I'm a front-end web developer (HTML, CSS, jQuery) just starting out. I have a good portfolio from doing work for friends and a few businesses. I'm self-taught and therefore lacking some of the confidence that comes with the feedback you get in a structured learning environment or working tightly with other developers. I want to get in with a web development company/agency that has a great work environment.
What would you say are the best web dev companies in Toronto in terms of great work/life balance, great (bright, comfortable) office space, and mentorship/on-going learning opportunities? (Opportunities to work abroad with the company would also be welcome!).
Thanks for the info!
posted by nibbip
on Oct 5, 2013 -
I am graduating next May (2013) with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Computing Technology from Colorado State University. I have 3 years IT & Network Support experience and just about 2.5 years web development experience through Student positions. I've done the whole freelance thing for the last 5 years as a Wordpress theme guy. How do I approach getting a full time job after college? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac
on Jul 17, 2012 -
How do I get a new job? What kind of jobs do I even qualify for? How do I get over the fact that I didn't graduate from college and present a more confident self to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by krakenattack
on Feb 27, 2012 -
What apps do you use to help you stay focused on work? I'm looking for Mac and web apps. I don't have clinically diagnosable ADHD, but I'm curious about what's out there and can certainly use the help sometimes.
posted by ignignokt
on Feb 9, 2012 -
How do I find freelance web designers who will create a website for me similar to these ones:
Also, how much does it typically cost to hire someone to do this??
posted by mememix
on May 30, 2011 -
Lesser-know work-at-home positions for someone with a background in Web Development, Online Marketing and Network Engineering? [more inside]
posted by servix
on Nov 12, 2010 -
Help Me Be A Good Web Editor! Please? Hi! The media outlet where I work has recently started a news web site, and I'm the editor. I have a vague idea of what I'm doing, but the actual copyediting-type-stuff I've been doing to AP print standards. I don't have a specific question, but generally, I'd really like to get some of the "official" basics of web editing down. I looked on mediabistro and they don't seem to have a class for this, and I looked on Amazon but I'm not sure about those books. Any suggestions for resources? I'd love either a class or a book that's as useful as the AP Guide, but for print. Your thoughts, hivemind?
posted by supercoollady
on Nov 2, 2010 -
Always desiring to experience living in Japan, I moved in the country from Canada almost a year ago on a working holiday visa, which will expire next month. My life here is stable so far, including a job at a company willing to sponsor me for a work visa. I want to live in Japan for a longer period, but the problem is I don't seem to meet the requirements for a visa. I am aware that getting married is the easiest way, but unfortunately, I do not have that possibility.
Is there anything I can do to stay and work in Japan longer? [more inside]
posted by remi
on Sep 15, 2010 -
Is there a mac app or website that allows me to count up to a set number with a big infographic? kind of similar to gaining EXP and watching your bar go towards level up.. or when a charity shows a thermometer with them adding money for the donations? [more inside]
posted by lakerk
on Sep 13, 2010 -
My office wants to a "Biggest Loser" style weight loss challenge. Any good websites we could use to track people's progress? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Mar 5, 2010 -
I am mentoring a college kid who wants to be a programmer. I am detail-oriented; he does the bare minimum
required to get the job done, but he gets things done. Am I right to push him toward thinking about doing project management rather than hands-dirty techie-developer type stuff? Or is he just lazy and needing to be schooled? [more inside]
posted by circular
on Feb 23, 2010 -
I've decided to finally get create a portfolio modular enough so that I'll be able to reuse parts of it for at least a year or so. But how ought I go about this so as not to waste time. [more inside]
posted by monocultured
on Feb 7, 2010 -
At 35, if I made the effort to acquire the skills, could I get a web developer job? [more inside]
posted by wyn
on Oct 3, 2009 -
The future of my current job is uncertain (familiar story, I'm sure). What should I do to plan for the future? My background is in art, and ... pharmaceutical training and compliance. [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek
on Sep 28, 2009 -
Looking for a professionally run web-based proxy service to test localization and internationalization of a web site. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho
on Jul 13, 2009 -
Does anyone have any information about best practices & strategies for online community support and community development? [more inside]
posted by mere
on May 8, 2009 -
I'm sure this question will not make me the most popular student at the dance, but is there a way to identify (via IP) machines running BitTorrent clients within an internal network (ie. work)?
My company has around 50 employees, and the old, "Please don't torrent at work" doesn't seem to be doing much good anymore.
It brings our email and web browsing to a near standstill, and dropping by the "usual suspects" is not only tiresome, but doesn't seem to find all the sources of traffic any longer.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
posted by numlok
on Aug 11, 2008 -
I've got the skills and knowledge, mostly, but I'd like to get a better workflow with PHP/MySQL development. [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Oct 11, 2007 -
I've the office web geek, a real one-man band, with 8 years of experience. It's time to change jobs, but the web employment world is more specialized than ever. What jobs should I be applying for? [more inside]
posted by dw
on Aug 19, 2007 -
Looking for a Firefox extension or alternative browser that allows for web pages to be grayed out (specifically images) a la Ghostzilla. [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on Aug 10, 2007 -
What coding habits and working methodologies help you maximize productivity while reducing angst? [more inside]
posted by treepour
on Apr 13, 2007 -
I'm looking for a piece of software that will spider the company's intranet. After looking around for a few days, I've generated a list of requirements. [more inside]
posted by jennaba
on May 31, 2006 -
I run a small local computer repair business. I have a website and i have acquired a DBA (assumed name) in the name that i use for my business. the problem is that my website, lets call it computer repair man for example, i own THECOMPUTERREPAIRMAN.com. the site without the word "the" infront of it is taken by someone else. If they havent trademarked "computer repairman" can I? Or if they were using it first without TM do they still have the rights to it? If they have already done it, can i trademark "the computer repairman"? How else can i protect my companies identity??
posted by Bjkokenos
on Jan 26, 2006 -
I'm having a bit of trouble tracking my time for web consulting work. I need to be able to handle small increments of time, and it needs to have a flexible reporting system. What (preferably web-based) software should I use? [more inside]
posted by bkudria
on Jan 10, 2006 -
I am considering starting up a small (one person) web consulting business, offering web design and development, newsletters, blogs etc. Advice from those with relevant experience would be much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by pasd
on Aug 10, 2005 -