Ask DN: Where are all the UI engineers?

over 7 years ago from Mattan Ingram,

  • Mark Horgan, over 7 years ago

    CSS can be very tedious and difficult - it's probably not as bad on webapps (as apposed to websites) because you're not churning out a new project every few weeks. It's not appreciated and not particularly paid well so I'm not surprised that there is not many specialising in it. I find JavaScript development easier. A lot of the time in CSS you're searching for some "trick" to make the design work in all the different scenarios. The CSS toolkit is very poor especially when it comes to layout but that's changing with new CSS layout technologies but it will take time for them to be supported by all browsers.

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    • Mattan IngramMattan Ingram, over 7 years ago

      CSS toolkit really isn't that poor, you just need to know it well. I find most JS devs don't actually know CSS well, thus they go looking for "tricks" rather than actually solving the problem properly.

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