Posts Tagged:Expert Drupal Coder

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.


Roy Scholten: New process, new results

We’re probably misusing the term MVP when we try to frame what we would like to see make it into core. But the actual mode of working we use there is quite an achievement. We used to grind it out endlessly, where proposed changes could be discussed endlessly, with a high risk of not committing anything at all in the end. What we’re doing now is: agree up front that it’s a good idea to improve feature X or rework interface Y. And then focus on keeping the scope as small as possible. Yes, I, J and K are also good ideas, but we’re trying to do X here and while these are all related ideas and together would like make for a nicer whole, we should really focus on shipping X, and X alone, before turning our attention to I, J and K. If at all, because while shiny,…

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Contract Drupal Developer position is open

Princeton, NJ, United States Source: jobs.drupal.org

Cocomore: 10 Do’s & Don’ts for Facebook Pages: This is what businesses should keep in mind

The digital point of contact, the electronic business card, the online meet up for fans: A Facebook business page serves many functions. For this reason it’s important to know how to use it correctly. Here are 10 tips on how to work it. Source: Drupal Aggregator

DrupalCon News: An Insider's Guide to Visiting Dublin

Thinking of coming to DrupalCon Dublin this year? Why not extend your trip by a few days and stay a bit longer to take in some of the fabulous things you can go do and see in Dublin? Here’s our recommended list of things to do and see while here: 1. Guinness Storehouse Source: Drupal Aggregator

Google Removes AdSense Ad Limit Policy: Reasons Behind the Change by @SouthernSEJ

Google recently refreshed its AdSense ad limit policy, removing the restriction it once had on the amount of ads publishers can place on one page.The post Google Removes AdSense Ad Limit Policy: Reasons Behind the Change by @SouthernSEJ appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: New feed

(Not) Shipping is a Virtue

One of the most important Basecamp features I ever designed never actually made it into the product.Back in 2009, I designed the due dates for To-dos feature in Basecamp Classic (looking back it’s hard to believe Basecamp was without due dates on To-dos for its first 5 years!). Shortly after we thought it might be useful to see those due dates on the two-week calendar that appears at the top of your Basecamp Dashboard.Basecamp Classic’s Dashboard shows upcoming dates over the next two weeksIt seemed pretty straightforward. We’d need to design a way to display any dated to-dos alongside your milestones while making them visually distinct. We’d need to figure out what to do if you had too many to reasonably show at once as well as what happens when you click one. A very typical feature brief. We spent about a week going back-and-forth until we came up with a pretty…

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Drupal Web Developer/Systems Administrator – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Preferred experience in Drupal and development of new websites. The candidate should be a strong and independent web developer with systems administrator…From Princeton University – Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:52:17 GMT – View all Princeton jobs Source: New feed

Drupal governance announcements: Coding standards ratified changes and ongoing proposals

The TWG coding standards committee is announcing two coding standards changes for final discussion. These appear to have reached a point close enough to consensus for final completion. The new process for proposing and ratifying changes is documented on the coding standards project page. Official coding standards updates now ratified: Prefer != to <> for NOT EQUALS Stop disallowing camelCase for local variables / parameters Should we require a blank line after <?php? Issues awaiting core approval: [policy] Define coding standards for anonymous functions (closures) Add type hinting to function declaration coding standards – sidelined on discussions around how to handle versioned coding standards (for which there is a separate issue Issues that just need a little TLC (you can help!): [Policy, no patch] PHP 5.4 short array syntax coding standards – we just need some specific proposed language and this will be ratified [policy, no patch] Standardize indenting on…

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In defense of junk stats (and junk food)

A reasonable amount of indulgence makes reasonable senseI think Noah Lorang is exactly right on the data-nutritional value of real-time dashboards. It’s all empty calories. Like a bag of M&Ms or a serving of McD french fries. Salt, fat, and sugar. If that’s the main diet of information you’re using to grow your business, you’re not going to end up in a healthy place.But there’s another way to use real-time dashboards. That is to realize that, yes, they are indeed empty calories, and, no, they shouldn’t supplant a properly prepared, slow-data analysis of what’s really going on, BUT. BUT.SOMETIMES YOU JUST WANT A DAMN CHEESEBURGER!Sometimes, intentionally being unhealthy feels so good it’s worth it. Especially if you’re just in need of a little spike because the going is tough or you’re trying something new that’s hard. That doesn’t for a moment mean you’re giving up on the virtues of #SlowData, merely that you…

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FFW Agency: The ABC's of Drupal: Dev Ops, Display and Distribution

The ABC’s of Drupal: Dev Ops, Display and Distribution Ray Saltini Wed, 08/24/2016 – 18:43 For anyone who’s ever looked up a definition of a Drupal term and been left wondering what it all means, here are some practical real world explanations you can use to navigate the Drupalverse. Watch this space and use comments to send us your feedback and requests. The Discipline of Dev Ops Dev Ops, or Development Operations, is the intersection between IT managed hosting support and development. While it is a specialization in many organizations, senior developers, tech leads, and architects should be conversant in the various systems and tools to be used by your IT team or provider. One of the primary goals of Dev Ops is to create standardized operating system iterations that are consistently reliable and easily replicable. Your unique infrastructure or hosting service plays a big role in these systems, which…

