HTML is the foundation of web development. It is not a programming language – it’s a markup language for structuring content on web pages. It makes it easy to format content on websites.
It was first created by sir Tim Berners-Lee, also known as the creator of the World Wide Web, in 1991, and it has been constantly developed since then. It is a must-know language for front-end developers.
In the past, HTML was used to control the style of the website as well – but that changed when CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) was introduced to the world of front-end web development.
CSS is responsible for how the content of your web page is presented – meaning the font, colors, styles, layout, etc. It’s a powerful tool for web designers.
But it’s power comes at a cost, as it’s not easy to learn like HTML. Plus, developers need to stay updated, as browsers change often, and website styles are subject to fashion so it’s important to know which aren’t “cool” anymore.
It was created in 1997, as a way to divide the content and structure of a website from it’s visual design. It is now a standard in web design and a must-know for front-end developers.
A good candidate will have experience working on the design of multiple web projects. They have to be able to write clean, elegant code because it’s the foundation of what the end-result is going to look like, and it helps other developers wrap their heads around the structure of the website.
It’s also good if they’re passionate about what they do, and possess other artistic skills, like drawing and writing. Great front-end developers will usually have personal projects that they’re working on just for the fun of it. Design skills are also a great addition.