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Discussion on: HTML, CSS & JS are not enough (esp if you plan to be a independent dev)

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Rob OLeary

Your perspective is correct and valid, but what you are saying is quite subjective in regard to the job market and becoming an independent developer (as in your title), it could be misleading for some. Knowing a wide breadth about web development is beneficial, but it is not essential to offer your services to clients, many developers hone in a specific front-end set of skills, and their career can be based on these skills alone. You can focus on being more of a specialist, or more of a generalist. As a freelance developer, you may consult or build a portion of a product, you may never build websites or application alone, so getting domain names and SSL certs are never part of the job description! A good example is Sara Soueidan who focuses on HTML and CSS with strong emphasis on accessibility and following web standards. Continuous learning is a given, but there are different directions and focal points that you can choose as a dev

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Fayaz Ahmed Author

I dont understand what's misleading. Everything int the post is about becoming a specialist in frontend field. I have mentioned things which will make you a better frontend developer. I never said learn everything, the things I have mentioed are related to just 1 thing, web developement, all I am trying to say is, there's more to web development than just coding.

The only thing mentioned anything apart from frontend is "learn how backend and databases" work.

I follow Sara, and I believe she knows these things as well.

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Rob OLeary

You did not understood me then! The article title is an emphatic statement. I merely said that your article could be misleading for some people, a beginner could think that learning the points you mentioned in your article are important for work opportunities for a front-end developer. That's what I thought initially when I went through the article. What you were trying to get at more, I guess, is that you didn't learn how to deploy your work, and some extra bits on how to build web applications completely, and that is a goal for you. Frontend is a big field, there are many roles within it, for others that may not important for them, or for their job prospects.