Under general supervision design, test, and implement Web sites and programs to meet user needs. Design and develop user interface features, site animation and special effects elements. Provide primary user support; perform system analysis and program development on assigned projects using independent judgment. Designs website to support organizational strategies and goals.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Design new Web sites, computer programs, and systems to meet user needs:
Develop information architecture for the Web sites, including ire-framing for all levels of sites with navigation interface based on user-centered design.
Develop HTML & CSS coding using text editor to conform to web browsers on both Macintosh and Windows platforms to meet W3 standards, and ensure error-free code.
Develop graphics using Adobe Photoshop and ImageReady that use the Web-safe color palette and are optimized for quick load times.
FTP, SSH, SFTP updated HTML and graphic files to the servers as needed.
Use control system software via terminal access to coordinate efforts with others working on projects.
Assure existing programs are current and meet the needs of the user:
Ensure that the files served to the public are up-to-date with the most current information.
Conduct, or contract for, usability studies with target audiences to ensure navigation needs and goals are being met in the most efficient manner.
Analyze Web logs. Check for browser type, computer platform, connection speed, path traveled through the Web sites, and most commonly accessed pages. Compare number of unique hosts to determine percentage growth/reduction in visitation.
Submit the Web sites to major search engines.
Provide technical support to the Web responsible persons in the Department
Check email consistently for other maintenance issues.
Train and support Department staff responsible for updating Web sites.
Meet regularly and as needed with internal and external groups to develop look and feel of sites, and to establish priorities.
Provide other technical support to Department for designing, developing, and maintaining Web sites.
Identify and participate in training, education and development activities to improve knowledge and performance to sustain and enhance Department Web goals.
Subscribe to listserves dealing with Web design and programming to keep up-to-date on latest advances in the field.
Regularly visit appropriate Web sites to learn cutting-edge graphic and programming techniques.
Attend conferences on Web design and development as approved by manager.
Attend user-group meetings at Vanderbilt as well as meetings in the Nashville area to learn from peers in the field as approved by manager.
Develop appropriate documentation.
Develop design guidelines with color, font, and HTML coding standards, for Department Web sites.
Backup all sites and working files regularly and archive current and old versions of all files for easy reference of the formation of Web sites.
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