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Agus A.
$56/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • CSS 3
  • HTML5
  • PSD to WordPress
  • Front-End Development
  • WordPress Theme
  • Style Guide

Do you want to convert your design into WordPress? Then you are in the right place! I am the right person to make it, pixel-perfect work, excellent on any device, working fast and efficient are my top priority. I love to use a ready-to-build theme like Elementor Pro, Divi, Enfold, Avada, X-theme, Jupiter, and builder plugin like Visual Composer, WP Bakery to reduce the time development and bring your dream website design and its function come true. Just let me know any of your designs and let me convert them into WordPress. What service do I provide? Sketch, Figma, Adobe XD to WordPress PSD to WordPress PDF to WordPress Wix to...

Abid H.
$100/hr
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  • WordPress Development
  • Shopify
  • Amazon FBA
  • User Interface Design
  • Ecommerce Platform Development
  • WordPress Theme
  • Front-End Development
  • Angular
  • Theme Development
  • Theme Customization
  • Liquid
  • Ecommerce Website
  • Database Development
  • Shopify Plus
  • Payment Plugin

From custom theme designs to e-commerce and custom plugin development, I will help you transform your personal or business concept into a successful Shopify website. From custom Shopify apps to fully custom Shopify storefronts, over the past 9 years I have had the pleasure of helping many different clients with many different development needs. I love taking your Shopify goals and finding a solution that's right for you, no matter how complex. ✅ I design mock-up/wireframes in PSD, AI, Sketch, Figma, or PDF format as a value-added service. ✅ I can use your design/mock-up as well. ✅ Custom Dynamic Shopify Theme that's fully customizable &...

Beso G.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • Tailwind CSS
  • GitHub
  • Front-End Development
  • API
  • Figma
  • CSS 3
  • TypeScript
  • Web Application
  • JavaScript
  • HTML5
  • Node.js
  • Web Development
  • SCSS
  • NestJS Development
  • Angular 10

Experienced in video/audio visualization, JavaScript, AngularCLi, Figma, GitHub My specialization: making web Applications using Angular, API resources and different technologies depending on project needs. Most important thing is to make friendly user applications for my customers including UI/UX technologies

Khushar F.
$65/hr
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  • WordPress
  • PHP
  • Bootstrap
  • WooCommerce
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress Plugin
  • CMS Development
  • Plugin Customization
  • Slider Revolution
  • WordPress e-Commerce
  • Plugins for Wordpress
  • WordPress Multisite
  • Front-End Development
  • Page Speed Optimization
  • jQuery

After assisting Numerous Non profit & Corporate level Start-Ups/Brands in the past 7 years. I have set foot in the International Market for creating the best out of simple brain and innovations. I am specialized in Front-End + Back-End Technologies. I have perfect expertise in WordPress/Woo commerce (Front-End + Back-End). In addition I am also skilled in Web Api & Responsive Designs. I love to work on challenging ideas & eager to make ongoing relationships with good people.

Dhruvkumar H.
$15/hr
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  • WordPress Theme
  • Bootstrap
  • Front-End Development
  • Responsive Design
  • Elementor
  • Interaction Design
  • Website Optimization
  • HTML5
  • Divi
  • PSD to HTML
  • CSS 3
  • Beaver Builder
  • WordPress

►I am working in the Web design industry for the last six years. ►I have done many projects so far with client satisfaction. My skills include Web design, WordPress, HTML, CSS, PSD to HTML, PSD to WordPress, etc. ► I have also taken many Upwork tests with a score of the top 10% on Upwork. ► I like to work with the client on a regular basis. ►13190+ Upwork Hours ►I have successfully completed 155 projects with excellent feedback with 100% satisfaction.

Ignacio D.
$15/hr
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  • React
  • Web Development
  • Next.js
  • SCSS
  • JavaScript
  • React Native
  • TypeScript
  • Tailwind CSS
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • API
  • Front-End Development
  • MUI

Hi! I'm Ignacio Diaz, a Frontend Web Developer based in Argentina. I have a passion for all things web, and love working on interactive and responsive websites. In my free time, I like to read and spend time with my family and friends. I have a degree in Electronics from the University of Rosario, and have been working as a web developer for over 3 years. I have experience with a variety of programming languages and frameworks, including: - HTML / CSS / TypeScript - React js / React Native / Next.js - Node js / Express - Bootstrap / Tailwind / MUI My goal is to create beautiful, functional, and user-friendly websites that are both visually...

