Category Archive for: Drupal in Austin

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.


Create Once, Publish Everywhere (COPE) with Drupal

COPE has been becoming increasingly popular in the web content management industry for the last several  years. That said, create once, publish everywhere (COPE) is really just taking the idea of a Drupal CMS to its logical conclusion. With COPE, you  can get maximum value from your content with minimal effort. Also keep in mind that Drupal development and COPE go hand in hand. Drupal’s inherent modularity makes it ideal for creating mobile-friendly, all in one COPE content distribution systems. More on COPE COPE is a content management philosophy that permits content creators to produce content one time and re-use it in various forms and locations. For example, a sports writer pens an article and uploads it to a central content repository. In a COPE system, different parts/versions of the content can then be used in different media: online on a website, print, mobile web app and so forth. COPE…

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Our Top Drupal Events in Austin, New York and Los Angeles

1. Austin | SXSW  Hipsters and nerds of all kinds from all over, come together for one week in Austin to geek out over music, film, and technology at SXSW. Austin Drupal developers are a strange mix of the two: a city hipster and a cyber world dweeb. Party, drink, and grub down with this strange breed of developers at Tech Lover’s Karaoke Night or Drupal Drop-In. Austin’s thriving technology community knows to show fellow nerds a good time at Drupal developer events and on 6th Street.   2. Los Angeles | DrupalCon Thousands of Drupal developers, users, designers, and supporters from around the world came to party in Austin last year at the Drupal camp, DrupalCon. This year, the party is moving over to Los Angeles, the #2 ranked party city in America. And the nerds aren’t just now invited to the parties; they are throwing the parties… and…

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Drupal SEO Tips

Strong SEO is easy if you build your website with Drupal.  Unlike most other content management systems, Drupal is designed from the ground up for search engine optimization. Given that Drupal is the preferred platform of Drupal web developers for building search-friendly websites, and because of Drupal’s large community of developers, there are many high-quality plug-ins available that make strong SEO simple. Of course, the fundamentals of SEO for Drupal are the same as for any other Drupal CMS: make sure to use descriptive titles, include your top search keywords in your page URLs, and keep your content fresh and focused. Read on for a few Drupal SEO tips to boost your search engine rankings and bring traffic to your website. Three top Drupal modules for SEO Pathauto module The pathauto module is very useful for SEO. Pathauto automatically creates custom URLs based on title, taxonomy, content type, and username.…

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Drupal Tips for Boosting Your Search Engine Rankings

Strong SEO is easy if you build your website with Drupal.  Unlike most other content management systems, Drupal is designed from the ground up for search engine optimization. Given that Drupal is the preferred platform of Drupal web developers for building search-friendly websites, and because of Drupal’s large community of developers, there are many high-quality plug-ins available that make strong SEO simple. Of course, the fundamentals of SEO for Drupal are the same as for any other Drupal CMS: make sure to use descriptive titles, include your top search keywords in your page URLs, and keep your content fresh and focused. Read on for a few Drupal SEO tips to boost your search engine rankings and bring traffic to your website. Three top Drupal modules for SEO Pathauto module The pathauto module is very useful for SEO. Pathauto automatically creates custom URLs based on title, taxonomy, content type, and username.…

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Double Americano and Mobile First Drupal 8

As I sit in my rusty independent coffee shop looking for an angle for this topic, I can’t help but look around and size up the technology at work around me. Directly across from me is a young, college aged woman using an iPhone while reading an old growth book, she has a closed laptop before her. Seated next to her, another young woman sporting a “Be The Best Sorority” T bangs away on her Dell laptop, taking short text breaks here and there on a bedazzled iPhone. Across the cafe, near a window, sits a middle-aged Jimmy Buffet lookalike reading a laptop while listening to…best guess, “Margaritaville”. No phone at work there. Two other people in my immediate area are in the course of random tasks on their laptops with no other noticeable devices in use. It appears that recent mobile vs desktop statistics don’t hold up in my…

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Pixeldust Saves the Day With “On Demand” Drupal Support in Austin

Pop quiz hotshot! You just learned that your wadget just went viral because Justin Bieber got arrested while using it in a school zone and your site URL is now burning across every social media outlet in the Matrix. You check the load time, just for peace of mind, and get the dreaded Drupal white screen of death. What do you do? What do you do?!? Okay, maybe the Keanu Reeves movie references were a little forced, but you get the picture. Sometimes, things fall apart when you are least prepared. Not everyone has a Drupal team on standby waiting for the next great disaster, but fear not, Pixeldust is here to save the day. Pixeldust Offers Full Service Drupal Support The keys to our Drupal support are to provide 24/7 availability, quick response times, seamless integration into existing development workflows. Try to eliminate any division between your team and…

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An Approach Complicated Entity Hierarchies and Relationships in Drupal

Client Abrams Learning Trends Challenge In moving their web presence to Drupal, Abrams wanted to redefine their product organization in such a way where product updates were streamlined, and product relationships were dynamically displayed within the site. Solution With hundreds of products sold both individually and in bundles, and related to one another through various, often hierarchical categorizations, making sense of the Abrams product catalog was a major piece of this project. Both the client and Pixeldust worked closely together to build a sustainable product structure that met both the client’s organizational and update wishes, and fit neatly into Drupal’s capabilities. We broke down our problem-solving approach into:  1) Organization, 2) Product Updates, and 3) Product Relationship Display. 1) Organization We pinpointed the product relationships that mattered to the client as: categorization through normal taxonomy tags. categorization through hierarchical taxonomy tags, where one item may belong to several tags within…

