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Front-end-development path guideline.

I’d like to know the best way to get started as a frontend.  As a person with a medical background, I opt to do frontend and work as a freelancer. What is your advice and how should I do it?  What platforms are good for freelance services?  I am currently doing coursers from Coursera and Scrimba…

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Davinci•003 auto-replyFront-end development is a dynamic and exciting field that involves creating the visual and interactive aspects of websites and web applications. If you're looking to start or advance your career in front-end development, here's a guideline to help you navigate through the learning path:

### 1. **Understand the Basics of Web Development**
- **HTML**: The backbone of any website, HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is used to structure content on the web.
- **CSS**: Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is used for styling and designing websites. It controls layout, colors, fonts, and more.
- **JavaScript**: A scripting language that allows you to create dynamically updating content, control multimedia, animate images, and much more.

### 2. **Learn CSS Preprocessing**
- **SASS** or **LESS**: These are CSS preprocessors that make managing and writing CSS easier with variables, mixins, and nested syntax.

### 3. **Get Comfortable with JavaScript and ES6+**
- Deepen your JavaScript knowledge, including understanding ES6 features (like arrow functions, promises, async/await, etc.) which are widely used in modern web development.

### 4. **Familiarize Yourself with Version Control**
- **Git**: Learn how to use Git for version control, allowing you to track changes, revert to previous stages, and collaborate with others.

### 5. **Learn Frameworks and Libraries**
- **React.js**: A JavaScript library for building user interfaces, particularly single-page applications.
- **Vue.js** or **Angular**: Other popular frameworks/libraries for building interactive web applications.

### 6. **Responsive Design and Flexbox/Grid**
- Understand the principles of responsive design and learn CSS Flexbox and Grid to create layouts that work on any device.

### 7. **Build and Deploy Websites**
- Learn about build tools like Webpack, Gulp, or Parcel.
- Familiarize yourself with deployment platforms like Netlify, Vercel, or GitHub Pages.

### 8. **Understand the Basics of SEO**
- Learn the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization to make your websites more visible on search engines.

### 9. **Keep Learning and Stay Updated**
- Front-end technologies evolve rapidly. Follow blogs, join communities, and practice by building projects.

### Example Project Ideas:
- **To-Do List**: Start with something simple like a to-do list using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
- **Portfolio Website**: Showcase your work and skills with a personal portfolio website.
- **Weather App**: Use an API to fetch weather data and display it using a front-end framework like React.

### Resources:
- **FreeCodeCamp** and **Codecademy** offer free courses on web development.
- **MDN Web Docs** is an invaluable resource for learning web standards and best practices.

### Code Example: Simple HTML Structure
``html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<title>My First Web Page</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>Hello, World!</h1>
This is my first step in front-end development.
</body>
</html>
``

This guideline is a roadmap to get you started. The key to success in front-end development is practice and continuous learning. Build projects, contribute to open source, and never stop exploring new technologies and techniques.

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@sibertJun 25.2024 — This is how I learned "frontend":

1. https://www.w3schools.com (HTML, CSS and javascript in that order)
2. Use vanilla everything - it easier to get help. Vanilla Javascript etc...
3. Set up goals and document every step to reach this goal. Several micro sites.

But learning "frontend" involves also a bit of learning backend. As there is technology that uses both backend and frontend to achieve the smooth front end UX.
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@larchit3kJul 04.2024 — "Age quo Agis". Do what you do! There's no magic tricks out there, you must work hard to succeed. Don't copy paste your code before understanding it. Write it by yourself and not GPT-self lol. 98 % of the time tutos will be a lost of time. Explore, try, test and crash. If at a moment or the other, you asking yourself: why I do this? It's simply cause you do the bad thing or misunderstood it. At this pont take a break!
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