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Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Work at Clearleft

A little while back, I wrote about how much I like the job description of a design engineer. I still have issues with the “engineer” part, but overall it’s a great way to describe a front-end developer who works on the front of the front end: the outputs that end users interact with: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. If it’s delivered in a web browser, then it’s design engineering.

Perhaps you also prefer the front of the front end to the back of the front end. Perhaps you also like to spend your time thinking about resilience, performance, and accessibility rather than build pipelines and frameworks. Perhaps you’d like to work with like-minded people.

Clearleft is hiring a midweight design engineer. Perhaps it’s you.

If you’d like to use your development talents in the service of good design, you should apply. And remember, you’d be working for yourself: Clearleft is an employee-owned agency.

You don’t have to be based in Brighton. You can work remotely, although we’re expecting that a monthly face-to-face gathering will become the norm after The Situation ends. So if you’re based somewhere like London, that would work out nicely. That said, if you’re based somewhere like London, this might also be the ideal opportunity to make a move to the seaside.

You do have to be eligible to work in the UK. Alas, that pool has shrunk somewhat. Thanks, Brexit.

Perhaps you think you’re not qualified. Apply anyway. You’ve got nothing to lose.

Perhaps this role isn’t for you, but you know someone who might fit the bill. Please tell them. Spread the word.

We’d especially love to hear from people under-represented in design and technology.

Come and work with us.

Monday, May 10th, 2021

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Thanks for the heads-up.

@ScoreSettlers Love the podcast!

I was wondering …have either of you come across The Walk Of Life Project before?


Hypothesis: “Walk of Life” by Dire Straits is the perfect song to end any movie.

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Just the other night I said that I would pay good money for a recut of the new remake of Das Boot but with just the submarine scenes …y’know, the thing that made the original version work.

Friday, May 7th, 2021

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On the beach.

On the beach.

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It violates a fundamental principle of the web: GET requests shouldn’t have side effects …and it should be safe to visit a web page:


Thursday, May 6th, 2021

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Didn’t Steve Krug write a book about the Firefox UI?

Don’t Make Me Think In Russian

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

I enjoyed recording the audio version of this web history lesson from @Jay_Hoffmann featuring my friends @CWilso, @MeyerWeb, @SVGeesus, @t, @Fantasai, @MezzoBlue, and many more:


Sunday, May 2nd, 2021

Checked in at Queen's Park. Spring is springing — with Jessica map

Checked in at Queen’s Park. Spring is springing — with Jessica

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Checked in at Bison Beach Bar. Beer on the beach — with Jessica map

Checked in at Bison Beach Bar. Beer on the beach — with Jessica

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

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Using TranslateY for the eyelid animation is brilliant!

You’re a terrific programmer, Diana!

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

My favourite astronaut is gone.

Michael Collins was a genuinely cool dude.

Monday, April 26th, 2021

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“Would you like to add navigation transitions to your site without making your site an SPA?”

Yes! Yes! A thousand times, yes!

And I know @ChrisCoyier feels the same:


Reading Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Pérez.

Buy this book

Saturday, April 24th, 2021

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It is very good, but be warned that it has the same kind of mood as Never Let Me Go—something of a downer.

Reading in the park while @wordridden gets her first jab.

Reading in the park while @wordridden gets her first jab.

Taco time! 🌮🌮🌮

Taco time! 🌮🌮🌮


Checked in at Casa Azul Taqueria. Taco time! — with Jessica