Posts Tagged:Custom Programming

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.


Web Developer – DISYS – Spring, TX

Drupal programming experience. Custom programming and web application development for Drupal. The Woodlands, TX*….From Indeed – Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:35:12 GMT – View all Spring jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

RottenNeighbor featured on the AP Newswire

AP Newswire featured RottenNeighbor today as a “website seemingly tailor-made for such suburban woes.” The article covered some of the most popular posts on the site, discussed changing neighborhood trends demonstrated on RottenNeighbor, and touched on the possibility of a reality show based on the site. The story was picked up by more than 200 media outlets including CNN.com. To read more on this story, click here.

RottenNeighbor featured on CNN.com

CNN.com Living featured RottenNeighbor today as a site that “allows users to post material about disturbing neighbors.” The article covered some of the most popular posts on the site, discussed changing neighborhood trends demonstrated on RottenNeighbor and touched on the possibility of a reality show based on the site. To read more on this story, click here.

RottenNeighbor featured in Google’s Top 5 Trends

RottenNeighbor climbed into the top 5 Google Hot Trends today and caused a huge surge of traffic on the site. Since its launch, RottenNeighbor.com has averaged several hundred thousand hits per day and been featured in over 200 media outlets courtesy of the Associated Press.

My Fit Foods

With more than one third of adults overweight in the US, it’s easy to see why the weight loss industry is booming. And while many diet food companies claim to offer healthy food that tastes great, most customers are usually left feeling unsatisfied, disconnected and reaching the end of a Doritos bag. But My Fit Foods has taken a different approach. Founded in the apartment kitchen of personal trainer Mario Mendez in 2006, My Fit Foods offers healthy pre-packaged meals for customers who lead busy lifestyles in over 30+ stores throughout Texas, Arizona and California. My Fit Foods also gives back to their surrounding communities by organizing weekly group runs, movie nights and philanthropic marathons. But myfitfoods.com did not reflect the company’s easy-going nature or provide the high-level functionality needed to engage users and showcase the menu. And while MFF had mastered tasty food and community spirit, they lacked the…

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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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Cactus Cafe Rockin’ Again

Pixeldust has launched the new Cactus Cafe website. Built on a WordPress platform, the new website features a cohesive brand theme and gives users a new place to purchase show tickets online. Users can find information about upcoming shows, read about their favorite artists and interact with other Cactus Cafe-goers.

Texas State Teachers Association

For more than 130 years, the Texas State Teachers Association has been working to empower public education. Their estimated 3.2 million members have worked continuously to protect public education employees, cultivate student knowledge and improve the future of public education in Texas. Over the years, the TSTA has been instrumental in a number of legislative measures such as child labor laws, mandatory schooling, civil rights, statewide teacher salaries, the Teacher Retirement system and more. But, at over 10 years old, the tsta.org site no longer reflected TSTA’s legislative stature or conveyed a strong interactive presence. And while educational reform was quickly becoming a hot-bed issue in the legislature, the TSTA needed a tool to help them revitalize their look and dominate the educational stratosphere.

My Fit Foods Gets a Drupal Makeover

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned My Fit Foods website. Beginning with a fresh look, the redesigned website utilizes Drupal 7 and features a comprehensive menu where users can now purchase My Fit Foods meals online and pick them up at their local store. Pixeldust designed a custom Drupal Commerce solution that connects directly to each store’s point of sale (POS) system and submits the orders into the system dynamically. The POS then reports back to the website that the order was accepted. Users can also set a default location, so that when they look at a menu, they only see items available in their favorite store.

Cactus Cafe

For more than 30 years, the Cactus Cafe has been the soul of live acoustic music in Austin. A local gem in a sea of music tranquility, Cactus Cafe provides a unique, intimate experience that both artists and audiences are unlikely to find anywhere else. It’s a rare place that showcases music in the way that every true fan hopes to experience their favorite artist: live, up close and personal. It’s a place where audiences can savor the music they love. But cactuscafe.org did not provide any information about the venue or give customers any indication of the awesomeness they were about to experience. And while Cactus Cafe’s word-of mouth reputation has reached every corner of Austin, they lacked the ability to connect with artists and customers online.

