What are Limit Switches

 What are Limit Switches? Limit Switch are basic switches that have been encased to protect them from external forces, water, oil, and dirt. Many models are available, such as those resistant to head, cold, or corrosion, as well as high-precision models. Limit Switches A Limit Switch is enclosed in a case to protect a built-in basic switch from external force, water, oil, gas, and dust. Limit Switches are made to be particularly suited for applications that require…

"What are Limit Switches"

Ratio Detector Circuit for FM Demodulation

  This view is not far from wrong because the operation of FM detectors is widely regarded as mysterious. The ratio detector to find out how it works, without going deeply into the theory at this point, or studying other forms of FM detector that are also used, and somewhat similar are covered here. To give an output voltage that is proportional to the deviation from the center frequency is necessary, a much more difficult…

"Ratio Detector Circuit for FM Demodulation"

Animation Effect Jquery: How to animate Div or Element using Jquery

Today I am going to show you code on how to move div or how to create animation effect in Jquery.  1) Move elements Right and Left

Demo: Move elements Right and Left >> Go Right Come back Left 2) Move elements Up and Down

Demo: Move elements Up and Down >> Go Up >> Come back down

"Animation Effect Jquery: How to animate Div or Element using Jquery"

Mandriva Linux Distributions – Customization With Style

Mandriva Linux – Customization With Style It took me literally hours to figure out which Linux distributions I would want to download and test. The choices are so varied and there are so many features each distribution offers that it was difficult just choosing. In this little article I will try to go over some of the basic features of one of my favorites, Mandriva. Unlike the competition in this sector, Mandriva offers an incredible…

"Mandriva Linux Distributions – Customization With Style"

Shell Script To Find The Area of Rectangle

This shell script accepts the length and breadth of a rectangle from the user and finds the area of Rectangle. Formula:

Shell Script:

Output:

 

"Shell Script To Find The Area of Rectangle"

How to Perform Ubuntu 13.1 Password Reset

Need to know what to do if you forgot Ubuntu Password? Have no fear if you ever forget your password and are unable to log into Ubuntu in your computer . There is a very simple and quick way to reset your password with the help of recovery mode option in the Grub menu. Do the following steps to reset your password: Start your computer. In the Grub Menu which appears by default when you…

"How to Perform Ubuntu 13.1 Password Reset"

What is Fstab in Linux?

What is Fstab in Linux? The /etc/fstab file contains information about file systems.  It is used by several commands on Linux to define how file systems are mounted.  Every filesystem that Linux supports supports many different mount options depending on the file system.  For example, a filesystem called XFS, supports custom options like barriers/nobarriers, but ext4 supports options like discard if you are using solid state disks. The /etc/fstab file is comprised for six fields…

"What is Fstab in Linux?"

Top 5 Pokemon New to the Sixth Generation

I have been spending a LOT of time playing Pokemon Y as of late. It’s a little ridiculous how much time I’ve logged into the game since getting it. I’ve finished the story lines, almost caught ’em all, and my time with the game is winding down as I find less and less reason to play it. But all the time I’ve spent playing Pokemon Y has made me an expert on the new generation…

"Top 5 Pokemon New to the Sixth Generation"

Find yourself asking , ” I need SEO help for my website.” : Follow the Rules

Many online business people will always tell you the most important factor to their growth online is traffic to their site, and then proceed to ask the industry experts the same question they’ve heard many a times. I need SEO help for my website? When it comes to producing content for the web, checking that every page is search engine optimised is vital. Doing so is less time-consuming than you’d think and can do wonders for…

"Find yourself asking , ” I need SEO help for my website.” : Follow the Rules"

Get PHP Code for Chatting Online with phpFreeChat

Want to run a chat room on your website to make it more social? phpFreeChat is an open source, AJAX-based chat server that you can install on your site. Compared to other chat software, phpFreeChat is a breeze to set up. It doesn’t even require a database! Here I will give you my php code for chatting online. phpFreeChat is also highly customizable. Below is a chat room I designed for using in office environments…

"Get PHP Code for Chatting Online with phpFreeChat"

Benefits of Using AJAX for Web Development

Over the years, AJAX Development has become more popular with web apps acting more like desktop apps. The AJAX programming language can provide many functional features that cannot be accomplished otherwise. AJAX is an acronym for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML. A group of interrelated web development techniques, it is used on the client-side to create customized web applications. The web apps can launch data retrieve from servers without disturbing the page in any way. Before…

"Benefits of Using AJAX for Web Development"

Basic Windows Vista Troubleshooting Guide

Troubleshooting a Vista computer system that is having problems can be a difficult task due to the endless software and hardware configuration possibilities on a machine. However, I’ve put together a basic guide for Vista users that may lend a helping hand in finding out where the trouble lies and how to fix it. System Restore: If you do not know where to start and you don’t have a clue as to why you’re having…

"Basic Windows Vista Troubleshooting Guide"

How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows Vista

Performing a Clean Install of Windows Vista is the preferred installation method. An alternate method available is an “Upgrade” installation. I do not recommend upgrading. Too many things can go wrong with an upgrade and I have seen this many many times with all Windows operating systems over the years. A Clean Installation gives your system ‘clean’ file paths which will create a much faster and reliable installation. Here I will show you exactly how…

"How to Perform a Clean Install of Windows Vista"

Automatic Power Factor Control Panel

What is Power Factor? Power Factor (PF) is the ratio of Power Utilized (KW) and Power Drawn(KVA). Generally, when the applied to the electrical motors, the entire power is not converted as useful Work Done(KW). Depending on inductance of the motor a reactive power (KVAR) is generated which results in drawing of excess KVA. PF = KWH / KVAH To reduce the KVA drawn, the inductive KVAR is to be nullified by introducing an equal…

"Automatic Power Factor Control Panel"

Strooder, 3D Printing Revolution and the Innovative Nerd(s)

Where did all the Boffins go? Francis Spufford writes about the British Boffins of yesteryear who weren’t seen, partly because they were socially awkward but mostly because their operations were secretive and only came to public attention years after. The results of their efforts were legendary – Concorde, Mobile Phone Technology, Human Genome Project, Beagle 2, Prospero satellite e.t.c. were all made by the so called Backroom Boys. ‘The backroom boys’ is a phrase from the 1940s.…

"Strooder, 3D Printing Revolution and the Innovative Nerd(s)"

