Category Archive for: web

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.


The Modlet Workflow: Improve Your Development Workflow with StealJS

You’ve been convinced of the benefits the modlet workflow provides and you want to start building your components with their own test and demo pages. Whether you’re starting a new project or updating your current one, you need a module loader and bundler that doesn’t require build configuration for every test and demo page you want to make. StealJS is the answer. It can load JavaScript modules in any format (AMD, CJS, etc.) and load other file types (Less, TypeScript, etc.) with plugins. It requires minimum configuration and unlike webpack, it doesn’t require a build to load your dependencies in development. Last but not least, you can use StealJS with any JavaScript library or framework, including CanJS, React, Vue, etc. In this tutorial, we’re going to add StealJS to a project, create a component with Preact, create an interactive demo page, and create a test page. Article Series: The Key…

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Business Development Assistant – Chromatic – United States

This not only ensures our code quality but more so, makes us better developers. We have over 10 years experience helping some of the web’s biggest brands solve…From Chromatic – Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:02:35 GMT – View all United States jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Node.js and Headless Drupal on Acquia Cloud

The press release went out this morning with the headline, Acquia Debuts Node.js and Headless Drupal on Acquia Cloud. The subhed: “Company Expands Upon Drupal Cloud Solutions for Web and Flexible Content Applications.” The news: Acquia today unveiled a new application service for Acquia Cloud that makes it easy for digital IT teams to build and run JavaScript alongside Drupal. Acquia Cloud now supports the use of Node.js in addition to Drupal. The Dries quote: “Decoupled applications using JavaScript front ends are on the rise. They’re making it possible to create experiences with responsive, elegant, application-like behavior. To help our customers build such digital experiences with headless Drupal, we added Node.js support to Acquia Cloud.” Why it’s important: Developers will now be able to leverage tools enabling continuous delivery and integration across Node.js and Drupal from one user interface. IT professionals benefit from one secure, compliant cloud for Drupal, decoupled Drupal,…

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Web Developer – Environmental Defense Fund – United States

Exposure to content management systems, such as Drupal and WordPress . Your contribution as Web Developer will be to work closely with our senior developer and…From Environmental Defense Fund – Tue, 19 Sep 2017 22:44:50 GMT – View all United States jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Chrome to force .dev domains to HTTPS via preloaded HSTS

Mattias Geniar: A lot of (web) developers use a local .dev TLD for their own development. … In those cases, if you browse to http://site.dev, you’ll be redirect[ed] to https://site.dev, the HTTPS variant. That means your local development machine needs to; Be able to serve HTTPs Have self-signed certificates in place to handle that Have that self-signed certificate added to your local trust store (you can’t dismiss self-signed certificates with HSTS, they need to be ‘trusted’ by your computer) This is probably generally A Good Thing™, but it is a little obnoxious to be forced into it on Chrome. They knew exactly what they were doing when they snatched up the .dev TLD. Isn’t HSTS based on the entire domain though, not just the TLD? Direct Link to Article — Permalink Chrome to force .dev domains to HTTPS via preloaded HSTS is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Frontend web developer in Stockholm position is open

Stockholm, Sweden Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Google: Top Ranking Factors Change Depending on Query by @MattGSouthern

Contrary to popular belief, Google says there are no top 3 ranking factors that apply to all web pages.The post Google: Top Ranking Factors Change Depending on Query by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

React + Dataviz

There is a natural connection between Data Visualization (dataviz) and SVG. SVG is a graphics format based on geometry and geometry is exactly what is needed to visually display data in compelling and accurate ways. SVG has got the “visualization” part, but SVG is more declarative than programmatic. To write code that digests data and turns it into SVG visualizations, that’s well suited for JavaScript. Typically, that means D3.js (“Data-Driven Documents”), which is great at pairing data and SVG. You know what else is good at dealing with data? React. The data that powers dataviz is commonly JSON, and “state” in React is JSON. Feed that JSON data to React component as state, and it will have access to all of it as it renders, and notably, will re-render when that state changes. React + D3 + SVG = Pretty good for dataviz I think that idea has been in…

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Web Developer – Entry level Agency opportunity – Vertical Measures – Phoenix, AZ

