The front-end developer is responsible for programming the code that “tells” a website how to function. He or she is the first to design and write the code for a web site. A developer builds a web site from the bottom up, which means designing the web site in such a way that both old and new end users have no difficulty navigating the site. Site navigation includes designing a web site that can be accessed from any web browser, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, among others.
A front-end developer builds and maintains web sites with the client and consumer in mind. That is, the end design must include products offered and how clients may access services. Building a user-friendly web site is challenging and rewarding, not to mention an essential skill for front-end developers. Applying code to form function and design is an important part of web design. For example, a customer may want a form to capture an end user’s e-mail to request additional information, provide a newsletter, or thank a customer for their business. A developer aware of the many facets of web design, from the smallest detail to end-user functionality, is the ideal person for this position.