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Hello everyone. I’m an IT specialist with over 7+ years of experience but I want to start a career in front end development and took some classes when I was getting my bachelors. What are some tips to start a career in front end development. Thank you!

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Probably start learning JavaScript, HTML, CSS. And then you can start learning and using frameworks (i.e. ReactJS, AngularJS) that use JavaScript. NodeJS is also a good framework for the back-end that is commonly used with the ReactJS, Redux, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and more tech stack.

Definitely Google some things like "web development tech stack" and read up on some stuff + watch tutorials on YouTube and/or buy really good/well-known online tutorial/lecture guides from Udemy.

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I’d focus on the most common ones (react,angular) and contribute on GitHub using the beginner tag to build experience portfolio. Couple that courses from Udemy should give you a good grounding while you apply for jobs .

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If I were in your position, I would first focus on HTML and CSS. I might take a couple of Courses on Udemy (wait until they are on sale or you get a coupon…I’ve never paid more than $15 for a course. I think their courses are very good). Next, build an actual site from scratch using what you’ve learned. If someone you know needs an actual site, that’s even better because it puts a little good pressure in you to do a good job. After that, I would build another site using the Bootstrap framework to get familiar with that. Building actual sites is very important…you’ll run into problems, challenges, and it will help you grow in a way that just learning from a video will not. Next, take a course in JavaScript (again, Udemy has some very good ones - I have nothing to do with them, I just like their courses). Next, build ANOTHER site using just HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You could also familiarize yourself with Photoshop so you can add/edit/optimize images. After all that, you can take a course in React. Then you can build a site in React. At this point, you can start learning about Redux.

This is a process. It will take time. Don’t get discouraged by what you don’t know. The more you know the more you realize how much you don’t know. I sometimes get discouraged by how much there is to learn, and people who know much more than me also get discouraged by how much they need to learn. It’s a never ending process. Enjoy the ride, put in the work and someday sooner than you think you’ll look up and be surprised at how far you’ve come. Good luck!

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