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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.


Perfectly Normal

I kind of love this: He is self-aware, self-accepting, caring, with a strong ability to analyze and speak about his condition with others. He understands how he is different, and he has created a coping mechanism for himself that enables him to function in society and pursue his interests in the arts as an escape when it all becomes too much for him. It just kind of works. Finding the right rhythm for ourselves and the way that we “do things” is a never-ending quest of self-discovery. I think that we benefit the most when we ask ourselves the hard questions of whether the environments that we’re in, the relationships that we have, and the systems that we’ve created for ourselves (or that have been handed to us), are, in fact, working as intended. And, if not, then we need to redo them, recycle them, and even remove them entirely. New…

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Improving your visual design skills: Thoughts for beginners

Last summer, I set out to improve the visual polish of my client deliverables. Other UX team members’ work looked like it could have been from members of the visual design team, and it was time to up my game. I felt lost, however, in plotting concrete steps to accomplish this goal. While I knew what I need to do — build an understanding of typography and color, and strengthen existing skills around layout and visual hierarchy — I didn’t know what resources to trust, tools to use, or ways to practice. Fast forward a year, and my visual skills — while still budding — have grown. If you’d like to create more visually effective deliverables and improve your basic visual design skills, below are resources and tools to get you started, and some lessons that will help you succeed along the way. Books & Articles Here are a few…

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How to Avoid Burnout & Survive Long Term in Digital Marketing by @malleeblue

Here are some tips on how SEOs and digital marketers can avoid burnout and survive long term in the industry.The post How to Avoid Burnout & Survive Long Term in Digital Marketing by @malleeblue appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

How to be evil (but please don’t!) – the modals & overlays edition

We’ve all been there. Landed on a website only to be slapped with a modal that looked something like the one below: Hello darkness, my old friend. For me that triggers a knee-jerk reaction: curse for giving them a pageview, close the tab, and never return. But there’s also that off case when we might actually try to get to the info behind that modal. So the next step in this situation is to bring up DevTools in order to delete the modal and overlay, and maybe some other useless things that clutter up the page while we’re at it. This is where that page starts to dabble in evil. We may not be able to get to the DevTools via “Inspect Element” because the context menu might be disabled. That one is easy, it only takes them one line of code: addEventListener(‘contextmenu’, e => e.preventDefault(), false); But hey, no…

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5 Traffic Monetization Mistakes That Can Ruin Your SEO by @grybniak

Traffic monetization can be tough. Learn how to avoid Google penalty with these five actionable SEO don’ts. Enjoy!The post 5 Traffic Monetization Mistakes That Can Ruin Your SEO by @grybniak appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Everything You Need to Know About Facebook Groups

How many Facebook Groups are you in right now? I bet most of you wouldn’t know the exact number and couldn’t list off every single one. I know I couldn’t. You know what else I’d bet money on? That there are a few groups that you’d be able to think of immediately. Those that offer Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Getting Ahead of Consumer Expectations (WHITE PAPER)

Customer expectations of brands have changed pretty dramatically in recent years. While speedy email response time or a polite voice on the other end of the phone were once the trademarks of good service, customers now want a more empathetic experience – one that values their time, anticipates their needs, and feels seamless regardless of where they are in the buying or service cycle. Source: https://www.phase2technology.com/feed/

When, Where & How to Listen to Google by @beanstalkim

Learn some tips on when to listen to Google, where to do so, and how to know if it’s valuable to you.The post When, Where & How to Listen to Google by @beanstalkim appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

One Illustration, Three SVG outputs

Let’s say we draw the same vector graphic in different design applications and export each one as SVG for use on the web. Should we expect the same SVG file from each application? On the one hand, we might expect each file to be the same because of our past history with exporting images. Applications have typically been consistent at saving JPGs, PNGs, and GIFs with perhaps minor differences to the overall file size. On the other hand, SVG is different than our typical image file and our expectations might need to adapt to those differences. The output of SVG might be visual, but what we’re really talking about is math and code. That means an SVG file is a little more comparable to a CSS file that has been compiled from a preprocessor. Your results may vary based on the method used to compile the code. I decided to…

