I really suck at designing things; I don’t think I will be good at front-end development.
Have you been trying to know whether you should become a Front-end web developer or a back-end web developer? Is there really a possibility of learning the two? You will find out in this article.
For you to really understand what full stack web development is all about, here is a definition of full stack development.
Full-stack development means being familiar with everything software technology. It can also be well understood as being able to work well with back end and front end This means, having the knowledge of how to do many things in software technology (hardware knowledge is at times included). It could be web development (front-end and back-end), Android and iOS development, mastery of Database and MYSQL. A full stack developer might not be a pro in all, but he might have the mastery of many and also have interest in others and is willing to venture into working with them also.
Now, our main aim in this article is to learn what full stack web development is all about.
Full-stack web development:
Full-stack web development means working with both front-end and back-end technologies.
What is front-end web development: A lot of people call it web designing while others, call it web development. All the same, both terminologies still means developing the web for a good user experience therefore you can use the terminology that best suits you.
The front-end of a website is the part of the website which a user sees and interacts with. It is the design and layout of the website. For example, this design of technobs.com is the work of front end developers. They build layouts and use the perfect colors.
Programming languages needed for front-end web development.
As a front-end web developer you should be good at:
- HTML and CSS
- iQuery is also good.
As a front-end developer, you should try and learn these languages. They will help you to create responsive designs, typography, layouts, grid systems and color theory.
Back-end web development:
The back-end of a website can be seen as the server side of a website. It is not seen by the user, but it is the brain behind the functionality of all the responsive designs created by the front-end web developer. The back-end communicates between the websites front-end and the database.
Below is a short description of my experience when I started learning web development. Did you wonder who made that comment on the first paragraph of this article? This is time to find out.
When I started learning web development, I was so passionate and filled with zeal to launch my first project. There was something I really sucked at, I was very poor at making a perfect design. My web projects had a very nice functionality but my designs were too poor. I found it hard to choose colors and nice layouts. This made my projects to look so boring. I also understood that the design of a website is what appeals first to the visitors. I had to find out what am really good at, (back-end).
Programming languages needed for back-end web development.
As a back-end web developer, you should be good at:
However, as a back-end developer, you also need to have a little knowledge of some of the front-end languages. Moreover, some developers are aspiring to master the two. Some developers are good at the two. This takes us to the next frame, which is all about full-stack web development.
How to become a full-stack web developer.
Now, what does it really take to become a full stark web developer? Becoming a full-stark web developer is really cumbersome. However, if you are very passionate, you can get over the hard stuffs and become successful. All you have to do is to understand that you have a lot to learn as a back-end web developer. Having the knowledge of the both can also make you to stand out and have many free lancing opportunities.
As a full stack web developer, you need to:
- Learn front-end languages and be very good at them.
- If you are not so good in designs, you can as well enroll in art classes where you can learn choice of colors. You can as well have a team, if you create a project, other front-end developers can help to correct your mistakes.
- Learn the back-end languages. A lot of web developers see back-end development as a very hard one but if you give it your time, you can excel.
Finally, the technology world needs people who are good at what they do. If becoming a full-stark web developer will make you to be a master of none, I will advice you to go for one, learn it well and be very good at it. If you have any questions, you can use the comment box.
All the best.
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