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Full-Stack Engineer

A full-stack engineer can get a project done from start to finish, back-end to front-end.

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Beginner friendly, 168 lessons

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Become a Front-End Engineer

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This path teaches not only the languages and technologies you’ll need to know, but how to think like a Front-End Engineer, too. 

About this Career Path

  • Learn the basics: Get to know UI and UX design, including wireframing, color theory, and more.
  • Build dynamic sites: Use JavaScript, React, and Redux to build fast and customizable front-end web apps.
  • Prepare for your career: Get job-ready with portfolio projects, interview prep, and more.


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Projects you’ll build

Create a Playlist App With the Spotify API (Part One)

Program a React app that lets users create custom Spotify playlists.

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Tsunami Coffee

Practice responsive design in CSS so you can hone your skills and feel confident taking them to the real world.

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Transitions - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Follow step-by-step instructions to add animations to an existing static web page for an online reader.

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Back-End Engineer

Back-end developers deal with the hidden processes that run behind the scenes, building APIs and databases.

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Beginner friendly, 121 lessons

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Front-End Engineer

Front-End Engineers work closely with designers to make websites beautiful, functional, and fast. Get the specialized skills and portfolio you need to start your career as a Front-End Engineer in this curated career path.

Includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Web Apps, React, UX design, and more

Write live code, build projects, and practice for interviews

Finish in 4-8 months with a professional certification

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Introduction to Front-End Engineer Career Path

Welcome to the Front-End Engineer Career Path!


Overview of Web Development

Be introduced to the field of front-end web development.


Fundamentals of HTML

Learn to build a structure for a website using HTML.


Semantic HTML

Write clearer, more accessible HTML using Semantic HTML tags.


Developing Websites Locally

Get acquainted with text editors and Chrome DevTools to develop websites locally.


Deploying Websites

Learn how to deploy websites using GitHub Pages and the command line.


Improved Styling with CSS

Use intermediate-level CSS to customize styles and implement navigation elements.


34 units • 77 projects • 129 lessons

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Career paths teach you exactly what you need to start a new career.

Curated by our team of experts, career paths contain a collection of courses, projects, prep for technical interviews, and more. By the end, you'll be ready to start interviewing for entry-level jobs in the career of your choice.

What is a Codecademy career path?

Front-end engineers create the user-facing elements of a website or web application. They decide the colors of buttons or how interactive elements are displayed. These developers also interact with users to learn what they need and then create solutions using their programming skills.

What do front-end engineers do?

It’s helpful for front-end developers to know HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React to get started in the field. This career path will help you build all of these important skills.

What programming languages do front-end engineers need to know?

There aren't any prerequisites to taking the Front-End Engineer career path, but it helps to have an understanding of programming fundamentals.

What do I need to know before taking this career path?

Yes. You’ll learn important interview skills and practice common code challenges that will help you land an entry-level job.

Will this career path help me prepare for a front-end engineering job?

Front-end developers manage the parts of websites and applications that users see and interact with.

Back-end developers are responsible for all of the hidden systems and servers that host and support websites and applications.

Full-stack developers know a bit of both front-end and back-end engineering, so they can complete a project on their own from start to finish.

How is front-end engineering different from back-end or full-stack?