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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.

Free Drupal 8 Beginners Training by Drupal Indore community in association with Iksula services (Indore) on Global Training Day – 16th Sept 2017

Start:  2017-09-16 10:00 – 17:00 Asia/Kolkata Organizers:  anurag.s virajrajankar Ashish.Dalvi Event type:  User group meeting Hello Drupalers, We are excited to announce that the “Drupal 8 In a Day” training session will be held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 on Drupal Global Training Days. This training session is an initiative by Drupal Indore Community in Collaboration with Iksula services and Drupal Association. What is Global Training Days?     • Drupal Global Training Days is an exciting initiative from the Drupal community to introduce new and beginning users to Drupal. Trainers from companies and local groups around the world make newcomers to the Drupal community feel inspired and empowered to start great work.     • Follow Global Training Days with #DrupalGTD on Twitter Who Should Attend?     • This training is intended for PHP/Web developers, Career switchers, and Students who wish to begin their career in Drupal.     • This…

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New Class: How to Build Magento Themes

This week’s new class is a beta launch. 50% of the videos are available now for your feedback, and the other 50% will follow in the next couple of weeks. “How to Build Magento Themes” will help you create your very first Magento theme. Enno Stuurman is a highly-experienced Magento developer and trainer. In this new class, he breaks down everything you need to know about building custom Magento 2 themes. The class starts by taking a look at the default Luma theme. After learning about the structure of Luma, you’ll use that knowledge to build your own unique theme. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Reservoir, a simple way to decouple Drupal

Decoupled Drupal seems to be taking the world by storm. I’m currently in Sydney, and everyone I talked to so far, including the attendees at the Sydney Drupal User Group, is looking into decoupled Drupal. Digital agencies are experimenting with it on more projects, and there is even a new Decoupled Dev Days conference dedicated to the topic. Roughly eight months ago, we asked ourselves in Acquia’s Office of the CTO whether we could create a “headless” version of Drupal, optimized for integration with a variety of applications, channels and touchpoints. Such a version could help us build bridges with other developer communities working with different frameworks and programming languages, and the JavaScript community in particular. I’ve been too busy with the transition at Acquia to blog about it in real time, but a few months ago, we released Reservoir. It’s a Drupal-based content repository with all the necessary web…

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Build a Drupal 8 website in 4 hours or less with us!

Start:  2017-09-08 13:00 – 16:00 America/Los_Angeles Organizers:  douglaschoffman rich.yumul Event type:  Training (free or commercial)… INTRO TO DRUPAL 8 The Drupal open-source content management system (CMS) powers more than one million websites and more than twelve percent of the top 100,000 according to BuiltWith. Join us for an introduction to Drupal 8 websites. Hosted by Sagetree, a forward thinking digital agency, crafting compelling brands, using technology and creativity to help you grow. Source:

Devops Best Practices For Digital Sports Entertainment, Part Two

In our previous post we talked about the work that was done to get Major League Soccer’s (MLS Digital) AWS platform into a reliably identifiable healthy state. With that done, the platform had enough stability for us to begin work to ensure capacity was being used efficiently. Source:

The OSTraining Podcast #8: Andy Miller

In this week’s episode, I talk with Andy Miller. Andy Miller has a long and storied history as web developer and businessman. Andy started as the first webmaster at ExxonMobile, before starting Rockettheme, the company that created the commercial theme industry. One of the founders of Joomla, he’s now also the founder of Grav, a new and exciting flat-file CMS. In this episode, Andy talks about his background, and also explains his philosophy for the right way to grown an open source software project. Find out more at and [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Magento 2 Explained is Coming Soon

Do you need to build an eCommerce site with Magento?  Today, we’re delighted to say that “Magento 2 Explained” is coming soon. This book will teach everything you need to know to make a Magento 2 site.  Magento has a reputation for being a complex platform, but we’ve successfully explained similar software before with Drupal, Joomla and MySQL. This book will be a fun and straightforward beginners guide to Magento 2. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

7 Ad Copy Tests That Will Improve Your PPC Performance by @jonleeclark

These ad copy tests will help your ads suck less by increasing CTR, improving quality score, and growing conversions.The post 7 Ad Copy Tests That Will Improve Your PPC Performance by @jonleeclark appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Project Manager – Drupal Focused – Fountain City, Inc. – Remote

Manage anywhere between 3 to 7 different Drupal based projects and their developers. This is a Drupal focused position, but familiarity with other technologies…From Indeed – Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:30:12 GMT – View all Remote jobs Source:

