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WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE HIRING A FRONT END DEVELOPER

A front end developer deploys web designs and functionalities through client side technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The design and the outlook of the website are the main concerns of a front end developer. Let us look at some numbers to understand the prominence. According t Market Research Future,

  • The global web app development market is expected to reach a value of $9,336 Million by 2023.
  • The CAGR expected to be exhibited by the market is 21% from 2018 to 2023.

AI and service oriented architecture are driving this humungous growth in the market. Innovations, M&A, and cost effective product portfolios can be implemented to sustain in this highly competitive landscape. Let us now understand the market of the technologies used in front end development.

  • HTML is used by 92.9% of all websites among which 3% uses HTML5.
  • Currently 562,819 websites use CSS.
  • CSS also enjoys a 04% market share.
  • Over 4,281,000 websites have been created using JavaScript.

Pondering over the above given statistics, Orion eSolutions understands that the tech needs to be married with the trends in order to effectively deploy solutions. Now we come to the core concern of this discussion. What qualities do you gauge when hiring a front end development partner for your business needs? We have come up with a list of five crucial front end development skills you need to consider in 2021.

 

SKILLS TO LOOK FOR IN A FRONT END DEVELOPER

HTML and CSS

Any front end developer needs to know Hypertext Markup Language and Cascading Style Sheets like the back of their hands. It is the fundamental building blocks for a website.

  1. JavaScript

JS and jQuery needs to be in the toolkit for ay front end developer. Interactive features such as audio, games, videos, scrolling, page animations, and other aesthetically pleasing features can be added through JS and any developer worth their salt must be proficient in this tech.

  1. Frameworks

The CSS and JavaScript tools or frameworks need to be understood. This enables reusability of codes. Code components for basic site functionalities can be found in these framework libraries. It saves the developer a lot of time. Some JS frameworks are good for building sophisticated user interfaces as well.

  1. CSS Preprocessors

CSS preprocessors such as SASS, LESS, and Stylus enables developers to code in the preprocessor’s language. The preprocessor then converts the language to work with the website. His can help save time by eliminating the need to write repetitive codes.

  1. Developer Tools

Software development tools and version control must also be in the expertise list of any front-end developer. Tracking and controlling changes in the source code eliminates the need to start over in case any mishap occurs.

  1. Responsive Design

Front end developers must understand the possibility of a single application being used across devices. The pages need to readjust, the functionalities need to reassess, and the elements need to reposition themselves based on the device. And all this must happen seamlessly.

The above mentioned list of expertise cannot be overlooked whatsoever. In order to safely hand over your front end development requirements, you need to make sure that the developers you are hiring are proficient in these fields. Let us conclude on that note.

 

CONCLUSION

Hiring a front end developer can be a tedious task. You have to look at their technical prowess as well as non-technical aspects. Orion eSolutions can help. We have already done the task of hiring the best front end developers in the market. All you have to do is partner with us. In addition to the above mentioned skills, we are also proficient in automation, web performance, and testing for front end development practices. Orion marries our understanding of the tech and our industry insights to your business need to sculpt the most effective solution to boost your business. Get in touch today to see how your business can scale by employing the best practices in front end development.

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