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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.


My Fit Foods Makeover

Along with a new look and feel, Pixeldust designed a custom Drupal 7 Commerce solution that submits online orders directly to 35 different My Fit Foods locations. Online menus are customized for each user based on what is available at their preferred location.

Texas State University

With nearly $300 billion in donations in 2010, it’s easy to measure the success of higher education donation campaigns. After all, substantial education donations often aid colleges in numerous areas, whether it be a scientific breakthrough or an improvement to a student’s general way of life. And Texas State University-San Marcos was no different. But their Pride in Action Campaign website was in need of a little sprucing up.

The New Playground for the Web: Foundation

These days, the use of tablets and smart phones has become so prevalent that it’s hard to believe some people still used a dial-up modem 10 years ago (*shudders with horror). But despite all of the awesomeness that is now literally at our fingertips, the increasing use of smart devices has placed a div in the road to Drupal Web Design and development greatness: designing and developing websites and applications for more than just a PC.

Pioneer Surgical

In an industry worth more than $14 billion and still growing, it’s safe to say that the orthopedic surgical instrument and implant industry isn’t slowing down any time soon. In fact, it’s projected to gross nearly $22 billion in 2012, almost doubling in revenue in just one year. And for nearly 20 years, Pioneer Surgical has grown alongside it. Founded in 1992 in the garage of a local surgeon, Pioneer has since expanded into more than 300 employees worldwide. Their strong commitment to innovation has resulted in over 130 U.S. and foreign patents and kept them at the forefront of spinal and orthopedic surgical solutions. But with all of their growth and innovative breakthroughs, Pioneer did not have a way to distribute important product information to customers online.

Pixeldust Named on ABJ’s Top 25 Web Designers in Austin

Pixeldust has been named #13 on the Austin Business Journal’s list of Top 25 Web Designers and Developers in Austin. This is the fifth year in a row that Pixeldust has made the list, which is determined by a number of factors including gross revenue, clients and number of local employees.

A Little More than Just a “Like” Button: Facebook Announces New Site Changes at f8

For those of you who don’t live your lives inside the high-stakes realm known as Drupal web development, today marked Facebook’s annual f8 conference where CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced upcoming site changes and unveiled a wicked set of awesome new features.

Pixeldust Interactive, Become Austin Ad Fed Big Wig

Nominate Pixeldust for Best Drupal Web Developer in the 2011 Austin Ad Fed Big Wig Awards and we’ll be your best friend. Yes, we’re going old school on this one. Just you and us. Best friends. It’s like that homie. Just enter your email address and submit!

Pixeldust Launches Texas State Teachers Association Redesign

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned Texas State Teachers Association website. Beginning with a new look, the redesigned website utilizes Drupal and features a cohesive layout that allows users to easily access TSTA’s vast array of educational resources.

Testing Your Website for Mobile Devices

These days, you can do virtually anything on your mobile device. If you’ve ever been standing in a crowd of people, heard one of the generic iPhone ringers go off and watched about 14 different people pull out their cell phone, then you know what I’m talking about. Nielsen estimates that there are over 160 million smartphone users in the US. 160+.million.people. All surfing the web, and all probably playing Angry Birds. And that number is only going to get bigger.

My Fit Foods and Pixeldust Join Forces

As this summer keeps trying to convince us that it is just simply not hot enough, we continue to mock the heat by spending our lunch breaks in our Water Soaked Knee Hockey Rink, hosting our annual Optimus-Prime watermelon carving contest, and beginning a new, air-conditioned project to excite our PHP-laden minds. Pixeldust is pleased to announce the addition of My Fit Foods as our newest client. Pixeldust will create a fresh redesign and build an integrated e-commerce solution for all My Fit Foods locations throughout Texas. Users will be able to order meals online, track their account balances and perform a host of other abilities that we can’t unveil until the site launch. My Fit Foods is a custom health solution that provides healthy meals in over 30 locations throughout 4 major Texas cities. My Fit Foods is dedicated to providing healthy, balanced and affordable meals for active individuals…

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Austin Web Design and Development

The Pixeldust Interactive team has remained on the forefront of the digital media industry in Austin, TX by diving headfirst into new technology as it emerges. Our Web design and development team’s best practices approach to developing business-to-business and consumer-oriented websites, content management systems, and more has kept our roster of satisfied Austin clients growing steadily. Open Source Technologies While we have developed in many different “flavors” for many platforms, our primary Drupal web development environment is the open source LAMP environment. LAMP consists of a group of open source software used to run dynamic websites and servers, including: 1. Linux 2. Apache 3. MySQL 4. PHP Linux’s tools have been the most trusted solutions since the beginning of the World Wide Web. Currently, Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl and Python (LAMP) add up to more than 60% of the servers, databases and scripting languages in existence on the web…

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Hacked Drupal Website Cleanup

If your Drupal website has been hacked or is infected with Malware we can help. Sites may be exploited in many different ways. Your site may have been the victim of malicious activity exploiting stolen FTP information, exposed password, an outdated module or an outdated Drupal Install. To insure that an infected site is clean and secure, all malicious code must be removed, the vulnerability must be identified and fixed, and Drupal core and Module updates must be installed. Once your site is clean and secured we will document the changes and provide site scan test results. If you need help with your hacked Drupal website recovery, please contact us using the form below. We also offer a rush repair service for urgent situations.

Facebook Holds Its First Ever Hacker Cup

Last weekend, Facebook hosted its first ever Hacker Cup. In what will probably become known as the Olympics of hacking, the Facebook Hacker Cup is Facebook’s international Drupal coding competition that’s designed to weed out the creme de la creme of the Drupal coding elite. Their mission? To find solutions to the most difficult algorithmic Drupal coding challenges in three elimination rounds.

We Don’t Serve Your Type Here: A History of Fonts on the Web – Part 1

Back in 1994, websites looked a lot different. Those of you who spent time on the web during that year probably have a good idea of what I’m talking about. If you didn’t spend time on the web that year, or if you weren’t even born yet, allow me to paint you a brief picture:

Dovetail Software

For more than 15 years, Dovetail Software has been providing customer service and support software solutions to a network of global 1000 enterprises. Their comprehensive selection of software solutions not only focuses on customer service and support, but reduces the overall cost and complexity of supporting complex product and service environments. But dovetailsoftware.com did not reflect the company’s technical stature or their ability to stay on top of industry trends. And while Dovetail’s products consistently dominated the service and support market, their website appeared fragmented and out of touch with consumers.

Pixeldust Launches Dovetail Software Redesign

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned Dovetail Software website. Beginning with a fresh identity, the redesigned site features a unified blog theme, easy-to-use content management system and simple architecture that conveys the technical stature worthy of Dovetail’s long-time reputation.

Awesome New Clients for Q1 2011

As winter melts into spring during this 2011 Q1, we trade our Contra sweaters in for our keyboard flip flops and look forward to the beginning of new projects, fresh code, and American Idol.

Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive experience, building efficiency and power solutions. They provide innovative automotive interiors, products and services that optimize energy use, and batteries for automobiles and hybrid-electric vehicles. They have 140,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations serving customers in 125 countries. That translates to a lot of people reading their annual Business and Sustainability Report. But the delivery of the report was not done in an eco-friendly way.

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