Posts Tagged:global

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.

CSS Basics: The Second “S” in CSS

CSS is an abbreviation for Cascading Style Sheets. While most of the discussion about CSS on the web (or even here on CSS-Tricks) is centered around writing styles and how the cascade affects them, what we don’t talk a whole lot about is the sheet part of the language. So let’s give that lonely second “S” a little bit of the spotlight and understand what we mean when we say CSS is a style sheet. The Sheet Contains the Styles The cascade describes how styles interact with one another. The styles make up the actual code. Then there’s the sheet that contains that code. Like a sheet of paper that we write on, the “sheet” of CSS is the digital file where styles are coded. If we were to illustrate this, the relationship between the three sort of forms a cascade: The sheet holds the styles. There can be multiple…

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Global Training Day #6 Omsk

Start:  2018-03-17 10:00 – 17:00 Asia/Omsk Organizers:  paych adcillc Event type:  Training (free or commercial) What is Drupal? Drupal is a powerful content management system, which has great standard features such as reliable performance and excellent security. Perhaps you don’t know anything about this CMS, but we are ready to help you. We know Drupal and now we want to share our experience with you. GTD is a great opportunity to do it. The next Drupal Global Training Day will be held on March, 17. The event includes a rich theoretical program. And for those who want to try their hand, we made a practical part. At the free GTD sessions we will talk about: what is Drupal as a content management system; frontend and backend in Drupal; modules development; Drupal community and its benefits. Welcome to Drupal GTD if you are: a student with programming major; a person who…

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Building bikes for the Boys and Girls Club

Throughout the years, the team at Acquia has heard me talk about doing well and doing good. We’ve embedded this philosophy into Acquia’s culture since we started the company. As a result, one of Acquia’s core values is to “give back more”. The “give back more” principle recognizes that Acquia was born from community. We cherish our open source roots and contribute both time and talent to strengthen our communities. This means not only contributing to the open source communities that we are part of, but our local communities as well. This week our global sales and marketing teams came together for a week of strategic planning and training. For one of our team building activities, we built 60 bikes for the children of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston! We felt that this was a special way to strengthen our team, in addition to being a great opportunity…

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Building a Good Download… Button?

The semantics inherent in HTML elements tell us what we’re supposed to use them for. Need a heading? You’ll want a heading element. Want a paragraph? Our trusty friend <p> is here, loyal as ever. Want a download? Well, you’re going to want… hmm. What best describes a download? Is it a triggered action, and therefore should be in the domain of the <button> element? Or is it a destination, and therefore best described using an <a> element? Buttons Do Things, Links Go Places There seems to be a lot of confusion over when to use buttons and when to use links. Much like tabs versus spaces or pullover hoodies versus zip-ups, this debate might rage without end. However, the W3C provides us with an important clue as to who is right: the download attribute. The What Now? The internet as we know it couldn’t exist without links. They form…

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Taking Paid Search Global: How to Develop an Effective Strategy by @digital_future

Taking your paid search efforts to a global level? Here’s how you can develop an effective international SEM strategy.The post Taking Paid Search Global: How to Develop an Effective Strategy by @digital_future appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Drupal Global Training Day January,27 2018

Start:  2018-01-27 09:00 – 16:30 Asia/Karachi Organizers:  Drupak Event type:  Training (free or commercial)… City University Peshawar is the venue for Global Training Day, January 27, 2018. We will run two concurrent sessions for Professionals and Newbies. Timings are 9:00am to 5pm Source:

Drupal Global Training & Sprint Day January 27, 2018 – Boston: New contributor onboarding

