Working as a Front-End Developer: It's Magic!

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Working as a front-end developer gives you some magical tools to add to your repertoire. And learning code isn't as hard as you might think. Discover what the job prospects look like for front-end …

Working as a front-end developer gives you some magical tools to add to your repertoire. And learning code isn't as hard as you might think. Discover what the job prospects look like for front-end devs.

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  • 1. Copyright AfterCollege 2013On the Up and UpTry one of the many online resources like:How much can you make?$$$Learn more about careers in web development at blog.aftercollege.comWhat does a front-end developer do?Show me the money!Getting startedWorking as a front-endweb developerIt’s magic!Reading, PA:$117,260Sources: ConsCrash course in codingSan Francisco, CA:$101,660Step 1Code School ( ( ( jQuery ( 2Build a websitePost your web on a public space like GitHub( personal projects you’re passionate aboutStep 3Get an internshipThese top-rated companies offer internships in web development,user experience, & other related fields.ViacomMicrosoftAmazonNBC UniversalDon’t forget to search for internship and entry-level web developer opportunitieson AfterCollege majors applying for front-end developer jobsWhat type of job should I be looking for?• Front-end developer• Front-end engineer• User Interface developer• Web developerHow many lines of code...... in Google Chrome? Around 4.5 million... in Facebook? Around 9 million... in Android? Around 12 million... in Mac OS X? Around 86 millionSadly we can’t help you withadmission to Hogwarts,but we’ll show you a way tomake your words come to lifeas a front-end developer.- Not enough women in thefield- It’s annoying to have tosupport old, outdatedbrowsers- Can be stressful whenworking to a deadline+ Magical powers of makingyour ideas come to life onthe page+ You can be creative andlogical at the same time+ Tons of opportunities forgrowth & always somethingnew to learn+ HOT job marketWant to make bank as a developer?Better move to one of these areas, where the average salaryfor web developers is well above the national average.The best way to be sure is to read the job description.Which coding languages are you expected to know? If they’rethe ones you’re familiar with, you’re golden!It can get a little confusing with all the different job titlesthat are floating around. Here are a few of the most commonjob titles that are used for front-end type positions:Computer ScienceElectrical EngineeringComputer Science & EngineeringInformation Technology/MISElectrical & Computer EngineeringBusiness ManagementCommunicationComputer EngineeringComputer Engineering TechnologyComputer Engineering/HardwareGet it out thereLearn the basicsWrite code, code,and more code!Design and edit websitelayout and functionsWork with designersand project managersEstimate time andcost for projectsCSS -The “skin” that goes over the HTML, lets you skinparagraphs with fonts & colorsJavaScript -Lets you animate and add other effects; buildson HTML & CSSjQuery -A JavaScript library (like a set of shortcuts)Looking to add a few magical powersto your tool belt?HTML -Teaches you the standard elements you’ll see injust about every pagebetween 2010 & 20202010 2020Employment for web developers is expected toGROW22%Median annual wagefor web developersBottom 25% Top 25%$60,000$48,500$80,000San Jose, CA:$115,320Columbus, IN:$104,790Rochester, MN:$102,970h2{color: #696969;font-weight: 500;font-family: Arial;}<body>11 01 1011 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 01 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0