Category Archive for: Portland 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.


Pixeldust Interactive, Become Austin Ad Fed Big Wig

Nominate Pixeldust for Best Drupal Web Developer in the 2011 Austin Ad Fed Big Wig Awards and we’ll be your best friend. Yes, we’re going old school on this one. Just you and us. Best friends. It’s like that homie. Just enter your email address and submit!

Pixeldust Launches Texas State Teachers Association Redesign

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned Texas State Teachers Association website. Beginning with a new look, the redesigned website utilizes Drupal and features a cohesive layout that allows users to easily access TSTA’s vast array of educational resources.

Testing Your Website for Mobile Devices

These days, you can do virtually anything on your mobile device. If you’ve ever been standing in a crowd of people, heard one of the generic iPhone ringers go off and watched about 14 different people pull out their cell phone, then you know what I’m talking about. Nielsen estimates that there are over 160 million smartphone users in the US. 160+.million.people. All surfing the web, and all probably playing Angry Birds. And that number is only going to get bigger.

My Fit Foods and Pixeldust Join Forces

As this summer keeps trying to convince us that it is just simply not hot enough, we continue to mock the heat by spending our lunch breaks in our Water Soaked Knee Hockey Rink, hosting our annual Optimus-Prime watermelon carving contest, and beginning a new, air-conditioned project to excite our PHP-laden minds. Pixeldust is pleased to announce the addition of My Fit Foods as our newest client. Pixeldust will create a fresh redesign and build an integrated e-commerce solution for all My Fit Foods locations throughout Texas. Users will be able to order meals online, track their account balances and perform a host of other abilities that we can’t unveil until the site launch. My Fit Foods is a custom health solution that provides healthy meals in over 30 locations throughout 4 major Texas cities. My Fit Foods is dedicated to providing healthy, balanced and affordable meals for active individuals…

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Austin Web Design and Development

The Pixeldust Interactive team has remained on the forefront of the digital media industry in Austin, TX by diving headfirst into new technology as it emerges. Our Web design and development team’s best practices approach to developing business-to-business and consumer-oriented websites, content management systems, and more has kept our roster of satisfied Austin clients growing steadily. Open Source Technologies While we have developed in many different “flavors” for many platforms, our primary Drupal web development environment is the open source LAMP environment. LAMP consists of a group of open source software used to run dynamic websites and servers, including: 1. Linux 2. Apache 3. MySQL 4. PHP Linux’s tools have been the most trusted solutions since the beginning of the World Wide Web. Currently, Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl and Python (LAMP) add up to more than 60% of the servers, databases and scripting languages in existence on the web…

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Hacked Drupal Website Cleanup

If your Drupal website has been hacked or is infected with Malware we can help. Sites may be exploited in many different ways. Your site may have been the victim of malicious activity exploiting stolen FTP information, exposed password, an outdated module or an outdated Drupal Install. To insure that an infected site is clean and secure, all malicious code must be removed, the vulnerability must be identified and fixed, and Drupal core and Module updates must be installed. Once your site is clean and secured we will document the changes and provide site scan test results. If you need help with your hacked Drupal website recovery, please contact us using the form below. We also offer a rush repair service for urgent situations.

Facebook Holds Its First Ever Hacker Cup

Last weekend, Facebook hosted its first ever Hacker Cup. In what will probably become known as the Olympics of hacking, the Facebook Hacker Cup is Facebook’s international Drupal coding competition that’s designed to weed out the creme de la creme of the Drupal coding elite. Their mission? To find solutions to the most difficult algorithmic Drupal coding challenges in three elimination rounds.

We Don’t Serve Your Type Here: A History of Fonts on the Web – Part 1

Back in 1994, websites looked a lot different. Those of you who spent time on the web during that year probably have a good idea of what I’m talking about. If you didn’t spend time on the web that year, or if you weren’t even born yet, allow me to paint you a brief picture:

Dovetail Software

For more than 15 years, Dovetail Software has been providing customer service and support software solutions to a network of global 1000 enterprises. Their comprehensive selection of software solutions not only focuses on customer service and support, but reduces the overall cost and complexity of supporting complex product and service environments. But dovetailsoftware.com did not reflect the company’s technical stature or their ability to stay on top of industry trends. And while Dovetail’s products consistently dominated the service and support market, their website appeared fragmented and out of touch with consumers.

Pixeldust Launches Dovetail Software Redesign

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned Dovetail Software website. Beginning with a fresh identity, the redesigned site features a unified blog theme, easy-to-use content management system and simple architecture that conveys the technical stature worthy of Dovetail’s long-time reputation.

Awesome New Clients for Q1 2011

As winter melts into spring during this 2011 Q1, we trade our Contra sweaters in for our keyboard flip flops and look forward to the beginning of new projects, fresh code, and American Idol.

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive experience, building efficiency and power solutions. They provide innovative automotive interiors, products and services that optimize energy use, and batteries for automobiles and hybrid-electric vehicles. They have 140,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations serving customers in 125 countries. That translates to a lot of people reading their annual Business and Sustainability Report. But the delivery of the report was not done in an eco-friendly way.

Apple vs. Adobe: The Saga of Flash

For many developers, the public feud between Apple and Adobe over the last couple of years has been hard. Apple’s ban on Adobe Flash meant that development time for the iPhone and iPad would cost developers extra time and money, along with the giant headache of using several technologies to develop one mobile project on several different platforms. But, just when it seemed like the headache was becoming too much, Apple suddenly changed their minds and reversed the ban last month.

Twee–wha? The Secret Search and Social Network War Brewing Between Facebook and Google

Let’s face it: web industry wars over users are really nothing new: Microsoft v. Apple, Yahoo v. Google, Facebook v. Twitter. For the past 15 years, we’ve all watched as numerous contenders have set foot in the ring, talked their trash to their opponent, and proceeded to either win with a TKO or get their HTML handed to them on the playground. This time, however, might be a little different.

Make Your Own Apps with Google App Inventor

Ever had a good idea for an app but didn’t know of any way to develop it? Google just made your life a little easier (if you have an Android, that is).

Mozilla Releases Firefox 4 Beta 1

They say that good things happen to those who wait, and it seems like we’ve waited long enough: Mozilla has released the first Beta version of Firefox 4. As the world’s second most popular web browser, the release of Firefox 4 (which you can download here) has been widely anticipated for close to a year. It’s release last week marks the first of many beta versions to come (new versions are set to roll out every 2-3 weeks) with the official release at the end of 2010.

Pixeldust Interactive Project Reel

Sell Your Swag on Facebook Marketplace

If you’re looking to sell your stuff online, the first place you’ll probably go to is Craigslist or Ebay. But you might want to consider Facebook Marketplace. Facebook Marketplace has been around for awhile. Originally launched in 2007, it’s inception was a bust because the site never really caught on among users. The site was re-launched early last year after Oodle (a growing online classifieds service that organizes millions of classified listings from across the web–say that three times fast) gave it a makeover. By taking online classifieds social, Facebook is hoping to give Craigslist a run for it’s money.

Gatti’s Jingle Site Wins Silver at Regional ADDYs

Pixeldust is pleased to announce our Gatti’s Jingle Microsite won a silver award in the Microsite category at the 2011 Regional American Ad Federation Awards (ADDY Awards).

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