How Long Does it Take to Learn Front-End | Convert Image to HTML

May 04, 2020  3721 seen

How Long Does it Take to Learn Front-End | Convert Image to HTML

One of the most common questions is how long does it take to learn front-end development, as well as methods to convert images into HTML codes. However, this question has a broad answer and in this article, we will try to give a detailed answer to it. First of all, it will not be extra to point that it can depend on what you are looking for:

What Is Web Development?

Web development is comprised of two main facets:

Frontend developers create the part of the website that you see and interact with, while backend developers create and maintain the server-side of the application, basically what allows a website to be delivered to your browser for you to see.

Frontend developers while work with tools like HTML and CSS, control the look and feel of your website, and you can learn and understand the basics to create a simple website with these in just a few days. Now you can go further and learn how to program websites with Javascript, this will allow you to make website content interact with users. The time it takes you to learn this will depend on how much programming experience you have. On top of Javascript, front-end developers will use libraries like jQuery and Bootstrap, which will take some time to get used to. And it doesn’t stop there, with tools like Sass or Less you can take front-end development to new heights, and as you imagine this will take some time to learn.

On the other hand, you have backend development. To be a backend developer, you would need to understand the basics of one programming language, some commonly used languages in this area are Javascript, Python, and PHP. Once you have a good grasp of these languages, which could take a month or two, you need to learn how to use these languages to serve websites. This last part is not that hard, but it does have some complexities. Thus you will probably end up resorting to a big web development framework like Node.js for Javascript or Symfony for PHP or Django for Python. These frameworks provide many benefits, they provide many tools to make websites more secure, scalable, and well designed. But as you may imagine, learning these frameworks is a constant learning experience that can take months.

Front-End Development

Now let's get back into the front-end - If you are already sure about front-end development, keep on reading this article, for here you can find some essential information about learning front-end and Image to the HTML conversion process, which was employed in the purpose of the Fronty AI. When starting in the front-end, you may not be certain where and how to start. There are several options available not only programming language-wise but frameworks, regarding tools, as well as technologies. 

What is Client-Side Development?

Front-end web development is also known as client-side development and this is the practice of producing HTML, CSS, and also JavaScript for a website or Web Application so that a user can see and interact with them immediately. The challenge associated with front-end development is that the techniques and tools used to create the front-end of a website change constantly so the developer needs regular researches and needs to be aware of how the field is developing.

There are all kinds of different online courses available on how to get started with and how to learn HTML and CSS we talked about in another article of ours.

How to Build a Real Website on Your Own?

Playing around with UI elements is one thing. Creating an actual landing page or website is something different. At some point, you will eventually start using JavaScript snippets. Don’t forget to challenge yourself by building the first responsive elements. So there’s only one way to becoming better at what you’re doing: Keep learning, keep building. Putting these two together, build to learn! There’s no better way to learn than to get your hands dirty. You’ve probably heard this a hundred times by now, but it is for a good reason why this is the advice most often dished out.
Note: Your reading skills greatly influence your path to becoming a great front-end developer. Especially when starting, there’s a lot of reading required. Why? At first, you’ll probably read a lot of articles, guides, and manuals on how to do different things. You’ll also start reading other people’s code.

Converting Image to HTML with Fronty

Now it is time to expand the front-end sphere into the practice of how we get Fronty's source codes, as well as its image to the HTML conversion process.
The process of implementing client-side software is based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) generating codes from a mockup. Our AI detects the different types of sections on the image (e.g. navbar, header, footer). Besides section is detects almost all kinds of elements and their styles (e.g texts, images). Based on that data creates the main layout of the webpage and generates HTML/CSS code.
The Convolutional and Recurrent Neural Networks and Deep Learning take a screenshot as an input and generate HTML CSS as an output. Most of the AI technologies we’ve implemented and trained are pending patent, that’s why we can’t dive deep into the details.
The main AI which is equipped with a CNN special network - can detect both object's and objects’ styles on the JPG or PNG image. This allows us not to be limited only with Photoshop or Sketch or any design applications. So any JPG file is accepted - even users can take screenshots of existing websites. Through deep learning methods we leveraged to train an AI with up to 90-92% of accuracy.

You now can probably see why we stated that your question was too broad. If you want to start doing web development, do not try to learn it all and at the same time! Just get started on any online tutorial and learn as you go, which has proven to be the most effective method for me.