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We’re Looking for a Front End Developer

We’re looking for a skilled and talented front-end web developer to join our team. Below is a description of the position. Please contact us if you are interested or if you know someone who is.  Thanks!

Qualified candidates will:

  • Know the differences between the several DOCTYPEs and how to code for each
  • Be able to carve PSD files into functional pages using purely CSS for styling
  • Be able to carve new and fix existing websites to look and function the same across supported browsers
  • Able to build responsive websites efficiently and make existing sites responsive
  • Be able to integrate back-end code with front-end code
  • Be able to create new and modify existing jQuery code
  • Be familiar with current HTML Standards (HTML 4.01 Transitional and XHTML 1.0 Transitional mostly)
  • Be familiar with current CSS Standards and browser compatibility issues
  • JavaScript
  • Have experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic Classic ASP, PHP, and ASP.Net knowledge for front-end integration (or the ability to learn it, as necessary)

We’d love to see someone who also:

  • Uses progressive enhancement methodologies to build websites
  • Follows semantic HTML methodologies
  • Is able to build unobtrusive JavaScript features
  • Is able to carve layouts that allow for dynamic user content
  • Knows the differences between GIF, PNG-8, PNG-24, and JPG files and how to optimize all images for quality maximization and size reduction
  • Able to keep a URL/folder structure clean and intuitive where everything is easy to find and very little sifting needs to be done
  • Knows and uses ALT attributes

 About Us:

We are an established company that thinks like a startup. We are professionals who take our business and our fun seriously. We care about our team, our clients, and our community. We are flexible and are continually learning new things. We are looking for people who help us deliver great client experiences and grow our business.

To Apply:
Send us your resume (careers [at] lunaweb [dot] com) with “Front End Dev.” as the subject. Tell us in a few paragraphs why you would be a great addition to the LunaWeb team. And please include references – we do check.

Remembering Dave – Coffee, Innovation, and People

Dave's GEEKmemphis mug

Dave’s GEEKmemphis mug

I’m sipping a lukewarm cup of coffee while working on this post, and that seems very appropriate as Dave always had a cup of coffee in hand, usually in his GEEKmemphis mug. As long as it was filled with liquid that was remotely warm and resembled coffee he would drink it. He gave me a hard time because I like Starbucks and schedule meetings there when I can. I am admittedly a coffee snob, Dave admittedly was not.

My story with Dave started about six years ago when I met him at Social Media Expedition (now Interactive Expedition), one of the many groups Dave started. I was managing social media for a local company and wanting to connect with other social media folks in the community. Little did I know that it would eventually lead to joining the LunaWeb family. In 2011 I was looking for a new opportunity and connected with Dave since he knew everyone in Memphis. I asked him if would keep his ears open for opportunities. That conversation eventually turned into several job interviews with Dave and resulted in me coming to LunaWeb.

Since joining LunaWeb, I’ve worked with Dave on countless projects, participated in scores of brainstorming meetings, and taken numerous road trips; we were always talking about what was coming next. Working with someone day in and day out lets you learn a lot about a person. You see their strengths and weaknesses, their flaws and quirks. Part of what I really respected about Dave is that he didn’t pretend to be perfect and would admit what he wasn’t good at. But he was good at helping people. He poured into others and helped them innovate themselves. He poured into me and has helped me grow. He challenged my assumptions and encouraged me to think differently. I am a better man for having known him.

Dave’s love for tech, entrepreneurship, Memphis, and family are no secret – Twitter has been ablaze with people sharing their memories of Dave (#RememberDave) – it’s been pretty amazing. I saw his love for all these things while working with him on the GEEKmemphis board and in planning multiple TechCamps. Amazingly, he had as much energy everywhere else as he did in the office.  I don’t know how he found the energy to do everything he did – maybe it was the coffee.

Dave will be sorely missed.  He was a mentor and a great friend. I’m thankful for the time that I had to work with him and look forward to helping continue what he started 19 years ago. Rest in peace, friend.

-by Steve Phipps(@MemPhipps)

Heartbleed Vulnerability: Another Security Breach

The highly overused “BREAKING: … ” actually fit this week’s news of the discovered Heartbleed vulnerability.

Heartbleed

Earlier in the week, we used a couple of different verification tools to ascertain any exposure with any of our hosted certificates, found none, and notified our respective clients. It could have easily been that we had though, and this event is another reminder that absolutely nothing on the Internet is 100% rock-solid impenetrable.

However, we want to be sure you know that just because your website didn’t have the vulnerability, you’re not out of the woods. As users of the Internet, we’ll all need to go through the necessary hassle of changing your passwords on affected sites. But, since this is a recommended practice it shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is. For the next few months, the “forgot password” links are going to be the most popular around. As many of us are just getting over some hassles associated with the Target breach, this is an unwelcome activity.

Recent events like Target and the Heartbleed vulnerability, drive acceptance of more advanced security. After all, this whole password-thing is as old as knock-knock jokes. One increasingly popular security method is to use “Two-Factor Authentication” which requires the use of a second code generated in a variety of means (pre-established, SMS txt, or independent device, etc…). If your site offers it as an option, take it. It will become more of a standard; plus, it’ll keep your info much more secure.

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