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Get a Developer Job Become a Front-End Dev.

How TO - Become a Front-End Developer

A Front-End Developer is someone who creates websites and web applications.

The Front-End Developer creates things that the user sees.

It is a popular job, and everyone can become a Front-End Developer.


Why become a Front-End Developer

It is fun and creative.

It is flexible - you can work from anywhere!

Many companies are looking for Front-End Developers.


What does a Front-End Developer do

The main responsibility of a Front-End Developer is the User interface.

Simply put, create things that the user sees.

Note: If you don't know what a Front-End Developer is, you can learn more about it in the What is a Front-End Developer tutorial.

The difference between Front-End and Back-End is that Front-End refers to how a web page looks, while back-end refers to how it works.

You also think of Front-End as client-side and Back-End as server-side.


Where do I start

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the basic languages you need to know to create a website.

To become a Front-End Developer, start with the subjects below, in the following order:

You have to code to learn how to code. Practice a lot!

  1. Create the structure with HTML. The first thing you have to learn is HTML, which is the standard markup language for creating web pages.
  2. Learn HTML »
  3. Style with CSS. The next step is to learn CSS, to set the layout of your web page with beautiful colors, fonts, and much more.
  4. Learn CSS »
  5. Make it interactive with JavaScript. After studying HTML and CSS, you should learn JavaScript to create dynamic and interactive web pages for your users.
  6. Learn JavaScript »

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Learn and practice JavaScript and CSS frameworks and libraries such as:

Knowing the frameworks and libraries will make you more attractive in the job market.

Learning RESTful APIs is a bonus. This will allow you to connect the Front-End to the Back-End and its logic.



Relevant skills

A Front-End Developer can have a big tool-box of skills.

Here are some:

  • Programming languages such as Python, PHP, and SQL
  • Problem-solving
  • Graphical design
  • Typography
  • Communication and collaboration
  • SEO

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