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Front-End Developer at NGIC Joined over 9 years ago
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Have you looked at this list?
I like this. Honestly there has to be some way to save the USPS because I really like their service and I much prefer it for packages over FedEx and UPS.
Is it for Sketch 2 or 3?
I tried to setup a ghost blog using digital ocean's vps service but could not connect to the server to upload my theme. After 4 hours decided it wasn't simple enough and went back to Wordpress.org.
My current job is a corporate one. I have great benefits and a very good salary, and the fact that for the first time this is in the same town where I live so no more long commutes. I am a Front-End developer with 3+ years experience and training in PHP, UX and UI design but I'm not a designer. When I took this job I was promised that I would be doing front-end dev work but since September (when I started) I have not done a single front-end thing.
They have me creating reports in a BI application that has very rigid UI options and looks awful and recently I've had to redo a bunch of legacy ASP applications into ASP.Net (something I know nothing about) that need to run only on IE8 machines (so nothing fancy or cool). My days are completely boring and the work I do has no passion behind it any more. This is the latest job in a long list of jobs that always ask for the same thing (make it quick and dirty but functional).
There has never been a need for a nice beautiful website or application for me to call a real challenge and a change for me to put my effort and passion to make it the best it can be.
I have tried also to do freelance work in the past but most companies either want dirt cheap, don't see a need for a website, or want someone who can qualify as a Google Developer (also for dirt cheap), add to that all the taxes that I have to pay and a family to maintain and I quickly realized that freelance was not for me.
I also have worked at a start-up but that almost left me and my family in the street since I was let go due to lack of funding after I was convinced to move my family down after 6 months because it seemed stable.
I have stopped trying to learn new things because I am so depressed that I will never get to actually use them so I spend my free time with my family and playing video games.
And don't get me started with all this crap from Comcast, the FCC and the NSA. I honestly believe that if they keep getting their way I will have to move out of the US just to find a job since most companies here will outsource or just shut down their web divisions.
I hope that one day you will find your way. Hopefully I'll find a nice place to work and hopefully it will still be as a web developer as I have been thinking of other trades not related to the internet (i.e. as a truck driver).
Hey Jess, I really dig your site, and I especially love how you organized your URL's. By the way, where did you get that .is domain?
How did you get started in typography?
Also, what advice would you give to someone who is thinking of designing typography.
Website looks nice, but I would have animated the menu button like this (http://sarasoueidan.com/demos/navicon-transformicons/), the center one.
I personally use pocket (getpocket.com) but I'm also looking for something better.
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