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Front-end Web Developers

Front-end Web Developers


Main Topic: Human Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions

Overview: Front-end Web Developers are a type of web developer who design website and are responsible for the look of the site. They will also create content for websites including graphics, maps, and visualizations. In general, web developers should be able to work with clients on design, test applications, write code, work with other team members, integrate graphics, and monitor web traffic. Front-end web developers will create the sites’ layout and content. Geographers with experience in computer coding languages would work well as site developers through understanding mapping and visualizations. They would also understand the importance of data and information management through field research in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This field will continue to grow in the coming decade. Front-end web developers are responsible for how a website looks. They create the site’s layout and integrate graphics, applications (such as a retail checkout tool), and other content. They also write webdesign programs in a variety of computer languages, such as HTML or JavaScript.

Geographers at work: GIS specialists, Cartographers, Business geographers

Recommended College Courses: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems, Advanced GIS, Cartography, Digital Image Processing and Machine Learning, Maps and Mapmaking, Remote Sensing and Earth Observation, Web Mapping, GPS and GIS

Skills: Geospatial technology, Computer programming, GIS, GPS, Cartography, Environmental Mapping and modeling

Occupation Group: Computer and Information Technology

Learn more about Front-end Web Developers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/web-developers.htm#tab-2

Written by Alisa Hartsell


Web developers create and maintain websites.
Web developers create and maintain websites.