Posts Tagged:web

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.

Saving SVG with Space Around It from Illustrator

Say you have a graphic like this in Adobe Illustrator: Note how the art doesn’t touch the edges of the artboard. Say you want that space around it, and you want to save it as SVG for use on the web. Nope: Save for Web THE CLAW! You’ll see space around here, but unfortunately the classic Save for Web dialog doesn’t export as SVG at all, so that’s not really an option. They are already calling this a “legacy” feature, so I imagine it’ll be gone soon. Nope: Export As The “Export As” feature supports SVG, and you’ll likely be pretty pleased with the output. It’s fairly optimized, cruft-free, and pretty much ready to use on the web. But… it crops to the art with no option to change that, so we’ll lose the space around that we’re shooting for here. A possible work around here is putting a rectangle…

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Web and Mobile Developer – REMOTE POSITION position is open @flocycling

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Oxygen – The WordPress Visual Site Builder for Real Designers?

WordPress page builders are generally shunned by those who know how to code. They are generally bloated and slow. And you are offered very limited customization options. But what if there was a visual site builder meant for advanced, professional website designers? It turns out there is! It’s called Oxygen, and it’s quickly becoming the tool of choice for WordPress web designers. Notice that with Oxygen, you design your entire site – content, headers, footers, menus, etc. It totally replaces your WordPress theme. All pages are constructed from fundamental HTML elements – section, div, h1…6, p, span, a, img, and a few more. Then, you visually edit CSS properties to get everything looking the way you want. So unlike a typical page builder, you can design anything. It’s like hand-coding, but visually. Think Webflow, but for WordPress. To integrate with WordPress and design layouts for posts, custom post types, archives,…

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Global Drupal Training

Start:  2017-09-08 02:00 – 07:00 Africa/Kigali Organizers:  bikilde Event type:  Training (free or commercial) # WE OFFER FREE DRUPAL TRAINING AS PART OF THE SEPT 2017 DRUPAL GLOBAL TRAINING DAYS INITIATIVE! Drupal is content management software. It’s used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Join us for a FREE Introduction to Drupal website Development Friday Sept 8th 2017. Hosted by RWANDA DRUPAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS, this event is part of the Drupal Association‘s Drupal Global Training Day. When: Friday Sept 8th from 2:00-7:00pm Where: kLab, ICT Park, 6th Floor, Boulevard de l’Umuganda , Kacyiru What to bring: Wi-Fi enabled laptop This training will give Introduction on building website using Drupal Content Management System. Agenda – Introductions – Install Drupal 8 – Build basic Drupal 8 site – Q&A This training will include hands-on activities. If you wish to participate in practices please bring your own…

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Using the Paint Timing API

It’s a great time to be a web performance aficionado, and the arrival of the Paint Timing API in Chrome 60 is proof positive of that fact. The Paint Timing API is yet another addition to the burgeoning Performance API, but instead of capturing page and resource timings, this new and experimental API allows you to capture metrics on when a page begins painting. If you haven’t experimented with any of the various performance APIs, it may help if you brush up a bit on them, as the syntax of this API has much in common with those APIs (particularly the Resource Timing API). That said, you can read on and get something out of this article even if you don’t. Before we dive in, however, let’s talk about painting and the specific timings this API collects. Why do we need an API for measuring paint times? If you’re reading…

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Senior Back End Web Developer – Drupal position is open @rawpixelimages

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Decoupled Drupal Technologies and Techniques

We’ve got a new installment in the decoupled Drupal project we’re working on with Elevated Third and Hoorooh. The project we’re documenting was one we worked on for Powdr Resorts, one of the largest ski operators in North America. The first installment in the series was A Deep Dive into a Decoupled Drupal 8 Project. Part two offered a radical change of altitude, from Andy Mead, Drupal Developer at Elevated Third: Decoupled Drupal: A 10,000-foot View. And now part 3 is live: Decoupled Drupal Technologies and Techniques In this episode, senior Drupal developer Joe Flores describes a common situation: a company (Powdr) that has many, slightly different sites. The solution he describes is up-to-the-minute: using Drupal multisite, Paragraphs, JSON REST API, and other related tools. Check it out for insights from the cutting edge of web development. Source:

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Web Development

What do you think of when you think Artificial Intelligence? Maybe you think of IBM’s Watson and how it won at Jeopardy a few years back. Maybe you remember hearing recently that Google’s DeepMind beat someone at a really challenging game called Go. Maybe that makes you think of Google’s self-driving cars. Regardless of exactly what you associate with AI, it is serious business. Source:

Analyst III, Web & Development Solutions position is open @ccsnews

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Jacksonville, FL – Drupal Global Training Days 2017

