A lot of people ask me what I do, when I tell them I’m a Front-End Web Designer. I’m so glad that Brad Frost managed to explain what Front-End Design actually is. Now I can finally tell my mom what I do .. 😊
I just want to highlight some of the parts of his article ‘Frontend Design’, that really defines best what a Front-End Designer does on a daily basis:
A frontend designer (who may also go by UI developer, client-side developer, UI engineer, design engineer, frontend architect, designer/developer, prototyper or unicorn) lives in a sort of purgatory between worlds:
- They understand UX principles and best practices, but may not spend their time conducting research, creating flows, and planning scenarios.
- They have a keen eye for aesthetics, but may not spend their time pouring over font pairings, comparing color palettes, or creating illustrations and icons.
- They understand the importance of backend development, but may not spend their time writing backend logic, spinning up servers, load testing, etc.