Front End/Web Developer
The Forum Group - New York, NY

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The Forum Group is currently seeking Front End developers for contract roles. Primary responsibilities include coding and QA of page templates and special features, managing global styles/HTML build, plus staging content for site updates and special features.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Build and manage pages & templates
• Develop cross-browser/platform HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to match design specs for complex page layouts while adhering to code standards
• Manage and extend codebase for javascript/dHTML
• Unit test completed pages for rendering on target platforms
• Extend CSS as needed to accommodate new data and display types
• Stage site update content
• Upload, manage and configure content assets
• Manage links and redirects in featured content areas per site launch
• Develop and stage special projects of varying complexity
• Work with creative team to develop concepts for media and interactivity
• Code, stage, and deploy custom non-template and/or rich media content as needed
• Coordinate with outside resources on larger projects
• Explore opportunities for incorporating AJAX/FLEX and other technologies to enhance the shopping experience

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Strong site-build background with both technical and visual expertise:
• Ability to write validating code for xHTML, CSS Level 2, and Javascript
• Broad JavaScript experience: interactivity, forms, plug-in detects, etc.
• Working familiarity with current frameworks for Web 2.0 front-end development
• Rich media experience (Flash, video, etc)
• Use CSS-P for Layout (not tables)
• Hands-on experience integrating flash into HTML; communication between flash and html/JavaScript
• Flash timeline experience required
• XML fluency

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
• Minimum 4 years hands-on site-building experience, with a focus on high-end brands or other environment with very high standards for build
• Experience integrating presentation layer to middleware via templating languages

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