Job Interview giving me HTML test @_@ [Updated news]

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by kitki83, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Basically this is a first for me hearing this. Not sure for others it is common.

    So I am reviewing materials and wanted to ask everyone what are key things I should really have memorize. I do have experience in CSS and XHTML but seriously what kind of test this can be. What the interviewer told me over the phone are small task that if I knew HTML and its functions will be 45mins if I know it by memory, 1 hour if I rely websource and more if I don't know. This is not high end web developer position, more like good start for my transition (or addition) of print to web.

    If you have site that gives me a good study guide or word of advice from your own experience, I will appreciate it.

    thank you,
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    I had one interview where they wanted to test my programming capabilities and asked me to write code that would print out the prime numbers from 1 to 100. That was the extent of the testing though.

    An HTML test sounds pretty easy, but I suppose they could get fanciful. As long as you know your stuff though you should be fine. They tend not to do too many trick questions and mainly just want to weed out the wanna be web designers.
  3. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2004
    Just know your basics. When I had my interviews with Macromedia, they asked all sorts of technical questions, but the in the end of it, I think they just wanted to analyze thought process. I was asked things like:

    • What is the difference between a class and an ID
    • Issues about validation, standard compliant code
    • Browser rendering issues
    • I even wrote some mysql statements
    • They showed me CSS and I identified what was wrong
    • Identify property, selector, value

    They also asked me how I would debug a broken toaster, so go figure :p
  4. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Just for those interested or wanted heads up. I had my interview and passed the HTML test which was PHP.

    Now its the waiting game if they want me.

    Just wanted to thank people who gave me tips, really helped.

  5. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Well thank you everyone who gave me advice really helped. And I got the position yay!!! Start in Ides of March
  6. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Congratulations on your job, but that start date is bad luck. "Beware the Ides of March..."

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