10 Reasons Why 3D Printed Guns Aren’t Coming to Town

10 Reasons Why 3D Printed Guns Aren’t Coming to Town 1) Bullets. Congratulations you just printed your first gun, it’s just a shame you can’t get your hands on any bullets. You’ll need a gun licence to legally buy bullets in the UK and many other countries. That or you’ll have to ‘know a guy’ that can get them for you because you certainly can’t print bullets. 2) One hit wonder. You might have noticed…

"10 Reasons Why 3D Printed Guns Aren’t Coming to Town"

Blogger Vs WordPress : A Comparative Study

The process of selecting a reliable blogging platform is tedious and confusing. You have have encountered or must be encountering such issue if you are planning to start your blog or migrate your blog. And the biggest confusion amongst this is to identify between blogger platform powered by Google or WordPress platform powered by open-source community. Here we compare Blogger vs. WordPress side by side. Here I have tried to jot down some comparative study between…

"Blogger Vs WordPress : A Comparative Study"

How to Resolve Invalid Token Error – Blogger to WordPress Migration

It is a very common error that prompts up during blogger to wordpress migration. The moment you click on the “Authorize” button, a smiling Google Page appears on the screen which says “Invalid Token” and you are puzzled what to do next. This problem was very common in the earlier versions of WordPress and Blogger Import Plugin and still persists. I have tested this for the latest version of WordPress and Plugin and it still…

"How to Resolve Invalid Token Error – Blogger to WordPress Migration"

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

WordPress is a community driven project that is developed by and for people like you and me. The community offers WordPress in two different flavors: WordPress.com – which is a fully hosted and managed platform by the WordPress community. All you need to do is to register your account and domain on WordPress.com and start your blog. Technical aspects are taken care by the WordPress community. However, if you need to setup your own custom…

"WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org"

How to Hack Publish Date of WordPress Post

Normally, as soon as we hit the publish button in WordPress, after completing the writing and formatting activities, the post goes live as it was scheduled to be published immediately. But sometime you may require to schedule the publish date of the post either back in time or schedule it to be published automatically at a future date. Here is how to change the publish date of a WordPress post. With a simple trick, both the activities…

"How to Hack Publish Date of WordPress Post"

How to Find PHP Version Details of WordPress

Sometime you may require to find PHP version of WordPress and other PHP details that is currently running on your server. There is a very simple technique to get the same. This tip can be applied for any website developed on PHP platform and is not limited for WordPress only. This tip is very simple and anyone with a little tech know-how can do it. I have tried to make it as simple as it can…

"How to Find PHP Version Details of WordPress"

Best Photo Apps For iPhone

When you look at the world, it’s through a viewfinder: Portrait or landscap? Color or black and white? Photo or video? The world is your studio, and all the things in it merely subjects awaiting the click of your shutter. These best iphone photo apps turn your phone into a pocket paparazzi powerhouse… while compiling this list of best camera apps for iphone we also keep in mind the new iphone 5. Everyone is waiting…

"Best Photo Apps For iPhone"

How to Use Your Headphones to Control Your iPhone Audio

The multifunction button located on your headphones does a lot more than answer your iPhone or hang it up. You can control the audio that’s playing with a surprising amount of functions hidden in that little button. So much so that I hardly ever touch my iPhone to control my iPod any more. Press button once to begin playing audio. Use the button’s volume controls to increase or decrease playback volume. Press button once to pause…

"How to Use Your Headphones to Control Your iPhone Audio"

Tips on How to Secure Your Account By Making A Killer Password

        HOW TO SECURE YOUR ACCOUNT BY MAKING A KILLER PASSWORD A password is a collection of characters used to verify the identity of a user during the authentication process. Passwords are used in association with a username. They are created to be known only to the user and allow that user to gain access to a device, application or website. Passwords can vary in length and can contain letters, numbers and special characters. Other…

"Tips on How to Secure Your Account By Making A Killer Password"

Getting Started Tutorial: Simple Basic Web Application

This getting started tutorial will get you up and running with a basic web application. At the end you will know how install Simple how to create a Simple application from scratch the structure of a Simple application how to add persistence with PostgreSQL. Guide Assumptions This guide assumes you have a working version of the GHC Haskell compiler, the cabal package manager and an up-to-date version of the PostgreSQL database. The best way to…

"Getting Started Tutorial: Simple Basic Web Application"

What is a Kernel? – Explained

Hello, readers. After spending some time around Android or Linux forums or discussions, you must have come across the term “Kernel”. A kernel is not a unique part of Android or Linux OS but it is a very important part of every operating system including Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Blackberry’s QNX, Symbian, etc. Most of the people even some programmers/developers misunderstands kernel and operating system to be one and the same thing. So, What is a…

"What is a Kernel? – Explained"

11 Most Amazing Cool Websites You Didn’t Know About!

The Internet is a never-ending place. It is full of amazing and really cool stuff. Whether you want to learn something or just wanna kill time, there is a lot out here. Although there are millions of websites on the web but here we have got you 11 most amazing cool websites. So, let’s get started. Hackertyper Hackertyper.com is a great website to prank your friends. It makes you look like you really know something…

"11 Most Amazing Cool Websites You Didn’t Know About!"

CSS using Bootstrap – Adding Users and Role Authentication to existing Web Forms project

More wrestling going on here than with a WWE title fight, eh? The project I’m working on is starting to lean away from Bootstrap. It is a GREAT advantage to use this as a framework – especially in terms of responsive design, and not having to muck around with CSS. Bootpress to roll your own themes. I do love using Page Inspector – a new feature in Visual Studio 2013. Here below I can select different…

"CSS using Bootstrap – Adding Users and Role Authentication to existing Web Forms project"

Born to Becoming A Great Programmer

Had someone recently ask me about programming and whether it would make a good career for her. I took a few minutes and put down my thoughts. I think the following are good thoughts for people interested in building a career in programming – be in the Microsoft stack or other areas:   Build your own identity and get social: I do think you have to build your own brand as a developer separate from…

"Born to Becoming A Great Programmer"

Why Do Many A Programmer Despise Documentation?

Of course the above is a complete lie. In a shocking turn of events, developers HATE documentation. (Good developers, that is.) That’s because, 1) it’s tedious and painful, 2) programmers prefer to write code, and 3) comments get so easily out of synch with the code.   Unless you can document your code in VS2012 directly and have it truly self-update, it’s just not going to get done, and whatever you DO get done will…

"Why Do Many A Programmer Despise Documentation?"

