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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.

Previewing the Basecamp 3 refresh

We’re close to finishing up a refresh of the Basecamp 3 interface on web and desktop. We’re planning on launching it in the next few weeks, so we wanted to give you a thorough preview before it shows up in a browser near you.First, why?A combination of reasons, really. One, we have some new ideas that we didn’t have when we launched Basecamp 3 a few years ago. Now feels like a good time to modernize. Two, we have some cleaning up to do. We’ve updated the product hundreds of times over the last few years, and we’ve introduced some inconsistencies and rough edges. Time to pause, clean it up, and set the stage for the next few years. And three, we think this new design makes Basecamp more enjoyable to use, and far more approachable for new customers. It was a heck of a lot of fun to do, too!Further, we’ve…

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How some people walk into to Basecamp

Different businesses, similar paths. From scattered to orderly, from cobbling it together, to seeking out a system designed to work.Most companies start small. A person or two, maybe three.They need to work together on something. That something may just be their company — putting it together, getting it set up, hashing out early ideas for what they want to do.So they begin shooting a few emails back and forth. Maybe they use Dropbox or something to share some files. Maybe they use Google Docs to share some notes, or put together a simple spreadsheet.Maybe they find a free to-do tool or maybe they don’t. Early on, basic communication may be enough to handle tasks. Maybe they use Google Calendar or Apple Calendar or another free shared calendar tool to start keeping track of deadlines ahead.Then email starts to feel a bit inefficient, so they try out a free chat tool or two. Something as common…

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9 Tips for Doing Fast, Lightweight Research at an Agency

Last year, we committed to doing more research at Viget. One of the ways I’ve been able to do my part is by honing in on a repeatable framework for doing lightweight qualitative research on almost any project. In this post, I want to share an approach that has become “methodological muscle memory” for me over the past year. These nine tips form a basic template that can be tweaked to fit the needs of your individual project. This approach doesn’t make the usual distinction between the user research that you’d typically do before design starts and the testing and evaluation that you’d typically do after design is mostly done. In fact, it’s most useful for projects where time constraints would normally limit you to only one (or none) of those types of research. This lightweight approach isn’t intended as an alternative to more formal research like highly technical usability testing or in-depth ethnography. It’s a replacement for doing…

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Top 10 Google Products You May Not Have Heard About

Google’s quest for total web domination over the last couple of years has produced an army of helpful and successful products, including Gmail, Calendar, Maps, Earth and more. And while Google’s most successful products get a ton of press, they also have a huge list of lesser-known products that deserve a shout-out or two. Below is a list of the top 10 you may not have heard about.

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