4 Skills Every Front-end Developer Should Know!

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Web development is one of the Hottest current Tech trends and I assure you it’s going to stay as it is for a long time. If you are looking to start or thinking about learning Frontend Development, now is the time.

Becoming a Web Developer is not easy, also it’s not hard only if you have a proper and structured Road Map and master a particular Skill Set at a time.

Today, in this post we’ll see the 5 skills that you need to become a Pro Frontend developer. The only thing you need to do is practice these skills at a time by creating at least 5 projects per skill set.

So, let’s get started.

#4 Understanding Web & Browser –

Before starting to learn any web languages, you should know the fundamentals of the Web, Internet, network basics, client-server, and how the Browser works overall.

I recommend reading the MDN Blog on “How the web works?”, this blog will give you a brief idea about web development.

This will help you to understand how the Website works and will help in development.

#3 Web Languages –

HTML & CSS –

HTML or Hyper Text Markup Language is a technology that is used for creating text-based documents which can only be executed on a browser.

CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is a style sheet-based language to design the HTML document and make it presentable on the web.

Start your journey with HTML & CSS and then move on to the Advance CSS, build some projects and finally create a Portfolio. These two languages are enough for you to start earning, you can start creating and selling your own HTML Templates or Freelance as a web designer.

Check out:- Free HTML/CSS Courses on Youtube

JavaScript –

JavaScript is a high-level programming language and can be executed at both Client(browser) side and server-side. JavaScript is what makes the HTML pages interactive or alive.

To become a good Front-end developer, you need a good understanding of JavaScript in order to learn JavaScript Frameworks (which we’ll discuss in a while).

Check out JavaScript MDN Web Docs, these are by far the best JavaScript resource out there.

#2 Web Design Tools & Principles –

Frontend developers tend to work most of the time on designing the website. You need to have a good understanding of web design constraints like Colors, Typography, Responsiveness & Cross browser compatibility.

You should also be able to use some web design tools like Figma or Sketch to prototype your website before actually coding it. If these tools are too complex for you, then you can go with Canva, it’s super easy to get started with.

It’s not necessary, but having this knowledge can really enhance or boost your Front-end skills.

#1 Front-end Frameworks –

After learning the main three technologies HTML, CSS & JavaScript, now it’s time to enhance your development speed by learning these amazing Frameworks.

CSS Frameworks –

You can choose any CSS frameworks based on your development process. Here are some of the most popular CSS Frameworks,

If you are a beginner, I recommend you go with Materialize or Bootstrap to have a brief understanding of how CSS Frameworks work.

JavaScript Frameworks –

These are top 3 JS frameworks that are in-demand, though you can go with any one of those, it’s your choice.

Personally, if I had to choose, I would go with React or Vue, as they are much beginner-friendly. Make sure that your JS fundamentals are clear before rushing to these Frameworks.

Checkout:- Best Reactjs Courses on Youtube

Is that it?

No, there’s always more learning, above skills mentioned will definitely make you a Front-end Developer, but to be a better developer you need to be consistent with upgrading your skills and practice.

I hope this post was helpful, let us know if you’re going to start you’re journey as a Front-end Developer.

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