The Three Laws of Performance , Book Review

This isn’t anything that will ever appear in our book… but I still think it’s interesting. Read “The Three Laws of Performance” by Zaffron and Logan over the weekend. You have to skim past all the dated manager-as-hero stories and MBA-speak and name-dropping. It’s a typical management book – 14 point font, less than 200 pages, lots of positivity and light on the content. That being said, there’s some nuggets of truth here. Here’s some key…

"The Three Laws of Performance , Book Review"

TFS 11 – Finally, An Agile Shovel From Microsoft.

Most people think the most feared weapon of World War 1 was the machine gun – and of course it was. But, in the trenches themselves, what you needed was a shovel. It could handle all kinds of tasks, and in a pinch was better than any bayonet. Multipurpose, flexible, adaptable – it was the true frontline weapon of choice. Being programmers, we tend to obsess a little too much about what tool we use…

"TFS 11 – Finally, An Agile Shovel From Microsoft."

“To Rule The Waves”, by Arthur Herman : The Spanish Armada, Built in Waterfall

Reading an excellent book now entitled “To Rule The Waves”, by Arthur Herman. For you history buffs out there it makes for a pretty compelling story. And the part of interest to us project managers is the disaster (to the Spanish empire, the sole superpower at the time) that was the Spanish Armada. The interesting thing about the Armada was that, by the time it failed, no one believed it would work… One Spanish soldier…

"“To Rule The Waves”, by Arthur Herman : The Spanish Armada, Built in Waterfall"

Windows Performance Toolkit with Windows Vista , 7 , or 8

Easily half of the following is stolen wholesale with mad props from this video –50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Application Sites Faster. We’re going to highlight the Windows Performance Toolkit and how it can help us quantify and isolate performance bottlenecks with our websites. (Most of the following would apply to Windows Store apps, Azure sites, and MVC/ASP websites.) And this blog was excellent as a step by step walkthrough. The presenter, Jatinder Mann,…

"Windows Performance Toolkit with Windows Vista , 7 , or 8"

Agile Development & Scrum at Portland General Electric

Great presentation this morning at AgilePDX Westside, by Mark Menger of PGE. Here’s my notes…   We had to start by defining what our product is. A team mission was not accidental. Our vision is: Keep IT Application Teams fully occupied by delivering quality solutions to the most valuable work for PGE in a predictable fashion. Fully occupied – meaning time not wasted (and not overuse – forced o.t.), and considering creative/career needs Quality –…

"Agile Development & Scrum at Portland General Electric"

Wrestling around with Web API and the first stumbles with the Repository Pattern : Bootstrap Theming.

Not too long ago I was writing WCF data services using entity framework and OData (and feeling weird about how easy it was to create a REST service when your model is set). I thought I would fool around a little with the Web API pattern – which is the way Microsoft is touting serving up JSON to applications using the following pattern:   I’m using the repository pattern, and following these steps: Create a…

"Wrestling around with Web API and the first stumbles with the Repository Pattern : Bootstrap Theming."

Why are Geologists Always the Bad Guys?

I have overstated things in saying that geologists are always the bad guys of course. I mean neither Hitler nor Stalin were geologists after all. And to be clear… what follows is tongue-in-cheek. Geologists are necessary adjuncts to successful mining engineers but sometimes they think that mining engineers are necessary adjuncts to successful geologists and that really ticks me off when it happens. I have often speculated on why geologists are always the bad guys…

"Why are Geologists Always the Bad Guys?"

Mining Engineering vs. Mineral Engineering

In the early days of mining engineering there was very little distinction between mining engineering and mineral process engineering. The successful engineering graduate had to be as conversant and skilled with rock mechanics as with zeta potential calculations. However, as the work of breaking and hauling rock to a plant became specialized so too did the work of crushing that rock and separating the interesting bits become specialized. For this reason, most engineering schools have…

"Mining Engineering vs. Mineral Engineering"

A Mining Engineer is a Liar Standing Beside a Hole in the Ground

Mark Twain held a low view of mining engineers apparently as a result of his own painful investing experience. Mining has a twin nature which makes it a high risk for both the developer and the investor. In the first place mining projects are always expensive and time consuming to develop. In the second place mining involves the extraction of metals such as gold, the mere mention of which, can cause investors to swoon. In…

"A Mining Engineer is a Liar Standing Beside a Hole in the Ground"

When did it become “Mining Engineering?”

The specific vocation of mining engineering is, in fact, a relatively recent phenomenon. Up until the early 20th Century, “engineering” covered all the newly defined branches including civil, mechanical, electrical, geological, biomedical, petroleum, metallurgical and mining engineering. Formerly, mining engineering was an amalgam of what would now be known as mechanical and civil engineering. And indeed, this is one of the allures of the profession because it is a mix of so many other engineering…

"When did it become “Mining Engineering?”"

A Brief History of 7 Famous Mining Engineers

One of the very sad facts of our “pop” world is that, unless you invent something like the hoola hoop, no one remembers or recognizes you. So here is to those who toil in obscurity making the world a better place for millions. You disagree with this? Well where did all the bits and pieces of the screen you are reading this on come from? Maybe you believe that all the minerals and metal bits…

"A Brief History of 7 Famous Mining Engineers"

What is NAS Storage? A Simple Explanation

Data stored on a computer appliance at a file level that is accessed by an assortment of clients through a computer network is referred to as Network attached storage (NAS). Its elements which are its hardware and software configurations are specially manufactured for this purpose of storing as well as serving files. However, there are times when general computers are used to achieve a similar purpose as that of NAS storage but the output is…

"What is NAS Storage? A Simple Explanation"

5 Simple (But Important) Engineering Interview Tips To Remember

I recently got a comment from a reader who asked me to share some tips on what to wear for a first interview with some engineering companies.   Having a little experience in that department, let me try and offer some advice. 1.  Be prepared Possibly the most important thing you can do before an interview is your homework.  The interviewer wants to see that you know enough about the company, and that you really want to…

"5 Simple (But Important) Engineering Interview Tips To Remember"

Becoming a Professional Engineer

On the Road: Becoming a Professional Engineer So now that I’ve stopped working like a mad-woman buried under piles of documents, I can get back to the really important stuff…like blogging! So something interesting happened this week. My boss (the tiny but feisty female chemical engineer-I need to interview her for asap) got back from Greece and we had a nice long chat about my future! This is something that had been causing me mild…

