I‘m a Front-End Developer
People in this role provide a great bridge between design and engineering. I’ve often called these people the “arbiters of design”. They inform design of possibilities and constraints and help ensure that designers build a consistent and usable interface for as many users as possible. They help codify the design work. They have a developer mindset with concerns about render performance and load times and can work with engineering to build out a performant front-end.
This is the same description that Marco Cedaro gave of himself, when we met at the last Silicon Milkroundabout, and I remember thinking: “Wow, the same description fits me too!”. It seems we are not the only one thinking this way, then.
So yes, I am a Front-End Developer. And I am proud of it.