Applii

Web Design, Web Development, React - JavaScript

Creation of a new job database portal for students

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About the client

Applii is a new job portal website, designed to help students find their ideal apprenticeship, internship of graduate positions.

As a user, you can create your own personalised account to search for your perfect job – from over 5,000 available positions.

Lilo was asked to create the new website with React,  a JavaScript library primarily used for building user interfaces.

 

About the project

The client specifically requested the use of React, a platform that they themselves had development experience with, and could therefore maintain the site themselves.

When landing on the site’s homepage, users are immediately greeted with Applii’s job search system, allowing them to filter positions by:

A auto-complete company name field allows you to search for / select multiple companies you are interested in – anything from technology giants Google, to sports clothing manufacturers Adidas.

After performing a search, positions can be clicked to view specific details. From there each position can be applied for, or saved as a favourite to that user account. Each listing also utilises a coloured status indicator – to immediately tell users if a position can be applied for now, or will be open soon.

All job information is collected via an API, which means there is no content locally saved on their website.

Technology

React JavaScript

About React

The added benefit of using React is speed, as its structure requires less elements to load (when compared to a regular html website or other platforms) – creating a more user-friendly experience, especially on mobile devices.

Certain components can also be reused easily, which cut down on overall development time.

Because React and other JavaScript-based websites dynamically populates a page with content, physical subpages are not normally created. Because content forms such an important part of search engines, Lilo added the site functionality of creating actual URLs, like https://www.applii.co.uk/applications and https://www.applii.co.uk/contact-us.

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