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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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Why Marketers Should Champion the Move to Drupal 8 (WEBINAR)

Are you a digital marketer considering Drupal 8? This blog is for you. As marketers we have a front row seat to the rapid evolution of the digital landscape and changing customer expectations. We’re living in a post-browser world, and we’re swiftly moving into the age of full blown digital experience ecosystems. Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

The evolution of Acquia's product strategy

Four months ago, I shared that Acquia was on the verge of a shift equivalent to the decision to launch Acquia Fields and Drupal Gardens in 2008. As we entered Acquia’s second decade, we outlined a goal to move from content management to data-driven customer journeys. Today, Acquia announced two new products that support this mission: Acquia Journey and Acquia Digital Asset Manager (DAM). Last year on my blog, I shared a video that demonstrated what is possible with cross-channel user experiences and Drupal. We showed a sample supermarket chain called Gourmet Market. Gourmet Market wants its customers to not only shop online using its website, but to also use Amazon Echo or push notifications to do business with them. The Gourmet Market prototype showed an omnichannel customer experience that is both online and offline, in store and at home, and across multiple digital touchpoints. The Gourmet Market demo video…

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The Best SEO Conferences to Attend in 2017 & 2018 by @MrDannyGoodwin

Attend these top SEO and digital marketing conferences to learn the latest strategies, trends, tips, and tools.The post The Best SEO Conferences to Attend in 2017 & 2018 by @MrDannyGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Hermès using Drupal

Since its founding in 1837, Hermès has defined luxury. Renowned as an iconic brand within the fashion industry, Hermès is now setting the trend for how customers shop online. This week, Hermès launched its new site in Drupal! Hermès married the abilities of Drupal as a CMS and Magento as an eCommerce engine to provide their customers with highly engaging shopping experiences. Hermès’ new site is a great example of how iconic brands can use Drupal to power ambitious digital experiences. If you are in the mood for some retail therapy, check out https://www.hermes.com! Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net

How Northwell Health is Reimagining Healthcare Part 1: The Digital Patient Experience (PODCAST)

In part one of our conversation with our healthcare partner, Emily Kagan Trenchard, Associate Vice President of Digital & Innovation Strategy at Northwell Health, shares insight into how Northwell Health is working to improve the digital patient experience. Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

Keeping track of letter-spacing, some guidelines

Considering that written words are the foundation of any interface, it makes sense to give your website’s typography first-class treatment. When setting type, the details really do matter. How big? How small? How much line height? How much letter-spacing? All of these choices affect the legibility of your text and can vary widely from typeface to typeface. It stands to reason that the more attention paid to the legibility of your text, the more effectively you convey a message. In this post, I’m going to dive deep into a seemingly simple typesetting topic—effective use of letter-spacing—and how it relates to web typography. Some history Letter-spacing, or character spacing, is the area between all letters in a line of text. Manipulation of this space is intended to increase or decrease the visual density of a line or block of text. When working in print, typographers also refer to it as tracking.…

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State of Drupal presentation (September 2017)

Yesterday, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at DrupalCon Vienna. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide some more detail on how Drupal is evolving, who Drupal is for, and what I believe we should focus on. Drupal is growing and changing I started my keynote by explaining that Drupal is growing. Over the past year, we’ve witnessed a rise in community engagement, which has strengthened Drupal 8 adoption. This is supported by the 2017 Drupal Business Survey; after surveying 239 executives from Drupal agencies, we can see that Drupal 8 has become the defacto release for them and that most of the Drupal businesses report to be growing. While the transition from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 is not complete, Drupal 8’s innovation continues to accelerate. We’ve seen the contributed modules ecosystem mature; in the past year, the number of stable modules has more than…

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State of Drupal Presentation

(reposted from Dries’ blog: https://dri.es/) Yesterday, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at DrupalCon Vienna. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide some more detail on how Drupal is evolving, who Drupal is for, and what I believe we should focus on. Drupal is growing and changing I started my keynote by explaining that Drupal is growing. Over the past year, we’ve witnessed a rise in community engagement, which has strengthened Drupal 8 adoption. This is supported by the 2017 Drupal Business Survey; after surveying 239 executives from Drupal agencies, we can see that Drupal 8 has become the defacto release for them and that most of the Drupal businesses report to be growing. While the transition from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 is not complete, Drupal 8’s innovation continues to accelerate. We’ve seen the contributed modules ecosystem mature; in the past year, the number of…

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45+ Online Design Tools to Create Stunning Visuals for Your Digital Content

