Can you explain the difference between HTML/CSS and javascript developers?

Posted by
Nate McGuire in Development category

When you are building websites, one of the most common misconceptions is that all front-end developers are the same. In our last post, we explained different types of software engineers for web and mobile. In this post we will dive into the main differences between HTML/CSS developers and JavaScript developers, both of which are front-end developers for websites.

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are both languages that are used for web development. HTML is used to structure the content of a website, while CSS is used to control the styling and layout of that content.

A HTML developer is responsible for creating the structure of a website using HTML tags and elements. They may also use CSS to style the website, but their main focus is on the HTML structure.

On the other hand, a CSS developer primarily focuses on styling and layout, using CSS to control the visual appearance of a website. They may also have some knowledge of HTML, but their main expertise is in CSS.

JavaScript is a programming language that is commonly used in web development. A JavaScript developer is responsible for writing and implementing code using the JavaScript language. They may work on a variety of tasks, such as creating interactive elements on a website, validating form input, or creating animations.

In summary, HTML and CSS developers focus on the structure and appearance of a website, while JavaScript developers focus on adding interactivity and functionality to a website through code.

When you are building a site, you will typically need BOTH types of developers in order to be successful.

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