In this article, we will discuss commonly asked questions related to becoming a front-end developer based on my personal experience.
Can I become a front-end developer in 6 months?
6 months is a very realistic timeframe for a beginner looking to become a front-end developer, provided that they spend few hours daily learning about it.
How hard is it to become a front-end developer?
I would rate front-end as medium level on the scale of difficulty, harder than building simple backend APIs but certainly not easier than advanced fields like machine learning, big data, etc.
Read more from css-tricks.com/front-end-development-is-development/.
Is front-end development Easy?
No, I found developing a simple front-end easy, however the front-end as a whole consists of a mixture of both simple and advanced concepts.
Can anyone become a front-end developer?
Yes, you need not be a computer science or Maths student to become a front-end developer as most front-end topics are self-taught.
Can I become a front-end developer without a degree?
Yes, becoming a front-end developer doesn’t require a degree as the majority of front-end concepts are not dependent on computer science fundamentals. Front-end is one of the few technologies where candidates without a degree are on par with college graduates.
Learn more about becoming a front-end developer without a degree from codecademy.com/blog/how-to-become-a-front-end-developer/.
Which is easier front end or backend?
In general, I found learning the backend easier than the front-end especially as a computer science graduate as many of the backend concepts like relational databases, object-oriented programming is part of the curriculum.
In addition, the front-end involves developing and styling the UI along with adding functionality to it, whereas the backend only requires only developing only functionality and UI is absent.
What should I learn to become a front-end developer?
You need to learn the following technologies in the order to become a front-end developer:
- HTML: It is used to create structure for the webpage and include any external JS/CSS files. HTML is the easiest to learn in the list and doesn’t have any prerequise to start learning.
- CSS: Webpage with HTML alone appears less attractive and usable for users, hence we include CSS file in the HTML page which add styles to HTML tags. CSS is used to specify alignment, size, color, etc of HTML elements. The basics of CSS is relatively easy to learn, however designing large webpages can get tricky and time consuming.
Learn more about how to become a front-end developer from usersnap.com/blog/how-to-become-a-front-end-developer/
Is Front End Developer a good career?
Learn more about the front-end developer path from bootcamp.ce.ucf.edu/blog/front-end-developer-career-path/.