Category Archive for: Microsite

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.


Carousels Don’t Have to be Complicated

Over on the MediaTemple blog, I show you how you can make a pretty decent little carousel with just a few lines of code. Here’s the entire premise: Every time a carousel is mentioned in a blog post, it’s a requirement to mention that… say it with me now: You probably shouldn’t use a carousel. Jared Smith made a microsite just for it, with research and rhetoric supporting the idea that you shouldn’t use them. Most of that information focuses on the fact that there is low engagement with the non-first-slide(s). I’m not here to argue with data, but I would argue with the dogmatism of “never user them, EVER.” Swiping on mobile is an extremely common action, and what is a swipe that reveals more content? Basically a carousel. What about a carousel that doesn’t demand much interaction? Perhaps just a way to swipe through an artist’s recent work.…

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You Might Not Need JavaScript

A whole bunch of examples by Una Kravets of actually-functional things you might think of as needing JavaScript but can be done in HTML and CSS alone. You might of expect a bunch of “Checkbox Hack” stuff (and that’s in there), but it’s quite a wide range of techniques. I like this style of microsite, in the vein of You Might Not Need jQuery (or plugins) or You Might Not Need Underscore. When you see things like this all together, it does kinda make you think… wouldn’t it be nice to have some kind of arbitrary state management in CSS? Direct Link to Article — Permalink You Might Not Need JavaScript is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

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