What does a Front-End developer do?
The Front-End developer creates the website’s part on which the visitors navigate. This works with the web designers to create interactive experiences that make the internet a complex environment. The moment you clicked on this website, the Baboon servers sent information to your computer, information that transformed into the page you are seeing right now. Who wrote this code? A Front-End Developer!
- He is responsible for projecting and developing the web code the user faces
- He is responsible for optimizing web applications to increase the speed and the scalability
- He is responsible for creating easy to use applications/ software and prototype developing
- He is responsible for building unprecedented experiences for the users.
If HTML describes the project of a house, CSS describes the way the house should look. CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is responsible of the way a certain website looks like. Colors, fonts, even some of the animations are CSS controlled. As HTML, CSS is not a programming language (extension: stylesheet.css)
How to become a Front-End Developer
You would be surprised to find out that the first question to hear on an interview won’t be about your accreditations or where you’ve studied. Instead, you will be asked for a portfolio.
A Front-End Developer can build fantastic experiences that would interest certain people, and add them into a portfolio which will count on further interviews. Build websites that would delight your customers! Try new technologies! Develop yourself!
- Accumulate continuously new information;
- Gain experience by creating websites using the latest technologies;
- Get involved in an open-source community, which is tightly connected to the Front-End world.
A complete portfolio with all of your work will help you stand out and get the job you want – no matter the field you have studied in school!