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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.


What’s the point of vlogging?

On January 2, 2017 I published a video on YouTube telling everyone I was starting a daily vlog. I also told them I’d probably fail. I did.I remember the exact meeting I was in at Accenture in 2001 when I found out a manager I was working with had started his own “blog”.Though I was in a technology group researching trends, I still found it weird that someone at work would blog. What a strange word. “Blog”. I didn’t pay any attention to the blog after he told me about it. Who wants to read this guy’s personal journal online anyway.Blogging went mainstream. My first blog was published after I started my first company in 2005. I wrote a couple posts, then lost motivation. I got a little more serious in 2010, but just barely. A post here or there. By then, there were so many good writers out there and I was…

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WEB DEVELOPER – UW Extension – Madison, WI

Wisconsin Public Television is looking for a web developer to create both full web sites and maintain existing projects, leveraging WordPress, Drupal, HTML5,… $45,000 – $48,000 a yearFrom University of Wisconsin System – Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:47:47 GMT – View all Madison, WI jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Web Developer – University of Wisconsin- Extension – Madison, WI

Wisconsin Public Television is looking for a web developer to create both full web sites and maintain existing projects, leveraging WordPress, Drupal, HTML5,…From University of Wisconsin- Extension – Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:19:27 GMT – View all Madison, WI jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Web Developer – Wisconsin Public Television – Madison, WI

Wisconsin Public Television is looking for a web developer to create both full web sites and maintain existing projects, leveraging WordPress, Drupal, HTML5,…From Wisconsin Public Television – Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:40:56 GMT – View all Madison, WI jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Web Developer – Wisconsin Public Radio – Madison, WI

Wisconsin Public Television is looking for a web developer to create both full web sites and maintain existing projects, leveraging WordPress, Drupal, HTML5,…From Wisconsin Public Radio – Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:40:06 GMT – View all Madison, WI jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Simple trend?

Photo by PriwoIt’s getting to be that season of 2018 trend spotting. Someone recently asked me if I saw a trend in software becoming simpler…I was a kid and my father oddly started coming home late at night from work. Worried, I asked my mom what he was up to. She told me he was working “overtime”.My dad, a commercial real estate agent, was putting in extra hours to close some deals so he could afford to buy our first VCR and microwave.And when he did, they were glorious. I couldn’t wait to go to the video store with my dad. My family would sit in front of the TV each with our own bowl of popcorn. Everything was right with the world.Except, one thing.The clock was always blinking. If the VCR ever lost power, and I wasn’t around to set the clock, my parents couldn’t ever figure out how to set the thing.…

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Lazy creative

James Van Der Beek stars in an episode of Room 104 on HBO. The series is in the middle of its first season, but it’s already done so well that HBO’s renewed it for a second season.It’s a curious show, as it takes place in a single hotel room every episode. The same hotel room over and over and over again. The room itself is also extremely uninteresting. When the design team went to Mark Duplass, the creator of the show, with tons of ideas on what the room should look like, Mark shot them all down.No, I want the room to be as bland as possible.So how did Mark Duplass create such an interesting and succesful show with this limited pallette?Our brains are lazy. Well, that’s not exactly fair. Our brains are great at conserving energy.They’ve evolved to reserve the juice necessary to deal with things in our environment that are…

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Our final episode of The Distance

Stay tuned for our new podcast!Illustration by Nate OttoLily Liu was 16 years old when a talent scout approached her at a department store. She started her career as a model, but found her true calling behind the scenes, first representing her three daughters and then opening her own talent agency. For Lily, who’s spent her career working for opportunities for Asian and Asian-American talent, the issue of representation has taken on a special resonance.https://medium.com/media/046887f1d2bd33fd70f727bd057907c5/hrefThis is our final episode of The Distance! Thank you for following along and sharing our stories these last few years. The episodes will remain online if you’d like to revisit them or share them with a friend who didn’t catch the show’s original run. We also hope you follow us to our new show: The Rework Podcast. Check out the teaser below and make sure to subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or your favorite podcatcher…

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Julia

This is really neat: The role of Julia is played by Stacey Gordon … a Phoenix-based puppeteer who … has a [13-year-old] son with autism, and, before she started her family, was a therapist to youngsters on the spectrum. The introduction of an autistic muppet is bold but needed. Love this so much: Having a character that exhibits common traits of autism on the longest running and best-loved children’s television is an enormous step. It means educating children from a very young age, and in a subtle way, that differences can be something to be celebrated not feared. That they are in fact a normal part of life. “Not feared” is a great and worthy mission. You and I encounter folks who are different than ourselves in every way, shape, and form. These differences make us stronger, not weaker. Diversity isn’t just a cool, hip, relevant thing… it’s a matter…

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