"Becoming a Professional Engineer"

Top 10 Android Apps for Creative Artists & Architects

The time has come  to get the wildest in your creative arts with some new android apps. Android has launched many creative apps where you can visualize your imagination and create beautiful arts and architectural designs. Here we are featuring the best android apps for artists and the best android apps for architects. With a mobile device in hand, downloading android apps can be quite useful and tempting as well. There are hundreds of android apps available on mobile…

"Top 10 Android Apps for Creative Artists & Architects"

Safer Roads through Analytics – Zendrive

More than 90% of automobile accidents result from human error. 30% from phone use alone. These are staggering numbers and it’s no wonder personal and corporate insurance premiums continue to rise. A company called Zendrive hopes to improve driving for everyone through better data and analytics. Zendrive takes a unique approach to data capture by using the sensors on a smartphone to measure anyone’s driving behaviour. When captured, they apply machine learning algorithms to turn that data from the phone’s…

"Safer Roads through Analytics – Zendrive"

Predictive Modeling in Healthcare

The opportunity that dig data provides now allows organizations to infer a lot more about someone’s future by analyzing the past of that same person’s cohort. So, while good clean data is an important step, we must remember that dig data has changed the game when it comes to analytics and particularly predictive analytics. A lot more can be analyzed and correlated, sometimes making the idea of ‘sample analysis’ a thing of the past. What…

"Predictive Modeling in Healthcare"

Primer on Cognitive Computing

When we as humans seek to understand something and make a decision we go through four key steps. First, we observe visible phenomena and bodies of evidence. Second, we draw on what we know to interpret what we’re seeing to generate hypothesis about what it means. Third, we evaluate which hypothesis are right or wrong. Finally, we decide, choosing the option which seems best and acting accordingly. Just as humans become experts by going through…

"Primer on Cognitive Computing"

4 Various Ways To Implement IoT for Home Automation

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be able to control all of your devices at home with just a click of a button. This means all of your home products including light lamps, window shutters, television, thermostat, garage doors, kitchen appliances and door bells with everything else that can be automated. We’re not in a far future where this is just a concept, but this actually already exists. It’s called Internet of Things…

"4 Various Ways To Implement IoT for Home Automation"

How to Generate Ideas for Writing A Blog Post

Are you trying to find things to write about for your website? Are you lost for ideas? This process can be daunting at times, and it is the reason many people give up on the idea of building their own online business. What I am going to show you will transform the way you think about generating topics. This will help you to find a vast amount of good quality ideas for writing content for your site.…

"How to Generate Ideas for Writing A Blog Post"

9 Proven eCommerce Web Design Hacks to Get More Sales

Bringing your offline store, online is an easy task. The real work is bringing sales through the e-commerce website you have created. With thousands of e-commerce player in the market, the market has become really cluttered and unless you provide some unique experience to your user your ecommerce store would find hard to survive.   The way your product is represented, the ease of search and checkout, the payment process all determine whether the visitor…

"9 Proven eCommerce Web Design Hacks to Get More Sales"

Top 5 Easiest CSS Frameworks for Web Design

What can facilitate a web designer’s life? A complete understanding between a designer and his client? A package of unflagging ideas? A constant development of web design skills? These things are great but they are also too abstract. However, there is one precise thing that serves to make web designers’ lives easier: frameworks. Here we list the top css frameworks. Frameworks: what are they for? Created to facilitate the process of web design, frameworks include…

"Top 5 Easiest CSS Frameworks for Web Design"

The Software Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

The coding never really ends. First of all, as a startup, you’re likely to cut out a lot of features you wanted to include in order to have a minimal viable product that you can bring to market as quickly as possible. If your product actually succeeds, you’ll want to add those features in later. Furthermore, customers or clients will be asking you for new features you didn’t originally conceive. Second, bugs happen. Even with…

"The Software Industry’s Dirty Little Secret"

Naming Your Startup: How to Choose a Good Name

Selecting just the right name for your new lifes endeavor is definitely not as simple as it may seem. In reality, the name of your startup is the first impression youll make on your new visitors/customers and its the very basis for the brand youll be working to build. When we are about to start a venture or a business, Name is the first milestone and a good start is equal to a half battle won.…

"Naming Your Startup: How to Choose a Good Name"

How to Make the Most of Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the biggest sources of knowledge online.  If you want to know about any place, country, celebrity etc. in full details then you can check out Wikipedia because you already probably know know you will not get disappointed from a lack of information there. Wikipedia is generally a big library where you can grab lots of valuable information. So today, I am going to share some of the best hacks of Wikipedia…

"How to Make the Most of Wikipedia"

Protect Your Under Construction Website From Google Devil

Is Google the Devil? Protecting your website from the google devil know as Google Crawlers is one of the basic part of SEO. It is a part that too many people seem to ignore. Webmasters confirmed, amateurs or beginners, the basic principle of creating a website is one.   Why? All data found on the net and can be saved, if you have a page work incomplete, it is surely on risk and if you…

"Protect Your Under Construction Website From Google Devil"

How to Select a Perfect Domain Name?

This article is aimed to help you select a perfect domain name for your blog or website. Domain name is a unique address of your website or blog in form of words. It is the major contributing factor in how people perceive your image. There are lot many messages that a domain name conveys so you need to pay lot of attention while selecting it. It all starts with a great name! Which Domain is…

"How to Select a Perfect Domain Name?"

Monster Tactics to Increase Your Alexa Rank

What is Alexa traffic Rank and what does it measure? Alexa traffic Rank is a ranking conducted by Alexa Internet, Inc which measures how well is a website doing in terms of traffic in comparison with other websites. It takes a combination of two things to rank any site( over the duration of three months) and increase your alexa rank. Number of unique visitors Number of page views  The website which has the highest combination…

"Monster Tactics to Increase Your Alexa Rank"

Food Delivery System Project in C++

Structure of the Problem Requirements In this project we will implement the code of food delivery system in C++. The project consist of three modules , admin module, customer service module and user module. The admin module deal with Item’s prices, goods stock, food menu , and membership functions.  The Customer module deal with customer records functions and the user module deal with customers. In User module customer can signup sign-in and sign out. Here…

"Food Delivery System Project in C++"

