Front End Developer

Rarely do we surf the web and think twice about the people responsible for the websites we visit. Which really only means they’re doing their job very well.

 And what a job that is! A Front End Developer leverages code to convert data to a graphical interface, so users can view and interact with that data. Simply put, they’re the reason we can use websites the way we do.

 Curious to know what makes a proper Front End Developer? Allow us to explain.

What is a Front End Developer?

Front End Development, sometimes called ‘client-side development,’ is the process of implementing HTML, CSS and JavaScript to build a website or web application. The goal of this is to create a smooth experience for the user who ultimately views and interacts with these.

It is therefore important that upon opening the site, users are presented with information that is relevant and easy to read. There are three key points a Front End Developer must focus on when building a site or app:

– Accessibility: users now use many different devices with varying screen sizes and resolutions, so developers must ensure their site opens up correctly in browsers on all devices (responsive web design)

– Performance: render time is a key indicator of performance, the site needs to open quickly

– Speedy Development: the release of new technologies enables speedy development and saves time

Let’s look at which tools a Front End Developer uses next.

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Front End Developer Tools

For any type of Front End Developer basic to advanced HTML, CSS, JavaScript, DOM, HTTP/URL and browser skills are expected. There are also a number of tools and platforms available for web development, such as WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. These can easily be used to speed up the development process.

Let’s take a quick look at the basics:

– HTML: Hyper Text Markup Language is essential for building websites and functions as a framework upon which the rest can be built. Hyper Text indicates the text has links embedded (hyperlinks). 

– CSS: Cascading Style Sheets is in control of your website’s presentation. This method allows for style sheets, which rest upon style rules, to be triggered by input such as screen size and resolution.

– JavaScript: JavaScript transforms static HTML pages into dynamic interfaces. It makes use of the Document Object Model to manipulate web pages in response to user input. It can also be used to retrieve content from the web and react to server side events.

– WebAssembly: The only alternative to JavaScript for running code in web browsers (without the help of plug-ins like Flash or Java). It is supported by all major browsers from major vendors (Google, Apple, etc.). Generally developers don’t program in WebAssembly, but use other languages that compile to it.

A good Front End Developer will surely have all these technologies in his toolkit. And yet the right developer for you may need some extra skills, depending on your company’s needs. Haven’t figured out yet what exactly that might be? Don’t worry, just click the button and we’ll take it from there

Why SHORE teams?

At SHORE teams, we aim to help you find the absolute best developers through our network of 100+ partners. We’ve vetted each of these partners thoroughly. They’ve gone through an extensive onboarding process. During this time we extensively researched their development processes, technology stacks and specialties, online reviews and testimonials.

With our worldwide pool of 15,000+ technical talents, we’ll provide you with the best Front End developers for your scaling needs. We’ll connect you with the right development partner and advise your decision-making process when needed. We function as a broker during the whole process and manage to keep this service free of charge.

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