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Front End Web Developer

Nanodegree Program

Learn how to build high quality websites and dynamic applications to create stunning user experiences for the web.

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04Days07Hrs48Min55Sec

  • Estimated Time
    4 Months

    At 5-10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    August 10, 2022

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

  • Prerequisites
    Knowledge of basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

What you will learn

  1. Front End Web Developer

    4 months to complete

    The goal of the Front End Web Developer Nanodegree program is to equip learners with the unique skills they need to build and develop a variety of websites and applications. Graduates of this Nanodegree program will be able to construct responsive websites using CSS, Flexbox and CSS Grid, develop interactive websites and UI (User Interface) applications using JavaScript and HTML, and connect a web application to backend server data using JavaScript. Students will also build competency automating application build and deployment using Webpack and improving offline performance of websites using Service Worker.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    To optimize your chances of success in the Front End Web Developer Nanodegree program, we recommend that you have comfortability using basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or another object-oriented programming language).

    1. CSS & Website Layout

      Learn how to effectively create the structure of a website using semantic HTML, and style websites with CSS and responsive layouts. Develop an understanding of different use cases for CSS Grid and Flexbox, and structure the layout of a web page using grid columns and rows.

    2. JavaScript and the DOM

      Use JavaScript to control a webpage. Learn what the Document Object Model (DOM) is, and use JavaScript and the DOM to dictate page content and interactions. Gain experience working with Browser Events and managing website performance by controlling content creation efficiently.

    3. Web APIs and Asynchronous Applications

      Set up a Node and Express environment so you can develop web applications on your local machine, and learn to handle HTTP Requests & Routes. Update and modify website elements dynamically using asynchronously retrieved data.

    4. Build Tools, Webpack, and Service Worker

      Develop an understanding of how to use build tools, such as Webpack, for automating build tasks. Create CSS variables with Sass and configure Webpack to use Sass controlled stylesheets. Learn how to cache server data and website functionality using Service Worker.

All our programs include:

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Technical mentor support

    Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you, and keeping you on track.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program pricing

  • Student services

    • Technical mentor support
    • Student community
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • Linkedin profile optimization
  • Class content

    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Mentors available to answer your questions.

  • Support for all your technical questions
  • Questions answered quickly by our team of technical mentors
  • 1,400+

    technical mentors

  • 0.85 hours

    median response time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Daniel Silber-Baker

    Instructor

    Daniel Silber-Baker is a programmer, poet, and educational design expert. He has a master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and his professional career has stretched across the non-profit, corporate, and academic spheres.

  • Rachel Manning

    Instructor

    Rachel is a front end web developer at Acquia and spent 3 years as the curriculum developer for a Silicon Beach bootcamp. An advocate for continued learning, she is passionate about mentoring women and students in technology.

  • Alyssa Hope

    Instructor

    Alyssa is a full stack developer who was previously the lead instructor at a coding bootcamp. With a degree in International Communications, her passion is to express thoughts well, whether in code or writing.

  • Richard Kalehoff

    Instructor

    Richard is a Course Developer with a passion for teaching. He has a degree in computer science, and first worked for a nonprofit doing everything from front end web development, to backend programming, to database and server management.

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  • Learn

    Learn how to build high quality websites and dynamic applications for the web.
  • Average Time

    On average, successful students take 4 months to complete this program.
  • Benefits include

    • Real-world projects from industry experts
    • Technical mentor support
    • Career services

Program Details

PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?
    Demand for front end web developers is widespread across every industry, and continues to rise. By mastering the valuable skills taught in this program, you will be prepared for roles at a wide array of companies — from startups to global organizations. The projects you’ll build, and the portfolio you’ll develop, will provide ample evidence of your expertise.

    In the Front End Web Developer Nanodegree program, you will:

    • Explore different JavaScript design patterns, and become skilled with common developer tools, testing suites, and frameworks.
    • Demonstrate and refine your skills with five (5) in-class projects.
    • Receive expert reviews on your project submissions, along with actionable feedback to help you successfully advance through the program.
    • Communicate with your mentor, who will provide guidance, lend support, answer questions, and direct you to valuable resources.
  • What jobs will this program prepare me for?
    Graduates of this program will be valuable additions to any team working in the domain of web development, app development, software development, digital marketing, and e-commerce. Opportunities exist in companies ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups.

    Specific roles include:

    • Front End Web Developer/Engineer
    • UI/UX Developer
    • Front End Designer
  • How do I know if this program is right for me?
    If you’re interested in building and developing a variety of websites and applications and creating stunning user experiences, Front End Web Developer is a great program for you!

    Before beginning, a well-prepared student should be able to:

    • Layout a simple webpage using HTML
    • Style a website element using CSS
    • Write and test software with JavaScript
    • Inspect websites using Developer Tools on a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Edge)
    • Debug and troubleshoot errors and failures in JavaScript programs

    Whether you're looking to begin a new career as a front end web developer, strengthen your current skill set, or just want to further your knowledge, this is the perfect way to get started!

  • What is the difference between the Front End Web Developer program and Full Stack Web Developer program?
    Web development generally fits into distinct concentrations, such as front end web development and full stack web development.
    As a front end web developer, you'll build responsive, dynamic user interfaces on the web. You'll leverage your HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills to manage all client-side scripting.
    As a full stack web developer, you'll have an active hand in implementing relationship databases, configure and deploy your applications to the cloud, and build dynamic software application backend systems using the Python programming language.
    Whichever path you choose, you'll be building involved, engaging experiences on the web for your users!
ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?
    There is no application. This Nanodegree program accepts everyone, regardless of experience and specific background.
  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    A well-prepared learner is able to:

    • Layout a simple webpage using HTML
    • Style a website element using CSS
    • Write and test software with JavaScript
    • Inspect websites using Developer Tools on a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Edge)
    • Debug and troubleshoot errors and failures in JavaScript programs
    • Use Git for version control. If you do not have this experience, check out our Version Control with Git course.
    • Communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.
  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?
    We offer a number of Nanodegree programs and free courses that can help you prepare, including:
TUITION AND TERM OF PROGRAM
  • How is this Nanodegree program structured?
    The Front End Web Developer Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support 4 (four) projects. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 5-10 hours per week.
    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network. Feedback will be provided and if you do not pass the project, you will be asked to resubmit the project until it passes.
  • How long is this Nanodegree program?
    Access to this Nanodegree program runs for the length of time specified in the payment card above. If you do not graduate within that time period, you will continue learning with month to month payments. See the Terms of Use and FAQs for other policies regarding the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.
  • Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund?
    Please see the Udacity Program FAQs for policies on enrollment in our programs.
Software and Hardware - What Do I Need for This Program?
  • What software and versions will I need in this program?
    For this Nanodegree program, you will need access to a computer with a broadband connection, on which you will install a professional code/text editor (e.g., Visual Studio Code, Atom, etc.).

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