Why Android Chose Linux

Android is a name that is visible in every phone nowadays . Android earn his name in IT world rapidly in short period of time.Android is a operating system that used in smart phones and tablet computers . Android operating system based on the Linux kernel. In early time of android Google financially help the android and later bought it in 2005. In 2007 Android was unveiled in 2007 and the first publicly available smartphone…

"Why Android Chose Linux"

Learn Python the Hard Way Course Review: Struggling with lists and arrays

I haven’t had a chance to post quite as frequently lately, mostly due to work or social obligations. Otherwise I have been pushing my way through the Learn Python the Hard Way course, but I’ve found myself struggling with the code in a way that I wasn’t before. I’m up to the point where we are discussing lists and arrays, and it has just been very technical and a little difficult to grasp. I’m determined…

"Learn Python the Hard Way Course Review: Struggling with lists and arrays"

FreeCodeCamp.com Review

Now that I’m back home after a few days away, I’m back to trying and reporting on something new. After seeing a tweet about it recently I became curious about FreeCodeCamp.com. I’ve spent about an hour on there already going through their HTML 5 and CSS tutorial and liking it a lot so far. The website is made up of a large collection of short coding exercises that start with the basics and become more…

"FreeCodeCamp.com Review"

Differences between Depth-First-Search and Breadth-First Search

1. In General: The key difference between depth first search and breadth first search is the the order of visiting each nodes in a graph. In breadth first search, we start at a node, called root, visiting its all immediate neighbors before moving to another node. After moving to another node, we also trying ti discover all of its neighbors and so on. In other words, we are trying to go as WIDE as possible.…

"Differences between Depth-First-Search and Breadth-First Search"

Cache Long in Java

1. Compare two Java Strings In Java, if you want to compare two String, you know you should use equals instead of ==. To be more specific, here is the normal code to compare two String:

2. Compare two Long Long class is a wrappers of the primitive type long. The Long class contains a field long which is the value of a Long object and provides user with method to convert a Long…

"Cache Long in Java"

Make HTTP request using Java and Curl

Last week I was asked to make some tools that talked to a Rails app. Let say you have a Rails app that has a scaffold name Product and resides on www.your_app.com . If you want to create a new Product, you go to www.your_app.com/products/new, fill in the form in there, including typing in some information product name, choosing a photo to upload and finally hit Create. A new Product will be created. Now how…

"Make HTTP request using Java and Curl"

SQL JOIN Explanation

As I am trying to learn SQL, JOIN is a clause worth mentioning. There are several kinds of JOIN, including SQL FULL OUTER JOIN, LEFT OUTER JOIN, RIGHT OUTER JOIN, INNER JOIN. In this entry, I am trying to explain SQL JOIN, using examples and diagrams. What is JOIN? JOIN operation combines rows from two or more tables. Let’s take a look at an example: Think about a clothing store that wants to keep track…

"SQL JOIN Explanation"

Link your local directory to an existing app on Heroku

Heroku is an excellent app hosting service that supports several frameworks. Suppose you already have an app deployed on heroku with the following address: your_app.herokuapp.com and now you want to continue developing your app on a different machine. Scenario 1: You hosted your source code somewhere else, say, http://www.github.com. You already pull the source code from it by doing git clone https://github.com/username/your_project_name.git. Now, for your changes how do you push app to heroku? If you…

"Link your local directory to an existing app on Heroku"

HTML5 and 10 Most Popular Web Design Apps

HTML5 is a language structure and presenting content for the World Wide Web and will be the core technology of the Internet in the near future, first proposed by Opera Software. This is the 5th version of the HTML language and currently being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium and WHATWG. Target core language design is improved support for the latest multimedia while keeping people and equipment, computer programs such as web browsers, screen…

"HTML5 and 10 Most Popular Web Design Apps"

Similarities and Difference Between WordPress and Magento

Webmasters eye building slick and chrome websites that do not skimp on features. A wholesome website that addresses every business requirement of theirs and appeals to their target audience in a great measure and effect is always a pre-requisite. And for the same, the business owners happily rely on content management systems. Here we would like to highlight the similarities and difference between WordPress and Magento. Unarguably, the two content management systems that almost instantly come…

"Similarities and Difference Between WordPress and Magento"

Regular Blog Posting VS Proper Promotion: Which is Better?

I am sharing this article with you all bloggers. Here I am about to discuss your opinions as well as expressing mine for whether the regular blog posting on a blog gives you high results or proper promotion/marketing of a single post properly gives you a boost in your traffic? How was it started? Firstly I would tell my practical view upon this. About 2 months ago I had a small conversation with my really…

"Regular Blog Posting VS Proper Promotion: Which is Better?"

Monster Tips to Get Thousands of Unique Visitors Daily to Your Blog/Site

One of the most searched terms by a blogger (especially beginners) in case of blogging is “How to get maximum traffic to a blog?” All of you know very well that it is not an easy task to gain suitable traffic to your blog but it is not a difficult work either. All you have to follow is some basic rules or you can say some basic steps to get a lot of traffic to…

"Monster Tips to Get Thousands of Unique Visitors Daily to Your Blog/Site"

Improve SEO Without Link Building: Is it possible?

Of course you can improve your SEO without link building. Getting backlinks for your website is just a small part of the optimization process. People focus on it a lot because it is one of those SEO aspects that needs to be continually maintained, but that does not mean that your other SEO aspects do not need to be completed correctly or maintained over time. On-page SEO and off-page SEO Is a big factor in…

"Improve SEO Without Link Building: Is it possible?"

Contemporary Architecture Spectacular Panorama Zaha Hadid Norman Foster

Contemporary Architecture Spectacular Panorama Zaha Hadid Norman Foster – Weeks ago, Babelia-cultural supplement of El País, celebrated its thousandth weekly appearance with a library of proven interventions people in the world of global culture. There appeared the reflections of two significant members of the spectacular panorama of contemporary architecture: Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster. The first entitled his contribution, written together with Patrick Schumacher-like buildings adaptable, while the second was deliberating on the future of…

"Contemporary Architecture Spectacular Panorama Zaha Hadid Norman Foster"

Why Is Freehand Sketching Still Important?

With the continuing surge of computers, software, and technology in general, our lives as designers have changed drastically over the past decade and beyond. I do not know this first hand but I am just making an educated guess. Especially in the world of architecture, computer software has exploded and basically everyone is on board. If you aren’t on the train yet, you might as well take your bags and go back home because you…

"Why Is Freehand Sketching Still Important?"

