I’ve been thinking a lot about principles in front end development lately. Techniques come and go as technology evolves.
The how of things quickly changes. The why is much more timeless.
A principle that is emerging for me is simple: do the least amount possible.
When styling hyperlinks within blocks of text, sticking to the convention of underlines is always preferable. It’s clear, easily understood, and accessible.
If the design calls for text links to not have underlines, but change the color of links, you are now confronted with a three sided design constraint. Simply having a different color is not sufficient, because this difference may not be perceivable to users with colorblindness or other visual impairments.
Job hunting can be a messy, unorganized process.
After getting laid off, I found that there were a lot of things that I did which made me stay focused and productive when it came to my job hunt. I can’t say that any one of these ideas directly led to my new job, because it came in a way I didn’t expect.
The biggest lesson I can share with you would be to keep an open mind. You can’t predict where your new job will come from, or who will open that door. It could be that an opportunity might not meet some criteria that you set for yourself. Explore it, though, and see if there is a way that you can make it fit your needs.
These are the things that I did that helped me, and I hope they can help you: