Nanodegree Program

Become a Front End Developer

In the Front End Developer Nanodegree program, you will complete five projects and build a resume-worthy portfolio.

  • Estimated Time
    4 Months

    At 10 hrs/week

  • Enroll by
    May 28, 2019

    Get access to classroom immediately on enrollment

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Front End Developer

The Front End Developer Nanodegree program is composed of five projects. With each project, you'll create something that demonstrates your mastery of in-demand skills. Projects range in complexity, and each builds upon the previous. In the end, you will have a resume-worthy portfolio that you can showcase to prospective employers.

In the Front End Developer Nanodegree program, you will complete five projects and build a resume-worthy portfolio.

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Prerequisite Knowledge

You must be comfortable using basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or another programming language).See detailed requirements.

  • Web Foundations

    Learn the building blocks of the web - HTML and CSS! Learning how to effectively create the structure of a website using semantic HTML. Then style a website with CSS and responsive design.

    Build a Portfolio Site
  • JavaScript and the DOM

    Use JavaScript to control a webpage! Learn what the Document Object Model (DOM) is. Use JavaScript and the DOM to control page content and interactions.

    Memory Game
  • Web Accessibility

    Get hands-on experience making accessible web apps. You'll learn when and why users need accessibility. Then you'll dive into the "how" of building out accessible website components.

  • Object-Oriented JavaScript

    Learn how to build professional applications using object-oriented JavaScript techniques. Then you'll learn how JavaScript has improved with the major language improvements made in ES6.

    Classic Arcade Game Clone
  • JavaScript Tools & Testing

    Professional developers use tools to help them build maintainable applications. Learn how to use Grunt and Gulp to speed up app development. Learn to use testing to help build app features.

    Feed Reader Testing
  • Front-End Applications

    Most professional websites are built as single-page applications. You'll learn about Angular, Ember, how to fetch data asynchronously, and offline apps with Service Worker.

    Restaurant Reviews
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JavaScript is the most in-demand coding language.

All our Nanodegree 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.

1-on-1 technical mentor

Get a knowledgeable mentor who guides your learning and is focused on answering your questions, motivating you and keeping you on track.

Personal career coach and career services

You’ll have access to career coaching sessions, interview prep advice, and resume and online professional profile reviews to help you grow in your career.

Flexible learning program

Get a custom learning plan tailored to fit your busy life. Along with easy monthly payments you can learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals.
Succeed with Personalised Services
We provide services customised for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Experienced Project Reviewers
Individual 1-on-1 Mentorship
Personal Career Coach
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
Succeed with Personalised Services
We provide services customised for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success!
Project Reviewers
1-on-1 Mentors
Career Coaching
Experienced Project Reviewers
Reviews By the numbers
2000+ project reviewers
1.8M projects reviewed
4.85/5 reviewer ratings
3 hour avg project review turnaround time
Reviewer Services
  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve

Learn with the best

Richard Kalehoff
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.

Pete LePage
Pete LePage

Instructor

Pete is a developer advocate at Google and works to make the lives of web developers easier. Working on projects like Web Fundamentals and Google web developer videos, he's focused on ensuring that developers have the tools and skills they need to build great responsive sites and apps.

Peter Lubbers
Peter Lubbers

INSTRUCTOR

Peter Lubbers is a Program Manager at Google in the Chrome Developer Relations team and lives and breathes HTML5. He is the co-author of Pro HTML5 Programming (Apress) and the founder of the San Francisco HTML5 User Group, the largest HTML5 User Group in the world.

Andrew Wong
Andrew Wong

INSTRUCTOR

Andrew is a Course Developer who enjoys making the world a better place through code. He first discovered his passion for teaching as an instructor at App Academy, and continues to enjoy empowering students to advance their education.

Michael Wales
Michael Wales

Instructor

Michael is a self-taught full-stack web developer and open source advocate. Before joining Udacity, he spent over 10 years developing classified applications for some of the most demanding intelligence organizations in the world.

