‘Knowledge without understanding is useless’.
Hi, I’m Arpit Goyal, a web developer, have been working as a front-end developer from some years now.
What is front-end ?
Front end development is the development of those elements of a website that the customer sees and interacts with directly. It is a combination of programming skills (knowing which program to choose) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices).
Designers VS Developers
So now when we discuss the term “web design”, we’re really talking about those that work with Photoshop and Fireworks,
and Front-end Developers those that code using HTML, CSS and JS.
Goal Of a Front-end Developer
The goal of a front end developer is to create clear, easy, fast pages and interfaces that will make people understand and care about the information, by putting it in context, expose its legitimacy or lack thereof, and reveal their implicit or explicit interconnection.
Front-end is not just a pretty face, it’s the friendly, forward-looking interface of web development.
To many people, client-side/front-end development might be perceived as ‘making things pretty’ and, while it is a valid comment since we do make things look good, as good-looking things sell better, there are many other technologies that fall within this field that might be usually overlooked.
Here are some of them:
Cross-browser, cross-platform, cross-device functionality
Templates and CMS, web frameworks
I will be writing upon these much more soon, stay tuned till then 🙂