Web designer

Web Designer (UI / UX, Photoshop, HTML, CSS, JavaScript & jQuery) – Birmingham, West Midlands

The Ashdown Group has been engaged by a highly successful, award winning and steadily growing software solutions company to find a talented and creative Web Designer for a new, permanent position.

The organisation has a large design team (where this role sits), along with a separate development team both of which collaborate closely. This offers the successful candidate the opportunity to work with a variety of technologies, on multiple new and on-going  projects – with significant opportunity for long-term career progression.

The role will suit a technology enthusiast with a good understanding of W3C web standards, cross browser / platform compatibility issues, usability and accessibility. The initial focus of this role will be to contribute to the delivery of a new high-end ecommerce  website. Other team projects include the development of large-scale ASP.Net web applications where the successful candidate will contribute heavily to the UI / UX aspect, plus Windows 8, Windows Phone, Android and iOS projects.

In order to be suitable for this role you will need to demonstrate experience within a commercial environment with all or most of the following skills:

• Hand-code HTML & XHTML
• Hand-code CSS
• Writing JavaScript and jQuery for interactive user experience
• Ability to produce quality, final concepts in Photoshop
• Understanding of W3C web standards

Whilst not essential, any experience with XSL, ASP.Net, Visual Studio 2008/2010 or database technologies would strongly support your application.

You will be designing interfaces, working interactive interface elements and supporting materials for cutting-edge web-based applications with a focus on ease of use, cross-browser support and professional presentation. Your responsibilities will include all  the design stages from detailed graphical concepts through to structural presentation, design of interactive elements and frontend development.

The right candidate for this role will be confident working closely with internal stakeholders and also external clients and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A relevant degree (or equivalent) would support your application.

You will be expected to produce examples of your design and development work i.e. portfolio, URL’s and screen shots as part of the application process for this position.

This position offers a salary of £24-26,000 per annum dependent on experience. To apply please email a WORD copy of your CV, quoting reference: ASH11151HWN in the subject line of your email.
The Ashdown Group Ltd acts as an employment agency in respect of permanent vacancies and as an employment business in respect of temporary vacancies.

 

To get this job I will need to have experienced these following skills, hand-code HTML & XHTML, hand-code CSS,  writing JavaScript and jQuery for interactive user experience, ability to produce quality, final concepts in Photoshop and understand of W3C web standards.

Also any experience with XSL, ASP.Net, Visual Studio 2008/2010 or database technologies

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Graphic/Digital Desiger

Graphic / Digital Designer (Web)

We are looking for a creative Graphic Designer to join our new company and focus on Web Design, the cream of the digitalcrop and won’t settle for anything less.

You will have a passion for Graphic Design with proven skills.

Working on your own creatively or to an exact brief you must be willing to push the boundaries of graphic design and produce pixel perfect work.

With a keen eye for detail, you need to be well versed in website/interface design and be up todate with the latest web trends and practices.

You will be working out of the Staffordshire HQ, which boasts 7,000 sq ft of contemporary office space, our employees will be dynamic, passionate, hard working and fun!

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A passion and flare for design.
  • A keen eye for detail and the desire to produce perfection.
  • Pride and ownership in their work.
  • An ability to bring new ideas to the table, a passion for all things design and a willingness to go the extra mile.
  • A solid level of comfort with adult pleasure products. Essential Skills
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.)
  • Image/photo/video management, resizing, retouching and recolouring.Desirable Skills
  • HandcodedHTML and CSS (HTML 5 and CSS 3 preferred)
  • WC3 Standards knowledge

Joining an organisation at the beginning is one of the rarest and most unique opportunities ever!

Orgasmic is a new, fresh, cool online store selling Adult Products and Lingerie. Whilst many industries are in decline, Sex Toy sales are on the rise, despite a struggling economy. No longer a taboo subject, dedicated online stores like ours are more talked  about and used than ever before.

Our aim is simple…. to be the best and with the right staff, we will be.

Are you looking for an opportunity to stand out from the rest? To take responsibility and shine in your ability? To work in a team of professional like minded individuals?

If you agree, then Orgasmic is the company for you!

To get this job I will need to have a passion and flare for design, and also a keen eye for detail and the desire to produce perfection. I will need to have pride and ownership in my work also be able to bring new ideas to the table and always willing to do extra work.

I will need to know how to use Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.),HandcodedHTML and CSS (HTML 5 and CSS 3 preferred) and WC3 Standards knowledge.

Attitude

Attitude

Is manner, disposition, and feeling towards someone.

Attitude could be for example a threatening behaviour; a relaxed behaviour.

