Skillcrush Career Blueprint
FRONT END DEVELOPER
Build confidence as you tap into one of the fastest growing, highest paying careers in tech.ENROLL NOW
Learn to Build Beautiful Websites
Because nearly every business needs a dynamic website to reach its customers, the demand for front end developers is off the charts. With an explosive job market, killer salary, and tons of growth opportunities, front end development is one of the hottest jobs in tech!
Blueprint Class Outline
HTML & CSS
HTML and CSS are the building blocks of the web and the cornerstones of front end development. In this class, you will learn how to structure, code, and launch your very own website from scratch. You will also learn how to take advantage of the modern web development tools that come baked into all major web browsers to make writing code and building beautiful websites easier than you ever imagined!
- Domains & Hosting
Git, GitHub, and The Command Line
Professional developers may not agree on much, but they do ALL agree about one thing: version control. In this course you will learn how to use the world’s most popular version control system, Git, to track all your coding projects. Learn how to use Git via your computer’s command line and back everything up online using the service Github. You’ll also get practice installing Git, creating code repositories, and sharing your code with other developers.
- Command Line
Coding Responsive Websites
Now that you’ve learned the basics of responsive design to ensure your designs are optimized for the web AND mobile devices, this class will turn you into a responsive website coding machine. You’ll learn everything you need to know to turn static, old-fashioned sites into dynamic, responsive ones. You’ll transform design mockups into beautiful, fully-functional responsive websites using HTML and CSS, and you’ll even get your hands dirty with Sass, Flexbox, and the responsive CSS framework Bootstrap.
- Media Queries
- Responsive Typography
Tools you will learn:
You'll use this industry-standard photography editing tool to work with pre-existing designs and transfer them to code.
You’ll connect with your classmates and instructors in Slack, a messaging and collaboration tool used by thousands of digital teams worldwide.
Your Front End Developer Portfolio
By the end of this Blueprint, you’ll have learned everything you need to code up your very own responsive, interactive website, for which you’ll use the following skills:
HTML & CSS
HTML & CSS
The first two languages every future developer should learn, HTML and CSS are known as the "building blocks" of the web
Domains & Hosting
Domains & Hosting
A web host provides the home where your website lives, and a domain is the address you type in your browser to find it
Additions to your code to make websites show up perfectly on all devices—desktops, tablets, and phones
A programming language that makes websites dynamic, interactive, and really fun to use
A tool used to keep track of changes to code and to allow the user to restore earlier versions in case of bugs
A text-only way of browsing and interacting with your computer
After completing the program, you will earn:
The Skillcrush Front End Developer Blueprint
Official Certificate of Completion
The perfect addition to your new Front End portfolio, your resume, AND your LinkedIn profile!
How Do I Know If This Blueprint Is for Me?
This Blueprint Is for You If:
- You want to build confidence and make money with tech skills, but don’t know how to begin.
- You’ve dabbled in HTML and CSS but need to learn the fundamentals.
- You like learning to be fun and collaborative.
- You CANNOT WAIT to learn how to make your own website.
This Blueprint Is Not for You If:
- You’ve already designed and coded your own websites from scratch.
- You want to learn advanced topics such as back end programming or mobile app development right now.
- You want to learn how to use Adobe design tools in depth or practice designing for the web right now (check out the Visual Designer Blueprint instead!).
- You believe learning has to be serious in order to be effective and life-changing.
Your instructors are ALWAYS here to help.
FRONT END INSTRUCTOR
Aleia is a creative writing major turned self-taught web developer. With the help of Skillcrush, she used her code skills to help her quit her day job and join the ranks of full-time creative. When she’s not #skillcrushingit, she’s helping connecting digital and physical product sellers to their profits!
DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM
Chelsea oversees curriculum development at Skillcrush. She's developed and taught numerous courses in coding, design, freelancing, writing, editing, publishing, communication, and other professional skills.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have previous tech experience to succeed in this Course?Not at all! This course is perfect for beginners with zero coding experience. You just need to have a basic understanding of computers and be able to upload and download files.
Should I have a Mac or a PC to take this course?The only thing you need is a computer with access to the web. You should be able to stream YouTube or Vimeo videos and download/upload materials like photos and documents. We recommend a Mac for your future career in tech as Macs tend to be the industry standard, BUT a Windows PC will work fine too.
What software will I need for the Front End Developer Course, and what does it cost?You don’t need to have any special software before you start the Course. We’ll introduce you to all the software or apps you need as you go through the course, and we do our best to minimize costs for our students by providing free alternatives, making sure you are aware of free trials, and offering you discount codes where they are available. The software used in the Front End Developer Course is the Adobe Photoshop photography plan, which includes a 7-day free trial and costs $9.99 monthly thereafter. You will also need access to a hosting service, which will set you back about $12-15 per month.
How long will I have access to my Course?Once you’ve completed payment for the course, you’ll have access to it for LIFE.
You don’t have to go back to school. You don’t need to be under 30, 40, or even 60. You don’t have to leave your job or take time off. You don’t even have to know a single thing about code—if you can download a file, you’re tech-savvy enough.
Within a month of finishing my Front End Developer Course, I landed my first client. I made back the money that it cost to take the course AND paid my car note with that first job!
My dream has literally come true and is really working. Now that I have tech skills, I work from home, earn a decent wage, spend time with my children, code (which I love), and continue to learn.
I dove into my Front End Developer Course in March and April while I was living in Europe, and then I returned home and started freelancing. Honestly, I didn’t even finish the course until November.... I was so busy taking on work that didn’t need it!
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