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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.


A Site About Serverless Technology

I know some of you have a visceral and negative feeling toward the word serverless. I felt that way at first too, but I’m kinda over it. Even if it’s not a perfect word, it’s done a good job of encapsulating a movement into a single word. That movement is far more than I’m qualified to explain. But I do very much think it’s worth knowing about. Developers of all sorts can take advantage of it, but I’m particularly fascinated about what it can do to extend the front-end developer toolbelt. I made a website called The Power of Serverless for Front-End Developers just for this! Rather than re-hash what is says there here, I’ll just send you there: The site offers an introduction to why I find it compelling, a list of ideas that might fit nicely into a front-end developers wheelhouse who is looking to expand what they…

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People Writing About Style Guides

Are you thinking about style guides lately? It seems to me it couldn’t be a hotter topic these days. I’m delighted to see it, as someone who was trying to think and build this way when the prevailing wisdom was nice thought, but these never work. I suspect it’s threefold why style guides and design systems have taken off: Component-based front-end architectures becoming very popular Styling philosophies that scope styles becoming very popular A shift in community attitude that style guides work That last one feels akin to cryptocurrency to me. If everyone believes in the value, it works. If people stop believing in the value, it dies. Anyway, in my typical Coffee-and-RSS mornings, I’ve come across quite a few recently written articles on style guides, so I figured I’d round them up for your enjoyment. How to Build a Design System with a Small Team by Naema Baskanderi: As…

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PHP Developer (Website) position is open Canadian Federation of Independent Business – CFIB

Toronto, ON, Canada Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

How to use variable fonts in the real world

Yesterday Richard Rutter posted a great piece that explores how the team at Clearleft built the new Ampersand conference website using variable fonts (that’s the technology that allows us to bundle multiple widths and weights into a single font file). Here’s the really exciting part though: Two months ago browser support for variable fonts was only 7%, but as of this morning, support was at over 60%. This means font variations is a usable technology right now. And the nifty thing is that there’s a relatively large number of variable fonts to experiment with, not only in browsers but also in desktop design apps, too: Variable font capable software is already more pervasive than you might think. For example, the latest versions of Photoshop and Illustrator support them, and if you’re using macOS 10.13+ or iOS 11+ the system font San Francisco uses font variations extensively. That said, the availability…

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Tools for Thinking and Tools for Systems

I’ve been obsessed with design tools the past two years, with apps like as Sketch, Figma and Photoshop perhaps being the most prolific of the bunch. We use these tools to make high fidelity mockups and ensure high quality user experiences. These tools (and others) are awesome and are generally upping our game as designers and developers, but I believe that the way they’ve changed the way we produce work and define UX will soon produce yet another new wave of tools. In the future, I predict two separate categories of design applications: tools for thinking and tools for systems. Let me explain. Tools for Thinking A short while ago Oliver Reichenstein described why we like distractions and how, in order to make great things, we need dedicated moments of focus, discipline, and concentration: Starting and finishing need courage. There is no app or tool that will give you courage.…

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The Wix Code Database and Data Modeling

I happen to know many of the readers of CSS-Tricks are strong web designers and developers. Most of you probably don’t use website builders very often, as you are a website builder. You love the control. You love the possibilities. You want to be close to the metal because that’s your expertise. But you also know the costs. Everything you chose to yourself piles on to the responsibility you take on. Technical debt. Using a site builder like Wix can dramatically reduce that technical debt, and you might be surprised at how little control you have to give up. The following post is about some new and very powerful new features of Wix right up that alley. One of the cool features of Wix Code is the ability to separate your site’s design and layout from its content. This means you can create and maintain your information in a database…

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The Wix Code Database and Data Modeling

(This is a sponsored post.)I happen to know many of the readers of CSS-Tricks are strong web designers and developers. Most of you probably don’t use website builders very often, as you are a website builder. You love the control. You love the possibilities. You want to be close to the metal because that’s your expertise. But you also know the costs. Everything you chose to yourself piles on to the responsibility you take on. Technical debt. Using a site builder like Wix can dramatically reduce that technical debt, and you might be surprised at how little control you have to give up. The following post is about some new and very powerful new features of Wix right up that alley. One of the cool features of Wix Code is the ability to separate your site’s design and layout from its content. This means you can create and maintain your…

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Let's build our website – free workshop

Start:  2018-01-26 (All day) – 2018-01-27 (All day) Europe/Budapest Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.facebook.com/events/2463695120522546/ Labor is a non-profit tech+design association, aiming to help entrepreneurs, young talents and startups. This is our second Drupal GTD training. This time, during a 1.5 days worksop, we will build our own website in Drupal. Great way to learn Drupal in practice and help our non-profit in one go. When: Friday 16:30 – 20:00 (CET) Saturday 9:30 – 17:00 (CET) Where: Labor, Eger, Hungary More details (in Hungarian): https://www.facebook.com/events/2463695120522546/ Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Corporate Drupal Developer – Entercom Communications Corp. – Seattle, WA

