There are a few things you have to know in order to be a front-end web developer. Where to start and what to learn. This guide will take you through the steps of becoming a front-end web developer.
First things first
Before we start seeing stuff on the screen, we have to make something out of nothing. We start at the basics of web developing: HTML. This markup language will draw shapes on the web page and display text.
HTML is not only very important, your whole markup will depend on it. Don’t touch CSS yet! We’ll come to that later.
CSS is worthless with a bad markup supporting it.
1. Learn HTML
Learning perfect HTML will take some time but it will really pay off later. It’s way easier to prevent mistakes and track down bugs when the markup is perfect.
Next step is what you’ve been waiting for; applying CSS.
2. Know CSS
- How to apply CSS
- Know all the important aspects of styling
- Learn about positioning
- Get to advanced CSS
You don’t have to be perfect at CSS. But being good at it will save a lot of time for your designer.
4. Pick your framework
jQuery might be the most popular one out there. Not without a reason! It’s easy to apply, it has great docs, maybe even easier to learn and does a wonderful job. Does require some plugins for extra functionality but it’s a really nice framework. Also has a large community.
In just a few step you can become a front-end web developer. This might take a while and it might take some time to get used to a language, but it will pay-off in the end.
There is a lot to be learned on the Internet and it is never too late to try out web development and make the web a little more exciting.