Are front-end developers having an identity crisis? One blogger from Dev.to seems to think so. The modern web developer may not seem to have well-defined roles in the big picture. What may be expected from a front-end web developer comes from the employer, which is likely to set examples for other employers.
Some companies may have the expectation that the front-end developer is also a creative designer. This means that they will be encumbered with creating an Opus of a UI from scratch. This may also include graphics, color palettes, and being mindful of the user's experience. Of course, more realistic companies would offload the work to UI/UX experts.
A front-end developer may also be proficient in Photoshop, including the ability to export the graphics into usable formats. It is no surprise considering the responsive background images and graphics used in most modern websites. Being mindful of importing Sketch or Figma mockups into useable CSS formats is also a common skill.
Of course, the basic front-end developer will come out of university or a coding boot camp with HTML and CSS knowledge. Perhaps employers hiring newbies should be mindful of their limited skillets and show them the ropes of programming and graphical design.
Since web development is a quickly evolving profession, we can expect the competition to heat up. On the flip side, it is not like maintaining old technology for corporations, like Fortran programmers for financial databases. For more information click here https://dev.to/assaultoustudios/is-front-end-development-having-an-identitycrisis-2224.