JavaScript developer (Davis Square)

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Date: 2009-01-13, 12:43PM EST
Hi! We’re looking for aJavaScript developer to help us out with various features on our website.

So here’s your first task :) We’d like to see the most elegant solution to this problem:

We have username and password boxes on our website. But, we don’t want to have external labels (next to and outside the boxes) as we do now.

Instead, we want to make the labels appear inside the text fields, and have them disappear when you click inside them. The labels should reappear if the user doesn’t type anything and clicks outside the field, but should not overwrite anything the user types.

We’re looking for a smart person who knows his JS, so send us your solution to this problem (HTML plus whatever scripts you used), plus a short description of your background. Hours are flexible, payment is negotiable. (If we choose you, we’ll compensate you for your time spent on this problem too.) We prefer local candidates (we’re located in Davis Square in Somerville) but we’re willing to accommodate the right person.

Thanks for looking!

Location:Davis Square
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So, why do people think that a qualified developer will do this? It’s typically a non-trivial task that would take a few hours. It’s going to be very specific to the client and non-portable. The client has no reason to acclaim someone’s response as correct – they can just incorporate as needed. There is no recourse as there is no info on the client to see if they stole your code.