Archive for: February, 2018

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.


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Responsive Components: a Solution to the Container Queries Problem

Container Queries, as in, the ability to style elements based on values from a particular element, like its width and height. We have media queries, but those are based on the viewport not individual elements. There are plenty of use cases for them. It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again, if container queries existed, the vast majority of media queries in CSS would actually be container queries. Discussion about how to pull it off technologically gets interesting. In my mind, ideally, we get this ability right in CSS. The trouble with doing it this way is one of circularity. Not even in regards to being able to write CSS that triggers a scenario in which the query doesn’t match anymore, which is tricky enough, but literally changing the long-standing single-pass way in which browsers render a page. The trouble with container queries isn’t finding the perfect syntax or…

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BuzzFeed CEO on Secret to Succeeding with Facebook by @martinibuster

BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti shares insights on finding success with social media and explains why other businesses dependent on Facebook may lose their footing.The post BuzzFeed CEO on Secret to Succeeding with Facebook by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Measuring the Success of Your Patient Experience Investments

Measuring Success Along the Digital Patient Journey We’ve discussed the importance of journey maps and how your organization can align to develop an outstanding patient experience. Let’s look at how to effectively measure success along the patient journey, and how you can demonstrate a strong return on investment to leadership. Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

Respecting privacy at Basecamp

I spend a lot of time as a data scientist thinking about how to use data responsibly, particularly when it comes to privacy. There’s tremendous value to be found by analyzing data, but the only way the data science field will continue to have data to analyze is if we are responsible in how we use it.As a company, Basecamp strives to have the respect for user privacy that we’d like in every service we personally use.I could talk about the things that we do relating to privacy:We have a plain English privacy policy, and expect to be GDPR compliant by the deadline.We use encryption for all communications between Basecamp and your browser, and we encrypt our backend services as much as is practical.When you cancel, we delete your account and all your data.We purge log data and database backups after 30 days.But I think our privacy philosophy is better defined by the things…

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Roenne’s Last Will and Testament

Roenne, our 11-year old, has always been fascinated by death. I don’t find this disturbing in the slightest… rather, I love the idea that she thinks about these things. Recently, we’ve been talking about what happens when parents die and what happens with the children. Consequently, I shared more about Wills and guardianship in case of our death. Long story short… Roenne decided to create her own Living Will as a result. It is as follows. Roenne’s Last Will and Testament – 2/27/18 I wish that if I die, I would like the following: My green elephant to go to Oliver Finn. My Ninja Bear, Green Blanket, and heart pillow to go to Arden. My Beberjounier to go to Oliver. My diaries, money, and special treasures (my locker stuff) to Mom and Dad. My jewlery to go to Arden. My Redwall books, Mary Poppins, Indian in the cupboard books to…

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Google Search Update: Featured Snippets for Multi-Intent Queries by @MattGSouthern

Google is updating search results with a new type of featured snippet designed for queries that have multiple interpretations.The post Google Search Update: Featured Snippets for Multi-Intent Queries by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

The OSTraining Podcast #19: Patrick Rauland and WooCommerce

Patrick Rauland has just published the “WooCommerce Explained” book with us. You could say that he’s a WooCommerce fan. Patrick has used it as a customer, worked for their support team, developed core functionality, and led three releases as the official Product Manager for WooCommerce. Patrick now helps plan their yearly conference, WooConf. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @BFTrick and check out his personal site at SpeakinginBytes.com. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

The OSTraining Podcast #19: Patrick Rauland and WooCommerce

Patrick Rauland has just published the “WooCommerce Explained” book with us. You could say that he’s a WooCommerce fan. Patrick has used it as a customer, worked for their support team, developed core functionality, and led three releases as the official Product Manager for WooCommerce. Patrick now helps plan their yearly conference, WooConf. Follow Patrick on Twitter at @BFTrick and check out his personal site at SpeakinginBytes.com. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

