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Ekaterine Mitagvaria
Ekaterine Mitagvaria

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How to Get Started with the Basics of Front-End Development

First and foremost, it is important to understand that web development is a constantly evolving field and there are always new technologies and tools being developed. However, the basics of web development will always remain the same, and it is important to have a solid understanding of the basics before moving on to more advanced topics.

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The first thing that beginner front-end developers should learn is HTML. HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the foundation of all websites and is used to structure and organize content on a webpage. Without a proper understanding of HTML, it will be difficult to create a functional website.

Once you have a solid understanding of HTML, the next step is to learn CSS. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is used to control the layout and design of a website. It allows developers to separate the presentation of a website from the content, making it easier to maintain and update the design of a website.

Finally, after having a good foundation in HTML and CSS, it's time to learn JavaScript. JavaScript is a programming language that allows developers to create interactive and dynamic web pages. It's a powerful tool that can be used to create things like image sliders, form validation, and interactive maps. For beginners, JavaScript can be a little challenging, but with practice and persistence, it will get better.

In addition to learning JavaScript, I recommend that beginners also choose a JavaScript framework such as ReactJS, VueJS or AngularJS to help them build web applications more efficiently. These frameworks provide a set of pre-built components and functions that can be easily integrated into a website, making it easier to create complex functionality.

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Before learning any frameworks, you don't have to a master in HTML, CSS or JavaScript. Do not get stuck in one thing way too long and try to move on to the next one when you feel more confident and do not have to google every single thing all the time. You will always be able to get back to HTMl or CSS and you actually will have to.

However do not move to frameworks way too early and make sure you are confident in JavaScript, a bit higher than just the basics. However you still don't have to be a master of JavaScript to move to the framework.

In conclusion, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the foundation of web development and it's important for beginner front-end developers to have a solid understanding of these technologies before moving on to more advanced topics. With persistence and practice, you will be able to master these technologies and create beautiful and functional web pages.

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Really nice read, @catherineisonline! :) PS: the cat gifs are life goals!😆🙌

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Ekaterine Mitagvaria

Haha, thank you!