What is front-end web development?

Nowadays everybody wants to learn programming and find a well-paid occupation. Considering the rapid development of IT sector in Armenia, it is wise to find the shortest way to the dream field and master skills through years. It doesn’t matter whether you have technical education or not, if you are motivated and hard-working, you can start your path in this field. Web development is easy to learn, and many people prefer this field. One can participate in a training course for two months and gain fundamental knowledge. However, if one is new to the field, terms such as front-end or back-end mean nothing. We would like to give you short introduction on front-end development and its tools.

What is front-end development?

A mix of programming and layout that powers the visuals and interactions of the web.

Is front-end or client-side the same?

They mean the same thing. For example, if a website were a house, front-end/client side web development would be the pretty exterior that gives the house character, or the host that invites guests in and makes them feel at home.

What is the difference between front-end and back-end web development?

Let’s imagine that a website is like a car. There are a lot of things inside of a car that help it run – make it speed up, slow down. All of these things you can’t really see – but are really important – that’s the back-end.

But then there are items that you directly use in the car to make it go: gas and brake pedals, steering wheels. And there are also a lot of things on that car that make it fun to drive and cool to look at: a racing stripe, a slick leather interior. All the stuff you can directly touch, see or hear is the front end.

What tools does one need to know to develop a client-side of a website?

Nowadays it is a must for any web developer to know HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Those ‘sexy’ terms look very complicated at first sight. But in reality they are very simple to understand and use.

  • HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)

HTML is the backbone of any website development process, without which a web page doesn’t exist. It is the HTML code that provides an overall framework of how the site will look. The latest version of HTML is called HTML5 which has new and efficient way of handling elements such as video and audio files.

  • CSS (Cascading Style Sheet)

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) controls the presentation aspect of the site and allows your site to have its own unique look.

  •  JavaScript

JavaScript is used to transform a static HTML page into a dynamic interface.

Is it enough to know those three elements to be a good programmer?

Web development (both front and back) changes quickly, arguably faster than almost any other development genre. That’s why to be in a good shape as a developer, one needs to update his/her skills and knowledge all the time. jQuery, AngularJS, Node.js are the next tools to learn on the basis of the above-mentioned three ones.

Everything that we see when using the web is a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript all being controlled by your computer’s browser. These include things like fonts, drop-down menus, buttons, transitions, sliders, contact forms, etc.

We hope, now everything is more clear for you and if you made up your mind and decided to learn web programming, it is the right time to register for the upcoming course. Call us at (010) 545 343;  (099) 545 343, (041) 545 343 and we will help you with any questions.