Web development skills are grossly categorised into front-end and backend development. Any web app development company must have skilled and experienced professionals comprising both frontend and backend developers. Frontend refers to all the client-side elements while the backend refers to the server-side elements. After understanding this basic difference you need to know what website frontend and backend functions are responsible for.
To help you understand in a simple way let us say that all the look and feel, UI & UX interface and features of a website that a user interacts with belong to front end while all the server-side coding and behind-the-scene output that helps these frontend elements to function belong to the backend. Both play an equally important role to deliver a useful and effective web experience.
As the required skills for frontend and backend development are different, generally the frontend and backend developers are hired separately for web development projects. If you are an aspiring frontend developer, you need to acquire certain skills and expertise in programming certain languages. Here throughout this post, we are going to explain these skills required for frontend development.
Every frontend developer must be versed with few technologies that for years have been synonymous with website development. Here we are going to explain 5 most crucial skills any frontend developer should acquire.
For building the client side web layout and look and feel of web pages, these two come as the basic technologies. Only with these two, you can create the look and feel of a web layout instead of plain text on the screen. While HTML is the most popular client-side scripting language, CSS helps to add style and ornamentation to help to make the content appear beautiful, appealing and useful for the users.
The final skill that any frontend developer cannot do without is debugging and app testing. Having bugs and coding errors in the development process is quite obvious and to prevent them from harming the app performance you need to clear the bugs. You also need to use unit testing frameworks to test specific areas of the website separately. Through unit testing, you can know how your website behaves and where you need to address the shortcomings.
All the above-mentioned technologies and frameworks are widely popular among frontend developers primarily because of their performance, comprehensive documentation, feature set, lower learning curve and flexible integration with other architectures.
WRITTEN BY: Kapil Antala
Kapil Antala is a Design Lead at CMARIX Technolabs Pvt. Ltd., a leading UI/UX Design Services Company with 12+ years experience. Kapil firmly believes that…
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