But in reality, it's much more than that, and in this article, I'll be sharing some tips on how you can become a better front-end developer.
Whichever browser you use, it could be chrome, firefox, edge, opera, or anyone really. There's usually a form of developer tool or inspector that you could use to easily debug your websites, test the responsiveness, throttle network connection, and so much more. Familiarize yourself with the features of the devtools you're using as it's going to be a very good companion throughout your journey as a front-end developer.
No matter how long it took you to implement a feature, or how amazing you think your work looks, you could be asked at any moment to change it.
Imagine working on a feature overnight, then you make a pull request in the morning, only to be told "This won't work, let's change the implementation". If you're too attached to your work, you might begin to feel sad or angry or depressed, but the truth is most times these changes are actually necessary, but due to how attached we were to our work, we might have missed it. So try not to get too attached to your work.
The client facing part of a web application is usually the first thing a user sees and interacts with when they visit your web page and you also have alpha and beta testers running several tests on it. Regardless of your position or how much you think you know, you cannot cover everything 100%, so try to accept reviews, even if it's coming from a back-end developer or a junior developer or anyone who you might feel don't know as much as you do regarding front-end development.
This cannot be overemphasized. Before you push that feature, test it. Test it on all possible viewports, test it on different browsers. It might look okay on chrome but slightly distorted on edge, or it could work in safari and not work on opera. So test across browsers, test across viewports (extra small to extra wide screens), try to throttle your network to see how fast your page loads and also, make sure to test your website on an actual mobile device. A website might look good for a particular screen width on your browser, but breaks when you check it on an actual device. So try not to get tired of testing 😉😉.
Now some people might argue that this is not necessary, but understanding basic design concepts as a front-end developer would allow you replicate UI designs properly. Try to understand how spacings, colors, typography etc works and you'll appreciate and replicate UI's better. I personally have issues particularly with font-sizes and font-weights, but I'm improving everyday, and I hope you do too.
I'm sure there are several other tips out there, you could drop them in the comment section. I hope you learnt a lot from this article. Do share with fellow developers and tech enthusiasts, let's help each other become world class😊😊