We have interns starting on Monday, and they will have a project to call their own. I must resist the urge to make all the decisions for them, but it’s also an opportunity to share my values for designing for the Web.

It’s silly to expect students to have much knowledge of the Web’s history or why Progressive Enhancement remains the best option for solving web development issues, but I hope they leave being able to evaluate tradeoffs of various technical decisions and start to form their own guiding principles.

Nicholas Lindley