[thelist] Talented Web Dev Wanted for Summer Work

Christopher Joseph christopher at ideadesigners.com
Fri May 28 10:47:46 CDT 2004

Hi List,

We have an opening for a talented student web developer interested in 
gaining more experience over the summer break.

We a software house / web development firm based in Beaconsfield, Bucks 
and are looking for a web developer who has had some exposure to PHP 
and/or ASP with .NET. Flash would be an advantage. We have some 
interesting projects over the next few months that should provide you 
with some good practical experience.

If you fit the criteria and are looking for a summer job please email me 
your C.V. / Portfolio *off list*.

The following tip is supplied in payment for the job advert!

<tip type="software" author="Chris Joseph">
If you need to simulate your bandwidth or debug your browser HTTP 
requests the ideal tool is http://www.xk72.com/charles/download.html . 
It is shareware with a 30 minute timeout reset that costs $50 to license.

Recently I was made aware of a bug in Safari / Mac IE 5.2. with the 
Flash plugin where loaded flashmovies that were de-queued continued to 
load regardless through the browser.

Consider a video-album application that uses flash .swf's to hold single 
movies. Your user selects one movie then another, then another. Each 
time before the previous movie is loaded + shown. As a result the 
application is loading and unloading, loading and unloading....etc. This 
bug means that the first two swfs are still loading when the third has 
been selected and the whole bandwidth thing becomes a quagmire.

Using 'Charles' as a HTTP proxy and debugger I could see that only some 
browsers had the 'bug' - if indeed it is a bug. ...and given that my 
corporate client was using only a subset of browsers and platforms 
everything was hunky dory!

Equally, you could use 'charles' to simulate different end user 
bandwidths for your test sites.

Christopher Joseph

http://www.ideadesigners.com  [iseries & web technologies]
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