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.


Secure Contexts Everywhere

Anne van Kesteren for Mozilla says: Effective immediately, all new features that are web-exposed are to be restricted to secure contexts. Web-exposed means that the feature is observable from a web page or server, whether through JavaScript, CSS, HTTP, media formats, etc. A feature can be anything from an extension of an existing IDL-defined object, a new CSS property, a new HTTP response header, to bigger features such as WebVR. In contrast, a new CSS color keyword would likely not be restricted to secure contexts. In other words, if your site isn’t HTTPS, you won’t get new web tech features. Holy jeepers. The reasoning is the web should be using HTTPS, so this is our way of beating you with a stick if you try to use fancy features without going HTTPS first. It’ll be fascinating to watch the first major feature drop and if they stick to their word…

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What is a Core Algo Update and How to Diagnose Ranking Changes? by @martinibuster

A review of what an update to Google’s core algorithm can be and how to diagnose changes in web page rankings.The post What is a Core Algo Update and How to Diagnose Ranking Changes? by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Make Your Site Faster with Preconnect Hints

Requesting an external resource on a website or application incurs several round-trips before the browser can actually start to download the resource. These round-trips include the DNS lookup, TCP handshake, and TLS negotiation (if SSL is being used). Depending on the page and the network conditions, these round-trips can add hundreds of milliseconds of latency, or more. If you are requesting resources from several different hosts, this can add up fast, and you could be looking at a page that feels more sluggish than it needs to be, especially on slower cellular connections, flaky wifi, or congested networks. One of the the easiest ways to speed up your website or application is to simply add preconnect hints for any hosts that you will be requesting assets from. These hints essentially tell the browser what origins will be used for resources, so that it can then prep things by establishing all…

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SR. WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – University of Washington – Seattle, WA

WordPress, Drupal and Joomla experience. Web Application Developer to join the team! Development functions will be performed in partnership with IT Services…From University of Washington – Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:50:34 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Happy seventeenth birthday Drupal

Seventeen years ago today, I open-sourced the software behind Drop.org and released Drupal 1.0.0. When Drupal was first founded, Google was in its infancy, the mobile web didn’t exist, and JavaScript was a very unpopular word among developers. Over the course of the past seventeen years, I’ve witnessed the nature of the web change and countless internet trends come and go. As we celebrate Drupal’s birthday, I’m proud to say it’s one of the few content management systems that has stayed relevant for this long. While the course of my career has evolved, Drupal has always remained a constant. It’s what inspires me every day, and the impact that Drupal continues to make energizes me. Millions of people around the globe depend on Drupal to deliver their business, mission and purpose. Looking at the Drupal users in the video below gives me goosebumps. Drupal’s success is not only marked by…

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Copywriting Q&A: Why You Need to Know Your Numbers

Your copywriting portfolio acts as a kind of proof that you know what you’re doing. But there’s another element to add that can be even more enticing and make you even more sellable. What’s that? Numbers. Read on… Today’s question comes from Ellie H., who asks, “I had a potential client ask about the results of my emails. Is that something I should be tracking? Also, um, what results would those be, exactly? ” I’m going to start by answering the second part of your question first. All of our copy has a purpose and, often, the level to which it met that purpose — its effectiveness — is measurable. For a banner ad, it would be click-through rate. For a direct mail piece with a coupon, it would be the redemption rate. For web pages, it could be time spent on page, total number of pages visited in a…

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Web Developer for Drupal Web Project position is open OhioUtilityUser

OH, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

Third-Party Scripts

Trent Walton: My latest realization is that delivering a performant, accessible, responsive, scalable website isn’t enough: I also need to consider the impact of third-party scripts. No matter how solid I think my prototype is, it doesn’t absolve me from paying attention to what happens during implementation, specifically when it comes to the addition of these third-party scripts. I recently had a conversation with a friend working on quite a high profile e-commerce site. They were hired to develop the site, but particularly with performance in mind. They were going the PWA route, but were immediately hamstrung by third-party scripts. One of them, apparently unavoidably, couldn’t be HTTPS, meaning the site was immediately disqualified from being a PWA. They could still do a good job in many other areas, but right and left their great performance work was slaughtered by third-party scripts. I don’t envy being in that position. It’s…

