Are you a Front-End Developer?
Behind every beautiful website is a talented front-end developer. These aesthetically-inclined coders possess the logical capacity to build the functional part of websites users interact with. They are sharp, innovative and committed to constantly improving their technique. Sound like you? Read on.
Here’s what a front-end developer does day-to-day:
- Work with designers to implement the elements that give a site or native application its desired look and feel.
Front-end developers are born collaborators, top-notch communicators, keen problem solvers, visually-minded and tenacious when it comes to staying on the cutting edge of constantly evolving industry best practices. Do you have what it takes?
CSS, or Cascading Style Sheet, is the language responsible for the look and feel of a website that user is most aware of when interacting with it. Front end developers inject CSS into HTML to manipulate things like color, fonts, headers, footers, alignment and more. CSS can even be used to alter the underlying structure of a page as it appears to the user.
If you’re ready to dive in, the first step is to get a handle on these three languages and useful frameworks within them (like Angular and Ember). Codecademy is a great (free) place to start getting familiar. Contributing to open sourced projects is another great way to test your skills and work with other developers. Plus, it looks great on a resume.
When you’re ready to dive into a career in front-end development, hands-on instruction from experienced engineers who know the skills you need to be competitive could be your next step. Galvanize’s 24-week web development course provides this and access to the network you need to be successful.
Are you ready to dive in? What will you build?