We are looking for someone to create short code snippet posts for alligator.io. We are a new website and our goal is to provide very short-form nuggets of content for mostly front end web development.
You can see the example of a post here: https://alligator.io/css/animation-shorthand/
Subjects can cover almost any modern front end web development topic that's part of the open web.
An inDesign file of a previous snippet will be provided as a starting point for new snippets. A png version of the snippet will have to be created to use as a thumbnail when sharing on social media. The resulting snippet will then have to be saved in SVG format and optimized with a tool like this one: https://jakearchibald.github.io/svgomg/. The optimized SVG will then have to be slightly adjusted will clear specifications that we will provide (because the SVG code that inDesign spits out is not perfect).
The resulting SVG file will have to be integrated into a markdown file for Jekyll, for which a basic skeleton will be provided. A short description, and intro and a short section below the snippet with an extra example or a different way to use a certain snippet will have to be created. It'll be important that this created content be 100% original and not a copy or derivative of content found elsewhere.
Overall it's a very easy process and will probably only take 45 minutes to an hour per code snippet and even less once used with the work flow.
If the person selected for this job creates something that we really like for a reasonable price, we are also interested in making it into an ongoing project where new snippets will be created every week for the website.
This job is posted under web development, but we understand that a large part of it is more content creation and design using a software tool like inDesign.
To facilitate the workflow and save time for us, an option would be to have the files checked into a tool like GitHub or BitBucket in a private repository. We will consider other options too, but it'll be important that the workflow can be seamless and not a time-suck.
We are really looking forward to selecting somebody for this job!