Specialization is Key
What a Front-End Developer will Bring to the Table
A front-end developer will have a number of skills that will help you and your website. These include understanding key client-side web development concepts, creating websites that are visually appealing, being able to use and manipulate a number of different software and media-types to get the job done, programming experience, an impressive portfolio, experience in cross-browser testing, cross-platform compatibility, and ability to find inconsistencies and fix them, and enough actual experience to figure out problems before they occur.
What it All Comes Down To
When it comes to hiring a specialist over a more generic web developer, the first thing that many people think about is cost. True, a person specializing in front-end development may cost more then a person specializing in general, freelance web development. However, what you gain with a specialist is the skill set and experience needed to produce a truly remarkable, stable website. With an understanding of aesthetics and practicality, a front-end developer combines form and function to create a website that is not only navigable, but is also a positive experience.