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Dealing with bad front end code

Thursday 12th of February 2015

I've worked on a lot of websites and seen a lot of front end code. Some good, some bad. Some... really bad.

More often than I'd like, I encounter the same patterns of badness. Here's a few examples of the kind of things that some front end developers do that drive me to despair. Warning: this is going to get technical.

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Not letting almost complete ignorance of the subject matter get in the way of a bit of Harry Potter fan fiction

Monday 26th of January 2015

Harry frowned, and scratched at his beard. He was a wizard, after all, so it stood to reason that he had a beard. Wizards had beards. Long white flowing ones, usually. It showed their age, maturity, and general wizardly-ness. Otherwise they wouldn't really be wizards, they'd just be some kind of teenage wannabe wizards, gazing at the world through a witless and pre-pubescent haze, stumbling through misadventures and accidentally overcoming villains and plots. And that wouldn't be interesting at all.

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