Archive for: October, 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.

Macaroni Grill

Pixeldust worked with Firehouse in Dallas to help bring Brinker International’s new campaign to life. Pixeldust designed the creative concept for Macaroni Grill’s new national Chef’s Trio campaign, which offered a three-course meal for only $19.99. Pixeldust also developed rich media Flash-based banners, created layouts and produced several email blasts, and built a comprehensive landing page.

Smart Foods Healthy Kids

Kelly Corbet came to us with an idea for a site that would allow her to teach parents how to create healthier families with healthy living video classes and audio feeds, recipes, healthiness and allergy articles, a weekly e-newsletter and regular blogs from accredited doctors, nutritionists and Kelly herself. She also requested an e-commerce store to sell DVDs and CDs of her classes. Pixeldust designed and developed a Drupal driven site with a custom Ubercart implementation that was both quick and cost-effective.

28 Innovative Green Web Hosts

Photo by xtylerclub. This post is part of the Blog Action Day 2009 over climate change. Green web hosting is something that has started to become quite popular among many web hosting companies. Even some of the big players are starting to turn to alternative energy sources to power their servers, or to try show that they don’t have a negative impact on the environment. Why does this matter? It matters because of a little study on server energy usage conducted by Stanford in 2007. Thanks to the explosion of video, VOIP and an increase of broadband Internet services, energy consumed by data centers from 2000 to 2005 doubled. And it’s only been getting worse over the past 4+ years since the study. Every effort web hosts can make to consume less energy and become more environmentally friendly is a very important thing as we use more and more energy…

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