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Microcredential

Front End Web Developer

via Udacity Nanodegree

Overview

Demand for front end web developers is widespread across every industry, and continues to rise. By mastering the valuable skills taught in this program, you will be prepared for roles at a wide array of companies — from startups to global organizations. The projects you’ll build, and the portfolio you’ll develop, will provide ample evidence of your expertise.
Learn how to build high quality websites and dynamic applications to create stunning user experiences for the web.

Syllabus

Prerequisite Knowledge

To optimize your chances of success in the Front End Web Developer Nanodegree program, we recommend that you have comfortability using basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (or another object-oriented programming language).See detailed requirements.

  • CSS & Website Layout

    Learn how to effectively create the structure of a website using semantic HTML, and style websites with CSS and responsive layouts. Develop an understanding of different use cases for CSS Grid and Flexbox, and structure the layout of a web page using grid columns and rows.

    Styled Blog Website
  • JavaScript and the DOM

    Use JavaScript to control a webpage. Learn what the Document Object Model (DOM) is, and use JavaScript and the DOM to dictate page content and interactions. Gain experience working with Browser Events and managing website performance by controlling content creation efficiently.

    Dynamic Landing Page for Marketing Content
  • Web APIs and Asynchronous Applications

    Set up a Node and Express environment so you can develop web applications on your local machine, and learn to handle HTTP Requests & Routes. Update and modify website elements dynamically using asynchronously retrieved data.

    Weather Journal
  • Build Tools, Webpack, and Service Worker

    Develop an understanding of how to use build tools, such as Webpack, for automating build tasks. Create CSS variables with Sass and configure Webpack to use Sass controlled stylesheets. Learn how to cache server data and website functionality using Service Worker.

    Article Analysis WebsiteFront End Web Developer Nanodegree Program Capstone

Taught by

Daniel Silber-Baker, Rachel Manning, Alyssa Hope, Richard Kalehoff, Dimitrios M., Belinda C., Carlos K., Jose Daniel B., Charitha G. and Oliver B.

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Reviews

4.5 rating, based on 24 reviews

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  • Anonymous
    Not Worth the Money I received a scholarship to complete this nanodegree for free, but it had to be completed within 3 months and I have one project left before I graduate as of writing this review (I will finish and graduate). So, trying to complete...
  • Amazing experience from the Udacity's Front End Nano Degree The Front End Nano Degree program from Udacity was a wonderful experience. To fully complete the program it took me about 2-3 months. Most of the video courses were amazing and very helpful....
  • A very rewarding experience with a very good staff support. This Nanodegree program is perfect in order to get a structured education about Frontend Web Development. I will recommend it to people with some prior experience in Web Development. Since the...
  • Anonymous
    Udacity Front-End Web Development Nanodegree I am presently a student in the Udacity Front-End Web Development Nanodegree program. I'm about half-way through it. Overall I am glad that I enrolled, however, they do have their shortcomings. I'm an inexperienced...
  • Anonymous
    Good idea but fail at teaching the materials
    What Udacity did was selected partial videos from different subjects that they created 5 years ago and wrap them into a what they call it nanodegree. Most of the information is outdated. They give you basic feedback on your project without telling you what is wrong with your code (just positive feedback mostly).
  • Awesome program, short and effective, and oriented towards helping you get a job! All in all, I did 6 years of traditional college before realizing that this way of learning was really working out for me. I completed the Udacity nano degree program in...
  • One of the most comprehensive online programs available. The front-end nanodegree was an excellent program, and I'm very satisfied with the experience. The program requires you complete several projects. In order to be better able to complete the projects,...
  • Great way to learn what currently is in demand
    I graduated from Udacity FEND program in May, it was a cohort of October 2014. It's project based program, so at the end of my study I've got 6 solid projects which you could only pass if you follow the guidelines, validate your code, keep is commented and etc. The program is intense and requires selfstudy and discipline. There is a forum where you can talk to the students fellows, there are available coaches and you can have one-to-one appointments and there are guides, who motivate you while you're learning. I tremendously improved my skills in JS (which was my initial goal) and I'm proud to show my work to potential employers.
  • Best choice for no software development experience person
    If you have few software development experience or you can not find a person to teach you in person, this nanodegree is the best choice to learn web application development (front -end). The videos and analogy will help you understand the code, api, and libraries better. Comparing with the full-stack nanodegree, this is very easy.

    If you have much experience in software development experience but not in web application area. This may not a good choice. You will feel some videos waste the time. And most of the projects already have at least the skeleton. Not many code need to be written.
  • A superb Front End Dev course in the market !
    I'm in the middle of the course and I've learned A LOT OF things. The best thing about this is course is that you will get to learn modern front end concepts. They will also provide you free resources that will help you to hone your skills . The course is quite updated and even if you have any doubts regarding any topics then either you can ask for the help directly or you can share it on their forums , and they will respond you within an hour. People in the forums are very friendly and have helped me a lot of times.
  • From basics to portfolio
    The FEND is a great intro into web development that also covers advanced and nuanced topics towards the end. It was of 5-star quality when I went through it, and I imagine it can only get better. Udacity's staff is top-notch and they are constantly adjusting and improving the student experience. You'll leave this nanodegree with an awesome portfolio of projects--from a Frogger clone to a Google-maps enabled app.
  • Udacity Front End Nanodegree
    I really liked the nanodegree. It helped become a programmer! I loved that they have a high standard, and that you have to meet or exceed the standard. Also, they have numerous office hours and one-on-one coaching. There is also an active community, both online and sometimes offline hackathons and meetups.
  • Upgrade Your Career with a Udacity Nanodegree
    Very satisfied with Udacity's Nanodegree program. Udacity is quick to adapt according to student feedback and consistently centers its focus on students. Career services and graduate communities give added value to Udacity grads.
  • Front End Web Developer Nanodegree
    I am very happy with my experience with Udacity. I plan on enrolling in additional Nanodegree programs as a result of my experience with the FEND program. This is a great program with exceptional people. It's worth your time and effort.
  • Anonymous
    Great program, but not as extensive as I thought it would be
    I had a little prior knowledge of WebDev, but wanted to get a solid foundation. The material given in this Nanodegree is well-produced and good in many ways. It is however a bit on the thin side.
  • Anonymous
    This course shows what is fundamentally wrong with online education. Limited to minimal explanations to complex ideas with even more difficult projects. Little to no practice and very little explanation. If I could give no stars I would.
  • They recently updated the course.
    Much more javascript.
    Lots more ES6.
    Lots more workflow/CLI lessons.
    Add in a few frameworks they weren't teaching before.
    They pretty much double-beefed up the course.
    Super happy about it.
  • Great introduction to front end web development
    I've been developing for the web for a few years but i was lacking a structured education in it. This course was a great validation of my skills.
  • Anonymous
    Excellent program
    I am a software engineer but my front end skills was rusty before. I like everything about Udacity and its nanodegree program
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    This is a great course for anyone who wants to because a Front End Developer. Highly Recommended! Highly Recommended! Highly Recommended!

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