Such evaluations are often positive or negative, but they can also be uncertain at times. For example, you might have mixed feelings about a particular person or issue.

 

How are different attitudes demonstrated?

Different attitudes can be demonstrated by many ways such as having personal experience in the past which would have led to cause a specific behaviour whether it is positive or negative.

They can be demonstrated positive by being nice, helpful, friendly and kind; by being negative you might be angry, selfish or greedy.

 

Why are they important?

Attitudes are important because you use them every day as you speak to people with different attitudes it depends on your mood.

For example if you are going to a job interview, you need to have a positive attitude but if you don’t you won’t get the job, but with friends you have different attitudes.

 

 

Give examples of tolerance, dependability and integrity are demonstrated in workplace?

Tolerance

Tolerance can be demonstrated in the workplace by being polite to colleagues and being mature and formal. An example would be that you would be putting up with other people’s behaviours and being positive and helpful.

Dependability

Define dependable. Dependable – capable of being depended on; worthy of trust, example: “a dependable employee does good work and is good at being on time

Dependability can be demonstrated in a workplace by not being late, always on time. Keep your promises and always do what you said you’re going to do.

 

Integrity

 

Integrity connotes strength and stability. It means taking the high road by practicing the highest business ethics standards. Demonstrating integrity in the workplace shows completeness and soundness in your character and in your organization. It shows that you have solid workplace behaviour ethics that matter in the real world that promote positive work ethics.

Integrity in the workplace often stems from moral and ethical behaviour. Making sure there’s no reason to question your conduct is one of the best ways to prove that you are an honest and dependable employee. Avoid using company products or equipment for personal use and submit exact receipts for travel or meal reimbursements. Don’t over-promise what you can’t provide and strive to meet deadlines. Work productively and cooperate during company meetings so you don’t appear lazy or apathetic, and don’t call in sick if you aren’t. By exhibiting responsible behaviour, you don’t give co-workers or clients the opportunity to question your integrity.

 

 

 

 

5 planning and organising tips and weekly plan

Give 5 planning and organising tips

 

  • Carry a schedule and record all your thoughts, conversations and activities for a week.
  • Plan to spend at least 50 percent of your time engaged in the thoughts, activities and conversations that produce most of your results.
  • Block out other distractions like Facebook and other forms of social media unless you use these tools to generate business.
  • Put up a “Do not disturb” sign when you absolutely have to get work done.
  • Practice not answering the phone just because it’s ringing and e-mails just because they show up. Disconnect instant messaging.

 

Weekly Plan –

  • Monday – I want to be a web designer so I will be learning about web designing and by doing that I will be learning my HTLM Basic, HTLM Introduction, HTLM Editors and HTLM Elements, that would take me at least 4 hours to learn.
  • Tuesday – I will learn HTLM Attributes, HTLM Headings, HTLM Paragraphs and I recon this would take me up to 3 hours.
  • Wednesday – I will learn HTLM Formatting, HTLM Links, HTLM CSS and HTLM Head this would take me approximately about 3 and half hours.
  • Thursday- I will start learning about HTLM images, HTLM Tables, HTLM Lists, and HTLM blocks and learning this would take me 5 hours because they would be a bit harder to learn than the others and I’m not very good at Tables and lists.
  • Friday – Will be more hard work for me because I will be learning the last 8 HTLM and they are HTLM layouts , HTLM Forms , HTLM I frames, HTLM colours, HTLM  colornames, HTLM JavaScript ,HTLM  URL encode and HTLM quick list this would take me around 7 hours.

By remembering to learn all these I will have to put what I have to do through the week on a app I have got on my Iphone called reminders and that would help me and keep me on track.

Job adverts

HTML Developer
IG Group – United Kingdom

HTML Developer We are   looking for a HTML developer to work closely with our design team to build   email templates and modules. This job is likely to extend other aspects of   web development, so a broad interest in web would be an advantage.
 
  Responsibilities

      

  • Create compelling        email templates to ensure the best possible response to email campaigns
  •   

  • Work with        development teams to ensure best practices are followed when building        the templates
  •   

  • Work closely with        designers to ensure that emails match the company look and feel and are        built using best practices
  •   

  • Optimising HTML        emails for mobile devices

Essential criteria

      

  • Demonstrable        experience of web technologies (HTML, CSS)
  •   

  • HTML coding        skills using industry-standard best practices

Highly desirable   criteria

      

  • Experience        building email templates
  •   

  • Experience of        working with Responses would be an advantage
  •   

  • Experience of        working in a fast-moving environment with stakeholders from marketing        and technical departments

If you are interested   in this opportunity and feel that you have the relevant skills and experience   plus the right to work in the UK, please send your CV to hr@iggroup.com ,   together with a covering letter detailing your suitability and salary   expectations.

