Monday, March 4, 2013

Polyvore Style Tips: CSS, Javascript and HTML

Shhhh! Don't tell anyone, but the engineers at Polyvore are ... nerds. Most people have the misconception that Polyvore is full of fashion models and editors, but the truth is that Polyvore's a technology company wrapped in a Gucci dress.

Our core web technology enables people to mix and match products from around the web to create works of art or whimsy.
Our front ends have always been heavy in HTML, JS, and CSS. And over the years, we've learned a ton in building those features and trying to keep up with all the latest and greatest HTML5 features in modern browsers. I wanted to share some of our favourite tricks.

Unless otherwise noted, these all work on the latest couple Safari, Chrome, and FireFox releases (obviously) but also on IE8 and higher. These are Polyvore's supported browsers and it's a decision based on traffic -- 5% or higher. YMMV if you are committed to supporting older versions.