A Gearhead For the Web
May 12, 2011
As a front-end web developer, I have a slightly different view of the web than a lot of its core users, not to say it’s any better (or worse) — just different. While a designer looks at the visuals, the user interface, etc., I’d like to consider myself a bit of a web gearhead, popping open the web’s proverbial hood.
As a mantra, we prefer to have the knowledge and the ability to demonstrate before asked. It’s such a better feeling to be able to say “we’ve done that” than it is to say “we can figure out how to do that.” But to be able to say we know how to do it, often starts with figuring out how.
We’re a diverse group here at Centerline — different people, with different personalities and different skill sets. But that cross-section is what makes this a great place to work and a great place to hire for your company’s next project. We’re all willing and able to figure out how things work, play around, and then implement them when a project necessitates it, or a client asks.
But this post wasn’t meant as a propaganda piece, pimping Centerline Digital, but rather an educational piece, asking you to take a few moments to look at the web a bit differently.
The next time you’re on a web site and you really like or really despise something, do a little digging. Is it an image? Is it Flash? Is it something you can’t figure out how they did it? Regardless, a little digging beneath the surface can be both fun and educational and may give you a little appreciation at what goes into designing, developing and maintaining a web site. You’ll be surprised at how complex some seemingly little details really are, while others are so simple.