Archive for: June, 2016

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.

Drupal Developer position is open @coalmarch

Raleigh, NC, United States Drupal Developers:

Drupal is for ambitious digital experiences

What feelings does the name Drupal evoke? Perceptions vary from person to person; where one may describe it in positive terms as “powerful” and “flexible”, another may describe it negatively as “complex”. People describe Drupal differently not only as a result of their professional backgrounds, but also based on what they’ve heard and learned. If you ask different people what Drupal is for, you’ll get many different answers. This isn’t a surprise because over the years, the answers to this fundamental question have evolved. Drupal started as a tool for hobbyists building community websites, but over time it has evolved to support large and sophisticated use cases. Perception is everything Perception is everything; it sets expectations and guides actions and inactions. We need to better communicate Drupal’s identity, demonstrate its true value, and manage its perceptions and misconceptions. Words do lead to actions. Spending the time to capture what Drupal…

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Why I Called My Company Filthy Rich Writer

My company teaches people how to write copy and how to build their careers and businesses. I probably could have gone with “Copywriting Training Resources” or something like that. But I didn’t. I really didn’t. I went with Filthy Rich Writer. And some people hate that name. I mean, a loathing that seems all out of proportion. But I’m okay with that. Here’s why. First, it was important to me that the name made people stop and think. I wanted them to read it and go, “Hold up! Is that for real?” Because it doesn’t seem real, right? Most people—except, maybe, for wide-eyed college students and people who still think a newsroom consists of Cary Grant bantering with Rosalind Russell—most people think you can’t make money as a writer. And, in many ways, they’re right: You can’t make a good living as a blogger, a novelist, or even a journalist.…

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Homeopathy is a Drupal 8 Distribution for Homeopathy Doctors to manage their own profile and the information about their patients. Patient’s Case Taking is considered as a Science and an Art in Homeopathy. This distribution aims at streamlining the Case Taking with detailed history. Here are few of the features: Doctor’s Profile Patient Profile Case Taking Patient History Quick Search Drupal Developer

Brainstorm profile

Brainstorm profile is a simple and clean multi-purpose profile based on Brainstorm theme by ADCI Solutions. Brainstorm profile is for companies that want to show the best side. Structure of the profile is designed for telling story of company and showing its benefits. That’s possible due to modern design and user friendly interface. You can also upload your portfolio, make a blog and share the up to date news that happen at your company. Responsive design looks well on all modern gadgets: computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones (landscape and portrait mode). View Brainstorm profile Live Demo Notes:Installation of profile may take some time. If you get the “Maximum execution time…” error, need to increase the max_execution_time parameter in php.ini file. To install the profile: Unzip the folder and copy it to the necessary folder of your server. Install your new website with the Brainstorm profile. It’s set by default, you…

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Drupal 8 Essential Training – Free enrolment for a limited time.

Good day folks, It took me over 6 months of hard work to create this Drupal 8 tutorial series. There are 50+ videos in this series and it will be regularly updated. This course is suitable for anyone who want to use and manage Drupal 8 in their organisation. NO Drupal programming skill is required. Enrolment is FREE for a limited time. Pass it on to your friends and collegues who may benefit from learning Drupal 8. Drupal 8 Essenial Training Cheers, Kanna Das Drupal version: Drupal 8.x Drupal Developer


Create an R Statistics sites that lets users share datasets and analysis. Drupal Developer

Web/Content Management System (CMS) Developer Bookmark this Posting position is open @rhodescollege

Memphis, TN, United States Drupal Developers:

Illustrating Pablo Python, a Children's Learning Activity Site

WCS asked Viget to create an interactive website for an early childhood life science program called “Pablo Python.” To appeal to the elementary/middle school audience, I had the chance to redesign the mascot and create original custom illustrations of all of the animals and habitats. In this blog post, I’ll go into detail about how I made the illustrations and what I used for inspiration. “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” was one of my main inspirations for concepting a friendly mascot and delightful interactive experience for kids. Apparently it’s all the rave with kids these days according to my co-workers who are parents. My mind was blown after my co-worker told me that the show paid homage to “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.”  The Pablo Python website was planned to have multiple habitats where users could interact with the different animals and games in them. So I looked at different illustrated websites with this kind of format. I had to redesign the “Pablo” character in order to make him look…

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Accessibility Implementation & Testing: Getting on the Same Page

