Posts Tagged:reddit

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.

Goodbye Facebook Pages, Hello Reddit! by @brentcsutoras

Reddit is continuing to grow and evolve. Here are five reasons it’s time to take a closer look at Reddit.The post Goodbye Facebook Pages, Hello Reddit! by @brentcsutoras appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Take a coding quiz, get offers from top tech companies

(This is a sponsored post.)That’s how TripleByte works. The companies that find hires from TripleByte (like Dropbox, Apple, Reddit, Twitch, etc) don’t have as many underqualified applicants to sort through because they’ve come through a technical interview of sorts already. Direct Link to Article — Permalink Take a coding quiz, get offers from top tech companies is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Tales of a Non-Unicorn: A Story About the Roller Coaster of Job Searching

Hey there! It’s Lara, author of the infamous”Tales of a Non-Unicorn: A Story About the Trouble with Job Titles and Descriptions” from a couple years back. If you haven’t read that original article, I recommend skimming it to give you some context for this one, but I think you’ll still find value here even if you don’t. A lot has happened since I wrote that article in 2015, and this follow-up has been in the works for a good six months. I ended up, not with a solution for the job titles conundrum or a manifesto about the importance of HTML and CSS, rather a simple, honest story about my roller coaster ride. Okay, enough dilly-dally. Let’s go! <story> In the aftermath of the FizzBuzz drama in 2015, I doubled down on my freelance business and did really well. I got a great contract gig with startup in New York…

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Bing to Offer Unique Search Experiences for Reddit Content by @MattGSouthern

Reddit has partnered with Microsoft, which will allow Bing to deliver unique search experiences for Reddit content.The post Bing to Offer Unique Search Experiences for Reddit Content by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

George and Dynamite

I saw this on Reddit the other day… I immediately LOL’d: Ooops. Of course, this reminds me of the brand that I created for George where I purposely created this type of imagery: There he is…! George! The idea here was simple… George, who is your best friend in the entire world, wants to love on you all the time. He’s there when you wake up in the morning and he’s there when you head to sleep. In fact, he’s persistently and constantly vigilant, on your behalf, ensuring that you get all that you need to get done! And, on he’ll do whatever he can to help you out! When he finds things that he believes you might like he brings them to you faithfully… and, in this case, innocently. Again, he just wants to love on you! Don’t worry…! It’s more like this… But why the dynamite? Why an “explosive” device?…

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Code Review Etiquette

Code reviews are a big part of writing software, especially when working within a team. It is important to have an agreed-upon etiquette for reviewing code within a team. A code review is a critique and a critique can often feel more personal than the code writing itself. A sloppy, under-researched, or insensitive code critique can cause difficulties between team members, reduce overall team productivity, and diminish code quality over time. This post will briefly define code reviews, describe some common mistakes, and provide some quick tips for improving a code review process. What are code reviews? Code reviews are the process of sharing code so that other engineers can review it. Code reviews can happen verbally during pair programming sessions, or through reviewing code on websites like CodePen and GitHub. Mainly, code reviews happen in tools like GitHub when engineers submit pull requests. Critiques are hugely beneficial. Convening engineers…

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Revisiting our Fantasy Football Exploration

In 2015 Viget launched one of our most popular explorations around the future of fantasy football. As avid fans and players, we were interested in exploring the intersection of three of our biggest passions: technology, experience design, and sports. Our goal was to consider improvements to the fantasy football interfaces as well as concepts to push the fantasy experience beyond the screen. Through our research we specifically focused on designs for a more immersive draft experience, enhanced league communications, and better access to more statistical analysis. Two years has passed and the fantasy landscape is still booming with no signs of slowing down. As we start our 6th season of fantasy football at Viget we decided to dust off the ole exploration from the trophy shelf and see whether or not our ideas still hold water—or gatorade—or, well, you get the point. Looking back, what began as a “wouldn’t it…

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Aziz Ansari

This is some of the smartest stuff that Aziz has ever said (or at least the stuff that I’ve heard him speak about): He’s off social media. He deleted the Internet browser from his phone and laptop. No e-mail, either. Technologically speaking, he’s living in, like, 1999. Really…? As the writer ponders, did he unplug or “unplug”? Whenever you check for a new post on Instagram or whenever you go on The New York Times to see if there’s a new thing, it’s not even about the content. It’s just about seeing a new thing. You get addicted to that feeling. You’re not going to be able to control yourself. So the only way to fight that is to take yourself out of the equation and remove all these things. So, he has removed them. Entirely. He continues: What happens is, eventually you forget about it. You don’t care anymore. When I…

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Beautiful Social Media Icons To Use In Your Website

In this age of social media, getting your readers engaged can go a long way in driving traffic to your website. For this reason, you need to consider adding social media icons to your website. It is very important to have buttons that will allow your readers to share what they are reading from your blog or website. Social icons will give you an idea of what is attractive or appealing to your readers. Fortunately, these things can be easily downloaded and installed on your website. However, you need to make sure that the buttons you are using on your website come from reputable and safe sources. Here are some websites where you can get the best social media buttons with the highest quality and from clean, malware-free repositories: Handycons Handycons is a set of free, hand drawn social media icon set consisting of 12 icons. The pack contains icons…

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The Bigger Picture Surrounding the Drupal Controversy

This has not been a fun couple of weeks in the Drupal community. If you’ve missed the events, you can catch up with this list of links. There’s dozens of articles in that list, plus hundreds more think-pieces, tweets and Reddit posts. You don’t need me to add to another opinion on what happened. Instead, I’d like to try and situate this controversy into the broader flow of recent events. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

