Front-End Developer

Create website interfaces, styles, and animations like the ones you know and use everyday.

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A flexible online program

Imagine starting a brand-new career at any time! Can’t commit to full-time? No problem, study at your own pace.

Real-world projects

Acquire the most relevant skills by completing 14 projects based on those required in your future career.

Individual learning support

Benefit from weekly mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

A Bachelor's-level diploma

Leave with a professional qualification and the guarantee of a job within 6 months.

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Front-End Developer

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaIndividual learning supportJob guarantee

What is the Front-End Developer role

Front-end developers are in charge of creating dynamic websites using a programming language. They take care of the front-end part, i.e. the visual side of the site, unlike the back-end developer. To find out more, you can read this article on developer jobs.

 

A front-end developer’s missions typically entails:

  • Understanding the project they’re working on to develop the most satisfying features and interfaces for their client.
  • Implementing mockups with a keen eye for detail and rigorous standards.
  • Using best practices to structure HTML, CSS and Javascript code.
  • Using frameworks such as React to build powerful and modular applications.
  • Using tests to monitor their applications and ensure the highest quality service.
  • Providing technical and functional documentation of the site for their clients and colleagues.
  • Optimizing page load time.

Why take this program?

Developer jobs have been growing enormously in recent years. No longer reserved only for digital companies and for men, now all companies need Front-End Developers for their website, internal tools, mobile apps for marketing, etc… And female developers are in high demand now! It's a job in constant change and that offers many openings to various jobs, some of which do not even exist yet. We are proud to offer this training path, accessible to all, opening the doors to the job of Front-End Developer.

— Clara Corazza, Head of the Code track at OpenClassrooms
— Clara Corazza, Head of the Code track at OpenClassrooms

This program was created by our instructional design team. Our pedagogical method is based on the realization of real-world projects and one-on-one, weekly sessions with a professional web development expert as your mentor.

The idea is simple: to learn effectively, it is important to be active in your learning. Within this path, this involves completing projects based on scenarios from the professional world. Your mission: look for solutions, create your deliverables and present them convincingly in front of your mentor! You will be able to directly apply the experience you gain through your OpenClassrooms program in your future workplace.

The training consists of professional projects of increasing complexity. Each project will allow you to acquire specific skills.

What you will learn

  • Setup your development environment.
  • Implement a responsive layout with HTML5 and CSS3.
  • Ensure the accessibility of a website.
  • Create dynamic web applications with Javascript, React and APIs.
  • Ensure data quality in a web application through testing.
  • Contribute to a code project using agile methodology...

... And much more!

At the end of this training, you will be a full-blown Front-End Developer, and earn your European diploma for Software development.

Salary of a Front-End Developer

Web development can be a lucrative career with many prospects and income growth opportunities opening up as you continue to acquire more experience. Here is what you can expect to earn in your career as a Front-End Web Developer:

United Kingdom

Beginner: £30,000 - £40,000 

2-5 years: £40,000 - £60,000

5+ years: £60,000 +

United States

Beginner: $40,000 - $60,000

2-5 years: $60,000 - $80,000

5+ years: $100,000 +

You will be able to work as a Front-End Developer, but also as a Web Developer, or Javascript Developer.

This program can be taken as part of an apprenticeship. For more information, please contact us.

Career development

By following this training, you will be able to work as a Front-End Developer but also as a Web Developer. 

You will also be able to quickly ascend towards other developer jobs using Javascript as your primary programming language. For example, you could become a mobile developer using React Native or a Back-End Developer with Node.js.

As a Front-End developer, you will be able to evolve in several ways, including :

  • Diversifying your technical skills to become a full-stack developer, i.e. covering both the back end and the front end.
  • By specializing in a particular technology; React in this training but there are plenty of others!
  • After a few years of experience and collaborating with many other developers, you may also choose a more managerial role as a Lead Developer or a CTO.

Prerequisites

This training is accessible to all. However, here are a few recommendations:

  • A high school diploma / GCSE level.
  • A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended).
  • Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam.
  • Good internet access (3.2 Mbps upload and 1.8 Mbps for download). You can use an Internet speed test to find out like High Speed Internet.

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

Projects

At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.  

The Front-End Developer path has a series of projects that you’ll need to complete one at a time with the support of your mentor. You’ll receive a detailed brief with the context, customer requirements and additional details. Then it’s up to you to go and make it real! To do this, you’ll have to be creative, coming up with innovative solutions to the questions at hand.

Want to know more about projects? Read our blog post here.

Mentorship

During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

Your diploma

  • OpenClassrooms is a private distance learning establishment, registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France.

  • Once you’ve completed your training path and validated your skills, you’ll be awarded the "Front-End Developer" diploma.
    You'll earn the "Front-End Developer" certificate, registered at the National Directory of Professional Certifications. This diploma is at Bachelor's-level on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

  • Contact the university or higher education establishment where you’d like to continue your studies if you have questions about the equivalence of the diploma.

