OmniSpear, Inc. is currently seeking creative individuals eager to join our team of talented web professionals. Working in a business-to-business environment, you will be responsible for creatively transforming internal and external concepts into workable designs.
To be considered you must submit samples of your work with your resume. This is a fulltime position at our Miamisburg, Ohio office (located near the I-75 Austin Pike Interchange). You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Relocation will not be included.
Send all inquiries to careers AT omnispear.com
- 2 to 5 years of experience designing for web based platforms, interactive design, or similar
- Associates degree or higher in interactive design, multimedia design, or related field with applicable experience
- Excellent visual design skills, including an eye for typography, icon design, composition, and use of color
- Experience working in an agile environment
- Solid understanding of effective UI patterns and best practices
- Knowledge of design research and usability testing methods
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- 50% Designing websites and web based applications
- 50% Implementing designs in cooperation with developers
- Work closely with sales, engineering, and various stakeholders to design intuitive, and functional user experiences
- Translate concepts and ideas into workable designs
- Develop and maintain mockups, visual assets, wireframes, prototypes
- Development experience in PHP, Java, Ruby, etc
- Experience using source control such as Git
- IRA Plan with matching
- Unlimited beverages
- Casual work environment
Founded in 2001, OmniSpear, Inc. services clients in Dayton, Cincinnati, and beyond. We focus on helping our clients improve their processes, infrastructure, and appearance through our extensive knowledge of technology. Joining OmniSpear means you will get to work in an open and agile environment that supports creativity and new ideas.
The first report of Google’s Chrome browser overtaking Mozilla’s Firefox has been reported for November. Statcounter.com, is the responsible party with this report which we have included below.
StatCounter Browsers November 2011
This is a very important increase for defining the shape of the websites within the next year. However, the other interesting fact is that Internet Explorer has seen a steady decrease in market share. This could be attributed to two primary causes. The first being market acceptance of Firefox and Chrome browsers by users. While the second is likely related to a noticeable increase in market share by Apple’s OS X. This is important as Safari has seen steady growth and because Safari and Chrome are based on the same core technology (and show related user experiences). These increases have also been noted within the google analytics and OmniSpear SaaS analytics platforms as well.
Today starting at 9a.m. PT Microsoft’s developer conference will feature a keynote that highlights Windows 8 changes and the revised developer experience. There will be a live stream of the conference keynote available on the conference website http://www.buildwindows.com/.
The core changes will be updated UI and a refresh that brings Windows 8 more in line with the current Apple OS X offerings (source ZDNET).
The OS X comparable offerings include:
- History Vault (Time Machine)
- Windows App Store (App Store)
- ISO Mounting (Native OS X)
- Cloud Based Profiles (iDisk/Mobile Me)
- Modern Reader PDF Support (Preview)
Other New features:
- Windows Explorer Ribbons
- Updated Task Manager
- ARM Processor Support
- Internet Explorer 10
- Pattern and Facial recognition logins
There are sure to be other features that sneak into Windows 8 and that may be helpful for the enterprise.
Our vote for the most hated new feature is surely Windows Explorer Ribbons. Apparently there is a vast difference between the Windows and Office team with incorporating user feedback.