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.


Behind the Scenes of Facebook’s New Dynamic Creative Feature

Facebook marketers have been asking for one thing and one thing only when it comes to campaign creation – and that is the ability to A/B test their creatives. Dynamic Creative is Facebook’s way of addressing that fundamental marketing need, making split testing easier and less time-consuming. As any marketer knows, you’re only as good Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Exclusive Freebie: Creative Process Icon Set

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily Perhaps you’re a future Einstein in the making or you have just started an exciting new hobby. Either way, The Creative Process Pack provided exclusively by Flaticon and Freepik is the perfect fit for your next project. Each icon revolves around the theme of imagination while celebrating the processes needed for creating. So if you need a splash of motivation and colour, look no further! Free for personal and commercial use! Download this awesome pack as SVG from here. For the PNG files check here: part 1,  part 2 and part 3. This post Exclusive Freebie: Creative Process Icon Set was written by Catalin Zorzini and first appearedon Inspired Magazine. Source: inspiredm.com

A Short History of WaSP and Why Web Standards Matter

In August of 2013, Aaron Gustafson posted to the WaSP blog. He had a bittersweet message for a community that he had helped lead: Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality. While there is still work to be done, the sting of the WaSP is no longer necessary. And so it is time for us to close down The Web Standards Project. If there’s just the slightest hint of wistful regret in Gustafson’s message, it’s because the Web Standards Project changed everything that had become the norm on the web during its 15+ years of service. Through dedication and developer advocacy, they hoisted the web up from a nest of browser incompatibility and meaningless markup to the standardized and feature-rich application platform most of us know today.…

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The world needs more modest, linear growth companies. Please make some.

14 years of linear growth at Basecamp.Exponential growth gets all the glory. Every startup story that lands on the cover of a magazine has a hockey-stick chart to flaunt. Yes, disruption is driven by such violent expansion, and the world needs some disruption some of the time. But for the other 360 days out of the year, what it also needs is some modest, linear growth.Linear growth is what happens in domains that aren’t animated by network effects (and when no artificial growth hormones are injected!). It’s the simplicity of good products sold at reasonable prices that find happy customers. These customers talk to friends and colleagues in other businesses, and over time that word of mouth spreads the good vibes, which turns the business up.But the limelight has no patience with such simple, slow methods as word of mouth. It’s not infectious enough. Not exponential enough. That’s a shame.Because the world is…

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One File, Many Options: Using Variable Fonts on the Web

In 2016, an important development in web typography was jointly announced by representatives from Adobe, Microsoft, Apple, and Google. Version 1.8 of the OpenType font format introduced variable fonts. With so many big names involved, it’s unsurprising that all browsers are on-board and racing ahead with implementation. Font weights can be far more than just bold and normal—most professionally designed typefaces are available in variants ranging from a thin hairline ultralight to a black extra-heavy bold. To make use of all those weights, we would need a separate file for each. While a design is unlikely to need every font-weight, a wider variety than bold and normal adds visual hierarchy and interest to a page. The Google Fonts GUI makes clear: the more weights you choose, the slower your site There’s more than various weights to consider. CSS3 introduced the font-stretch property, with values from ultra-condensed to ultra-expanded. Until now,…

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APIGEE – Enfec – Seattle, WA

Experience in Drupal developer portal on APIGEE. We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer with experience in APIGEE developer portal*….From Indeed – Wed, 24 Jan 2018 22:20:51 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

The Official Facebook Advertising Playbook 2018

With a new year comes new opportunities to engage with your audience. Facebook advertising continues to be a powerhouse for marketers who want to engage customers in new and creative ways. If you have a vision, chances are, Facebook ads has the right set of opportunities for you. Let’s face it, there’s a ton of Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Drupal Web Developer, APIGEE – Enfec – Bellevue, WA

Experience in Drupal developer portal on APIGEE. APIGEE developer portal:. We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer with experience in APIGEE…From Indeed – Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:01:01 GMT – View all Bellevue, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Drupal Developer, APIGEE – Enfec – Bellevue, WA

Experience in Drupal developer portal on APIGEE. APIGEE developer portal:. We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer with experience in APIGEE…From Indeed – Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:01:01 GMT – View all Bellevue, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Web Developer, Drupal – Enfec – Seattle, WA