Marwa B.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • Webflow
  • Front-End Development
  • Web Development
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Landing Page
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Logo Design
  • Responsive Design
  • Web Design
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Figma
  • UX & UI
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

Hii , I'm a Professional Webflow designer and developer, who helps businesses get more customers by creating modern, conversion-focused websites. For the past years, I’ve developed projects for online and local clients through freelancing, as well as Professional working experience worked on projects to solve digital problems alongside worked with the founders, marketing, and product teams. My specialties are: + Helping small businesses get online with a website. + Improve website designs to get more sales and signups. + Landing pages that are effective and convert. I specialize in: 0. Design -Designing in Figma or adobe XD 1....

Pravin P.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • iOS Development
  • Android App Development
  • Flutter
  • Front-End Development
  • Android
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • Node.js
  • Dart
  • JavaScript
  • AWS Lambda
  • Firebase
  • Firebase Cloud Firestore
  • Mobile App Development

✅ Rewarded as 🏆 𝗧𝗢𝗣 𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗗 𝗣𝗟𝗨𝗦 🏆 by Upwork (𝗧𝗼𝗽 𝟯%) ✅ 6000+ hours and still counting ✅ 50+ jobs completed successfully ✅ 100% Job Success (Client Satisfaction Ratio) ✅ 90% of Clients Recommended working with me ✅ 86% Long-term Repeat Clients ✅ 10+ Years Of Experience ✅ High-Quality Work ✅ Cost-Effective ✅ Fluent English Verified We are a 🏆Top-Rated Plus Flutter Development Company around the Globe FlutterDevs is a protruding flutter app development company with an extensive in-house team of 30+ seasoned professionals who know exactly what you need to strengthen your business across various dimensions. With more than 10+...

Paras K.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • React
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Laravel
  • Vue.js
  • Node.js
  • Next.js
  • MongoDB
  • SQL
  • ExpressJS
  • Web Application
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • Front-End Development
  • Backend Rest API

I am an experienced Full Stack Developer and Designer with four years plus experience building and designing websites and web apps from scratch. Html, CSS, Scss, Javascript, React, Next, Gatsby, Vue, Node js, Laravel, and Django are the field of my expertise when it comes to building websites and web apps. I deal with servers as well. I am flawless using Figma, Adobe XD, Illustrator, and Photoshop for the design. Photography is also one of the skills I use in my design. I guarantee my enthusiasm in work and fulfilling my project with inexpressible efforts. Try me, and you don't have to regret it. Thank you

Munib Q.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • Front-End Development
  • React
  • PSD to HTML
  • Bootstrap
  • Tailwind CSS
  • JavaScript
  • SCSS
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Responsive Design
  • Web Design
  • CSS
  • Responsive Web Design
  • HTML
  • Shopify

✨ Prime Quality work and Effective communication throughout the complete development process are my two core values. 🖐 I'm a Senior Frontend developer (Sass(CSS), HTML, JS, React JS) with 5+ years of experience in developing professional HTML Responsive Landing pages and Custom Websites/CRM. My skills: ✅ Pixel perfect design ✅ PSD to HTML / Sketch to HTML / Figma to HTML ✅ HTML 5 / CSS 3 ✅ SASS / SCSS ✅ Bootstrap ✅Tailwind CSS ✅ Materialize CSS ✅ Javascript ✅ jQuery ✅ React JS | Redux ✅ React/Redux ✅React Bootstrap ✅GIT/Gitlab ✅Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator Happy to discuss projects, ideas, and things we can arrange together to...

