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Web development is a fun profession

Category : Website Design | Posted on 2021-06-05 00:17:53


Web development is a fun profession

The web design and development is full of amazing stories, where aspirants with minimal technology background have switched to web development career and are enjoying the change. Web design and development Programming is a great skill to have, it teaches an individual to think differently and opens the doors to a lot of job opportunities even in Covid-19 circumstances economy slowdown.

So, who is a web designer and developer and How can you become a front-end developer?

A web developer is an individual who utilizes a programming language to build web pages and applications. There are three types of web developers out there: front-end developers, back-end developers, and full-stack developers.

•             Front-end developer:  These specialists are responsible for building what you see and interact with on a web page or application. They transform a design, an image, or an idea into the code that allows web browsers to display the website. The job of the front-end developer may range from implementing the design to actually building full working applications which run within our browsers. In this role, an individual needs expertise in technology, development, and design to build amazing experiences. Starting in front-end is an easier road than if you start in back-end.

 •             Back-end developer: These specialists are responsible for designing and building the systems that will support our front-end application. For example, when you click the “save” button, the back-end developer will write with code the algorithms and logic responsible for receiving your request, process it, sent it to the customer email or store it in a database and send back the results to the users. The back-end code helps applications suitability across multiple devices, and/or storage of information locally or in the ‘cloud’.

•             Full-stack developer: These experts are those who can work both, front-end and back-end tasks.

 Let’s discuss the steps that you need to become a front-end developer. These steps are my recommendations, that I gather from years in the industry as a developer myself, working in multinational company and as an entrepreneur.

•             Learn HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

In order to become a front-end developer, the first thing you need to know is about how the web works. HTML is the language in which most websites are written and is used to create pages and make them functional. Not so much the design of it, but the structure and content itself. HTML works with a specific syntax of tags and nodes.

•             Learn Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

CSS, is a simple design language intended to simplify the process of making web pages visually appealing. It is a code syntax designed to style an HTML document and describes how HTML elements should be displayed on the screen. It allows developers to place the content in different positions on the screen, add colors, backgrounds, borders, fonts, animations, anything you need to match your design, is likely CSS supports it. Learning CSS is extremely important as it helps to create amazing designs to art, animations, it’s unbelievable.

•             Practice and Build Static Websites

Before jumping into the next step, make sure you practice a lot. You can now build static websites, start with the basics, move into more advanced features such as titles, menus, colors, images, backgrounds, etc. as you get used to it.

•             Learn JavaScript (JS)

Once you’re a little more comfortable with HTML and CSS, move on to JavaScript. JavaScript helps to create dynamic websites. It also allows individuals to dynamically change the contents of your page, meaning it has access to the HTML content. JS is a programming language, in fact, it’s one of the most popular programming languages today available, which has the particularity of running in web browsers, and thus it can be used for building web applications. It allows you to interact with your HTML by handling events such as the user clicking on an element, timed events, and much more. Learning JavaScript will be a gigantic step towards achieving your goal of becoming a web developer, it will likely be the hardest, so take your time with this one, it won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible.

Now you have the skills it’s time to show them off. It’s very popular among developers to showcase your skills using a portfolio website. A portfolio website is basically a collection of your best projects to showcase to employers or future customers.

•             Learn a Framework

It’s time now to step up your game and enter the world of frameworks. A framework is a set of functions and libraries that simplify the development tasks. One important thing here, there are many, many frameworks out there and you don’t need to learn them all. Choose one and start there, make a good choice, take one of the most popular frameworks out there, and master it. Perhaps you don’t like it, that’s alright, pick another and switch, but don’t try to learn at the beginning of all of them. Some of these frameworks are like a programming language on its own as they provide very specific ways to get things done. It may take some time to get used to them, but once you do, your productivity will boost.

 

You just started a life long journey, which provides amazing opportunities, enjoy it. The world of tech is constantly changing, and as developers working at the edge of technology, we need to do as well. Keeping yourself informed of the latest frameworks, techniques, programming languages, etc. is crucial to remain effective in the workplace

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