Category Archive for: Web Designer Proposal Request Builder – Get Accurate Website Bids – Free Online

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.


Drupal Development – Creating a Multilingual Site in Drupal

If you’ve never created a multilingual site for a client before, it can seem like a daunting task. Even if you speak geek it’s still easy to get lost in a sea of code, strings, files and acronyms. Thankfully, Drupal 7 makes this task a little easier. In this article we decode the secrets to Developing a multilingual site in Drupal. The first two items you need to become best friends with are internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n). Internationalization and localization are means of adapting computer software to different languages and regional differences. Here’s how they’re broken down: Internationalization is the process of designing a software application so that it can be adapted to various languages and regions without engineering changes. The application will give you the ability to replace your English content with German (or whatever language you want). In other words, internationalization gives you the framework to create…

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Mattress People Getting Down to Business

Pixeldust has launched the new Mattress People website. Built on the Drupal platform, the new website features easy navigation and a fresh, comfortable theme. Users can find information on mattress brands and types of beds, view upcoming Mattress People sales and find Mattress People locations.

Pioneer Surgical On Point

Pixeldust has launched the new Pioneer Surgical Distributor website. Built on a Drupal platform, the new website features a custom Pioneer brand theme and effectively provides Orthopedic, Cardiac, Spinal and Biologic information for existing and potential clients.

Drupal Development – Using Menus in Drupal 7

One of the most important aspects of a Drupal development project is how users will navigate your website. In the Drupal system, Menus (collection of links (menu items)) are used to navigate websites. Drupal provides a dynamic menu system via the Menu module that allows you to customize and control your site’s menus as much as you want or need. Menus are composed and displayed as a hierarchical list of links using the flexibility of Drupal blocks. Each menu automatically creates a block of the same name, and contains a link for each item within your menu section. New menu items are placed inside a built-in menu labeled “Navigation” by default. However, administrators can also create custom menus. Drupal 7 provides developers with the flexibility to add, remove and rename menus and menu items. You can also configure a custom block for a menu, as well as specify the default…

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Cactus Cafe Rockin’ Again

Pixeldust has launched the new Cactus Cafe website. Built on a WordPress platform, the new website features a cohesive brand theme and gives users a new place to purchase show tickets online. Users can find information about upcoming shows, read about their favorite artists and interact with other Cactus Cafe-goers.

Texas State Teachers Association

For more than 130 years, the Texas State Teachers Association has been working to empower public education. Their estimated 3.2 million members have worked continuously to protect public education employees, cultivate student knowledge and improve the future of public education in Texas. Over the years, the TSTA has been instrumental in a number of legislative measures such as child labor laws, mandatory schooling, civil rights, statewide teacher salaries, the Teacher Retirement system and more. But, at over 10 years old, the tsta.org site no longer reflected TSTA’s legislative stature or conveyed a strong interactive presence. And while educational reform was quickly becoming a hot-bed issue in the legislature, the TSTA needed a tool to help them revitalize their look and dominate the educational stratosphere.

My Fit Foods Gets a Drupal Makeover

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned My Fit Foods website. Beginning with a fresh look, the redesigned website utilizes Drupal 7 and features a comprehensive menu where users can now purchase My Fit Foods meals online and pick them up at their local store. Pixeldust designed a custom Drupal Commerce solution that connects directly to each store’s point of sale (POS) system and submits the orders into the system dynamically. The POS then reports back to the website that the order was accepted. Users can also set a default location, so that when they look at a menu, they only see items available in their favorite store.

Pixeldust Announces Launch of Bryan and College Station Service Area

One of the Texas’ most respected Drupal web development companies is now proudly serving the Bryan/College Station area. Businesses of all sizes and professionals in the Brazos Valley area can now depend on the robust website creation services from Pixeldust Interactive. Pixeldust Interactive has over 14 years of experience in the area of creating content managed websites. Focusing on functional applications, stunning design, and strategic execution, the team at Pixeldust consistently builds award-winning websites for their clients. Pixeldust Interactive has further specialized their skills by becoming experts in the area of WordPress practices, improvements, and trends. Pixeldust has already provided top-notch services to area organizations, such as Texas A&M, Gatti’s Pizza, Scott & White, and Texas State Teacher’s Association. Pixeldust Interactive is excited to serve the Bryan and College Station areas with their industry leading Drupal web development services. The firm looks forward to further conveying their track record of…

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Building a Drupal Website With Blocks

In Drupal development, you might want to add custom content to different areas of your site to frame the content on the different pages. You can do this by using blocks: boxes of content that can be displayed in different regions (such as the footer and sidebar) of each page on your site. Blocks provide the same flexibility with functionality as editing a page. Enabling modules is the most common way to make blocks available on your site. Once a block is created, you can edit its appearance, shape, size, position and select the pages of your site you want the block to appear on in your Drupal development project. Blocks can show on several pages or one page. This can be useful if you need to add content to a page that only a specific user role has permission to see. Enabling certain modules will provide custom blocks that…

