Archive for: October, 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.


How to Market Your Event on Facebook

Hosting an event is always a challenge for a company, it means investing time, money and effort to succeed. But it’s worth it! During important occasions, or even as a regular part of your marketing strategy, events would help you to connect to your customers and give them an experience that will make your brand Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

XR: VR, AR, MR—What's the Difference?

What is XR? Extended Reality (XR) refers to all real-and-virtual environments generated by computer graphics and wearables. The ‘X’ in XR is simply a variable that can stand for any letter. XR is the umbrella category that covers all the various forms of computer-altered reality, including: Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and Virtual Reality (VR). Virtual Reality For ease, let’s start with a topic many of us are already familiar with—Virtual Reality (VR). VR encompasses all virtually immersive experiences. These could be created using purely real-world content (360 Video), purely synthetic content (Computer Generated), or a hybrid of both. This medium requires the use of a Head-Mounted Device (HMD) like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Google Cardboard. VR has its own spectrum in and of itself. On one end you have WebVR, the simplest and most accessible form, and on the other you have Fully-Immersive VR, like Multi-sensory…

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Acquia Engage 2017 keynote

This October, Acquia welcomed over 650 people to the fourth annual Acquia Engage conference. In my opening keynote, I talked about the evolution of Acquia’s product strategy and the move from building websites to creating customer journeys. You can watch a recording of my keynote (30 minutes) or download a copy of my slides (54 MB). I shared that a number of new technology trends have emerged, such as conversational interfaces, beacons, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and more. These trends give organizations the opportunity to re-imagine their customer experience. Existing customer experiences can be leapfrogged by taking advantage of more channels and more data (e.g. be more intelligent, be more personalized, and be more contextualized). I gave an example of this in a blog post last week, which showed how augmented reality can improve the shopping experience and help customers make better choices. It’s just one example of how these…

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How to Be Good at Being New

Starting a new job is hard. You have to get to know new people, follow new processes, and learn new tools all within an unfamiliar environment. You have to learn what is expected of you, how expectations are communicated, and how to gauge your progress. On top of all the other stress, there is the challenge of navigating the dynamic of simply being new. I’ve noticed some people are more comfortable than others in this dynamic. I think it’s a skillset worth considering more closely. Being good at being new isn’t the same as being a great teammate, or being great at your specific discipline.  If you’re good at being new, you can accelerate the pace at which you build trust and connect to the team. You bring positive, inspiring energy to the people around you (which we love). You solidify your reputation faster and, by extension, get to ditch…

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Web Developer – George Washington University – Foggy Bottom, MD

Drupal 7 & Drupal 8 development experience. Manage and extend existing custom Drupal modules on multiple Drupal (7 & 8) installs….From George Washington University – Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:07:06 GMT – View all Foggy Bottom, MD jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

The Language of Work

The language that you choose to use will always depend and change depending on who you’re working with. In other words, the lingua franca is transformed by the people, for the people. In the context of work there is a clear difference between a bunch of relative strangers trying to get things done and a bunch of friends. The former requires formalized methodologies and workflows to get things done, which isn’t necessarily bad but can feel mechanical and cold. The latter doesn’t require as rigid workflows and methodologies to get things done; things happen because of the underlying bound of mutual understanding and trust and the language allows for the free passage of ideas, criticism, admonishment, and encouragement. This is what high-performance teams are made out of and it’s yet another truly fundamental competitive advantage for the younger but more-agile software startups (besides velocity). You see, terms and methodologies like…

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How to influence culture

“How do you actually influence company culture?”This is the big, hairy question I often get asked by CEOs, managers, and employees alike. The other week, I posed it at the end of my most recent piece, The Culture Cliché.In that piece, I shared how the fundamental, core element of culture are our basic underlying assumptions. That is, the things we actually believe — but might not always say or outwardly show — are what determines our company culture.As a result, the key to influencing culture is tapping into those basic underlying assumptions: Listening to them, responding to them, and acting according to them.But what does that tangibly mean? Can you affect or influence others’ basic underlying assumptions, to begin with?Yes and no.Yes, basic underlying assumptions can be affected.But no, they can’t be outright changed. You can’t manipulate someone else’s basic underlying assumptions. Employees are not malleable objects for leaders to shape. Each person has her own intrinsic, worthwhile desires…

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My Life Now

My (professional) life in just a few pics: I’m working with my brother on a few things and we pair program while video chatting and the new kiddo in my arms. I’m kind of experienced at this at this point in my life… Life is pretty good. The evenings are super-tough and nothing can mentally prepare you for that difficult season. But, my wife is a true hero. I told her the other day that women get the short-end-of-the-stick when it comes to early parenting. They have to move from carrying a human being in their belly for 9 months and then the painful process of breast-feeding and little sleep. It’s such bullshit, to be honest. Men, on the other hand, just get a lot of the early upside… So, I’m going to be a bit out of commission for a while: The post My Life Now appeared first on…

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The Ultimate Guide to Facebook Remarketing

Facebook remarketing is often seen as a “love it or hate it” tool. The thing is, you need Facebook remarketing. Only 2% of first-time site visits are going to convert on your website. That means that 98% of your traffic won’t buy from you.   Even if they add your products to their cart, nearly 70% Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Make Like it Matters

(This is a sponsored post.)Our sponsor Media temple is holding a contest to give away a bunch of stuff, including a nice big monitor and gift cards. Entering is easy, you just drop them an image or URL to a project you’re proud of. Do it quickly though, as entries end on Tuesday. Then the top 20 will be publicly voted on. US residents only. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Make Like it Matters is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Emulating CSS Timing Functions with JavaScript

