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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.


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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How to innovate — 3 recent stories from successful brands

Last week I had the opportunity to attend ProFood Tech, a trade show for the food and beverage processing industry. I went to experience problems felt by companies outside my sphere of online software businesses. It’s funny though how much is still the same. Same problems. Same worries.How do we grow this old brand? How have people’s tastes changed? How do we create new products without wasting tons of money?There was a panel on innovation where three successful and aging brands shared recent successes at creating new products. There’s a lot to learn from them.Bud LightThe CEO of Anheuser-Busch was visiting Asia when he noticed folks were pouring beer over ice. He immediately called his VP of Innovation, Pat McGauley, and asked for his team to figure out what was going on here. Was this a trend they could exploit?The call was on a Friday. By Sunday, Pat was testing beers over ice with…

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The Future | Inspired by Nature

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily Nature* feeds us, purifies the air we breathe and the water we drink. Unbeatable booster, it cures stress, sadness, reenergizes humans. It’s all around us but most of us fail to appreciate it or even notice it, which is a bit like turning the back on our own selves. No, we’re not going into a philosophical discussion about nature, and how our own beings are (part of) nature. We’re just trying to remind you of the importance of looking at nature – an incredible source of endless inspiration on top of everything else. Look again, or maybe for the first time, with the curiosity of a child. Sure, the occasional romantic strolls help too, but don’t forget to study, explore, examine, through a magnifying glass if needed. Be amazed by the universe at our fingertips. “Glance at the sun. See the…

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Jobs to be done — Getting started

If you don’t know me, Hi. I’m Nate. I took over as CEO of Highrise as we spun it off from Basecamp in 2014. It’s been an exciting project, but holy crap is it hard.Highrise is a simple CRM you can get your whole team on in a few minutes and it’s been around since 2007. When it came out, it was a “blue ocean” for us (the water wasn’t red from a bloody war with competition). You had the behemoth of Salesforce, which is a fine system for people ready to spend their careers learning how to wield it. Or you had desktop tools and spreadsheets that were tough to share with your team. Highrise was one of the first to bring CRM online and make it dead simple.But… 10 years have passed. The marketplace is quite different.Now, when people search to use a CRM for their project or organization they…

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Looking Back at SXSW 2017 with Viget

If you were in Austin last week, you may have seen us running around, giving workshops, or enjoying some local eats. SXSW 2017 was a blast, and we were able to catch up with friends and the latest tech. Here’s a quick teaser of our trip: Themes We arrived on the festival’s first day to fantastic weather and the smell of delicious tacos. There were thousands of talks during the interactive segment, covering many different topics. However, there were a few popular themes that stood out: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR) Last year, we said Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality would blow up, and we saw some ingenious uses of these technologies. Related products were highlights of the expo, and many speakers focused on the intersection of immersive storytelling and VR/AR/MR. Innovators are now using this technology to sell homes, share immersive journalism, enhance music experiences, explore space, and…

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The Richest Man In Town

Illustration by Nate OttoCullinan’s Stadium Club and Beverly Records sit next door to each other in the Chicago neighborhood of Morgan Park. The owners of the two businesses have been friendly since Dan Cullinan opened his bar and grill in 1989. But even Dan couldn’t imagine how John Dreznes of Beverly Records would rush in to help when Cullinan’s Stadium Club ran into financial trouble in late 2016.https://medium.com/media/261c15075ab93d3e51584b5cb30681fc/hrefTranscriptWAILIN: Western Avenue is the longest continuous street in Chicago. It runs north-south for 24 miles, spanning the entire length of the city. When you take Western to Chicago’s southern end, you end up in the neighborhood of Morgan Park.DAN CULLINAN: Pretty much my whole life has been on Western. My name is Dan Cullinan, I am the owner of Cullinan’s Stadium Club.JOHN DREZNES: I remember Dan when I was 17 years old and I tried to buy a beer in there and he kicked me out.…

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D8 Site Building: Intermediate Drupal 8 training in site building

