Archive for: January, 2017

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.


Software Engineer Manager – Meredith Corporation – New York, NY

Drupal experience and/or delivering content @ scale. We are looking for full stack developers so we expect all candidates to have excellent skills in all of the…From Meredith Corporation – Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:19:32 GMT – View all New York jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Facebook Is Changing How it Ranks Stories in 2 Ways by @DannyNMIGoodwin

Facebook is changing the way it ranks stories in the News Feed. The social network is adding a new ranking signal and updating real-time signals.The post Facebook Is Changing How it Ranks Stories in 2 Ways by @DannyNMIGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

HR Administrator position is open

New Zealand Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Periscope 101: How to Use Periscope For Marketing

For all the businesses out there struggling to see any traction on Twitter, you are definitely not alone. It’s difficult to generate consistent engagement on the platform, even when using tons of great practices to optimize for it. Fortunately, there is one tool that can help drive engagement more quickly: Periscope. Periscope is a live video broadcasting platform linked to Twitter. Both viewers and the video’s creator can share the broadcast to Twitter for increased exposure. With video holding so much social currency, folding Periscope into your marketing strategy could bolster the results of your Twitter campaigns. Now that we know why it matters, let’s take a look at how to use Periscope for marketing in SMBs. How is Periscope Different than Facebook and Instagram Live Video? It feels like live video is everywhere, right? It seems like every platform has live video, especially with Instagram’s new live stories feature. So…

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No Need to Wait

As you may already know I’ve started and am now a few months in to a new creative project, a video project specifically designed to frustrate the living shit out of me. No, I’m lying. It’s not the creative projects’ fault, of course; I just simply had no idea that it would be this challenging and that it would stretch and grow me in ways that I didn’t even know that was possible. But something I decided early on to help me stay accountable was to daily walk through a book via the VLOG which gave me a foundation to wake up to and at least one thing to talk about. The chapters within Tools of Titans have been profound as they have been difficult, mostly because the profundity underscores how difficult it is to truly swallow and then practice what is being shared. In other words, most of the exceedingly useful pieces of insight…

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What to do about Dr. Google

Almost from its very inception, the Internet has been used as an essential source of medical information. Patients have become avid researchers, no longer relying only on their doctors’ advice. They feel both empowered and overwhelmed by the data at their fingertips. While healthcare professionals respect their patients’ desire to become advocates for their own well-being, they are often concerned about the validity of the information informing their patients’ decisions. There exists an opportunity for healthcare organizations to not only provide accurate, valid, and useful information to patients, but to extend their branding and create additional opportunities for meaningful interactions that wouldn’t otherwise exist. According to Google, 84% of patients use both online and offline sources for hospital research, with these searches driving nearly 3 times as many visitors to hospital sites compared to non-search visitors. The good news is that, according to the same article, patients are turning to…

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What to do about Dr. Google

Almost from its very inception, the Internet has been used as an essential source of medical information. Patients have become avid researchers, no longer relying only on their doctors’ advice. They feel both empowered and overwhelmed by the data at their fingertips. While healthcare professionals respect their patients’ desire to become advocates for their own well-being, they are often concerned about the validity of the information informing their patients’ decisions. There exists an opportunity for healthcare organizations to not only provide accurate, valid, and useful information to patients, but to extend their branding and create additional opportunities for meaningful interactions that wouldn’t otherwise exist. According to Google, 84% of patients use both online and offline sources for hospital research, with these searches driving nearly 3 times as many visitors to hospital sites compared to non-search visitors. The good news is that, according to the same article, patients are turning to…

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Diamonds Are Forever

“I don’t think people tell the stories. I don’t think people ask the stories.”Illustration by Nate OttoJewelry tells a story. For Kathy, the owner of a 90-year-old jewelry store in Berwyn, Illinois, every piece of her jewelry adds up to a larger, richer history about the business that she joined as a 16-year-old part-time employee and ended up running. A lot of small businesses are labors of love, but the story of Kathy and Hursts’ Berwyn Jewelers is a love story in more ways than one.https://medium.com/media/0821ef72c6fb42c566986e909353cf7d/hrefKATHY: I don’t think people tell the stories. I don’t think people ask the stories. Jewelry tends to pass down from one generation to the other, and the oral history, in my opinion, is important. In the later years of what I’ve been working on, I’ve been trying to tell older people, sit down and take the pieces of jewelry that you have and write oh my…

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JOB OPENING: SENIOR DRUPAL DEVELOPER/ARCHITECT position is open

Washington, DC, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

New: Basecamp 3.3 for Android: Smoother To-dos and Video Comments

These are the Android app updates you’re looking for.Basecamp to-dos are now faster and more fluid in the Android app.https://medium.com/media/b3789105a50c76b4ff1dff52d55ba3cd/hrefIn previous versions, creating and re-ordering your to-dos was a little more clunky. Our Android team put in some hard work to make them easier to use and they did an incredible job.In addition to those smooth to-dos, if you’re using Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up, you can now add video comments to messages or your Check-ins! See it in action here:https://medium.com/media/b033267ba78b50cdd64ea052a27bc6af/hrefWe’re really excited for you to see the latest updates. If you try it out, why not give us a review on the Google Play Store? We’d really appreciate it.Like what you see, but haven’t tried Basecamp yet? What are you waiting for? Sign up today for a free 30 day trial. If you need some help, we can show you the Basecamp Way or you can ask us a question to get…

