Posts Tagged:Foundation

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.


Drupal 8.6.0 released

Last night, we shipped Drupal 8.6.0! I firmly believe this is the most significant Drupal 8 release to date. It is significant because we made a lot of progress on all twelve of Drupal 8 core’s strategic initiatives. As a result, Drupal 8.6 delivers a large number of improvements for content authors, evaluators, site builders and developers. What is new for content authors? For content authors, Drupal 8.6 adds support for “remote media types”. This means you can now easily embed YouTube or Vimeo videos in your content. The Media Library in Drupal 8.6Content authors want Drupal to be easy to use. We made incredible progress on a variety of features that will help to achieve that: we’ve delivered an experimental media library, added the Workspaces module as experimental, providing sophisticated content staging capabilities, and made great strides on the upcoming Layout Builder. The Layout Builder is shaping up to…

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Drupal 8.6.0 released

Last night, we shipped Drupal 8.6.0! I firmly believe this is the most significant Drupal 8 release to date. It is significant because we made a lot of progress on all twelve of Drupal 8 core’s strategic initiatives. As a result, Drupal 8.6 delivers a large number of improvements for content authors, evaluators, site builders and developers. What is new for content authors? For content authors, Drupal 8.6 adds support for “remote media types”. This means you can now easily embed YouTube or Vimeo videos in your content. The Media Library in Drupal 8.6Content authors want Drupal to be easy to use. We made incredible progress on a variety of features that will help to achieve that: we’ve delivered an experimental media library, added the Workspaces module as experimental, providing sophisticated content staging capabilities, and made great strides on the upcoming Layout Builder. The Layout Builder is shaping up to…

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The Ecological Impact of Browser Diversity

Early in my career when I worked at agencies and later at Microsoft on Edge, I heard the same lament over and over: “Argh, why doesn’t Edge just run on Blink? Then I would have access to ALL THE APIs I want to use and would only have to test in one browser!” Let me be clear: an Internet that runs only on Chrome’s engine, Blink, and its offspring, is not the paradise we like to imagine it to be. As a Google Developer Expert who has worked on Microsoft Edge, with Firefox, and with the W3C as an Invited Expert, I have some opinions (and a number of facts) to drop on this topic. Let’s get to it. What is a browser, even? Let’s clear up some terminology. Popular browsers you know today include Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge, but in the past we’ve also…

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SEMrush Review: Complete Digital Marketing Toolkit?

This SEMrush review discusses everything you need to know about the solution- it’s primary features and functionalities, plus pricing and overall usability. And to help you further, I’ll also throw in SEMrush’s weak points. Search engine optimization is not the easiest thing right now. Getting noticed by Google takes a considerable amount of resources, time and persistent efforts That’s why a good rank is always refreshingly satisfying. Breaking through to the first page of the search results alone places you in the category of sites attracting 75% of the organic clicks. And if you’re good enough for the first spot, the result is essentially 33% of the clicks. It almost feels like winning the lottery, right? But, let’s be honest here. Deep down you know that making it to that position is not the end game. Maintaining it is even harder since competition at the highest levels is usually extremely…

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5-Day Drupal 8 Training – Toronto

Start:  2018-10-01 09:00 – 2018-10-05 16:30 America/Toronto Organizers:  Meyzi Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://evolvingweb.ca/training/5-day-drupal-8-training Learn how to build a website with Drupal from top to bottom. This week-long Drupal class is divided into three parts: site building, theming, and module development. You can register for all five days, or just the days of interest to you. Day 1: Drupal 8 Site Building & Architecture This course will give participants a thorough understanding of the Drupal site building process. You’ll get hands-on experience creating an information architecture for Drupal, and implementing advanced features with Drupal core and contributed modules. Planning and implementing content types Techniques for organizing content with Views Building layouts with configuration Structuring content with Paragraphs Setting up landing pages Selecting and installing contributed modules Site maintenance best practices Pre-launch checklist Days 2-3: Drupal 8 Theming You’ll learn how to build a responsive Drupal theme to customize…

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A Dozen Reasons Why You Should Attend DrupalEurope in Darmstadt, Germany this September

