Posts Tagged:web developers

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.


Advanced Document Conversions with Filestack

You might know Filestack from being an incredible service to add file uploading, storage, and management to your own web apps. There is another thing Filestack can do for you: convert documents into different formats. For one thing, it can manipulate documents. Take images. Perhaps you would like to offer some image manipulation for your users uploaded images, like cropping and rotation. That’s a common feature for apps that offer avatar uploading. With Filestack, you got it. It’s great to be able to have that kind of functionality without having to build it yourself. You almost surely aren’t in the avatar cropping business, you’re in your own unique business that just happens to have users with avatars. I’ve said it before: But let’s up the ante a little bit here. What if you need to get an entirely different document format out of another document? How about the hardest document…

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The web can be anything we want it to be

I really enjoyed this chat between Bruce Lawson and Mustafa Kurtuldu where they talked about browser support and the health of the web. Bruce expands upon a lot of the thoughts in a post he wrote last year called World Wide Web, Not Wealthy Western Web where he writes: …across the world, regardless of disposable income, regardless of hardware or network speed, people want to consume the same kinds of goods and services. And if your websites are made for the whole world, not just the wealthy Western world, then the next 4 billion people might consume the stuff that your organization makes. Another highlight is where Bruce also mentions that, as web developers, we might think that we’ve all moved on from jQuery as a community, and yet there are still millions of websites that depend upon jQuery to function properly. It’s an interesting anecdote and relevant to recent…

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How do Website Colors and Design Attract Viewers?

Studies have shown that our emotions, both positive and negative, are influenced by colors. Is your website’s color scheme optimized to bring in new traffic? Does your website design complement those colors? Check out our simple guide to see if your website’s design is costing you viewers. An eye-catching color scheme or design layout can change the face of a webpage. They can also determine whether a viewer will decide to stay around to view your content, or leave the page immediately. In short, a lot can hinge on a simple color scheme.   Do you want to find out how to use colors and designs to attract viewers and, better yet, to keep them coming back for more? In this article, our team of experts break down the latest research in color psychology to recommend the best color schemes and rules. So, read on and discover how you can…

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React Native: A Better DOM?

How do we convince web developers that React Native has already solved many of the hardest GUI problems for them? Go back in time and release React Native before React DOM? Is there an easier way… — Nicolas (@necolas) March 1, 2018 Like a lot of people in this Twitter thread, I didn’t really understand that React Native was even for building on the web. I thought it was a way to write React to build native mobile apps. Nicolas has a whole “React Native for Web” repo though, explaining otherwise. Plus a conference talk. It probably doesn’t help that the tagline is “Build native mobile apps using JavaScript and React.” I suppose, it does do that (e.g. build an iOS or Android app), but it also can build your web app, which could mean… single code base? Several of the replies suggest “a better DOM” which is interesting. Or,…

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Careful Now

Tom Warren’s “Chrome is turning into the new Internet Explorer 6” for The Verge has a title that, to us front-end web developers, suggests that Chrome is turning into a browser far behind in technology and replete with tricky bugs. Aside from the occasional offhand generic, “Chrome is getting so bad lately,” comments you hear, we know that’s not true. Chrome often leads the pack for good web tech. Instead, it’s about another equally concerning danger: developers building sites specifically for Chrome. In theory, that’s not really a thing, because if you build a website with web standards (of which there isn’t really much of an alternative) it’ll work in Chrome like any other modern web browser. But it is a thing if you build the site to somehow block other browsers and only allow Chrome. Warren: Google has been at the center of a lot of “works best with…

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Chrome is Not the Standard

Chris Krycho has written an excellent post about how us fickle web developers might sometimes confuse features that land in one browser as being “the future of the web.” However, Chris argues that there’s more than one browser’s vision of the web that we should care about: No single company gets to dominate the others in terms of setting the agenda for the web. Not Firefox, with its development and advocacy of WebAssembly, dear to my heart though that is. Not Microsoft and the IE/Edge team, with its proposal of the CSS grid spec in 2011, sad though I am that it languished for as long as it did. Not Apple, with its pitch for concurrent JavaScript. And not—however good its developer relations team is—Chrome, with any of the many ideas it’s constantly trying out, including PWAs. It’s also worth recognizing how these decisions aren’t, in almost any case, unalloyed…

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HTML Email and Accessibility

You love HTML emails, don’t you? As a developer, probably not… but subscribers absolutely do. They devour them, consume them on every device known to man, and drive a hell of a lot of revenue for companies that take their email marketing seriously. But most web developers tasked with building HTML emails merely want to get them out the door as quickly as possible and move on to more interesting assignments. Despite email’s perennial value for subscribers, tight timelines, and a general loathing of the work result in things falling by the wayside; and, just like in the web world, one of the first things to be set aside in email is accessibility. I think we all agree that accessibility is a vital topic. Unfortunately, it’s one that’s ignored in the email marketing world even more than on the web. Accessibility in email doesn’t have to consume a lot of…

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Apple’s Proposal for HTML Template Instantiation

I’m sure I don’t have the expertise to understand the finer nuances of this, but I like the spirit: The HTML5 specification defines the template element but doesn’t provide a native mechanism to instantiate it with some parts of it substituted, conditionally included, or repeated based on JavaScript values — as popular JavaScript frameworks such as Ember.js and Angular allow. As a consequence, there are many incompatible template syntaxes and semantics to do substitution and conditionals within templates — making it hard for web developers to combine otherwise reusable components when they use different templating libraries. Whilst previously we all decided to focus on shadow DOM and the custom-elements API first, we think the time is right — now that shadow DOM and custom-elements API have been shipping in Safari and Chrome and are in development in Firefox — to propose and standardize an API to instantiate HTML templates. Let…

