Sample Front-End Web Developer Cover Letter and Resume Examples

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When you are applying for a new position, it’s important that you tailor your cover letter and resume to the job you’re seeking. Carefully analyze the job requirements listed in the job posting, and match your skills as closely as possible.

Front-End Web Developer Cover Letter

Here's an example of a cover letter for a front-end web developer position. Download the cover letter template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples, including a sample resume for a front-end web developer, along with tips for emailing your cover letter and resume.

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Front-End Web Developer Cover Letter (Text Version)

Rita Applicant
123 Main Street
Anytown, CA 12345 

September 1, 2018

James Lee
Chief Web Officer
Acme WebTech
123 Business Rd.
Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee,

This letter is to express my interest in the job posted on your website for an experienced, detailed-oriented, front-end web developer. As you'll see, I have six years of hands-on experience efficiently coding websites and applications using modern HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Building state-of-the-art, easy to use, user-friendly websites and applications is truly a passion of mine and I am confident I would be an excellent addition to your organization. In addition to my knowledge base, I actively seek out new technologies and stay up-to-date on industry trends and advancements. This has allowed me to stay ahead of the curve and deliver exceptional work to all of my employers, including those I've worked for on a project basis. I’ve attached a copy of my resume detailing my experience, along with links to websites and applications I’ve had the honor of working on.

I can be reached anytime via my cell phone, 555-555-5555 or by email at

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this opportunity. 

Best regards,

Rita Applicant ​(signature for a hard copy letter)

Rita Applicant

Front-End Web Developer Resume

This is an example of a resume for a front-end web developer. Download the web developer resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

Screenshot of a resume for a front-end web developer
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Front-End Web Developer Resume (Text Version)

Hank Applicant

123 ABC Street • Seattle, WA 99999 • (555) 555-5555 •


Translating designs to front-end code and determining developer requirements

Respected Front-End Web Developer with 10-plus years of experience in collaborating with creative and development teams on the execution of ideas and projects.

Key skills include:

● Promoting and communicating new ideas

● Creating process improvements

● Instituting new technologies

● Writing maintainable cross-browser code

● Estimating time and costs for projects

● Ensuring code is scalable and responsive



FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPER (February 2013 – Present)

Translate designs to front-end code, estimate project time and costs, determine developer requirements and specifications, and work with cross-functional team to define and develop product roadmaps.

Notable accomplishments:

● Increased scalability, maintainability, and responsiveness of cross-browser code by 47%.

● Implemented process improvement that doubled system speed within two years.


FRONT-END WEB DEVELOPER (June 2008 – February 2013)

Updated and streamlined existing code to improve site performance for entire company.

Notable Accomplishments:

● Utilized cutting-edge JavaScript and HTML 5 techniques, frameworks, and libraries.

● Wrote support documentation and provided training to internal and external users.



Associate of Science in Computer Science (Emphasis: Web Development, Code Writing), 2008


Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) and CSS Certified • National Code Writing Alliance (NCWA)

Information Technology Skills

  • Git • WordPress • JavaScript • iOS • Android

Sending an Email Job Application

If you're emailing your cover letter and resume, list your name and the job title in the subject line of the email message:

Subject: Front-End Web Developer Position - Your First and Last Name

Include your contact information in your email signature, and don't list the employer contact information. Start your email message with a salutation. Here's an example of a formatted email cover letter.

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