Category Archive for: Virginia 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.

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.

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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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.

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