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Front End Web Development: Get Started

by Joe Eames

Learn all the basics of front end web development.

What you'll learn

Front end web development involves many different technologies, and the landscape is constantly changing. In this course you will learn the basics of all of the different aspects of front end web development, and how to hone and keep your skills up to date.

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Course FAQ

What is front end web development?

Front end web development is anything that users can view and interact with on the web. Front end web dev is mostly accomplished through HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

What is the difference between front end and back end?

A front end developer brings the design of the web site to life for users to see and engage with through fonts, buttons, images, colors, layout, etc. A back end developer works with the "behind the scenes" elements like security, networking, and other functions of web applications that users don't see.

What will I learn in this course?

In this course you will learn all about front end web dev, including:

  • Helpful web dev tools
  • HTML structure
  • CSS rules and concepts
  • Basic JavaScript concepts
  • Basics of HTTP
  • Browser capabilities and tools
  • Basic libraries & tools (jQuery, etc.)
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

Anyone who wants to learn front end web development should take this course! Especially useful for aspiring web developers - whether pursuing just front end or full-stack.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

Before starting, you should have at least a basic understanding of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. If not, you will still benefit from this course, but may take longer to grasp certain concepts. You should also be comfortable with browsers and how to navigate them.

About the author

Joe began his love of programming on an Apple III in BASIC. Although his preferred language is JavaScript, he has worked professionally with just about every major Microsoft language. He is currently a consultant and full time author for Pluralsight. Joe has always had a strong interest in education, and has worked both full and part time as a technical teacher for over ten years. He is a frequent blogger and speaker, organizer of ng-conf, the AngularJS conference (, and a paneli... more

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