HTML5, short for HyperText Markup Language 5th edition, is an HTML standard. It was finalized on 28 October 2014 by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and published as a recommendation. The previous version of HTML was HTML 4.01 from 1997.
If you’re familiar with AngularJS, you can be ready for Angular 4, which is set to debut late 2017. Angular 4 will have an easier learning curve, so if you’re looking to start your first front end development course or get more out of an existing AngularJS course, take a look at what they have to offer.
7) jQuery (Optional)
jQuery is one of those things you should know at least a little bit about, but many front-end developers consider it an optional skill, meaning that if you’re an entry-level developer your ability to crack into the field will be questioned.
8) Git and GitHub (Optional)
GitHub is GitHub’s online Git repository hosting service. It provides access control and source code management for open source and private projects. It also offers social networking and project collaboration features similar to those found on software development sites like Stack Overflow or Reddit. If you are new to Git or don’t have a place yet where you can upload your code, then I would highly recommend creating an account with GitHub before starting any new projects.
9) SEO (Optional)
SEO stands for search engine optimization. It’s one of those things that’s really not too hard, but you can learn much more about it on YouTube. Just search how to optimize a website for SEO, and you should find some good stuff.
10) Payment Gateway Integration (Optional)
In addition, most websites need some form of payment system. We’re not going to go into much detail here about how that works, but we will give you one piece of advice: Don’t try and reinvent that wheel. Look for an existing payment gateway integration with another ecommerce platform (or software) and use it. It will save you time (and therefore money) down the road.
An essential skill for front end development and a widely used database, MySQL makes it easy to store, organize, access and secure data.
Created by Sun Microsystems and released in 1995, Java is one of most popular programming languages out there. First used for interactive television programs, it has since been adopted by popular websites like Google and Amazon.
It’s important for front end developers to have a thorough understanding of how AJAX can be used.
If you want to work as a front-end developer, you will need some knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). CSS is similar to HTML, but it’s focused on style rather than content.
In an industry where technologies change so frequently, it’s important to have a skill set that is always relevant. For front end developers, Node.js has become one of those must-have skills.