You need an individual that understands how browsers really work. You need a specialist. You need a FED.
- Your dev team still thinks JQuery is “cool” and “easy”.
- Your dev team still thinks AJAX is a real thing.
- Your website refreshes every time a button is clicked.
- Your website looks like a WordPress template.
- When you mention service worker your dev team imagines burgers and fries.
- When you mention SPA or PWA your dev team awkwardly changes the subject.
- Your Google Lighthouse scores are attracting sharks because they’re underwater and bleeding.
- You are being sued because your website is unusable by people both with and without disabilities.
- Your bounce rate is 98% on the iPhone.
- The only way you can find your website on Google is if you search for “broken websites”.
- It takes your team six months to convert a UX Sketch into markup and it works as long as you don’t click anything.
- You dev team thinks microcopy is a really small font.
News flash, if you are looking for a developer with eight years of Java and eight years of Angular you are woefully misinformed.
Hiring a “UX Designer” is not going to help. Hiring a “Full-Stack” isn’t going to help. Posting a FED job description with “8 years of SQL” only means you are in a state of befuddled denial.
Interview questions to ask a FED (aka Front-end Engineer)
- Describe the pros and cons of in-lining an SVG image.
- Contrast and compare XHR, Fetch, and Axios.
- Contrast and compare Float, Flexbox, and CSS Grid.
- When would you use a @supports query?
- Describe the VH and VW units.
- Describe intrinsic aspect ratio.
- Define Critical CSS.
- Under what circumstance do you use an ARIA attribute?
- What causes browser re-flow?
- What is the WebP format?