Archive for: December, 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.

PHP Developer – North Dallas Gazette – Dallas, TX

Small media company looking for consultant that WordPress PHP Knowledgable. Project knowledge but not limited to: *-* – Creating a MySQL Database – DesignFrom Indeed – Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:55:41 GMT – View all Dallas jobs Source:

6 New Year’s Resolutions for the Modern Day Marketer by @seocompanymiami

The New Year is a great time to improve yourself both personally and professionally, break out of your comfort zone, experiment with new ideas, and take on new challenges. Here is a list of New Year’s resolutions that could help you enhance your business in 2017.The post 6 New Year’s Resolutions for the Modern Day Marketer by @seocompanymiami appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Has the Internet Killed Curly Quotes?

Glenn Fleishman: At an increasing number of publications, [curly quotes have] been ironed straight. This may stem from a lack of awareness on the part of website designers or from the difficulty in a content-management system (CMS) getting the curl direction correct every time. It may also be that curly quotes’ time has come and gone. I know it’s highly uncool in this community to get quotes wrong and highly cool to remind people how to type them. I’m on the uncool side of the fence on this one. I go so far as to standardize on straight quotes on this site. I’m not worried about the encoding, but laziness is some part of it. It’s a weird key command (⌥ [) especially for coders who are so used to straight quotes being required. Not to mention a different key command for the closing version (e.g. ⌥ ⇧ ]), and…

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Front End Developer – First Scribe – Minneapolis, MN

Experience with various CMS systems such as WordPress, Drupal, and Magento. A Front End Developer converts designs from graphic designers into functional…From First Scribe – Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:21:02 GMT – View all Minneapolis jobs Source:

The books I read in 2016

None of what I read was actually printed on paper. It was all Kindle, iPhone, or listened to as an audio book.At Basecamp, we have a monthly automatic check-in called What are you reading? It’s a great way to discover new books by recommendation of what your colleagues are reading, but it’s also a great way to recap what you read over the past year.So here are all my answers to that question on the 13 books I read in 2016. This starts with what I read in January and ends up with December.The Halo Effect: Lovely take-down of Good to Great, Built to Last, and other These Are The Secrets To Business Success stables. It focuses mainly on critiquing the bias that lead to the great companies being models on leadership, customer-focus, etc by pointing out that high-flying companies are always seen in a positive light on those attributes, but when…

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Top Posts from 2016

Like many bloggers I’m fascinated by traffic patterns and understanding user / reading behavior. If I were to be even more strategic I would actually do something with a lot of this data but I actually don’t care much about it at this point in time. In fact, I don’t care at all, to be honest. If a particular blog post gets a lot of views then I’m happy and if it gets barely anything then I’m equally happy. Why? Because I write first and foremost for myself. But, for those that are interested, here are the Top 10 Most Viewed Posts of 2016. And, if it makes sense, I’ll provide a bit of context and perhaps explanation with some of these. All of these stats are provided via Jetpack. Most Viewed Posts in 2016: 1: How To: Care for a Little Sad Person Holy shit, did this post bring in the pageviews.…

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Designing for “Show scroll bars”

In macOS, users have the ability to set when they want to see scrollbars in windows. This affects all windows in the operating system, including in web browsers. They have three choices: Automatically based on mouse or trackpad When scrolling Always Which means you are either in a state where you see them all the time, or a state where you only see them once scrolling has been started through some other means. The Always option is pretty straightforward. If the window needs scrolling, the scroll bar will be there. If not, it won’t be. If the scrollbar is there, it squishes the page inward to make room for it. Here’s an example where a page goes from needing scrolling to not needing it with the Always setting on: The scrollbar appears and pushes the page narrower to fit. This is different than the When scrolling option, in which the…

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Top 16 Websites for Finding Perfect GIFs and Memes by @KatyaBovykina

In this blog post, you will discover the best websites for finding the most relevant, fresh, and on-point GIFs and memes.The post Top 16 Websites for Finding Perfect GIFs and Memes by @KatyaBovykina appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

display: flow-root;