Julia Van Cleve
Julia Van Cleve

Instructor

Julia is a Content Developer at Udacity and was previously a middle school math teacher in San Jose, CA. She also dabbled in freelance web development, designing websites for small businesses in the Bay Area.

James Parkes
James Parkes

Instructor

James received his degree in Computer Science and Mathematics, then went on to become a Udacity instructor in several programs. His personal mission is clear: to open the doors of opportunity for others by empowering them with excellent educational experiences.

Cameron Pittman
Cameron Pittman

Instructor

Cameron lives and breathes web development as he creates programming courses at Udacity. He graduated with degrees in physics and astronomy from Vanderbilt University and a Master's in teaching from Belmont University.

Karl Krueger
Karl Krueger

Command Line Instructor

Karl is a Course Developer at Udacity. Before joining Udacity, Karl was a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Google for eight years, building automation and monitoring to keep the world's busiest web services online.

Student Reviews

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(3515)

5 stars
2735
77.8%
4 stars
559
15.9%
3 stars
124
3.5%
2 stars
43
1.2%
1 stars
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Lara F.

I learnt a lot and the curriculum is laid out excellently. What I didn't like so much at first is that Udacity by no means will "hold your hand" and tell you what to do step-by-step. A lot of the subjects are taught in a way that needs further research (from external sources). I feel each subject is more "presented" than "taught", ie you are given a brief introduction and exercises. But this is, in my opinion, not enough information to actually complete the projects successfully. This has pros and cons. I got used to it and appreciate that a Developer will always have to research when working professionally. But sometimes it was a bit frustrating. Another thing I loved is that you are amongst a community of motivated individuals. This general motivation vibe is excellent towards success in learning. And I do believe, after finishing, that Udacity is committed to the students' success! Thank you Udacity <3

Tiffani B.

I did not know anything about web development before I took this course. It has given me a broad range of experience and I couldn't be happier to continue learning new skills now that the scholarship for my cohort is over. This is definitely a good place to start to gain a foundation to build upon later. Highly recommend.

Avinash J.

Amazing and helpful

Deborah C.

Taking the Front-End Developer Nano Degree was one of the best things I did to advance in programming. I learned so much and accomplished tasks I never thought I'd be able to do. Udacity provides so much support and is very encouraging. I recommend this to anyone wanting to level up their skills.

Kelley S.

This program exceeded my expectation. I've learned so much and will continue to learn. This is only the beginning ^_^

Program Details

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW - WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS PROGRAM?
  • Why should I enroll?

    Demand for front end 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 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?

    Developed in partnership with Google, AT&T, and Github, this program offers a deep dive into the world of front end web development.

    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 Nanodegree program and Full Stack Web Developer program?

    Web development generally fits into distinct concentrations, such as front-end development and full stack development.

    As a front-end 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 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 engaging experiences on the web for your users!

    ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSION
  • Do I need to apply? What are the admission criteria?

    No. This Nanodegree program accepts all applicants regardless of experience and specific background.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    Students should have prior experience building web pages with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or another programming language).

    Students will need to be able to communicate fluently and professionally in written and spoken English.

    Success in this program requires meeting the deadlines set for your term and devoting at least 10 hours per week to your work, so drive, curiosity, and an adventurous attitude are highly recommended!

  • If I do not meet the requirements to enroll, what should I do?

    We have 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 Developer Nanodegree program is comprised of content and curriculum to support five (5) projects. Once you subscribe to a Nanodegree program, you will have access to the content and services for the length of time specified by your subscription. We estimate that students can complete the program in four (4) months working 10 hours per week.

    Each project will be reviewed by the Udacity reviewer network and platform. 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 your subscription plan. See the Terms of Use and FAQ for other policies around the terms of access to our Nanodegree programs.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Please see the Udacity Nanodegree program FAQs found here 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.).

Front End Web Developer