What Skills Are Necessary for a Front-End Developer? - theCoderSchool Blog

What Skills Are Necessary for a Front-End Developer?

Front-end web development is also known as client-side development. It is the practice of converting data to a graphical interface for users to view and interact with through a digital platform.

A front-end developer develops and designs websites and applications using web tools and technologies (i.e. HTML, CSS, and JavaScript).

Here are some of the necessary skills:

HTML and CSS

HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) is one of the most essential components of web coding. It’s the standard markup language that’s used to create websites and applications. Basically, it indicates how text can be displayed as images, tables, links, and, of course, text.

Source: www.w3schools.com

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a stylesheet language used to describe how the HTML components are displayed. CSS creates the actual viewable design.

Source: www.w3schools.com

HTML = Content
CSS = How the content is displayed

Together HTML and CSS are the backbone of any website development process. Without these, a designed web page would not exist.

JavaScript

JavaScript is an event-based programming language that creates an interactive element on web pages and applications. It is used to transform a static HTML page into a dynamic interface. In other words, JavaScript allows the user to manipulate something on the webpage — without having to reload. Examples of JavaScript include calculators, animated graphics, interactive maps and content updates.

Source: www.w3schools.com

 

Utilizing HTML, CSS and JavaScript are essential for individuals who love coding — or who are seeking a career in web development.

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