Qasim M.
$18/hr
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  • API Development
  • Vue.js
  • Amazon MWS
  • Laravel
  • Webflow
  • MQTT
  • Chatbot Development
  • JavaScript
  • Front-End Development
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • Lead Generation
  • Data Scraping

🟢𝐀𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐰 💎 𝐓𝐨𝐩 𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 ☑️ 𝟑+ 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 Hello and welcome! I am Qasim Mughal an adept web developer and designer with Three years of experience. I have a love of Web Development and IT in general that I bring to all my work. I am meticulous and am constantly learning more about my field to both stay current and expand on my skills. I already provide high-quality work and deliver the high-quality result I always convey the project's worthwhile outcome and am offering the following services: 🌟 𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧/ 𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐧 𝐄𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭 ≡ LinkedIn...

Alexey C.
$35/hr
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  • Git
  • Laravel
  • PHP
  • Project Management
  • WordPress
  • JavaScript
  • React
  • PayPal Integration
  • Front-End Development
  • WooCommerce

Experienced in PHP Frameworks as Laravel and JS Frameworks as Angular / React. My specialization: create/improve your Web Application of different complexity to the highest level. I have 7 years' experience of work in the web industry. Depend on my experience, for every client, I propose my ideas on how to improve your Site / Web Application. I have done a bunch of projects, both from scratch and worked with already started projects. So, for me, It’s not a problem to understand the created architecture or to create everything from scratch. So, I know how to make alive your ideas and how to achieve maximum efficiency. I have partners who...

Adrien L.
$60/hr
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  • Web Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Figma
  • Webflow
  • UX & UI
  • Motion Graphics
  • Interaction Design
  • Front-End Development
  • Web Development
  • Landing Page
  • CSS

Hello, my name is Adrien and I specialize in building engaging and responsive websites for your small business or startup using the Webflow CMS platform. I believe in Human-Centric Design principles and always focus my design and development process on the end user. My main objective is to create compelling, meaningful, and responsive website experiences. I have used my background in UI/UX design, Interaction Design, Motion Graphics and Animations, and Front End Development to develop a principled design system. I have found that a highly converting website experience is often best expressed through well structured minimal design with...

Igor K.
$110/hr
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  • Website Development
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • Front-End Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Landing Page
  • AngularJS
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • C#
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile App Development
  • Web Design
  • Ecommerce Website
  • Website Redesign
  • Vue.js

Just try to work with me and you'll see: I can do my work well and on time. "Top Rated Plus" Upwork premium freelancer, member of an Upwork PRO group. 12+ years skill in full-stack web site development (prototype, graphic design, front-end, back-end, SEO). Back end experience: PHP (WordPress, Laravel), C# (ASP .NET MVC, Web API, Entity Framework, Orchard, Kooboo, Umbraco). Front end experience: HTML5 / CSS3, SASS, LESS, Bootstrap 5, Html5 animation, JS, jQuery, AJAX, Json, Rest API, Angular 1-2-4, React.js, Vue.js, Node.js, Three.js. Other experience: Windows/Unix Server administration, Git, Azure, AWS and cloud solutions. In terms of...

Wael A.
$35/hr
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  • Laravel
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Front-End Development
  • AngularJS
  • jQuery
  • CSS
  • Web Development
  • Website Development
  • Progressive Web App
  • PHP
  • MySQL

I am an experienced full-stack web developer with 7+ years of experience. I am very talented with proven records in developing web applications using Laravel framework, MySQL databases and many front-end technologies like twitter bootstrap framework (HTML5, CSS3, JS), AngularJs and jQuery for websites from small to enterprise level. Also, I have successfully accomplished developing and consuming rest APIs for mobile and AngularJs applications. Furthermore, I have great experience using team management tools like Jira, Asana and Trello as well as source version control systems like GIT and SVN. Noting that I am self-driven, very fast...

Albert F.
$55/hr
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  • JavaScript
  • WordPress
  • WordPress Plugin
  • Node.js
  • React
  • TypeScript
  • GraphQL
  • Laravel
  • PHP
  • Docker
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • WordPress Theme
  • Website
  • Front-End Development

I am a Senior Web Developer with more than 9 years of experience, working as Frontend and Fullstack. I specialise working with React, Nextjs, Typescript, NestJS, Rust, PHP, Wordpress and many other technologies I love developing web applications with GraphQL and I am well versed with all most common APIs. I have worked with well-known brands like ELLE, Holland and Barrett, Public.fr, etc I am reliable and really focus on the task and willing to go the extra mile to make the client satisfied with my service. I do speak English and Spanish. Side note: My performance and success rate has gone down since I haven't been using Upwork for a...

