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Is It Frontend, Front End, or Front-end?

By Sam Deering

‘Frontend’, ‘Front End’, and ‘Front-end’.

You have probably seen or used all of the above in the past, but which is correct?

Lets take a look!

wikipedia.org

wiki

paulirish.com

paul
site:http://paulirish.com “front-end” About 154 results (0.33 seconds)
site:http://paulirish.com “frontend” About 41 results (0.29 seconds)

stackoverflow.com

stacked

frontendmasters.com

frontendmasters

linkedin

linkedin
site:http://linkedin.com “front-end” About 7,010,000 results (0.32 seconds)
site:http://linkedin.com “frontend” About 242,000 results (0.29 seconds)

css-tricks.com

csstricks

addyosmani.com

addy

catswhocode.com

catswho
site:catswhocode.com “front-end” About 115 results (0.30 seconds)
site:catswhocode.com “frontend” 8 results (0.31 seconds)

English Orthography

Is it “front-end”, “frontend”, or “front end”? says “front end” is the correct way.

GOOGLE GLOBAL Search results

I guess Google search doesn’t care too much about case and hyphens get counted as spaces
“Frontend” About 22,600,000 results (0.34 seconds)
“front-end” About 44,900,000 results (0.36 seconds)
“Front End” About 44,900,000 results (0.30 seconds)

Conclusion

My favoured spelling is Frontend but I guess front-end is the most popular on the net. Does it really matter? Which one do you use? Post a comment.

Sam Deering
Meet the author
Sam Deering is a Front-end Web Developer who specialises in JavaScript & jQuery. Sam is driven and passionate about sharing his knowledge to educate others.

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