Category Archive for: website

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.

Podcast: Revisionist History

I’m currently grinding through Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast, Revisionist History and I particularly enjoy the way that he works his way through a number of different topics and forces you to reconsider and reevaluate them with a fresh perspective. Every single episode elicits a few head-nods and a few “ah-ha’s” and I really love that. He’s into Season 2 now and I’m working my way through the first before starting no the second. If you’ve got some extra time on your hands or want something fascinating to run in the background as you work, I can’t recommend highly enough Revisionist History. Give it a listen. You can hear it directly on the website or through iTunes. The post Podcast: Revisionist History appeared first on John Saddington. Source:

A Complete Local SEO Checklist by @MaddyOsman

This complete local SEO checklist will help you optimize your website, reach more local customers, and bring in more revenue.The post A Complete Local SEO Checklist by @MaddyOsman appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Copywriting Q&A: How to Get More Work From Past Clients

Most copywriters work hard to get their clients. But when the project is over, they let those same valuable clients disappear, never reaching out to them again. Today, we’re going to talk about a strategy to get more work from previous clients. Read on… Today’s question from Molly W., who asks, “I finished up some projects with clients I really, really liked. Do you have any ideas for ways to get more work with them, either now or later on?” One-and-done is never a great strategy for a business, but it’s one that many copywriters adopt. Does this sound like you? You land a client, you do the work, you do the revisions, you send the invoice…and you never talk to them again. Or you do—but only if they reach out to you later. It’s both faster and easier to get more work from previous clients than it is to…

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Oh No! Our Stylesheet Only Grows and Grows and Grows! (The Append-Only Stylesheet Problem)

This is a real worry these days. I’ve heard it from lots of lots of developers. The years tick by on their projects, and all they ever seem to do is add to their CSS, never remove. It’s not just a feeling, I’ve talked with companies before that track hard data on this. Over five years of tracking the size of their stylesheet, and all it’s ever done is tick upwards in size. This could be considered problematic for several reasons: Files getting bigger is worse for performance The developers are afraid of the CSS #2 being, in my opinion, a much bigger deal than #1. The overall file size of CSS is likely to be fairly small compared to things like image assets and even the JavaScript payload these days. Fancy tooling and the world’s internet speed ever-lurching faster will probably make #1 not that big of a deal.…

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How to Avoid 6 Common Web Design Mistakes That Hurt SEO by @KatyaBovykina

Don’t sacrifice beauty over function. Learn how to check if your website design prevents your pages from ranking high.The post How to Avoid 6 Common Web Design Mistakes That Hurt SEO by @KatyaBovykina appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

6 Components Moodboards Must Have To Be Effective

Moodboards have been in use for many years especially in the interior design and fashion industries. It’s the first step when brainstorming ideas that’ll contribute to the overall look and feel of the final product. Most established web designers create mood boards as part of their web design process. The main benefits of using a mood board include: Streamlining the design process Reducing the time taken to design the actual website Giving the client a general idea of what to expect early Less frustration Effectively communicate concepts Making it easy to make design changes and revisions A mood board can either be physical or digital. The physical ones are more time consuming since they involve putting together paper cuttings and other physical sources for inspiration. However, they tend to have a higher impact on clients. On the other hand, digital boards are easier to create and are less physically tasking.…

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How to Promote a Small Website: Content, Social & Link Building by @grybniak

Help your SEO efforts go further with a content strategy, social media marketing, link building, and PPC marketing.The post How to Promote a Small Website: Content, Social & Link Building by @grybniak appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Google Releases A Website Builder for Small Businesses by @MattGSouthern

Google has officially released a single-page website builder designed for small businesses.The post Google Releases A Website Builder for Small Businesses by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

See Patient Satisfaction Soar with These Website Personalization Tips (VIDEO)

As patient expectations grow, hospitals and health systems are seeing the need to implement thoughtful and personalized experiences across their digital and traditional touch points to reach their goals of inpatient/outpatient flow, patient satisfaction, retention, and referrals. Healthcare providers do hit roadblocks when it comes to personalization due to concerns about PHI and privacy laws. The idea of personalizing within patient portals, for example, can unfortunately be complex from a legal and privacy standpoint. Source:

