What is Front End Development?

While web design is the way a website looks, front end development is how that design actually gets implemented on the web.

So, What Is a Front End Developer?

A front end web developer is the person who implements web designs through coding languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Though it’s not as common anymore, front end developers are/were sometimes called “client-side developers” to distinguish them from back end developers who program what goes on behind the scenes (like databases). If you head to any site, you can see the work of a front end developer everywhere—in the navigation, layouts including this article page, even the way that a site looks different from your phone (thanks to mobile-first or responsive design). Want more? You can read our guide on everything it takes to start a web developer career here.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, this article will break down some of the key skills front end web developers use on the job.

Repost from the http://www.skillcrush.com blog just to practice posting in WordPress.