Start:  2018-01-27 09:00 – 18:00 America/New_York Organizers:  kay_v leslieg Event type:  Training (free or commercial) 2018 Drupal Global Sprint Weekend – Boston Saturday, Jan 27, 2018, 9:00 AM Genuine500 Harrison Ave Ste 5R Boston, MA 24 Drupalistas Attending Helping to contribute to Drupal core, for the fourth year in a row the Boston Drupal Group will be participating in the Drupal Global Sprint Weekend. Join us for two days (9am – 6pm each day) as we collaborate with the global Drupal community and work on core Drupal issues. Everyone is welcome; if you have built a site in Drupal, you can contribute… Check out this Meetup → If you are new to sprints, we’ll be running the new contributor onboarding (a Drupal Global Training Days session in conjunction with the 2018 Drupal Global Sprint Weekend – Boston). No experience required. We’ll start at the beginning, and cover the various aspects…

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Drupal Global Training & Sprint Day January 27, 2018 Tokyo

Start:  2018-01-27 10:00 – 17:00 Asia/Tokyo Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Drupal Global Training & Sprint Day January 27, 2018 Tokyo Global Training is for beginners, and Sprint is workshop of Drupal decoupled systems. At Sprint, We are planning to hands-on training of Contenta, Reservior, Decoupled Drupal with GraphQL and React, and front end language which is AngularJS, Vue.JS, React, Ruby, etc…. Source:

Ever want to try your hand at DOCKER?

Start:  2018-01-27 10:00 – 13:00 America/New_York Organizers:  dsteplight bendygirl Event type:  Training (free or commercial)… Well, then if you can’t make it to BAH on Friday for the Drupal4Gov half day, maybe join us on Saturday January 27th at Government CIO Magazine for a Drupal Global Training Day Docker workshop. This event will take place regardless of government operational status this coming week.… Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Please bring a computer!! This workshop will walk you through how to build your own custom Docker container using Docker Compose. Docker Compose is a tool for defining and running multi-container Docker applications. You will walk away with the skills to build images that are easy to manage and update. You will have the basic dev-op skills to customize your containers to satisfy your specific project needs Darryle Steplight (also doing the Friday Workshop) Please download Docker and…

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Make Your Site Faster with Preconnect Hints

Requesting an external resource on a website or application incurs several round-trips before the browser can actually start to download the resource. These round-trips include the DNS lookup, TCP handshake, and TLS negotiation (if SSL is being used). Depending on the page and the network conditions, these round-trips can add hundreds of milliseconds of latency, or more. If you are requesting resources from several different hosts, this can add up fast, and you could be looking at a page that feels more sluggish than it needs to be, especially on slower cellular connections, flaky wifi, or congested networks. One of the the easiest ways to speed up your website or application is to simply add preconnect hints for any hosts that you will be requesting assets from. These hints essentially tell the browser what origins will be used for resources, so that it can then prep things by establishing all…

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​Incapsula’s Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report

(This is a sponsored post.)The newly released Q3 2017 Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report features insights on attacks and mitigation. These are some of the key findings: Bitcoin was one of the most targeted industries High packet rate attacks grew more common A third of network layer attacks were highly persistent Botnet activity out of India and Turkey continued to climb Learn about the top attacked countries, industries, and vectors here and how to protect your site with Incapsula. Direct Link to Article — Permalink ​Incapsula’s Global DDoS Threat Landscape Report is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Drupal Global Training Day 2018 – Moldova

Start:  2018-01-27 14:00 – 17:00 Europe/Chisinau Organizers:  anyaabchiche Nikro Event type:  User group meeting O nouă ediție Drupal Global Training Day va avea loc la Chișinău Pe 27 Ianuarie 2018, Asociația Drupal Moldova va organiza Drupal Global Training Day în Republica Moldova. Drupal Global Training Days este o inițiativă a Asociației Drupal pentru a introduce utilizatorii începători cu Drupal. Asociația Drupal, în parteneriat cu diverse alte organizații Drupal de nivel local, organizează Drupal Global Training Days la nivel mondial în aceeași zi. Astfel, la 27 Ianuarie, Asociația Drupal Moldova va fi una din peste 40 de organizații din întreaga lume – organizatoare a Drupal Global Training Day 2018 și Chișinău va fi unul din peste 40 de orașe din Europa, America de Nord, Asia Pacific și Africa în care va avea loc evenimentul. Scopul organizării Drupal Global Training Day în Republica Moldova și a altor evenimente similare este să…

