December 14th 2012 by
Oxford Web Design company Electric Studio are hiring a local, full-time, seriously talented front-end developer with mad WordPress skills. If you know what “The Loop” and “Responsive” is, we would love to meet you.
For those who haven’t a clue on who we are, we are Electric Studio. We do responsive WordPress sites for amazing clients, and you will be building, learning and breathing everything web/app and WordPress. You will be responsible for bringing our fantastic designs to life by producing amazing code. You will work on projects, both in small teams and alone.
You are the right person if you are out of school, a self-taught guru, or an experienced professional looking for an awesome team to be a part of. Here’s what things you’re good at:
- You have strong WordPress skills
- You understand in-depth HTML5, CSS3 and Responsive Development
- Used to working with GIT, Sass and Compass on a Mac
- Cross-browser testing and bug-fixing
- You work well as part of a team, but take ownership and show responsibility when on your own
- You cope well with loads to do
- You can maybe teach us a thing or two
- You can work on site in Milton Park, Oxfordshire
- PHP & WordPress Plugin development experience a plus
- Any web or creative agency experience
- Mobile web development experience
- You love WordPress as much as we do
This will be determined on your skill and experience. Let us know what your expected salary might be. This is a full time opportunity, 5 days a week, based in our Milton Park, Oxfordshire offices.
If you want to apply to join our team, send an email with your CV to hello[at]electricstudio.co.uk. Be sure to tell us about yourself, why you think you’d be a good fit and what makes you well awesome. What you should send us:
- Details of your experience and development background/CV
- Links to your previous work, code samples, sites, etc
- What makes you the right fit
- Can you xbox and drive a gocart?
- How we can contact you
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
September 4th 2012 by
, Web Design
Your new website is important. It’s potentially business critical, could be the end of you, or the start of your best years in business ever. That’s why you should take time and plan it.
Here’s a few things to keep in mind when thinking about starting work on that new, shiny website that will scare the competition away and bring you infinite amounts of business ;-)
Start of by creating a wishlist
There are many aspect of this, but the two key priorities in the first step of creating a wishlist should revolve around what you want to get out of the website and more importantly, what your clients need to achieve easily with it.
Disclaimer: Electric Studio are not legal experts and these are just our suggestions on the matter which we hope will be useful. It is not intended as legal advice.
On May 26th 2011 a new EU originated law came into effect that requires website owners to make site visitors aware of what cookies your website sets and what they do.
If you are using a WordPress website, then it’s fairly straight forward to comply. In theory you need to do two things, 1) add a “about cookies” page on your website explain what cookies are being used and for what, 2 ) flag this up and offer a way to decline or accept this using our “Electric Studio EU Cookie Law Compliance” WordPress plugin. If you want to take it to the extreme, allow for people to turn off any non essential cookies using a functionality on your site, or explain how to use the browsers settings to do the same. By non essential cookies we mean cookies that are there for your needs only, eg Google Analytics or similar cookies used for user behavioural tracking.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but incredible team in a design and new media studio focussed on delivering a first-class end-product for established and growing high-end brands.
You’ll get to work on a range of beautifully designed digital communications including websites, e-commerce stores, Mobile Apps, HTML emails and much more.
To apply, please email your CV and a list of links firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You have an online portfolio of standards-compliant hand-coded websites
- You want to learn even more about pushing the boundaries of the web and are excited about the possibilites of new technologies including HTML5
- You are using, or are familiar with, Github
- You have some experience developing websites for mobile devices using responsive design
- You have an excellent understanding of cross-browser and cross-platform issues
- You have good experience in working with WordPress
- You have a good understanding of SEO best practices, you don’t need to be a SEO guru, just be aware of your role in it all
- Ideally, you’ll have some working knowledge of PHP and MySQL
- You’re design literate and understand the value of pixel perfection and respect the design teams input
- You’re outgoing, comfortable talking to clients and enjoy working as part of a small team
- You’re self-motivated, happy to get stuck in and tight deadlines bring out the best in you
- You speak English and can work in our Milton Park offices every day of the week
Key skills and experience
- Our collaborative approach means you’ll be working closely with designers and developers alike
- You’ll be taking final PSDs and converting them into advanced CSS layouts
- You’ll get the opportunity to develop your skills across all areas
- You might have to talk to the odd client
- You’ll be frequently asked to contribute to the bigger picture, with opportunities to get involved in strategy, planning and creative ideas for both clients and the studio itself
We offer a creative, inspirational environment and love people with ambition. Our pay is competitive and our work environment relaxed. It also helps if you don’t mind loosing to us on Xbox or at the occasional Go-Karting race.
This position is now filled, but if you feel you can add value to a growing and exciting company, please do send us your CV.
November 3rd 2011 by
This plugin is NOT working on 3.5!
The Electric Studio Client Plugin is a WordPress plugin for creating a password protected client area on your website. You can add clients to groups, and give them access to their area only.
It’s available from the WordPress plugin repository. To install, please just search for it in your WordPress admin interface and install like any other plugin.
This plugin allows you to do the following things:
- Add users of role ‘Client’
- Groups Clients together
- Restricted content to a user or group
- Add custom fields to Clients.