Muhammad N.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • React
  • React Native
  • Expo.io
  • Ionic Framework
  • Angular
  • Vue.js
  • Apache Cordova
  • Flutter
  • Mobile App Development
  • Front-End Development
  • iOS Development
  • Android App Development
  • Angular 2
  • Angular Material
  • Web Development

Thanks for checking out my profile! An expert Full Stack developer, having 5+ years of experience and worked 4000+ hours on Upwork. I have developed Mobile Apps, PWA, SPA, and Web apps for different clients on Upwork. I know about React, React Native, Expo.io, Next.js, Gatsby, Ionic, Angular, Node.js, NestJs, LoopBack, PHP, Laravel, GraphQL, pgSQL, MySQL, and Web3. I worked on 20+ apps and websites using the above Tech Stack. My Development Area : -- E-Commerce Apps -- Real Estate Apps -- Restaurants Apps -- Delivery Apps -- Social Networks Apps -- Location-based / Maps Apps -- Bar Code / QR Code Scanner Apps. -- Payments Gateway...

Sumit P.
$14/hr
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  • Front-End Development
  • Java
  • AngularJS
  • Node.js
  • Google Web Toolkit
  • JavaScript
  • Web Design
  • Website Development
  • Ionic Framework
  • Git
  • Ionic
  • Flutter
  • React
  • Angular
  • Angular 6

I am Sumit Prajapati, Master in computer science, Ionic, Angular, Flutter, React. Java developer. Having experience of 9+ years with good feedback from my clients. In my 9+ years of experience, I have faced so many challenges and turned them into opportunities in front-end development and back-end development. My expertise is in the following areas: • Ionic Framework development from Ionic 1 to Ionic 5 with capacitor • Angular 1 with JavaScript and Angular 2 to Angular 11 with typescript. • MEAN Development. • HTML & CSS and using HTML5 and CSS3 for more than four years with Bootstrap and another responsive framework. • React JS and React...

Jesse John O.
$17/hr
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  • Front-End Development
  • HTML
  • Email Marketing
  • Email Design
  • Email Deliverable
  • PSD to HTML
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Corporate Brand Identity
  • Graphic Design
  • Responsive Design
  • CSS
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Email Signature
  • Email Template Development
  • Microsoft Outlook Development

I am an Expert in Designing Marketing Collaterals, Corporate Video Editing and Developing SPAM FREE HTML Email Signature. You can contact me direct if you need my help.

Collins O.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • Adobe XD
  • Webflow
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • UI/UX Prototyping
  • Front-End Development
  • Figma
  • Responsive Web Design
  • WordPress
  • WooCommerce
  • JavaScript

I'm a seasoned Product Designer and Front-End Developer. I have been creating unique websites for clients for four years now. Each of the websites I design and build is designed to capture a specific audience's attention and keep them engaged. I also have 5 years of graphic design experience and have helped a long list of happy clients design their commercial ads, books and magazines, websites, logos, and website designs, product photography, food photography, convention event signage, and branding. My focus is on modern web design and crafting solutions to achieve overall business goals. I do research (market fit/competitive...

Eugene S.
$16/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • WordPress
  • Front-End Development
  • Website Development
  • Responsive Web Design
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • HTML5
  • CSS 3
  • Android App Development
  • Java
  • Theme Customization
  • WooCommerce
  • HTML

Hello dear friends! During the last 5 years, I was involved in the development of a wide range of web-based software using: - WordPress - Theme customization and turning, - CSS adjustment, - Responsive design, - WooCommerce, - plugins customization, - PSD to WordPress. Also I experienced front-end designer in such areas: - CSS/CSS3, - HTML/HTML5, - responsive design, - SVG/CSS/JS animation, - JavaScript/jQuery. Thanks!

