My company, Prosper.com, is having a difficult time finding front-end engineers. We’ve gone through many résumés, screened many people, and brought in a few for interviews. But few have the chops. This has made me very thoughtful about my role and my career. Continue reading
I got a blank page today, and I wondered why. So I looked at the source, and these are the contents: Continue reading
Here are some nice symbols which you can simply and safely use to decorate web pages. I’ve confirmed these HTML entities work in IE7+, Firefox, Opera, and Webkit. Continue reading
After simply delivering content, here are ten things we should do to make web sites better.
- use semantic HTML
- change doctype to HTML5
My web browsing experience, at least at work, is still not beautiful. The text that I read has no font smoothing on Windows XP, in any browser but Internet Explorer.
As an aside, here’s why: Microsoft has ClearType turned on in Internet Explorer in XP (The most common OS) by default. The result of this is that all the other browsers look poor in comparison. Continue reading