The most often
updated feature on this client's websites is the list of jobs available
at Simpson. The previous design of this feature involved a static
detail page for each job opening, which had been cut and pasted
from the Word document sent out internally as a "job announcement."
A summary listing page was also maintained that listed all the jobs
available with hyperlinks to each of the detail pages.
In order to
reduce the amount of effort required to accomplish the maintenance
of this job board, I developed a database connected ASP application.
The new design
consists of a Microsoft Access database and two ASP pages. The data
for each job opening is stored in the database, which provides a
simple interface for editing. The first ASP page is a summary page
which displays the job title and geographic location of each of
the openings. Each job in the list is hyperlinked to a second ASP
page which generates a detailed description of that job, its data
being drawn from the database.
Note: This application
has since been removed by my successor and replaced by static HTML