I’ve been asked many times over the years, “How do I become a front end developer?” I’m tempted to respond, “You should start by building some websites and learn as you go.” But that’s not really answering the intent of the question. I believe what people are really trying to ask is, “How do I learn how to become a front end developer?” That requires a bit more structure and planning than just experimenting and trial by fire on the job.
One of the best sources of online training for web designers and developers (and an impressive list of other fields) is the amazing Lynda.com online learning site. There’s a staggering number of videos in an ever-expanding list of subjects, so it can be a bit tricky to figure out where to start. I’ve created and shared a few helpful playlists to get you started.