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Frontend Developer Roadmap.

We must get to know who a frontend developer is before discussing what we need to get started with Frontend Development.

So who is a Frontend Developer?

There are numerous interpretations, and no single universally accepted definition exists. Frontend development is sometimes associated with web development such as websites or web applications, while other times it is associated with computer programs. At this point, we'll stick to web development.

The area of web development that focuses on what users view on their end is considered the front-end development. It entails converting backend developers' code into a graphical interface and ensuring that data is displayed in an easy-to-read and style.

“Front-end web development, also known as client-side development, is the practice of producing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for a website or Web Application so that a user can see and interact with them directly (Source: Frontend Masters).

Now the next thing would be to know what web design is.

Web design encompasses many different skills and disciplines in the production and maintenance of websites. The different areas of web design include web graphic design; user interface design (UI design); authoring, including standardized code and proprietary software; user experience design (UX design); and search engine optimization. Often many individuals will work in teams covering different aspects of the design process, although some designers will cover them all. (Source: Wikipedia)

In conclusion, web design is how a website looks, while front-end development is how that design gets implemented on the web. Finally, the Frontend developer is the one who implements the design using tools like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and many more.

At this point, I wouldn't want to bore you with definitions, so here are the top 5 roadmap tips for getting started with front-end web development.

Tip 1: Start With the Basics
To build a website, you must first understand the web, how it is organized, and how your program fits within it. You should be able to understand what the Internet is all about. How the internet works. What is HTTP? How your browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox work. Finally, how does DNS work?

Good basic knowledge of this will get you started.

Tip 2: Learn and Familiarize HTML, CSS & JavaScript
•HTML

The skeleton of a webpage is provided by HTML. Learn the fundamentals of HTML, including the basic tags, how to construct semantic HTML, basic SEO, and how to break your websites into sections for easier styling.

•CSS

CSS is a styling language. With CSS we can add beauty to our HTML markup. Simply put, HTML specifies the text, whereas CSS describes how the material should be formatted. CSS completely affects everything about the page's appearance.

•JavaScript

After our content is structured in HTML, and then styled with CSS the next important thing would be to add some features to it. We can use JavaScript to add dynamic components and flexibilities to your website. JavaScript allows you to add interactivity to your pages. Some examples are adding, click interactions, pop-ups, interactive maps, animations, and updates, and so on.

Tip 3: Practice and Practice then Build something.
It is important that you consistently practice what you've learned. In doing so, you're building your memory muscle.

You can join the Dev communities like Frontendmentor.

Take different challenges and try solving them.

Finally, I would advise you to choose a project, it could be a Facebook clone, Twitter clone, a calculator, or anything that would help you master your improvement.

I have put together some important links to resources that would help your front-end Development. If you have to go through them over again, please do not hesitate as it would benefit you in the long run.

✓ Watch HTML Full Course For Absolute Beginners

✓ Watch CSS complete Course For Absolute Beginners

✓ JavaScript Tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkZNo7MFNFg&t=1s

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Patrick Chan

Cover quite the basic steps. Going to be nice if the more advanced stuffs are written also.

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Engr. Promise Author

I have a resource for intermediate to advance

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Engr. Promise Author

Working on publishing something soon on advance steps for intermediate.