Start:  2017-03-18 10:00 – 14:30 America/New_York Organizers:  sfelder PDay jbylsma ghalusa bart atlas lizardata Event type:  Training (free or commercial) In this class we will cover more advanced topics of site building. Target Audience: Drupal 7 builders and themers who want to know more about Drupal 8 Relative beginners to Drupal who already knot the very basics of installing Drupal and creating nodes. Decision makers who want hands-on practice building sites using Drupal 8. Technical and non-technical project managers. Prerequisites: -Have downloaded and installed Acquia Dev Desktop on your laptop (PC or Mac) -Know how to navigate Drupal’s admin interface (create nodes, access Views, etc.) -Understand how to build a basic View Course Learning Objectives: – Learn how to build a fully functional website with advanced features, using no custom development. What to bring: -Laptop computer with Acquia Dev Desktop installed -Food and drink will be provided. Additional Information: The…

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D8 Site Building: Intermediate Drupal 8 training in site building

Start:  2017-03-18 10:00 – 14:30 America/New_York Organizers:  sfelder PDay jbylsma ghalusa bart atlas lizardata Event type:  Training (free or commercial) In this class we will cover more advanced topics of site building. Target Audience: Drupal 7 builders and themers who want to know more about Drupal 8 Relative beginners to Drupal who already knot the very basics of installing Drupal and creating nodes. Decision makers who want hands-on practice building sites using Drupal 8. Technical and non-technical project managers. Prerequisites: -Have downloaded and installed Acquia Dev Desktop on your laptop (PC or Mac) -Know how to navigate Drupal’s admin interface (create nodes, access Views, etc.) -Understand how to build a basic View Course Learning Objectives: – Learn how to build a fully functional website with advanced features, using no custom development. What to bring: -Laptop computer with Acquia Dev Desktop installed -Food and drink will be provided. Additional Information: The…

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All's Well(ness) That Ends Well

Every Fall for the last four years we’ve rolled out a Wellness Incentive Program here at Viget.  In order to make this possible, we negotiate a wellness incentive fund into our contract with our healthcare provider so there’s a pot of money available to us if we choose to devise “proactive wellness activities” that encourage staff to lead healthier lives. Free money is a great motivator (though not the only motivator  — more on that later), so we’ve managed to come up with something every year since the fund has been available to us. This Year’s Challenge This past year, we put together a challenging program that offered multiple wellness activities: No Soda for 6 weeks.Meatless Mondays for 12 weeks.No Elevator November.Project Zero (gain no weight between Thanksgiving and New Year’s).Participate in a structured race (5K, marathon, etc.). The program started the Tuesday after Labor Day and lasted through New…

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21 Facebook Ad Secrets Revealed by SumoMe, HubSpot, and Marketo

Let’s be honest with each other for a second… Digital marketing efforts, outside of the ‘digital marketing’ and tech space, largely suck. Go see for yourself. Pull up any B2B website. Or how about a local service provider. Or a product company. Hell — even huge, household eCommerce names are mostly terrible. Websites are clunky at best. Emails are terrible. And the less said about content or social, the better. Most are simply coasting by on brand recognition and big ad budgets to make up for you, well, skillz. Inside our lovely echo chamber of marketing technology, though, things are different. MUCH different.  The bar is insanely high. You guys reading this, and the marketers at some of the top companies profiled below, are the ones pushing the boundaries and creating the rules on-the-fly. SumoMe, HubSpot, and Marketo are just a few of the ones leading the pack. So let’s study them and…

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The 15 Strangest Targeting Categories on Facebook

There are tons of “legit” targeting categories on Facebook: number of people interested in fitness, shopping, sports. etc. Have you ever taken a minute to look at all of Facebook’s ad categories, though? I mean, really look? Well, we did, and we weren’t disappointed. We actually found some pretty interesting categories! Some of them are hyper-specific, such as people interested in scooters. Some of them are a little unexpected, like the 17 million people categorized as being in long distance relationships. As quirky as these examples are, the awesome thing about Facebook’s ad categories are their potential to target very unique groups of people. So without further ado, here’s some of what we found. A New Take on Demographics 1. Friends of Newly Engaged Looking at all of the people using Facebook in the States, would you believe that there are 21 million people who are newly engaged in the last…

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Drupal Global Training Day March 18, 2017

