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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.


Get in touch with jQTouch

jQTouch is a jQuery plugin with native animations, automatic navigation, and themes for mobile WebKit browsers like iPhone, G1, and Pre. Created by David Kaneda, jQTouch is easy to install and entirely customizable.

Google Unveils Google Browser Size

With everything Google has been doing to enhance website efficiency lately (read: Google Site Performance and Google Caffeine), it comes as no surprise that they’ve introduced another layer to the web performance fold. Launched yesterday, Google Browser Size aims to help Drupal Drupal Web Designers and developers get the most out of a website by showing the parts of a site a user can see without scrolling.

Make Way for Google Wave

If you’ve been out of the loop lately, then you may have missed Google’s big announcement about their newest communication platform called Google Wave. Google Wave allows users to communicate and collaborate in real time by combining email, instant messaging, social networking, wikis, project management and web chat all in one place. Created by a team out of Sydney, Australia, the main concept of Google Wave is to unify communication on the web. And although it’s invite-only right now (there’s still some beta testing going on), it should get easier in the coming weeks to snag an invite.

Why Your Site Needs a RSS Feed

One of the easiest ways to let readers know you updated your site with new content is with a RSS feed. A RSS feed (which translates to Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based file format that allows you to share and distribute your website content. Readers subscribe to your feed to receive regular updates or notifications when new content is published, including blog entries, news headlines, audio and video. And even though RSS feeds have been around for awhile, it benefits both publishers and readers alike: publishers can automatically syndicate content, and readers can subscribe to several sites and receive content in one place. In other words, RSS helps you get the word out, and it makes sure your readers hear about it.

Hooking up with WordPress MU and BuddyPress

BuddyPress is our new favorite tool. It’s a massive plug-in that can be used with WordPress MU to add a virtual plethora of social networking features to your website. WordPress MU is the multi-user version of WordPress. WordPress MU is most famously used for WordPress.com where it serves tens of millions of hits on millions of blogs each day. BuddyPress adds a social networking layer to a new or existing installation of WordPress MU.

App Spotlight: Our Top Five Free iPhone App Picks for the Week

Urbanspoon It happens to all of us: you’re hungry, but can’t really decide what to eat. Or you want to try something new, but don’t want to pay for a bad meal. Luckily, your phone can help. Urbanspoon is a restaurant app designed to help you decide where to eat. Presented as a slot machine widget, Urbanspoon reads your location, lets you pick the type of food you’re looking for, and then tells you to shake your iPhone for a restaurant pick. Not happy with the results? Shake it again. Results can be filtered by neighborhood, cuisine, price, distance, popularity, no chains and the meal you’re looking for. Urbanspoon also provides reviews from bloggers, newspapers and other users.

How to Share Timely Content on Pinterest

Pinterest is consistently growing, and it’s a great platform to share content on. Due to the long lifecycle of pins, tons of content that is shared is designed to be evergreen, meaning that it will stay relevant for long periods of time. This is a solid strategy, and it’s one I highly recommend. That being said, timely content does have its place on Pinterest and can perform incredibly well. In this post, we’re going to take a look at why sharing timely content on Pinterest can be difficult or frustrating, and 5 tips to get better results from your timely—and time-sensitive—pins. Timing can be everything in marketing, and having the right content be cycled through at the right time can provide huge results. Education companies can benefit from having content like “10 Products All Teachers Need to Go Back to School” go live in August, and a landscaping business could…

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A Quick (and Different) Look Into My Morning Routine

As some of you know, I’ve been writing about a new project I’ve been putting together over the last few months that is still tentatively called “Pinpoint” – I’m still not sure if that’ll stick long-term but, as many things go, the longer it sticks around the harder it is to remove it from my psyche… Anyways, I’ve been iterating on the product and did an exercise yesterday that captured quite frankly my morning routine, especially the actual behaviors that currently make up that morning part of the day. If you’re curious, give it a read here. When you’re putting together a new project or product it’s hard to know where to start. Initially, the genesis is pure and clean and good but as you start thinking about “business applications” things can get really muddy really quick. You realize that you might be building something that you wouldn’t actually use yourself…

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How to Get the New Twitter Message Button by @DannyNMIGoodwin

Embedding the new Message button on your website allows anyone who visits your website to simply tap the button to send you a direct message on Twitter.The post How to Get the New Twitter Message Button by @DannyNMIGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: New feed

