Archive for: August, 2009

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.

Texas Department of Transportation – Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.

Pixeldust worked with Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing to help the Texas Department of Transportation launch their Labor Day “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” campaign. Pixeldust designed a innovative interface and developed a Flash-based website with background video. The home page features a custom video gallery so users can watch previously recorded videos of real drunk driving arrests. Pixeldust also wrote the site copy and created a series of rich media Flash banners that feature the “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” slogan. The site provides information about DWI consequences and alternative transportation services to help people avoid driving drunk.

Rapleaf Publishes Study on the Most Popular Twitter Clients

One of the most important aspects of engaging your audience on Twitter is understanding how your consumers access it. Although it might seem irrelevant, knowing how your consumers connect with social media can give you more insight into not only what type of consumers they are, but what they are looking for from you as a business.

Why You NEED APIs to Foster Innovation: A Case Study

I’ve been noticing some buzz about the newly-launched photo sharing service DailyBooth, and can’t help but notice a trend that seems to happen with nearly every new web service. All newly-released websites seem to have an cycle of innovation that looks something like this: Release product to early adopters Early adopters sign up on a whim, not knowing how to utilize the product More people sign up because of early adopters API is relased New, better uses are found Product starts to refine itself Now in case you weren’t paying attention here, the key part of this cycle was API being released. Why? Because API’s mean innovation. And innovation is the key to winning the web app game. So let’s go back to the original example of DailyBooth. They are at the “release product to early adopters” stage. If you check out some of the suggested users, you’ll see that…

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Even More Sites to Explore in 2009

For the last leg of our three-part post, we’ve compiled our last 15 of the most entertaining and technical sites from PCMag’s Top 100 Websites of 2009.  Read on to discover more sites you may not have known about.

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