Oleksii H.
$35/hr
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  • Graphic Design
  • TypeScript
  • jQuery
  • CSS 3
  • WordPress
  • PSD to HTML
  • Gatsby.js
  • React
  • Landing Page
  • WordPress Development
  • Responsive Design
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • Front-End Development
  • Template Markup
  • Next.js
  • Git

Hello. I am fulltime freelancer and the founder of the web agency Smart-UI based in Ukraine. I have 5+ years of experience in front-end development systems. I'm very responsible for my work and with good communication skills. I always discuss details of the project and stay in touch. You can contact me at any time. My front-end skills: ✔️ React.js, Next.js, Gatsby.js ✔️ REST API, Swagger, GraphQl ✔️Manual QA ✔️ WordPress, Woocommerce , OpenCart ✔️ HTML/HTML5/PSD to HTML - W3C valid, responsive ✔️ CSS/CSS3 , LESS/SASS/SCSS ✔️ JavaScript, jQuery , AngularJS, JSON, AJAX ✔️ Responsive frameworks - Twitter Bootstrap, Material design, Tailwind...

Junaid A.
$15/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • Tailwind CSS
  • Web Development
  • CSS
  • Landing Page
  • HTML
  • React
  • MongoDB
  • SCSS
  • Front-End Development Framework
  • Website
  • JavaScript
  • GraphQL
  • Front-End Development
  • Next.js

I have 1+ year of hands-on experience efficiently coding websites and web applications using modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and Frameworks i.e., ReactJs, NextJs, Tailwind CSS I bring a comprehensive set of skills that I believe will be valuable to your projects. In my Frontend Developer role, I honed my abilities in programming and UI development, providing a firm foundation for the Front-End Web Developer position. My teamwork, people-centric nature, and compassion have afforded me excellent motivation skills. Building User Interface which are easy to use, user-friendly websites and applications is truly a passion of mine, and I am...

Muhammad Q.
$20/hr
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  • Website Development
  • JavaScript
  • WordPress Development
  • PSD to WordPress
  • Front-End Development
  • WordPress Theme
  • Website Customization
  • Ecommerce Website
  • Elementor
  • WordPress e-Commerce
  • Page Speed Optimization
  • WooCommerce
  • Divi

✳️ Your next Full Stack Application Developer ✳️ THINGS I AM GOOD AT: ✅ Wordpress website 100% responsive and funtional ✅ E-commerce wordpress website ✅ Elementor/Divi Builder/WP Page Builder ✅ Wordpress theme customisations ✅ Setup and customizing WordPress Theme ✅ Real Estate wordpress website ✅ Services Based Businesses wordpress website ✅ WooCommerce Website ✅ Online Store brand website creation ✅ Blog and portfolios websites ✳️✳️WP PAGE BUILDERS I WORK WITH:✳️✳️ ✅ Divi ✅ Elementor / Elementor Pro ✅ WPBakery ✅ Avada ✅ Beaver Builder ✅ Oxygen Builder ✅ SiteOrigin Page Builder ✅ Gutenberg ✳️✳️NOTE✳️✳️ If any of you prefered page...

Laura S.
$75/hr
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  • Front-End Development
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Corporate Brand Identity
  • User Experience Design
  • CMS Development
  • PSD to WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Shopify
  • User Interface Design
  • Wireframing

Hello, I’m Laura. Why should you hire me? When you hire me, I make the project my top priority. I become part of your team and I’ll do everything to make your business successful. Doesn’t matter if what you need is a simple logo, changes on your current website, the creation of an experience… Every item is important and contributes to the success of your brand. What do I do? I’m a Jack-of-all-trades (and master of many). I’m a Digital Graphic Design Engineer. Translation? I’m and a developer with graphic design education. My passion is Web Development, UX/UI Design, and Branding, but that doesn’t define me. With 8+ years of experience,...