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Web Developer, Drupal – Enfec – Seattle, WA

We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer*. Proficient in Drupal, including custom module development, key contributed modules and core API….From Indeed – Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:44:42 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Drupal, Web Developer – Enfec – Seattle, WA

We are seeking a talented, creative *Drupal Developer*. Proficient in Drupal, including custom module development, key contributed modules and core API….From Indeed – Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:44:42 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Google Voice Search Summary Algo by @martinibuster

Google Assistant uses an algorithm to summarize web pages and speak the result. Would you like to know how Google does it? The research paper is now available.The post Google Voice Search Summary Algo by @martinibuster appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/feed/

Design Systems: Problems & Solutions

Why do you need a Design System? In a previous article, we shared our thoughts on why Design Systems may be on the rise. Now, let’s further explore why you might need one. What are some of the common problems organizations face without a Design System, and how can one help? Common Problems Here are a few warning signs that might indicate you need to think about implementing a Design System: Process bottlenecks Through agile development methodologies, rapid release cycles have improved the ability for organizations to make timely and recurring updates. This means that individuals in organizations have had to do things more quickly than they used to. The benefits of speed often come at a cost. Usually, that cost is a compromise in quality. How will you ensure quality without introducing bottlenecks to your release cycles? Design inconsistencies Because your design needs have had to keep up with…

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Web Engineer position is open bluecodainc

Cambridge, MA, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

WEB DEVELOPER (PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SPECIALIST 1) position is open

Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

HTML 5.2 is Done, HTML 5.3 is Coming

The W3C has completed its second round of HTML5 recommendations for implementation. The entire announcement is worth a read because there are interesting tidbits that provide more context and personnel changes within W3C, but the highlights of this recommendation are nicely summed up: Many of the features added integrate other work done in W3C. The Payment Request API promises to make commerce on the Web far easier, reducing the risks of making a mistake or being caught by an unscrupulous operator. New security features such as Content Security Policy protect users more effectively, while new work incorporated from ARIA helps developers offer people with disabilities a good user experience of their applications. There are also semantic changes to HTMl elements that are worth noting: Clarifications and bug fixes bring the HTML Recommendation closer to what has been deployed recently. The definition for the main element has been updated to support…

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Web Developer – Alta Planning – Seattle, WA

Experience as an in-house web designer and developer. Three (3) or more years of experience as a Web Developer….From Alta Planning – Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:30:03 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

The latest ways to deal with the cascade, inheritance and specificity

The cascade is such an intrinsic part of CSS that they put it right there in the name. If you’ve ever needed to use !important to affect specificity in the cascade, you’ll know that it can be a tricky thing to deal with. In the early days of CSS, it was common to see highly specific selectors like this: #sidebar ul li {} We’re all much better at managing specificity nowadays. It’s a widely accepted best practice to keep specificity low and flat—to shun ID selectors, to make liberal use of classes, and to avoid unnecessary nesting. But there are still plenty of situations where a more specific selector will be useful. With the introduction of a newly proposed pseudo-class, more support of the shadow DOM, and the use of the all property, we will soon be able to handle inheritance and specificity in new and exciting ways. The :is…

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The latest ways to deal with the cascade, inheritance and specificity

The cascade is such an intrinsic part of CSS that they put it right there in the name. If you’ve ever needed to use !important to affect specificity in the cascade, you’ll know that it can be a tricky thing to deal with. In the early days of CSS, it was common to see highly specific selectors like this: #sidebar ul li {} We’re all much better at managing specificity nowadays. It’s a widely accepted best practice to keep specificity low and flat—to shun ID selectors, to make liberal use of classes, and to avoid unnecessary nesting. But there are still plenty of situations where a more specific selector will be useful. With the introduction of a newly proposed pseudo-class, more support of the shadow DOM, and the use of the all property, we will soon be able to handle inheritance and specificity in new and exciting ways. The :is…

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Web Application Support Analyst position is open

Princeton, NJ, United States Source: https://jobs.drupal.org/all-jobs/feed

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