I was hired on as a temporary front-end web developer this week! Perhaps all of this school debt will finally be worth it. The job was dealing with a mobile telecommunications website being constructed predominately for mobile devices using the framework: jQuery Mobile. Having never had any experience with this particular framework, I was fairly blown-away by how simple it is to build a refined user-experience within a website. I took an hour and read the documentation prior to starting the work and kudos goes out to the authors of those documents! They make it easy to get onboard.
I believe it was da Vinci who made the comment in regard to drawing the human figure: “You have to know it is there, if you want to be able to draw it.” This remark is what I thought of when diving onto this new (for me) jQuery mobile stuff. There’s so many frameworks and applications out there at our disposal, but we have to know what they are if we want to use them. It’s simple. It’s sound. Never stop learning.