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Drupal.org blog: Upcoming Changes to the Front Page

In recent weeks we’ve been making several small changes to Drupal.org: precursors to bigger things to come. First, we moved the user activity links to a user menu in the header. Next, we’re moving the search function from the header to the top navigation. These changes aren’t just to recover precious pixels so you can better enjoy those extra long issue summaries—these are the first step towards a new front page on Drupal.org. As the Drupal 8 life-cycle has moved from development, to release, to adoption, we have adapted Drupal.org to support the needs of the project in the moment. And today, the need of the moment is to support the adoption journey. As we make these changes you’ll see echoes of the visual style we used when promoting the release of Drupal 8. The Drupal wordmark region will help to define Drupal, and promote trying a demo. A ribbon…

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Drupal Developer position is open

Ithaca, NY, United States Source: jobs.drupal.org

Chocolate Lily: Announcing Drutopia

Drutopia is an initiative within the Drupal project that prioritizes putting the best online tools into the hands of grassroots groups. By embracing the liberatory possibilities of free software and supporting people-centred economic models, Drutopia aims to revolutionize the way we work and cooperate. Drutopia is at once an ethos of Drupal development and a fresh take on Drupal distributions for users to build upon, all based in a governance model that gives users a large role in the direction of the project. Core values of the Drutopia initiative include: Be inclusive regarding gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability, age, religion, geography and class. Commit to protection of personal information and privacy and freedom from surveillance. Put collaboration and cooperation above competition. Prioritize human needs over private profit. Foster non-hierarchical structures and collective decision-making. Drutopia focuses on shared solutions. Drupal excels at providing the tools to develop and distribute…

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Frederick Giasson: Winnipeg City’s NOW [Data] Portal

The Winnipeg City’s NOW (Neighbourhoods Of Winnipeg) Portal is an initiative to create a complete neighbourhood web portal for its citizens. At the core of the project we have a set of about 47 fully linked, integrated and structured datasets of things of interests to Winnipegers. The focal point of the portal is Winnipeg’s 236 neighbourhoods, which define the main structure of the portal. The portal has six main sections: topics of interests, maps, history, census, images and economic development. The portal is meant to be used by citizens to find things of interest in their neibourhood, to learn their history, to see the images of the things of interest, to find tools to help economic development, etc. The NOW portal is not new; Structured Dynamics was also its main technical contractor for its first release in 2013. However we just finished to help Winnipeg City’s NOW team to migrate…

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Jr. Drupal Developer position is open

Source: jobs.drupal.org

Drupal Frontend / Backend Developer – Warszawa position is open

Warszawa, Poland Source: jobs.drupal.org

Elements of an Omni-Channel Digital Experience

An omni-channel digital experience is not delivered through a single application or person. Successful execution has many moving parts, including integrated technology systems, cross-functional teams, and collaborative business processes. Omni-channel is best explained through its component parts – what we call the elements of an omni-channel digital experience. Elements of an Omni-channel Digital Experience Context “Context” is your organization’s understanding of a consumer’s needs, behaviors, mindset, motivations, depressors, and environment at various touchpoints along their customer journey. It is this deep understanding of how and why consumers engage with your brand. When defining a hypothetical consumer’s context, you should answer these baseline questions: What are they trying to accomplish? What do they need to accomplish that goal? What is their mindset when performing a task(s) to achieve said goal? What motivates them? What emotions prevent them from being successful? What is the environment in which they are in when performing…

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Taboo! How to Create Great Wordless Facebook Ads

The dating industry is like advertising kryptonite. Their ads are either completely prohibited, or reviewed at length (before most likely being disapproved ultimately) on most major ad networks. But so too are fitness, health, and medical ads. Even AdEspresso, a Facebook Marketing Partner, had one ad get disapproved because it used the word “blindness” (referring, of course, to banner blindness and not the actual physical condition). As you’re about to see, there are MANY inadvertent ways you can fall victim to violating Facebook guidelines. Here’s how to create good ads when you can’t use words. A Refresher on Prohibited Facebook Ad Content Sex. Always works. To grab attention. Which is why most ad networks – except, well, porn ones (nervous to click that link while on your work computer and network?) – try to keep strict control over the types of images and language used by advertisers to avoid anything…

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OStatic: How to Resolve Your Open Content Management Quandary

After years of development and competition, open source content management systems (CMS) have proliferated and are very powerful tools for building, deploying and managing web sites, blogs and more. You’re probably familiar with some of the big names in this arena, including Drupal (which Ostatic is based on) and Joomla. As we noted in this post, selecting a CMS to build around can be a complicated process, since the publishing tools provided are hardly the only issue. The good news is that free, sophisticated guides for evaluating CMS systems have flourished. There are even good options for trying open CMS systems online before you choose one. Here, in this newly updated post, you’ll find some very good resources.  he first thing to pursue as you evaluate CMS systems to deploy, including the many free, good platforms, is an overview of what is available. CMSMatrix.org is a great site for plotting…

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