I want to share a small point of pride today: I found out that Given we've had 50% growth for the last three years and are market leaders in our space, I think it's well warrented. Oh, and did I mention that we're looking for a web developer?
Ping Identity is growing for our web team again! We're looking to hire a junior- or mid-level web developer. Here's the job description:
We're willing to hire in the Boston area or in the Denver area. If you're really good at front-end code, we want to hear from you.
Interested? Then go ahead and apply!
The time has come for the American public and their elected legislators to break out of their silence regarding gun control. The recent tragedy in Newtown, CT, has made it clear that our Constitutional right to own and bear arms, semi-automatic weapons in particular, is no longer worth the damage that the desperate and unbalanced wreak with them. Sure: guns don't kill people, people kill people. But guns make it a heck of a lot easier. I urge everyone to speak out for better gun control.
"Interfaces lie all the time"
I just read a post by PPK saying that he's given up wishing that CSS supported the
cm measurement in real-world centimeters instead of pixels. He thinks that such fixed-size elements would prove unwieldy in layouts and would be costly for processors and batteries to compute compared to items whose native resolution was in pixels.
Is this really true? I'm interested in hearing the opinion of an engineer from one of the browser teams. Who's to say that any device can't have a precomputed value for the pixel-to-centimeter ratio? It should be easy and quick to compute. Perhaps it would be even faster for a browser to render it than more fluid elements.
But I think that being able to perform media queries on screen sizes would be extremely useful. I just sat through Luke Wrobleski's talk in the first day of UI17 conference, discussing that instead of discrete classes of screen sizes, there's really a continuum of screens, all the way from 3 inches to 30 inches wide. So... where to set your breakpoints? You can't depend on screen resolution, since some smartphones have more pixels and a higher resolution than most desktops. Being able to measure the real screen width as well as pixel width in a media query would be a real help in setting breakpoints.