On recruiting web development talent in the UK


Yes, I’m Old

I’ve been recruiting tech people since 1999. Back then I mainly hired web designers – we were building HTML for Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. There was no such thing as CSS (it had been invented, but not gained widespread adoption). Javascript had just been adopted into Internet Explorer but we needed to support older browsers too – so didn’t use it. Our main talents revolved around the use of <table> and optimising JPEGs down below 100kb – plus hand building animated GIFs. Continue reading