Posts Tagged:digital

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.

Why Do I Care What Somebody Had For Breakfast?

Twitter seems to be everywhere these days. In fact, it was mentioned so many times in one week that Joel McHale and the people at the Soup on E! made a video compilation of references with Joel calling Twitter “the digital macarena.” Like it or not, Twitter and the rest of the social media sites and applications have transformed the Internet and every other traditional form of marketing known to mankind for the last 70 years. And Twitter can transform you.

Pixeldust Partners with Really Really Big Industries, Inc.

Pixeldust is pleased to announce our partnership with Really Really Big Industries, Inc in Chicago! RRBI is a full-service, creative digital media production agency that produces high-profile marketing communications and public relations work for global Fortune 100 companies. Pixeldust has been working with RRBI on the Drupal web development end of their client campaigns.

Digital Marketing Coordinator – Radiant Vision Systems – Redmond, WA

Serve as primary contact with external web developer. Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Drupal CMS, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SharePoint….From Radiant Vision Systems – Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:19:44 GMT – View all Redmond, WA jobs Source:

Digital Marketing Specialist – Radiant Vision Systems – Redmond, WA

Serve as primary contact with external web developer. Google Analytics, Google AdWords, Drupal CMS, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SharePoint….From Radiant Vision Systems – Wed, 17 Oct 2018 08:19:44 GMT – View all Redmond, WA jobs Source:

From a world wide web to a personal web

Last week, I had a chance to meet with Inrupt, a startup founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who is best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. Inrupt is based in Boston, so their team stopped by the Acquia office to talk about the new company. To learn more about Inrupt’s founding, I recommend reading Tim Berners-Lee’s blog or Inrupt’s CEO John Bruce’s announcement. Inrupt is on an important mission Inrupt’s mission is to give individuals control over their own data. Today, a handful of large platform companies (such as Facebook) control the media and flow of information for a majority of internet users. These companies have profited from centralizing the Open Web and lack transparent data privacy policies on top of that. Inrupt’s goal is not only to improve privacy and data ownership, but to take back power from these large platform companies. Inrupt will leverage Solid,…

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Broken Records Taps Pixeldust to Develop New Identity

Broken Records, a Spicewood, TX, record label and recording studio, has selected Pixeldust as its lead digital agency for all Drupal web development needs. Pixeldust will design and develop the brand identity and website for both the record label and recording studio. The website will feature Broken Records artists and showcase the state-of-the-art recording studio currently under production. Pixeldust will also develop a highly interactive 3d animation to help introduce the brand.

Hybrid Developer/Web Designer-(Micfo) – Micfo – Mount Hope, WV

Experience coding Drupal and Magento websites. You will work in a collaborative environment to drive creative strategy across our digital experiences…. $12 – $14 an hourFrom Indeed – Sat, 06 Oct 2018 16:48:37 GMT – View all Mount Hope, WV jobs Source:

6 Strategic Areas to Consider Before Launching an SEM Campaign by @digital_future

Consider these key areas to ensure that everything is in place before launching your PPC campaign.The post 6 Strategic Areas to Consider Before Launching an SEM Campaign by @digital_future appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

20 Top Digital Marketing Blogs That Accept Guest Posts by @alextachalova

Want to build your personal brand? Here are 20 digital marketing blogs that accept guest posts.The post 20 Top Digital Marketing Blogs That Accept Guest Posts by @alextachalova appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Using Drupal 8 and AWS IoT to Power Digital Signage for New York’s Subway System

Intro: About Digital Experiences and Signs (Special thanks to Gerardo Gonzalez and Andy Hawks, engineers at CivicActions, who worked on this project — and this post — with me.) “Digital Experiences” are the next big thing someone at your company is almost certainly talking about. These include visionary technology that operates based on rich data that is timely and location-based, interactions between other services and products, and perhaps most importantly: content that is not reliant on a user manually driving the experience (as they usually might on a website or mobile application). One common form factor for these experiences is the digital sign. Not all signs constitute a digital experience, but there is an emerging market for such devices and the management of the content / data that is flowing to them. This challenge is particularly exciting when considering the potential for massive scale, as digital signage is installed across…

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Illustrating “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”

Take a look behind the scenes at the illustration process for Jason Fried and DHH’s new book, “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.Back storyEvery essay in Jason and David’s previous titles, REWORK and REMOTE is accompanied by an illustration that captures the key message of the essay. Contract llustrator Mike Rohde’s iconic original art perfectly compliments the irreverent and contrarian tone of the books. We love the format and it has worked well for us but when it came time to design the new book, Jason was eager to try something new. He reached out to the Basecamp team for fresh ideas.Jason’s post in Basecamp from February 2018At the time the working title of the book was The Calm Company, which was less provocative but perfectly captured the kind of company we want to have here at Basecamp—the kind of company prescribed in the book. Jason had already asked our team…

