Posts Tagged:YouTube

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.

New Year, New Updates for Basecamp 3 on Android

We’ve updated the Basecamp 3 Android app to coincide with the launch of the Basecamp 3 refresh. What’s new?💨 Navigation takes you to Projects and Teams faster🗺 Sticky titles and breadcrumbs keep you from getting lost🎨 Themes and overall styling updated to match the refresh💨 Navigation takes you to Projects and Teams fasterWhether you have one Project or one hundred, we know you’re using the Android app to check on Basecamp quickly, on-the-go.📌 Pinned Projects and Teams are more prominent on the Home Screen. Quickly scan for the Projects that matter to you. These pinned Projects and Teams stand out when you’re sharing a video from YouTube or uploading a photo or PDF.Pinned Projects and Teams are more prominent.🔍 Quick Jump to a Project or Team by typing a few letters in Search. Just start typing in the Search field. Since Search is accessible on nearly every screen, you can quickly switch back and forth between…

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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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How to 2x Your Traffic This Year with YouTube & Video SEO [Webinar] by @A_Ninofranco

Learn how to double your organic traffic and implement a solid video SEO strategy – register for this webinar today!The post How to 2x Your Traffic This Year with YouTube & Video SEO [Webinar] by @A_Ninofranco appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

Happy seventeenth birthday Drupal

Seventeen years ago today, I open-sourced the software behind 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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Insignificant details

We hired a professional photographer this Christmas and he almost lost our business.My wife is one of four kids. One of those kids has four kids. We have a kid. Another sister has two kids.There’s a lot of us.And this Christmas we finally had most of us together. So my wife took to booking a professional photographer to snap some photos.She went through the typical process of reviewing websites and inquiring if they could do a shoot near the holidays.She found one she liked who had availability, but then a wrinkle came up. The end product was that they’d provide a CD-ROM of the photos.That’s a problem. We don’t even have a CD drive in our house anymore. We’re not going to go through extra hoops to get these photos off of this thing.We’ll find someone else.But it occurred to us to just ask to see if they had another method. Could we just give them…

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My 3 year old daughter is in school. Most of her classmates are older than her. She keeps up great. But she reported to us recently, that many kids have called her small. And it makes her feel bad.It’s easy to just chalk this up to kids being naive. “Hey kid, comparing your age to someone whose older or taller and feeling bad you aren’t as big as them is dumb.”But adults are just as guilty.In a study at Harvard, researchers asked participants if they’d rather have $50,000 in a society where everyone else made $25,000. Or $100,000 where everyone else made $200,000. The prices of all material goods were the same in both scenarios. More than half chose the world where they were only making $50,000. Even if they could have more money and wealth in absolute terms, many would rather just make more than their neighbors.I get it. I look at…

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Deliberate Practice?

Photo by Steven LelhamThere’s an endless list of books about how the greatest become the greatest — deliberate practice. They don’t just show up time after time. They also set short measurable goals and keep stretching them.Time your runs. Swim a bit faster. Get yourself over that pull up bar just one more time.That’s great for performance sports. The goals are easily measurable.But I’m not looking to be, for example, a fast editor. I’d like to be a better, more creative, editor. I want to build bigger audiences. And get more subscribers this week.So how do you deliberately practice in the creative field where success is often external, unpredictable, and uncontrollable?Here’s four ways I’ve found over the years to deliberately practice being more creative.RepetitionHow many times have you redone something? Probably not more than 18. Monet painted at least 18 haystacks that we’re aware of. He destroyed a bunch too.Work on the same thing over and…

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2017 Year in Review

Per usual, I’m doing my “Year in Review,” just as I’v done for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. This is the 6th year that I’ve done it. And, as things go, I spent time reviewing my own years in review and was completely overwhelmed by how much has happened in just the last 6 years that I’ve been writing these recaps. It really is unbelievable the amount of things that can occur in one, single, year… completely blows me away. This year, in particular, was the most exciting year of my life and also one of the most challenging, most frustrating, and most joy-filled as well. That always seems to happen. In addition, just like previous years, I would have never been able to predict what was going to happen in that year, just like now, as I’m writing this post, I cannot imagine what will happen and transpire in the next 365 (or 360…

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What’s the point of vlogging?

On January 2, 2017 I published a video on YouTube telling everyone I was starting a daily vlog. I also told them I’d probably fail. I did.I remember the exact meeting I was in at Accenture in 2001 when I found out a manager I was working with had started his own “blog”.Though I was in a technology group researching trends, I still found it weird that someone at work would blog. What a strange word. “Blog”. I didn’t pay any attention to the blog after he told me about it. Who wants to read this guy’s personal journal online anyway.Blogging went mainstream. My first blog was published after I started my first company in 2005. I wrote a couple posts, then lost motivation. I got a little more serious in 2010, but just barely. A post here or there. By then, there were so many good writers out there and I was…

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“Build an audience? Bah. I’m a nobody.”

