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Front-End Development – What & Why?

Nowadays, developers commonly refer to portions of their job as “front-end development.” Many individuals, however, are unaware of what front-end development is and why it is crucial for us. Do you wish to have a better understanding of this sector? To find out, keep reading!

What is front-End Development?

Front-end development is the sort of branch that deals with what users see on their end. In other words, it is the technique of building interactive interfaces. Interfaces of Web, mobile, and desktop are all examples of it. So, it consists of text, buttons, photos, and much more that we see on the web & mobile apps.

Let’s picture what we’d see if we didn’t have an interactive interface. Isn’t it all just incomprehensible codes? You can only grasp what’s going on if you’re a programmer. As a result of interactive interface development, non-developers can uniquely see the codes, allowing us to understand the purpose of a website or app and easily use it.

Thus, everything we see on websites or applications like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and similar ones collaborates between the front-end and back-end.

What is Backend Development?

The polar opposite of front-end development is back-end development. To land a project, front-end and back-end developers must collaborate. The back-end developers work on things we don’t see as ordinary users. Note that it describes the actions behind the scenes when a user performs a specific activity on a website. And, it is also known as server-side development.

So, databases, backend logic, APIs, and servers are its main areas of emphasis.

An Interesting Example of Front-End by Mayuko

Software Engineer & Youtuber Mayuko said, let’s pretend we need to withdraw some cash. Then we don’t just go to a bank and take whatever money we can get our hands-on. Basically, it doesn’t make any sense. Right? It will defy all banking regulations. Instead, we go to ATMs and withdraw the exact amount of money we require from our accounts.

ATM serves as a user interface in this case. Consider the ATM booth as a front-end development project. It allows people to interact with data securely and intuitively.

Technologies Used in Front-End

Front-end development is not an easy job. It includes a stack full of different technical knowledge. However, there are three crucial technologies that you need to know at first for front-end development

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. JavaScript


HyperText Markup Language, aka HTML, is a language for web page creation. Web pages read and understand these language files, then convert them into visuals and audibly organized web pages. And, it is not a programming language but rather a markup language. That way, it helps to achieve user interfaces.


Cascading Style Sheets, aka CSS, is a language for structuring the look and format of a document written in HTML (Markup Language). It helps to achieve visually engaging web or mobile app interfaces. CSS is applicable in XML document, plain XML, HTML, JavaScript, SVG and XUL files. So, this is a cornerstone technology for the front-end.


JavaScript (JS), also known as ECMAScript 262, is a high-level programming language that is dynamic, untyped, and interpreted. It is another essential technology for the creation of World Wide Web content. The technology has been integrated into all contemporary web browsers without the use of plug-ins.

However, there are more technologies for creating webpage, web, or mobile applications that you should know about before starting a front-end career. Technologies such as DOM, Web APIs, HTTP, URL, JSON, WCAG are a ‘must need’ for this particular sector.

Tasks of Front-End Development

The fields of front-end development are vast and diverse. Different companies that hire developers for projects give various tasks to handle. Though it varies from company to company, here is a list of tasks that are mandatory for this field.

1. Tools creation for better user experience

2. Design implementation on the web or mobile apps

3. User experience optimization

4. Bug fixing and testing codes quality & usability

5. Use of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to bring life to a project

6. Follow SEO best practices

7. Maintenance of a user interface

8. Software workflow management


The Market of Front-End Development

Front-end has emerged as a top market for the software development industry over the last decade. It is now one of the most in-demand professions. And, if you studied computer engineering, this is a grand time to advance your career in this field because the industry is not going away any time soon.

Although back-end developers get more average salaries than front-end, still in this sector, you can get at least $76,929 annually as a professional front-end developer (according to Glassdoor report).

Final Words

Finally, I’d want to emphasize that it makes no difference whether you pursue frontend or backend development as a profession. You may select any career as long as it is fascinating to you. As frontend is an essential part of the software development business, billions of users are dependent on this sector.

Even if you’re not interested in this particular industry, knowing the fundamentals of frontend development can help you better understand the digital market.

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