Anthony U.
$80/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • sketch app
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Design
  • Website Prototyping
  • Graphic Design
  • Material Design
  • Front-End Development
  • Website Development
  • User Experience
  • User Interface Design
  • Product Design
  • UI Graphics
  • Web UI
  • iPhone UI Design

🏆 EXPERT-VETTED on Upwork. 🥉 TOP RATED PLUS consistently for 3 years. My goal is to create meaningful and timeless design for my clients and their audience. I believe that great work comes from building great relationships. I’m ready to work and collaborate with you on every step of the way and can work within your budget. 👨🏾‍💻 Skills: ✓ UX/UI Design ✓ Website Design ✓ Mobile Design ✓ iOS App Design ✓ Android App Design ✓ Web Development ✓ Wordpress Design ✓ Visual Design ✓ Prototyping ✓ Wireframes 🛠 Tools: ✓ Sketch App ✓ Adobe Photoshop ✓ Invision App ✓ Figma ✓ Flinto ✓ Zeplin If you’re interested in my work, please...

Mike H.
$70/hr
  • Trophy Icon Frontend Development
  • Front-End Development
  • Shopify
  • Shopify Theme
  • React
  • Node.js
  • MongoDB
  • PHP
  • Shopify Apps

I am a Full-Stack Developer with over 4 years of Front-End development and 1 year of Back-End experience. I have been using Back-End frameworks such as Express, Node.js and different databases such as MongoDB and MySQL. React is my go-to Front-End framework. Since last year I have been focusing on bringing my Front-End and E-commerce expertise to the Shopify Platform as a Shopify developer.

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How Do You Hire a Front-End Developer

How to hire a front-end developer

Your website is a sum of layers—structure, data, design, content, and functionality. Creating that user-facing functionality is the job of a front-end developer. Using a combination of markup languages, design, and client-side scripts and frameworks, the front-end developer creates the environment for everything that users see and touch: content, layout, and interaction.

So, how do you find a freelance front-end developer who can deliver the experience your visitors are looking for? Here are key considerations, essential skills, and other factors you may want to consider during the selection process.

How do you hire a front-end developer?

You can source front-end development talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a front-end developer.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview front-end developers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview.

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of front-end developer you need to complete your project.

How to shortlist front-end developers

As you’re browsing available front-end developers, it can be helpful to create a shortlist of the contractors you may want to interview. Do a quick screen for the basic skills and qualities such as:

  • Asynchronous JavaScript. Programming concepts like AJAX allow front-end developers to make asynchronous callbacks to the server, allowing the webpage to send or retrieve data without having to refresh the entire page every time the user makes a small change (i.e. rating a movie).
  • Excellent collaboration. A front-end developer will work closely with UI designers, web designers, and back-end developers. Expect there to be a bit of a feedback loop and rounds of revisions to get it right—any changes they make to the UI will result in some reworking, and the back-end has to be designed to support that.
  • Testing. A familiarity with unit tests a la TDD (Test-Driven Development), or a general penchant for testing code throughout the lifecycle of a project goes a long way towards preventing headaches on launch day.
  • Security, SSL certificates, and HTTPS protocols. A good front-end developer should at least be familiar with the fundamentals of network security.
  • Performance and scalability of code. Professional front-end developers know how to write clean, modular, well-annotated code that will make it easier to maintain, update, and scale-up as your web project grows.

Upwork has done some of this for you with our web design services where we've found proven web design talent.

How to write a job description for front-end developers

The way you write a description will determine the quality of developer that you’ll attract. It’s important to be concise yet detailed enough so developers interested in your project can submit proposals with fairly accurate cost and time estimates.

The title of your job description should be able to grab the attention of the developer that you’re looking for—are you looking for a senior developer or will an entry level coder suffice for your needs? Did you have any specific frameworks, libraries, or tools in mind? Customize your title so that it specifies the main traits you’re looking for in your desired developer.

The second part is the main body of your project description, the project overview. This is where you elaborate on the details of who you’re looking and what you’re trying to accomplish. This a good place to link or attach any wireframes, mockups, creative briefs or other documentation that clearly illustrate your ideas or other aspects of your project. The goal is to strike the right balance between detail and brevity to ensure that the developer has a clear picture of the work to be done. If you need the developer to sign an NDA (non-disclosure agreement), you can also specify this requirement in your description.