Pioneer Surgical

In an industry worth more than $14 billion and still growing, it’s safe to say that the orthopedic surgical instrument and implant industry isn’t slowing down any time soon. In fact, it’s projected to gross nearly $22 billion in 2012, almost doubling in revenue in just one year. And for nearly 20 years, Pioneer Surgical has grown alongside it. Founded in 1992 in the garage of a local surgeon, Pioneer has since expanded into more than 300 employees worldwide. Their strong commitment to innovation has resulted in over 130 U.S. and foreign patents and kept them at the forefront of spinal and orthopedic surgical solutions. But with all of their growth and innovative breakthroughs, Pioneer did not have a way to distribute important product information to customers online.

Testing Your Website for Mobile Devices

These days, you can do virtually anything on your mobile device. If you’ve ever been standing in a crowd of people, heard one of the generic iPhone ringers go off and watched about 14 different people pull out their cell phone, then you know what I’m talking about. Nielsen estimates that there are over 160 million smartphone users in the US. 160+.million.people. All surfing the web, and all probably playing Angry Birds. And that number is only going to get bigger.

Dovetail Software

For more than 15 years, Dovetail Software has been providing customer service and support software solutions to a network of global 1000 enterprises. Their comprehensive selection of software solutions not only focuses on customer service and support, but reduces the overall cost and complexity of supporting complex product and service environments. But dovetailsoftware.com did not reflect the company’s technical stature or their ability to stay on top of industry trends. And while Dovetail’s products consistently dominated the service and support market, their website appeared fragmented and out of touch with consumers.

Twee–wha? The Secret Search and Social Network War Brewing Between Facebook and Google

Let’s face it: web industry wars over users are really nothing new: Microsoft v. Apple, Yahoo v. Google, Facebook v. Twitter. For the past 15 years, we’ve all watched as numerous contenders have set foot in the ring, talked their trash to their opponent, and proceeded to either win with a TKO or get their HTML handed to them on the playground. This time, however, might be a little different.

Lammes Candies

Lammes Candies is a full-line candy company offering more than 1,000 items. Founded in 1885, the “Texas Chewie” is still the number one selling product with over 2,000 pounds produced daily. With seven stores throughout the Texas Hill Country, Lammes employees are willing and able to go the extra mile to deliver excellence and mouth watering confections to our customers.

Rotten Neighbor

Pixeldust utilized Google Maps API to build a unique real estate engine that allows users to search their address, post information on neighbor’s houses, comment and vote on posts. Email notifications are sent to update users any time a new post is made on the neighborhood. Users can also rate a neighborhood according to noise, safety, appearance, services, traffic and the neighborhood overall, and submit a post to del.icio.us, Digg, reddit, Pligg and Yahoo. Pixeldust also built a photo/video contest section where users can vote for “The Most Rotten Neighbor in America,” and the winners receive a cash prize.

Machinery Inspections

Every year, thousands of heavy machinery auctions commence all over the world. With a lot of money to be made and equipment to be sold, auction and equipment owners have been known to walk away with millions of dollars in sold equipment in one weekend alone. Naturally, it’s easy to see why any machinery business would want a piece of the pie. MachineryInpsections is a company that knew exactly what to do with their piece: create and supply inspection reports to equipment buyers before auctions begin. Their only problem: they didn’t have a website.

Fotofix.com

Pixeldust worked with Attention Ventures to build a site for regular, web-based users to obtain perfect photos. Pixeldust designed and developed a sleek, custom website where users can buy credits, upload their photo(s) and select the changes they want made. Services include photo cropping, color correction, red eye removal, skin smoothing, teeth whitening, hair and eye color enhancement, weight reduction, object removal, background changes and several foto-art options. Pixeldust also provided a custom Cold Fusion-based solution for transactions, administrative control and user management.

MyNipTuck

MyNipTuck offers a revolutionary way to envision yourself post-surgery and before any consultations, paperwork or financial commitments. Pixeldust created a custom Cold Fusion based application that lets users pay a small fee, upload a photo and choose what surgical procedures they would consider. Through a secure administrative area, MNT artists are able to download, edit and re-upload the corrected images for approval by a licensed plastic surgeon. Once the modifications are approved, the user is notified and can download the edited image to see what he or she would look like after plastic surgery.

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