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The internet as we know it couldn’t exist without web developers. They build the parts of websites and applications that users actually see and interact with.

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What is web development?

The internet is growing at an eye-watering rate, and none of it would exist without web developers. Web developers and front-end developers build the parts of websites and applications that users actually see and interact with (the “front-end”!)

Although they rarely design websites, it’s a very creative career and beginners are often surprised by how innovative and imaginative it can be. Front-end developers specifically write code in languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript that defines the structure, style and functionality of things like websites and apps.

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Is a career in web development right for me?

It’s important to know from the start that you do not need a technical background to become a web developer or a front-end developer (or a software developer in general!). So, if you dropped maths after your GCSEs or O-Levels, didn’t do a degree, did an arts or humanities degree, or have been working in a non-tech role – no problem. Another common misconception is that you have to be good at maths. This isn’t true either.

Being computer-literate and having an aptitude for problem-solving are both important for this career. If you’re not sure how you are with problem-solving, that’s okay. We recommend trying a free online coding course to get a feel for it.

How do I become a web developer?

More career changers than ever are training from absolute beginner to professional developer by going to a coding bootcamp. Strong career support and industry connections sets the best bootcamps apart. You could also complete an introductory course to help you decide whether coding is for you.

Where could this career take me?

We’ve scoured the internet and found a whole heap of resources around life as a front-end developer. Take a look at the links below to see what we’ve found.

Google

Engineering & Technology Careers

Monzo

Progression Framework for Development

Monzo

Engineering Management

Curve

Engineering Career Growth Framework

Asana

Growth Paths for Engineering Careers

GitLab

Engineering Career Development

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Front-end development combines the enjoyment of writing code with the visual satisfaction of building something you can see. It’s the ideal career for a natural problem-solver with a creative mind.quote-end icon

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