09 March 2012


WorkFu Design Sneak Peek


I’ve been meaning to blog about the progress of WorkFu since it all began but as usual, actually designing stuff got in the way. I guess that’s no bad thing. :)

WorkFu is a project that involves myself (Designer), Neil Kinnish (Developer), Pete Nelson (Developer) and Adam Martin (Community Manager). Together, we’ve spent the last three months designing and building WorkFu. The foundations and supporting walls are all up and we’re now on to the final push. You might already have a profile a bit like this. If you’re not entirely sure what Workfu is, I gave an interview to @netmag which will give you the lowdown.

The next stage is is getting ‘Opportunities’ live and I wanted to share a couple of the page designs with you.

Opportunity Listings

Below you’re looking at the ‘opportunity listings’ page. This is what a user will see when they click ‘View Opportunities’. The opportunities on the system will automatically display to the user in order of Fu Score. The higher the Fu Score the more relevant the opportunity. I explain how the Fu Score works in that .Net article.

You can filter the way you view the opportunities by location, type or view your favourites.

View the full size screenshot here.

Opportunity Detail Page

On clicking ‘Details’ you are taken to the ‘Opportunity Details’ page. Here you have the job/opportunity description which details all the usual stuff you would expect, along with links to similar opportunities.

The cool thing about his page is the ‘application window’ in the sidebar. Using WorkFu you can apply to an opportunity with one click. There is a pre populated note to the opportunity poster (which you can edit) and all you have to do is press ‘Apply Now’ and it’s done. The person or company who posted the opportunity will receive your application along with your WorkFu Profile.

View the full size screenshot here.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I’ll try and keep you up to date with our progress over the next few weeks as we build up to the launch! If you don’t already have a WorkFu profile you can get one by signing up here.


  1. Matt Reed

    09 March 2012 | 11:06 pm

    Mike, why do you have to be so good?! It looks gorgeous as usual. Always an inspiration. Really nice weighting with the colors all around. I like your table header, but it also doesn’t scream “I’m a header.” Is is sortable?

  2. Daniel Smith

    09 March 2012 | 11:25 pm

    Love the icon and interface styling, fantastic work guys! :) I’m intrigued to see this in action, loving the points implementation!

  3. Nick Toye

    09 March 2012 | 11:37 pm

    This looks so good,i’m besides myself waiting for this.

  4. PabloS

    10 March 2012 | 12:54 am

    Can’t wait to see more of this.
    Superb job.

  5. Mike Barker

    10 March 2012 | 1:08 am

    Honestly cannot wait for the launch! Great as ever, and a brilliant read.

    I will agree with Matt though; if the table is sortable it is not explicit.

  6. Matthieu Aussaguel

    10 March 2012 | 11:30 am

    Awesome job! The UI is so good! Looking forward to seeing how the project goes.

  7. mikekus

    11 March 2012 | 9:30 pm

    Thanks for your comments, guys!

  8. Gabe Friedman

    13 March 2012 | 10:38 pm

    Lovely work. Find a projct (or having one find you) will be a pleasure.

  9. Rick

    14 March 2012 | 5:47 pm

    Well done! Looking forward to see it live.

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