Roles of Mechanical Engineers in Automobile Industry

Are you interested in becoming a mechanical engineer in the automotive industry? Mechanical engineering degrees have a lot to offer for those who want to venture on professions where a lot of industries would need the services of mechanical engineers.  Graduates of mechanical engineering can essentially get the best jobs that deal about ventilation, automotive, air conditioning, manufacturing, heating and design. Mechanical engineers can work on various fields that is why they have bigger responsibilities…

"Roles of Mechanical Engineers in Automobile Industry"

Professional Mechanical Engineer Salary – What Is The Standard?

Professional Mechanical engineer salary is always a big question by among those who think that being a mechanical engineer is such a top-paying profession. So before you ask a mechanical engineer how much he earns for his basic pay, you must first understand the fields that are covered by mechanical engineering and what a mechanical engineer does. Mechanical engineers also have their specializations. With specializations, they can choose to specialize on jobs that concern various…

"Professional Mechanical Engineer Salary – What Is The Standard?"

How Mechanical Engineers Choose And Do Their Projects

Mechanical engineers can do a lot of jobs that is why they are very significant components of our industries that rely on machineries, engines and mechanics. They work with other engineers to find solutions in enhancing processes and in the developments of products that ranged from the smallest components or spare parts to the largest machines, vehicles or manufacturing plants. They are ever present in various stages of conceptualizing products starting from the research and…

"How Mechanical Engineers Choose And Do Their Projects"

Do You Want To Become An Electro-Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical engineering has a very wide concept that its disciplines cover many fields of science. Moreover, mechanical engineers are always involved in jobs that relate to the use of the principles of physics, materials analysis, design and manufacture of machines and in the maintenance of mechanical systems. Because mechanical engineering requires an in-depth understanding of mechanical concepts and use of electricity, we now have the field that focus on this aspect and this is the…

"Do You Want To Become An Electro-Mechanical Engineer?"

How Accessible Are Mechanical Engineering Services?

When we hear about the term mechanical engineer, we usually think of a person repairing an engine with a tool in his hand. However, it is not only the engines that cover the job of the mechanical engineers but they are also capable of running and overseeing the management of all types of machines that are used in our industries. In this case, the mechanical engineering services are always needed. One of the most significant…

"How Accessible Are Mechanical Engineering Services?"

Helping High School Students Become Future Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers are the best in the development of mechanical devices, equipment and machines which are extremely needed in our everyday living. They are actually active contributors to various types of industries which include automotive, construction, aerospace, mining, and many more. Because of their skills, they can always use their learned knowledge in various trades that can help mankind on global level thus they do not only enjoy what they do but they also gain…

"Helping High School Students Become Future Mechanical Engineers"

Ways To Earn A Degree In Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the most notable applications we used in the old world until today that literally helped us achieved what we have in our present industries. Its disciplines and practices are so vast that anything that we have in our modern world is credited to it. Today, we all depend on the use of contemporary science to carry us to a more modernized world and this is made possible with the disciplines…

"Ways To Earn A Degree In Mechanical Engineering"

The Perks Of Becoming A Mechanical Engineer

If you are contemplating becoming a mechanical engineer and have asked yourself why should I become a Mechanical Engineer, today I would like to give some insight into the perks of becoming one in this post. While we were browsing the web trying to know why some people consider mechanical engineering as one of the most established major branch of engineering science, we have also come across some forums on some sites where young people…

"The Perks Of Becoming A Mechanical Engineer"

What Are The Course Requirements In Mechanical Engineering

In every country, there are lots of universities that have their mechanical engineering departments. But in every university its course requirements in all its degrees can be differ from another school. So be it in undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree, a university’s mechanical engineering curriculum can be varied from another school’s curriculum. However, although universities do offer different courses from the rest, there are the so-called general course requirements that are universally accepted within the…

"What Are The Course Requirements In Mechanical Engineering"

The Inventor’s Dilemma: Materializing Ideas into Products

There exists a common misconception that materializing great ideas into a finished product is an insurmountable task. Sure the steps to production can be frustrating but that doesn’t deem them impossible. In today’s hyper-capitalist economy new products are realized daily and it cycles through a process because of the inventors dilemma. The majority of them by huge corporations with years of research, history in the field, and inexhaustible mounds of resources, but some of the greatest ideas…

"The Inventor’s Dilemma: Materializing Ideas into Products"

Step by Step of Launching a New Website: Starter Guide

Before you go live with a new website, you need to spend time in planning and perform tests at each level to minimize problems and to avoid SEO disaster. The following is the complete website launch guide that I have categorized into TWO: 1. Before the Launch: 2. After the Launch: Steps are Taken Before the Launch 1. Benchmark Your Current Site Stats Before launching a new website, benchmark how your site is currently performing…

"Step by Step of Launching a New Website: Starter Guide"

9 Reasons You Need to Lower Your Business Costs

One of the keys to succeeding in business is to maximise profits by reducing the costs of getting your goods or services to market. Of course, you need to do this in such a way that it doesn’t lead to a reduction in quality or negatively impacts customer satisfaction. The reality is that many businesses are wasting money on unnecessary expenditure or due to wastage, and here are nine reasons why this could be a…

"9 Reasons You Need to Lower Your Business Costs"

How to Create A Safer, More Secure Workplace

The world is a dangerous place. Violent crimes, natural disasters, and other hazards make living everyday life a risk. Disaster can strike at any time, whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or working on a project in the office. At work, most people are so preoccupied with their duties that safety is never on their minds. Unfortunately, this lack of care could prove fatal one fateful day. It’s very important to make…

"How to Create A Safer, More Secure Workplace"

How to Choose a Fuel Card Solution for Your Fleet

Purchasing fuel is being hyped as the number one cost priority for fleets in 2017 with tighter fuel management on the agenda. In the last five years, the cost of fuel has risen by 50% and there are no expectations for prices to recover in near the future so fleet. Many entrepreneurs and the likes are increasingly looking to lower their cost by using fuel cards for small business. With fleet businesses often functioning on…

"How to Choose a Fuel Card Solution for Your Fleet"

7 Habits of Successful Construction Project Managers

Choosing the right project manager for your construction plan can save you time, energy and money. But how do you find the suitable fit, someone who understands your vision and will work with you to create the best outcome? You want to find someone with extensive experience and decision-making skills to get the work done right. We have compiled a few key attributes that can help you navigate through the sea of project managers to…

"7 Habits of Successful Construction Project Managers"

