Confessions of a Web Developer VI
It’s been quite a while since I’ve gotten a few things off of my chest and since I’m always full of peeves and annoyances I thought it was time to unleash:
- Who loses in the browser wars? Developers. Designers. Users. I hope the browser development teams are having fun though...
- Learning jQuery made me love MooTools even more. Go figure.
- I'm completely humbled by jQuery's drive and organization. They simply know how to publicize, organize, and make their community happy. I really hope to duplicate that effort with the MooTools team.
- The government-issued warnings about not using IE aren't something us developers should get our hopes up about. It's a cute side note but it will have very little impact on the numbers.
- You're crazy if you don't put your quality MooTools plugins on the MooTools Forge. You get quality feedback, website traffic, and bug reports. It's the most valuable tool I've come upon in quite a while.
- As one of the moderators for Script & Style, I ask roundup creators to ask themselves this when they create each post: what value does this post bring? Some roundups are brilliant but others offer little value, like "25 Best jQuery Lightboxes". Ummmm...do any of them work? If so, why do you need to list 25?
- For those of you who really love your job: consider yourselves lucky. Some days can be such a struggle for some of us.
- I'm shocked that some rich company doesn't come and hire the entire MooTools team. A team of brilliant developers that are used to working together....it almost seems like a no-brainer.
- Remember Chrome Frame? Me either...
- The lack of accountability I see from some web vendors is criminal. Taking weeks to make basic updates or charging outrageous sums to fix problems they created. Absolutely shocking.
- I've concluded the IE6 issue that bothers me the most is the lack of transparent PNG support.
- I'd be lying if I said the World Cup isn't a consideration when I think about going freelance.
- Media Temple has treated me very well; both as a sponsor and a customer.
- I've never been a huge fan of pseudo code. I understand its purpose and will see it in extreme purposes but I prefer to dive in and work it out in my head.
- I consider it a gift that I can bring my work home with me. I consider it a curse that I can bring my work home with me.
- I got asked by a client for a counter last week....
You know the drill. This is where you flame me...