7 Insights You Can Unlock From Every Relevant SERP by @boggles

Learn how to use the elements of industry-relevant SERPs to further grow your online marketing strategies.The post 7 Insights You Can Unlock From Every Relevant SERP by @boggles appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Using Sass to Control Scope With BEM Naming

Controlling scope is something you probably don’t tend to consider when working with CSS and Sass. We have had access to the ampersand (&) for quite some time now, which gives us a level of scope—but it’s easy for it to lose its usefulness when you’re nested quite deeply. The & can send us down a windy road of doom when we completely lose track of what it means and can be responsible for some really heavy bloat. Meanwhile, in JavaScript, we can control the scope of this by casting it as a variable at the point where it means what we will want it to. This is often at the start of a method or object: function foo() { let self = this; return function() { // Self = foo(), even int his closure return self; } } // We need to instantiate foo() or its ‘this’ will be…

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Marketing Automation: The 4 Secret Don’ts That Nobody Tells You

Marketing automation is one of the best ways for business owners to save money, time and sanity. Many business owners get derailed by trying to do too much, or by getting too involved with their marketing. By automating, they can set many of these repetitive tasks on autopilot, so they can put their creative energy Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

10 Tips on How to Compete When CPCs Are Super High by @christijolson

How can you stay competitive when CPCs are ridiculously high? These 10 tips will help you out.The post 10 Tips on How to Compete When CPCs Are Super High by @christijolson appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

AI in Content Marketing: 3 Frequently Asked Questions

Incorporating AI into the content marketing process is essential. Here’s how you can start getting comfortable with AI.The post AI in Content Marketing: 3 Frequently Asked Questions appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Why You Shouldn’t Panic About Unofficial Google Updates by @martinibuster

An exploration of ranking changes attributed to updates that are not officially recognized by Google.The post Why You Shouldn’t Panic About Unofficial Google Updates by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Mobile Speed Scorecard: Compare Your Speed Against Other Sites by @MattGSouthern

Google has introduced two new tools aimed at helping webmasters make their sites faster— the Speed Scorecard and Impact Calculator.The post Google Mobile Speed Scorecard: Compare Your Speed Against Other Sites by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Analysis of 50 Retailers Reveals 10 Ways to Beat Big Brands by @martinibuster

Competitive Analysis of 50 of the top retailers reveals 10 ways to beat big brands.The post Analysis of 50 Retailers Reveals 10 Ways to Beat Big Brands by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Everything you need to know about CSS Variables

This is by far the biggest deep dive I’ve seen on CSS Variables posted to the web and it’s merely Chapter One of complete e-book on the topic. Truth is, I’m still on the thick of reading through this myself, but had to stop somewhere in the middle to write this up and share it because it’s just that gosh-darned useful. For example, the post goes into great detail on three specific use cases for CSS Variables and breaks the code down to give a better understanding of what it does, in true tutorial fashion. Scoping, inheritance, resolving multiple declarations, little gotchas—there’s plenty in here for beginners and advanced developers alike. OK, back to reading. 🤓 Direct Link to Article — Permalink Everything you need to know about CSS Variables is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Trick a Journalist — The next “innovation” in email marketing

I’m sick of how marketing is being done today. Automate scraping leads, automate nagging them with email, automate some series of actions to get them to succumb to your pitch.My inbox is full of people sending me “Did you get my email? You didn’t reply. Were you eaten by a shark?” Rarely though are they real people anymore.The worst examples are from companies I already do business with sending me umpteen emails to become their customer. “Hey Nate saw you run a business, you should use us.” I already do. Well, now I’m reconsidering.It’s bots all the way down.This awful form of communication also reaches people trying to get more press. If they can just email more journalists over and over and over again.Check this terrible example out.https://www.trickajournalist.com/Trick A Journalist!? A stalking AI bot. Journalists treated as suckers. As prey.Journalists at major business news sites wrote glowing reviews about our crypto startup. You’ve probably even read…

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