A smart skill with thousands of offline, online job opportunities – Front- End Web Development. But how to be a Front- End Web Developer? What exactly we need to know in order to become a Front- End Web Developer and Start our carrier as a Front- End Web Developer? Well, this is the most common question asked by thousands of people around the world every month who really want to be a Front- End Web Developer. No worry! In this post, I am going to explain you very details and let you people know step by step, what you need to learn to be a Front- End Web Developer. But before that let’s know, what exactly a Front- End Web Developer do? Or, the building which part of a running website is called Front- End Web Development?
Actually, there a lot’s of things happened behind the screen when a real-world website run online. Few different categories people worked behind to build a real-world website. These steps need to maintain to make and run a real-world website:
Make Sketch/ PSD/ JPEG Document based on the idea which you generate first.
Start coding and develop that Sketch/ PSD/ JPEG document to HTML/ Web document.
Add cool effects and make your website interactive to it visitors.
Develop and make website responsive and mobile friendly.
Develop a website for cross-browser performance.
Develop a website for the CMS platform.
Develop backend of a website- create and manage the database, create or develop a dashboard, manage content, manage server etc.
So, a list of staff. But don’t worry. All these things are not a Front- End Web Developer work!
Step- 1, 2, 3 is for UI/ UX or Web PSD Designer
Step- 4, 5, 6, 7 is for Front-End Developer
Step- 9 is for Back- End Developer.
Step- 8 work actually for Back- End Developer. But if you are a Front- End web developer and want to increase your value, better you learn CMS Development. Because by learning only this single topic, you will able to create a dynamic (a webpage is static when we build it using only HTML, CSS and JS) website.
We explained very details which are pretty boring, but I hope you now understand that what exactly a Front- End Web Developer does.
Now come to the main topic, “What you need to learn to be a Front- End Web Developer?”
To become a complete Front- End Web Developer, you need to learn-
HTML and CSS
Cross Browser Development
CSS Preprocessor- SASS
CMS Development – WordPress
HTML and CSS
HTML and CSS is the first language you need to learn to become a front-end web developer. HTML stands for Hyper Text Markup Language and CSS stand for Cascading Style Sheet. HTML used for building the layout/ structure of a website and CSS used for website style, color etc. In short, CSS used to develop a great looking website. Best thing is, by learning only HTML and CSS, you able to develop some basic layout websites!
After learning HTML and CSS next learn CSS grid system. CSS grid system helps you to create a complex layout very easily. CSS grid system also helps you develop a responsive website.
So, your first step- Learn HTML, CSS and CSS Grid Layout.
What is Bootstrap? Bootstrap is the most popular front-end web framework. Now to get a job as a front-end web developer, knowing bootstrap is the must. Bootstrap 4 is the latest version of the Bootstrap framework. Bootstrap is a pre-made CSS file where we find HTML and CSS based design template for almost every element we used to build a website. By using Bootstrap, you easily able to create a responsive web template. Why do we need to know Bootstrap? If we know bootstrap, it will help us to code fast and create awesome responsive web template very easily. It demands also high in Front-End Web Development job sector.
Cross Browser Development
Another important thing. Brower becomes modern and updated daily. But still there some lack. Sometimes browser like Microsoft EDGE, Safari, UC not support some CSS property, animations, JS property. So, in that case, we need to make them supported by using cross-browser development methods. But it is not a very hard task. You able to learn it within 15- 45 minutes.
Not mandatory but learning CSS preprocessor will speed up your work and make your customization job flexible and easier. CSS preprocessor adds an extra level to your CSS coding skill. Nowadays CSS Preprocessor SASS is the most wanted skill in the job sector.
So, that’s all. I hope you enjoy this post. If you have any correction or suggestion, drop a line on the comment section and I will highly appreciate it.
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