Front-End Developer

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Front End Developers

Front End Developers often use HTML, CSS, and Javascript to program a website or to integrate with a CMS system. Whereas a designer is more focused on the way a website looks, a front end developer is focused on the way a website works. They use programming languages and coding to instruct a website on how to work. Some front end developers hand-code, while others use available open source code.

Front End Developers determine the structure and design of a website. They are the ones who are in charge of making sure that they enhance the website functionality and make for an enjoyable and smooth experience for its users. Front End Developers will collaborate with graphic and web designers at times in order to find a balance between functional and aesthetic design.

Key skills that are important for Front End Developers to develop are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Proficiency with programs like HTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery
  • Knowledge of server-side CSS
  • Experience with graphic design programs such as Adobe Illustrator
  • An understanding of cross-browser and cross-platform concepts and concerns

Day-to-day tasks for Front End Developers can involve a variety of responsibilities. They can find themselves producing HTML and CSS template design in order to integrate it into desktop and mobile websites or web applications. Oftentimes they will work closely with design, business, and technical counterparts in order to ensure that all aspects of their designs are accurate.

There is a multitude of synonymic job titles for Front-End Developers such as Front-End Engineer, JavaScript Developer/Full-stack JavaScript Developer, CSS/HTML Developer, Front-End Web Designer, Web/Front-End User Interface (UI) Developer/Engineer, Front-End SEO Expert, web programmer, and Front-End Accessibility Expert.

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