How to Become a Front-end Developer [Roadmap]

Becoming a front-end developer is a great career path offering thousands of job opportunities that pay pretty well (at least 15,000+ opportunities offering a medium income of ~$70,000/year). There are many paths one can take on their journey to becoming a front-end developer, and to help make it easier for you to visualize your way forward, we’d like to share the following roadmap graphic with you.

The Front-end Developer Roadmap

frontend developer roadmap

What you should learn to become a Front-end Developer

To get you started on your path to becoming a front-end developer, we recommend that you consider taking the following free online courses that can be found on Elektev:

Responsive Website Basics: Code with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

In this course you will learn three key website programming and design languages: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. You will create a web page using basic elements to control layout and style. Additionally, your web page will support interactivity. Go to Course »

Responsive Web Design

In this course you will learn how to apply concepts from interaction design and human computer interaction in order to design and build an interactive, professional looking website. You will learn how to make your web page designs adapt to different screen sizes using responsive grid layouts. You will learn how to add navigation and other design elements, and you will learn how to separate data and display using JavaScript objects and templates. Go to Course »

JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON

In this course, you’ll look at the JavaScript language, and how it supports the Object-Oriented pattern, with a focus on the unique aspect of how JavaScript approaches OO. Go to Course »

Front-End Web Development with React

This course explores Javascript based front-end application development, and in particular the React library. Go to Course »

It can be hard getting started, but we’re always here at Elektev to offer resources and tips to help you move forward! Good luck!

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