Category Archive for: Austin Drupal Development

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.

8 Indispensable Facebook Ad Tools to Increase Your ROI

Back in 2016, Facebook announced that they were changing their News Feed algorithm to make businesses less visible. Within just a few months your ability to reach new fans decreased over 50%. You may have been skeptical at first, but now, there’s no choice. Facebook advertising is the only way you’re going to reach your Read more Source:

The Little Schemer Will Expand/Blow Your Mind

I thought I’d take a break from the usual web dev content we post here to tell you about my favorite technical book, The Little Schemer, by Daniel P. Friedman and Matthias Felleisen: why you should read it, how you should read it, and a couple tools to help you on your journey. Why read The Little Schemer It teaches you recursion. At its core, TLS is a book about recursion — functions that call themselves with modified versions of their inputs in order to obtain a result. If you’re a working developer, you’ve probably worked with recursive functions if you’ve (for example) modified a deeply-nested JSON structure. TLS starts as a gentle introduction to these concepts, but things quickly get out of hand. It teaches you functional programming. Again, if you program in a language like Ruby or JavaScript, you write your fair share of anonymous functions (or lambdas…

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Issue 308

Issue 308 – September, 21st 2017 Source:

Top Facebook Updates That You Can’t Afford to Miss – September 2017 Edition

Summer is (almost) over 🙁 To cheer you up we’re back with the latest Facebook updates handpicked just for you. User needs are constantly evolving, and Facebook has been working hard to roll out even more features and processes to accommodate these changes. This time around, we’ve found fresh new features and a few that Read more Source:

How to Achieve Website Project Success by Getting Your Team on the Same Page (VIDEO)

You’ve finally got the green light for that digital project you’re eager to get underway. You just know this build or implementation will benefit your organization, and you know exactly how you want to approach this project. Source:

What Are the Best Times to Post on Facebook?

It’s no secret that Facebook’s organic reach- to put it delicately- sucks. Thanks to the ever-changing algorithm, it’s been becoming increasingly difficult for Pages to have their content showing up in newsfeeds for the past few years. As a result, businesses and marketers are looking for every hack and strategy they can think of to Read more Source:

Drupal CAP – Drupal 8 Workshop

Start:  2017-10-07 09:30 – 16:00 Asia/Kolkata Organizers:  SenthilMohith arunkumark Event type:  Training (free or commercial) We are doing a one-day hands-on workshop on Drupal and Site building to students of Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women on 7th October 2017. This session would present an outline of concepts of Drupal and basic site building. This training session is an initiative by Drupal Chennai Community in Collaboration with Drupal Association and Innoppl Technologies Pvt Ltd., Workshop Details: Name: Drupal CAP – Drupal 8 Workshop College Name: Vivekanandha College of Engineering for Women Date: 7th October 2017 Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Venue: IT Lab 1, Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode – TK, Namakkal District, Tamilnadu – 637 205, INDIA. Agenda: Build and make a basic Drupal site. Select, install and configure modules and themes from Create content and configure content types, create listings of content. Manage user roles and accounts. Manage aliases…

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22 Facebook Statistics that Every Marketer Must Know in 2017

Size matters online. Here’s why: At the start of 2017, more than 65 million local businesses had a Facebook page. Because bigger and better. There’s no shortage of Facebook case studies to follow (or copy). But with great amounts of case studies comes great amounts of migraines. So skip the series of Google searches. In Read more Source:

Your Trackpad Can Do More

For those who make a living on the computer, aspiring to be a power user is a no-brainer. We tend to associate that term with things like keyboard shortcuts, and, at Viget, we unsurprisingly are huge fans of incorporating them into our workflow to speed things up. Seriously. We’ve written about it a lot. Keyboard shortcuts are undeniably important, but they’re not our only option to boost efficiency. What about when your hands aren’t on the keys? If you’re using your right hand to scroll down this page right now, what would be the quickest way to switch tabs? If that hand is resting on a trackpad, the answer should be obvious — yet, inexplicably, we’ve been conditioned to think of that magical rectangle as capable of just a select few actions. Let’s change that. BetterTouchTool is an inexpensive macOS menu bar app from Andreas Hegenberg that allows you to…

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Top Instagram Updates You Need to Know – September 2017 Edition

