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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.

The Top 5 Career Regrets (and How I’ve Experienced All of Them Already)

Here are the top five career regrets via a Harvard Business Review study and how I’ve experienced all five in my short career already: I wish I hadn’t taken the job for the money. I wish I had quit earlier. I wish I had the confidence to start my own business. I wish I had used my time at school more productively. I wish I had acted on my career hunches. I can empathize with every single one of these. And, I wonder what numbers 6-10 were (and some of the other hits on the list). Regret can be a powerful motivator [PDF Study] and a helpful emotion to have, if used wisely. But otherwise, it can be a total waste of time. In many ways I feel like I’m too young to have experienced all of these already but I have. I’m not sure that’s a good or bad thing, but, the…

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Director, Web Marketing – Forcepoint – Austin, TX

Manage a small team of web and analytics professionals, including a Drupal developer; Understanding of Web technology and tools, for example Adobe Analytics and…From Forcepoint – Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:07:15 GMT – View all Austin, TX jobs Source:

If You’re Inlining SVG Icons, How Do You Deal With Unique Titles and IDs?

Just inlining SVG seems to be the easiest and most flexible icon system. But that chunk of <svg> might have a <title>, and you might be appying IDs to both of those elements for various reasons. One of those reasons might be because you just want an ID on the icon to uniquely identify it for JavaScript or styling purposes. Another of those reasons is that for accessibility, it’s recommended you use aria-labelledby to connect the id and title, like: <!– aria-labelledby pointing to ID’s of title and desc because some browsers incorrectly don’t use them unless we do –> <svg role=”img” viewBox=”0 0 100 100″ aria-labelledby=”unique-title-id unique-desc-id”> <!– title becomes the tooltip as well as what is read to assistive technology –> <!– must be the first child! –> <title id=”unique-title-id”>Short Title (e.g. Add to Cart)</title> <!– longer description if needed –> <desc id=”unique-desc-id”>A friendly looking cartoon cart icon…

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Web Lead & Digital Strategist – IBM – Austin, TX

Experience working in environments with Agile, Design, Drupal, HTML, UX, UI, Events. Manage designers, developers, writers and agency relations to outline…From IBM – Thu, 18 May 2017 20:40:41 GMT – View all Austin, TX jobs Source:

Web Developer – GateHouse Media, Inc – Austin, TX

The web developer role is responsible for designing, coding, modifying and maintaining all Gatehouse-owned newspaper websites….From GateHouse Media, Inc – Thu, 18 May 2017 03:45:38 GMT – View all Austin, TX jobs Source:

UI and Web Services Developer – Astor & Sanders Corp – Austin, TX

UI and Web Services Developer. Systems Integration &amp; Development Inc., an award winning IT solutions provider, is currently seeking a UI and Web Services…From Astor & Sanders Corp – Sat, 06 May 2017 10:14:07 GMT – View all Austin jobs Source:

Product Manager position is open

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Frontend Developer position is open @amazeelabs_atx

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Backend Developer position is open @amazeelabs_atx

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Web Developer position is open @TexasExes

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What’s Next In Tech: Takeaways from SXSW

Phase2 was in Austin last week for South By Southwest, the frenetic, ever-expanding conference celebrating the latest in technology, design, art, and entrepreneurship. We co-hosted a “Drupal Drop In” lunch with our partner, Acquia, and got a chance to speak with attendees about this year’s most popular SXSW themes. Here are a few of the highlights: AI and Machine Learning Many panels and sessions focused on the emerging applications (and moral ambiguities) of artificial intelligence, the rapidly evolving technology that underlies machine learning, deep analytics, the cognitive web, and advanced robotics. If you’ve pulled up at a stoplight next to a driverless car or been blown away by Amazon’s intuition when suggesting products, you’ve experienced AI in action. A few key takeaways: The scale and speed at which data can be mined and insights intelligently extracted is accelerating at a breakneck pace. Machine learning systems are mature enough to perform…

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Looking Back at SXSW 2017 with Viget