News to me! There is a spec for it and Firefox says they intend to ship it. It’s just like display: block; only: It always establishes a new block formatting context for its contents. Meaning: you don’t have to use clearfix hacks. There is a bit more to it though. Fiona Chan has a mini-talk all about block formatting context. I think it affects z-index and transforms in some cases too. Anybody? I suspect Nicole Sullivan will approve. She’s been writing and talking about new formatting contexts forever. In 2010 she even wrote: I wish we had a simple property value pair that would do the same thing in standards-based browsers. .lastUnit { formatting-context: new; /* please! */ } Direct Link to Article — Permalink display: flow-root; is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

A Complete Guide to JSON-LD by @@natalieannhoben

JSON-LD implementation is a way of adding structured data markup and is much easier than it sounds. Learn more about implementing JSON-LD in this post.The post A Complete Guide to JSON-LD by @@natalieannhoben appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Erin Robbins on How Sales and Marketing Can Use Search Data to Communicate Better [PODCAST]

Sales and marketing often have a contentious relationship. But by using search data to better understand what the customer is actually looking for, they are able to not only better serve their user base, but also create a cohesive tone of brand mentioning. Erin Robbins of Ginzametrics talks with SEJ Executive Editor Kelsey Jones about why sales and marketing should actually work together, and how the personal relationship building of sales is something that could serve digital marketing departments better.The post Erin Robbins on How Sales and Marketing Can Use Search Data to Communicate Better [PODCAST] appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Lamborghini using Drupal

Several people have commented on social media that last week’s TAG Heuer post was a subtle (or not so subtle) gift request. In all honestly, it wasn’t. That changes this week as I just learned that Lamborghini relaunched its website using Drupal 8. If anyone wants to gift a Lamborghini, don’t hesitate to. Joking aside, it’s great to see another famous brand use Drupal 8, including Drupal 8’s new multi-lingual features. Check it out at! Source: Dries Buytaert

Web Programmer/Developer – CONTRACT POSITION – AMF – San Ramon, CA

Experience in managing server platforms, DNS, domains, programming JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, E-Commerce, cross-browser compatibility, Web User…From AMF – Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:46:27 GMT – View all San Ramon jobs Source:

Marketing Web Designer – Catchpoint Systems – New York, NY

Experience with content management systems such as WordPress (important), Drupal, Joomla etc. Please note that while a certain degree of web development…From Catchpoint Systems – Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:53:32 GMT – View all New York jobs Source:

Technology Lead (Contract to Hire) – POSSIBLE – New York, NY

Has exposure to or experience with Content Management Systems such as Sitecore, Adobe AEM, or Drupal. Solutions are developed for a diverse customer base and…From POSSIBLE – Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:57:32 GMT – View all New York jobs Source:

Drupal Developer, Implementer, and Project Leader – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Livermore, CA

Drupal Developer, Implementer, and Project Leader. We have an opening for a Senior Drupal Developer, Implementer, and Project Leader to develop and maintain…From Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:31:14 GMT – View all Livermore jobs Source:

Developer with strong Word Press-No C2C – Ledgent Technology & Engineering – Irvine, CA

WordPress, Drupal is a PLUS, and content management systems. Ledgent Technology & Engineering client is seeking an experienced Developer with strong Word Press…From Ledgent Technology & Engineering – Thu, 29 Dec 2016 23:59:13 GMT – View all Irvine jobs Source:

Drupal Software Developer – Booz Allen Hamilton – Washington, DC

Drupal Software Developer. Experience with Drupal 8 preferred. Experience with setting up and configuring Drupal sites….From Booz Allen Hamilton – Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:52:12 GMT – View all Washington jobs Source:

DevOps Developer – Booz Allen Hamilton – Washington, DC

Experience with Python, C, AngularJS, Zend, Doctrine, Drupal, C++, Ruby, Java, and Lisp, or Bash. Booz Allen Hamilton has been at the forefront of strategy and…From Booz Allen Hamilton – Thu, 29 Dec 2016 22:51:52 GMT – View all Washington jobs Source:

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