New things for Authentic Jobs

25 May 2011
  • posted by Veerle Pieters

My partner in crime Authentic Jobs is announcing a few things that they've assiduously been crafting behind the scenes. It is thanks to the compensation of Cameron Moll's great job site and the excellent Ad Network The Deck that I am able to do stuff like my Inspiration Stream or the Belgian Graphic Design section.

Authentic Job Team

What's new?

Realigned, Adaptive Layout

We can't deny it anymore, mobile is big and Authentic Jobs understands that. Cameron has been working on this behind the scenes together with Ben Bodien, who does the back-end stuff for AJ. I'll let Cameron explain:

We can't call it a truly responsive design, as we're using media queries that adapt at three breaking points (desktop, tablet, mobile) rather than a fully fluid site that scales to fit any screen size. However, we can say we've consulted with Mr. Responsive himself, Ethan Marcotte, along the way, and he's been a genuine help.

So instead, we'll call it an adaptive design. And we don’t just adapt the content. The functionality of the filtering mechanism on the home page changes depending on screen size and device capability.

Authentic Jobs on iPad, iPhone etc.

Try it out: Visit Authentic Jobs on your tablet or mobile device. You can also use your laptop or desktop browser and simply expand and contract the browser window. If your browser supports geolocation, try the "Locate me" feature too for some magic.

Authentic Jobs UK

Authentic Jobs UK logoThe network is expanding too. This has been a long time coming and Cameron is taking the network across the pond. The UK is Authentic Jobs largest audience outside the US. Often positions in the UK posted to the existing site get lost in the shuffle. To help these listings stand out, Cameron launched Authentic Jobs UK and @authjobs_uk.

To promote the new site and drive traffic to it over time, Cameron is partnering with three UK webbies you're probably familiar with:

Oh, and did I mention that all listings are just £1 during our grand opening?

Touchscreen Tussle Contest

We've got three limited-edition iPads with (RED)™ Smart Covers that we're dying to give away. Each is a white model with Authentic Jobs engraved on the back. They look absolutely splendid, if we may say so ourselves.

Limited iPad

To have a chance at winning, hit up the Touchscreen Tussle page and follow the instructions for any (or all) of the three entry methods. Contest ends June 10.