24 October 2014

Front-end developers

In our previous blog post, we introduced our back-end developer, Lorenz, who is in charge of the final step of our work flow. But before he can get his hands dirty, a lot of work needs to be done by his colleagues. So in this post, we would like to introduce our front-end developers.

Front-end developers

But what do front-end developers do exactly? They recreate the visual elements of the design in code, thus implementing the features that you can see and the buttons that you click as the end user.

A front-end developer makes the design ‘come alive’ in the browser, so visitors can interact with it online. Aside from sites, web based games, and applications are also a part of their tasks.

Our two front-end developers, Florian and Dieter. Even though they both share the same title, they both have their own unique qualities. Florian is an all-round creative who loves making videos, knows his way around Photoshop enough to make simple designs and is also familiar with back-end development. Dieter knows the ways of responsive emails like no other, and is even turning that passion into a custom tool. Besides that, he is also the go-to person when well-performing banners are needed.

A front-end developer need to be constantly aware of how their field of interest is developing. Dieter sees this as an opportunity: “Browsers are getting better at doing what they do every day, and therefore allow you to build increasingly complex products. Being able to experiment with these things puts the fun in what we do for a living.”

Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand.

Martin Fowler