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Every time I search for some CSS or Javascript feature the first three or four results are always from w3schools. I want MDN! Any good tricks or sites that does not involve searching directly on MDN? Some Google filter add-on perhaps?

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  • 5
    You could just add a - tag to exclude w3schools.
  • 6
    You can !mdn in duckduckgo
  • 8
    You can also add mdn after your search term. That does the trick for me.
  • 6
    Add "-site:w3schools.com" to the end of the search
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    Mdn anywhere in the query will do the trick
  • 4
    Search term site:developer.mozilla.org

    But you could just create a custom search in your browser, most support it
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    so y'all realize he was just asking whether google had a preference huh 😂

    @ScriptedCoded w3 is 7 or 8 years older that mdn so that could be something to do with it 🤷🏻‍♂️
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    @M1sf3t Of course. Everyone prefers DDG ;) And that age thing could probably have something to do with it...

    @PrivateGER @terraria99 @620hun All those are quite long, and I don't think I'll ever learn to type it...

    @spacemarshall @Commodore Yeah, that makes sense... Guess I'll go for that one. Thanks!
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    @ScriptCoded @ganjaman i know somebody that doesnt use the duck 😅
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    What's wrong with w3schools?
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    @ScriptCoded yeah, that’s why I would create a custom search in the browser
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    @retnikt on principal I refuse to use it based on the massive scam they run offering a certificate for $99 when they are neither endorsed by or in any way associated to the actual W3c and intentially chose that domain to create the illusion of an association in order to scam young developers out of Thier money for something that completely worthless.
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    @retnikt Often not very concise nor to the point. Broad explanations that often do not give the full description or technical details that you often want to know about certain features.
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    @RTRMS Wow I actually didn't know that. (Note to self: do not get w3schools cert)
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    @ScriptCoded I've noticed that, but I've seen that on MDN too
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    @retnikt No doubt, but I've never experienced it as much as over at w3s
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    @retnikt found out back when I was a junior, company would have paid for it, but naturally you need to justify any education expenses so I did considerable research into them.

    There was even a law suite filed against them by W3c re the domain, can't recall why they lost though.

    For the most part online certs are pretty worthless baring a few well recognised names, and naturally one would assume W3 school is the offspring of W3c and in turn assume the cert was of value similar to something like free code camp, Adobe, harvardx. While in reality it'd be less valueable than a cert in Web dev issued by reddit.
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