Archive for: June, 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.


Facebook Lets Users See All Ads a Page is Running by @MattGSouthern

Facebook has made it possible for users to see all ads a page is running.The post Facebook Lets Users See All Ads a Page is Running by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Facebook Once Again Allows Ads for Cryptocurrency by @MattGSouthern

Facebook advertisers can again run ads for cryptocurrency after the company reversed a ban put in place back in January.The post Facebook Once Again Allows Ads for Cryptocurrency by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google Has Reduced Amount of Spammy Links by Nearly Half by @MattGSouthern

Google has released a series of statistics which reveal how the search giant fought web spam in 2017.The post Google Has Reduced Amount of Spammy Links by Nearly Half by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Better Learning

This is very, very true: The first step toward better learning is to simply change your study environment from time to time. I love that. Even as an adult I feel as if I have to constantly change my environment to maximize throughput and productivity. This is partly why my “home office” isn’t much to look at as I don’t want to necessarily stay there the entire time that I’m working. “The brain wants variation,” Mr. Carey says. “It wants to move, it wants to take periodic breaks.” Yup. Yup. Playing a quick game on my iPhone or reading another chapter of a book or just taking a walk or working out allows my brain to process information that’s in queue. I literally feel the tension release in my skull as the breaks take effect. Knowing these things, I feel as if I need to do a better job of creating…

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The Right Way to Store and Serve Dragonfly Thumbnails

We love and use Dragonfly to manage file uploads in our Rails applications. Specifically, its API for generating thumbnails is a huge improvement over its predecessors. There is one area where the library falls short, though: out of the box, Dragonfly doesn’t do anything to cache the result of a resize/crop, meaning a naïve implementation would rerun these operations every time we wanted to show a thumbnailed image to a user. The Dragonfly documentation offers some suggestion about how to handle this issue, but makes it clear that you’re pretty much on your own: Dragonfly.app.configure do # Override the .url method… define_url do |app, job, opts| thumb = Thumb.find_by_signature(job.signature) # If (fetch ‘some_uid’ then resize to ’40×40′) has been stored already, give the datastore’s remote url … if thumb app.datastore.url_for(thumb.uid) # …otherwise give the local Dragonfly server url else app.server.url_for(job) end end # Before serving from the local Dragonfly server……

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Web Developer position is open @newyorkcares

New York, NY, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Fitting Text to a Container

There are a number of ways to go about putting some text in a container and having it size itself to fill that container. There are different technologies we can use and different considerations to think about. Let us count the ways. Magic Number it with viewport units If you set type with vw (viewport width) units, you can find an exact number where the text pretty closely fits the container and doesn’t break as you resize. I’d call this a magic number. In this case, font-size: 25.5vw; works down to a 320px viewport, but still will break much lower than that. See the Pen Fitted Text with Viewport Units by Chris Coyier (@chriscoyier) on CodePen. This is kind of a less exotic version of fluid typography, which involves more of a sprinkling of viewport units and min/max sizes. FitText Dave Rupert’s FitText is up for the job. You still…

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Senior Account Director / Project Manager position is open @evolvingweb

Montreal, QC, Canada Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Let Others Change Your Mind

Love this via Michael Lopp: Teams that are high-trust… are happier and more productive. Yup. Trust, all the things. The post Let Others Change Your Mind appeared first on John Saddington. Source: https://john.do/

Why & How to Track Google Algorithm Updates by @MrDannyGoodwin

Use these resources and Google algorithm monitoring tools to track ranking fluctuations and SERP volatility.The post Why & How to Track Google Algorithm Updates by @MrDannyGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How to Connect Your Content to What Journalists Want for Top-Tier Links by @shelleywalshuk

Learn how to create content that top-tier publications and journalists would want to link to.The post How to Connect Your Content to What Journalists Want for Top-Tier Links by @shelleywalshuk appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

What Type of Content Is Most Effective for Attracting Website Traffic? [POLL] by @A_Ninofranco

Which content type is the most effective for bringing website traffic? Discover what the SEJ community had to say.The post What Type of Content Is Most Effective for Attracting Website Traffic? [POLL] by @A_Ninofranco appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Sr. Drupal Developer (REMOTE AVAILABLE) – KWALL – Seattle, WA

Developer with Drupal and CMS experience, please apply today. Minimum 2+ years of Drupal hands-on development experience….From Indeed – Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:28:35 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Design 4 Drupal: The future of JavaScript in Drupal

Today, I gave a keynote presentation at the 10th annual Design 4 Drupal conference at MIT. I talked about the past, present and future of JavaScript, and how this evolution reinforces Drupal’s commitment to be API-first, not API-only. I also included behind-the-scene insights into the Drupal community’s administration UI and JavaScript modernization initiative, and why this approach presents an exciting future for JavaScript in Drupal. If you are interested in viewing my keynote, you can download a copy of my slides (256 MB). Thank you to Design 4 Drupal for having me and happy 10th anniversary! Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net

Find Out When Google Last Crawled a Specific URL by @MattGSouthern

An update to Google Search Console will allow users to check when a specific URL was last crawled.The post Find Out When Google Last Crawled a Specific URL by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Web Developer position is open @Trinity_U

San Antonio, TX, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Google’s New Verification Process Lets Users Edit Knowledge Panels by @MattGSouthern

For the first time, Google is now letting individuals and organizations suggest edits to their own Knowledge Panels.The post Google’s New Verification Process Lets Users Edit Knowledge Panels by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Google May Ignore Keyword Stuffing if Content Has Value by @MattGSouthern

Google’s John Mueller revealed that the search engine’s algorithms do not punish keyword stuffing too harshly. In fact, keyword stuffing may be ignored altogether if the content is found to otherwise have value to searchers. This information was provided on Twitter in response to users inquiring about keyword stuffing. More specifically, a user was concerned about a page ranking well in search results despite obvious signs of keyword repetition. Prefacing his statement with the suggestion to focus on one’s own content rather than someone else’s, Mueller goes on to say that there are over 200 factors used to rank pages […]The post Google May Ignore Keyword Stuffing if Content Has Value by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

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