 

This company is looking for somebody who could work on the own, work well in a team, has a general interest in web and have a good eye for design.

 

Developer/Designer (HTML, CSS, CMS, Email, Web, Mobile, Front-End, Creative)
DG17866

A talented Developer with a creative eye is urgently required to joining a highly acclaimed digital design team of successful professionals within this Ecommerce company that is highly renowned throughout Europe.

You will be initially responsible for the day-to-day design and production of HTML e-mails, banners and site content to begin with before the role develops into more complex and creatively compelling and advanced projects such as prototyping, App and Tablet Development and Touch Screen Technology.

The right candidates will already be highly successful Developers with proven track records and experience from successful companies with an impressive portfolio of work samples.

Skills & Experience:

* Proven HTML, CSS and design experience
* Knowledge of CheetahMail or similar ESPs
* Experience working in a CMS-driven environment
* Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver)
* Knowledge of image formats (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.) and optimisation practices
* Willingness to propose new directions, solutions and concepts in design and code
* Detail-oriented process with a proven ability of working to stringent deadlines with solid organisational and time-management skills

Desirable:

* Experience in digital artwork
* Experience working in a digital creative environment with fashion imagery and graphics
* Understanding of typography and composition
* Ability to self-manage from concept to creation
* Exposure to JavaScript and PHP
Creative Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

 

This job is looking for someone who has a talent with creativity, who has proven track records and experience from successful companies, who has had design experience and experience working in a CMS-driven environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

The key skills we are looking for are:

  • Creative eye for detail
  • Adobe Web premium, including      Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash
  • Axure
  • Project Management Skills
  • Management Reporting
  • Presentation Authoring      (using Prezi / PowerPoint / Camtasia)
  • User Interface Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Understanding of Usability      and Accessibility
  • HTML5 / CSS3

Qualifications

 

 

What other qualifications or skills do I need?

 

An overall understanding of mobile platforms and mobile related design best practices, especially the differences between mobile web, responsive design and native applications

  • Knowledge      and experience in mobile asset production for iOS and Android, preferably      with a good eye to notice the subtle visual differences between the two      (other additional platforms a big plus!)
  • Ability      to translate business and user requirements into visual design      ideas/concepts from wireframes, standards and functional specifications
  • Understanding      of the usage of personas and user journeys and applying specified user      research and customer needs to the overall visual design
  • Experience      in digital design
  • Degree-level      or equivalent experience, specialising in graphic design, typography, web      design, mobile design or multimedia disciplines preferred
  • Understanding      of the intricacies of visual design and front-end development
  • Working      understanding of dynamically generated websites/digital platforms
  • Ability      to accept and implement feedback
  • Ability      to work on multiple projects with differing timelines
  • Working      understanding of dynamically generated websites/digital platforms

 

This employer is looking for someone with skills of, adobe web premium , including Photoshop , illustrator and flash. Also this job is looking for someone experienced in digital design and having a degree level or an equivalent experience, specialising in graphic design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

iOS Developer –

 Objective-c, xcode, iPhone, iOs, iPad.

Here at Gamesys we are looking for an iOS Developer to come and join our already impressive Multi-Device team. This year we have a very agressive growth strategy within the mobile arena and have some fantastic greenfield projects in the pipeline. As such we are looking for an expert developer with superstar iOS development skills.

Responsibilities

  • Development      of new games and related features across the iOS platforms.
  • Contribute      to the evolvement of our existing games.
  • Code!
  • Collaborate      with others to deliver the best possible games- e.g. Producers, Designers,      Architects, Statisticians.

Key Skills: Essential

  • A      love of games!
  • Solid      experience of developing non trivial apps released in the app store.
  • Even      more solid experience spent doing professional programming of which at      least 1 full year on iOS development.
  • Strong      proficiency in Objective-C.
  • Good      knowledge of web technologies and paradigms (JSON, Ajax, AMF, HTTP, REST)
  • Knowledge      of other Object Oriented programming languages and modern software      design a plus (C++ / Java, design patterns, MVC, etc.)
  • Desire      to learn and share with other team members.
  • Experience      of a modern development IDE (e.g. Eclipse, FDT etc)
  • Most      important of all – you need to love games!

Key Skills: Desirable

  • Knowledge      and understanding of OpenGL  or OpenGL ES.
  • Knowledge      and understanding of parallel  / concurrent programming      (multithreading, concurrency, etc.)
  • Knowledge      and understanding of profiling tools and memory management.
  • Experience      of working on graphic rich, eye candy applications and / or games.
  • Experience      of working on social features and hot techs (Facebook SDK, Twitter      integration, Flurry      Analytics, Google Maps,      Augmented Reality, Push Notifications, etc.)