We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer*. Proficient in Drupal, including custom module development, key contributed modules and core API….From Indeed – Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:44:42 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Drupal, Web Developer – Enfec – Seattle, WA

We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer*. Proficient in Drupal, including custom module development, key contributed modules and core API….From Indeed – Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:44:42 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Small Tweaks That Can Make a Huge Impact on Your Website’s Accessibility

For a beginner, accessibility can be daunting. With all of the best intentions in the world, the learning curve to developing compliant, fully accessible websites and apps is huge. It’s also hard to find the right advice, because it’s an ever-changing and increasingly crowded landscape. I’ve written this post to give you some tips on small things that can make a big difference, while hopefully not affecting your development process too much. Let’s dive in! Document Structure and Semantics It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that structuring your HTML in an organized, semantic way will make a big difference. Screen readers rely on a well-structured document in order to follow a coherent narrative, so make sure that you’re using the elements that the HTML5 spec provides responsively and effectively. If you’re unsure about how to markup your work correctly, check out resources such as HTML5 Doctor, Code…

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Start Making Something

Illustration by Mike RohdeNew year, new you! If you started 2018 with an idea for a product, business, or creative pursuit, now is the time to start making something. In this episode: A tabletop game designer finds that sometimes, all you need to get going is a pack of index cards and a pencil; a skincare blogger tries her hand at DIY and ends up with a cult hit; and a travel backpack company’s first attempt at making something goes comically awry.https://medium.com/media/1ae41ba62d3a35a206a292d63633c701/hrefStart Making Something was originally published in Signal v. Noise on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Source: 37signals

Deliberate Practice?

Photo by Steven LelhamThere’s an endless list of books about how the greatest become the greatest — deliberate practice. They don’t just show up time after time. They also set short measurable goals and keep stretching them.Time your runs. Swim a bit faster. Get yourself over that pull up bar just one more time.That’s great for performance sports. The goals are easily measurable.But I’m not looking to be, for example, a fast editor. I’d like to be a better, more creative, editor. I want to build bigger audiences. And get more subscribers this week.So how do you deliberately practice in the creative field where success is often external, unpredictable, and uncontrollable?Here’s four ways I’ve found over the years to deliberately practice being more creative.RepetitionHow many times have you redone something? Probably not more than 18. Monet painted at least 18 haystacks that we’re aware of. He destroyed a bunch too.Work on the same thing over and…

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Acquia retrospective 2017

The entrance to Acquia’s headquarters in Boston.For the past nine years, I’ve sat down every January to write an Acquia retrospective. It’s always a rewarding blog post to write as it gives me an opportunity to reflect on what Acquia has accomplished over the past 12 months. If you’d like to read my previous annual retrospectives, they can be found here: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009. When read together, they provide insight to what has shaped Acquia into the company it is today. This year’s retrospective is especially meaningful because 2017 marked Acquia’s 10th year as a company. Over the course of Acquia’s first decade, our long-term investment in open source and cloud has made us the leader in web content management. 2017 was one of our most transformative years to date; not only did we have to manage leadership changes, but we also broadened our horizons…

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Looking for a new job? Don’t be boring

The best advice for someone who’s on the job hunt this new year“Don’t be boring.”When I asked Amanda Lannert, CEO of Jellyvision, what advice she had for people who are looking to get a job, that’s the answer she gave.As a CEO of a rapidly growing 400-person company, soon to be 500 people, Lannert has done her fair share of hiring.“It feels like companies hire people, but in fact people hire people,” she explained. “By and large, recruiters are bored. People play it safe. They commodify themselves into just a bullet-point list of skills and experience.”By not being boring, Lannert pointed out how you’ll catch a recruiter’s eye, and make yourself much more likely to land that initial phone call or interview.At the same time, it’s also a great way to assess the fit of the role for you, as a prospective employee. When you show who you are as a candidate — what you value,…

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Drupal Web Developer – ENFEC – Bellevue, WA

We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer*. Proficient in Drupal, including custom module development, key contributed modules and core API….From Indeed – Thu, 04 Jan 2018 01:33:57 GMT – View all Bellevue, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Web Application Developer, Drupal – ENFEC – Bellevue, WA

We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer*. Proficient in Drupal, including custom module development, key contributed modules and core API….From Indeed – Thu, 04 Jan 2018 01:33:57 GMT – View all Bellevue, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

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