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What is the Front-End of a website?

What is Front-End?

The front-end of a website is the practice of converting data to a graphical interface; allowing the user to view and interact with data through digital interaction.

The front-end is basically the opposite of the back-end. It’s all the components of a website that a visitor can see (pages, images, content etc).

While web design is the way a website looks, front-end development is how that design actually gets implemented on the web.

Front-end developers link together the world of design and technology, packaging up the utility of the back-end in an inviting way for users to interact with. Core elements of front-end development include design/layout, content, buttons, images, navigation and internal links.

What is the Back-End of a website?

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- What is the front-end of your website, or what is a front-end web developer?

Typically, there are two parts to a website, both the front-end and the back-end. And both together will create the website that you're viewing.

The front-end web developer will typically talk in languages like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, and they will put together all of the things that you see when you click on a website, using the information that's come from the back-end. The terminology comes from retail, so when you walk into a shop and everything that you see, that's the front-end and everything in the back, like the warehouse, the accounts departments, that's all in the back-end. And they're making sure that the front-end works okay.

So we've got another video on back-end development which you can check out by looking up the question What Is Back-End development? But front-end development basically takes care of the front-end part using the information passed from the back-end of the website. So it's everything that you visually see. So hopefully that's answered your question, what is front-end of your website.

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