Comic: Technical Interview


August 24, 2020

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Comic about a Technical Interview

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Using flex to reverse order is not a11y friendly, but it shows you can think outside the box. Also it helps to think about both sides of a problem, not always all JavaScript or all CSS. Sometimes the best solution can be a combination of, I need you to write**code** to reverse this list/wha?/wha?1. Apples2. Oranges3. Pears4. Lemons<ol reversed><li>Apples</li><li>Oranges</li><li>Pears</li><li>Lemons</li></ol>Ahh, I can add the reversedattribute to the <ol> elementWait, what!?! No, not reversednumbers, but reverse list order!Oh, that's easy!ol {display: flex;flex-direction:column-reverse;}

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This comic was inspired by two tweets from Mar 20, 2019 and Aug 6, 2020. You can find more developer comics like this from the comics page. The following code hosted on CodePen shows the HTML and CSS from the comic.

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