Archive for: December, 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.


Pixeldust developed an interactive Flash-based site for their agency featuring an animated downtown Austin. Pixeldust has also worked with ThinkStreet on several projects, including the Registered Texan campaign for The State of Texas.

How to Build and Launch a Social News Site in 21 Days

Social media websites have made a huge splash on the Internet as we know it. No longer do editors dictate what is news, and what is important. The power belongs to the masses on social news sites, which is a huge reason for their traction and loyal users. It’s no surprise that developing a niche social media site is a popular job request for Drupal web developers. When I first learned about brand new social site for financial news, ideas, and tips Tip’d, I was immediately impressed with the clean, sophisticated design and impressive functionality. Yet what was truly amazing about Tip’d was how fast the site was assembled by it’s rockstar development team. Quick Turnarounds Most developers know that sites involving social media features are hard to do right. Features like voting, comments, account creation and moderation take a long time to get right. The Tip’d team bypassed a…

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