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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.

Project Inquiry

In the project inquiry form, we will walk you through five short steps, ask the right questions, and even give some pointers on how to receive the most accurate proposal. We will use this information to create a proposal for your project, and we generate a formatted Request For Proposal PDF that you can use. You will be redirected to a download link as soon as you submit the form. YouTube videos stop working with Lightbox2? Here's the fix!

This is similar to our last article about how YouTube videos stopped working with Embedded Video Field on Drupal 6 – except this is for Lightbox2 and affects Drupal 6, 7 and 8.While we still can’t seem to find any announcement from Google, it appears that the old YouTube embed code (which is used by the Lightbox2 module) has stopped working.Using Lightbox2 to play videos is sort of an edge case, and there wasn’t an existing fix for it, so we created a patch on this issue.We encountered this issue with one of our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support customers, so we created a Drupal 6 patch too!(We created a Drupal 7 patch, and looking at the code the Drupal 8 version appears to be affected also, but since there is no stable release for it, we didn’t test it or create a D8 patch.)To fix: just apply the 6.x-1.x or 7.x-2.x…

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Jim Birch: Making a multi-column content section with Drupal Paragraphs and Bootstrap

The Drupal Paragraphs module allows developers to created chunks of content, allowing admins to have more defined control than they would have in a normal WYSIWYG.  In this post, I will explain how to create a single paragraph bundle that can be used to display a 2, 3, 4, or 6 column layout.  In each of these columns, we will be able to use any Paragraph bundles that we define.  This post covers how to do it in Drupal 8, but the process for Drupal 7 is very similar, just the markup in the template would be different. Once you have the Paragraphs module installed, go to Structure > Paragraph types to click the Add paragraphs type button.  Paragraph types are entities, just like Nodes (Content Types).  They don’t have Titles or URLs like nodes do, but they are revision-able, and take fields.  If you are new Paragraphs, take some…

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Wix ADI Aims To Revolutionize The Website Creation Process

Website builder Wix has recently unveiled its new system called Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI), which the company is promoting as “the future of website building.” Wix ADI is an AI-driven service that not only designs your website but also gathers content. Wix considers their new service as the first AI website builder to reach the market since The Grid. Most of the adopters of The Grid – especially those who paid upfront – may have been over-promised a tad.  Even with substantial funding, The Grid’s extended beta period has been continuing due to mixed reviews and with no clear and revolutionary product in sight. With the inevitable release of Wix ADI, the blog hysteria that AI has made designers obsolete may be revived. However, Wix wants to make it clear that it has not created an AI-based design system. They are only adopting the term artificial intelligence for marketing purposes.…

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DrupalCon News: A message to our CXOs: Believe In What You Do

According to marketing guru Seth Godin, ‘The secret of leadership is simple: do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow’. Oh, if only it was that simple! Drupal Developer

LevelTen Interactive: We Have Started the Journey of the Results Oriented Web Roadshow

You might have read a blog a couple of weeks ago that announced we were going on the road on The Results Oriented Web Roadshow. Well, guess what? It finally happened! Tom McCracken hopped on an RV to travel around the country to talk Drupal and Content Marketing. Don’t believe us? Watch this clip: …Read more Drupal Developer

Entertainment Value

How often do we tell others (and ourselves) that we’re doing something because of the “entertainment value?” If I’m honest, I probably do this more than I’d like to admit. via Dilbert We have optimized our lives around comfort and have gone to incredible lengths to minimize pain (and anything even in the vicinity of discomfort). Entertainment is a bit of combination of both: It’s comfortable and fun and ends up eating a lot of time, time that could be used to focus on fixing the things that need to be fixed. And generally-speaking, the things that need to be fixed will require pain, sacrifice, and may ironically require us to break things so that we might fix them. But we need to. The post Entertainment Value appeared first on John Saddington. Drupal Developer

Jane Elliott

These two videos of Jane Elliott were powerful. The first one is short while the second one is a bit longer. Totally worth the view and tough at times, to be honest. And this is her famous experiment “Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes”: You can see the original experiment here. Oh, another one: I think we all have a lot to learn about how deep our biases really are. Scary to think and I believe that’s why we avoid discussing them so often. It’s a bigger problem then we could possibly imagine.   The post Jane Elliott appeared first on John Saddington. Drupal Developer

Drupal core announcements: Drupal core security release window on Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Start:  2016-08-17 00:00 – 23:30 UTC Organizers:  xjm catch mlhess David_Rothstein stefan.r Event type:  Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting) The monthly security release window for Drupal 8 and 7 core will take place on Wednesday, August 17. This does not mean that a Drupal core security release will necessarily take place on that date for any of the Drupal 8 or 7 branches, only that you should watch for one (and be ready to update your Drupal sites in the event that the Drupal security team decides to make a release). There will be no bug fix or feature release on this date. The next window for a Drupal core patch (bug fix) release for all branches is Wednesday, September 07. The next scheduled minor (feature) release for Drupal 8 will be on Wednesday, October 5. Drupal 6 is end-of-life and will not receive further security releases. For more information…

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Hook 42: Iterative Web Design: A Sneak Peek at Hook 42's Drupal 8 Redesign

It’s always a good idea to give your website a new coat of proverbial paint every so often. With the release of Drupal 8, we took the opportunity to not only upgrade our technology, but to completely redesign the look and feel along with the Drupal architecture. Drupal Developer YouTube videos stop working on your Drupal 6 site? Here's the fix!

If you have a Drupal 6 site that uses Embedded Media Field and the Media: YouTube module to embed the YouTube player on your site, you may have noticed it stopped working in the last couple days.While we can’t seem to find any announcement from Google, it appears that the old YouTube embed code which those modules use has stopped working.Luckily, it’s pretty easy to fix!Read more to find out how… Drupal Developer

An Agile, Learning Life

Increasing your skills in certain areas is important and should be a continual life-long endeavor. In other words, as I tell my kiddos, this is what we call “growing” as a person – it never stops and it should be enjoyable even if it hurts. This is one of the reasons why we’ve banned the word “can’t” from our family dictionary. via Dilbert What’s just as important, though, is making sure that other people are aware of your growing skills, not through self-aggrandisement or hubris or pridefully but wisely and with humility. When others know that you’re in the business of becoming a better person you become a much-needed performer at every part of the business and people will come to you for help. But the motivation isn’t about increasing one’s position or financial status or anything like that; one continues to learn because it gives you purpose, it means that…

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