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Kohen Hayden

I've been messing around with web technologies for my hobby projects, articles like this are making me feel like I should switch directions and be a frontend dev.

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DesirΓ© πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Author

Why switching directions? I'm designing, drawing, coding, and writing at the same time. One thing is your "professional title" and the other thing is what you enjoy to do!

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Kohen Hayden

I'm a Product Owner and an iOS Developer, but I really feel like it's difficult to wear more than one hat.
I'm doing a lot of hobby projects, such as frontend and python.
I've always enjoyed frontend, but I was always somehow scared of it, like it's too much, there's always some new Sass, SCSS, React.js, Gatsby.
It feel almost impossible to stay up-to-date with the latest trends in frontend.
Have you always been a frontend dev?

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DesirΓ© πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Author

I guess deep inside I always was, yes... However new techs shouldn't scare you, every frontender sticks to its favorite tech in the end, or to the tech in their company. I, for example, only work with Vue+SASS and nothing else, unless I'm needed to.

Learning SASS or stay always in the vanilla CSS it's up to you, we often forget that each tech has its specific purpose, you don't have to use everything to perform your job correctly!

That's why in the article I wanted to focus on the essentials, 1 CSS fw, 1 JS fw, API's, JSON's... With the base knowledge, you can go everywhere. 😊

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Schnubb

This is actually the essence of our work. When you got the basic technologies (html,css,js) it doesn't matter which tool, framework or helper you add to your stack. Everything ends up being html, css and js. These make the web visible, interactive and accessible. Everything else depends.

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