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UP Search Digital currently have an opening for a PHP Web Developer.
The applicant must have a keen interest in all things web related and be constantly refining their skills with new development techniques. The applicant must have a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills, and be able to work confidently to deadlines.
- Clean, pragmatic development in PHP
- Be able to hand craft valid web mark-up (XHTML/HTML)
- CSS3 (with particular importance stressed on graceful degradation)
Beneficial but not essential knowledge:
- Knowledge of SEO
It’s been a mad couple of months and loads have happened at UPSearch – for starters we’ve moved into a slick new HQ in the heart of Manchester – more on that in a different post because this post is about our new addition to the family – give a warm welcome to Alison! … (or Ali)
Ali joins our web development team as a web developer and has moved over to us from JD Williams. She’s already been here for a good few weeks now and is already making a huge difference in servicing new client sites.
With the monumental rise in popularity of mobile device web browsing (thanks to smart phones in particular) there is an increasing need for companies and individuals to have a positive presence in the roaming world of mobile browsers.
It is with this trend, that a new technique in web design and development takes full merit. With responsive web design, gone are the days of creating a mobile friendly mini-version of your site – all you need is one, designed correctly. As the name suggests, responsive web design is the process of creating a website that can respond and change…
On the surface, Google’s brand new +1 feature may appear as simply yet another button to include along side your websites ever growing arsenal of social sharing tools , however, when you begin to look at both the dynamics at play behind the scenes and ultimatly, the results, it very soon becomes clear that the +1 button has what it takes to deliver dramatic results to your social search engine rankings.
How to integrate the Google
Although conversion goals will vary from site to site, ensuring a good first impression is crucial to gaining that all important conversion. Your website is responsible for the first impression the visitor makes when they see your website for the first time. The potential customer more than likely already has an expectation in mind straight away, the question is how do we fulfil these expectations in order to gain a good first impression and convert?
The design of the website is fundamental in ensuring a good first impression, after all it is the first thing we see! It is important…
Not all telesales calls are annoying or life-draining and not all involve gas or electric – some (if not many) can actually be very interesting. Let’s face it, the life blood of any business is to sell something; whether that be via direct sales, marketing or online – all these different functions have one aim – to sell the products…
By using a serif font, you set the tone in a professional, trustworthy and stable manner, particularly good for sites where your market needs a sense of reassurance in the products/information that you provide. Examples would be law, finance, medicine and other such professions where a more serious tone of voice is key.
A sans serif font is useful if you’re wanting to promote your business as a contemporary, forward thinking brand working in current, of the…
A visually arresting site can be the difference between a sale/enquiry and the customer leaving your site prematurely.
Most royalty free stock image sites have a wide selection of decent images, skip through the obvious choices and search for something that really reflects your brand.
If you have products you need to shoot, it’s worth considering utilising the services of a professional photographer, they can provide you with a set of great images that have a…