DrupalEurope, which will be happening from September 10 through 14, 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany, describes itself as “both a technology conference and a family reunion for the Drupal community.” 1600+ attendees are expected. The buzz around this event has been unusually high, especially in the greater Acquia metaverse, for 12 reasons. Here they are: 1. Drupal Europe is put on by a group of community volunteers in collaboration with the German Drupal Association and the Drupal Europe Foundation. The fact that this is an 100% community-spun, DrupalCon-scale event is amazing, and shows how the community in Europe is committed to support it on its own. One of those community organizers, btw, is Acquian Gábor Hojtsy. Another Acquian volunteer is Ricardo Amaro, who is chairing the DevOps + Infrastructure track. A big bunch of Acquians are speaking, but we’ll get to them later in this post. 2. But first, back to…

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Brizy Review: Visual Page Building Reinforced

Meta: This Brizy Page Builder review covers everything you need to know about the WordPress plugin, with focus on how it would potentially impact your business. Well, of course, we love WordPress for its usability, and most importantly, its wide array of third-party plugins optimized for pretty much everything to do with websites. Come to think of it, we could spend a fortnight comparing different plugin categories, debating about the most essential one. However, if you’re honest, you’d acknowledge that nothing comes close to web design plugins especially when it comes to ecommerce sites. Consider this. The first impression visitors have of your website is 94% related to its overall design. That’s according to a study conducted by Northumbria and Sheffield Universities. The University of Surrey, on the other hand, released a separate report revealing that users’ assessment of your business’ credibility is 75% based on the website design. And…

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Are These Browsers Going to the Moon?

Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, and (unfortunately) Internet Explorer are the most popular browsers today, and they are great. They have awesome features, sweet add-ons, and most people never give them a second thought. This post is not about those browsers, it’s about the other browsers. Browsers that can help users stay anonymous and protect their identity. Browsers that can eliminate ads and support publishers and content creators through cryptocurrency micropayments. Browsers using new protocols that promise a truly decentralized internet. Browsers that double as cryptocurrency wallets and connect users to what the, perhaps too optimistic call “web 3.0.” Coming up are four browsers that may change the way we think about the internet. Brave Browser: The micropayments experiment The Brave Browser (for Desktop) has a bunch of cool features. Brave is a micropayments platform using their own ERC20 token (BATs), it is an ad blocker, and it allows users to…

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Presenting Your Design

I’m halfway through my internship at Viget and have become more familiar with what a UX designer does (information modeling, usability testing, and so on). But what has stood out the most to me, is that a UX designer needs to know how to present and defend their choices. It may be common sense, but this is an essential skill when creating products because the process is highly collaborative and iterative. In many professional settings, one should expect to discuss their choices with other designers, different kinds of team members (developers, project managers, etc.), and clients. Here are a few brief lessons that I’ve learned from my own experience and observations: 1. Be confident If you don’t confidently believe what you say, it’s going to be difficult to convince other people to do so. Self-assured body language and tone are important aspects of presentation in general and are the foundation of being…

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Delivering WordPress in 7KB

Over the past six months, I’ve become increasingly interested in the topic of web sustainability. The carbon footprint of the Internet was not something I used to give much thought to, which is surprising considering my interest in environmental issues and the fact that my profession is web-based. The web in a warming world As a brief recap, I attended MozFest in London last year. In between sessions, I was scanning a noticeboard to see what was coming up, and I spotted a session entitled, “Building a Planet-Friendly Web.” I felt a little dumbstruck. What on Earth was this going to be about? I attended the session and the scales fell from my eyes. In what now seems obvious — but at the time was a revelation — I learned of the colossal energy demand of the Internet. This demand makes it the largest coal-fired machine on Earth, meaning that…

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Application Developer I – West Virginia Universtiy Foundation, Inc. – Morgantown, WV

Java Script, SQL, CSS, Drupal, PHP and object oriented programming. The Application Developer I role is to assist the Application Development team in the design…From Indeed – Thu, 28 Jun 2018 12:31:48 GMT – View all Morgantown, WV jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Balancing Time

I first wrote this post four years ago. I put it on a blog that no longer exists. Funnily enough, I still refer to it myself, so I figured it might be best served in a place where other people can see it. I’ve made only a few minor tweaks to the original content. A lot about how I work has changed, but most of these pieces have not. I work on many personal projects concurrently. I love doing this, as it keeps me in a constant mode of creation. At the same time, it can become a delicate balancing act. In order to keep everything moving forward, I have set up some guidelines for myself and I’m going to share them with you in this post. However, it’s more important to understand what works best for you and consider the sage words of Thich Nhat Hahn: “Don’t follow someone…

