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So.. I was wondering where the best place to look for a job that needs an expert CSS/XHTML/web standards coder. I've been to dice/monster/careerbuilder, just thought I'd toss this out around these forums to see if anyone had any other awesome ideas.

I'm specifically looking for something around Austin, TX, but any help would be cool.

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Loads of potential "employers" here... but show us some examples of your expertise.
Oh dear, have I just answered S.P.A.M.?

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bwahaha.. you asked for it!! here's my cover letter/resume:

Resume: http://phroztnet.org/Resume.2005.doc

Cover letter (including portfolio)

Since I've been working at my current position, I have dealt with a multitude of projects where the main goal is to not only present a well coded site, but to do it in pure CSS, XHTML, and follow current web standards. There have been a few projects which involved preserving the exact look and feel of a site, but simply de-tableing every aspect of the site. I also incorporate web standards by validating all of the CSS/XHTML that I personally work on. I understand some basic concepts of JSP and ASP, and am currently working on a few projects that are developing my existing PHP and MySQL skills more every day. Most of the web servers I've used have been linux based, so I am familiar with most of the needed commands to manipulate directories and files. Also, in one of my previous jobs, I worked a bit with Search Engine Optimization. After reading up on it and working on the site I was in charge of, I brought the site from the 140s to the 20s and 40s in both google and yahoo search results within one week. Web sales almost doubled in that same week and the following week.

I would say the area that I am weakest, in relation to your required skill set, would be with the visual aspects. While I have used Photoshop for years, and I've dabbled in ImageReady, Illustrator, and flash, I could still stand to learn quite a bit about each. Fortunately, I have a thirst for knowledge and learn very quickly. I've been looking at expanding my graphic skills for awhile now.

A list of recent works that I've done while at Jones and Thomas:

http://www.jonesthomas.com
I was responsible for re-coding about 110 pages on the current site, which were designed through Dreamweaver and heavily table-based. They had no doc-type and did not follow web standards at all. I completely took all tables out of the site, gave it a doc-type, re-coded it to XHTML, and validated every page.

http://www.matsutaniamerica.com
Like the Jones and Thomas site, this site was heavily table-based and had no standards. Also, its JavaScript functions were very poorly coded and took up a lot of unnecessary space, due to the designer's lack of JavaScript knowledge. I cleaned up the JavaScript, took out all the tables, gave it a doc-type, re-coded in XHTML, and validated every page.

http://www.di-ckey-john.com (un-hyphenate the first word)
This is the finest project I've worked on to date. My boss basically designed this site with fireworks, gave me the .png, and said "make this a site." This was a site that was developed as a team. I am 100% responsible for the CSS, and about 90% responsible for the XHTML (most of the product pages were coded by a co-intern). My boss is responsible for all flash pieces found on the site, as well as about 90% of the php code. Besides php includes, this site relies on php to drive the database functionality. I've worked a fair amount with the database, as well as expanded my knowledge of php by coding a few of the php functions for some of the pages.

I've also worked on several Archer Daniels Midland marketing CDs, which involved basically taking http://www.admworld.com/naen and transforming it into a CSS, XHTML, and standards based design, while keeping up to the visual standards and dimensions set by the ADM corporation. Because these were all on CD, I do not have a URL to provide for you to see.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email. My boss fully understands my job hunt and is doing anything he can to help me out. As for relocation, I'm completely open to re-locating with or without expenses being paid for.

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Safari can’t open the page “http://www.di-ckey-john.com/” because it can’t find the server “www.di-ckey-john.com”

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http://www.di-ckey-john.com (un-hyphenate the first word)

d.i.c.k is censored

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Wanted: Web Developer

We offer competitive remuneration together with full relocation expenses (if required) and a housing subsidy. Professional training is available to close any gaps we perceive in skillset, together with an ongoing, mutually agreed, individual development plan. Lack of, or shortage of, an employment history is not, necessarily, a barrier.

Candidates invited to interview will already have displayed a maturity beyond their years. They will have a significant web presence that acknowledges and highlights current expertise within peer groups. We are looking for signs of an ability to work independently, aligned with a marked ability to work as a member of a team, without drawing distinctions between the contribution each member makes towards the overall task. We will also be looking for the individual who, realising what has been said has been misunderstood by the team, will re-phrase patiently and politely and, thus, will not be a possible cause of friction within the company.

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Bah, if only I could find adverts like these Laughing out loud

I'm quite sure it's time for a move for me, I think I am developing roots Crying

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fwiw: briski
I think your team-work at the White Cliffs was exemplary AND you got there independently, overcoming all obstacles with grace and fortitude.

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Too ture, although, unbenost to you, I did rupture a toe in a nasty pitchfork based accident some miles before I got there. Which is why I was limping and hopping about like a prize fool.

Maybe there is hope for me yet Smile

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Lorraine, was that a serious offer? If so, where would the re-location be to?

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Zach you may wish to fix your resume...it is Dreamweaver not DreamWeaver Wink

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