 

This job is looking for someone who is an expert with skills involving this job such as iOS development skills. You also need to love games to get this job. You will need to have good technology knowledge.

Job adverts

HTML Developer
IG Group – United Kingdom

HTML Developer We are   looking for a HTML developer to work closely with our design team to build   email templates and modules. This job is likely to extend other aspects of   web development, so a broad interest in web would be an advantage.
 
  Responsibilities

      

  • Create compelling        email templates to ensure the best possible response to email campaigns
  •   

  • Work with        development teams to ensure best practices are followed when building        the templates
  •   

  • Work closely with        designers to ensure that emails match the company look and feel and are        built using best practices
  •   

  • Optimising HTML        emails for mobile devices

Essential criteria

      

  • Demonstrable        experience of web technologies (HTML, CSS)
  •   

  • HTML coding        skills using industry-standard best practices

Highly desirable   criteria

      

  • Experience        building email templates
  •   

  • Experience of        working with Responses would be an advantage
  •   

  • Experience of        working in a fast-moving environment with stakeholders from marketing        and technical departments

If you are interested   in this opportunity and feel that you have the relevant skills and experience   plus the right to work in the UK, please send your CV to hr@iggroup.com ,   together with a covering letter detailing your suitability and salary   expectations.

 

This company is looking for somebody who could work on the own, work well in a team, has a general interest in web and have a good eye for design.

 

Developer/Designer (HTML, CSS, CMS, Email, Web, Mobile, Front-End, Creative)
DG17866

A talented Developer with a creative eye is urgently required to joining a highly acclaimed digital design team of successful professionals within this Ecommerce company that is highly renowned throughout Europe.

You will be initially responsible for the day-to-day design and production of HTML e-mails, banners and site content to begin with before the role develops into more complex and creatively compelling and advanced projects such as prototyping, App and Tablet Development and Touch Screen Technology.

The right candidates will already be highly successful Developers with proven track records and experience from successful companies with an impressive portfolio of work samples.

Skills & Experience:

* Proven HTML, CSS and design experience
* Knowledge of CheetahMail or similar ESPs
* Experience working in a CMS-driven environment
* Proficient knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver)
* Knowledge of image formats (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.) and optimisation practices
* Willingness to propose new directions, solutions and concepts in design and code
* Detail-oriented process with a proven ability of working to stringent deadlines with solid organisational and time-management skills

Desirable:

* Experience in digital artwork
* Experience working in a digital creative environment with fashion imagery and graphics
* Understanding of typography and composition
* Ability to self-manage from concept to creation
* Exposure to JavaScript and PHP
Creative Recruitment is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

 

This job is looking for someone who has a talent with creativity, who has proven track records and experience from successful companies, who has had design experience and experience working in a CMS-driven environment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                        

The key skills we are looking for are:

  • Creative eye for detail
  • Adobe Web premium, including      Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash
  • Axure
  • Project Management Skills
  • Management Reporting
  • Presentation Authoring      (using Prezi / PowerPoint / Camtasia)
  • User Interface Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Understanding of Usability      and Accessibility
  • HTML5 / CSS3

Qualifications

 

 

What other qualifications or skills do I need?

 

An overall understanding of mobile platforms and mobile related design best practices, especially the differences between mobile web, responsive design and native applications

  • Knowledge      and experience in mobile asset production for iOS and Android, preferably      with a good eye to notice the subtle visual differences between the two      (other additional platforms a big plus!)
  • Ability      to translate business and user requirements into visual design      ideas/concepts from wireframes, standards and functional specifications
  • Understanding      of the usage of personas and user journeys and applying specified user      research and customer needs to the overall visual design
  • Experience      in digital design
  • Degree-level      or equivalent experience, specialising in graphic design, typography, web      design, mobile design or multimedia disciplines preferred
  • Understanding      of the intricacies of visual design and front-end development
  • Working      understanding of dynamically generated websites/digital platforms
  • Ability      to accept and implement feedback
  • Ability      to work on multiple projects with differing timelines
  • Working      understanding of dynamically generated websites/digital platforms

 

This employer is looking for someone with skills of, adobe web premium , including Photoshop , illustrator and flash. Also this job is looking for someone experienced in digital design and having a degree level or an equivalent experience, specialising in graphic design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

iOS Developer –

 Objective-c, xcode, iPhone, iOs, iPad.

