so you want to be a designer? part iii: the test

i finally have a couple of people lined up for interviews this week. after my last minion ended up not really knowing as much as he should have for the job, i decided i'm going to test the candidates. these minion hopefuls get to undergo a test of their design skills, critical thinking, and poise.

think you have what it takes to be a designer? take the test yourself. you have 45 minutes. you may not use google or any other search engine, or web thingamajig to look up the answers.

1. What language is this code written in?
require 5.005;
use DBI;
require Net::SNMP;
use Getopt::Long;
use vars qw{ %targets %unique };

2. What CSS level 2 features does Internet Explorer 6 support?

3. What is Javascript, and what is it used for?

4. What's the difference between ASP and PHP?

5. What's wrong with this code?*

<cfquery name="users"
select name, email from users order by name
<cfoutput query="users">

6. What language is this code written in?*

7. What is x-width? When is it used?

8. What is imposition?

9. What's camera-ready art, and when is it appropriate to use?

10. What are the limitations of Javascript, compared to Java?

11. What are five components of web usability?

12. What's wrong with this code?
Instructions-indent:link { font-family: Verdana, Arial,
Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 8pt; color: #003366, textdecoration:
none ; width: 100%; padding-left: 20px}

13. What is W3C?

14. Draw a diagram of your home network.

15. What's the difference between a comp, a proof, and a dummy?

16. Which of the following is not a layout?

A. grid
B. single-column
C. Ogilvy
D. three-column
E. all of the above
F. none of the above

17. What's a rubylith? When would you use it? Bonus: what's the analog of a rubylith in Photoshop?

18. What's the worst browser incompatibility you've run across? How did you handle it?

19. What's the difference between readability and legibility?

20. What do you consider the most important principle of design?

21. What are some design clichés to avoid?

22. Draw an icon for a switch.

23. What is measure? When is it used?

24. List five types of prepress proofs (either analog or digital):

25. What is VoIP? How is it used?

26. Revise the following copy where required, using Associated Press style guidelines:

Murphy's Law assures us that no amount of proofreading will uncover all the errors in a work about to be published. The question is, how many re-readings are reasonable? In my personal experience I have found that two readings of galleys and two of page proofs will catch 99 percent of the errors. Unfortunately the remaining 1 percent are often the mistakes that not only cause embarrassment but trouble. For example, the wrong numbers for ordering merchandise or misspelled names.

27. How do you choose a photograph for a publication?

28. What's the difference between additive and subtractive color?

29. Draw an icon for a router.

30. What language is this code written in?
$db_target[0] =~ s/[^\w-]/_/g;
foreach (@db_target) { s/^\s+//; s/\s+$//; }
my ($ptype) = $db_target[4] =~ m/^(\w{2,2})\|?/;

31. True or false: There are 256 web-safe colors for both the Windows and Mac

32. What's the difference between a graph, a chart and a diagram?

Design section instructions:**

1. Open the folder, "interview" located on the desktop. In it are the following files:

2. Using the provided text and photos, create a press-ready publication with InDesign that highlights the different products and services CTS offers. You may design it as any size you wish that will run on an offset press, but it must be 4/4 process, with bleeds.

3. Collect the InDesign file and the related files for printing, in a folder named with your last name, and the date, as follows: lastname_MMDD.

*contains spaces in the tags to parse it correctly *mutter*
**this, obviously, can't be done from this post. though, if you really want to, i'll email you the files and you can have at it.