Profession user interface developer
User interface developers implement, code, document and maintain the interface of a software system by using front-end development technologies.
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- World Wide Web Consortium standards
The standards, technical specifications and guidelines developed by the international organisation World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) which allow the design and development of web applications.
- Software UI design patterns
The reusable solutions and formalised best practices to solve common user interface tasks in software development and design.
- Graphics editor software
The field of graphical ICT tools which enable digital editing and composition of graphics, such as GIMP, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, to develop both 2D raster or 2D vector graphics.
- Computer programming
The techniques and principles of software development, such as analysis, algorithms, coding, testing and compiling of programming paradigms (e.g. object oriented programming, functional programming) and of programming languages.
- Integrated development environment software
The suite of software development tools for writing programs, such as compiler, debugger, code editor, code highlights, packaged in a unified user interface, such as Visual Studio or Eclipse.
- Web programming
- Style sheet languages
The field of computer language that conveys the presentation of structured documents such as Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). These documents have to adhere to style sheets, a set of stylistic rules such as font, color and layout.
- Develop software prototype
Create a first incomplete or preliminary version of a piece of software application to simulate some specific aspects of the final product.
- Design user interface
Create software or device components which enable interaction between humans and systems or machines, using appropriate techniques, languages and tools so as to streamline interaction while using the system or machine.
- Utilise methodologies for user centered design
Use design methodologies in which the needs, wishes and limitations of end users of a product, service or process are given extensive attention at each stage of the design process.
- Use software design patterns
Utilise reusable solutions, formalised best practices, to solve common ICT development tasks in software development and design.
- Analyse software specifications
Assess the specifications of a software product or system to be developed by identifying functional and non-functional requirements, constraints and possible sets of use cases which illustrate interactions between the software and its users.
- Design graphics
Apply a variety of visual techniques in order to design graphic material. Combine graphical elements to communicate concepts and ideas.
- Draw design sketches
Create rough pictures to assist in creating and communicating design concepts.
- Interpret technical texts
Read and understand technical texts that provide information on how to perform a task, usually explained in steps.
- Use software libraries
Utilise collections of codes and software packages which capture frequently used routines to help programmers simplify their work.
Common job titles
- Jr. frontend developer
- Ui developer
- Front end developer (w2 only)
- Ui/ux developer
- Web designer (web services)