“Front-end” engineers are the people who build the parts of Web sites that you actually see.
That’s opposed to “back-end” engineers, who work on all the stuff behind the scenes — for instance, like storing information you enter (like your name) in a database, or making sure that an e-commerce site can take your order.
When working with someone like Bridges, you should know as much as you can about different types of technologies. You also shouldn’t assume a transition to another platform is easy.
“It is important to know what you want out of the developer so you can articulate your expectations clearly,” he said.
To help, he shared 10 things you should never say to a front end engineer:
10. I’m looking for a front end designer: “Designers tend to always work on the ‘front-end.’ If you’re differentiating between front- and back-end, you’re looking for a developer. Those “de-” words are tricky.”…