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The future of frontend development


The environment of front-end development is changing dramatically, thanks to technological developments, artificial intelligence (AI), and the growth of no-code/low-code platforms.

So let's look at the changing trends and examine the future of frontend development.

🤖 Machine Learning (AI):

One popular concern in the technology world is whether artificial intelligence (AI) will replace frontend developers over the next decade.

The truth is that AI cannot replace human intelligence, but rather revolutionizes the way humans operate.

AI-powered automation will handle regular jobs, freeing up developer's time for more complicated, high-level tasks and innovative projects.

As AI grows, front-end developers are encouraged to adapt and improve their skill sets in order to work effectively with AI tools and technologies.

“If AI can do most jobs better than humans, we need to figure out how to share those resources so everyone has a good life.”
Sam Altman – CEO of OpenAI

😨 Concerns About Losing Your Job:

While AI and automation are expected to impact certain aspects of front-end development, the fear of job displacement is largely unfounded.

AI is a tool, and its effectiveness depends on the person using it. Developers who adopt AI and make the most of its potential will be at the new wave of innovation, guaranteeing a stable and dynamic career.

🪴📈 Job Outlook and Opportunities:

The job outlook for front-end developers is promising.

Let's look at some examples:

According to Zippia, here are some average salaries for front-end developers based on their job titles in the USA:

Mobile Applications Developer: $99,257

Web Application Developer: $85,840

Applications Developer: $89,205

Software Developer: $87,521

Lead Web Developer: $108,800

Front-end developers make $44.3 an hour on average, with the finance sector paying the highest wages for these professionals.

🙅‍♂️ Adapting to No-Code/Low-Code Platforms:

Apart from artificial intelligence, the emergence of low-code/no-code platforms is also changing the face of front-end development.

These platforms enable anyone with no prior coding knowledge to create visually appealing and useful websites and applications.

In order to be flexible and in-demand, front-end developers must adjust to this shifting environment by being aware of these platforms and implementing them into their workflow.

And here is what I found to be the best AI tool (recently released) for frontend developers to work with UI/UX designers.

🤖🦾Figjam AI:

If you need a quick design for a presentation or website, FigJam AI has ready-made templates. And it works smoothly with Figma, your favorite design platform. Just tell it what you want, draw a little, and boom – your idea comes alive!

The majority (73% or more) of designers use Figma to create web and mobile app blueprints.

Considering this trend, frontend developers need to grasp Figma to collaborate with UI/UX designers. Setting that aside, as a frontend developer, having some basic design skills can be beneficial and Figma can assist with that.

Figjam AI image

The coolest thing about Figma is that it supports Dev Mode and offers tips to improve your designs, plus it handles boring tasks for you. Give FigJam AI a try and it's currently free for all.

👏 Conclusion:

The future of front-end development holds exciting possibilities, with AI, machine learning, and no-code/low-code platforms taking places.

Front-end developers need to adapt to these developments and keep learning new skills in order to remain competitive in a field that offers creativity and flexibility.

Front-end developers are in high demand, and those that can adapt to the changing market will have many chances to succeed in the years to come.

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Top comments (11)

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Rense Bakker

Low-code is a hype that's already blowing over imho. It won't go away, but it won't get larger either. Unless you mean tools that help generate code for full-code applications, I expect those to get more traction especially as they get better with the help of AI.

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Figma's own website illustrates the problem with low/no-code platforms.

You might be able to "create visually appealing and useful websites and applications." But most people do not have the design skills to do that. Anyone who has taken the time to learn basic coding skills should have at least and appreciation of what makes a website usable.

On Figma's site, it's impossible to find content with all the distracting comment bubbles popping in and out, I'm betting it would fail WCAG because of it. (Do you really want your website to possibly trigger an epileptic seizure?).

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Programming with Shahan

This is a great example of low- or no-code problems. But I believe it will be much better in the future as AI improves.

riobrewster profile image

I'm not sure how. Good design is hard and there are far more examples of bad design out there. You probably aren't old enough to remember Geo-cities and MySpace, but trust me - the more non-professionals there are building websites, the worse it will get. If AI tools work by making inferences from large samples data, and there are more bad examples than good...

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Dave Brener

Low-code/no-code tools definitely have a place in terms of fast site iteration for small to medium-size business. Most clients I've encountered want a site that looks good and can be built very quickly for a fraction of the cost.

Will it replace traditional web devs? Not at all, but I do think it has a place in the industry.

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Perfectly said. It can't replace traditional web devs........ YET.

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Rohan Singhvi

Developers can try out Dualite as a design to code tool for reducing their redundant UI development work:

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This was useful. Thanks.

rizbern profile image

Low-code is a hype that's already blowing over imho. It won't go away, but it won't get larger either. Unless you mean tools that help generate code for full-code applications, I expect those to get more traction especially as they get better with the help of AI.

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Promotion for figma, not useful

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