Archive for: June, 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.


Avoid the Superficial

I love the most recent episode called “Hack Away the Unessentials” via the Bruce Lee Podcast. I love this thought: Avoid the superficial, penetrate the complex, go to the heart of the problem, and pinpoint the key factors. So true. We can so quickly get off-track, we are so easily distracted that waking up and moving towards removing the essential instead of adding to it is incredibly difficult. I also particularly like the beginning where we hear that Bruce spent a ton of time not just studying the fundamentals and the theory of combat but also an intense focus on what really, actually works. I think this principle can be so broadly applies to so many things in our lives. We have our heads full of theory and things that we may get through our studies in school and a plethora of blog posts online when in actuality there are just…

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The June 25 Google Update: What You Should Do Now by @beaupedraza

Were you impacted by the June 25 Google algorithm update? If so, take these steps to protect your website.The post The June 25 Google Update: What You Should Do Now by @beaupedraza appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Junior Developer – Atlas Web Design – Texas

Chrome Developer Tools. Open Source Web Developer. Open source CMS platforms (e.g., WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, Magento, etc)….From Atlas Web Design – Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:19:32 GMT – View all Texas jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Five Huge CSS Milestones

CSS is over 20 years old now. I’ve only been using it for a little more than half that. In my experience, the biggest things to happen to CSS in that time were: Firebug Chrome CSS3 Preprocessing Flexbox & Grid And there is plenty more changes to come. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Five Huge CSS Milestones is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Get Early Access to Google’s Experimental Projects by @MattGSouthern

Google is giving people the opportunity to sign up for early access to experimental projects from its Area 120 incubator.The post Get Early Access to Google’s Experimental Projects by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Posts Not Available to All Businesses… Yet by @MattGSouthern

Since the launch of Google Posts last week, it has become apparent that it’s not yet available to all businesses.The post Google Posts Not Available to All Businesses… Yet by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Middleware Developer/Analyst – NTT DATA Federal Services – North Carolina

1 year administration experience with Drupal 7 or 8. NTT DATA Services Federal Government, Inc….From NTT DATA Federal Services – Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:15:33 GMT – View all North Carolina jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Web Accessibility in 2017

Matt and Mike talk with several Lullabot accessibility experts as well as Drupal 8 accessibility co-maintainer Mike Gifford about accessibility topics, tools, and more. Source: https://www.lullabot.com

Acquia's first decade: the founding story

This week marked Acquia’s 10th anniversary. In 2007, Jay Batson and I set out to build a software company based on open source and Drupal that we would come to call Acquia. In honor of our tenth anniversary, I wanted to share some of the milestones and lessons that have helped shape Acquia into the company it is today. I haven’t shared these details before so I hope that my record of Acquia’s founding not only pays homage to our incredible colleagues, customers and partners that have made this journey worthwhile, but that it offers honest insight into the challenges and rewards of building a company from the ground up. If you like this story, I also encourage you to read Jay’s side of story. A Red Hat for Drupal In 2007, I was attending the University of Ghent working on my PhD dissertation. At the same time, Drupal was…

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Acquia's first decade: the founding story

This week marked Acquia’s 10th anniversary. In 2007, Jay Batson and I set out to build a software company based on open source and Drupal that we would come to call Acquia. In honor of our tenth anniversary, I wanted to share some of the milestones and lessons that have helped shape Acquia into the company it is today. I haven’t shared these details before so I hope that my record of Acquia’s founding not only pays homage to our incredible colleagues, customers and partners that have made this journey worthwhile, but that it offers honest insight into the challenges and rewards of building a company from the ground up. If you like this story, I also encourage you to read Jay’s side of story. A Red Hat for Drupal In 2007, I was attending the University of Ghent working on my PhD dissertation. At the same time, Drupal was…

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Acquia's first decade: the founding story

This week marked Acquia’s 10th anniversary. In 2007, Jay Batson and I set out to build a software company based on open source and Drupal that we would come to call Acquia. In honor of our tenth anniversary, I wanted to share some of the milestones and lessons that have helped shape Acquia into the company it is today. I haven’t shared these details before so I hope that my record of Acquia’s founding not only pays homage to our incredible colleagues, customers and partners that have made this journey worthwhile, but that it offers honest insight into the challenges and rewards of building a company from the ground up. If you like this story, I also encourage you to read Jay’s side of story. A Red Hat for Drupal In 2007, I was attending the University of Ghent working on my PhD dissertation. At the same time, Drupal was…

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Customer Testimonials: are they really effective? Our experiment gives the answer

Customer testimonials can confer trust when you’re advertising for your company, we all know that (if you don’t, read this Ultimate Guide to Social Proof Marketing). We rely on testimonials every day. Your friend raves about a new coffee shop, and you go check out their cold brew. Your co-worker says they’re so productive when Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

New in Highrise: iOS Beta is ready, Outlook.com integration, and more…

It’s summer here at Highrise headquarters, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. We’ve got exciting stuff to announce today…iOS updates — Beta testingWe’ve been working on updates and new features to our iOS app. Today we’re announcing a public beta. If you’d like a chance to test it out, you can do so here. We expect to officially release it very soon. And don’t worry Android users. The same updates will come to you soon too.Outlook integrationHighrise has always supported any email system with the use of a ‘dropbox address’. You can BCC your Highrise dropbox address when sending an email to file it in Highrise. And if you click on an email address in Highrise, your default email service will open with your dropbox address automatically BCC’d. You can also forward or auto-forward incoming messages using the same address, so you can get both outgoing and incoming email easily into Highrise.But we’re…

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Building Community Sites in Drupal 8: A Guide To D8 Modules For Community Support Sites

Introduction Drupal 8 is a very flexible framework for creating a Community support  Site.  Most of the functionality of the community site can be achieved via custom content types, views, and related entities, and by extending various core classes.  You no longer need special-purpose modules such as Blog or Forum. This document will introduce several useful modules in Drupal 8 that are typically used when building a community site. Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

6 Hacks That Will Improve Your Facebook Ads by @ashleymadhatter

These six Facebook ad hacks will help you create more engaging ads that convert like crazy.The post 6 Hacks That Will Improve Your Facebook Ads by @ashleymadhatter appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

What’s new in Basecamp for iOS

Basecamp 3.5.1 is now available in the App Store. If you’re already a pro with Basecamp on your iPhone and iPad, you’re going to love this release. If you haven’t tried it yet, now is a great time to start taking advantage of these new time-saving features. While you’re installing the latest update, read this quick look at what’s new…Swipe for your next unreadWhen you’ve got a bunch of unreads on Hey! and you’re cranking through them, it can feel like a chore to tap an unread, read it, then go back and tap the next one. Now you can simply tap an unread and when you’re done reading it, swipe-left to go to the next one! Repeat until you’re done. Here’s how it looks:1. Tap an unread, 2. Tap OK, 3. Swipe-left to load the next one!Search inside BasecampYou probably already know you can swipe-down or swipe-left from the Home screen on your iOS…

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Sexual Harassment

We need to talk more candidly about the problems within our professional world, not just the tech industry that’s been getting a lot of attention recently but in all markets, in all industries, and in all types of businesses where there are women and men. Essentially, everywhere. We need to create more open dialogue and better reporting. We need greater courage and leadership from everyone (and especially those in official leadership positions). So, I want to do my part and talk about stuff like that. I want to do my part and talk about sexual harassment in the workplace. You see, I believe that it should be on the table and not under the table and any amount of discomfort that I may personally feel is nothing compared to what many women have had to endure and experience. This is especially important because I’m a business owner in the tech industry that has a…

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