Don’t Believe the Hype: Save & Utilize FREE/CHEAP Alternatives

I just read a piece on cnnmoney.com titled “8 Places to Get Financing”. They are discussing alternative routs to take in order to secure financing for your business when the traditional commercial banks say “NO”. But, they seem to leave out the obvious and most practical option, especially during our current recessive economy, personal savings, and keeping it free and cheap. Its because of articles like this that our country is in the predicament it…

"Don’t Believe the Hype: Save & Utilize FREE/CHEAP Alternatives"

10 Most Amazing Must Have Windows Phone Apps

Windows phone might not be as renowned as the iPhone or Android, however it has its own small but loyal following and is specifically popular within the major business community. Windows phone users are avid window users and are extremely used to the acquaintance of the Windows operating system. With countless phone apps available from almost all store (Android, iOS, Blackberry) the windows is also launching some engaging and amazing apps to gratify its users…

"10 Most Amazing Must Have Windows Phone Apps"

Posted workers in Poland

A very important aspect for foreign businesses is the ability to use employees of the mother company. It is important to maintain the optimum way of posting elsewhere – for example to a company established in Poland. A worker is „a posted worker” when he/she is employed in one EU Member State but sent by his employer on a temporary basis to carry out his work in another Member State. Trans-national provision of services, where…

"Posted workers in Poland"

Niklas Zennström, Cool People: About His Adventures

We all use Skype, right? But why did Niklas succeed with Skype? I was lucky enough to get a chance to have a chat with him about how he succeeded. Q Have you had a guiding star throughout your career? If yes, can you describe it? I’ve always been guided by the idea that being an entrepreneur, and doing things for yourself, is a great thing to do, but too many of us allow a…

"Niklas Zennström, Cool People: About His Adventures"

Photoshop Is Still The Best…

There are many great graphic design programs on the market but it is very interesting to understand why Photoshop is still the best graphic design software. Even though there may be more than one graphic design software package on the market, there are not many that will give the same excellence in performance as Photoshop and give you such a vast variety of tools for your project. Graphic design is much more than a hobby…

"Photoshop Is Still The Best…"

Is it time to get a new website?

Is it possible your web site stinks, and you don’t even know it? Web sites, and their ability to be ranked high by Google (translation: their ability to be found by your prospects), has become so complex, that just having a nice looking site isn’t enough. Having a good-looking site is critical too, but if no one can find it by searching by your product or service, it’s an outdated site. And in that respect:…

"Is it time to get a new website?"

Why can’t more billboards be this cool?

We’re originally from NYC, but now, after moving to Boston, we took a long weekend recently and went back to NYC. We love being back there and always noticed how much cooler billboards are there. There’s noticeably better billboards being done there, but we don’t think it’s because the billboards are being created by agencies in NYC. Those of us who follow this stuff know that for years, many of the superstar design agencies haven’t…

"Why can’t more billboards be this cool?"

How to Make a Professional Mobile App – Dos and Don’ts

How do I build a mobile app? A lot of people have a great idea for a mobile app, but don’t know where to start.  How much does an app cost to make?  How do I find a good Windows, iOs or Android app developer?  How do you make an app from start to finish?  Many people, including my friend Mike, wish they had someone who had already done an app to give them some pointers,…

"How to Make a Professional Mobile App – Dos and Don’ts"

How to Make Your Business Mobile

Why Go Mobile With more people using their mobile devices to access the internet than computers now, there is more reason for businesses to stop using Windows XP for everything and catch up with the crowd. In 2010, Morgan Stanley predicted this would happen within the next 5 years. Suprisingly, it happened even sooner than that! The numbers showed that as of January, there are now more people online using mobile devices than their computers. Here’s another…

"How to Make Your Business Mobile"

10 Best Android Apps for Freelance Writers

You cannot write on your Android because it is too slow and unproductive, but if you are the sort of person who has to travel and cannot be near your computer for stretches at a time, then it may be handy to do a little research and write out a few notes on your Android. It is going to be time consuming to write a full piece on your Android, but notes and research whilst…

"10 Best Android Apps for Freelance Writers"

Flame Virus Uses Cryptographic Approach Unknown to Academic World

We spoke with leading experts who claim this specific method has never been published and must have been developed independently and in total secrecy. By using a newly developed tool which analyzes rogue certificates (which allows malicious users to impersonate any website secured through the HTTPS protocol), Marc Stevens not only found that the Flame virus used a hitherto unknown method, but *the researchers think they will be able to find the exact attack method…

"Flame Virus Uses Cryptographic Approach Unknown to Academic World"

C-Blocks and the Importance of Multiple Hosting Plans

One of the most common mistakes I see novice niche site owners do is host all their domains and sites with the same hosting company – and worse – on the same hosting plan.  It’s important to remember that when it comes to the vital task of back link building – your own network of sites is a very valuable resource for you to use.   Now before you get all excited about cross linking your…

"C-Blocks and the Importance of Multiple Hosting Plans"

Choosing the Best Theme for a Niche Site

I’ve been designing websites since 1997, and since then I’ve seen a lot come and go. When I first started designing my first sites I used a program called quick site, which was a what you see is what you get HTML editor. At the time it was the closest thing I could find to using a graphical program call PageMaker produced by Adobe. This is a program I had learned to use while developing…

"Choosing the Best Theme for a Niche Site"

Are Niche Fads Worth Pursuing?

In working with my clients on finding niches to focus their sites on – I am still surprised at how many people are still focusing their attention on the wrong niches and keywords.   One of the biggest areas or error I see is wanting to focus on fads and short lived topics. This can include Sporting events ( such as the Olympics ), a product popular on Television such as a piece of exercise…

"Are Niche Fads Worth Pursuing?"