Photo by NeONBRAND“We all know we need to build an audience. Out-teach the competition. Collect those fans and emails before I even have something to sell, so when I do have something to sell, the money will come rolling in. Enough already. I haven’t accomplished anything. No one cares what I have to say. I can’t build an audience with this track record. And I’m a terrible teacher.”I was a broke college student. I didn’t spend much besides getting the essentials, but money made during the summer, even working as much overtime as my boss would allow, evaporated quickly. The quintessential example of how broke I was — I rolled up to a gas station on my way to an interview for an internship, pumped the car full of gas, and went inside the station to get cash from the ATM.Except there was no cash. My bank account was empty.I was ashamed and embarrassed…

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“I Got Lucky as Fuck”

More of us would say the exact same about how we’ve not only succeeded but are still alive today. Sometimes I look at my own three kids and I wonder how they are still here… I appreciate Post Malone being honest about how all of these things “worked out” for him in the end. I have a lot of respect for folks who just admit that they would have been nothing if it weren’t for a combination of things that happen in their lives that were totally outside of their control. I can easily raise my own hand and just say it as loudly as possible: I got lucky as fuck. LOL. And even his name was created by a Rap Name Generator! I love that so much. So many of my own projects were completely random. I’m not throwing away the principle and value of hard work – that…

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Make Better Content

Have you seen the latest Jake Paul Christmas music videos?You probably know of Jake Paul. He’s the ridiculously popular YouTuber with 12 million subscribers. Not to mention the Twitter and Instagram fans and his previous run with the Disney Channel.He got his start on Vine with funny videos and stunts. And though that genre of video is still very much what he’s known for, he also sprinkles in his help for others — the wishes he makes come true for his young fans or getting people out of their homes during the Houston floods.Of course, it has to be noted that he’s controversial and polarizing. His neighbors were considering filing a class action suit because of the trouble he caused which included giant bonfires of his furniture burning in his empty pool.This December, Jake released an entire holiday album with his original take on the 12 days of Christmas or Litmas.They’re terrible.But I’ll get back to that…A week…

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Google Brings Back Webmaster Help Videos by @MattGSouthern

Google is bringing back webmaster help videos on YouTube in a new series called “SEO snippets.”The post Google Brings Back Webmaster Help Videos by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:


How do you know when it’s time to quit?We all know people all over the spectrum. Someone who’s been working on something forever that’s never going to work out. And someone who quits every project they start before giving it a fair chance. Then we have those friends who seem to have the magical instinct to know when to quit and when to stick with it until it takes off.So how do you know when to quit? 3 months? A year? Is there some signal to look for?Here’s something that’s been nagging the crap out of me. I can’t get an article published in Entrepreneur. I’ve tried. Three times. More than that actually since I’ve re-pitched articles working from the editor’s feedback.The editor just doesn’t like my stuff. No amount of traction from previous work moves his opinion.But I’d love to continue growing my audience and Entrepreneur seems like such a great fit.Do I give up?Most…

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Embed a Youtube Player as a Media Asset Into CKEditor in Drupal 8

The new media capabilities in Drupal allow you create a media library with all kinds of media assets and use these assets everywhere. One way to use them is to embed these assets directly into CKEditor. In this tutorial, I will show you how to pull a video from Vimeo with the Video Embed Field module. You will only need to store the video URL on your Drupal site. This will come in handy for a lot of site editors. Let’s start! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Don’t Use My Grid System (or any others)

This presentation by Miriam at DjangoCon US last summer is not only well done, but an insightful look at the current and future direction of CSS layout tools. Many of us are familiar with Susy, the roll-your-own Grid system Miriam developed. We published a deep-dive on Susy a few years back to illustrate how easy it makes defining custom grid lines without the same pre-defined measures included in other CSS frameworks, like Foundation or Bootstrap. It really was (and is) a nice tool. To watch Miriam give a talk that discourages using frameworks—even her very own—is a massive endorsement of more recent CSS developments, like Flexbox and Grid. Her talk feels even more relevant today than it was a few months ago in light of Eric Meyer’s recent post on the declining complexity of CSS. Yes, today’s CSS toolkit feels more robust and the pace of development seems to have…

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Getting Attention

I had a vague inkling of an idea for a company in 2005. A friend of mine mentioned this new program called Y Combinator that was investing in teams willing to move to Silicon Valley and build out their ideas.We were older (by a bunch) than the college/new grads they seemed to be targeting. We didn’t have any traction yet. Even the thing I wanted to build was based on algorithms in academic papers I hadn’t yet been able to make any sense of.All we had was the idea and a rough prototype.But we got invited to an interview to meet the partners in Boston.I didn’t like our chances…I’ve always loved magic. I still remember my first magic set. We lost the scarf immediately. It took us days to realize the scarf had vanished in the secret compartment it was supposed to vanish in.Over the years I kept dabbling in magic as a hobby.When I was…

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Creating Cue Files from Markdown

Pretty specific, huh? While we’re going to do exactly what the title says, this post is more about a learning exercise and an example of getting help on the internet. My podcast editor, Chris Enns, is always looking for ways to improve his work and make podcasting better. One kinda cool way to do that is to offer “chapters” so that people can jump around in a podcast to specific points. Through TimeJump, we already offer that on the website itself. Those happen in the format of hash links like this: #t=12:18. Believe it or not, relative links like that, in the show notes, actually work in some podcatchers (podcast listening apps). Jumping around an audio element with the TimeJump JavaScript library. But using “chapters” is, I suppose, the more correct way of handling this. With chapters, a podcatcher can offer its own native UI for displaying and allowing the…

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