Jobs home page reorg

~ 18 October 2006 ~

It’s been about 3 weeks since announcing Authentic Jobs, and things are progressing well so far. Currently there are 52 jobs listed, some of which include the following:

You continue to report success with your listings; one even claimed “30 responses” from his freelance listing, “and 4 or 5 of those look like really solid possibilities.”

We knew from day one that as soon as the number of listings increased sufficiently, the one-column stacked list wouldn’t give proper exposure to both lists (full-time, freelance). So as of last night, we successfully rolled out a much-needed home page reorganization:

Revised Authentic Jobs home page

Each list is now immediately visible without scrolling.

Additionally, we’ve introduced a couple sub-categories for both lists, filterable with tabs (which uses the JavaScript Tabifier script):

Image showing close-up of tabs

We’re still fine tuning the names/semantics of the sub-categories. In today’s environment with XHTML, CSS, Ajax, Interaction Design, PHP, Rails, and so on, it’s quite difficult to can everything into two nicely packaged sub-categories. Most likely at some point a tagging system may be more efficient. But with companies wanting the best response possible from their ads, it’s probably tempting to tag a listing with everything under the sun to ensure maximum exposure. So we’ll see how it goes with Design and Development sub-categories and make changes later as needed.

Ultimately you’re the one who benefits by posting and viewing jobs, so naturally we’re open to feedback. But for now, go have a peek at the new home page, or post a job (full-time listings $250/30 days; freelance listings $75/15 days; money-back guarantee included for both).



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1   Michael Hessling ~ 18 October 2006 at 09:34 AM

Just a beautiful, beautiful site. Color, typography, everything.

2   Jeff Croft ~ 18 October 2006 at 09:36 AM

Nicely done, Cameron!

3   Geof Harries ~ 18 October 2006 at 10:40 AM

I wish there was a way to only view a single job type. I don’t want to look at Full Time. I’m only interested in Freelance. Is this going to be possible?

4   Cameron Moll ~ 18 October 2006 at 10:47 AM

Close one eye.

Kidding. We’ve also considered sub-home pages for each job type… perhaps in the next batch of updates.

5   Matt Johnson ~ 18 October 2006 at 11:27 AM

And to think it could get any more kick ass than this!

Though I would definitely agree with Geof on the job type - I am also not interested in Full Time.

And who is this “We”?

6   Cameron Moll ~ 18 October 2006 at 11:29 AM

Actually it’s a team of three, mentioned in the original announcement: Jon Linczak (back-end), Michael Christopherson (coding), and myself (design).

7   Jed Wood ~ 18 October 2006 at 11:38 AM

Contrary to the previous comments, I’m generally interested in seeing everything: fulltime and freelance, design and development. Even the design/development division has issues. Take a look at the second and third items in under fulltime in the screenshot.

I’d say leave the tags out. I know, it’s so web 1.5 without them, but clear and informative titles go a long way. Of course, if you start getting a hundred postings a day, I’ll take it all back…

8   Simon Kitson ~ 18 October 2006 at 03:20 PM

Yup - digging the two columns. I enjoy browsing both rather than one or the other. I also agree that tags would over-complicate things - perhaps you could use a third multi-discipline sub-category if necessary? That should help to avoid any cross-contamination of designer/developer sub-categories.

9   Geof Harries ~ 18 October 2006 at 04:31 PM

Cameron - you’re right! Closing one eye does the trick. Stop being so clever…

Seriously though, I stand by my suggestion. Being able to customize my view at the website in this way is akin to how I’m already able to subscribe to just the Freelance RSS feed.

10   Jared ~ 19 October 2006 at 07:54 AM

Man, that tabifier script is freaking cool. I can’t wait to start using this!

11   Shane Guymon ~ 19 October 2006 at 02:52 PM

It looks great.

12   James John Malcolm (AkaXakA) ~ 20 October 2006 at 07:43 AM

Looks fantastic indeed.

One lil’ tidbit though: with everything else so perfect, why are 3 of the 4 creditcard icons so icky?

13   Cameron Moll ~ 20 October 2006 at 07:54 AM

Icky? How so?

14   JaX ~ 20 October 2006 at 02:44 PM

Beautiful design, it’s truely a masterpiece. I’ll be checking this site regularly. Is there a way to organize job offers by state or region?

15   Cameron Moll ~ 26 October 2006 at 06:07 AM

JaX - Not currently, no.


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