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Installing Drupal

There are a few things to take note of when beginning any kind of Drupal development. First, to install and run Drupal, your web host must meet certain minimum requirements. Although most web hosts meet these requirements, there are others worth noting that support the Drupal community. In Drupal development and installation, Drupal’s provided installation script aggregates database tables and configures the correct settings with the settings.php file. You can also run several different Drupal sites off of the same code base by performing a “multi site” installation. An example of this is if one company owns five similar websites, like wag.com. There are several useful tools you can use while setting up your Drupal installation. You can perform some of the steps with tools like graphical applications for moving files and managing databases. Your hosting service may also provide you with a selection of available tools, as well as…

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Drupal Theme Development

When beginning any kind of Drupal development, you’ll need to be well-versed in best Drupal practices for customizing the look and feel of a Drupal site. However, you can also modify the appearance of your Drupal site without requiring expert knowledge of Drupal programming. You also have the open-source Drupal community available to ask and answer any questions you might have, as well as help you smooth out any speed bumps you might hit along the way. Performing basic drupal development assumes some knowledge of HTML and Drupal CSS but no PHP Drupal programming knowledge is necessary (at first). It also assumes you have administrator’s privileges to a Drupal site. Start your drupal development by customizing the appearance and utilizing an existing theme. It can be surprising how customizable an existing theme can be by simply changing a few settings. There are also ways to make your own theme based…

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Drupal Development – A Look at Views

An important tool in any Drupal development is Views. Views is a powerful query builder for Drupal. It’s a module that lets you grab content from the database and present it to the user in specific ways that you need: lists, posts, galleries, reports, forum posts and more. While Views is a little more difficult to learn than most other Drupal modules, Views makes up for it by giving you the freedom to use any terms you want. The result far outweighs the cost in Drupal development. For example, if users will be purchasing a product through your Drupal development website, and you would like to display the order information in a specific way (say, alphabetical or numberical order). You can do this Drupal development in Views but not with other modules (like the Taxonomy module), which presents the information in chronological order. If you need to imply certain user…

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Drupal Development – The Drupal Advantage

Drupal is an opensource based software used or building user friendly yet efficient websites. Drupal is highly popular these days as it provides a powerful web content management system and works to maintain a flexible development framework. The core functionality of Drupal 7 websites has gained popularity due to the huge availability of the third-party modules. Modern Drupal development strives in separating content management from content presentation. The Drupal CMS is easy to upgrade and user friendly when it comes to making changes and updates to your website. It also makes redesigns quick and cost effective.

Austin Web Design and Development

Pixeldust Interactive is an Austin Drupal Web Design and development firm. We employ the very best web technologists so you get the website you want, the way you want. We apply the latest in design, web technologies and iPhone development to help you get an easy-to-update and exceptional website. At Pixeldust, we’re a super group of Austin Drupal Drupal Web Designers and developers. We’re also iPhone developers. Our cutting-edge applications can help you stay in touch with your clients no matter where they are. It all boils down to one simple thing: we’re Austin Drupal Drupal Web Designers and developers. We keep Drupal Web Design interesting. We build custom websites and applications that give your business everything it needs to grow. We implement tailored content management systems that make updating your site as easy as possible. And we’ll show you how to do it. Pixeldust is a full-service Drupal Web…

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Drupal Developement in Austin

The most effective and convenient way of marketing your business on the internet is the website. A website is an online platform which allows you to attract potential buyers from all around the world. The vast approach of internet makes it the most cost effective and convenient medium of advertising. The Drupal web development companies keep coming up with innovative designs and ideas to make your website look intriguing and professional. Hiring the services of Pixeldust Interactive (Drupal web development) will ensure that your website is designed according to your business needs. Pixeldust is Premier Austin Drupal Developer Drupal is the latest advancement in the website development field and has become very popular with website developers globally. Drupal development in Austin has emerged as a prominent medium of website building. It is highly used by enterprises, whether big or small. The advanced features of Dupal include: many modules, multi-user blogging,…

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Drupal 6 or 7 for Your Website?

It’s not always easy to understand Drupal’s version numbering scheme for the Drupal core and contributed modules. This article will try to help you to understand what the versions numbers mean and what the status is of each current version. Two major versions of Drupal are always consistently supported at all times. Right now, the two supported versions are Drupal 6 and Drupal 7. To support evolving code, updated versions of Drupal are released regularly for each of these: 6.0, 6.1, 6.2, etc. These versions can be collectively referred to as “6.x,” and eventually “7.x.” The newest version in each series fixes problems that were discovered from the previous version, and these fixes can include critical security updates. The best practice is to always run the most current version of the series, no matter which version you are using for your Drupal development project. Several determinants should be taken into…

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Cactus Cafe

For more than 30 years, the Cactus Cafe has been the soul of live acoustic music in Austin. A local gem in a sea of music tranquility, Cactus Cafe provides a unique, intimate experience that both artists and audiences are unlikely to find anywhere else. It’s a rare place that showcases music in the way that every true fan hopes to experience their favorite artist: live, up close and personal. It’s a place where audiences can savor the music they love. But cactuscafe.org did not provide any information about the venue or give customers any indication of the awesomeness they were about to experience. And while Cactus Cafe’s word-of mouth reputation has reached every corner of Austin, they lacked the ability to connect with artists and customers online.

Website Design and Drupal Development

Pixeldust is an Austin Drupal Web Design and Drupal development studio that builds remarkable websites for some very clever clients. Our Drupal development team has completed projects of all shapes and sizes for Austin clients and large international organizations.

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