Experience with WordPress & Drupal platforms and plugins. What we need is an entry level web developer for our Conversion Rate Optimization team in Phoenix, AZ… $40,000 – $45,000 a yearFrom Indeed – Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:43:19 GMT – View all Phoenix, AZ jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Web Developer position is open @WesternMichU

Kalamazoo, MI, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Drupal Web Developer position is open @jobdocrob

Nashville, TN, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Web Application Developer – Float – Remote

Experience with Drupal 7. Experience writing custom modules for Drupal 7. You will join a team of experienced developers….From Float – Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:07:21 GMT – View all Remote jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Compilers are the New Frameworks

Tom Dale: Increasingly, the bytes that get shipped to browsers will bear less and less resemblance to the source code that web developers write. Indeed. I suspected the same: Because performance matters so much and there is so much opportunity to get clever with performance, we’ll see innovation in getting our code bases to production. Tools like webpack (tree shaking, code splitting) are already doing a lot here, but there is plenty of room to let automated tools work magic on how our code ultimately gets shipped to browsers. Tom also says: This is a loss in some ways (who else got their web development start with View Source?) but is a huge win for users, particularly in emerging markets. It seems to me today’s world of GitHub, StackOverflow, and the proliferation of learning resources more than make up for learning via our own website spelunking, not to mention how…

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The average web page is 3MB. How much should we care?

Tammy Everts with a deep dive into the average page size, which seems to grow year in and year out. It’s a little perplexing that the average page size trends up each year as performance has become a growing concern on the forefront of our minds, but Tammy has keen insights that are worth reading because she suggests that user experience isn’t always about page size and that bloat is far from the only metric we should be concerned. Correlating page size with user experience is like presenting someone with an entire buffet dinner and assuming that it represents what they actually ate. To properly measure user experience, we need to focus on the content – such as the navbar or hero product image – that users actually want to consume. The best performance metric for measuring user experience is one that measures how long the user waits before seeing…

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Google is Offering a Mobile Web Developer Certification for $99 by @MattGSouthern

Google is offering a mobile web developer certification for the low-low price of just 99 dollars!The post Google is Offering a Mobile Web Developer Certification for $99 by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Boston Drupal Meetup Considers Distributions

The topic was “Distributions” at the September Boston Drupal Meetup, which was held at Acquia HQ in downtown Boston, and attendees were treated to an unusually comprehensive session. That’s because Drupal Project Lead Dries Buytaert kicked off the meeting by going waaay back, to the very first Drupal “distro.” To back up a bit, a distribution is a combination of Drupal core + modules + configuration + documentation — all bundled up and optimized for a particular purpose or group of users. And the very first distro, according to Dries: DeanSpace, the campaign management system used by Howard Dean during his brief, but notable, campaign for President of the United States in 2004. At the time, Drupal was relatively unknown, and DeanSpace gave the platform a boost. Ever since, Dries said, he’s been bullish about distributions: they help Drupal get into new places, and they reduce the burden of selecting…

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When Design Becomes Part of the Code Workflow

I recently did an experiment where I created the same vector illustration in three different applications, exported the illustration as SVG in each application, then wrote a post comparing the exported code. While I loved the banter and insights that came in the comments, I was surprised that the bulk of conversation was centered on the file size of the compiled SVG. I wasn’t surprised because performance and SVG do not go hand-in-hand or that performance isn’t the sort of thing we generally care about in the front-end community. I was surprised because my personal takeaway from the experiment was a reminder that SVG code is code at the end of the day and that the way we create SVG in applications is now more a part of the front-end workflow than perhaps it has been in the past. I still believe that is the key point from the post…

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Switching Your Site to HTTPS on a Shoestring Budget

Google’s Search Console team recently sent out an email to site owners with a warning that Google Chrome will take steps starting this October to identify and show warnings on non-secure sites that have form inputs. Here’s the notice that landed in my inbox: The notice from the Google Search Console team regarding HTTPS support If your site URL does not support HTTPS, then this notice directly affects you. Even if your site does not have forms, moving over to HTTPS should be a priority, as this is only one step in Google’s strategy to identify insecure sites. They state this clearly in their message: The new warning is part of a long term plan to mark all pages served over HTTP as “not secure”. Current Chrome’s UI for a site with HTTP support and a site with HTTPS The problem is that the process of installing SSL certificates and…

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