After several years of development, starting with Drupal Rooms, and continuing with developing the Roomify brand, the Bluespark team has created a new company to fast-track bringing Roomify products to market.
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It’s time we had a difficult conversation. I think you’re old enough. We’ve been dancing around this issue for far too long.
We really, really need to know your budget.
I know. It’s scary. It’s a big leap of faith to tell someone your project budget up front. But it could significantly increase the quality of proposals you receive — and save you a lot of time reviewing proposals from companies that would never be a great fit for you.
Shifting to a content-driven commerce focus is a daunting challenge.
Whether you are a media company adding commerce to your site or a retail site wanting to add richer editorial, there are very different skillsets required to sell product versus those needed for writing and curating content. How do you successfully blend these skillsets — much less these seemingly disparate websites — into a single, cohesive whole?
It ain’t easy, but it’s worth it.
Last year we wrote about 5 technologies to focus on in 2014. Now in 2015 we see new opportunities.
In keeping with the best of yearly traditions, we follow up here with the 5 technologies worth your attention in 2015. These are not bleeding edge technologies. Rather, these are technologies or platforms or ideas that are starting to mature and are worth investing your time and getting ahead of the curve.
Selling online is easy, right?
Get a shopping cart and a merchant account, and... Done! Well, hold on a bit. You’ll want discount codes and special offers. You want to accept Paypal, too. Probably need to add bundles. And maybe you should list your products on Amazon’s storefront? Channel diversity is good, right? Speaking of Amazon, can we make our shopping cart work exactly like theirs?
We’ve all been there. The clock is ticking down to launch and the issues keep mounting.
Some issues are launch critical, but many of them could wait until after the site has been launched. Some are new features disguised as bugs. All of them, though, will delay the launch. And no matter where you sit on the project team, not launching on a deadline that you know you can meet can be extremely frustrating—especially when those delays can last months or even years. (Yes, I said years!)
University Libraries face many challenges. One of them is connecting their physical space to the digital space. Libraries are often spread across many buildings all over the campus and the people that work at the different libraries often have very different ideas about how their library should be represented on the Web. In this post, we address ten challenges University Libraries face when taking their libraries online.
Attending the Higher Education Summit at the 2014 Bay Area Drupal Camp was a great experience. We work with several higher education institutions and are acutely aware of the very specific challenges these organizations face. The summit improved our understanding of the issues and helped them coalesce around a few key overarching concerns: standardization, adaption and scalability.