Category Archive for: Virginia Beach 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 one of ABJ 2009 Top Web Designers

Pixeldust Interactive was listed in the Austin Business Journal’s annual list of top Drupal Web Design firms in Austin for the third year in a row. This year Pixeldust moved up from number 18 to number 12. The list is determined by a number of factors including gross revenue, clients and number of local employees.

SureScore

Pixeldust implemented a thorough redesign to revitalize the existing SureScore website. Pixeldust designed and developed a fresh user interface, updated all graphics, incorporated video and Flash, and installed a WordPress Content Management System to provide an educational, interactive experience.

Pixeldust Wins Trio of Addy Awards

Pixeldust and Nice Monster won three bronze awards in the 2009 Austin ADDYs for creative work on the Nice Monster website.

International Johnson Controls Website Launches

Pixeldust has announced the launch of the 2008 Business and Sustainability Report site for Johnson Controls. Utilizing Drupal, Pixeldust launched the site in 12 languages and created a custom PDF generator for each language. Users can build and download their own custom 2008 Business and Sustainability Report as well as view the custom Flash Map in each language. Pixeldust collaborated with partner Really Really Big Industries, Inc. of Chicago to develop the site in under six weeks.

Broken Records Taps Pixeldust to Develop New Identity

Broken Records, a Spicewood, TX, record label and recording studio, has selected Pixeldust as its lead digital agency for all Drupal web development needs. Pixeldust will design and develop the brand identity and website for both the record label and recording studio. The website will feature Broken Records artists and showcase the state-of-the-art recording studio currently under production. Pixeldust will also develop a highly interactive 3d animation to help introduce the brand.

Why Do I Care What Somebody Had For Breakfast?

Twitter seems to be everywhere these days. In fact, it was mentioned so many times in one week that Joel McHale and the people at the Soup on E! made a video compilation of references with Joel calling Twitter “the digital macarena.” Like it or not, Twitter and the rest of the social media sites and applications have transformed the Internet and every other traditional form of marketing known to mankind for the last 70 years. And Twitter can transform you.

Gatti’s Jingle Campaign Microsite Launches

Pixeldust and Nice Monster launched a microsite for Gatti’s web-based jingle contest. Gatti’s, a rapidly-expanding, long-time Texas pizza chain, is looking to update their current jingle with a public music contest. Pixeldust and Nice Monster built the web application for users and musicians to upload their music and videos for the contest. Submissions will be judged by regular users and a panel of Gatti’s judges. The winning jingle will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and media exposure, and be featured in Gatti’s end-of-contest concert.

Cielo Wind Power Launches

Pixeldust has announced the launch of the newly refreshed Cielo Wind Power website. Having built the original site over 10 years ago, Pixeldust was pleased with Cielo’s emphatic response regarding the site’s performance and aesthetics over the years. For Cielo Wind Power version 2.0, Pixeldust performed a complete overhaul by updating the interface, incorporating video and creating image galleries to accentuate Cielo’s growth over time. Pixeldust designed and developed a fresh, earthy look and feel to capture the heart of Cielo’s environmentally-friendly appeal.

Artifacts of Existence

Artifacts of Existence is a collection of work by David Brown featuring a non-fiction novel, screenplay and ‘inside Hollywood’ documentary. Pixeldust designed and developed an earthy site that would help him release his work on the web. The site also features free downloads of work from local artists.

Mattress Pro

Pixeldust’s challenge was to build an elegant and scalable site giving Mattress Pro an equal presence to Sealy and other large mattress manufacturers. Pixeldust designed a brand-new identity and sleek interface that incorporated Flash and a content management system. The overall result proved to be a huge success: the website played a big role in Mattress Pro’s successful merger negotiations with Mattress Firm.

Making Drupal 8 The Leading Mobile Drupal CMS Platform

To make Drupal the leading mobile Drupal CMS platform, the top issues it sought to address were to: • Build a Drupal.org mobile guide for Drupal contributed solutions. • Ensure ability to use Drupal’s administrative forms in mobile devices. • Convert all of Drupal 8’s existing themes to be mobile responsive. • Improve front-end performance with respect to mobile use, including support for responsive images. Fast forward three years to the eve of its long awaited release, and Drupal 8 is set to become the most “mobile first” version of the Drupal CMS framework to date, with its new responsive features being among the most anticipated. What are the results of this mobile initiative? Let’s take a look. As I sit in my rusty independent coffee shop looking for an angle for this topic, I can’t help but look around and size up the technology at work around me. Directly…

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Donors Make the Difference

Pixeldust worked with the University of Texas at Austin to recreate the University’s Giving and Capital Campaign websites. The newly redesigned site features a rich media experience that showcases the many ways UT is working to change the world.

Top 11 of Google’s Most Creative Logos

By now, almost everyone has seen the unique way Google celebrates holidays or pays homage with their home page logo. Here we present 11 of their most creative masterpieces.

IE6 Must Die?

Yesterday, the folks over at Mashable posted a new blog entry entitled “IE6 Must Die for the Web to Move On.” Since then, the post has been retweeted over 3200 times, received over 2700 diggs and quickly moved up the list on Twitter’s Trending Topics. The article seems to have “poked the bear” because it seems almost everyone on Twitter wants IE6 to die. Twitter users have even started adding an “IE6 must die” ribbon to their avatars to express support.

Top 10 Google Products You May Not Have Heard About

Google’s quest for total web domination over the last couple of years has produced an army of helpful and successful products, including Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Earth and more. And while Google’s most successful products get a ton of press, they also have a huge list of lesser-known products that deserve a shout-out or two. Below is a list of the top 10 you may not have heard about.

So Who’s on Social Media Now Anyway?

“Are you on Facebook?” Even though social media use has become more and more prevalent among users, there has been little insight into exactly who they are and what they like. Until now. According to a new survey by Anderson Analytics, the kind of social media you like or use the most can say a lot about you. For instance, LinkedIn users are mostly male and watch more soap operas, while Twitterers are more interested in sex. And it doesn’t end there.

Going Viral With Your Company on Facebook

In the ever burgeoning world of social marketing, Twitter and Facebook seem to be all the rage right now. And after three years and over 200 million users, it’s easy to see that Facebook isn’t going anywhere any time soon. After Facebook’s recent update to make fan pages look more like profile pages, more and more businesses are creating pages for themselves and cultivating an online following. So how can you use Facebook to your marketing advantage?

Dipping a Toe In the Pool of Social Media

Does anyone remember what a press release is? Lately, it seems as if the entire world and web have gone social. Every day, thousands of people are joining some form of social media, and the business world has been taking notice. More and more companies are joining media such as Twitter or Facebook to get the inside scoop on what consumers are saying about their product or brand. And the results have either been really, really good or really, really bad.

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