Here at Gamesys we are looking for an iOS Developer to come and join our already impressive Multi-Device team. This year we have a very agressive growth strategy within the mobile arena and have some fantastic greenfield projects in the pipeline. As such we are looking for an expert developer with superstar iOS development skills.

Responsibilities

  • Development      of new games and related features across the iOS platforms.
  • Contribute      to the evolvement of our existing games.
  • Code!
  • Collaborate      with others to deliver the best possible games- e.g. Producers, Designers,      Architects, Statisticians.

Key Skills: Essential

  • A      love of games!
  • Solid      experience of developing non trivial apps released in the app store.
  • Even      more solid experience spent doing professional programming of which at      least 1 full year on iOS development.
  • Strong      proficiency in Objective-C.
  • Good      knowledge of web technologies and paradigms (JSON, Ajax, AMF, HTTP, REST)
  • Knowledge      of other Object Oriented programming languages and modern software      design a plus (C++ / Java, design patterns, MVC, etc.)
  • Desire      to learn and share with other team members.
  • Experience      of a modern development IDE (e.g. Eclipse, FDT etc)
  • Most      important of all – you need to love games!

Key Skills: Desirable

  • Knowledge      and understanding of OpenGL  or OpenGL ES.
  • Knowledge      and understanding of parallel  / concurrent programming      (multithreading, concurrency, etc.)
  • Knowledge      and understanding of profiling tools and memory management.
  • Experience      of working on graphic rich, eye candy applications and / or games.
  • Experience      of working on social features and hot techs (Facebook SDK, Twitter      integration, Flurry      Analytics, Google Maps,      Augmented Reality, Push Notifications, etc.)

 

This job is looking for someone who is an expert with skills involving this job such as iOS development skills. You also need to love games to get this job. You will need to have good technology knownledge.

Different websites of employers valued characteristics

Some employers might have different valued characteristics for example some employers would want someone persistent and the other would want someone to be enthusiastic. It could depend on the job or the employer which would result to these valued characteristics.

 

http://blog.readytomanage.com/top-10-most-valued-job-skills/

http://www.ehow.co.uk/about_5506040_characteristics-employers-look-applicants.html

 

These two websites has some different most valued characteristics for the employer for example www.readytomanage.com website has a value characteristic that the other website doesn’t and that is persistent, this mean the capacity to follow through strongly to completion. The other websites valued characteristics for the employer has got a different valued characteristics , one of them is problem solving this shows the business could be involving problem solving with customers and you would need to have a solution for a problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://internships.about.com/od/internshipsuccess/a/workvalues.htm

http://www.quintcareers.com/job_skills_values.html

 

These two websites has valued characteristics similar and the reason for this would be because most jobs the employer always requires main valued characteristics such as communication skills and that are what these two websites are required by employers and most valued. Communication skills is most valued characteristics because it involves all jobs and you would need to use at some point. In a job you would always need communication skills because you will always end up needing it for solving a problem, working in a team, presenting something or doing a written task.

 

 

 

What characteristics are most valued by employers?

Most characteristics valued by employers would be job and education; an employer wouldn’t want someone who doesn’t know how to do the job. Employers would want the employee to have skills for the job depending on what job you are applying for. Employers would prefer the employee experiences than inexperienced because that would show you know how it is in a work place. Having education relevant to the job you are applying for would be a positive impression to the employer as they would be impressed.

Honesty would be one of the most valued to the employer because it is very important to be honest to your employer, simply because anything could happen within the business and the employer would always think it is this employee and that would have a big impact on the business. For example most employers do honest tests so one of the questions would be ‘if you witnessed an employee taking money from the cash register what would you do?’.

Communication skills are important for an employee to have because that would be one of the most valued by employers. In a work place you would need to communicate with your colleagues and work as a team. Communication skills include customer’s service and speaking professional, this is important because in any job you would need to communicate with people for example your manager, customers or colleagues.

Danger of using IT communication

Research dangers of IT communication, ease of coping, loss of personal data, spam ect.

There are many dangers of IT communication because you could be chatting to someone online and you wouldn’t know who you are talking too for example kids could be victimised by older men (paedophiles), they would talk to them and the kid wouldn’t know who they are. This is one of the biggest problems now a day’s kids are being taken advantage of by older men or women.

Going on websites that has viruses such as advertisement, if you click on it you could get a virus and people could steal your personal details such as your bank details, information, pictures and passwords.

By not letting viruses enter your computer or a laptop you should get a proper firewall installed on the computer.
This will reduce the risk of malware coming in and/or install itself on your computer. The major impact is that it should prevent installed malware from contacting its server.

By getting a antivirus it would block viruses coming into your computer or laptop instantly.