Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.


Long-Term Unemployment: How Do You Compare? | NPR

We’re running a series about the long-term unemployed and underemployed this week, based on an NPR / Kaiser Family Foundation poll. Today, we rolled out an interactive that allows users to compare themselves against poll respondents on certain questions. On the geeky tech side, I put this together entirely with HTML/CSS/jQuery (look, Ma, no Flash!). Took a little longer than Flash would have, but it was a good learning exercise. (Just forgive my horrible jumble of code.)