Front-end Path

Every web or mobile application has two parts: a front-end and a back-end. The front-end is what the user sees and interacts with. It’s the app on your phone or the website you visit. So, front-end developers are in charge of building beautiful, interactive user interfaces.

The average salary for a front-end Developer is $102,768 per year in the United States.

Here's what you need to learn to become a front-end developer:

Step 1: Master the Fundamentals

Front-end development starts with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The better you understand these concepts, the faster you can grow and learn more complex stuff.

HTML is a markup language that allows us to define the structure of web pages. With CSS we can make our web pages pretty. We can apply styles such as colors, fonts, paddings, etc. JavaScript is a programming language that allows us to add behaviour to our web pages. With JavaScript, you can implement features like what should happen when the user clicks on a button.

I don't currently have a course on HTML/CSS so you need to learn these elsewhere.

My JavaScript Basics for Beginners course is the ideal place to start.

If you know the basics well, the next course I recommend is Object-oriented Programming with JavaScript. It dives into more complex aspects of JavaScript that you frequently use.

Step 2: Learn a Front-end Tool

Modern applications are complex. That's where front-end tools (libraries/frameworks) come to the rescue. They help us build and ship applications faster.

The most popular front-end tools are React, Angular and Vue. If you're starting out, just focus on React. That's the most popular front-end library.

Once you master React, you can learn about other tools if you get a project that is built with that tool.

My React course teaches you everything you need from the basics to the advanced topics using a real project.

Once you master React, you can also learn React Native to build mobile apps. React Native is built on top of React, so it's the fastest transition to become a mobile developer.