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Manipulating Pixels Using Canvas

Modern browsers support playing video via the <video> element. Most browsers also have access to webcams via the MediaDevices.getUserMedia() API. But even with those two things combined, we can’t really access and manipulate those pixels directly. Fortunately, browsers have a Canvas API that allows us to draw graphics using JavaScript. We can actually draw images to the <canvas> from the video itself, which gives us the ability to manipulate and play with those pixels. Everything you learn here about how to manipulate pixels will give you a foundation to work with images and videos of any kind or any source, not just canvas. Adding an image to canvas Before we start playing with video, let’s look at adding an image to canvas. <img id=”SourceImage” src=”image.jpg”> <div class=”video-container”> <canvas id=”Canvas” class=”video”></canvas> </div> We created an image element that represents the image that is going to be drawn on the canvas. Alternatively…

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Combining the Powers of SEM and BIO for Improving CSS

CSS is easy, some might argue, but that “easiness” can cause messy code. This is especially true through power of preprocessors like Sass or Less where, if you aren’t careful, your CSS can become harder to deal with instead of easier. Sass? Harder? This Gist shows a great example of Sass nesting hell. If your Sass code looks like that, you can definitely improve your code with SEM & BIO, a CSS technique I’ll introduce you to now! In this article, I am going to use the code example below to explain how SEM and BIO works and how they can help enhance your CSS strategy. See the Pen by thebabydino (@thebabydino) on CodePen. Generally, SEM is concerned with high level CSS philosophy whereas BIO is an actual technique to help you write better CSS to achieve SEM. The main purpose of both SEM and BIO is to better handle…

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The Top 12 WordPress Themes for Sports Websites

WordPress is the most popular blogging system in the world today. Developed by the WordPress Foundation, it was released in May 2003 to widespread acclaim. One of the key factors behind the success of WordPress is that it has a built-in template system. This allows users to easily switch between pre-made themes that change the look and feel of their website. Themes are essentially user-created templates that WordPress administrators can freely access (or purchase) for their own website. Once installed, the appearance of the website changes as the PHP, HTML, and CSS makeup of the page are reconfigured. WordPress themes make it easy to launch your own personalized website. Whether your website is all about political affairs or the latest financial market speculation, there are WordPress themes that can appeal to your target demographic. If you want to build a sports-related website, WordPress is the platform for you. With hundreds…

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Google’s Hilltop Algorithm – A Foundation for Modern SEO by @martinibuster

A look back at Google’s Hilltop Algorithm. How it changed SEO in the early days and continues to influence SEO practices today.The post Google’s Hilltop Algorithm – A Foundation for Modern SEO by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How do Website Colors and Design Attract Viewers?

Studies have shown that our emotions, both positive and negative, are influenced by colors. Is your website’s color scheme optimized to bring in new traffic? Does your website design complement those colors? Check out our simple guide to see if your website’s design is costing you viewers. An eye-catching color scheme or design layout can change the face of a webpage. They can also determine whether a viewer will decide to stay around to view your content, or leave the page immediately. In short, a lot can hinge on a simple color scheme.   Do you want to find out how to use colors and designs to attract viewers and, better yet, to keep them coming back for more? In this article, our team of experts break down the latest research in color psychology to recommend the best color schemes and rules. So, read on and discover how you can…

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How Wikipedia implemented link previews

You might have noticed that Wikipedia recently started enabling link previews; when you hover over a link, it displays a card with more information about the linked page. My first reaction was: what took them so long? Link previews help to solve an important usability problem of having to open many articles, often in multiple browser tabs. However, after I started to read more about how Wikipedia implemented the link previews, I was reminded of how hard it is to do things at the scale Wikipedia requires. Nirzar Pangarka, who works as a designer at the Wikimedia Foundation, shared that more than 10,000 links get hovered each second across Wikipedia. In another post, David Lyall, an engineering manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, shared that they are seeing up to half a million hits every minute on the API that serves the link preview cards. I have a great appreciation for…

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How to Create a Foundation of Enterprise SEO by @5le

Here are eight essential components that can help an organization get started building and scaling enterprise SEO efforts.The post How to Create a Foundation of Enterprise SEO by @5le appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

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