Part Time Web Developer
December 3, 2008 5:09 PM

We're an award-winning design and advertising firm looking to expand our web team with a part-time developer. You'll be working on location in our Ann Arbor, MI office 15-20 hours a week as one of two geeks in an office full of designers and marketing experts.

You'll have to be good at explaining technical issues to non-technical people and be an advocate for accessibility and website best practices. For some projects you'll be responsible for all the technical aspects of a website, from kickoff to site launch.

You'll be doing these tasks:
  • Work with designers from early in the design cycle to provide feedback on comp direction
  • Develop templates for WordPress or Joomla, using HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and relevant framework methods
  • Design sitemaps and wireframes for new websites
  • Maintain the markup, CSS, script and content on existing websites
  • Help keep our Macs running and be part of the ad-hoc IT team
You must be ready to work in these things:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • MySQL
You should be comfortable with writing templates for WordPress from day 1. You may also be told to work in Joomla on occasion. Needless to say, web standards and accessibility are emphasized.

The following skills are good to have but aren't necessary:
  • Familiarity with the jQuery library
  • Limited Unix/Linux administration experience
  • Mac administration experience
  • Familiarity with other LAMP-relevant languages (Perl/Python)
Special extra info for Metafilter members:
I'm officially the Director of Web Development and you'd be the web production assistant. In reality, this is going to be a good fit for somebody with low to intermediate web dev skills who wants to work independently but not in isolation. We're on the west side of Ann Arbor, close to I-94, have a pretty mellow, good-humored environment and everybody's ready to help each other out.

payscale: $17-25/hour
job type: part-time
posted by ardgedee to Web/HTML/Info Design

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