How to Build a Passionate Fanbase with Reddit

Reddit participation is like the guerilla warfare of social media marketing. You need to fully understand the environment and culture of the site to have any semblance of success. And if you don’t, you’ll shoot yourself in the foot and be rejected by the community. Seriously. Reddit doesn’t joke around. When executed correctly, however, it is possible to build a passionate fan base on Reddit that will benefit your business. Reddit marketing is tricky, but if your business’s brand and content fit into the site’s niches, it could pay off. In this post, we’re going to take a look at everything you need to know about building a passionate fanbase on Reddit, including the biggest mistakes you need to avoid. Why Use Reddit? Many marketers completely ignore Reddit when considering social media marketing. It takes a lot more work, and since businesses are practically required to have profiles on other sites (mainly…

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Thank You (2016 Edition)

Another year in the bag! As we do every year, I’d like to look back at the year by-the-numbers and see how we did. It’s also an opportunity to say how grateful I am to you all. All things considered, the web design and development community is a pretty great one. Lots of sharing and caring. I consistently enjoy working on this site and being a part of the sub-community that happens here. Statistics There were 77 million pageviews this year, up from 73 last year, making it an all-time record breaking traffic year again. The other numbers that Google Analytics coughs up are Sessions (56 million, up from 51 million) and Users (steady at 21 million). No significant peaks throughout the year. Steady as she goes. We published 442 posts and 43 pages (i.e. snippets/videos/almanac entries). I like that pace. We’re publishing content that has a pretty good shelf-life…

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How to Successfully Market on Reddit [Webinar Recap] by @dantosz

If you have considered marketing your brand on Reddit, you have likely heard the horror stories. The AMAs gone astray or the sad attempt Pilot made at using a meme to promote their own brand. The horror stories are enough to scare away many a marketer. Here’s the thing – you CAN market on Reddit. But only if you approach the audience the way they like to be approached. This week, our SEJ ThinkTank webinar series welcomed back Brent Csutoras, the Chief Social Media Strategist for SEJ and a Redditor of more than a decade. If you are looking to succeed […]The post How to Successfully Market on Reddit [Webinar Recap] by @dantosz appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

How To Succeed: Marketing On Reddit [Webinar] by @dantosz

Unless you’ve been living under a marketing rock, you know social media can be an effective tool for brand building, driving leads, and even making sales. Yet, most brands are still afraid to use Reddit, one of the largest social media platforms. Which is understandable, because Redditors can be a tough crowd if you aren’t careful to speak their language and follow their rules. But, when it works, Reddit can be an extremely valuable social media marketing tool. It has been used successfully by brands like Amazon and Nissan, Maker’s Mark, and Transamerica. If you have ever considered using Reddit but didn’t know where […]The post How To Succeed: Marketing On Reddit [Webinar] by @dantosz appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Increase Traffic To Your Shopify Store With These Tips

Online selling has gained popularity over the years, along with the emergence of social networking sites and other online platforms that help brands become viral. The growth of your online shop mainly relies on the loyalty of your frequent buyers, your strategic marketing skills, and your online presence. Maintaining your online shop is a tough job, and your Shopify admin may be of great help in this area. However, how you increase the number of visitors – or future buyers – should also be your concern. Here are some effective ways to drive more traffic to your Shopify store: Get the people in your team to share your product Tapping the members of your team can already make a big difference in terms of promoting your e-commerce website to more people. The best thing about asking help from your team is that you do not have to hire a separate…

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How do you plan out your vlog themes/scenes?

Billy Schrero asks about my incredibly popular YouTube channel. 🙂 I kid, I kid. But it has been growing nicely, the videos are getting more and more engagement. It’s been a great learning experience. And this is another great question I’ve experimented with.“You write the film you want, shoot the film you can afford, and edit the film you have.” — AnonAt first I just grabbed a camera and started filming, and maybe that works for some, but I realized I could do better. So I started doing a little planning. I’ll write a short script now in a writing program like Draft and plan for a handful of “scenes” or shots with possible dialog. I don’t try to perfect this at all. It’s just rough thoughts. Each paragraph break is a new shot in my head.Part of the script I wrote for a recent videoI often try to get the dialog to fit into…

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Reddit News: Interest Targeting Coming to Reddit Ads and Spoiler Tags by @brentcsutoras

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman held an AMA style update through a self-post on /r/announcements yesterday, October 26, 2016, to announce a handful of new things they are working on, and also answer some questions. One particular update was worth noting, as they appear to be launching ‘Interest Targeting’ into Reddit Ads, which would “allow advertisers to target audiences based on a handful of predefined interests (e.g. sports, gaming, music, etc.), which will be informed by which communities they frequent. A targeted ad is more relevant to users and more valuable to advertisers.” It doesn’t appear to be available in the Ad […]The post Reddit News: Interest Targeting Coming to Reddit Ads and Spoiler Tags by @brentcsutoras appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Issue 262

Issue 262 – October, 20th 2016 From Our Sponsor How to Save Your SEO When Merging Two Domains Merging two domains is a multi-step process for your IT, marketing, and strategy teams. If the right steps are taken, the SEO benefits for the final domain can make it all worthwhile. In our latest eBook, we’ll show you how to create a strategy to retain SEO value when merging two domains. Articles Addressing Accessibility for the Web In this post Michellanne Li shares how we should be thinking about accessibility, how to bake accessibility into your process, and some tips and tricks for creating accessible websites. Content Modeling in Drupal 8 Drupalcon 2006 Brussels turns back the clock and recounts his experiences from ten years ago. Entity Validation in Drupal 8 – Part 1 – How Validation Works Get Personalized Help Standardizing on Pantheon. Sponsored Stop building and maintaining development…

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