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  1. The Vital Guide To Interaction Designer (IxD) Interviewing

    With the advent of mobile and web apps, demand for Interaction Design (IxD) services has skyrocketed, causing a number of issues for designers and clients alike. IxD specialists are often mistaken for UX designers, interface-designers, or even visual designers. However, IxD deals with human-computer interaction rather than user experience or visual design.In today’s technology-filled world, it will not surprise anyone if we said that pretty much every Web or mobile application is based on interactive...
  2. How Twitter Bootstrap Helps You Gain a Stronger Foothold on the Web Turf

    The web designing landscape is rapidly evolving, and while you keep insisting on making your websites visually rich, having a firm control over its scalability and customization is the current calling.Creating websites with assumingly shape shifting designs may or may not be your strong suit, but making websites that let you make changes on the fly should be. And Twitter Bootstrap indeed lends you with that capability to make the changes as and when you need to.The tech-savvy audience of today is...
  3. The Vital Guide to Web Design Interviewing

    The goal of this guide is to help you find the perfect web designer for your team or project. This can be achieved by better understanding the different roles a web designer fills, and by having a good idea of the sort of strategic questions you can ask during the hiring process.Hiring web designers can be difficult. There are many disciplines under the common term ‘designer,’ and experts in one field may be novices in another, while others are a “Jack of all trades, master of none.” To make things...
  4. Stay at bay from these 5 common Responsive Design Mistakes

    Common Mistakes to be Avoided in Responsive DesignEver-evolving nature of responsive web design has given birth to multiple methodologies that can be utilized for building websites that can run flawlessly on a variety of devices with different screen sizes and resolutions. Despite paying attention to each and every step of designing a responsive website, you're bound to make some or the other mistakes that can be avoided easily. In today's post, I'll be familiarizing you with 10 such responsive web...
  5. Programming languages - salaries and demand (March 2015)

    We've released a few of these reports before, and here is the first for 2015. With our database now analysing ~500,000 tech jobs every single month, we have a unique dataset which can tell us what skills organisations are hiring for and what salaries they're advertising.This year we have seen quite a lot of change in the popularity of various programming languages. Whether this is a feature of different industry's hiring cycles is still to be determined.Battling for 1st position are Java and C# with...
  6. Press Release: The average tech salary in Australia fell by 6% between January and March 2015

    Tech career marketplace, Gooroo, has released it’s tech career and salary trends for Q1 2015.These trends have indicated that 2015 so far has not followed the rising salaries seen towards the end of 2014. The average tech salary in Australia has indeed fallen by 6% between January and March 2015. This varies by technology and industry, although the general trend is represented in most areas examined.The downturn is most noticeable in advertised salaries for Mobile Developers and jobs asking for skills...
  7. Another Top 10 Languages list for 2014

    Everyone seems to publish their Top 10 list at the end of the year. Some rely on stats from surveys, others look at how many GitHub projects use a certain language, whilst others are purely anecdotally based. They're all good ways to investigate the trends (except maybe the anecdotal version).Using our data which consists now of over 4,000,000 job ads in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia, we look at how often a particular skill is mentioned in ads.Immediately we notice that SQL has...
  8. Programming languages - salaries and demand (October 2014)

    A few months ago we wrote up a brief analysis of key programming languages, showing the demand for each language and the salaries being offered. We now have almost 3 million job advertisements in our analysis engine so we should take a fresh look at what it says.In July, we saw three main clusters, the established leaders, the followers, and the niche.The leaders of the group are still ahead in very much the same positions. Java, C++, and C all pay well and are in high demand. JavaScript and C# are...
  9. Mobile developers in web land

    There are mobile app writers who create software to run natively on the mobile platform. There are also those who write web apps tailored to work well on a mobile device. What does the marketplace have to say about these two breeds?We investigate the Mobile Developer, Android Developer, and iOS Developer roles (sorry, not enough jobs for Windows Phone developers to produce reliable statistics!)The global demand for mobile related jobs has been relatively steady this year with a slight rise. Specific...
  10. Salary variation in tech careers

    The spread of tech salaries can be quite large in some regions. In this piece, we take a brief look at this range and identify the top, middle, and lowest earners.At first glance, we notice the Australian and British marketplace has a much larger range of salaries than the Unites States. Although the average salaries of each country are quite similar (~$93,000USD), there are many more higher paying jobs outside of the United States.This means that your salary growth in the United States is limited...
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