Archive for: January, 2008

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


Cabins Club

Pixeldust designed and developed an elegant website with a “special event invitation” look and feel for Cabins Club. We created an earthy identity that included Flash development. The site is marketed toward young baby boomers with enough income to be in the market for a second home in the $500,000-$750,000 range but without the time to manage it. They also love the Colorado skiing lifestyle.

Voice Caption It

Pixeldust designed and developed an identity and UI . According to the founder of VoiceCaptionIt, Jerry Bowerman, VCI was born out of the frustration of misinterpreting text captions posted under shared pictures on the Internet. The text captions were too short and not clear enough, but voice comments are much richer than a typical text caption. What a person says and the way they say it can have many different meanings all depending on the tone, inflection and pacing of a voice. VCI’s patent pending technology allows you to attach your voice to any image using an ordinary telephone and bring together the richness of the spoken word with the efficiency of photo sharing on the Internet. Pixeldust was a great one-stop shop for our startup. They handled everything from logos to UI design to web pages and many things in between.Jerry Bowerman, President, VoiceCaptionIt, Inc.

Ziptuit

Website URL: www.ziptuit.com Project Summary: Pixeldust designed and developed a new interface, installed a content management system, and embedded Flash. Ziptuit specializes in the design and development of large and small scale mission-critical business software for the background check industry. The combination of the best Internet-based software, deep technology expertise and unparalleled industry experience with their “we can build anything” attitude enables them to provide solutions that help their customers compete and win in the rapidly evolving background check industry. Solutions: Strategy, Interface Design, Flash Development, Content Management System Integration Pixeldust gave us exactly what we wanted and delivered it on time and on budget. What more can you ask for?Shawn Rucks, CEO, Deverus

Convio

Convio contracted Pixeldust to redesign their aging corporate website. Convio, a producer of web-based fundraising and constituency applications, was very excited about the new look Pixeldust provided. Pixeldust also created an interactive styleguide that was implemented throughout the entire company. Upon completion of the site redesign, Pixeldust was again engaged to produce a ten minute Flash-based interactive product tour of their suite of software solutions.

Hellas Construction

Website URL: www.hellasconstruction.com Project Summary: Pixeldust created a highly functional website that conveys Hellas’ size and corporate stature, but also appeals to the sports enthusiast. Since Hellas did not want the site to carry large amounts of content, Pixeldust designed and developed a Flash-based website with an XML-based construction gallery, 3d product rotations and a six-layer map of project locations that gives the effect of images flying toward the user. The stunning redesign has been likened to major sports and sportswear websites. Hellas is a leader in sports facility construction with over $60 million in revenue. They have installed hundreds of sports fields in high schools, colleges and professional facilities all over the US. Hellas recently installed the new “roll up” turf in Cowboy Stadium in Irving, TX. Solutions: Strategy, Interface Design, Website Development, Flash Development, Custom Application Development, Content Management System Integration

Memoria Direct

Website URL: www.memoriadirect.com Project Summary: Pixeldust created a look and user experience tailored to the baby boomer demographic. The site was developed on TextPattern, a PHP/MySQL-based Drupal CMS that provides great flexibility for custom Drupal programming and scalability. Pixeldust also designed an identity and interface, and integrated Flash. Memoria Direct is transforming the way people shop for cremation by bringing choice, value and service directly to the consumer through the convenience of telephone and internet. Memoria listens to customer’s wants and needs, and then finds the best cremation program in their area. Solutions: Strategy, Identity Design, Interface Design, Website Development, Flash Development, Content Management System Integration It was a great experience working with the talented team at Pixeldust. We hired them to do corporate image and website development for our new company, Memoria Direct. This was a challenging assignment, as Memoria is bringing direct marketing innovation to a very unusual…

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Fotofix.com

Pixeldust worked with Attention Ventures to build a site for regular, web-based users to obtain perfect photos. Pixeldust designed and developed a sleek, custom website where users can buy credits, upload their photo(s) and select the changes they want made. Services include photo cropping, color correction, red eye removal, skin smoothing, teeth whitening, hair and eye color enhancement, weight reduction, object removal, background changes and several foto-art options. Pixeldust also provided a custom Cold Fusion-based solution for transactions, administrative control and user management.

Triton Financial

Website URL: www.tritonfinancial.com Project Summary: Pixeldust redesigned and developed Triton’s existing site. Pixeldust created a new identity and interface, integrated PHP/MySQL-based TextPattern (a content management system) and embedded Flash. Triton Financial is a value-added investment company that concentrates on high-yield investing –– from targeted venture capital and growth equity plays to opportunistic real estate investments. Triton Financial is an Official Partner of the Heisman Trophy®. “Triton Financial enjoys an exclusive endorsement relationship with the Heisman Winners Association. The Heisman winners have achieved success through passion, dedication to team, and an unwavering commitment to the game. The same competitive spirit drives our company, paving the way for opportunistic investing with dynamic results.” – TritonFinancial.com Solutions: Strategy, Identity Design, Interface Design, Website Development, Flash Development, Custom Application Development, Content Management System Integration We had such a great experience partnering with Pixeldust on our corporate website that we now have them designing websites for…

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MyNipTuck

MyNipTuck offers a revolutionary way to envision yourself post-surgery and before any consultations, paperwork or financial commitments. Pixeldust created a custom Cold Fusion based application that lets users pay a small fee, upload a photo and choose what surgical procedures they would consider. Through a secure administrative area, MNT artists are able to download, edit and re-upload the corrected images for approval by a licensed plastic surgeon. Once the modifications are approved, the user is notified and can download the edited image to see what he or she would look like after plastic surgery.

Rotten Neighbor listed on MSN.com Top 10 Trends

Traffic on the RottenNeighbor.com site boomed once again as MSN.com listed it in their Top 10 Trends of the Internet. Since Pixeldust launched Rottenneighbor.com last October, it has seen over 10 million page views and also been featured on Good Morning America, Yahoo, CNN, MSN and Google. What are your neighbors saying about you?

Today Show features Rotten Neighbor

Rottenneighbor.com was featured on the Today Show this morning and traffic on the site soared! Watch the full story here. Since Pixeldust launched Rottenneighbor.com last October, it has seen over 10 million page views and also been featured on Good Morning America, Yahoo, CNN, MSN and Google. What are your neighbors saying about you?

Rotten Neighbor on front page of CNN.com and #1 on Google Trends

RottenNeighbor.com was featured on Top Ten stories on CNN.com today for the entire day. The site traffic increased to over two million page views and brought Rotten Neighbor all the way to #1 on Google trends . See the full story on CNN here. Since Pixeldust launched Rottenneighbor.com last October, it has seen over 10 million page views and also been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, Yahoo, CNN, MSN and Google. What are your neighbors saying about you?

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