Since we moved in to our lovely new offices at Diespeker Wharf at the end of last year I’ve been taking advantage of our roof terrace - sadly I’m a smoker. Whilst blackening my lungs I started taking photographs (using Instagram) of view down the canal, for no particular reason other than the view being splendid (and a smattering of boredom!).
PLEASE NOTE: This vacancy has now been filled.
We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic UI developer with expert-level HTML/CSS/JS skills and a creative outlook to join our development team in building social/community platforms. Though primarily responsible for the coding and development of rich user interfaces, you will also be expected to work alongside designers, strategists and core developers with a view to creating rich web applications.
Are you someone with a passion for client-side programming, a strong interest in emerging technologies (HTML5/Canvas/CSS3) and have a good eye for line-height and margins? Then we're interested in talking to you.
I recently wrote a post about HTML 5 and whether it was ready to use -- surmising that it certainly was and that we in fact built our new site using HTML 5 and associated technologies. When using the latest development techniques you still have to take into account older browsers, making sure that your code works in an acceptable manner for all of your target audience.
There are two common practices when trying to achieve this: graceful degradation and progressive enhancement:-
Philippe Le Hegaret, an official with the World Wide Web Consortiumn (W3C) responsible for SVG and HTML specifications, has told InfoWorld:
The problem we’re facing right now is there is already a lot of excitement for HTML 5, but it’s a little too early to deploy it because we’re running into interoperability issues
Apparently the crux of the issue is getting HTML 5 to behave the same in different browsers and using different video devices. Now forgive me if I’m wrong but hasn’t that always been the case with HTML?! He goes on to say that the HTML 5 specification may not be "feature-complete" until mid 2011.