Posts Tagged:creative

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.


Understanding Drupal

Start:  2017-06-02 10:00 – 12:30 America/New_York Organizers:  jdearie bendygirl zombree Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-training-days-tickets-34834301333 We are doing a hands-on Drupal training on June 2nd for Global Training Days Special Thanks to Taoti Creative for hosting Drupal Global Training Days at their new offices on Barracks Row in DC. Arrival starts at 9:30am and coffee will be provided. 10am: Jess Dearie will take you through a 1 hour presentation on “Understanding Drupal” 11am Bree Banesh, Kirsten Burgard and Jess Dearie wil help attendees get online with a D8 instance and learn the ins and outs of getting a localhost working on your machine. Don’t forget the computer! 12pm We will play a fun game of stump the Dev where you can ask us questions on D7 and D8 12:30 everyone heads out, smarter, braver and way more Drupaly. Helpful notes: Parking is available (street or under the bridge…

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Copywriting Q&A: How to Deal with a Difficult Designer

A designer is a copywriter’s partner in creative work. When that relationship is good, the work is golden. But when that relationship is not as good, the work can suffer and job satisfaction plummets. Today, let’s talk about what to do when that relationship is strained. Read on… Today’s question comes from Elyse H., who asks, “There’s a new designer at work that I’ve had a few projects with, and things just aren’t going well. He makes changes without telling me, and presents work without me there. It’s making me crazy. What can I do?” The first thing to know is that most designers who do things like this—leaving you out of meetings, changing your copy, etc.—aren’t out to get you. They just don’t know that it’s a problem. When you’re experiencing these kinds of problems, the first thing is to simply and clearly address them. Don’t say things like,…

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Beautiful Social Media Icons To Use In Your Website

In this age of social media, getting your readers engaged can go a long way in driving traffic to your website. For this reason, you need to consider adding social media icons to your website. It is very important to have buttons that will allow your readers to share what they are reading from your blog or website. Social icons will give you an idea of what is attractive or appealing to your readers. Fortunately, these things can be easily downloaded and installed on your website. However, you need to make sure that the buttons you are using on your website come from reputable and safe sources. Here are some websites where you can get the best social media buttons with the highest quality and from clean, malware-free repositories: Handycons Handycons is a set of free, hand drawn social media icon set consisting of 12 icons. The pack contains icons…

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Front End Web Developer – Chariot Creative, Inc. – Raleigh, NC

Experience with Drupal a plus. We are looking for a front-end developer who also has solid design skills. A developer with at least some background in design or…From Indeed – Sat, 20 May 2017 13:25:40 GMT – View all Raleigh, NC jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Is it Still Worth Learning to Code in 2017?

Over the last few years the idea that everyone should learn to code has become popular. More specifically, the notion is that Millennials and every generation after will need coding skills to make it in the workplace. Schools are now teaching code, often at a kindergarten level, and just about every major publication has run articles explaining why everyone should learn to code. But, at the risk of questioning Forbes, Inc and other publications that love telling us what to do, is it really worth learning code in 2017 if you haven’t started already? The argument for everyone learning to code It’s easy to see where the logic of learning code comes from. Every business needs programming, on one level or another, these days and some of the brightest success stories in recent times have come from coding. Mark Zuckerberg built Facebook with his bare fingers slapping against keys, while Larry Page masterminded Google’s…

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Ben Chen

This artwork is creative, clever, and a bit spooky. I love it: h/t Ben Chen The post Ben Chen appeared first on John Saddington. Source: https://john.do/

11 ways to get feedback from your most introverted employee

I’m an introvert. Most people don’t believe me when I tell them this (I do a lot of public speaking for an introvert 😳), but I am an introvert through-and-through. When I need to recharge, I seek alone time as opposed to being around a group people.As an introvert, I also tend to avoid questions that seem overly personal or require long, drawn-out answers. Honestly, it can feel draining to divulge so much of myself and talk all the time.Early in my career, I remember how this played out at work: My boss at the time would ask me for feedback about the company… And I struggled to answer his questions candidly. As introvert, I never felt comfortable being 100% transparent with him about what I thought could be better in the company.I’m embarrassed thinking back on what was probably viewed as avoidant, disengaged behavior. It’s not that I didn’t want to be…

