Version control is a must for any professional web developer, frontend or backend. I had the privelege of speaking this year at WordCamp KC on the topic of Version Control Using Git.
There are many ways to setup Git, but in my talk, the aim was to cover the simplest approach possible so folks could get set up quickly.
This tutorial-style post is meant to provide more detail on how to start using Git on your local environment.
The slides used for this presentation can be seen at: http://www.slideshare.net/fjarrett/wordcamp-kc-2014-version-control-using-git