Tekla is looking for a Web Coordinator

(from Tekla.com)

Web Coordinator Tekla Corporation

We are looking for a talented and motivated person to join our Web team within the Business Platforms Unit at Tekla Corporation headquarters in Espoo.

You are familiar with modern web technologies and possibilities and are able to utilize them in an international b-to-b environment. You are a team player with excellent communication skills, have the ability to handle multiple coordination tasks simultaneously and to independently solve problems. You must be open minded and possess the ability to quickly learn new things.

Depending on your personal skills, your job could include:

  • Providing daily support to existing users
  • Planning and coordinating user trainings
  • Coordinating and developing search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing (SEM) internationally
  • Project coordination
  • Web developing and coordination

We appreciate:

  • Earlier experience in Microsoft SharePoint (especially MOSS 2007)
  • Knowledge of other MS Office or Dynamics products
  • Experience of organizing and coordination tasks
  • Applicable education or proven track record
  • Ability to fluently communicate in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to travel occasionally
  • Analytical mind, laidback personality and ability to solve problems independently

These could improve your chances:

  • Experience in software development projects or software business
  • Good command of web technologies (e.g. XHTML, C#, ASP.NET)

The Business Platforms Unit consists of young, talented individuals and offers excellent possibilities in using the leading modern tools for business development in an international company.

For more information please contact Rami Karhu, tel. +358 30 661 1735 or Lasse Räty, tel. +358 30 661 1733. Send your application with CV and salary request to career@tekla.com by 28th March.

Building & Construction

Tekla´s Building & Construction business area develops and markets the Tekla Structures software product for model-based design of steel and concrete structures as well as the management of fabrication and construction. The net sales of B&C amounted to over 45 million euros in 2007.

Tekla Corporation

Tekla is an international software company whose model-based software products make customers’ core processes more effective in building and construction, energy distribution, infrastructure management and water supply. Tekla has customers in more than 80 countries. Tekla Group’s net sales for 2007 were nearly 60 million euros and operating result approximately 20 million euros. International operations account for more than 80% of net sales.

Tekla has offices in 12 countries: headquarters in Espoo, Finland, and offices in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the UK, France, the US, Japan, Malaysia, China, India and the UAE. In addition to these Tekla has a worldwide partner network. Tekla Group employs 400 people, of whom approximately 150 work outside Finland. Tekla was established in 1966, making it one of the oldest software companies in Finland.


Google video sitemaps

Dear reader,

As you may already know, Google has released Video Sitemaps along the widely used Google Sitemaps protocol. Actually the latter one probably shouldn’t be called Google Sitemaps, as it is a protocol also accepted by Yahoo! and Microsoft Live search engines.

As sitemaps are created to assist search engines in indexing your site content, the video sitemaps are there to assist Google in finding your site’s video content.

Here’s the catch, though: the Video Sitemap protocol is not (yet)  accepted by any other search engine besides Google and so shouldn’t be mixed with the existing (web) Sitemap protocol. So, basically you have to update two different sitemaps, which can be quite toilsome if done manually.

However, there already seems to be a free solution to this: www.videositemappro.com. However, since I haven’t yet utilized either the Video Sitemaps nor the nor the program, I cannot yet recommend Video Sitemap Pro.

The law of leaky abstractions

A good writing by Joel Spolsky: “The law of leaky abstractions”.  Even if it’s age old (2002) and humorous, it still applies today.

HTML 5 draft published

After working since march 2007, the HTML Working group of W3C or the World Wide Web Consortium has published the HTML 5 specification draft yesterday.

As the press release states: “Some of the most interesting new features for authors are APIs for drawing two-dimensional graphics, embedding and controlling audio and video content, maintaining persistent client-side data storage, and for enabling users to edit documents and parts of documents interactively. Other features make it easier to represent familiar page elements, including <section> <footer>; <nav> (for navigation), and <figure> (for assigning a caption to a photo or other embedded content). ”

I’m thrilled and cannot wait until this is a widely spread and browser-supported standard!

Articles of interest:

RGBA test on web browsers

Dear reader,

After having installed the horrific Firefox 2.0 beta when it came out, I have been quite sceptical about installing Firefox beta versions ever again, but today decided to do so after a while of gathering courage. 🙂

Don’t get me wrong, I definitely consider Firefox my primary browser, but the experience I got from the 2.0 betas was terrible and after that I decided ‘firmly’ to stick with the main releases — that is, until now.

Now, after installing the 3.0b2 version I viewed the what’s new section, especially about what’s new with Firefox’s CSS support. To my delight I found out that it now supports the RGBA definition (Red-Green-Blue-Alpha) in elements, enabling to not just adjust their colors, but their “alpha value” or transparency as well.

I just had to test it, and to make it more interesting, I tried it with the other Windows browsers installed on my computer as well, namely:

The HTML code used to test this can be found below.

<title>Firefox 3.0 Beta 2 test: CSS, RGBA (alpha)</title>
<style type="text/css">
p {
 font: bold 12px/14px helvetica,verdana,sans-serif;
 color: rgba(064,030,044,0.4);

#leftrect {
 position: absolute;
 padding: 15px;
 width: 200px;
 height: 200px;
 border: 1px solid rgb(255,25,25);
 background-color: rgba(255,0,0,0.7);
#middlerect {
 position: absolute;
 margin-left: 75px;
 margin-top: 75px;
 padding: 15px;
 width: 200px;
 height: 200px;
 border: 1px solid rgb(25,25,255);
 background-color: rgba(0,0,255,0.7);
#rightrect {
 position: absolute;
 margin-left: 150px;
 margin-top: 150px;
 padding: 15px;
 width: 200px;
 height: 200px;
 border: 1px solid rgb(25,255,25);
 background-color: rgba(0,255,0,0.7);
<div id="leftrect">
Some text on a red bgr.
<div id="middlerect">
Another text, but on a blue bgr.
<div id="rightrect">
Third text, this time on a green bgr.

Guess which browsers managed to render it properly? The answer can be found in the picture below (click to enlarge).

RGBA test result on web browsers

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