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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.

Benefits and Disadvantages of Using The Hamburger Menu In Responsive Websites

Let’s get one thing straight: this article has nothing to do with different varieties of hamburgers, but rather a new trend in the web development industry. The hamburger menu is a technique in responsive design aimed at improving the functionality of a website. The name refers to its shape literally looking like two buns and a slab of meat. You might not be aware of it but you might have seen the design before. What is the Hamburger Menu? The hamburger menu consists of three stacked, horizontal lines usually found at the top left or right corner of a webpage, allowing users to click through and have a glimpse of a hidden menu of the different pages of the website. The hamburger menu was originally created by former Xerox product designer Norm Cox back in 1981. It was originally intended to simply indicate a list within the company’s Star system.…

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Facebook Ads Bidding 101: Everything You Need to Know (…supported by data) 2016 EDITION

When it comes to crafting the perfect advertising campaign, everyone always focuses the attention on a stunning ads design or selecting the perfect targeting audience. Very few people take into account another critical factor: The bidding strategy. What’s the point of a great ad or a carefully selected audience if you’re then screwing everything up with the wrong bidding strategy? You may end up either paying too much for your campaign or reaching a small portion of your potential reach. A lot has changed regarding Facebook’s bidding strategies in the past year! It’s now time for a more in-depth analysis and an update to the latest news. Noticed a few changes in the past few months? Us, too. Facebook has changed the bidding format interface. If you want, you can click here and go straight to our 2016 update. But if you want the whole picture… Let’s get back to the drawing board…

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Bing Expanded Text Ads Can Now Be Edited on Mobile by @MattGSouthern

Bing is rapidly expanding the use of expanded text ads with an update to the Bing Ads mobile app.The post Bing Expanded Text Ads Can Now Be Edited on Mobile by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:


Last night I put together my ultimate how-to video on vlogging and… I thought I’d post it here for those that spend much more time reading my content than watching. (And, if I’m to be honest, the written content here is still infinitely-better than my vlog, so, you were warned…) It’s a bit tongue-in-cheek, but, the point is simple and trustworthy: Execution trumps everything and if you can overcome your fear (“PUNCH FEAR IN THE FACE!“) then you’ll open yourself up to a ton of personal rewards. I promise. So, here’s my 10 Steps to VLOGGING (oh, and if you want to see the full video of my vlog from September 2010… it’s at the very end of the post…): And here’s the visual guide for those that don’t want to watch: Step 1: Think About VLOGGING Step 2: Decide to VLOG Step 3: Find a Camera Step 4: Hit Record,…

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Google App Redesigned: One Section for Personal Interests, One for Upcoming Info by @MattGSouthern

Google has released an update to its mobile app which sees the cards reorganized into one section for personal interests, and another section for upcoming information.The post Google App Redesigned: One Section for Personal Interests, One for Upcoming Info by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Drupal 8 turns one!

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Drupal 8. On this day last year we celebrated the release of Drupal 8 with over 200 parties around the world. It’s a project we worked on for almost five years, bringing the work of more than 3,000 contributors together to make Drupal more flexible, innovative, scalable, and easier to use. To celebrate tomorrow’s release-versary, I wanted to look back at a few of the amazing Drupal 8 projects that have launched in the past year. 1. The NBA is one of the largest professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. Millions of fans around the globe rely on the NBA’s Drupal 8 website to livestream games, read stats and standings, and stay up to date on their favorite team. Drupal 8 will bring you courtside, no matter who you’re rooting for. 2. Nasdaq Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal…

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Should You Offer A Coupon Code In Your Facebook Ads?

Coupons are the proverbial golden tickets of sales. Or they seem that way, until they devalue your product, slow your growth, and ruin your brand. Though coupons can be a powerful force to drive sales, they can have unintended, disastrous effects. Just ask Rachel Brown of Need A Cake Bakery in London, who lost $20,000 in a nightmarish response to a cupcake coupon. The negative effects of offering coupons aren’t always that obvious (or high in refined sugar), especially because you intend for coupon offers to help your business. Take a look at the different goals you might be hoping to achieve with coupon codes and how each might backfire. Then see how you can achieve these goals without using coupons and build a stronger business in the process. Your goal: Offer lower prices than your competition When you’re in a competitive market with other companies that sell similar products,…

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Unverified on Twitter?

I finally got around to submitting my Twitter profile for “verification” and I got notified last night that it’s been completed. I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this, overall, as the verification badge used to really mean something special and unique before you could manually request it… Eh. … but, times have changed. What I already hate is the fact that it adds the badge after every single tweet and it looks like an emoji which kind of messes with my head a bit. I don’t want an emoji on every single tweet. This happens on the mobile app but not via the web apparently. It’s weird having an instant feeling of regret… In fact, I wonder if I can get un-verified. I’ll have to look into that… If you’re interested in this type of thing you can submit your profile to be checked. This blog post via Buffer was very…

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Inventing the Temper-O-Meter, an IoT Marvel

We recently invented a one-of-a-kind installation that moves, illuminates, and constantly updates to show the predicted weather forecast for the next 15 hours at our different office locations (and more!). We call it “Ye Olde Future Temper-O-Meter,” and it seriously rocks. TL;DR; Here is a video showing how it works and how we made it: From the beginning, we knew it was going to be a little bit Harry Potter, a little bit steampunk, and a little bit of what the boss would allow. We envisioned a giant installation that could be mounted to the front of an old DJ booth leftover from our office’s past life as a… nightclub. We used a 5m LED strip to plot data and to control the position of those LEDs and then 3D-printed six custom gantries, stepper mounts, and screw-tension idler pulleys. We wanted to control the position as well as the color of the LED strip, so…

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