If you were in Austin last week, you may have seen us running around, giving workshops, or enjoying some local eats. SXSW 2017 was a blast, and we were able to catch up with friends and the latest tech. Here’s a quick teaser of our trip: Themes We arrived on the festival’s first day to fantastic weather and the smell of delicious tacos. There were thousands of talks during the interactive segment, covering many different topics. However, there were a few popular themes that stood out: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) Last year, we said Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality would blow up, and we saw some ingenious uses of these technologies. Related products were highlights of the expo, and many speakers focused on the intersection of immersive storytelling and VR/AR/MR. Innovators are now using this technology to sell homes, share immersive journalism, enhance music experiences, explore space, and…

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Full Stack Web Designer – Tenfold – Austin, TX

Experience with content management systems such as WordPress (very important), Drupal, Joomla etc. Please note that while a certain degree of web development…From Tenfold – Wed, 15 Mar 2017 02:23:55 GMT – View all Austin jobs Source:

SXSW 2017 Sessions You Shouldn’t Miss

While the world is plenty occupied with current events of a political nature, members of the tech community await this weekend’s SXSW. And like any good Viget tradition, we’ll be sending our own small contingent to give talks, attend panels, conduct workshops, and administer high fives. In addition to highlighting our very self-promoted talks, here are 7 panels / talks we are targeting for 2017: Cozy with Cookies: Our Brain & Behavioral Targeting Recommended by: Ben Travis When: Saturday, March 11, 12:30PM – 1:30PM Where: Hyatt Regency Austin, Zilker Ballroom 3-4, 208 Barton Springs Rd. Cookies are crumbs of information that we leave behind on the internet. According to a study published in the JCR, Oxford University Press, behavioral targeting can affect our sense of worth. Cookies act like comfort food for our brain. We can have a cozy relationship with our cookies in our little bubbles inside the Internet.…

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PHP/Drupal Developer – Feniex Industries Inc – Austin, TX

Working knowledge of CMS framework such as Drupal, WordPress, Yii, etc. Open source CMS platforms such as Drupal or WordPress are fine to use where appropriate….From Indeed – Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:31:04 GMT – View all Austin jobs Source:

Web Developer – Feniex Industries Inc – Austin, TX

Working knowledge of CMS framework such as Drupal, WordPress, Yii, etc. Open source CMS platforms such as Drupal or WordPress are fine to use where appropriate….From Indeed – Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:28:17 GMT – View all Austin jobs Source:

Go! Team Senior Web Developer – Blackbaud – Austin, TX

We’re looking for an experienced Web Developer to join our Go! We’re looking for a person with the right technical chops and passion for our nonprofit clients…From Blackbaud – Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:40:01 GMT – View all Austin jobs Source:

Copywriting Q&A: A Copywriter’s Digital Toolkit

Building a copywriting career isn’t easy—sometimes we need a little help. For me, a lot of that help comes from apps, sites, or software that allow me to keep track of my work, stay focused, and gets me down to business. Here’s what I recommend. Today’s question is from Austin R., who asks, “Do you use any kind of online programs to track your work? Is there anything you recommend?” Take it from me: When you’re a copywriter and you’re juggling multiple clients and projects, you’re in big trouble if you’re not using some kind of app or program. So, with that in mind, here’s a rundown of the highlights of my personal digital toolkit. 1. Wunderlist I use Wunderlist constantly. All it does is let you create lists (To Do lists, shopping lists, etc.) but it also syncs them across all of your devices. It also lets you set…

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A Guide to 2017 Conferences

Back by popular demand! It’s difficult to keep track of all of the great talks and conferences happening in our industry. Sometimes you may find out too late that an event is taking place, and it’s a real shame when it’s an something you might have attended. We’ve compiled this list so you can see what’s happening, both in your hometown, and abroad. This list will be updated throughout the year. January Front Date: January 5-6 Location: Park City, Utah Link: Agent Conference Date: January 20-21 Location: Dornbirn, Austria Link: February SVG Summit Date: TBA Location: Online Theme: SVG The Rolling Scopes Conference Dates: February 18-19 Location: Minsk, Belarus Link: ForwardJS Dates: Workshops Feb 25- March 5, Conference March 1 Location: San Francisco, CA Link: Theme: JavaScript Webstock Date: February 13-17 Location: Wellington, New Zealand Link: March jDays Date: Mar 7-8 Location: jDays Link:…

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