When searching for web development jobs, you’ll find a wide variety of requirements. Languages, frameworks, and methodologies may differ, but there are two aspects of web development that will be common for all jobs: front end and back end. Some jobs may require full-stack skills, but full-stack is merely a combination of front end and back end. The purpose of this article is to explain fronted vs back end web development from a professional point of view.
Front end Development
The front end of an application is distinctly human. It’s what the user sees, touches and experiences. In this respect, empathy is a required characteristic of a good front end developer. The front end of an application is less about code and more about how a user will interpret the interface into an experience.
That experience can be the difference between a billion-dollar company and complete collapse. If you were a MySpace user in 2004, you were probably content with the experience. But once you started to use Facebook, you almost certainly had a better experience. You realized that you could socialize with a simpler design, no flashing banner ads, easy-to-find friends, etc. Facebook and MySpace had a lot of differences under the hood as well (back end), but at least part of Facebook’s triumph can be attributed to a better front end and user experience.
The technical skills required to be a front end developer commonly include:
- HTML – All code in a web application is eventually translated to HTML. It’s the language that web browsers understand and use to display information to users. A web developer’s understanding of HTML is analogous to a carpenter’s understanding of a screwdriver. It’s so important and necessary that it’s often assumed for employment.
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- CSS – By itself, HTML is quite plain. HTML does provide some basic style options, but to build a good frontend, developers must have experience with CSS. CSS provides the paint, templates, glitter, buttons, tassel, lights, and many other things that can be used to improve the presentation of a web page. CSS is so commonly used that languages have been built to make writing CSS easier.
- These languages – like Sass and LESS – are also known as CSS precompilers, but they are simply used to write more efficient and manageable CSS code.