Manager of Communications and Partnerships – The New Press – New York, NY

Html and website content management (e.g., WordPress or Drupal):. Liaise with developers and internal staff on CiviCRM design and implementation;…From Indeed – Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:23:23 GMT – View all New York jobs Source: New feed

Play Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe Directly in Google’s Search Results by @SouthernSEJ

Google has rolled out a new feature to its search results which allows users to play games just by searching for them.The post Play Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe Directly in Google’s Search Results by @SouthernSEJ appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: New feed

ActiveLAMP: Incrementally Upgrading to Drupal 8

In our last video we answered the question should I build on Drupal 7 or Drupal 8? We mentioned that we have a site currently in production on both Drupal 7 and Drupal 8. To the end-user browsing the site, it is completely transparent, they have no idea they are hitting two different Drupal instances. Today, we are going to show you how to pull this off. Read more… Source: Drupal Aggregator

Use Cases for Fixed Backgrounds in CSS

File this into a category of personal “CSS Ah-Ha Moments”. The background-attachment property has never seemed all that useful to me. I have always looked at it as some sort of old school design trick from the GeoCities days to get a repeating background to stay in place during scroll. See the Pen QEPQqp by Geoff Graham (@geoffgraham) on CodePen. Turns out a background with a fixed position can be much more useful than that. Adding the single line background-attachment: fixed; to an element can actually give us some power for making smooth, graceful transitions between content in a way that adds to the user experience without any other dependencies, like Javascript or intense animations. The Faux Slide Deck Making a presentation? A single page broken up into “slides” is pretty straightforward: .slide { background-image: url(‘path-to-url’); background-attachment: fixed; height: 100vh; width: 100%; } When we call the .slide element three…

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Sponsored Posts

We do advertising here on CSS-Tricks! We like it. It’s part of the wheel of life on the web. Products and services co-existing with publishers in a global ecosystem, where everyone focuses on what they are good at. We actually try to make advertising better here. Nothing obtrusive, no garbage products or services, no tracking, sponsors are marked as such. Besides allowing us to sleep at night, it makes the advertising more effective. One of the most effective types of advertising here is sponsored posts. I can work with you directly on the post to help get at the heart of how your product or service could benefit us front end developers and designers around here. You should book one. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Sponsored Posts is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: New feed

Front End Developer – Hogarth Worldwide – New York, NY

We are seeking a Front End Developer, with a great sense of design. About the Position:….From Indeed – Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:15:48 GMT – View all New York jobs Source: New feed

Acquia Developer Center Blog: Debugging TWIG templates in Drupal 8 with PhpStorm and XDebug

Lots of people think that template engines like Twig cannot be interactively debugged. I heard this several times as an argument against template engine, and for using legacy php processing like phptemplate (standard in Drupal 7). Well, it’s not entirely true. Tags: acquia drupal planet Source: Drupal Aggregator

Improve your App by Connecting the Dots.

Improve instead of redoingThe Basecamp 3 app for Android is designed and maintained by a team of three people: Dan Kim, Jay Ohms, and me. We keep pace with the rest of the company because it’s a hybrid app—native code plus mobile web views. New Basecamp features usually work in the Android app without us having to re-do the same feature in native code.This hybrid architecture allows us to focus on Android specific improvements. Recently that’s meant giving customers a way to add stuff like to-dos and share links faster than they can in the web browser or through the desktop app. Here’s how we approach improving the Basecamp 3 Android app.Lay the foundationA few months ago Jay Ohms and I designed a way for customers to quickly add to-dos, messages, events, and file attachments right from the app home screen. We call this feature Quick Add.On the surface, implementing the feature looks pretty…

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Mediacurrent: QA Building Your Department Part 2: Trust and the Manager-Employee Relationship

About Me With 15 years of experience in the Information Technology field, and 10 of those years focused on leadership, I’ve learned first hand the value of investing in people and setting them up for success. Before joining Mediacurrent, I started a QA department from scratch and grew it to its current size. Prior to that, I built an IT team. If you’re an incoming leader, here’s how to start building your own QA/IT department.  Source: Drupal Aggregator

Drupal Intranet

Start:  2016-09-09 17:00 – 21:00 Europe/Zagreb Organizers:  Jazzika Event type:  Training (free or commercial) http://www.srce.unizg.hr/drupal-global-training-days/prijava price: free language: Croatian organizer: University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre SRCE address: Josipa Marohnića 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia Source: New feed

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