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.

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:

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:

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:

Application Developer I – West Virginia Uniersity 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, 19 Apr 2018 14:01:19 GMT – View all Morgantown, WV jobs Source:

“Behavior Modification Empires”

Oooph: In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge — but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal devices that control our lives, monitor our data and feed us stimuli. (Sound familiar?) In this visionary talk, Lanier reflects on a “globally tragic, astoundingly ridiculous mistake” companies like Google and Facebook made at the foundation of digital culture — and how we can undo it. “We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them,” he says. Pretty powerful. The question, of course, is what you do with this information. How do you respond? Should you? The post “Behavior Modification Empires”…

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BigCommerce Sponsored Post

Huge thanks to BigCommerce for sponsoring CSS-Tricks this week! Here’s the basics: BigCommerce is a hosted eCommerce platform. In just a few minutes, anybody can build their own online store. From a personal perspective, I’d suggest to any of my friends and family to go this route. CMS-powered websites are complicated enough, let alone feature-packed eCommerce websites. Please go with a solution that does it all for you so your site will look and work great and you can focus on your actual business. Feature-packed is a fair descriptor, I’d say, as your BigCommerce site isn’t just a way to post some products and take money for them. You can manage inventory if you like, manage all your shipping, and (I bet this is appealing to many of you): get those products over to other sales platforms like Amazon, eBay, Facebook and Instagram. But I’m a developer! I’d like full…

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Creating Themeable Design Systems

Brad frost picks up the ongoing conversation about design systems. Where many posts seem to center on how to create one and how to enforce it, the big takeaway here is that design systems are not synonymous with constraints. They’re only as strict as we make them and new CSS features like custom properties actually open up new creative possibilities—something Andres Galante and Cliff Pyles recently pitched right here on CSS-Tricks. Brad: The aesthetic layer is often the most malleable layer of the frontend stack, which means that we can create systems that allow for a lot of aesthetic flexibility while still retaining a solid underlying structural foundation. This not only sounds right, but puts a strong punctuation on why we love CSS: it’s a set of styles that can be applied an infinite number of ways to the same HTML markup. A new layer of paint can be slapped…

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Once Uncompromisable

I like to try new things as new things are, in general, exciting. This doesn’t mean that all of these exciting things are good, mind you… some of them are fundamentally bad for me but it doesn’t make it any less exciting… if that makes sense (I’m not using the word in a technically-correct way I suppose). One thing in particular that I’ve been mulling over (again) is how one can build a structurally sound business and what one should consider putting into the firmament and foundation as you get started. The health of the company and its employees are always top of mind, and this includes their physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. As a founder, I am committed and passionate about these things and I’m also ultimately responsible for them; we are reminded daily of how a business can fall a part when those things aren’t cared for by the folks…

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Values of the Viget Dev Team

Every 6 months, the development team here at Viget gathers in some remote location to ensure our ship is heading the right direction. The tradition began nearly 7 years ago, and through all of the team’s highs and lows, our bi-annual offsite has always been a consistent source of positivity. It has served as one of the most valuable facets of being a member of this team. There are a number of activities we run through as a group, and most recently, we spent a few minutes assembling our thoughts around the core values underlying our team. Everyone took five minutes, a couple of Post-It notes, and came up with their top three. We threw the batch on the wall and then mostly nodded our heads collectively. To very little surprise, there were similarities all over the place. I’ll touch on some of the high level themes that ran through…

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Holistic Search Strategy: 5 Ways to Prioritize Organic & Paid Search by @digital_future

These five considerations for synergy between organic and paid search create the foundation for a holistic search strategy.The post Holistic Search Strategy: 5 Ways to Prioritize Organic & Paid Search by @digital_future appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

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