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Thinking in Bets

About a month or so ago I wrote a post about Annie Duke and a podcast that I had listened to that had her as a guest; in short, it was so good that I immediately bought her new book, Thinking in Bets, and it really has changed my life, zero hyperbole. It’s been so good that I’ve told a dozen folks about it and the book ranks very high on my must-read list. It has not only changed the way that I think through decisions but it also has changed the very speech and psychological patterns that I’ve developed over many, many years. I don’t want to talk it up too much, but, I did want to capture a few things here on my blog that I want to be able to reference in the future – my blog often times functions as a repository of thoughts (both complete and mostly incomplete) but also…

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Digital Disruption In Financial Services, Retail Banking and Credit Unions

Every interaction a financial institution has with its customers, employees, partners and shareholders is an opportunity to create value. Each customer experience can be perceived as positive or negative, and these experiences form our individual beliefs and realities. Positive experiences lead to happy customers, conversion, revenue, advocacy and loyalty. Negative experiences create frustration,  bad reviews, loss of customers and consumers sharing negative experiences with friends/family which hurts brand value. Source:

A Complete Guide to Google Analytics by @annaleacrowe

This essential guide will show you how to use Google Analytics to help your SEO and digital marketing.The post A Complete Guide to Google Analytics by @annaleacrowe appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

A Developers Guide to Acquia Engage 2018

Acquia Engage 2018, which takes place November 7-9 in Austin, Texas, is a sprawling event, broadly focused on what organizations need to know to stay ahead of fast-moving trends in the digital experience world. The Acquia Engage conference was started four years ago to connect Acquia customers, partners, prospects and team members in the spirit of learning and collaboration. It’s been a big success, helping professionals work together to address growing digital challenges, share knowledge and insights, and better serve customers. Naturally, this mission includes a lot of valuable content for developers. So let’s get specific, here in the Acquia Developer Center, in case you are a developer, and considering a trip to Austin for this year’s edition of Engage. Customer Stories This has always been a core offering at Engage: digital leaders taking the stage to share their insights, revelations, and lessons learned working with Acquia in the never-ending…

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Drupal Global Training Day September 2018 – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Start:  2018-09-29 10:00 – 17:00 Asia/Kolkata Event type:  Training (free or commercial) GTD 2018, Trivandrum Schedule Morning Session (10:00 AM – 1:00 PM) Opening Remarks Drupal Showcase Fueling Digital Transformation with Drupal Afternoon Session (2:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Drupal Workshop – Build a simple Drupal 8 application from scratch in 3 hrs. Venue ICFOSS Training Centre, 4th Floor, Thejaswini, Technopark Registration There will not be any registration fee. The venue can accommodate maximum of 60 people. Register here to confirm your participation Prerequisite for Drupal Workshop The participants need to bring laptop with the following installed. MySQL 5.5.3/MariaDB 5.5.20/Percona Server 5.5.8 or higher with InnoDB as the primary storage engine, and requires the PDO database extension. Apache2 – rewrite module enabled. PHP 7.1 or 7.2 – Required memory size is 256MB. PHP GD and PDO enabled A GNU/Linux system (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) is recommended. If you can install…

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Who sponsors Drupal development? (2017-2018 edition)

For the past two years, I’ve examined’s commit data to understand who develops Drupal, how much of that work is sponsored, and where that sponsorship comes from. I have now reported on this data for three years in a row, which means I can start to better compare year-over-year data. Understanding how an open-source project works is important because it establishes a benchmark for project health and scalability. I would also recommend taking a look at the 2016 report or the 2017 report. Each report looks at data collected in the 12-month period between July 1st and June 30th. This year’s report affirms that Drupal has a large and diverse community of contributors. In the 12-month period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, 7,287 different individuals and 1,002 different organizations contributed code to This include contributions to Drupal core and all contributed projects on In…

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What You Need to Know About WCAG 2.1

Background on WCAG The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 have been the international standard for accessibility since the European Union adopted them in 2016. WCAG 2.1 adds new requirements to each of the three compliance levels (A, AA, and AAA). Here at Viget, we aim to comply with WCAG Level A on all projects and we work with clients to determine which aspects of AA and AAA compliance are appropriate for their audiences. What’s New in Level A Label and name text should match on HTML elements (2.5.3). It’s important to note that this standard isn’t necessarily referring to the name attribute on input elements. For some elements, identifiable text could be a label, the text inside the element or the name attribute. Don’t rely on device motion or wild pointer gestures for functionality (2.5.4 & 2.5.1). This one may seem like a no-brainer, but as digital experiences continue…

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Helping a Beginner Understand Getting a Website Live

I got a great email from a fellow named Josh Long the other day. He is, in his words, “relatively new to web design” and was a bit stuck on the concept of getting a site live. I should say that I’m happy to get emails like this an I always read them, but I typically can’t offer tech support over email. If I can respond at all, I normally point people to other community resources. In this case, it struck me what a perfect moment this is for Josh. He’s a little confused, but he knows enough to be asking a lot of questions and sorting through all this stuff. I figured this was a wonderful opportunity to dig into his questions, hopefully helping him and just maybe helping others in a similar situation. Here’s one of the original paragraphs Daniel sent me, completely unedited: I’m relatively new to…

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