Learn Essential Web Design Languages to be a Professional Frontend Developer

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Have you ever looked at your favorite website and wondered how it has been designed? Have you looked at the way it was laid out, the way the buttons triggered when you clicked them, or any other part and thought, “I wish I could do that”?This is part of front-end development. The way a website looks is web design, whereas front-end development is how that design actually gets implemented on the web. Web designing courses in India run across the country by dissimilar institutes providing certificate and diploma courses in web design.

Front-end developers generally use HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for coding of the website and web app designs. The code will execute inside the user’s browser (as opposed to a back-end developer, whose code runs on the web server). They’re also responsible for making sure that there are no bugs on the front-end code, and also that the design appears same across various platforms and browsers.

Whether you are looking to change careers and become a web professional or just starting out as a web designer, there are some web design languages that you need if you want to be successful in this industry. The following list of language/skills, represent some of the key areas of knowledge that you should learn to add to your repertoire as you begin down the path to become a website designer.

Essential Web Design Languages to Learn

1.    HTML

One of the most important part of the web designer’s skill set is HTML. For many, this markup language is their first step into the world of web design. It is the foundation of how websites are built.

  • Even if you plan on using WYSIWYG (which stands for What You See Is What You Get) editors or a CMS for most of your career, having knowledge in HTML will give you an understanding on how those tools work and give you so much more control over your work.  
  • It is understood by most browsers like Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

2.    CSS

While HTML dictates the structure of sites, CSS handles the visual appearance. As such, CSS is another incredibly most important language that designers can learn.

  • Using CSS, we are able to create rules and can apply that rules to many elements within our website. It has many advantages like when site-wide changes are required by our client. As web content and their styling are completely separated, we can make those changes in a style sheet and have its effect on every applicable element.

3.    JavaScript and AJAX

JavaScript is world’s most popular and most widely client-side scripting language. It lets you have dynamic, interactive elements on your page. It is used in the functionality of contact forms, changing image carousels, auto-suggest / auto-fill fields. Full form of AJAX is “Asynchronous JavaScript and XML”. It is not a new or single technology. In fact, it is a cluster of existing technologies (i.e HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, etc.) which are combined together to build modern applications.

  • Several renowned games are developed using JavaScript. Some examples are Frog hop, Backgammon, Checkers, Tic Tac Toe and many more. For drawing graphics on the web page HTML canvas is used with the JavaScript. It can be used to make photo compositions or to do simple animations or to draw graphs.
  • As you scroll down, new content appears in Facebook and Twitter, all thanks to AJAX. Also to up vote or down vote a question or an answer on Stack Overflow, an AJAX call is triggered. Multiple AJAX requests are executed if you search for something on Google or YouTube.

4.    jQuery

jQuery is not a language but a JavaScript library. It is a well written compact JavaScript code and by writing a very small amount of code can increase the productivity of developer and enables them to handle critical UI functionality in websites.

  • It is very light weighted and cross-platform JavaScript library. Its punch lines peaks that “write less do more”. You can manipulate the HTML document by writing very less code i.e. you can do animating, event handling and etc.
  • As it is very light weighted, it decreases the loading time of web pages. Because of this, browsers like Google and Bing uses jQuery. People who are having knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can easily learn and use jQuery.

5.    JavaScript Frameworks

JS frameworks (including Angular, Backbone, Ember, and ReactJS) give a ready-made structure to your JavaScript code. For different needs there are several types of frameworks, though the four mentioned are the most popular.

  • These frameworks really speed up development by giving you a jumpstart, and can libraries like jQuery can be used to minimize how much from-scratch coding you have to do.

6.    Bootstrap

It is a front-end framework created by Twitter. It’s basically a group of “readymade” templates which can be used for creating and styling different elements and parts of your website.

  • HTML and CSS is used for creating design templates in Bootstrap. Furthermore, it also comes with a variety of JavaScript extensions. Using them will result in achieving a robust website design compared to using all the individual styling tools.
  • It is responsible for making any website responsive which is a big thing in design these days. To ensure that your site looks good on all devices out there is possible with Bootstrap.

So, we’ve introduced you to the important web design languages of frontend development – the ones that are used to translate your design into a live web page. If front-end development sounds an exciting career to you, you’re probably wondering where to actually get started.If you are passionate about working as a front-end developer or upgrading your skills but not sure where to get the skills, you’re in the right place. ADMEC is one of the best web designing institute in Delhi providing professional training in website designing! The following courses can help you understand how HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Angular, Bootstrap etc come together to bring your designs to life:

If you’ve already know some of these languages, do share with us – How has it helped you as a designer? What were the biggest hurdles you faced?

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