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Freelance Art Director / Designer – Fountain City – Remote

Familiarity working with information architects, project managers and web developers. We’re a full service agency that provides marketing, design, and technical… $65 – $85 an hourFrom Indeed – Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:10:44 GMT – View all Remote jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Junior Web Developer – Fresno Pacific University – California

Experience developing on Drupal CMS. This position works closely with our web developers and marketing teams….From Fresno Pacific University – Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:26:57 GMT – View all California jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Compilers are the New Frameworks

Tom Dale: Increasingly, the bytes that get shipped to browsers will bear less and less resemblance to the source code that web developers write. Indeed. I suspected the same: Because performance matters so much and there is so much opportunity to get clever with performance, we’ll see innovation in getting our code bases to production. Tools like webpack (tree shaking, code splitting) are already doing a lot here, but there is plenty of room to let automated tools work magic on how our code ultimately gets shipped to browsers. Tom also says: This is a loss in some ways (who else got their web development start with View Source?) but is a huge win for users, particularly in emerging markets. It seems to me today’s world of GitHub, StackOverflow, and the proliferation of learning resources more than make up for learning via our own website spelunking, not to mention how…

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Free Drupal 8 Beginners Training by Iksula, Mumbai on Drupal Global Training Day 16th Sept, 2017

Start:  2017-09-16 10:00 – 15:00 Asia/Kolkata Organizers:  Ashish.Dalvi rachit_gupta Vinay15 kiran.kadam911 manasiv Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Free Drupal 8 Beginners Training by Iksula, Mumbai on Drupal Global Training Day Saturday, Sep 16, 2017, 10:00 AM Iksula ServicesVenue: Iksula Services, B-702, Mangalya Building, Off. Marol Maroshi Road, Marol, Andheri (East) Mumbai, IN 6 Drupalers Attending Hello Drupalers,We are excited to announce that the “Drupal 8 In a Day” training session for beginners will be held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 on Drupal Global Training Days.This training session is an initiative by Drupal Mumbai Community in Collaboration with Iksula services and Drupal Association.What is Global Training Days?• Drupal … Check out this Meetup → Hello Drupalers, We are excited to announce that the “Drupal 8 In a Day” training session for beginners will be held on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 on Drupal Global Training Days. This training session is an initiative by Drupal Mumbai in Collaboration with Iksula…

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The Best Landing Page Creation Tools of 2017

If you’re running Facebook Ads with the objective of lead generation, video views, or conversions, you’ll need landing pages on your site. It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Most of us, however, are not expert web developers and graphic designers. This makes the creation of quality landing pages time consuming and potentially expensive, especially Read more Source: https://adespresso.com/feed/

Student Web Developer – Ohio University – Athens, OH

You will be working in a team setting with other full-time web developers and part-time student employees. You will get some hands- on experience working with… $8.40 an hourFrom Ohio University – Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:47:30 GMT – View all Athens, OH jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Business Development Representative – Pantheon – San Francisco, CA

Fun at Drupal community events. Each day at Pantheon, we engage with professional web developers and web project managers who would like to spend less time…From Pantheon – Fri, 09 Jun 2017 22:27:32 GMT – View all San Francisco, CA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

The Equilateral Triangle of a Perfect Paragraph

Still, too many web designers neglect the importance of typography on the web. So far, I’ve only met a few that really understand typography and know how to apply that knowledge to their work. And the lack of knowledge about typography doesn’t come from ignorance. I learned that web designers are commonly either self-taught and haven’t grasped the importance of typography yet, or they actually studied design but typography was just one of the classes they had to attend. I created the Better Web Type course to help raise awareness of the important role typography plays on the web. In my opinion, both web designers and web developers should learn the basics—if a designer uses ligatures in her designs but the developer doesn’t even know what ligatures are, how can we expect him to correctly transform the most beautifully designed typography into code? With both roles knowing the basics, we’ll…

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An intro to web components with otters

Monica Dinculescu on web components and why we might care: … before web components came around, you had to wait on all browsers to agree on a new element (like, a date picker). And even after they agreed on a new element, it took them yeaaaaars to implement it… With web components, web developers get to write such elements, so that you don’t have to wait for 10 years before all browsers agree that they should implement a date picker. I struggle with trying to figure out if web components (with Polymer or not) are really “the future” or not. People definitely haven’t adopted them with the same ferocious appetite as New JavaScript, which also tackles componentization. But they are a web standard with growing native support, so… probably? I’m probably wrong in conflating the two, though. Even the React Docs say: React and Web Components are built to solve…

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Celebrate the web by using another browser than Google’s Chrome

I like Chrome. It’s a great browser. But it’s not so good that it deserves to be the only browser. And that’s the unfortunate opportunity we, people browsing the web, are opening for Google by so overwhelmingly choosing to use it in face of the alternatives.And this is what we get by doing so: DirecTV just announced that they’ll be turning their website into a Chrome desktop app on June 1st. They don’t actually say that, but that’s what they mean. You can’t call directvnow.com a website if it only works in a single browser.You don’t have to be that old to remember the dark days when Internet Explorer strangled the web by its utter domination. When large swaths of the web was only accessible through Redmond. Those were not happy days.Ironically, it was Google’s Chrome that helped fight back the scourge of Internet Explorer’s monopoly. Well, that plus the utter neglect…

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Drupal Developer – Puyenpa Services LLC – Reston, VA

The Web/Drupal Developer will work closely with government customers and other Web Developers working with Open Source products….From Indeed – Fri, 02 Jun 2017 23:44:42 GMT – View all Reston, VA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

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