> Quick ‘n easy “Getting Started” guide — devs don’t want to read thru all that documentation!
Really wish the real spelling of through was used there.
For some reason when I read
> Favorite selects from freelance work (flickr)
I thought clicking the images would take me to the big version of them on Flickr, like the instagram pictures them of them do, rather than taking me to the respective freelance client's website.
Overall: Beautiful design and great application that shows the creator really follows the company they're trying to score a gig at. The only thing I would change (other than making everything bigger for my bad eyes) would be removing the "available for freelance work" text at the very bottom of the application.
P.S. Funny to run in on a person I've heard of on here (wesleyzhao), I went to Sammamish, how was your time at Interlake? :)
It argues that body text should be at least 16 pixels in size.
Unfortunately 'normal' sized text isn't trendy. I hope one day it will be.
I'm using Chrome on Windows, if that matters.
EDIT: A screenshot - http://imgur.com/KJPL4
Having said that, it does look very pretty.
This is what the page I was having the hardest time looks like:
(I'm the creator of this page, Wesley was nice enough to post it! haha)
Are there any other great ones that you've noticed in the past? I've seen a few pop up here and there.
(unrelated but sort of related note: I was in Seattle/Redmond this past summer! Loved the location)
The location's fantastic! I'm currently in upstate New York and freezing.
That's how you know they're a "designer" isn't it!?
And re your last question: idk, I was bored this weekend and wanted to make something cool, which is why I decided to spend time on this instead of a normal resume. :)
It's also not really an HR thing, IMO. It's almost a "bypass HR" thing - it's so much better to have the devs/designers/whatever coming in to work and saying "there's this great person we should hire". Impress the people you'd be working with - not the ones who work tangentially near them!
Makes me wish I was in the position to offer roles - just the act of getting off their arse and doing something like this is a great start from anyone.
Second thing - I think that the content on this particular page shows off exactly what a hiring manager would look for. Past projects, excitement about the company, skill set, etc. I am not a hiring manager though, so I can't speak from experience.
and re: location - tell me about it, I'm born/raised in Cupertino, CA but am currently freezing in Philadelphia, PA. -_-
Make an Android app, please.
Everyone that's been waiting since you said you were going to release one (in 2010) http://www.quora.com/Kevin-Systrom-Any-plans-for-an-Android-...
What do you think is the developer / programmer equivalent of CV's like this?
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