Start:  2017-03-18 10:00 – 17:30 Asia/Tokyo Event type:  Training (free or commercial) http://cmslabo.org/drupal-global-training-days/2017/0318 We have tow courses, for first user or beginners and intermediate course at one day. Drupal 8 install at own PC for this workshop For beginners Drupal 8 install on Cloud edit page content, upload photo and document by IMCE setup multilingual functions for Japanese change design template, modules, and distributions For intermediate How to update Drupal 8 core and modules, and drush hands-on About Configuration Management functions Drupal 8 basic administration, settings.php and others URL and PATH management, pathauto module hands-on Basic setting of security Upgrade from Drupal 6, Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 About multi site environment Q&A, after that drink meet up Kazu Hodota Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Sober

It’s been 45 days since I last had a drink and the clarity that I have, the joy that I have in my heart, and the excitement that I feel as a result of my (ongoing) decision to remove alcohol from my life is, well… intoxicating. I’ve struggled with the idea of sharing this publicly and it took some time to get used to the idea (I even teased it a bit here) but today I finally decided to do it: Even though it pains me to say the following I know that it’s important that I do: I hope you watch it. I hope you share it. I hope you send it to others that might be struggling with substance abuse and addiction. We need to give hope and strength to more people who need it. As you might imagine… I’ll continue to share more about this as things move…

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The 7 Keys of Facebook Advertising Success

If there’s one thing that’s true, it’s that Facebook advertising has a steep learning curve. It’s much more complex than the AdWords search and the display network (even though that’s pretty complex too). But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t roll up your sleeves and take advantage of some Facebook advertising keys that your competitors are sleeping on. That’s why KilentBoost, a leader in the PPC community have partnered with AdEspresso, a leader in the Facebook advertising world, to bring you our seven favorite tips and tricks to seriously bring true ROI that outshines any other PPC channel you’re using. Are your ready to unlock the door of your ROI? NOTE: This marketing infographic is part of KlientBoost’s 25-part series. We’re super excited to partner with them so you can enjoy a new gifographic once a day in your inbox. You should subscribe here. Key # 1 – Understanding Facebook vs Other…

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Party in the Front, Business in the Back

Illustration by Nate OttoWhen Gary Morrison’s mother and her best friend got into the foil-stamped napkin business in 1979, the two women were just looking for a side project that would make them some extra money. Decades later, Gary is running AR-EN Party Printers, a company that custom prints cocktail napkins, coasters, matchboxes and more. He’s the first person to acknowledge that no one really needs what he’s selling, yet he’s figured out how to make a sustainable business out of disposable personalized favors.https://medium.com/media/07e3d7349ea2cfc59acb51593a6485e5/hrefTranscriptWAILIN WONG: Groucho Marx is famously quoted as saying, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.” Gary Morrison has his own version of that line.GARY MORRISON: I don’t want to be invited to any party that would have me as a guest.WAILIN: Despite his best efforts, Gary turns up at a lot of parties. Or more accurately, his products do. Since 1995,…

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Our Top Drupal Events in Austin, New York and Los Angeles

1. Austin | SXSW  Hipsters and nerds of all kinds from all over, come together for one week in Austin to geek out over music, film, and technology at SXSW. Austin Drupal developers are a strange mix of the two: a city hipster and a cyber world dweeb. Party, drink, and grub down with this strange breed of developers at Tech Lover’s Karaoke Night or Drupal Drop-In. Austin’s thriving technology community knows to show fellow nerds a good time at Drupal developer events and on 6th Street.   2. Los Angeles | DrupalCon Thousands of Drupal developers, users, designers, and supporters from around the world came to party in Austin last year at the Drupal camp, DrupalCon. This year, the party is moving over to Los Angeles, the #2 ranked party city in America. And the nerds aren’t just now invited to the parties; they are throwing the parties… and…

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“Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” Microsite Launches

Pixeldust and Nice Monster, along with Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing, launched a new website for the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” Labor Day campaign. The Flash-based website features a video gallery of real drunk driving arrests and information about DWI consequences. Pixeldust also built a series of rich media Flash banners that also feature the “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” slogan. The website and banners are part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s effort to let drivers know they will be out in full force over Labor Day weekend and not to drive drunk.

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