Category Archive for: Michigan 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.

Mattress Pro

Pixeldust’s challenge was to build an elegant and scalable site giving Mattress Pro an equal presence to Sealy and other large mattress manufacturers. Pixeldust designed a brand-new identity and sleek interface that incorporated Flash and a content management system. The overall result proved to be a huge success: the website played a big role in Mattress Pro’s successful merger negotiations with Mattress Firm.

Artifacts of Existence

Artifacts of Existence is a collection of work by David Brown featuring a non-fiction novel, screenplay and ‘inside Hollywood’ documentary. Pixeldust designed and developed an earthy site that would help him release his work on the web. The site also features free downloads of work from local artists.

A Charming Example of How to Get Fired Through Facebook

Ahh social networking. Sometimes users are in such a hurry to vent through a status update that they don’t stop to remember who’s going to see it. And if you happen to say something negative about someone or something, the situation can quickly turn ugly.

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.

Pixeldust Launches Gack Yack

Pixeldust is pleased to announce the sponsorship and website launch of Gack Yack. Gack Yack is a blogging network that helps vegetarians and vegans connect and interact with each other. Users can create their own custom blogs, chat with other veggie foodies, share tips and ideas for recipes, and discuss current social, health and environmental issues that influence everyday dietary lifestyles. Pixeldust created this online community to serve as a meeting place for people who believe that everything we put into our bodies has a strong impact on our health, the environment and animal welfare.

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 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. Survey Results From "Is Drupal Hard?"

A few weeks ago, we had A Survey! Is Drupal Hard?First of all, thank you for taking the time to answer (even though we had a short-lived technical snafu!). At myDropWizard, we believe in transparency and openness, so I’m going to share the unfiltered data with you – as well as what my thoughts are in interpreting this non-scientific study.The DataSome IssuesMany of those answering would be biased towards DrupalThe choices were somewhat arbitrary, and no doubt some were left outThere was an initial bug in the survey keeping some good data outThe choice “It’s about what I would expect” is probably better labeled as something more along the lines of “an average web developer should be able to accomplish their needs in a reasonable amount of time”AnalysisSo, there were plenty of flaws in the data, but that won’t keep me from drawing a few conclusions – and I’m anxious to…

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Nuvole: Maintain local development configuration with Configuration Split

Answering the most commonly asked question about Configuration Management in Drupal 8; and a preview of our DrupalCon training.This post is an excerpt from the topics covered by our DrupalCon Dublin training: Drupal 8 Development – Workflows and Tools. For the last two years we have been giving trainings and presentations at various Drupal events about configuration management and its new workflows in Drupal 8. One of the recurring questions has been: How do I keep some configuration from being deployed? For example the devel module and its configuration? Until now we have answered to use drush with the –skip-modules flag and then to gitignore the configuration for devel. But then you can’t share the development configuration and the process is error prone when there are more modules and other configuration items that depend on the configuration you gitignore. For some simpler cases where configuration needs to be different between…

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Women on Top: Your Guide to 9 Great Female-Hosted Podcasts About Being a Boss and Building a Business by @texasgirlerin

Erin Robbins O’Brien lists down nine female hosted podcasts that talks about being a boss, building businesses, or honing leadership skills.The post Women on Top: Your Guide to 9 Great Female-Hosted Podcasts About Being a Boss and Building a Business by @texasgirlerin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Drupal Developer

Sr. Drupal Software Developer – Choice Technology Group – Atlanta, GA

Drupal Software Developer – 2001245. Drupal development experience important. The technology stack includes Drupal as the primary CMS. Sr….From Choice Technology Group – Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:26:54 GMT – View all Atlanta jobs Drupal Developer

Agenda Announced for #SEJSummit New York by @jrdoog

After a successful run of the SEJ Summit conference series held in Santa Monica and Chicago, Search Engine Journal is ready to close the series with the last conference of the year happening on November 2nd at The TimesCenter! SEJ Summit 2016: “A Day of Keynotes” is an intimate search marketing conference that features a full day of curated, keynote-style presentations by top marketing thought leaders. A wide array of search topics will be covered, including SEO, Google algorithm updates, AMP, Rankbrain, local search, content marketing, and community and influencer engagement. Each event is composed of eight sessions, four moderated Q&A […]The post Agenda Announced for #SEJSummit New York by @jrdoog appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Drupal Developer

Rakesh's DSoC 16 blog: GSoC Final Submission

GSoC Final Submission rakesh Tue, 08/23/2016 – 14:29 Source: Drupal Aggregator

Dries Buytaert: Drupal 8.2, now with more outside-in

Over the weekend, Drupal 8.2 beta was released. One of the reasons why I’m so excited about this release is that it ships with “more outside-in”. In an “outside-in experience”, you can click anything on the page, edit its configuration in place without having to navigate to the administration back end, and watch it take effect immediately. This kind of on-the-fly editorial experience could be a game changer for Drupal’s usability. When I last discussed turning Drupal outside-in, we were still in the conceptual stages, with mockups illustrating the concepts. Since then, those designs have gone through multiple rounds of feedback from Drupal’s usability team and a round of user testing led by Cheppers. This study identified some issues and provided some insights which were incorporated into subsequent designs. Two policy changes we introduced in Drupal 8 — semantic versioning and experimental modules — have fundamentally changed Drupal’s innovation model…

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The 7 Top eCommerce Themes You Need for Building Your Store

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration dailyYour first thoughts of what an online store should look like quite naturally might be along the lines of something unique and highly innovative, i.e., a store, the likes of which its visitors have never seen before. Innovation has its place in many types of website design, but that is not necessary the truth in the case of eCommerce websites –  and here is why.Five things you should take into account to build a winner:A little innovation may be good, but familiarity is much better for an online store. Heed Krug’s first law of usability: “Don’t make me think.”, and you’ll be much better off. Don’t make visitors have to try to figure out how to get what they want.Keep your homepage banner simple. Users aren’t interested in a flashy banner while shopping. Overdoing your home page design can make your store…

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BUSINESS ANALYST – HighWire Press, Inc. – Los Gatos, CA

Drupal technology experience highly desired. Strong ability to translate business requirements to technical requirements that developers can use to implement….From HighWire Press, Inc. – Tue, 23 Aug 2016 03:07:30 GMT – View all Los Gatos jobs Drupal Developer

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