Job guarantee

  • Find work within 6 months of graduating.

  • Get your money back from OpenClassrooms if you don't.
    See Job Guarantee.

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Front-End Developer

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaIndividual learning supportJob guarantee

A teaching method based on practical experience.

  • Acquire key skills for your future career with real-world projects.

  • Make progress with the support of an experienced professional.

  • Acquire concrete know-how and demonstrate it with a portfolio.

Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Take Ownership of Your Learning on the Front-End Path

In our changing world, being skilled in learning is more important than ever. Become an active, autonomous learner to set yourself up for success on this path and in your future career.
Duration8 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Develop a personalized learning plan and toolset
project 2

Turn Mock-ups Into a Web Page

Get started with HTML & CSS by implementing a travel booking platform's website from scratch.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Set up a development environment
  • Track a code project with version control on GitHub
  • Implement a responsive layout
  • Integrate web content according to a mockup using HTML & CSS
project 3

Integrate a mobile website with animations in CSS

Implement the mobile version of this foodtech website with CSS animations.
Duration90 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Develop a navigation structure for a website
  • Implement design effects using CSS & Sass
  • Ensure design consistency on a website
project 4

Build a Landing Page Using Javascript

Get started with Javascript on this gaming company's website, GameOn. In this first programming project, you'll discover how to code with Javascript from scratch.
Duration30 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Program using fundamentals of JavaScript
project 5

Skills Checkpoint: Web Languages Proficiency

Test your skills on HTML, CSS and JavaScript language principles and paradigms;
Duration1 hour
Skills acquired in this project
  • Write HTML, CSS and JavaScript syntax
project 6

Create an Accessible Website For a Freelancer Sourcing Platform

Delve into Javascript with Fisheye to build this freelance photographer platform. Be sure your code makes this web app accessible to all.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Develop a modular app with design patterns
  • Ensure the accessibility of a website
  • Manage website events
  • Write maintainable JavaScript code
project 7

Develop a Search Tool with Bootstrap

Implement a search algorithm for Les Petits Plats, a recipe website. You will use Bootstrap to build the interface and advanced Javascript methods and tools for optimization.
Duration90 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Deconstruct a computational problem
  • Develop an algorithm to solve a problem
project 8

Skills Checkpoint: JavaScript Algorithms

Test your skills in Javascript algorithms to be ready for technical tests.
Duration1 hour
Skills acquired in this project
  • Write Javascript syntax using a programming paradigm
project 9

Debug and Test an HR SaaS

The expense report app, Billed, is experiencing a handful of bugs. You'll have to fix as well as write new unit and integration tests to detect future problems.
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Debug a web application
  • Write a manual E2E test plan
  • Write integration tests with JavaScript
  • Write unit tests with JavaScript
project 10

Define User Needs for a Tutoring App

A non-profit that tutors children needs your help. Determine their needs and create a plan to tackle them using agile tools such as, User Stories, mock-ups, a Kanban table and use case diagrams.
Duration50 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create a mockup for a client
  • Identify functional application requirements based on client needs
  • Manage a code project using agile methodology
  • Model a technical solution for a client using domain models
project 11

Develop a Web App with React and React Router

Implement the front end of Kasa, a person-to-person, real estate rental app. For this client, you will create components with React and build the routes of your app with React Router.
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create React components
  • Develop the routes of an application with React Router
  • Initialize a React web app
project 12

Develop a Dashboard for Analytics with React

Create the consumer-facing dashboard of a sports analytics platform, SportSee. Build graphs and charts with React and use an API to fetch data.
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Develop advanced graphics using libraries
  • Ensure data quality in a web application
  • Interact with a web service
  • Produce technical documentation for a web application
project 13

Connect to a Back End with an API Using React

Remede Agency needs you to complete their website's code to communicate with the back end. You'll write REST API calls to connect the front end to the back end of the website and model new API endpoints.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Authenticate to a secure API
  • Create API models
  • Implement a state management system in a React app
  • Interact with an API
project 14

Convert a jQuery Library to React

Help refactor HRnet's website. You will choose a jQuery library and turn it into a React plugin. Use LightHouse to monitor the performance of your new code.
Duration110 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Monitor the performance of a web app
  • Code in JavaScript with functional programming
  • Deploy a front-end web app
  • Refactor an application to reduce technical debt
Diploma
Web developer (Développeur(euse) d’application)

One-to-one learning support

  • Benefit from weekly individual mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Progress rapidly through projects thanks to their expertise in sharing know-how.

The OpenClassrooms community

  • Count on our solid student community to give you support 24-7.

  • Share your doubts or queries with a comprehensive network of students, mentors, and graduates.

Pay for your path

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Benefits
  • Adapts to your schedule: Study at your pace

  • Non-binding subscription: Stop at any time

  • The faster you finish, the less it costs

  • Start date of your choice

€300 per month

Approx. 12 months

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