Friday, October 19, 2007

Is Prosper Going Flash?

Prosper is searching for some freelance web designers in Silicon Valley. No surprises there, other than their interest in Flash and ActionScript development experience. Prosper doesn't appear to use Flash right now (not that it's a bad thing). This may be an indicator towards a website refresh. Their site's design style is getting a bit long in the tooth, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was coming. It may also be that some of those fancy Finovate features will utilize Flash to make them snappy. Either way, it's a great opportunity for rumor mongering.

Position: Full-time freelance (on-site only: Downtown San Francisco)

Specific responsibilities:
  • Work closely with marketing team to create original web pages/web sites/HTML emails and emulate existing web pages, utilizing standards-compliant X/HTML and CSS
  • Ensure development standards, best practices and site technical quality are met and maintained
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3+ years demonstrated development experience with X/HTML, CSS and JavaScript and cross-browser/platform web development techniques
  • Knowledge of development tradeoffs between speed, design, flexibility and the underlying page architectures
  • Solid experience in Adobe Photoshop and image optimization techniques
  • Demonstrable experience managing multiple projects on tight schedules
  • Working knowledge of Offermatica
  • Flash/ActionScript experience is a nice-to-have


RateLadder said...

Maybe widgets like my listing widget I built:

I hope they don't got totally flash. I think there are a couple of more important things refreshing the look they could be doing.

Mike said...

I'm guessing that they'll do something like Google. Prosper'll add Flash to provide some interactive elements or real-time graphing/charting.

I always get twitchy about Flash since I'm a Linux fan and it doesn't play as well.