Front-end developers are able to optimise your users experience through their expertise and knowledge on front-end development. Implementing the visual aspects of your application, they have a good understanding of user journeys, so will leverage this knowledge to improve your customer experience. When working with a freelancer, you not only have direct access to working closely with them, you have the benefit of the developer having more flexibility to work evenings and weekends to help achieve last-minute deadlines, to get the job done.
Front-end developers implement the visual elements for end-users to interact with applications, whether being internal or external, web or mobile. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
There are several reasons why now might be the time to hire a freelance front-end developer. This includes:
Time — Front-end developers can lower the time and cost to create converting user journeys. As freelancers are not constrained to the normal 9 till 5, they can offer flexibility and can offer specialist expertise at short notice to help fulfil a sudden demand.
Skills/knowledge — Front-end developers use their knowledge and experience to help improve the usability of your application, as well as its look and feel. You will be able to leverage their insight and highly benefit from their expertise.
Ideas — Due to their diverse background, freelancers are able to bring new ideas to the table. Not only can they help give a fresh perspective on your business with their knowledge and expertise, they can use their experience to help improve the look and feel of your application.
Results driven — As freelancers build their portfolio from reputation and word of mouth, it is important that they build and nurture their relationships. Due to this, they’re motivated to provide and deliver the highest quality of work.
Front-end developers have a wide variety of skills. The most common attributes found in elite developers include:
Each of our front-end experts have been manually vetted by our dedicated onboarding team to ensure they have the right skills and experience to be considered an elite Freelancer. They have their own profile that outlines their skills and experience, giving you the opportunity to review this to ensure they have the right background for your project.
This varies dependent on the type of developer you are hiring. Rates across development include rates from Backend Developers, CMS Developers, Frontend Developers, Email Developers etc. The average rate across the discipline in 2020 was £389.
When looking at web development, front-end developers generally tend to work on what the end user sees on a website or application.
Back-end developers tend to work on the server-side technologies that power the site’s functionality.
Both roles work closely together to create a fully functioning website or application.
Front-end developers may have an understanding of PHP, Ruby, or Python code in order to connect data with a back-end.