Archive for: September, 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.


What’s my purpose?

One of the most common questions I’m asked is: “How do I find my purpose?” The askers seem bored with their current jobs. They feel lost. They want to work on something that has more importance to the world.On November 18, 2007, Dennis Quaid’s infant twins were given two injections of Heparin — 1,000 times the normal dose. Heparin is a useful, but dangerous, blood thinning agent. The accident was fortunately caught in time, and an antidote was given to the twins saving their lives. But in 2008 a similar accidental use of Heparin occurred where 17 babies were given the wrong dosage. Two of them died.Medical mistakes like these are still too common. Dennis Quaid made it his mission to raise awareness of the issue. He helped produce a documentary called Chasing Zero. The short film traces the stories of people who’ve been traumatized by human medical error with hopes of inspiring more…

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YouTube Changes Rules Regarding Videos With External Links by @MattGSouthern

YouTube is adding restrictions on which accounts are able to add external links at the end of their videos.The post YouTube Changes Rules Regarding Videos With External Links by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google is the World’s 2nd Most Valuable Brand in 2017 by @MattGSouthern

Google has maintained its position ahead of competitor Microsoft, but was unable to top Apple.The post Google is the World’s 2nd Most Valuable Brand in 2017 by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Bing Ads Upgrades URL Tracking With New Parameters by @MattGSouthern

Bing Ads is introducing new URL tracking parameters, to further assist advertisers in learning about the source of ad clicks.The post Bing Ads Upgrades URL Tracking With New Parameters by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google AdWords’ Call-Only Ads Upgraded with Ad Extensions by @MattGSouthern

Google is finally upgrading call-only ads with a feature that is available with other ad types.The post Google AdWords’ Call-Only Ads Upgraded with Ad Extensions by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Turning Text into a Tweetstorm

With tongue firmly in cheek, I created this script to take a chunk of text and break it up into a tweetstorm, for “readability”. Sort of like the opposite of something like Mercury Reader. If the irony is lost on you, it’s a gentle ribbing of people who chose Twitter to publish long-form content, instead of, you know, readable paragraphs. See the Pen Turning Text into a Tweetstorm by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen. It might be fun to look at how it works. First, we need to bust up the text into an array of sentences. We aren’t going to do any fancy analysis of where the text is on the page, although is presumably some algorithmic way to do that. Let’s just say we have: <main id=”text”> Many sentences in here. So many sentences. Probably dozens of them. </main> Let’s get our hands on that text, minus any…

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A Good Reason to Gather

Celebrating someone’s life is a great reason to gather. It’s a great reason to take the time, travel the distance, and hug someone you haven’t seen in what feels like ages. Part of what makes grief so potent is that it’s often done alone. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. Grieving together is always better and it can even be beautiful. My grandmother’s passing is a reminder of how short our lives really are and yet how full they can be when lived well. Seeing my family, my friends, and some of the folks that I love the most made me smile endlessly. What a good reason to gather. The post A Good Reason to Gather appeared first on John Saddington. Source: https://john.do/

CSS Grid PlayGround

Really great work by the Mozilla gang. Curious, as they already have MDN for CSS Grid, which isn’t only a straight reference, they have plenty of “guides”. Not that I’m complaining, the design and learning flow of this are fantastic. And of course, I’m a fan of the “View on CodePen” links 😉 There are always lots of ways to learn something. I’m a huge fan of Rachel Andrew’s totally free video series and our own guide. This also seems a bit more playground-like. Direct Link to Article — Permalink CSS Grid PlayGround is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

iOS 11 Safari Feature Flags

I was rooting around in the settings for iOS Safari the other day and stumbled upon its “Experimental Features” which act just like feature flags in any other desktop browser. This is a new feature in iOS 11 and you can find it at: Settings > Safari > Advanced > Experimental Features Here’s what it looks like today: Right now you can toggle on really useful things like Link Preload, CSS Spring Animations and display: contents (which Rachel Andrew wrote about a while ago). All of which could very well come in handy if you want to test your work in iOS. iOS 11 Safari Feature Flags is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

The Top 10 Most Common AdWords Mistakes by @SusanEDub

Use this list to help avoid making the most common mistakes in your own Adwords account.The post The Top 10 Most Common AdWords Mistakes by @SusanEDub appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How to Marry Your SEO & Content Marketing Strategies by @alextachalova

Find out how you can marry SEO and content by using the right keywords to give yourself a competitive advantage.The post How to Marry Your SEO & Content Marketing Strategies by @alextachalova appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

GLS Pakkeshop and GLS Pakkelabels integration to Drupal 7 Commerce position is open @solidmediadk

Denmark Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

5 Enterprise-Level Link Building Best Practices by @_kevinrowe

Here are five best practices to know when doing enterprise-level link building campaigns.The post 5 Enterprise-Level Link Building Best Practices by @_kevinrowe appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Drupal Web Developer – Sydney 6 week contract position is open aushumanrights

Sydney, NSW, Australia Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Bing to Focus on PC Search Market After Losing Deal With Apple by @MattGSouthern

According to the Microsoft CEO, Bing is going to refocus its efforts on the PC search market.The post Bing to Focus on PC Search Market After Losing Deal With Apple by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google to Start Competing on Equal Terms in Shopping Search by @MattGSouthern

Following a $2.7 billion fine, Google has agreed to change how it displays shopping search results in Europe.The post Google to Start Competing on Equal Terms in Shopping Search by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Web Architect for SUSE.com position is open

Provo, UT, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

The Unusual Branding Strategy That Made This SEO Company a Success

Clayton Johnson of The HOTH shares insights on link building, content, and how the industry has changed over the years. The post The Unusual Branding Strategy That Made This SEO Company a Success appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Senior Drupal Developer position is open https://twitter.com/meltmedia

tempe, AZ, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

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