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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.

How to build a slide deck in PowerPoint that isn’t god awful

“Oooh! A PowerPoint Presentation!” — No one ever Nobody likes a slide show. I don’t even have to back that assertion up with evidence. It’s a universal truth — like saying “the sky is blue”, “the grass is green” or “The Mummy with Tom Cruise is the worst movie ever made.” And if you haven’t seen The Mummy reboot, I just saved you and you should be grateful. It’s as if there is some unwritten rule that says: if you do a PowerPoint presentation, it has to be measurably boring on a physical level. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can make engaging and (I hate this word but watch me use it anyway) delightful slide shows and you only need to know two things: How to work with shapes The “Morph” transition Here is an example of the slideshow we’re going to be building in this post.…

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Home is Where the Hearse Is

Four generations of the Zarzycki family have lived behind or above their funeral home, starting with founder Agnes Zarzycki, the first woman funeral director of Polish descent in Chicago. Today, 101-year-old Zarzycki Manor Chapels is still run by women, who are upholding old traditions — like conducting funeral services in Polish — while bringing in new ideas to keep their business going for the next century.Illustration by Nate OttoThis is the second profile in our October series about the business of dying. If you missed our last two stories about Frigid Fluid, a company that makes embalming fluid and cemetery equipment, go back and check out our main episode and the accompanying mini episode (where you learn the difference between embalming and taxidermy, among other fun things).TranscriptCLAUDETTE ZARZYCKI: It was our home and we knew of no other home but living above the funeral home. If we were old enough, we could sit down in the office…

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