How Can I Drive Traffic to an Existing Site? #AskanSEO by @jennyhalasz

Five ways to get the ball rolling for a website that has never been penalized, but has no traffic.The post How Can I Drive Traffic to an Existing Site? #AskanSEO by @jennyhalasz appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Link Building: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by @jeremyknauff

Find out which links will hurt your website, which will just waste your time, and which will improve your ranking.The post Link Building: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by @jeremyknauff appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

CSS-Tricks Chronicle XXXI

All the latest happenings! As I like to do, I round up a bunch of things that have happened in the past few months around here on this site, over at CodePen and ShopTalk, and other sites where I got to be a guest or was involved somehow. There has been some big releases, some redesigns, and a bunch of guest podcasts. I got to be a guest on Relative Paths with Mark Phoenix and Ben Hutchings. It was episode 47 and the topic was dogmatism, a topic I weighed in on earlier with my post My Increasing Wariness of Dogmatism. The biggest release ever on CodePen is CodePen Projects. It hasn’t even been out three months yet! As opposed to Pens on CodePen, Projects gives you an editor that is more of a full-on IDE with your own file system. I was a guest on Eric Siu’s podcast Growth…

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Web Developer – MIT – Cambridge, MA

Addressing ongoing website performance and implementing regular Drupal updates; Building, maintaining, and deploying Drupal themes and modules;…From MIT – Fri, 09 Jun 2017 23:40:45 GMT – View all Cambridge, MA jobs Source:

Celebrate the web by using another browser than Google’s Chrome

I like Chrome. It’s a great browser. But it’s not so good that it deserves to be the only browser. And that’s the unfortunate opportunity we, people browsing the web, are opening for Google by so overwhelmingly choosing to use it in face of the alternatives.And this is what we get by doing so: DirecTV just announced that they’ll be turning their website into a Chrome desktop app on June 1st. They don’t actually say that, but that’s what they mean. You can’t call a website if it only works in a single browser.You don’t have to be that old to remember the dark days when Internet Explorer strangled the web by its utter domination. When large swaths of the web was only accessible through Redmond. Those were not happy days.Ironically, it was Google’s Chrome that helped fight back the scourge of Internet Explorer’s monopoly. Well, that plus the utter neglect…

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How to Buy a Local Website or Blog & Integrate Its Content by @bhartzer

Buying a local blog and integrating it into your website is a great option for content creation and better rankings.The post How to Buy a Local Website or Blog & Integrate Its Content by @bhartzer appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

How to Build and Sell a Subscription-Based Company [PODCAST] by @brentcsutoras

Dan Faggella of TechEmergence joins SEJ’s Brent Csutoras to share tips and learnings on building and selling a subscription-based website.The post How to Build and Sell a Subscription-Based Company [PODCAST] by @brentcsutoras appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

12 Qualities of an Excellent Drupal Project Manager

As project managers (PMs), we are often asked to deliver on Key Results Areas (KRAs), to put up “our best show.” Unfortunately most of us think that as a project manager, our only task is on-time quality delivery within a stipulated budget. However, in this rat race, we tend to forget what makes us different from rest: the soft skills that, if honed properly, enable us to manage our users, sponsors, and all our stakeholders. Then our job is done. In fact, a great and experienced project manager will always try to work on the following attributes, as she is aware they can place her above the rest: Visionary – A project manager needs to be visionary. He is the anchor of the project and unless he understands the big picture, he won’t be able to align the stakeholders to achieve it collaboratively. Besides this, he needs to be able…

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A Guided Tour of WordPress's wp-config.php File

The single most important file in your entire WordPress Installation is wp-config.php. Your WordPress website is made up of two elements: a WordPress database, and your WordPress files. wp-config.php is the one element that links the database and files together. In this tutorial, we’re going to cover:Where you can locate your wp-config.php file.What each line affects and common settings.How you can use wp-config.php to improve your website security. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

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