The final part of a good project description is to touch upon your desired development schedule and deliverables—any designs, documentation, or source code.. The source code is usually delivered using a version control solution such as Git.

Sample Project Description

Below is a sample of how a project description may look. Keep in mind that many people use the term “job description,” but a full job description is only needed for employees. When engaging a freelancer as an independent contractor, you typically just need a statement of work, job post, or any other document that describes the work to be done.

Title: Front-End Developer for a MEAN Social Media Platform

Description: We’re looking for an intermediate front-end developer to help build an exciting new social media platform for independent filmmakers, fans, and film festival venues to connect with one another. The project is based on the MEAN (MongoDB, Express.js, AngularJS, and Node.js) stack, so familiarity with at least AngularJS is required.

The right developer will have expertise in the following:

  • Translation of designer mock-ups and wireframes into front-end code
  • Front-end integration with a MEAN back-end
  • Unit testing with Karma
  • Familiarity with API Creation and RESTful services
  • GitHub

Project Scope & Deliverables:

While much of the project has already been completed, we still need additional support to help us polish our product and meet our launch deadline in 6 months (mm/dd/yyyy). We will need the following three deliverables:

Deliverable #1 by (date)

Deliverable #2 by (date)

Deliverable #3 by (date)

About Us:

We are Carnivale, an innovative startup seeking to bridge the gap between independent filmmakers, fans, and festivals.

That’s enough about us, to ensure you’ve read the entirety of this message, please include the name of your favorite film alongside your portfolio in your reply.

*Note all company names and dates, were created solely for the use of this example.

Sample questions for the interview

  • “What are some of the most common mistakes you perceive in front-end development?” The depth of a developer’s knowledge can be measured by the number of mistakes they’ve made or seen, and how they were able to overcome them.
  • “Describe one of the biggest challenges you had coding some tricky front-end functionality and what you used to solve it?” This gives the developer a chance to show you what they’ve got. Whether it’s the time they tried to launch their own social media app or had to tackle a particularly daunting project for a client, this question serves as a simple prompt to let them tell you where they really tried to test the limits of their abilities.
  • “Knowing what our site/app is trying to do, what do you think some interactive front-end challenges we may face could be?” Asking this question doesn’t just indicate whether they’ve done their research, it also gives them a chance to show their experience tackling different types of sites and coding challenges.
  • “What are some of your favorite front-end frameworks, and why?” This is a good opportunity to let them explain their favorite tools and technologies, and how they apply them to different types of apps. It also lets you hear about their production style, how they like to streamline work (say, with CSS preprocessors), and how they leverage certain frameworks for their strengths.
  • “How do you typically tackle testing of your code?” It’s always a good sign if your developer is a practitioner of TDD or familiar with writing unit tests. Karma, Protractor, Mocha, Jasmine—these are just some of the popular test tools out there that you can look for in your candidate’s responses.

FRONT-END DEVELOPERS FAQs

What is front-end development?

Front-end development is the process of turning UI/UX designs into the functional user-facing features you interact with on a webpage. Using a combination of markup languages, design, and client-side scripts and frameworks, the front-end developer creates the environment for everything that users see and touch: content, layout, and interaction.

What does a front-end developer do?

A front-end developer brings the design and functionality of an app to life, blending a mix of UI, UX, graphic design, and plenty of technical coding skills. Using a combination of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—the big three core skills of front-end development—they build everything a user sees and interacts with on a website. This can include fonts, sliders, drop-down menus, and buttons, and content that’s been optimized for fast load times like photos, videos, and articles are displayed in your web browser.

Generally, a front-end web developer’s services include:

  • Tailoring user experience
  • Bringing a designer’s concept to life with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Production, modification, and maintenance of websites and web application user interfaces
  • Creating tools that enhance how users see and interact with your site in any browser
  • Implementing responsive design for mobile sites
  • Contributing some back-end experience, collaborating on APIs, and more
  • Maintaining software workflow management with a project management tool like GitHub and task runners like Grunt and Gulp
  • Consulting on SEO best practices
  • Testing the site during development for usability and fixing any bugs
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