- About the author
- Jonathan Christopher
It’s no secret that front end development carries quite a load when it comes to technologies you’re responsible for. When you look at a cumulative list it’s almost daunting to think about it as something you’d want to focus on in your career. The Modern Web aims to fill a gap currently present in presenting modern front end approaches we should all know about.
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