Happy September, everyone! This month’s updates don’t include any shocking new features, but instead the really exciting—and valuable—enhancement of features Instagram already had. They’re providing us with more flexibility and functionality for how we’re currently using Instagram as marketers, making it more effective and simple for us all at once. In this update, we’re going Read more Source:

Phase2 Welcomes Scott Delea of Award Winning Digital Marketing Agency

We know that today our clients need the trusted open technology expertise and consultation Phase2 has been delivering for more than a decade, and they also need a marketing strategy that helps them use this digital technology to deliver business results. We realize that the pressure for marketing departments to work together with their IT counterparts and deliver digital capabilities is greater than ever. Source:

Issue 307

Issue 307 – September, 14th 2017 Source:

The Complete Guide to Creating Instagram Ads on Facebook

Instagram has over 7 million monthly active users now. And that number continues to grow every single month. Instagram is the place to be when it comes to visual content. Advertising on Facebook is great. But when you want to focus heavily on the visual aspects, Instagram should be your go-to platform. How do you even Read more Source:

Drupalcamp São Paulo 2017

Start:  2017-11-24 08:00 – 2017-11-25 17:00 America/Sao_Paulo Organizers:  vmartins nimbfire [email protected] igor.barato Event type:  Drupalcamp or Regional Summit Reserve os dias 24 e 25 de Novembro (sexta e sábado) para mais uma DrupalCamp São Paulo! Será no Mackenzie: Campus Higienópolis Rua da Consolação 930 – Consolação / São Paulo – SP Será a terceira edição do maior evento de Drupal do Brasil, onde a principal missão neste evento é promover e difundir o uso da tecnologia no país e estimular a troca de conhecimento e experiência entre os participantes. A comunidade Drupal do Brasil é formada por desenvolvedores e empresas que trabalham com a tecnologia e adeptos e simpatizantes do software livre. Para o evento deste ano, temos uma estimativa de 300 congressistas, cerca de 30 palestras de temas e níveis diversos e mais 2 keynotes com palestrantes. Inscrições abertas até o dia 23/11. Mas não deixe para a…

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How to Build Brand Equity Within Your Online Support Community (VIDEO)


A Simple Guide to Facebook Analytics

Are you wondering where to begin when it comes to tracking your Facebook ads? No worries, we are here to help! We’ve been running Facebook ad campaigns since they were first introduced and have managed millions of dollars in ad spend. Over time we’ve learned a lot about Facebook analytics, and how you can use it Read more Source:

The Top 8 Reasons Why Your Facebook Campaigns Are Not Delivering

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why are my facebook ads not getting impressions?” After months of strategizing, late night copywriting, and hard work; your campaign is finally ready to go. You’ve got your target audience, you’ve checked for delivery issues, and all that’s really left is to click publish and watch the results come in. Read more Source:

Cloud Storage as a CDN Option

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily If you have a slow site, probably on shared server that receives a lot of traffic, you may be able to speed things up a bit by hosting some of your content on a Content Delivery Network (CDN). Unfortunately traditional CDN is often priced out of reach for a small business website, but the good news is there is a way to set up cloud storage drives to act as your own personal CDN systems. In this article we’ll discover some methods for doing that. Cloud storage CDN emulation vs pure CDN The main difference is cost and volume. Pure CDN usually works out cheaper for high traffic volumes and more expensive for low traffic volumes. Because a typical small business isn’t likely to see the kind of traffic that would make pure CDN worth it, emulating CDN functionality with cloud…

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Copywriting Q&A: Why Do I See Copywriters Willing to Work for Peanuts?

Start a Google search for copywriting jobs, and it won’t be long before you uncover copywriters willing to work for bargain basement rates. But instead of letting that discourage you, it should encourage you — and help you realize how littlereal competition you have. Curious? Read on… Today’s question comes from Mike M., who writes, “Looking at job boards recently there are many writers willing to work for what I would consider ‘peanuts’. Why is this?” The first thing to understand before I answer this question is that anyone can call themselves a copywriter. And, in fact, that’s what plenty of would-be copywriters do. One day, a person who likes to write decides that he’d like a career in copywriting, starts calling himself a copywriter, and starts trying to get work. But the fatal flaw in that is that calling oneself a copywriter doesn’t equate to knowing how to write…

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