Posts Tagged:HTML 5

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.


Avoidable Design Flaws That Can Hurt Your Site

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily The web was supposed to get better,  that was the promise.  And you’d think it would have, with all the increased awareness of accessibility and usability considerations.  But strangely enough, we’re more than 25 years in, and things are actually getting worse in general.  How could this be so? It can’t be blamed on education.  Every course in Internet Design and Development worth its salt covers the fundamentals of good design principles, usability, and accessibility.  It can’t be blamed on the engineering standards, because the W3C guidelines are stricter and more clearly defined than ever before.  Nor can it be blamed on technology, because the technology is more supportive of developing high quality sites, not less. No, the answer to this paradox is actually quite simple.  It’s because designers have had their power stripped away by the demands of marketers and…

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The Document Outline Dilemma

For the past few weeks there has been lots of talk about HTML headings in web standards circles. Perhaps you’ve seen some of the blog posts, tweets, and GitHub issue threads. Headings have been part of HTML since the very first websites at CERN, so it might be surprising to find them controversial 25 years later. I’m going to quickly summarize why they are still worth discussing, with plenty of links to other sources, before adding my own opinions to the mix. If you’re up-to-date on the debate, you can jump straight to the “Bigger Dilemma” section. The Story So Far… HTML uses headings (<h1>, <h2>, <h3>, and so on until <h6>) to mark up titles for a subsequent section of text. The numbers (or levels) of the heading elements are supposed to logically correspond to a tree-like structure of nested sections, like books that have chapters with sections and…

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Mozilla’s Light-Weight Web Design Tools

Inspired Magazine Inspired Magazine – creativity & inspiration daily Without any doubt, during the past five years, Google Chrome has emerged as the dominant force in the browser war for desktop users and (obviously) mobile users alike.  Developers, on the other hand, being more tech-savvy and security-conscious than the average user, have a tendency to prefer Firefox.  Indeed all security-focused distros feature Firefox as the browser of choice rather than Chromium, even though the latter is also open source and free in every sense of the word. Fortunately the adherence to web standards means that the browser most developers are using is mostly compatible with the browser most ordinary users are using.  This is important because it means something developed in Firefox is 99% of the time going to work flawlessly in Chrome.  Internet Explorer is no longer a priority for most developers because it’s seen as a fringe browser…

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Junior Developer – Graphik Dimensions Ltd. – High Point, NC

HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript/ECMAScript, SQL and relational database design, Linux (or other UNIX-like operating system), Data analysis, Human-computer interaction…From Indeed – Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:54:38 GMT – View all High Point jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Random Interesting Facts on HTML/SVG usage

Last time, we saw how the average web page looks like using data from about 8 million websites. That’s a lot of data, and we’ve been continuing to sift through it. We’re back again this time to showcase some random and hopefully interesting facts on markup usage. Hiding DOM elements There are various ways of hiding DOM elements: completely, semantically, or visually. Considering the current practices and recommendations, check out the findings on the most used methods to hide things via HTML or CSS: Selector Count [aria-hidden] 2,609,973 .hidden 1,556,017 .hide 1,389,540 .sr-only 583,126 .visually-hidden 136,635 .visuallyhidden 116,269 .invisible 113,473 [hidden] 31,290 no-js HTML class When JavaScript libraries like Modernizr run, the no-js class is removed and it’s replaced with js. This way you can apply different CSS rules depending on whether JavaScript is enabled or not in your browser. We found a total number of 844,242 elements whose HTML…

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Are you ready for Drupal 8?

The long awaited Drupal 8 is set to hit the tubes sometime in 2014. The Drupal Nerds here in Austin, TX and all over the world are giddy with anticipation. (There is no official release date set yet.) Currently, if you check here https://drupal.org/node/2026719, you can download the Alpha 2 release. I’m sure its buggy as all get-out, but it may appease your eager anticipation.  What’s all the excitement about you ask? Well, lets take a look. According to reports, Drupal 8 will be the most customizable and adaptable release of Drupal to date. Drupal 8 offers many new ways to customize data structures, listings, and pages, and adds new functionality for mobile device support, API building and expanded multilingual support. And that’s just the beginning. Here are some more of the improvements you can expect to see in Drupal 8.  Fields of Dreams – Drupal 8 includes more field types in…

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Apple vs. Adobe: The Saga of Flash

For many developers, the public feud between Apple and Adobe over the last couple of years has been hard. Apple’s ban on Adobe Flash meant that development time for the iPhone and iPad would cost developers extra time and money, along with the giant headache of using several technologies to develop one mobile project on several different platforms. But, just when it seemed like the headache was becoming too much, Apple suddenly changed their minds and reversed the ban last month.

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