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What’s the Most Important Aspect of SEO? by @jennyhalasz

In this #AskAnSEO, Jenny Halasz talks about the most important aspect of SEO based on company size, industry, and location.The post What’s the Most Important Aspect of SEO? by @jennyhalasz appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

A Christopher Nolan Film

I enjoyed this: And here’s another great overview of how Dunkirk came into being and the influences that Nolan pulled from: My wife and I watched Dunkirk last night and all I have to say is . The post A Christopher Nolan Film appeared first on John Saddington. Source: https://john.do/

New Class: How to Use LESS

CSS stylesheets can become hard to manage on large projects. LESS is a solution that developers use to make their CSS much more efficient. As many designers know, stylesheets can become complex on big sites. It can become a headache to manage hundreds or thousands of styles.  LESS allows you to use plain CSS, but also add programming features such as variables, mixins, and functions. LESS is an extension to CSS, so it works perfectly with normal CSS, and the extra features it adds use existing CSS syntax. This makes learning LESS a very popular choice for coders, including those who build popular design frameworks, themes and templates. This week’s new class is called “How to Use LESS”. You’ll learn about all the key features available in LESS. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

A Guide to Optimal AdWords Campaign Settings for Savvy Advertisers by @AndrewLolk

AdWords settings are the foundation for a campaign’s performance. Learn the optimal settings for a perfect campaign.The post A Guide to Optimal AdWords Campaign Settings for Savvy Advertisers by @AndrewLolk appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

5 Best Digital Marketing Courses to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Check out five of the best digital marketing courses that will help take your career to the next level.The post 5 Best Digital Marketing Courses to Take Your Career to the Next Level appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

The OSTraining Podcast #5: Chris Wiegman

Chris Wiegman was an airline pilot in Hawaii, before developing iThemes Security – one of the most popular WordPress plugins of all time. Chris is one of world’s leading WordPress security experts. Chris has always built his career on his terms, taking on challenges and making moves that kept him fresh and engaged with work. This episode touches on several issues we love to talk about: teaching, building businesses, and how to constantly re-invent and re-invigorate your career. Follow Chris on Twitter via @ChrisWiegman and visit him at ChrisWiegman.com. Subscribe to the OSTraining podcast on iTunes, or use the podcast player below. We’re also on Stitcher, Overcast and other popular podcast apps. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Debugging Your Website with Firefox Dev Tools

In previous years, we often talked about using browser add-ons like Firebug to help bugshoot your websites. However, the major browsers now all include their own built-in inspect tools to debug websites. Firebug was retired at the end of 2016. If you’re using Firefox, Dev Tools is the tool that will help you to debug your site’s design. In this tutorial we will show you how to start using Firefox Dev Tools. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Facebook Leads Ads: The Definitive Guide

Anytime someone discusses online marketing, the conversation almost always turns towards lead generation; which ironically is also the point where most people start hearing white noise and start tuning out. Although the term lead generation can sound quite dry and monotonous, it’s actually one of the most important parts of your digital advertising funnel. So, Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

The Reason You Need a Personal Mission

It’s just a simple fact: Most mergers and acquisitions fail. 70-90% based on studies from Harvard and if they don’t outright fail there’s still a 60%+ chance that the M&A will actually hurt shareholder value and possibly threaten the acquiring company’s very existence. Yikes. But, let’s go back to this incredible number and figure for a moment, shall we? 9 out of 10 acquisitions will outright fail. That’s a seriously difficult number to swallow. Yet despite this crazy figure people and organizations still try it and they believe that they will be different, that they will be the 1 out of 10. Why? Because if you can pull it off then the result can be quite astounding… astronomical, really. But again, 1 out of 10 folks… 1 out of freakin’ 10… I recently got to experience this statistic when I was told of the news that my previous startup venture would…

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Why No Brand is Too Big for SEO by @@joshuacmccoy

SEO isn’t just for new brands trying to increase traffic and visibility. Big brands need SEO, too. Here’s why.The post Why No Brand is Too Big for SEO by @@joshuacmccoy appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

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