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Hire Front End Developers

Front End Developers

Hire Front End Developers

Today, the world is spending more and more time on the Internet to accomplish tasks or seek entertainment. Every time someone searches for some information, there are multiple links that get thrown up in the results. People sometimes spend as little as milliseconds browsing your web page before moving on to others and finally picking one up to go ahead. Therefore, for businesses, it is not just important to come up in the search results but also equally essential to ensure a good user experience. The adage of the first impression is the best impression stands good in this matter. A whopping 94% of people surveyed said that their first impressions relate to the website design.

Website design includes many important factors, the prime one being its look and feel, especially of the landing page where people get to when they click on search result links. The other factors are ease of navigation, link connectivity, response time, accessibility, and so on. The branding of a business is linked with its website also. Also, people tend to relate to the colors and look and feel there. When the people who land up on a web page explore further, it has chances of going all the way to becoming a purchase and generating revenue.

This brings to the fore the importance of front-end developers, who give life to a website design and create the multiple screens that we interact with on a day-to-day basis. Simply put, they are the ones who create the visual appeal through what is referred to as the user interfaces of the web pages. The user interfaces make for a large part of the user experience, making or breaking online businesses.

    1. The Key Technologies

      HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is one of the key front-end technologies used to create a web page structure. It helps define multiple web page elements like header, paragraphs, and other content like pictures, videos, or any other media files. This is done with the simple English-like syntax of HTML called tags. Whatever is defined in the HTML file can be seen and accessed through a browser, which interprets and renders the page. The Hypertext allows for navigation through links, the markups are what the tags define, and language helps define and put all this together as code. The latest version of HTML that is being used is HTML5, released in 2014. It provides features like offline media storage support, video playback, drag and drop, 2D canvas drawing, geolocation, and a few more.

      All the content defined through the HTML page needs to be rendered on the browser with a pleasing look and feel. This is where the CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) comes in; It defines how the HTML elements are supposed to be presented. It includes the layout and the look-and-feel like color, font face, font color, margins, and more. The CSS interacts with the HTML elements and acts as an extension to the front-end developers’ capabilities. There are many CSS frameworks and also multiple ways of implementing them like external CSS, internal CSS, and inline styles. It depends on the understanding of the front-end developer to study the website design and ensure the most optimum web page that appeals to the intended audience.

      Along with the content and the rendering, there should also be some action that brings these web pages alive. JavaScript makes it possible to make the web pages dynamic by allowing for user interaction. Elements like pop-ups, menu choices, link navigation, form submission are all made possible through JavaScript. It comes with its framework and libraries, allowing front-end developers a wide variety of choices to code intelligently.

      Some of the frameworks are Angular, Vue.js, and Ember.js, while libraries such as React, JQuery, D3.js, etc., add to the functionality of JavaScript. Another term often found in front-end development is REST (Representational State Transfer). It’s an architectural style applied to the front-end and backend communication. It is lightweight and has guidelines to interact with a web service through RESTful services and APIs.

    2. Front End Development - The Nuances

      Since front-end development is responsible for attracting the users and ensuring that they further navigate through a website, they play a very important role. They need to understand the various trends in the industry, know what their audiences like, and ensure that the right information is available in the right and pleasing format. Simply put, they need to think beyond just rendering the website design and put themselves into the shoes of a user before coding. Some of the important nuances that help them with it are:

      Responsive designs: Most people access the Internet through their smartphones or other devices, not necessarily through a desktop or a laptop. If a front-end developer goofs up, then the web page renders differently on different devices. It could also mean that some elements of the page may not render properly or may not be visible, etc. This is unacceptable in today’s scenario as it means the user experience goes for a toss, defeating the whole purpose. Hence every front-end developer should consider responsive design to ensure that the web pages look and function alike across various devices.

      Accessibility: Ensuring all sections of the society can access the web page with ease is another aspect that front-end developers should consider. This means people with different abilities can easily access the page and navigate it to ensure a good user experience. This also includes converting content into auditory output for visually impaired users through a braille keyboard or even for illiterate users. It could also mean a simple screen layout, bigger fonts, etc.

      Performance: A front-end developer should equally worry about the performance of the website and not think that it solely the responsibility of the backend developers. The code needs to be optimized to the maximum extent, with possibilities of reuse and recycling. Scaling should also be another possibility that should be kept in mind, and coding best practices to be kept in mind to ensure this.

Expertise Required

Requirements - hard skills

  • Proficient in writing, testing, and implementing UI/UX designs, with a good sense of visual appeal.
  • Extensive experience in JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, and associated libraries and frameworks. (AngularJS, ReactJS, REST services, and APIs, etc.)
  • Experience working on one or more mid to large-size projects, mostly on the user interface.
  • Experience working with front-end components and their integration with server-side components.
  • Good understanding of front-end development best practices, with code optimization for functionality, performance, and scalability.
  • Good knowledge of database programming and SQL concepts.
  • Intrinsic interest in the latest trends in front-end development.
  • Creating mockups and prototypes, if required.
  • A self-learner attitude, especially with the emerging technologies.
  • Complete ownership of assigned tasks and timely status reporting to multiple stakeholders, if required.
  • Good understanding of various testing methodologies/tools and unit testing of code.
  • Good understanding of versioning tools like Git/SVN, etc.

Experience

Front-end developers form an important part of the development team’s arsenal as they are responsible for customer interfacing components. The success of the project may well depend on the way they understand and code the various web pages. Junior front-end developers may be given smaller tasks like implementing HTML and CSS-based pages. They may then progress to JavaScript and other elements like working with APIs, evaluating frameworks, etc. Senior front-end developers are expected to have a hang of visual appeal and functionality. They should also be able to guide the junior front-end developers on mockups, frameworks, APIs, and testing and compliances.

  • Total end-to-end ownership of the modules/project as assigned, along with team responsibility.
  • Ensuring timely delivery of high-quality code while mentoring junior members.
  • Managing dynamic project requirements by constantly interacting with multiple stakeholders.
  • Evaluating and ensuring minimum risk in project timelines and technologies adopted.
  • An innovative and proactive approach to problem resolution, both technical and non-technical.
  • Understanding the product roadmap working towards its success.
  • Performing code reviews to ensure best practice compliances.

Salary Structure

Choosing the right front-end developers is essential for the success of the project. The versatility of the front-end developers working on the project will truly prove to be the differentiating factor. Hence, it is important to reach out and find the right set of people to bring your project to life. We at Skuad can help you hire the best front-end developer talent in the industry, tailored to meet your requirements.

Experience Avg Salary
Entry Level $65,338
Mid-Career $78,000
Late Career $87,000

Industry Expertise

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