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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.

Exiting Your Digital Agency: 3 Factors You Must to Consider by @marcushokh

Considering selling your digital agency or merging with another agency? Here are some valuable lessons I learned.The post Exiting Your Digital Agency: 3 Factors You Must to Consider by @marcushokh appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Seeing, Believing

Errol Morris summarized his main points from his book, Believing is Seeing, via Twitter a while ago: All photographs are posed. The intentions of the photographer are not recorded in a photographic image. (You can imagine what they are, but it’s pure speculation.) Photographs are neither true nor false. (They have no truth-value.) False beliefs adhere to photographs like flies to flypaper. There is a causal connection between a photograph and what it is a photograph of. (Even photoshopped images.) Uncovering the relationship between a photograph and reality is no easy matter. Most people don’t care about this and prefer to speculate about what they believe about a photograph. The more famous a photograph is, the more likely it is that people will claim it has been posed or faked. All photographs are posed but never in the same way. Photographs provide evidence. (The question is of what?) The more I…

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A Dozen Reasons Why You Should Attend DrupalEurope in Darmstadt, Germany this September

DrupalEurope, which will be happening from September 10 through 14, 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany, describes itself as “both a technology conference and a family reunion for the Drupal community.” 1600+ attendees are expected. The buzz around this event has been unusually high, especially in the greater Acquia metaverse, for 12 reasons. Here they are: 1. Drupal Europe is put on by a group of community volunteers in collaboration with the German Drupal Association and the Drupal Europe Foundation. The fact that this is an 100% community-spun, DrupalCon-scale event is amazing, and shows how the community in Europe is committed to support it on its own. One of those community organizers, btw, is Acquian Gábor Hojtsy. Another Acquian volunteer is Ricardo Amaro, who is chairing the DevOps + Infrastructure track. A big bunch of Acquians are speaking, but we’ll get to them later in this post. 2. But first, back to…

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Introducing This or That

The 2018 Viget intern class is proud to unveil an exciting new decision-making platform: This or That. Powered by seltzer alone, 6 young professionals took an idea from the ether to the Internet in just eight weeks. Here’s how we did it. Ideation It began, as all good products do, with an idea. In a brainstorming session, we popped ideas onto a board of virtual sticky notes. We added 21 distinct ideas and not one of them was This or That. Many ideas…not one of them This or That. As we came back for a second day of ideation, we distilled each idea to its warm gooey center. At the heart of several ideas was the concept of voting. We pivoted and began to flesh out what a voting platform might look like. Without realizing, we began referring to the idea as This or That. With a flashy name in…

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Slow Websites

The web has grown bigger. Both in expansiveness and weight. Nick Heer’s “The Bullshit Web”: The average internet connection in the United States is about six times as fast as it was just ten years ago, but instead of making it faster to browse the same types of websites, we’re simply occupying that extra bandwidth with more stuff. Nick clearly explains what he means by bullshit, and one can see a connection to Brad Frost’s similarly framed argument. Nick talks about how each incremental interaction is a choice and connects the cruft of the web to the rise and adoption of frameworks like AMP. Ethan Marcotte paints things in a different light by looking at business incentive: …ultimately, the web’s performance problem is a problem of profitability. If we’re going to talk about bloated pages, we should do so in context: in the context of a web where digital advertising…

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Driving Digital CX Transformation within Transportation and Logistics Part 2

This is part 2 of a blog series about the importance of digital customer experience for the Transportation and Logistics industry, and how organizations can get started building a digital experience strategy. Check out part 1. Source:

Ceci n’est pas une prototype.

Recently, I’ve been inundated with promotions for new design tools, all promising that they will bridge the gap between design and code. While that is a noble endeavor, I disagree with their premise. Colm Tuitte from Modulz sums up the supposed problem: “Even the most powerful UI design tools are just drawing tools that export disposable assets.” It’s a common critique. Even the most “advanced” digital design tools are based on workflows for drawing mere pictures of interfaces.— Daniel Eden (@_dte) July 28, 2017 These statements imply that UI design work that can’t be exported directly into code is a wasted effort. I think we’ve lost sight of what design tools are actually for. Magritte’s The Treachery of Images, which includes the statement “This is not a pipe,” reveals that this is a representation of a pipe, not the pipe itself. Similarly, current critique of design tools asserts that they are…

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How much fun can you have with $25 worth of ETH?