Corporate Drupal Developer. As a Drupal Developer, you will work closely with developers, radio professionals, and other stakeholders to deploy new website…From Entercom Communications Corp. – Wed, 24 Jan 2018 06:39:25 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

How to Make Your Website Better at Qualifying Sales Leads by @manageyourleads

Here’s how you can use your site to educate and communicate with new prospects and qualify sales leads.The post How to Make Your Website Better at Qualifying Sales Leads by @manageyourleads appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Website Design Inspiration from the World of Cryptocurrency

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency that everyone knows about, but there is far more to understand and learn about if you plan on getting into the cryptocurrency world. Some argue that you’d be a fool to put any money into cryptocurrency, but others argue the exact opposite. Regardless of your views on the topic, all sorts of websites are popping up about it–from blogs to exchanges, and wallets to eCommerce stores for hardware. So, we’re going to outline some of our favorite web design inspiration from the world of cryptocurrency. Many of them have modern designs, but you’ll notice a merging of typical tech and finance-based designs. 1. Bitcoin-price.com 2. Earn 3. Cryptominded 4. Blockstack 5. CoinFalcon 6. Revolut 7. TokenDaily 8. Crypto Weekly 9. Crypto Trappin 10. CoinsHub 11. Coinscanner 12. Peerkey 13. SwipeStox 14. Coin Tax Guide 15. CobinHood 16. CoinDemo…

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The Ultimate Guide to Headless CMS

(This is a sponsored post.)The World Has Changed—So Must the CMS Having a responsive website is no longer enough. Your audience expects a seamless and personalized customer experience across all their devices—the age of headless technology is coming. Headless CMS is the next generation in content management for brands that want to stay ahead of the curve by engaging customers through the growing number of channels. Download The Ultimate Guide to Headless CMS ebook for a deep look into what headless CMS is, and why it should be at the top of your list when choosing a new CMS. Download the ebook now! Direct Link to Article — Permalink The Ultimate Guide to Headless CMS is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Drupal 8 website development services position is open

Toronto, ON, Canada Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Make Your Site Faster with Preconnect Hints

Requesting an external resource on a website or application incurs several round-trips before the browser can actually start to download the resource. These round-trips include the DNS lookup, TCP handshake, and TLS negotiation (if SSL is being used). Depending on the page and the network conditions, these round-trips can add hundreds of milliseconds of latency, or more. If you are requesting resources from several different hosts, this can add up fast, and you could be looking at a page that feels more sluggish than it needs to be, especially on slower cellular connections, flaky wifi, or congested networks. One of the the easiest ways to speed up your website or application is to simply add preconnect hints for any hosts that you will be requesting assets from. These hints essentially tell the browser what origins will be used for resources, so that it can then prep things by establishing all…

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How to Achieve an SEO-Friendly Website Rebrand by @aleyda

Avoid brand-related rankings and traffic loss during the crucial stages of website rebranding with these SEO best practices.The post How to Achieve an SEO-Friendly Website Rebrand by @aleyda appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Insignificant details

We hired a professional photographer this Christmas and he almost lost our business.My wife is one of four kids. One of those kids has four kids. We have a kid. Another sister has two kids.There’s a lot of us.And this Christmas we finally had most of us together. So my wife took to booking a professional photographer to snap some photos.She went through the typical process of reviewing websites and inquiring if they could do a shoot near the holidays.She found one she liked who had availability, but then a wrinkle came up. The end product was that they’d provide a CD-ROM of the photos.That’s a problem. We don’t even have a CD drive in our house anymore. We’re not going to go through extra hoops to get these photos off of this thing.We’ll find someone else.But it occurred to us to just ask to see if they had another method. Could we just give them…

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The 5 Most Effective SEO Tactics Right Now by @LWilson1980

Want to up your SEO game? Use these five effective tactics to optimize your website and maximize your SEO gains.The post The 5 Most Effective SEO Tactics Right Now by @LWilson1980 appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How Digital Marketing is Evolving with Drupal

With exponential growth in marketing tools and website builders, why are marketers still adopting Drupal and maintaining their existing Drupal systems? And how has Drupal evolved to become a crucial piece of leading brands’ martech ecosystems? For marketing decision makers, there are many reasons to choose and stick with Drupal, including:   Designed to integrate with other marketing tools Increased administrative efficiencies Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

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