Everything You Need to Know About Working as a Front-End Developer

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Some people talk about being right-brained or left-brained, but that type of opposition doesn’t really apply to you. You have excellent taste and a flair for design, but you also enjoy problem-solving and logical thinking. If you’re wondering what job will let you put it all together, read on to learn all about front-end development.

Front-end developers create all the aspects of a website that you interact with (this ranges from choosing the fonts and colors to deciding what will happen when the person visiting the site clicks a button or types something into a box).

This job does require some technical knowledge (you’ll need to be familiar with coding languages like CSS and HTML), but by no means do you have to be a Computer Science major. A lot of people who have language or musical backgrounds find their way into this field and discover a lot of similarities between these disciplines. Want to learn more about the basics of what front-end devs do and what you need to know to become one? We break it all down very simply for you here: How to Become a Front-End Developer: A Crash Course in Coding.

If you’re wondering where the front-end dev jobs are and what a typical salary might be, we cover all that and more in this infographic: Working as a Front-End Developer: It’s Magic!

Still hungry for more knowledge? We’ve scoured the web (so you don’t have to) in order to find the best content about working as a front-end dev. Check out our 13 Essential Resources for Learning about Front-End Development.

Can you keep a secret? Neither can we. That’s why we compiled this list of 5 Not-So-Hidden Secrets About Working as a Web Developer.

And if you’d like to know what it’s like to work as a web developer (especially if you’re a woman), check out our interview with Jennifer Gilbert, who made a career change from editing to web development in a matter of months.

For more resources, just click on the “Front-End Developer” tag—and don’t forget to look for front-end developer jobs on AfterCollege.


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