Graphic and Web Designer



Attention! Calling all Aspiring Web Designers

Category : Design · (1) Comment · by Oct 13th, 2010

Please visit the following link:

http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/junior%20web%20designer.do

If you didn’t know already, I am an aspiring web designer..currently seeking the role as a junior web designer. I came across an advert for a job and it requested my CV, Portfolio and salary expectations. Seeing as this is the first time I’ve come across such a request I thought I’d do some digging into salaries for junior web designers. Which you will find answered in the link provided above, along with more “goodies” such as the popularity of skills requested such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Knowledge of applications Dreamweaver, Drupal, WordPress and so much more!

Please visit the link to find out more: http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/jobs/uk/junior%20web%20designer.do

Graduate Recruitment Exhibition

Category : Daily Thoughts · No Comments · by Oct 9th, 2010

Hello Readers,

Today I went to the Graduate Recruitment Exhibition,  it’s a chance for graduates from all fields to meet employers from various companies offering graduate schemes that will provide you with experience, personal development and skills to apply to your job and use for future employment. If I’m not making enough sense, then perhaps this link will help: http://www.gradjobs.co.uk/about_exhibition.php?exhi_id=125.

My overall experience was very pleasant, I done research on the companies I was interested in and the programmes they offered. This prepping gave me a good sense of direction for how I wanted todays visit to go, instead of wondering aimlessly stall to stall like a strange person! I got to ask questions about the programmes and get a good feel for what it would be like to be an employee for that company, and let me tell you..it was a good feeling.

For more tips on prepping for the Graduate Fair, please visit their link on how to prepare for the fair: http://www.gradjobs.co.uk/top_tips.php?exhi_id=125

Today has made me even more determined to be the best I can be, and in the meantime, whilst my applications are pending. I’m going to apply for more jobs.

No harm in testing the waters now is there??? 😀

On a different note, besides job searching I have also been looking to at developing my current web programming i.e. JavaScript. I touched it lightly last year at uni but a semester of JavaScript isn’t going to be much useful and definately requires some self-time-investment. I don’t know which book to buy to work with. I was thinking about this book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0596527748/ref=ord_cart_shr?ie=UTF8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE. What do you think?

Also, I’ve been looking at utilizing the use of Open Source CMS softwares which are Drupal and Joomla.

What is Joomla: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla.html

What is Drupal: http://drupal.org/about

I want to investigate their impact on a typical web project and find out how it differs in terms of customization and site maintenance in comparison to hand-coding a whole site from the ground up. From my previous experience drawn from my gap year work placement, CMS’s definately make site content easy to maintain and update. As for customizations, it eventually became easy once I knew what I was doing!

On looking for website inspiration I just came across the Chanel website and take a look: http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/Fragrance-Bleu-de-CHANEL-89742.

Ok the fragrance is beautiful (I have it) but the site is so clean and crisp. It gives off a very elegant and sharp look and feel! Something I’d definately want to achieve for my next site update, which is soon to come.

Thats all for now readers.

Thank you,

Ren