Category Archive for: Expert Drupal Development

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.

The Real Entrepreneur Roadmap

I’m sharing this because it made me laugh: LOL. You can download it here if you’d like. If there was a “roadmap” then I’m sure I would have tried it years ago. The problem is that there’s not and most attempts at creating something like a “roadmap” is a ridiculous endeavor created by those who have never actually started a business. Sure, I’m poo-poo’ing this a lot, but, there is actually a real formula for startup success. Want to know what it is? It’s this: (Great) [People + Product + Timing] = Success Fred Wilson agrees. But assuming that you have amazing people with an amazing product and then you have the absolute luck of market timing in place… you then need to work harder than you’ve ever worked in your entire life, grind longer than you can possibly imagine, and pray that you stay healthy enough to see a positive result.…

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PHP Developer – Veterans Advantage, PBC. – Remote

PHP Developer, Digital Services Unit. Drupal 7 or 8, including Custom Modules. Contribute to system architectures at points of integration between Drupal and…From Veterans Advantage, PBC. – Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:07:56 GMT – View all Remote jobs Source:

Senior PHP Developer – Veterans Advantage, PBC. – Remote

Senior PHP Developer, Digital Services Unit. Drupal 7 or 8, including Custom Modules. Contribute to system architectures at points of integration between Drupal…From Veterans Advantage, PBC. – Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:07:54 GMT – View all Remote jobs Source:

Shopify Developer – Fountain City, Inc. – Remote

We support multiple technologies, including (but not limited to) WordPress, Drupal, Shopify, Ruby on Rails, AWS, React, AngularJS, Node.js and more….From Indeed – Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:46:35 GMT – View all Remote jobs Source:

A New Best Friend

I received this text message from a friend the other day regarding the imminent launch of George: A New Best Friend It’s funny because my hope was that my small-yet-significant investment of getting some custom work done for the design and branding would result in people falling in love with the character and, of course, what he could do for the users. So, it seems as if this strategy may pay off…! Well, at least emotionally. For those who know… dogs are man’s best friend and become part of your family once they enter it. My hope is that my small and spartan app can have the same lasting power and effectiveness as a real canine friend. The post A New Best Friend appeared first on John Saddington. Source:

Senior Drupal Developer position is open tallwave

Phoenix, AZ, United States Source:

Drupal developer who loves to write code and fix stuff! position is open


How to Disable Links

The topic of disabling links popped up at my work the other day. Somehow, a “disabled” anchor style was added to our typography styles last year when I wasn’t looking. There is a problem though: there is no real way to disable an <a> link (with a valid href attribute) in HTML. Not to mention, why would you even want to? Links are the basis of the web. At a certain point, it looked like my co-workers were not going to accept this fact, so I started thinking of how this could be accomplished. Knowing that it would take a lot, I wanted to prove that it was not worth the effort and code to support such an unconventional interaction, but I feared that by showing it could be done they would ignore all my warnings and just use my example as proof that it was OK. This hasn’t quite…

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4 Reasons to Go PRO on CodePen

I could probably list about 100 reasons, since as a founder, user, and (ahem) PRO member of CodePen myself, I’m motivated to do so. But let me just list a few here. Some of these are my favorites, some are what PRO members have told us are their favorite, and some are lesser-known but very awesome. 1) No-hassle Debug View Debug View is a way to look at your the Pen you’ve built with zero CodePen UI around it and no <iframe> containing it. Raw output! That’s a dangerous thing, in the world of user-generated code. It could be highly abused if we let it go unchecked. The way it works is fairly simple. You can use Debug View if : You’re logged in The Pen is PRO-owned Logging in isn’t too big of a deal, but sometimes that’s a pain if you just wanna shoot over a Debug View…

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Drupal Developer position is open @atlanticbt

Raleigh, NC, United States Source:

SVG as a Placeholder

It wasn’t long ago when Mikael Ainalem’s Pen demonstrated how you might use SVG outlines in HTML then lazyload the image (later turned into a webpack loader by Emil Tholin). It’s kind of like a skeleton screen, in that it gives the user a hint of what’s coming. Or the blur up technique, which loads a very small image blurrily blown up as the placeholder image. José M. Pérez documents those, plus some more basic options (nothing, an image placeholder, or a solid color), and best of all, a very clever new idea using Primitive (of which there is a mac app and JavaScript version), which creates overlapping SVG shapes to use as the placeholder image. Probably a bit bigger-in-size than some of the other techniques, but still much smaller than a high res JPG! Direct Link to Article — Permalink SVG as a Placeholder is a post from CSS-Tricks …

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PHP Developer position is open

Buffalo Grove, IL, United States Source:

15 Free Facebook Ad Templates For Every Type Of Campaign

Facebook Business makes it really easy to build an ad from scratch. All you have to do is choose a format, then fill it in with information about your business. The real challenge is to choose the right format for image and text. There are hundreds of ways you can design your ad with Facebook’s Read more Source:

Technical Project Manager [Remote] position is open


Accessible Web Apps with React, TypeScript, and AllyJS

Accessibility is an aspect of web development that is often overlooked. I would argue that it is as vital as overall performance and code reusability. We justify our endless pursuit of better performance and responsive design by citing the users, but ultimately these pursuits are done with the user’s device in mind, not the user themselves and their potential disabilities or restrictions. A responsive app should be one that delivers its content based on the needs of the user, not only their device. Luckily, there are tools to help alleviate the learning curve of accessibility-minded development. For example, GitHub recently released their accessibility error scanner, AccessibilityJS and Deque has aXe. This article will focus on a different one: Ally.js, a library simplifying certain accessibility features, functions, and behaviors. One of the most common pain points regarding accessibility is dialog windows. There’re a lot of considerations to take in terms of…

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Free Drupal starter's training in Eger

Start:  2017-12-01 17:30 – 19:00 Europe/Budapest Organizers:  thamas roland.molnar Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Free training for the ones who want to know more about Drupal and how to get started with it. More detailed description in the event page. Source:

Global Training Days 2018

Attend a training near you (or online) during Global Training Days in 2018. This list is updated frequently by the participating trainers. Trainers, please add your event here and also create an event in for your local group. January 2018 Africa Friday | January 26 Saturday | January 27 Asia-Pacific Friday | January 26 Saturday | January 27 Europe Friday | January 26 Saturday | January 27 North America Friday | January 26 Saturday | January 27 Central and South Americas Friday | January 26 Saturday | January 27 Online Friday | January 26 Saturday | January 27 Back to Top Source:

Front-End Developer position is open @newmodeinc


Aspect Ratios for Grid Items

We’ve covered Aspect Ratio Boxes before. It involves trickery with padding such that an element’s width and height are in proportion to your liking. It’s not an ultra-common need, since fixing an element’s height is asking for trouble, but it comes up. One way to lower the risk is The Psuedo Element Tactic, in which a pseudo element pushes its parent element to the aspect ratio, but if the content inside pushes it taller, it will get taller, aspect ratio be damned. You can use that technique in CSS grid with grid items! Although there are a couple of different ways to apply it that are worth thinking about. Remember that grid areas and the element that occupy them aren’t necessarily the same size. We just covered this. That article started as a section in this article but felt important enough to break off into its own concept. Knowing this,…

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