Start:  2017-09-09 09:00 – 17:00 America/New_York Organizers:  Jitesh Doshi Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Full day of Drupal 8 training Saturday, Sep 9, 2017, 6:00 PM UNF Building 15, Room 22031 UNF Dr Jacksonville, FL 4 Drupalers Attending We are celebrating Drupal Global Training Days 2017 on September 9th with a full day of Drupal 8 training which is free and open to public at University of North Florida.Drupal 8 TrainingThis is a full day of training on Drupal 8 CMS.Drupal 8 is the CMS platform (Content Management System) that lets you build complex web sites and web applicati… Check out this Meetup → What: Drupal Global Training Day – Learn Drupal 8 CMS When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 – 9am to 5pm Cost: free, no cost Organized by: JAX Drupal User Group (Jacksonville, Florida) Where: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL – Building 15, Room 2203 How to register?: See…

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Copywriting Q&A: Does Your Client Really Need a Sales Page?

Selling online used to be about driving visitors to a sales page and throwing as much persuasive copy at them as possible, then hoping they’d click the “buy now” button. Today, though, there are many different paths to a sale — and many that don’t even require a sales page. Read on… Today’s question comes from Marshall T., who asks, “I just started working with a new client. She’s a solopreneur and working with a business coach who told her that she doesn’t need a sales page for her product. Or, at least, that she can build that later once she’s gotten a few sales. This seems wrong to me. What do you think?” Even just a few years ago, selling without a sales page would be unthinkable. After all, if you don’t have a page to drive people to that has all of the details, how do you sell…

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Global Training Day – Bundaberg QLD, Australia

Start:  2017-09-08 09:00 – 14:30 Australia/Brisbane Organizers:  larowlan Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Come and learn Drupal 8 in Regional Queensland PreviousNext and the the Generator are coming together to present a free one-day training session to coincide with the Drupal Association’s quarterly Global Training Day. The session is designed to give those interested in a career in web-development an introduction to building websites using the Drupal open-source content management framework. Limited to 12 spaces – more info and signups at Source:

Crafting Webfont Fallbacks

There is a great bit in here where Glen uses Font Style Matcher to create some CSS for a fallback font that has font-size, line-height, font-weight, letter-spacing, and word-spacing adjusted so perfectly that when the web font does load, the page hardly shifts at all. Like barely noticeable FOUT. Maybe we’ll call it FOCST (Flash of Carefully Styled Text). Direct Link to Article — Permalink Crafting Webfont Fallbacks is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

Web Developer – MARC USA – Pittsburgh, PA

Basic CMS WordPress, Drupal etc. Google Web Developer (HTML5 Banner Creation Tool). You’ll be working closely with the strategists, creatives and other…From MARC USA – Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:34:48 GMT – View all Pittsburgh, PA jobs Source:

​The #1 Website for Coding Challenges

Coderbyte is a web application built to help you practice programming and improve your algorithm skills. We offer a collection of coding challenges and web development courses that can help you prepare for an upcoming job interview or general technical assessment. All of our coding challenges can be completed directly in our online editor, and if you need help along the way you can view thousands of user-submitted code solutions as well. View all Coding Challenges Direct Link to Article — Permalink ​The #1 Website for Coding Challenges is a post from CSS-Tricks Source: CssTricks

The Best Way to Implement a “Wrapper” in CSS

Sometimes the first bit of HTML we write in a new document is an element that wraps everything else on the page. The term wrapper is common for that. We give it a class, and that class is responsible for encapsulating all visual elements on the page. I’ve always struggled to with the best way to implement it. I found a related thread on StackOverflow that has more than 250,000 views, so obviously I’m not the only one wondering! I’ll sum up my latest thoughts in this article. Before we dive into it, let’s first examine the difference between the “wrapper” and the “container”. “Wrapper” vs “Container” I believe there is a difference between wrapper and container elements. In programming languages, the word container is generally used for structures that can contain more than one element. A wrapper, on the other hand, is something that wraps around a single object…

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Our Popular Class "Why Should You Use Joomla?" Is Now Free

We are happy to announce that “Why Should You Use Joomla?” is now a free class. These videos are ideal if you or your client are in the middle of making a decision what CMS to choose for your next Web project. The course consists of thirteen short videos. It covers the top 10 reasons why you might want to choose Joomla over alternative CMS. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

7 Tips for the Aspiring UX Designer

This time last year, I had never heard of UX. Coming from a family of doctors, the only job-related acronym I knew was MD. But this changed during my summer in Silicon Valley, where I worked as a media intern with a startup accelerator and venture capital firm. Over the course of just three weeks, four colleagues told me that I should look into UX. I really think you would like this. You’d be so good at it! Thinking it was some sort of sign, I decided to give UX a try. It was love at first sight. From that point on, I spent my free time immersed in UX books, articles, and blogs. I had never felt so passionate about a field before.  I used my Christmas break to take an online UX course. I filled my schedule with phone calls with every UXer in my LinkedIn network. I…

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