Have you ever received (or seen) an automated testing report for accessibility? It’s pretty overwhelming — usually a long list of “failures” printed out on several pages. They likely include one or all of the following: Vague direction of where the problem persists Redundancy with duplicate errors, exaggerating the breadth of the problem Lack of clarity on whether the failure is a “technical” or “content management” issue Absence of direction on remediation or expected result The overwhelming reaction of not clearly understanding “the next steps” on remediation led me to architect our 225-point Accessibility Testing System.  It’s a robust process that brings clarity to the present state of a site’s accessibility, shedding light on: What the problem is Where in the system it exists Why it’s a problem What needs to be done to resolve this accessibility issue The benefit of this system is that it’s structured in a way…

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Freelance Drupal Help position is open footprintsjobs

Vancouver, BC, Canada Drupal Developers:

The long path to being understood

I sent an internal note to all of Acquia’s 700+ employees today and decided to cross-post it to my blog because it contains a valuable lesson for any startup. One of my personal challenges — both as an Open Source evangelist/leader and entrepreneur — has been to learn to be comfortable with not being understood. Lots of people didn’t believe in Open Source in Drupal’s early days (and some still don’t). Many people didn’t believe Acquia could succeed (and some still don’t). Something is radically different in software today, and the world is finally understanding and validating that some big shifts are happening. In many cases, an idea takes years to gain general acceptance. Such is the story of Drupal and Acquia. Along the way it can be difficult to deal with the naysayers and rejections. If you ever have an idea that is not understood, I want you to…

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Drupal Back End/Module Developer position is open

Rockville, MD, United States Drupal Developers:

Commerce 2.x: Unit, Kernel, and Functional Tests Oh My!

At the end of May, I made an initiative to move all of the Drupal Commerce tests away from Simpletest and to use the available test classes built off of PHPUnit. Why? Simpletest is a test framework within Drupal and not used by the PHP community at large. With the KernelTestBaseTNG™ issue, Drupal core officially moved to being based on top of PHPUnit for Kernel and Unit tests. Soon more test types were to follow, such as browser tests and JavaScript testing. Death to Simpletest, Long Live PHPUnit, Mink, and PhantomJS We now have PHPUnit as our test framework, the choice of the greater PHP community. The browser tests use the Mink browser emulator, which anyone working with Behat should be somewhat familiar. Testing JavaScript is done by pointing PhantomJS configuration to Mink. No longer are we limited to the functionalities of Simpletest and our community to develop it. Tags: PlanetCommerce…

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Copywriting Q&A: 2 Ways to Achieve Career Freedom

More than ever before, people are interested in a career that gives them freedom. They want to control where they work and how they work, and, for many people, they think that that means freelancing. But there’s another option and, for some, it may even be better. Read on… Today’s question comes from Alanna L., who asks, “I really want to build freedom into my career. In your opinion, do you think the best way to do that is to pursue full-time freelance? Remote working seems like a big buzz thing now, too.” As a creative, one of the biggest benefits of our careers is that we can engineer our careers to suit us. For some people, that means agency work. For others, that means in-house work. For some, it means working from an office and for others that means working from anywhere else. Or, it might mean a combination…

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Front End Drupal Web Developer position is open @verticalnerve

Dallas, TX, United States Drupal Developers:

Lullabot Project Manager Roundtable

Matt & Mike sit around with several Lullabot project managers, and talks about the ins, outs, and hows of PMing. Drupal Developer

Sr Drupal Developer position is open

08540, NJ, United States Drupal Developers:

Drupal Core – Moderately Critical – Multiple Vulnerabilities – SA-CORE-2016-002

Advisory ID: DRUPAL-SA-CORE-2016-002 Project: Drupal core Version: 7.x, 8.x Date: 2016-June-15 Security risk: 11/25 ( Moderately Critical) AC:Basic/A:None/CI:Some/II:None/E:Theoretical/TD:Uncommon Vulnerability: Access bypass, Multiple vulnerabilities Description Saving user accounts can sometimes grant the user all roles (User module – Drupal 7 – Moderately Critical) A vulnerability exists in the User module, where if some specific contributed or custom code triggers a rebuild of the user profile form, a registered user can be granted all user roles on the site. This would typically result in the user gaining administrative access. This issue is mitigated by the fact that it requires contributed or custom code that performs a form rebuild during submission of the user profile form. Views can allow unauthorized users to see Statistics information (Views module – Drupal 8 – Less Critical) An access bypass vulnerability exists in the Views module, where users without the “View content count” permission can see the…

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