Posts Tagged:Microsite

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.


Carousels Don’t Have to be Complicated

Over on the MediaTemple blog, I show you how you can make a pretty decent little carousel with just a few lines of code. Here’s the entire premise: Every time a carousel is mentioned in a blog post, it’s a requirement to mention that… say it with me now: You probably shouldn’t use a carousel. Jared Smith made a microsite just for it, with research and rhetoric supporting the idea that you shouldn’t use them. Most of that information focuses on the fact that there is low engagement with the non-first-slide(s). I’m not here to argue with data, but I would argue with the dogmatism of “never user them, EVER.” Swiping on mobile is an extremely common action, and what is a swipe that reveals more content? Basically a carousel. What about a carousel that doesn’t demand much interaction? Perhaps just a way to swipe through an artist’s recent work.…

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You Might Not Need JavaScript

A whole bunch of examples by Una Kravets of actually-functional things you might think of as needing JavaScript but can be done in HTML and CSS alone. You might of expect a bunch of “Checkbox Hack” stuff (and that’s in there), but it’s quite a wide range of techniques. I like this style of microsite, in the vein of You Might Not Need jQuery (or plugins) or You Might Not Need Underscore. When you see things like this all together, it does kinda make you think… wouldn’t it be nice to have some kind of arbitrary state management in CSS? Direct Link to Article — Permalink You Might Not Need JavaScript is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Pixeldust Wins Trio of Addy Awards

Pixeldust and Nice Monster won three bronze awards in the 2009 Austin ADDYs for creative work on the Nice Monster website.

International Johnson Controls Website Launches

Pixeldust has announced the launch of the 2008 Business and Sustainability Report site for Johnson Controls. Utilizing Drupal, Pixeldust launched the site in 12 languages and created a custom PDF generator for each language. Users can build and download their own custom 2008 Business and Sustainability Report as well as view the custom Flash Map in each language. Pixeldust collaborated with partner Really Really Big Industries, Inc. of Chicago to develop the site in under six weeks.

Gatti’s Jingle Campaign Microsite Launches

Pixeldust and Nice Monster launched a microsite for Gatti’s web-based jingle contest. Gatti’s, a rapidly-expanding, long-time Texas pizza chain, is looking to update their current jingle with a public music contest. Pixeldust and Nice Monster built the web application for users and musicians to upload their music and videos for the contest. Submissions will be judged by regular users and a panel of Gatti’s judges. The winning jingle will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and media exposure, and be featured in Gatti’s end-of-contest concert.

Gatti’s Jingle Site Wins Silver at Regional ADDYs

Pixeldust is pleased to announce our Gatti’s Jingle Microsite won a silver award in the Micro/Mini-sites category at the Regional American Ad Federation Awards (ADDY Awards).

“Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” Microsite Launches

Pixeldust and Nice Monster, along with Sherry Matthews Advocacy Marketing, launched a new website for the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” Labor Day campaign. The Flash-based website features a video gallery of real drunk driving arrests and information about DWI consequences. Pixeldust also built a series of rich media Flash banners that also feature the “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” slogan. The website and banners are part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s effort to let drivers know they will be out in full force over Labor Day weekend and not to drive drunk.

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