To this day I think the bar for what’s considered a ‘hack’ is much lower in the world of front end. We’re working with what can be considered old technology. While new, awesome things are getting added every single day we still fall victim to some legacy implementations we just can’t get around.
Case in point: the aforelinked article. Clever solutions like these are what make the front end both thrilling and frustrating for so many people. Lots of developers would look at a solution like that and simply cast it off as they resumed work on their native app development. Then there’s guys like me that see the genius in it, recognize the advancement in developer tools that facilitate such a solution even existing.
I like my job.