By 2018 (that’s in less than 4 months), 84% of all marketing communication will be visual. And there’s more than one good reason for the shift. Visuals help businesses of any size communicate and connect with users and distinguish from competitors. So, if you haven’t done so already, get ready to jump on the visual-band-wagon. You Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Agency Partnership Solutions: Page One Power’s White Label Individual Link Product by @pageonepower

This post was sponsored by Page One Power.  The value of links has remained one of the few constants in the SEO industry, even as search matures into one of the most important channels in digital marketing. But link building is the least controllable element of SEO and can be time-intensive and frustrating without dedicated resources. This is especially true if you’re working with multiple clients who lack links. Outsourcing is a difficult prospect – you need a partner you can trust, who delivers consistent and quality work. Finding the right link building solution can be a painful experience. What […]The post Agency Partnership Solutions: Page One Power’s White Label Individual Link Product by @pageonepower appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Drupal Commerce 2.0 Wisdom from Acro Media

If you’ve been following the Acro Media blog, you probably know that the digital agency (and Acquia partner), based in Kelowna, BC, Canada, has a special interest in Drupal Commerce. So with the recent launch of Drupal Commerce 2.0, it made sense to check in with them. After all, Arco team are core maintainers for modules such as Commerce Migrate, Commerce POS, and a host of others. Leading up to the 2.0 release of Drupal Commerce, Arco had 20 team members contributing a total of 60 contrib credits. In the past 3 months, they’ve been credited on over 270 issues. They’ve also been publishing content steady. Their aim seems to be to not only to get the word out about 2.0, but to help educate other developers, agencies and current and potential customers. So here, all in one place, a collection of Arco Drupal Commerce Knowledge. Migrating Drupal Commerce 1…

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Lead PHP Developer – Delphic Digital – Philadelphia, PA

Delphic, a Hero Digital Company is looking for a Lead PHP Developer with deep Drupal expertise to lead our PHP practice….From Delphic Digital – Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:26:27 GMT – View all Philadelphia, PA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

How To Co-Opt Your Critics For Digital Project Success (VIDEO)

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Creating a Static API from a Repository

When I first started building websites, the proposition was quite basic: take content, which may or may not be stored in some form of database, and deliver it to people’s browsers as HTML pages. Over the years, countless products used that simple model to offer all-in-one solutions for content management and delivery on the web. Fast-forward a decade or so and developers are presented with a very different reality. With such a vast landscape of devices consuming digital content, it’s now imperative to consider how content can be delivered not only to web browsers, but also to native mobile applications, IoT devices, and other mediums yet to come. Even within the realms of the web browser, things have also changed: client-side applications are becoming more and more ubiquitous, with challenges to content delivery that didn’t exist in traditional server-rendered pages. The answer to these challenges almost invariably involves creating an…

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Announcing Node.js on Acquia Cloud

Today, Acquia announced that it expanded Acquia Cloud to support Node.js, the popular open-source JavaScript runtime. This is a big milestone for Acquia as it is the first time we have extended our cloud beyond Drupal. I wanted to take some time to explain the evolution of Acquia’s open-source stack and why this shift is important for our customers’ success. From client-side JavaScript to server-side JavaScript JavaScript was created at Netscape in 1995, when Brendan Eich wrote the first version of JavaScript in just 10 days. It took around 10 years for JavaScript to reach enterprise maturity, however. Adoption accelerated in 2004 when Google used JavaScript to build the first release of Gmail. In comparison to e-mail competitors like Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail, Gmail showed what was possible with client-side JavaScript, which enables developers to update pages dynamically and reduces full-page refreshes and round trips to the server. The benefit…

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Why Machine Learning Is Key to the Search Marketing of Tomorrow by @cchaitanya

Learn how machine learning and automation are empowering search marketers today and how it can tackle digital marketing’s data problems.The post Why Machine Learning Is Key to the Search Marketing of Tomorrow by @cchaitanya appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Node.js and Headless Drupal on Acquia Cloud

The press release went out this morning with the headline, Acquia Debuts Node.js and Headless Drupal on Acquia Cloud. The subhed: “Company Expands Upon Drupal Cloud Solutions for Web and Flexible Content Applications.” The news: Acquia today unveiled a new application service for Acquia Cloud that makes it easy for digital IT teams to build and run JavaScript alongside Drupal. Acquia Cloud now supports the use of Node.js in addition to Drupal. The Dries quote: “Decoupled applications using JavaScript front ends are on the rise. They’re making it possible to create experiences with responsive, elegant, application-like behavior. To help our customers build such digital experiences with headless Drupal, we added Node.js support to Acquia Cloud.” Why it’s important: Developers will now be able to leverage tools enabling continuous delivery and integration across Node.js and Drupal from one user interface. IT professionals benefit from one secure, compliant cloud for Drupal, decoupled Drupal,…

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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: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

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