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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.


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Pixeldust offers consulting services for specifications, strategy, prototyping, website audits, project management, and development.

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What Works Now: 13 Content Marketing Secrets from Kissmetrics, WordStream, Unbounce, KlientBoost, Close.io & More

“Content Shock” was first discussed in 2014. Mark Schaefer’s prescient concept that there was too much content to read. More supply than demand. If consumers were struggling to keep up in 2014… they must be completely overwhelmed today. The content marketing bar has never been higher. People are pumping out more awesome stuff than ever before. Faster and more frequently. So what are the pros doing? The best and brightest. The ones who’re on the front lines, slogging it out every single day. The content marketers themselves and content leaders within today’s leading marketing technology companies. Thankfully, they’re also very nice and happily agreed to share their insight. Here’s what works now in content marketing according to Aaron Orendorff, Zach Bulygo, Claire Suellentrop, Edward Dennis, Elisa Gabbert, Casey Armstrong, Bill Widmer, Brian Sun, Amy Wood, Kaleigh Moore, Andy Crestodina, Johnathan Dane, and Steli Efti. Welcome to the Content Marketing Hunger Games ‘Thin…

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The Unnecessary Fragmentation of Design Jobs

Photo by Sanwal DeenHey there, tech designer person. Have you noticed the increasing number of vague specializations we’ve invented for ourselves?Here are a few I grabbed from a job board 10 minutes ago.UX DesignerUX/UI DesignerUI DesignerGraphic Designer (UX & UI focus)Visual DesignerDigital DesignerProduct DesignerPresentation DesignerFront End DesignerWeb DesignerBleh. What’s the difference between UX and UX/UI and UI? Isn’t Product also UX/UI? Isn’t a Front End a UI? What’s a Graphic Designer with UX & UI Focus? And isn’t all of this Visual/Digital design?For an outsider, the differences are extremely subtle. I’ve been talking to a lot of industry newcomers lately, and they’re almost unanimously confused. They’re struggling to gain the right experience and make portfolios to match our foggy job definitions.Even worse, the companies hiring seem equally puzzled. One designer told me he took a UX job at a startup, and then his new boss asked him to explain what UX is about — after…

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How to Differentiate Yourself in a Saturated Market, Using Steve Jobs Quotes

Starting a company is tough. Figuring out what to build, how to build it, and how to pay for the whole thing takes tremendous energy and conviction. And the kicker? These days, nearly every idea for a product has already been thought of by someone else. But what if you have an idea that’s better than the others? How can you convince potential backers, customers, and yourself that it’s worth the effort? We asked real-life startup founders how they differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace, both to investors and the public. As it turns out, their lessons learned, as well as the advice they give to others, map closely to the sage wisdom of the quintessential startup founder, Steve Jobs. Jobsian Pearl of Wisdom #1“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.” Understand your user and their challenges.…

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Web Design Trends to Avoid in 2017

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration dailyThe web and the way people interact with it is constantly evolving. That means you must be at the top of your game in 2017. Start by ditching these old trends to usher in a year of fresh web design.Parallax ScrollingParallax is a pretty nifty design technique that gives depth to a website by making the background and foreground elements scroll at different speeds. However, it may not be the best technique in terms of user experience. One of the main drawbacks to parallax scrolling is that it causes web pages to load much slower than their non-parallax counterparts. Of course, this leads to bigger problems. For one, slow websites are bad for SEO. Two, web visitors are generally turned off by them. A one-second delay in page speed results in seven percent fewer conversions, and 79 percent of shoppers who are…

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Depositphotos.com Gives Designers a More Affordable and Flexible Stock Photo Solution

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration dailyWhenever I need an image for a blog post, I immediately start looking at free stock photo sites. There aren’t too many good ones out there, but it’s worth a shot to save a little money.If my efforts fail, I then move onto the paid, royalty-free stock photo sites, where I utilize some of my subscriptions. The only thing is that I’m a writer/hobbyist developer. Therefore, my need for photos is not nearly as thirsty as someone who actually makes money as a designer.Regardless, most paid stock photo sites make it difficult for designers, since you generally end up getting far too many photos for a subscription, or the on-demand plans drain your wallet.Most stock photo companies don’t have that in-between plan with reasonable monthly rates for maybe a few dozen photos per month.Until now.The Depositphotos.com website recently came out with a Flexible…

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Advice for Starting a Business That Lasts

Until earlier this month, I had forgotten about receiving this email more than seven years ago: From: KemariSent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 5:10 PMSubject: AdviceI’m Kemari. I’m in high school and i’m looking to start a web design business focused on beautiful, standards-driven websites. I wanted to ask if you had any advice on how I could do that, or any resources that helped you get started. I recently saw your site on a gallery and it’s amazing. I love the work you’re doing. Thank you so much. =) At that point, Viget was nine years old with a staff of 38 people — reasonably successful.  I wasn’t in high school when we started, but I was in college when I started doing the freelance work that laid the foundation for Viget.  In the mid-90s, it was difficult to find and contact people for advice, and that made many things more…

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Pixeldust offers consulting services for specifications, strategy, prototyping, website audits, project management, and development.

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