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Copywriting Q&A: How to Deal with Multi-Revision Clients

Clients are a varied bunch. Some of them are easy, and approve your work with minimal changes. Some of them, though, change their minds constantly, change the project constantly, and make you go through round after round of revisions. Let’s talk about how to deal with that second group, shall we? Read on… Today’s question comes from Alton C., who asks, “I have a client that I’ve been working with for about a month. I’m happy to have this client, of course, but it seems like something isn’t working in our relationship. We’ll have the project nailed down, then he’ll change his mind when I’m halfway done. Or, on the last one, after I was already done. Then he’ll want to add things that weren’t even in the original request. How do I deal with that?” Let’s start out this discussion by managing expectations: It’s very rare that a client…

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Facebook Ads Case Study: How This Digital Product Got a 4X Lifetime ROI

Do you sell a digital product? Whether it’s a book, software, or course, digital products are always a lot easier to sell in theory than in reality. Selling a digital product is difficult, and there is a lot of competition on Facebook’s advertising ecosystem. However, as experience has taught us time and time again, with the right strategy, brands can get it right. Today, we are focusing on Mastin Labs, a photography software company that sells Lightroom presets that emulate film. They are long-time AdEspresso customers (almost 3 years!), and they’ve succeeded. Success wasn’t gained from any singular ad, but rather, their overall Facebook marketing and advertising strategy. With a consistent 4X lifetime return on their ads, they have something valuable to teach. Mastin Labs, started by Kirk Mastin, was born from a passion for film photography. The goal of Mastin Labs is not to replace film, but to rather…

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Facebook Ads Case Study: How This Digital Product Got a 4X Lifetime ROI

Do you sell a digital product? Whether it’s a book, software, or course, digital products are always a lot easier to sell in theory than in reality. Selling a digital product is difficult, and there is a lot of competition on Facebook’s advertising ecosystem. However, as experience has taught us time and time again, with the right strategy, brands can get it right. Today, we are focusing on Mastin Labs, a photography software company that sells Lightroom presets that emulate film. They are long-time AdEspresso customers (almost 3 years!), and they’ve succeeded. Success wasn’t gained from any singular ad, but rather, their overall Facebook marketing and advertising strategy. With a consistent 4X lifetime return on their ads, they have something valuable to teach. Mastin Labs, started by Kirk Mastin, was born from a passion for film photography. The goal of Mastin Labs is not to replace film, but to rather…

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Steeped in History

Dim sum at Nom WahNom Wah Tea Parlor is New York Chinatown’s oldest dim sum restaurant. For decades, it served Cantonese dumplings and rolls in the traditional way, from trolleys pushed around the restaurant. When Wilson Tang took over Nom Wah in 2011, he switched from trolleys to menus with pictures and started serving dim sum through dinner. He also opened new locations that broadened Nom Wah’s repertoire beyond dim sum. These were big changes for a restaurant that opened in 1920, but Wilson saw them as measures to secure Nom Wah’s future for its next century in business.https://medium.com/media/a72379af33c3dd5da1b0e0603fc675f1/hrefTranscript(Sound of restaurant)WAILIN WONG: Wilson Tang is a native New Yorker and a Chinatown kid. On weekend mornings, his family would head to Chinatown in lower Manhattan for dim sum. It’s a Cantonese meal consisting of small dishes traditionally served from trolleys that servers push around the restaurant. There’s dumplings, rolls and buns,…

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10 Facebook Ad Optimization Hacks for Massive Success

Ther’s a ton of articles about Facebook ad optimization. However, most of them are full of basic advice like “Install a Facebook Pixel” or “Create a Facebook audience.” That’s not very helpful, is it? Optimization implies that your campaign outcomes will improve as a result. It is among the key things that separate the successful unicorn ad campaigns from the rest. This article is about the Facebook ad optimization hacks that really help you take your campaign to the next level. Let’s get straight to the point, in this guide you will learn how to: Increase your ads’ click-through rates Lower your ad campaign’s cost-per-click Reach even more high-ROI audiences Lower your cost-per-acquisition Increase your sales results at the same ad budget Sounds like a difficult promise to keep? That’s because it is. If you want to reach all your target audience members and outpace your competition, you’ll need to optimize…