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Drupal Lead Engineer, Online Global position is open

NYC, NY, United States Source:

Front-End Tools: My Favorite Finds of 2017

Another twelve months have passed and I’m sure all of you have come across some interesting new coding techniques, technologies, CSS tricks (of course!), and other stuff that will make you more productive in 2018. As some of you might know, I curate a weekly newsletter called Web Tools Weekly, in which I feature dozens of links every week to new tools, mostly focusing on stuff that’s useful for front-end developers. So it’s an understatement to say that I’ve come across lots of new tools over the past 12 months. As I’ve done in years past, I’ve put together a brief look at some of my favorite finds in front-end tools. And please note that this is not a list of the “best” or “most popular” tools of 2017 – this has nothing to do with popularity or number of GitHub stars. These are tools I believe are unique, interesting,…

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The Rise of the Butt-less Website

It seems like all the cool kids have divided themselves into two cliques: the Headless CMS crowd on one side and the Static Site Generator crowd on the other. While I admit those are pretty cool team names, I found myself unable to pick a side. To paraphrase Groucho Marx, “I don’t care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.” For my own simple blog (which is embarrassingly empty at the moment), a static site generator could be a great fit. Systems like Hugo and Jekyll have both been highly recommended by developers I love and trust and look great at first glance, but I hit stumbling blocks when I wanted to change my theme or set up more complex JavaScript and interactions across pages. There are ways to solve both these issues, but that’s not the kind of weekend I want to have. Besides…

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Breaking Down the Performance API

JavaScript’s Performance API is prudent, because it hands over tools to accurately measure the performance of Web pages, which, in spite of being performed since long before, never really became easy or precise enough. That said, it isn’t as easy to get started with the API as it is to actually use it. Although I’ve seen extensions of it covered here and there in other posts, the big picture that ties everything together is hard to find. One look at any document explaining the global performance interface (the access point for the Performance API) and you’ll be bombarded with a slew of other specifications, including High Resolution Time API, Performance Timeline API and the Navigation API among what feels like many, many others. It’s enough to make the overarching concept more than a little confusing as to what exactly the API is measuring but, more importantly, make it easy to…

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Getting Attention

I had a vague inkling of an idea for a company in 2005. A friend of mine mentioned this new program called Y Combinator that was investing in teams willing to move to Silicon Valley and build out their ideas.We were older (by a bunch) than the college/new grads they seemed to be targeting. We didn’t have any traction yet. Even the thing I wanted to build was based on algorithms in academic papers I hadn’t yet been able to make any sense of.All we had was the idea and a rough prototype.But we got invited to an interview to meet the partners in Boston.I didn’t like our chances…I’ve always loved magic. I still remember my first magic set. We lost the scarf immediately. It took us days to realize the scarf had vanished in the secret compartment it was supposed to vanish in.Over the years I kept dabbling in magic as a hobby.When I was…

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[Basecamp 3 Redesign] Phase 1: New Nav and a unified Hey! Inbox.

Over the next few months we’ll be rolling out a visual refresh to make Basecamp 3 even easier to use — and more approachable for new users. Today we launch the first set of updates.Most products get more complicated as they go. More stuff, more screens, more options, more ways to do things. It’s natural — evolution tends to create more complex creatures over time. Software development is no different.That’s why it’s on us to push back on complexity and clutter as we go. If we’re smart about it, we can add power and clarity over time, while making everything feel simpler than before. With that in mind, we’re ready to share what we’ve been working on for you.Phase 1 goes lives todayFirst things first. This initial refresh is centered around simplifying the global navigation at the top of the screen.We’re going from this:(that’s a lot of stuff which can be especially intimidating for new users)To this:(simpler and more approachable,…

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