CSS animations and transitions are great! However, while recently toying with an idea, I got really frustrated with the fact that gradients are only animatable in Edge (and IE 10+). Yes, we can do all sorts of tricks with background-position, background-size, background-blend-mode or even opacity and transform on a pseudo-element/ child, but sometimes these are just not enough. Not to mention that we run into similar problems when wanting to animate SVG attributes without a CSS correspondent. Using a lot of examples, this article is going to explain how to smoothly go from one state to another in a similar fashion to that of common CSS timing functions using just a little bit of JavaScript, without having to rely on a library, so without including a lot of complicated and unnecessary code that may become a big burden in the future. This is not how the CSS timing functions work.…

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Emulating CSS Timing Functions with JavaScript

CSS animations and transitions are great! However, while recently toying with an idea, I got really frustrated with the fact that gradients are only animatable in Edge (and IE 10+). Yes, we can do all sorts of tricks with background-position, background-size, background-blend-mode or even opacity and transform on a pseudo-element/ child, but sometimes these are just not enough. Not to mention that we run into similar problems when wanting to animate SVG attributes without a CSS correspondent. Using a lot of examples, this article is going to explain how to smoothly go from one state to another in a similar fashion to that of common CSS timing functions using just a little bit of JavaScript, without having to rely on a library, so without including a lot of complicated and unnecessary code that may become a big burden in the future. This is not how the CSS timing functions work.…

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Emulating CSS Timing Functions with JavaScript

CSS animations and transitions are great! However, while recently toying with an idea, I got really frustrated with the fact that gradients are only animatable in Edge (and IE 10+). Yes, we can do all sorts of tricks with background-position, background-size, background-blend-mode or even opacity and transform on a pseudo-element/ child, but sometimes these are just not enough. Not to mention that we run into similar problems when wanting to animate SVG attributes without a CSS correspondent. Using a lot of examples, this article is going to explain how to smoothly go from one state to another in a similar fashion to that of common CSS timing functions using just a little bit of JavaScript, without having to rely on a library, so without including a lot of complicated and unnecessary code that may become a big burden in the future. This is not how the CSS timing functions work.…

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Emulating CSS Timing Functions with JavaScript

CSS animations and transitions are great! However, while recently toying with an idea, I got really frustrated with the fact that gradients are only animatable in Edge (and IE 10+). Yes, we can do all sorts of tricks with background-position, background-size, background-blend-mode or even opacity and transform on a pseudo-element/ child, but sometimes these are just not enough. Not to mention that we run into similar problems when wanting to animate SVG attributes without a CSS correspondent. Using a lot of examples, this article is going to explain how to smoothly go from one state to another in a similar fashion to that of common CSS timing functions using just a little bit of JavaScript, without having to rely on a library, so without including a lot of complicated and unnecessary code that may become a big burden in the future. This is not how the CSS timing functions work.…

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Emulating CSS Timing Functions with JavaScript

CSS animations and transitions are great! However, while recently toying with an idea, I got really frustrated with the fact that gradients are only animatable in Edge (and IE 10+). Yes, we can do all sorts of tricks with background-position, background-size, background-blend-mode or even opacity and transform on a pseudo-element/ child, but sometimes these are just not enough. Not to mention that we run into similar problems when wanting to animate SVG attributes without a CSS correspondent. Using a lot of examples, this article is going to explain how to smoothly go from one state to another in a similar fashion to that of common CSS timing functions using just a little bit of JavaScript, without having to rely on a library, so without including a lot of complicated and unnecessary code that may become a big burden in the future. This is not how the CSS timing functions work.…

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Emulating CSS Timing Functions with JavaScript

CSS animations and transitions are great! However, while recently toying with an idea, I got really frustrated with the fact that gradients are only animatable in Edge (and IE 10+). Yes, we can do all sorts of tricks with background-position, background-size, background-blend-mode or even opacity and transform on a pseudo-element/ child, but sometimes these are just not enough. Not to mention that we run into similar problems when wanting to animate SVG attributes without a CSS correspondent. Using a lot of examples, this article is going to explain how to smoothly go from one state to another in a similar fashion to that of common CSS timing functions using just a little bit of JavaScript, without having to rely on a library, so without including a lot of complicated and unnecessary code that may become a big burden in the future. This is not how the CSS timing functions work.…

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Emulating CSS Timing Functions with JavaScript

CSS animations and transitions are great! However, while recently toying with an idea, I got really frustrated with the fact that gradients are only animatable in Edge (and IE 10+). Yes, we can do all sorts of tricks with background-position, background-size, background-blend-mode or even opacity and transform on a pseudo-element/ child, but sometimes these are just not enough. Not to mention that we run into similar problems when wanting to animate SVG attributes without a CSS correspondent. Using a lot of examples, this article is going to explain how to smoothly go from one state to another in a similar fashion to that of common CSS timing functions using just a little bit of JavaScript, without having to rely on a library, so without including a lot of complicated and unnecessary code that may become a big burden in the future. This is not how the CSS timing functions work.…

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Variable Fonts from Adobe Originals

It’s one thing to see a variable fonts demo (oooooo one font can change things like weight, width, and slant?) but it feels a lot more real when fonts you see and work with all the time go variable. Adobe made six of them available: Source Sans, Source Serif, Source Code, Myriad, Acumin, and Minion. You can’t serve them on the web directly through TypeKit yet, but you can download them from GitHub to start playing. Print designers have just as much reason to be excited, or perhaps more, as so long as you have software that supports variable fonts, you can use them right now: Direct Link to Article — Permalink Variable Fonts from Adobe Originals is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

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