Category Archive for: Website Statement of Work Software – Website RFP Example – Web-Based

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.


Our Top Drupal Events in Austin, New York and Los Angeles

1. Austin | SXSW  Hipsters and nerds of all kinds from all over, come together for one week in Austin to geek out over music, film, and technology at SXSW. Austin Drupal developers are a strange mix of the two: a city hipster and a cyber world dweeb. Party, drink, and grub down with this strange breed of developers at Tech Lover’s Karaoke Night or Drupal Drop-In. Austin’s thriving technology community knows to show fellow nerds a good time at Drupal developer events and on 6th Street.   2. Los Angeles | DrupalCon Thousands of Drupal developers, users, designers, and supporters from around the world came to party in Austin last year at the Drupal camp, DrupalCon. This year, the party is moving over to Los Angeles, the #2 ranked party city in America. And the nerds aren’t just now invited to the parties; they are throwing the parties… and…

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Drupal SEO Tips

Strong SEO is easy if you build your website with Drupal.  Unlike most other content management systems, Drupal is designed from the ground up for search engine optimization. Given that Drupal is the preferred platform of Drupal web developers for building search-friendly websites, and because of Drupal’s large community of developers, there are many high-quality plug-ins available that make strong SEO simple. Of course, the fundamentals of SEO for Drupal are the same as for any other Drupal CMS: make sure to use descriptive titles, include your top search keywords in your page URLs, and keep your content fresh and focused. Read on for a few Drupal SEO tips to boost your search engine rankings and bring traffic to your website. Three top Drupal modules for SEO Pathauto module The pathauto module is very useful for SEO. Pathauto automatically creates custom URLs based on title, taxonomy, content type, and username.…

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Drupal Tips for Boosting Your Search Engine Rankings

Strong SEO is easy if you build your website with Drupal.  Unlike most other content management systems, Drupal is designed from the ground up for search engine optimization. Given that Drupal is the preferred platform of Drupal web developers for building search-friendly websites, and because of Drupal’s large community of developers, there are many high-quality plug-ins available that make strong SEO simple. Of course, the fundamentals of SEO for Drupal are the same as for any other Drupal CMS: make sure to use descriptive titles, include your top search keywords in your page URLs, and keep your content fresh and focused. Read on for a few Drupal SEO tips to boost your search engine rankings and bring traffic to your website. Three top Drupal modules for SEO Pathauto module The pathauto module is very useful for SEO. Pathauto automatically creates custom URLs based on title, taxonomy, content type, and username.…

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Double Americano and Mobile First Drupal 8

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 across from me is a young, college aged woman using an iPhone while reading an old growth book, she has a closed laptop before her. Seated next to her, another young woman sporting a “Be The Best Sorority” T bangs away on her Dell laptop, taking short text breaks here and there on a bedazzled iPhone. Across the cafe, near a window, sits a middle-aged Jimmy Buffet lookalike reading a laptop while listening to…best guess, “Margaritaville”. No phone at work there. Two other people in my immediate area are in the course of random tasks on their laptops with no other noticeable devices in use. It appears that recent mobile vs desktop statistics don’t hold up in my…

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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.

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.

7 Best Marketplaces for UI Designers to Sell Online

Normally, when it comes to selling design resources like icons, templates and other pieces there’s no shortage of marketplaces to post your work. That’s not quite the case with UI kits, though, and it sometimes feels like there’s a distinct lack of options for UI designers. I’ve wanted to do a list of UI marketplaces for a while, but I’ve been holding out for more options to emerge. At this stage, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon. So I’m pretty confident I’ve got the only seven places worth listing your UI kits, assuming you actually want to make any money from them. Here goes.   Design Modo If you ask on places like Quora or Reddit, the first site designers normally mention is Design Modo. It positions itself as the “most selective” marketplace where creatives expect to pay good money for quality resources. There’s a certain standard…

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How To Launch A Crowdfunding Campaign Through Shopify