“I think there must be a MetaMask seed somewhere that I forgot to properly back up, all the ether in it lost forever.” – Me, upon realizing I don’t own any ether. Toshi and Status are two browsers I wrote about in Are These Browsers Going to the Moon?. To get the full experience of using them you need bit of ether (the Ethereum blockchain native token, also referred to as ETH.) Unfortunately, I had none. I had no choice but to head over to Coinbase and buy $25 worth of the stuff, for science. What follows is what I did with those $25 dollars while testing out Toshi and Status. 16 July, 2018 I bought $25 worth of ether at $481.37 per ETH minus Coinbase’s fee, a whopping $1.49. Right off the bat Coinbase took about 6% of my money, that was the first bit of fun I had…

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4 Ways Leading Brands Cut Cost With Digital Technology


Trusted Too Many

This is totally true: The rapid expansion of the early startup funding ecosystem has changed this dynamic. There are now hundreds, probably thousands, of people with at least some experience in startups. Most of these people are willing to help/advise some number of the people who ask. This is a blessing and a curse. There’s a lot of advice for everything out there, not just startups. It’s always been this way… except that it hasn’t always been easily accessible – we can thank the internet’s revolution in that department making digital publishing and syndication as easy as a few clicks. So, when it comes to startups, one must realize that most advice is incomplete… if not entirely bad as no advisor, however smart they might be, can possibly know what’s really going on and all of the context required to understand the issues that arise: Understanding this means accepting the fact…

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Which Digital Marketing Channel Has the Highest ROI for Websites? [POLL] by @A_Ninofranco

Which digital marketing channel might offer you the highest ROI – SEO, PPC, social, or email? Find out here.The post Which Digital Marketing Channel Has the Highest ROI for Websites? [POLL] by @A_Ninofranco appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Yext Begins Submitting Local Business Listings to Amazon Alexa by @MattGSouthern

Yext has integrated with Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, giving it the ability to deliver local business listings to users.The post Yext Begins Submitting Local Business Listings to Amazon Alexa by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Building digital backpacks for Syrian refugees

I recently heard a heart-warming story from the University of California, Davis. Last month, UC Davis used Drupal to launch Article 26 Backpack, a platform that helps Syrian Refugees document and share their educational credentials. Over the course of the Syrian civil war, more than 12 million civilians have been displaced. Hundreds of thousands of these refugees are students, who now have to overcome the obstacle of re-entering the workforce or pursuing educational degrees away from home. Article 26 Backpack addresses this challenge by offering refugees a secure way to share their educational credentials with admissions offices, scholarship agencies, and potentials employers. The program also includes face-to-face counseling to provide participants with academic advisory and career development. The UC Davis team launched their Drupal 8 application for Article 26 Backpack in four months. On the site, students can securely store their educational data, such as diplomas, transcripts and resumes. The…

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YOOtheme Pro Review: Strong Theme and Page Builder for WordPress and Joomla

Meta: This YOOtheme review focuses on YOOtheme Pro features, functionalities and the corresponding pricing, plus overall efficacy. For now, forget about all the fancy sales language you know. Or your products’ amazing and exceptional features. There’s only one thing that will make your traffic stay immediately they land on your site. Yes, you’re dead right. It all comes down to your web design. And the numbers are astonishing. Basically, 94% of your traffic would not trust a site with poor design. Chances are, they’ll just leave to engage other businesses with better-designed sites. That’s why I’ve always been extremely keen about the themes and templates I adopt for my sites, especially if they come from third-party providers. Speaking of which, WordPress users have always been lucky when it comes to this. We have a wide range of options to choose from, including dedicated theme providers, and page-builders that also come…

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Google Assistant is More Accurate Than Alexa, Siri, and Cortana by @MattGSouthern

Google Assistant is the most accurate smartphone digital assistant, beating Amazon Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft Cortana.The post Google Assistant is More Accurate Than Alexa, Siri, and Cortana by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

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6 Remarketing Campaign Mistakes You Must Avoid by @digital_future

As you roll out your remarketing campaigns, make sure to go over these six key considerations.The post 6 Remarketing Campaign Mistakes You Must Avoid by @digital_future appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Solved with CSS! Logical Styling Based on the Number of Given Elements

This post is the third in a series about the power of CSS. Article Series: Colorizing SVG Backgrounds Dropdown Menus Logical Styling Based On the Number of Given Elements (this post) Did you know that CSS is Turing complete? Did you know that you can use it to do some pretty serious logical styling? Well you can! You don’t have to set all of your logic-based styling rules in JavaScript, or even have to use JavaScript to set classes you are styling against. In many cases, CSS can handle that itself. I’m still discovering new CSS tricks everyday, and it just makes me love it even more. This year, I started working at Bustle Digital Group. In media, as with a lot of products, the engineering team builds a platform that should support all use cases. Our CMS provides capabilities for authors and editors to create articles as well as…

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Digital and Technology Fellow – Fuse Washington – Seattle, WA

Experience with content management solutions such as Drupal or WordPress. This position is based in Seattle, Washington and will work closely with to the… $4,500 a monthFrom Indeed – Wed, 25 Jul 2018 17:50:13 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source:

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