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Abram’s Responsive Drupal Commerce Launch

To address its commerce needs, Pixeldust helped Abrams develop a product hierarchy that added logical structure to their heretofore sprawling product groupings. This reproducible hierarchy made it possible to import over 1200 products into Commerce with the structure intact. No easy task. In the course of this project, Pixeldust developed two custom modules that will be contributed to the Drupal community. Pixeldust used Foundation as the framework on which to build a responsive theme. This project marks our first partnering with Pantheon Hosting. Pantheon is a Drupal specific hosting platform with amazing development and performance benefits.  Abrams Learning Trends  is an Austin, TX based innovative publisher of high quality Pre-K–5 supplemental educational materials in literacy, phonics, math, science, health & safety, and more. Visit www.abramslearnigntrends.com The post Abram’s Responsive Drupal Commerce Launch appeared first on Austin Drupal Development by Pixeldust Interactive.

Drupal 7 Helps Scott & White Get Ready for the New Health Insurance Marketplace

Pixeldust Interactive is proud to announce the launch of the fully ACA-compliant Scott & White Health Plan website (SWHP.org). This nine-month website development project  was designed to provide Scott & White, a major Texas-based health insurance provider, with a user-friendly, multi-function website to comply with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act mandating access to the newly-created health insurance marketplace. [] The new Scott & White Health Plan site includes a main website and 10 sub-websites on a single Drupal 7 installation. Visitors to the site can browse through the various information and education pages provided by Scott & White, and then choose among Scott & White plans and the plans available on the health insurance marketplace (also called the health insurance exchange). The Scott & White Health Plan website is a professional, easy-to-use  resource for comparing health insurance options, as well as a one-stop health insurance portal for SWHP…

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Pinterest Rolls Out 3 Big Retargeting Changes by @DannyNMIGoodwin

Pinterest is introducing engagement retargeting to let you target users who have engaged with your pins, and adding a new tag for better retargeting.The post Pinterest Rolls Out 3 Big Retargeting Changes by @DannyNMIGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

ImageX Media: The Top Five Ways Drupal 8 will Benefit your Business

Drupal 8 includes more than 200 new features and enhancements for developers, and there’s been no shortage of information on the technical advantages of upgrading. Source: http://drupal.org/planet/rss.xml

Front End Drupal Web Developer – Memorial Sloan Kettering – New York, NY

The Front End Developer will:. Knowledge of working with CMS such as Tumblr, WordPress, Drupal, etc. The Development Technology and Operations Team at MSK is…From Memorial Sloan Kettering – Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:17:08 GMT – View all New York jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Finishing a Fitness Micro-Challenge (and Starting a New One)

A week or so ago I shared that I had been working on a fitness micro-challenge which was essentially exercising every single day on the elliptical for at least 60 minutes. Today is the final day and I’m moderately excited to be done with it mostly because I’m going to have to figure out a new challenge for the month of September and I’m not always good at coming up with new challenges on-demand. My current goal is to pare down the daily elliptical machine to 60 minutes every other day and when I do my Mon / Wed / Friday lift days I’ll do 30 minutes. This will amount to 60 minutes of exercise daily which sounds and feels like a decent respite while I consider some other fitness challenges. I was sent this which doesn’t look too bad – I may end up doing this for September: Thoughts? The…

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myDropWizard.com: Drupal 6 security updates for Flag!

As you may know, Drupal 6 has reached End-of-Life (EOL) which means the Drupal Security Team is no longer doing Security Advisories or working on security patches for Drupal 6 core or contrib modules – but the Drupal 6 LTS vendors are and we’re one of them!Today, there is a Moderately Critical security releases for the Flag module for multiple Access Bypass vulnerabilities.The module includes a view that lists each user’s bookmarked content as a tab on their user profile. The permissions on this view are setup incorrectly, allowing any user who has permission to use the ‘bookmarks’ flag to see the list of content that any user has bookmarked.See the security advisory for Drupal 7 for more information.Here you can download the patch for 6.x-1.x or 6.x-2.x!If you have a Drupal 6 site using the Flag module, we recommend you update immediately! We have already deployed the patch for all of our Drupal 6 Long-Term…

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This Summer Olympics Ad is the Most Shared of All Time. Here’s Why.

Super Bowl ads sell for about $5 million per thirty seconds. Over the last five seasons, that number has risen by an average of 11% year over year. The Super Bowl has brought in about $5 billion since 1967 (when adjusted for inflation). Not too shabby. But not even close to the $1+ billion in ad spend brought in a single Olympic game like this year’s Rio. And that’s even despite a double-digit decline in primetime TV viewership. Here’s why, and who’s been the winners so far. How RIO 2016 Stacks Up to Previous Olympic Games Around 4 billion people watched the 2012 London Olympic games.  But in the first few nights of this year’s Rio games, that number was already 17% down. Not that people aren’t as interested in this year’s games. NBC still plans on collecting a cool $120 million in profit. (So don’t feel too bad for them.) It doesn’t take…

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Front-End Engineer position is open Lingotek

Lehi, UT, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Technical Account Manager position is open Lingotek

Lehi, UT, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Big Data Engineer position is open Lingotek

Lehi, UT, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Full-Stack Drupal Developer & Designer position is open Gradit_jobs

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