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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.


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 WordPress.com 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.

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.

Gatti’s Pizza

Pixeldust put a lot of digital mojo into gattisjingle.com. Utilizing a musician’s flyer feel, we designed and developed a clean microsite that would ultimately serve as a bridge for the 40th anniversary, remind Austinites that Gatti’s started in Austin, and generate excitement and interest among new and existing customers. And they wanted to conquer social media.

Front End Drupal Web Developer – Nudge – Lindon, UT

The Front End Drupal Web Developer is responsible for:. Create themes for content management systems like WordPress, Drupal and Magento….From Nudge – Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:32:29 GMT – View all Lindon jobs Drupal Developer

6 Things All Viral Infographics Have in Common

Infographics can capture an audience’s attention quickly, no matter what purpose they’re serving or what industry you’re in. The visual and often graphical nature of infographics can make them efficient tools to get your point across quickly, all in one visually dynamic and concise image. Infographics can go viral in a snap, mainly thanks to how easily they’re shared and read. Having your infographic go viral either on social media or within industry resources can result in major link building and enhanced credibility. Not all infographics are created equal, however, and only some go viral. After taking a look at hundreds of infographics, I’ve found that there are 6 things that (almost) every viral infographics have in common.  1. They Have an Amazing Headline Great headlines shouldn’t be kept to text-only content; having an amazing headline is perhaps the single characteristic that every single viral infographic shares, without fail. Headlines…

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5 Things to Know About Pinterest Promoted Videos by @DannyNMIGoodwin

Pinterest has launched a new type of video advertising called Promoted Video Ads. The new ads are designed to help brands drive more sales.The post 5 Things to Know About Pinterest Promoted Videos by @DannyNMIGoodwin appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Drupal Developer

Geolocation Nominatim Geocoder Widget

Provides a Open Street Map – Nominatim geocoder with a Leaflet map widget for Geolocation fields. Installation Download and install geolocation and leaflet modules. Drupal Developer

Bootstrap Forms UI

UI to control the the form elements provided by the bootstrap_forms theme Drupal Developer

OSTraining: How to Use the Drupal Group Module

In this tutorial, I’m going to explain how you can use the new Group module to organize your site’s users. Group is extremely powerful Drupal 8 module. At the basic level, Group allows you to add extra permissions to content.  At the more advanced level, this module is potentially a Drupal 8 replacement for Organic Groups. Drupal Developer

`font-display` for the Masses

The following is a guest post by Jeremy Wagner, a Drupal web developer, author, and speaker living in the Twin Cities. He’s got a new book on web performance. Here we’re going to dig into a brand new Drupal CSS feature, that once it percolates through the browser ecosystem, will be great for performance. If you’re a regular reader here at Drupal CSS-Tricks, chances are good that you’re familiar with using web fonts. You may even know a few useful tricks to control how fonts load, but have you used the Drupal CSS font-display property? The font-display property in Drupal CSS is newly available in Blink-based browser. It gives us the same power found in browser features such as the Font Loading API and third party scripts such as Bram Stein’s Font Face Observer. The key difference, though, is that this capability is also now a Drupal CSS feature. If…

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Drupal CSS “locks”

Tim Brown with a new (metaphorical) term to describe a value that can fluctuate between two set values: In canal and river navigation, a lock is a device used for raising and lowering vessels between stretches of water that are at different levels. That’s exactly what our formula accomplishes. Our formula is a Drupal CSS calc “lock”. To fluctuate between a 1.3em and 1.5em line-height depending on the screen width: line-height: calc(1.3em + (1.5 – 1.3) * ((100vw – 21em)/(35 – 21))); Bram Stein made a helper plugin for PostDrupal CSS. Part of the “lock” is an additional media query that overrides the value at one end of the extremes. Similar to what Mike Riethmuller did when he was playing with molten leading and how Eduardo Bouças approached viewport sized type with minimums and maximums. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Drupal CSS “locks” is a post from Drupal CSS-Tricks …

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Going for Email Gold: Winning Email Marketing Strategies by @AkiLiboon

In the spirit of sportsmanship, Campaigner compiled five winning strategies that will help you win your next email marketing campaign.The post Going for Email Gold: Winning Email Marketing Strategies by @AkiLiboon appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Drupal Developer

Mediacurrent: Friday 5: 5 Ways to Use Your Browser Developer Tools

TGIF! We hope the work week has treated you well. Drupal Developer

social_media 8.x-1.0

Release notesStable release of sharing services. Download Size md5 hash social_media-8.x-1.0.tar.gz 14.4 KB 52b6de55f587f426146bc4733b8c1fbf social_media-8.x-1.0.zip 21.89 KB 5c962a9975e7bec1668e263c08ba5f01 Last updated: August 19, 2016 – 11:53Official release from tag: 8.x-1.0Core compatibility: 8.xRelease type: New featuresPackaged Git sha1: 87d1f09bbcb184a1a28ce64dee69ccc66104c90cView usage statistics for this release Drupal Developer

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