Check some ways to help you become a better front-end developer and at the same time User Interface designer:
Create a Good Project Plan
In everything you do, planning is very important. It can help you save a lot of time, decreases pressure when the deadline is approaching. Simply putting down a list of patterns and elements or breaking up intricate elements into smaller parts and writing them down is enough.
Being on the Go
There is nothing worse in telling your client or boss that things are getting longer than they expected. Highlighting delays is a very powerful way to keep everyone updated. When you’re trapped in a bug you’re not alone call out some of your co-developers.
Curiosity is the best way to learn something new. New methods, languages and plug-in are being out almost every day. It is very necessary to stay open to all new things. Explore and understand them.
Don’t Just Solve Problems, Figure out What’s Really Going On
Example: “Why did you add float: left here?” or “Is this overflow: hidden really essential?”, and your respond: “I don’t know, I just placed it and it works.” If you don’t take time to comprehend the cause of your problem, you’ll find yourself in the same situation over and over again.
Bosses and clients are very demanding we all know that. So, don’t always say ‘Yes’ to your boss. Carefully assess what are the project requirements and align it with your skills. Don’t be afraid to call out functionality or feature which is out of your skill. Being honest is the key.
Healthy body and mind means a better code. So in your weekly schedule don’t forget to include some non-digital activities. Take a run, walk, gym or whatever activities that makes you forget about pixels around you.