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Have CSS, Will Travel

Update: This job posting has been closed, as they found enough suitable candidates. Thanks to all who applied. The company was HealthStream.

Are you a skilled front-end designer who also knows the CSS specs like the back of your hand? Do you salivate at the thought of doing a web-standards overhaul of a large company? Do you enjoy (or tolerate) country music? Are you willing to travel? If you answered yes, then read on. The following comes from a friend of mine, who is a web application developer. They have decided to take the plunge and go for web standards.

The company I work for has decided to possibly advance from table based Transitional HTML to XHTML and CSS. We need a designer who is willing to come over to Tennessee for at least for few days and help with the migration. This will be a great opportunity to move our web application forward. The developers like myself do not have the time or skill to do the design work as well. So we are looking for a contractor. We would prefer someone from TN but are fine with someone who is willing to come to our office and learn about the application, and then can work from home.

He has requested that I not list their company name here, because they don't want to be bombarded with applicants and phone calls. Trust me though, this sounds like a very cool contract job in a professional environment. This is the type of project I'd consider taking for myself, if I was still in Kentucky.

So, that being said, here's what they're looking for more specifically. The ideal applicant will obviously be someone who has a strong handle on XHTML and CSS, with some familiarity with JavaScript. While design skill is a plus, there are already full-time graphic designers who you would be collaborating with. Experience with Microsoft ASP.NET would also be nice, but is not crucial.

If you are interested in this position, email nashville@sonspring.com. Be sure that the subject says CSS_Designer as that's how the spam filter will be set up, and your email may not make it through otherwise. Applicants should email links to an online portfolio or examples of their work, no attachments.

Note: The above email address will not be checked by me, but is simply a spam-filter to keep my friend from getting unwanted email. As such, once a suitable applicant is hired, I will delete the address to seal off would-be spammers. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.