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Insecurities of a frontender

Insecurities of a frontender

We all feel a little bit insecure sometimes, but as a front end developer that happens more than you think. I talk about why that happens and how we can avoid that feeling.

Dave Redfern

March 02, 2016

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  29. @daveredfern All code is not equal

  30. @daveredfern If front end development was a brand. We’d be

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  34. @daveredfern Understand UX principles and best practices Keen eye for

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  43. @daveredfern Versatilist Someone who can be a specialist for a

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  44. @daveredfern “A UI Engineer’s ultimate goal is to create great

    customer experiences, just like our designers. This is why they’re on the Design team.” Optimizely
  45. @daveredfern “Front End Dev is a melting pot of design

    & dev skills to implement accessible UIs to accepted standards.” FutureLearn
  46. @daveredfern “It’s important that we have generalists that can bleed

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  48. @daveredfern “People who are skilled at frontend design are in

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