Front-End Web Development

Front end development manages everything that users visually sees first in their browser or application. Front end developers are responsible for the look and feel of a site.

PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES USED IN FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPMENT

Front end languages include HTML,CSS and JAVASCRIPT. You’ll also learn tons about responsive design along with typography, layout, grid system and much more. In order to become front end developer you do not need to know the skills about back-end developer. Sites created by front-end developer won’t interact with information stored on database in order to be functional. The content will be “fixed”, meaning that large pieces of new data will not be constantly uploaded. Small business owners and employer usually have great example of static sites.

HTML(HYPER TEXT MARKUP LANGUAGE) CSS(CASCADING STYLE SHEET) JAVASCRIPT
  • HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the standard language used to build documents that are translated into web pages. HTML code is interpreted by your web browser to generate images, animation, text, and other components. The properties of each element are defined by the HTML code you write. This can be tweaked and polished by the designer. Many web design interfaces or templates create HTML code automatically. You still need to understand the code if you want to fine-tune pages or fix errors that can occur.
  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is used with HTML to define consistent styles and formatting rules through an entire site. HTML dictates what to display, CSS dictates how to display it. For example, you can create a text heading in HTML and then make it blue using CSS. The main advantage of using CSS is that you can change all heading colors at the same time, rather than going through HTML code and changing several headings separately. CSS is a powerful tool to create consistent themes on your site. Before learning CSS you should have a basic understanding of HTML.
  • JavaScript is another indispensable skill that every front-end developer should master. While HTML and CSS play an important role, they’re extremely limited when it comes to developing more advanced user interfaces. JavaScript is needed for websites that plan on incorporating interactive elements and features. Whether you feel the need to use animation elements, audio, video, or even games, JavaScript is the go-to tool to bring your vision alive. It includes a built-in library called jQuery which can dramatically speed up development work.

JOBS POSITIONS IN FRONT-END DEVELOPER

There are various job positions for front-end developers. It is important to remember that while one little may require specific duties at one company.; it may mean something completely different at another, so it is always best to have a clear understanding of what that specific roles entail.

  • Front End Developer
  • Web Designer
  • UI/UX designers are front-end developers who focus on User Interface and User Experience respectively. UI designers have the visual aspects of the design of the site while UX designers conduct multiple user testing to ensure the site is working well with preferred users.

 A front-end developer with 1-4 years of experience receives around 4,50,000 per annum as compensation. With an experience of 5-9 years, you can easily make around Rs. 8,44,000 per annum. A veteran in the field with Rs. 10-19 years of experience expectedly earns around 1,375,000 per annum.

FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Thinking about the front-end development for a career? Check out these courses which are freely available on Youtube. For easy access study and some best websites with an ultimate guide through Front-End Web Development.

  • design course
  • CodeWithHarry
  • Edureka
  • Codecademy
  • Udemy
  • Coursera

How to improve FRONT-END DEVELOPMENT skills.

When starting out in front-end, you might not be sure where to start. There are so many options available not only programming language-wise, but regarding tools, frameworks, and technologies as well.

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill…..

WILBUR WRIGHT

Learn HTML and CSS.

I guess there is no way around it. Learn HTML & CSS. Because Basics matter.

Their are many available courses are readily available to learn HTML & CSS. The thing is how to get started.

First things first. Sign up at Online courses like Coursera or GeeksforGeeks. After finishing some initial courses, go ahead and create some static web pages and iterate over and over again.

I also recommend developing some small UI elements for practicing your newly learned HTML & CSS skills. Codecademy is a great playground for that. Browse other people’s projects and participate in the community there.

Build things.

Playing around with (small) UI elements is one thing. Creating an actual landing page or website is something different. At some point, you will eventually start using JavaScript snippets.

Don’t forget to challenge yourself by building first responsive elements.

We Shape our buildings; thereafter they change us.

Winston Churchill

Putting these two together, build to learn! There’s no better way to learn than to get your hands dirty. You’ve probably heard this a hundred times by now, but it is for a good reason why this is the advice most often dished out.

Responsive Design.

These days we use any number of computers, phones, and tablets to look at web pages. Ever notice how these pages adjust themselves to the device you’re using without doing anything on your end? This is due to responsive design. Understanding responsive design principles and how to implement them on the coding site is key to front end development.

Great design is so many things all at the same time. It is emotional, functional, and responsive. It creates an unwritten dialogue, a connection, between itself and those who experience it. It is open to interpretation yet created for a specific purpose. It creates meaning and value.

Marcel Wanders

One cool thing to keep in mind regarding responsive design is that it’s an intrinsic part of CSS frameworks like the aforementioned Bootstrap. These skills are all interconnected as you learn one you’ll often be making progress in the others at the same time.

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