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👋🏼 Teeny Tokyo

I shared recently the release of MNML App which has had the good fortune of being Featured in the Mac App Store, which, of course, is fantastic. But I also shared in that post that I’ve been in the process of focusing my efforts and time into just a few things now… and when I mean “a few” I’m being quite literal. Right now my life is centered around my family and my startup. There’s this vlogging project that I’m working on as well but thankfully I’ve managed to create a daily workflow that has reduced the total number of hours per day to just a few, if not less than an hour total. What I’ve done, essentially, is reduce my own personal expectations of myself which has psychologically reduced the anxiety and stress around this personal creative project and allowed me to just execute against original goal: Produce one video a day. It…

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MNML: Featured Worldwide

Yesterday I quietly launched MNML App to the Mac App Store and it was featured in the main carousel worldwide! Check it out: Honored and humbled! And yesterday on the vlog I captured some visceral and candid thoughts about this app and where it sits in the changing seasons of my personal and professional life: You see, this is how I’m built. I go in and out of seasons where I have a lot going on, project-wise, and then I pare back down to only one singular focus. Ready for sale! Right now, I’m ending a creative season of building many different things and have decided to focus all my professional time and energy in my exciting new venture, Pinpoint. Obviously, I’d love to have you follow along there and I’ve been spending a lot of time talking about it (daily) on my vlog… so, you should subscribe. If anything, it’s just a…

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Combining Fonts

Another one from Jake Archibald! This one is using two @font-face sets for the same font-family name. The second overrides the first, but only select characters of it, thanks to unicode-range. You know how designers love ampersands? It’s a thing. Dan Cederholm once pointed out some advice from Robert Bringhurst: Since the ampersand is more often used in display work than in ordinary text, the more creative versions are often the more useful. There is rarely any reason not to borrow the italic ampersand for use with roman text. Then Drew McLellan showed how to do that (without a <span>), using unicode-range. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Combining Fonts is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

LinkedIn Ads: Everything You Need to Know (Step-by-Step Tutorial Included)

Moment of truth: do you use LinkedIn Ads? If I had to place a bet, I would guess that most people reading this post have not run an ad campaign on LinkedIn. If you haven’t, you’re in the majority—only one of my clients has ever run a LinkedIn campaign. That’s a shame; LinkedIn Ads can provide immense value for certain businesses, especially when they’re used correctly. And that one client? They got results that they were really happy with. Do you want the same? Just keep reading then! We’re going to give you everything you need to get started with LinkedIn Ads, including a step-by-step tutorial. We’ve talked a lot about Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, Promoted Pins, and Instagram Ads, but LinkedIn Ads don’t get a lot of attention—on any site. We’re going to change that right now! What Do LinkedIn Ads Look Like? LinkedIn Ads works on a bidding…

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Multi-faceted Developer Wanted For Growing Marketing Agency – Creative Propulsion Labs – Miami, FL

Development with CMS based applications including Drupal &amp; WordPress. _Creative Propulsion Labs_ is expanding its operations and requires a strong support to… $45,000 – $55,000 a yearFrom Indeed – Tue, 02 May 2017 23:07:21 GMT – View all Miami jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Focus Styles on Non-Interactive Elements?

Last month, Heather Migliorisi looked at the accessibility of Smooth Scrolling. In order to do smooth scrolling, you: Check if the clicked link is #jump link Stop the browser default behavior of jumping immediately to that element on the page Animate the scrolling to the element the #jump link pointed to Stopping the browser default behavior is the part that is problematic for accessibility. No longer does the #jump link move focus to element the #jump link pointed to. So Heather added a #4: move focus to the element the #jump link pointed to. But moving focus through JavaScript isn’t possible on every element. Sometimes you need to force that element to be focusable, which she did through setting tabindex=”-1″. We since updated our snippet to do this more-accessible handling of focus. Since then, we’ve heard from quite a few folks about a new side effect to the updated snippet:…

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Web Developer/Graphic Designer – Trevelino/Keller – Atlanta, GA

Trevelino/Keller, one of the fastest growing integrated marketing firms in the U.S., seeks a Creative Developer for its Groovy Studios team….From Trevelino/Keller – Mon, 01 May 2017 22:39:11 GMT – View all Atlanta jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

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