This is the roadmap that I wish I had when I was starting out to become a frontend developer I came up with this roadmap which helps with the goal to becoming an all-rounded developer.
Lets dive in.
- Who is a front-end developer??
- okay, now who are backend developers?
- So how to become a front-end developer??
- what else do you need to do?
Know what you are getting into
Don’t rush into frontend developer just because it’s trending or because your friend tells you that you’ll get a higher pay if you become a FE developer instead understand what this profession is all about
–>why do companies hire developers??
–>what problems are you expected to solve??
–>what are your responsibilities as a developer??
Who is a front-end developer??
Whether you enjoy using a website or are super prepared to click the fastest button out of it is partly a result of the design of the website, behind the immersive experience you get is a programmer we professionally refer to as a front-end developer. A front-end developer is responsible for building the layout of a website from scratch including various icons and toggles that users rely on to get a service done. They work in sync with UI UX designers and back-end developers with a mandate to ensure that web pages are purpose-built and alluring.
okay, now who are backend developers?
Back-end developers do the exact opposite of frontenders do as a programmer in the field you are expected to implement all the background stuff like development of the infrastructure, database and Communications etc. While front-end developers major in what a consumer sees, back-end guys design and observe supporting elements.
Full stack developers on the other hand mastered both Specialties and can crisscross their separate mechanics.
So how to become a front-end developer??
Develop your skills
you can use it for site maintenance and the distribution of style across web pages one way to enhance your skills with this language is by learning how it interacts with frameworks like bootstrap tailwind CSS.
Create portfolio/craft your case study
Create a portfolio also do not want to miss out on selling yourself at every opportunity one way to do this is by creating a portfolio where you can present the stuff you created to others for criticism and invent newer tricks from there not every project you include at the early stages of your front-end Development Career must be client project for emphasis the focus on cultivating your technical skill this does not mean you should exclude developing soft skills as well as you become better at communication and implementation.
Put yourself out there
Now that you’re on track it’s time to get more exposure you can connect with like-minded people joining global or local communities and tech products or design it helps you get to know people and learn from the experiences. I also highly encourage you to document your learnings as I suggest linkedin or twitter.
Your learnings can be documented in a written form by documenting your learnings it increases your chances of being seen by recruiters or companies.
what else do you need to do?
Practice well first thing to intensively practice coding you quickly become a pro by improving your skills consistently the work you put into familiarizing the easier it comes to you and the be the jobs you can land connected to this is the need to stay on top of emerging technologies to keep your techniques refined and up to date you can access tons of online developer communities where you meet new coders share ideas.
Apply for jobs
Apply for jobs now that you’ve got your case studies ready you’ve already talked to people in the industry i think it’s time for you to start creating your portfolio and your resume and start applying for jobs.
Refine your resume at this stage and double check your case study and portfolio for any careless mistakes make sure all your links really work and apply for jobs include a cover letter if you have to.
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Do you think there are other strategies and inspiring front-end developer can apply what other skills should be learned for hiring purposes, leave your thoughts in the comments section.
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