter Web List as well. If there is a web developer or industry guru you think should be added to this list, let us know on Twitter.

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