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Intro to Vue.js: Components, Props, and Slots

This is the second part in a five-part series about the JavaScript framework, Vue.js. In this part, we’ll go over Components, Props, and Slots. This is not intended to be a complete guide, but rather an overview of the basics to get you up and running so you can get to know Vue.js and understand what the framework has to offer. Article Series: Rendering, Directives, and Events Components, Props, and Slots (You are here!) Vue-cli (Coming soon!) Vuex (Coming soon!) Animations (Coming soon!) Components and Passing Data If you’re familiar with React or Angular2, the idea of components and passing state won’t be new to you. In case you’re not, let’s go through some of the main concepts. Websites large and small are usually composed of different pieces, and abstracting them into smaller pieces makes them easy to structure, reason about, reuse, and makes our code more legible. Instead of…

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The Promise of a Burger Party

Mariko Kosaka with an elaborate and wonderful metaphor. What is a Promise in JavaScript? It’s like if you go to a restaurant and order a burger and a shake. The restaurant needs to prepare your food, so after you pay, you get a tray with a buzzer on it. The tray is the Promise. Direct Link to Article — Permalink The Promise of a Burger Party is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

9 Digital Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without by @SEOBrock

Kick off 2017 right and reach your marketing goals this year with these must-have digital marketing tools that simplify and enhance work life, day in and day out.The post 9 Digital Marketing Tools You Can’t Live Without by @SEOBrock appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Implementing “Save For Offline” with Service Workers

A straightforward tutorial by Una Kravets on caching assets and individually requested articles with Service Workers for offline reading. I’m curious what the best practice will become. It’s possible that asking users to click something is it. Also possible: passively caching articles based on recently published, currently viewing, or related to currently viewing. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Implementing “Save For Offline” with Service Workers is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

All or something

You can win on your own terms even if you’re not all in.One of the most pervasive myths of startup life is that it has to be all consuming. That unless you can give your business all your thoughts and hours, you don’t deserve success. You are unworthy of the startup call.This myth neatly identifies those fit for mission: Young, without obligations, and few if any extra-curricular interests. The perfect cannon fodder for 10:1 VC long shots.They’re also easier to rile up with tales of milk and honey at the end of the rainbow, or the modern equivalents, “compressing your working life into a few years” and “billon-dollar waves”.But running your life in perpetual crunch mode until the buy-out or bullshit-IPO fairy stops by your door is not surprisingly unappealing to lots of people.The problem is that most “exciting new company” lore is intermingled with that of Startup Culture™. This means it’s hard to…

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An Up-to-Date Guide on Good SEO Content vs. Bad SEO Content by @JuliaEMcCoy

Get caught up on everything you should / shouldn’t be doing in your online content this year, via Julia McCoy’s up-to-date guide on the good vs. bad tactics in SEO.The post An Up-to-Date Guide on Good SEO Content vs. Bad SEO Content by @JuliaEMcCoy appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Senior Digital Front End Developer, MRM//McCann – Worldgroup Careers – Princeton, NJ

Senior Front End Developer. Experience with templating engines and CMS driven front ends (Adobe Experience Manager/CQ, SiteCore, Drupal)….From Worldgroup Careers – Tue, 31 Jan 2017 08:16:20 GMT – View all Princeton jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Google to Improve AMP Ads Through Partnerships with Cloudflare and TripleLift by @MattGSouthern

AdAge reports that Google has partnered with Cloudflare and TripleLift to deliver instant loading ads on Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs). Cloudflare has developed a tool called Firebolt for delivering ads as fast as AMPs can load, while TripleLift is a native ad network which is now adding AMP support. New Firebolt technology will be integrated with AMP for Ads, where ads must be verified by an authorized service before being delivered to users. In addition to being able to load ads three times faster, Cloudflare’s Firebolt is also built with security in mind. According to the CEO at Cloudflare, Matthew […]The post Google to Improve AMP Ads Through Partnerships with Cloudflare and TripleLift by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Hello World: Bite-Sized VC

I was having a conversation with my brother a little while back and we were discussing the challenges around building companies and, of course, raising venture capital. We’ve both had to walk through “the fire” a few times and we have both been burnt as well. Sadly, a lot of those things could have been avoided (I’ll just speak for myself) if I had been a bit more knowledgable on the subject. To an extent, though, there are some things about raising venture capital and financing a company that you can only learn through experience. But those things and experiences are few and far between. Most of the more explicitly tactical things can be taught and the rest will be forever naunce-y, things like the “art” to negotiation and the ability to “herd cats” which just takes time to learn, practice, and a whole lot of luck. But, it doesn’t have to be…

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