What is Front-End Development? 

What is Front-End Development? 

In recent years web development has received a lot of attention and the reason is obviously the increased number of internet users. In fact, everything starts with someone creating a website, providing its visual side, functions, ensuring fast response, secureness, and efficient work and after all that work we see the final products on our screens. Developing a website usually consists of 2 parts: back-end and front-end, and only by combining those two elements, one can complete the task. Front-end development is the process of converting data into a graphical interface, through the use of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. If you’re wondering what exactly front-end web development is and how to become a front-end developer, that’s exactly what we are going to discuss in this blog post. 

What does a front-end developer do?

Everything, that a logged-in user or a website guest sees, is a front-end development product. Front-end developers are the ones, who take care of the interface of websites and applications, and are responsible for the so-called “client-side”. Analyzing code, designing, and debugging are also parts of a front-end developer’s job. Since the front-end is responsible for the visual side of the website, the front-end developer’s job is to transform the code written by the back-end developer into a graphical interface and turn the site or app into an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand product. Without a front-end developer, we would only see some incomprehensible code, so the final product, that we see while scrolling through our favorite webpages is the result of the joint work of the back-end and front-end developers or in some cases the work and dedication of the full stack developer. 

Taking care of the interfaces of sites and applications is only one part of the front-end developer’s work; In addition, the specialist also checks whether those webpage and apps are fully available on different gadgets – smartphones, tablets, laptops. Users visit websites through different browsers, that’s why front-end developer always ensures that each of them works without any issues. To make coded data user-friendly, front-end developers utilize different programming languages, including HyperText Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript.

What does a software developer do?

You know that phone application you trust so much? Or that computer game that you still love to play? That computer program that helps you plan your budget? All of them are created by software developers. 

Software developers are creative problem solvers, who develop all sorts of software. Some developers create specific programs or applications, others focus on networks and underlying systems. Basically, there are 2 types of software developers: systems software developers and applications software developers. 

Typically, a software developer analyzes the needs of the users and only then begins to create the product, test it and solve the problem. To imagine step by step:

  • Mapping the design
  • Drafting the process steps
  • Creating flowcharts
  • Building models and diagrams
  • Providing that data to the programmer, which will write the code for the planned program. 
  • The software developer should also consider future upgrades and test the software. 
 

How to be a software developer?

If you want to start a new career as a software developer, there are 5 simple rules, that will help you:

  1. Set a clear goal – what exactly do you want to achieve? Say it out loud and remember it through the whole journey. 
  2. Chose a programming language to learn; You should know at least a few languages to build a good understanding of how they work. 
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask questions – there are experienced specialists that will gladly guide you through your education and development. Surround yourself with like-minded people and your goal will be easily achievable.  
  4. Learn how to read other people’s code – that’s a useful tool for becoming a good software developer. Just visit the relevant websites and look through the documentation, read the source codes and try to understand, how that program is working. 
  5. Practical experience is important – chose the programming language you are comfortable with and build projects; Not only will you develop useful skills and enhance your learning, but you may as well find a potential employer. 
 

 

What does html stand for ?

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a programming language that is used to make up web pages and online apps. HTML users can create sections and structure them by using elements, attributes, and tags. 

If we imagine websites as buildings, then we should think of HTML as building blocks. Through this programming language, the developer describes and marks the content that is later perceived correctly by the browser. For example, the visual of a blog post in HTML code looks like <img>, and the Internet browser realizes that it has to show the image. HTML is one of the easiest languages in web programming that novice developers can learn at an early stage and soon realize that life is not just about # 000000 and #FFFFFF.

 

What is markup? 

A markup language is a computer language that uses special tags to format and change the overall view of the document. Simply put, markup is the set of instructions for the text on how it should be displayed. The markup looks nothing like programming syntax, it can be easily read by humans and contain standard words. A very simple and easy-to-understand example of markup is when a student in high school is highlighting certain sentences in his textbook. He does so to indicate that highlighted text is more important than the rest. The highlight color is considered markup. In computer processing, the Markup language is a system for separating texts; When text is processed and displayed on the interface, Markup does not appear to users and only provides text formatting.

 

Is JavaScript a Programming Language ? 

JavaScript is a programming language that allows the user to add complex functionality on web pages. This scripting language enables programmers to create dynamically updating content, animate images, and control multimedia. 

Javascript makes it possible to change website content based on the actions and choices of the user. For example: when we complete a test on a website and choose one of the possible answers after which we see the answer or result, it is all thanks to JavaScript. Through this software language, websites become diverse, and user experiences get more attractive and interesting. 

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