Ensuring the success of a crowdfunding campaign can give any startup or business a huge head start. As the business owner, you want to make sure that you are able to tap into your target market and maintain the loyalty of your current customers. In addition, you need to bank on your marketing experience. This is where crowdfunding comes in handy. By drawing financial strength from public interest and support, you can create additional funding for your business. That is why you need to capitalize on this unique opportunity and do what it takes to ensure that you have a successful campaign. Shopify has gained popularity as a convenient website creation tool to build your own e-commerce shop. In recent years, the service has become an opportunity to launch not only online stores but also crowdfunding campaigns. Here are some steps on successfully launching a crowdfunding campaign through Shopify: First…

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5 Tips to Design the Perfect UI for a Mobile Website

5 Tips to Design the Perfect UI for a Mobile Website A mobile website is a must for any company today. With mobile search queries overcoming desktop search queries in 2015, the age of mobile has truly dawned. If a business ignores mobile audiences, it risks losing a large majority of potential customers, who may be looking for their site. Mobile users are more targeted and specific with searches being made to meet a particular need or find something important. Also, smart phones are intensely personal gadgets and this ensures that mobile presence helps companies build rapport with users. Designing a mobile website is not very easy, because the space available to make an impression in the mind of the user is very small. A developer needs to utilize the limited real estate available on the phone screen to make a powerful impact. User Interface (UI) is the junction between…

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Pixeldust Launches ESPN Mediazone

Pixeldust is pleased to announce the re-launch of ESPN Mediazone.  ESPN helmed the restyle of its Mediazone asset which supports press and media inquiries.  The site needed functionality changes and Pixeldust was brought on board to handle development. The existing site had been using add-on functionality to manage associations between different types of content, but the client wanted to move away from this dependency and leverage native taxonomy functionality for content associations.  Using a native system would better insure future scalability, compatibility, and support, as the specific plugin they had been using was only minimally maintained.  There was no established migration path from the existing functionality to taxonomy, so Pixeldust created a custom tool. Our solution involved creating and populating custom taxonomies for these relationships, functionality to run through the existing content associations based on input parameters and reassign the relationships using the native taxonomy system, and some functions to…

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Drupal Maintenance Tips: Are you up to date?

Best Practices for Updating Drupal Core and Modules Software updates are not something administrators look forward to. Depending on the system and the software to be updated, the process of updating can require a good bit of time and effort. Fortunately, updating Drupal is a relatively easy process in most cases. Various Drupal modules are updated on a regular basis, and the core is also updated (minor changes) and upgraded (major changes, new initial digit in version number) over time. A major upgrade requires updating to the latest core version before applying the major release. For example, if 6.19 is the current version of Drupal 6, and your site is running 6.13, you need to update to 6.19 before you upgrade to the new major version 7. Note that you cannot skip major releases. Therefore, in order to upgrade a Drupal 5 system to Drupal 7, you need to upgrade…

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Drupal Modules for Search Engine Rankings

Strong SEO is easy if you build your website with Drupal.  Unlike most other content management systems, Drupal is designed from the ground up for search engine optimization. Given that Drupal is the preferred platform of Drupal web developers for building search-friendly websites, and because of Drupal’s large community of developers, there are many high-quality plug-ins available that make strong SEO simple. Of course, the fundamentals of SEO for Drupal are the same as for any other Drupal CMS: make sure to use descriptive titles, include your top search keywords in your page URLs, and keep your content fresh and focused. Read on for a few Drupal SEO tips to boost your search engine rankings and bring traffic to your website. Three top Drupal modules for SEO Global redirect module The global redirect module performs three tasks that improve SEO: Global redirect performs a 301 redirect to the URL alias…

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Drupal 7 Helps Scott & White Get Ready for the New Health Insurance Marketplace

Pixeldust Interactive is proud to announce the launch of the fully ACA-compliant Scott & White Health Plan website (SWHP.org). This nine-month website development project  was designed to provide Scott & White, a major Texas-based health insurance provider, with a user-friendly, multi-function website to comply with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act mandating access to the newly-created health insurance marketplace.

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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Sunlight Photonics Beamed Up

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned Sunlight Photonics website. Built on a WordPress platform, the new site features an updated design, custom artwork, and a unique look at all of Sunlight’s products. Users can find information on Sunlight products and read about the company’s remarkable efforts in the development of high-performance solar cells.

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.

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