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  • Quick tip on the software I use (free)
    By on June 17, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    A reader asks: what software are you using to create your home pages? Did you create your own logo or outsource the design?

    First I do most of my own coding when it comes to creating a page for my job boards. If I’m starting one with Jobtarget I’ll create a template which is basically a placeholder design into which Jobtarget inserts their code. But thats for the hosted part. I usually like to keep the home page on my own server so I can have a little more control over things.

    Its similar with Jobamatic sites although with them you only need to customize the header/footer on their system. I have some sites like AudioJobs.com which also have their own homepage. Its just a simple HTML page filled with keyword text and professional looking graphics.

    I code it all in a software called HOMESITE which I have been using since I first learned HTML back in 1997. Its my tried and true friend when it comes to coding a web page.

    I do most of my own graphics although occiasionally I will use 99designs.com to get logos created. But I mostly rely on Adobe Fireworks for graphics creation. I never got used to Photoshop and found it to clumsy to use. Fireworks is much simpler to learn. I created the AudioJobs.com header with it by finding some clipart and adding it to the name of the site.

    WARNING: dont do graphics unless you are good at it. If you have no artistic talent, outsource your web design. Otherwise your site will look like crap.

  • Job board software update (free)
    By on May 6, 2011 | No Comments  Comments

    I like to check up on the software vendors from time to time to see whats new. I think a few may be going into the deadpool.

    JobBoardsHQ: is a hosted solution that looked promising and was started out of India. But their twitter stream is outdated and my email to them went unanswered. I wouldnt be surprised if they are no longer operating.

    http://www.jobboardshq.com/

    Forcefinder: supposedly they operate a number of job sites but when I called their number i just keep getting a recording and when I tried to email them their contact form blows up with errors. Guess they’re not interested.

    http://www.forcefinder.com

    NEW JOB BOARD SOFTWARE

    JobBoardGurus: I just discovered this software through a google ad. They host everything an charge an unknown monthly fee. But their client sites appear to be nicely designed. Looks like they may be based overseas by the looks of some of the sites they power.

    http://jobboardgurus.com/

    Heres’s a look at one of their sites they power.

    Whats your favorite job board software? let me know

  • New job board software: jobboardspro
    By on September 6, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    Another self-installed software for job boards is out. This one is called Job Boards Pro. Price is $195. According to the site:

    “A solution designed for your needs built with our wide variety of objects and layouts. Web based application written in PHP and using the MySQL database”

    You can test it;

    Front Page
    Administrator Panel

    username: guest; password: guest

    Its an ok design template and apparently they have others to choose from. Other vendors in this space include Jamit, Jobbex, Jobberbase and Joobsbox.

  • New job board software alert (premium)
    By on August 9, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Review of webscribble/webjobs software (premium)
    By on April 15, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

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  • Another lower cost hosted solution (free)
    By on April 7, 2010 | No Comments  Comments

    A reader tipped me off to a new job board software provider called PG Job Site. It comes with various ‘modules’ you can plug in…Here’s a quick look…tomorrow I’ll critique the usability of their site package.
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