Be Slightly Careful with Sub Elements of Clickable Things

Say you want to attach a click handler to a <button>. You almost surely are, as outside of a <form>, buttons don’t do anything without JavaScript. So you do that with something like this: var button = document.querySelector(“button”); button.addEventListener(“click”, function(e) { // button was clicked }); But that doesn’t use event delegation at all. Event delegation is where you bind the click handler not directly to the element itself, but to an element higher up the DOM tree. The idea being that you can rip out and plop in new DOM stuff inside of there and not worry about events being destroyed and needing to re-bind them. Say our button has a gear icon in it: <button> <svg> <use xlink:href=”#gear”></use> </svg> </button> And we bind it by watching for clicks way up on the document element itself: document.documentElement.addEventListener(“click”, function(e) { }); How do we know if that click happened on…

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Step Up Your Demo Game

When we’re working with a client, we need to make sure that they are able to stay informed and involved throughout the entire project process. Conducting periodic demos of our work is one way to keep them in the loop. Whether we’re sharing the first piece of functionality that’s been built or walking through an entire site before launch, demos give clients the chance to see our development work. It also enables them to provide feedback during the early stages of development so they can help shape the end result. Demos are a critical part of the design and development process because they turn abstract ideas into a reality, answer questions, address issues, and demonstrate value. They help us communicate with a range of audiences, including core members of the client team, project stakeholders, content creators, or other vendors. From sharing progress and demonstrating functionality to getting approval and providing…

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Software Engineer – Infrastructure &amp; Operations – Digital Deployment position is open @digdep

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Strongly Held Opinions, Gone Away

I received a really wonderful question from Bryan Braun the other day during a workshop I was giving at Sparkbox. He asked if, over the years, if there were opinions about web design and development I strongly held that I don’t anymore. I really didn’t have a great answer at the time, even though surely if I could rewind my brain there would be some embarrassing ones in there. At the risk of some heavy self-back-patting, this is exactly the reason I try and be pretty open-minded. If you aren’t, you end up eating crow. And for what? When you crap on an idea, you sound like a jerk at the time, and likely cause more harm than good. If you end up right, you were still a jerk. If you end up wrong, you were a jerk and a fool. I like the sentiment the web is a big…

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New Book: Multilingual Joomla Explained

Do you need to build a multilingual site with Joomla?  Today, we’re delighted to launch a new book, “Multilingual Joomla Explained”. This book teaches everything you need to know to make a multilingual Joomla site. Using this book, you can master multilingual Joomla sites.  “Multilingual Joomla Explained” is for all Joomla users, from novice to expert. This book is a fun, hands-on introduction to building multilingual sites in Joomla. We guide readers step-by-step how to install new multilingual sites and update existing unilingual sites.  This book uses practical examples and step-by-step instructions to show you how to translate Joomla articles, menus, modules, core extensions and non-core extensions. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

New Class: The Beginners Guide to Building Websites

Are you absolutely new to building websites? Then this week’s new class is for you. “The Beginners Guide to Building Websites” will help you create your very first website. You’ll learn about the 3 things you need to put your site online: code, a domain name, and hosting. If you’ve joined OSTraining before and have never built a website before, take this class before you watch anything else. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Developer (Drupal, part-time) position is open


Triple Threat: The Challenger, The Catalyst, & The Finisher

The “triple threat” is a concept that has fascinated me ever since I was a kid. I heard it used to describe either an athlete or an entertainer who had mastered a combination of three disciplines that together made him or her exceptional. For the basketball player, it was someone who was a great shooter, rebounder, and defender (think Lebron James). For the entertainer, it was someone who was a great actor, singer, and dancer (think Beyonce). This led me to a curious thought recently: What combination of disciplines in our field would make a person a “triple threat.” My thinking ranged from hard-skill to soft-skill disciplines, and here’s the trio—more on the soft side—that rose to the top for me. The Challenger As designers and thinkers, we’re meant to challenge habituation or problems and do something about them. Tony Fadell, designer of the iPod and the Nest, shares that…

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Fantastic Techniques In Designing 404 Error Pages

Chances are, you’ve probably encountered a lot of 404 error pages at least once in your online browsing experience. These pages are signals that reveal something wrong in the website, resulting in browsing interruptions. While it can be pretty disappointing to get stuck in these error pages, website owners can actually use them to entertain their visitors or provide important bits of information. Design Ideas For Your 404 Error Pages Here are some design techniques to turn your otherwise a discouraging 404 error into an entertaining – and lead-generating – page on your site: 1. Choose a catchy line from a popular song If there is one thing that will keep your visitors entertained even when they stumble upon your site’s 404 error page, that’s a memorable line from famous songs. This is a clever way to make your visitors stay, because it is likely that they will enjoy…

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