Understanding What Makes a Bad Niche Topic

Finding the right niche is the critical starting point for building your niche site and is the most important thing a successful niche site owner can do – and become skilled at.   Thanks to a proliferation of junk blogs on sites like Warrior Forum and PLR Sites – many people new to niche site building make the mistake of choosing niches with impossible competition.     When it comes to niches like Forex and just…

"Understanding What Makes a Bad Niche Topic"

How to Block Countries with High Rates of Hacking Attempts

Over the years I’ve had numerous problems with hackers and their malicious attempts to harm or steal from my websites and that has taught me to be far more diligent and security oriented. In one such case, in 2011 I had started to notice a sudden drop in revenue on a very profitable computer software reviewed site I owned. This site at the time was making upwards of $2000, and was the bread-and-butter of my…

"How to Block Countries with High Rates of Hacking Attempts"

Monetizing Your Niche Site

Many people new to the niche website development industry make the mistake of assuming that AdSense will provide them enough revenue to make the site worthwhile or viable. In reality though, AdSense will typically provide only 20 to 30% of the site’s overall revenue – while the lion’s share of the income will come from affiliate programs. But that brings up the question of how do you integrate a sales message into your content without…

"Monetizing Your Niche Site"

Avoiding Cannibalizing Your Keywords

One of the most common errors made by niche site builders of all levels is building their site around exact match keywords.   This is where each article on site is targeted at a specific keyword related to the niche – usually based on the results of either Google’s Search Suggestions, or a keyword software tool like Market Samurai. Two years ago this was a sound strategy to go after long trail traffic – but…

"Avoiding Cannibalizing Your Keywords"

Using the WordPress Bulk Plugin to Install all Your Plugins at Once

Because I’m always looking at ways of speeding up the site development process,  I started discect my entire process looking at time saving measure.     One of the things that I’ve come up with is using a bulk plugin list and a tool I found to install all of the plugins I want with one click.  The plugin is called BULK PLUGIN INSTALLATION and is available free on WordPress through your plugin menu. Once…

"Using the WordPress Bulk Plugin to Install all Your Plugins at Once"

Hacked – Why Your WordPress Sites are Vulnerable

It was only through hard learned lessons that I started to take the security of my websites seriously.  I’ve always been one of those guys that forgets to lock my car doors and often leaves my house doors open. My outlook had always been that I didn’t want to become one of these paranoid people that were afraid to leave their house for fear of what could happen or one of these business owners that…

"Hacked – Why Your WordPress Sites are Vulnerable"

I Admit I’m a Theme Junkie – Turns Out There is a Site for That…

I am a self admitted theme junkie. When I am bored I’ll scan through the themes at Graphic River just for ideas – and I think I’m up to about 40 plus themes I’ve bought from their various publishers – and at $50 a shot – that’s a few thousand dollars spent on themes ( many of which I never even got around to using… ). For example my newest niches site has a theme…

"I Admit I’m a Theme Junkie – Turns Out There is a Site for That…"

Is the Niche Site Industry Doomed ?

Google is infamous for wiping out business models.  No one knows this more than I do after my multimillion dollar software company was wiped off the face of the planet when Google took aim at the registry repair industry.  At my peak I was profiting over $100,000 a month into 2010 –  but the truth is though is if Google doesn’t like an industry or a website –  it might as well not exist. It…

"Is the Niche Site Industry Doomed ?"

Is Rapid Content Wizard a Good Investment ?

A new piece of software called Rapid Content Wizard has hit the market this week and although I am always skeptical of any new product that produces automated results, I have had success with various products in the past such as WP ZON BUILDER or EASY AZON – both of which dramatically speed up niche site production and development.   In the case of Rapid Content Wizard, I had followed this previous version of the product…

"Is Rapid Content Wizard a Good Investment ?"

My Personal Struggle in Choosing a Profitable Niche

Since May 2010, I’ve been trying to make this whole “internet marketing thing” work. That’s 3-1/2 years! And my income hasn’t reached the level where I can quit my day job, yet. I make between $200 and $300 a month selling physical products as an Amazon Associate. It IS passive, which is pretty cool. There’s a wide difference in the time it takes to succeed online. Some people seem to have a real “knack” for…

"My Personal Struggle in Choosing a Profitable Niche"

What Does It Take To Be Successful In a Niche Site?

Micro niche websites like most other businesses is a numbers game, now before you ask let me explain.  I like many of you work a regular nine-to-five job, mine happens to be in outside sales.  I have worked in outside sales for most of my adult life and proud to say that I am rather good at what I do.  I am good at my job because I learned a basic principle a long time ago…

"What Does It Take To Be Successful In a Niche Site?"

Promotehour : A Start-Up that Helps Start-Ups

About the Start-up: Q) What is the URL of your start-up? A) http://promotehour.com/ Q) What problem your Start-up solving? or planning to solve? A) Building a product is easy, selling it is hard. Most of the start-ups fail because the founders can not find enough customers. Worst, lot of them spend lot of money in building the product only to find either there is no market to buy the product they have created or market…

"Promotehour : A Start-Up that Helps Start-Ups"

PromptCloud helps “Analysts” do what they are good at “Analysis”

About the Start-up: Q) What is the URL of your start-up? A)  www.promptcloud.com Q) What problem your Start-up solving? or planning to solve? A) During 2009, when data levels were surging on the Web, businesses desired to derive insights from data and run analysis for various use cases. However, data sources were few and far between, and where available noise accompanied it. This bloated data making it look much bigger. Obtaining refined, relevant data was tedious…

"PromptCloud helps “Analysts” do what they are good at “Analysis”"

Fiverr Review – How to Choose Good Quality Gigs

Fiverr is one of the biggest internet marketplace now a days. Here people offer their services, what they can do for $5 and interested buyers orders their services. Each services are called as gigs. It does hold a lot of value in terms of internet marketing. A lot of marketers use this website to promote their website, to get content, to get traffic etc. While surfing around the internet, I have seen a lot people…

"Fiverr Review – How to Choose Good Quality Gigs"

How TO Teach Yourself SEO

A lot of internet marketer wants to learn about SEO but finds themselves in great trouble while learning that. There are so many things are related to SEO, that they become puzzled and so many questions arises in their mind. For them, this post can be very useful. It was published in http://www.searchenginejournal.com/how-to-teach-yourself-seo/53574/ for the first time. Now I am republishing it here- Step #1: Seek out beginner-level resources Now, I’m assuming that you’re reading…

"How TO Teach Yourself SEO"

10 Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic

Visitors are the most important element of any blog, I consider blogging without traffic is just a waste of time. Traffic determines the success of any blog; and due to the continuous failure of bloggers in increasing their blog traffic – it is the main reason why many bloggers quit blogging. In this post, I’m going to share 10 ways to get a good deal of traffic to your blog. Bringing traffic to any blog…

"10 Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic"

Sololearn for On the Go Code Practice Review

Like some others, learning how to code is something that I’m doing while also working full time doing something else. I like to be able to be practicing at any opportunity that I get, but for a long time I wasn’t really able to find what I had wanted in a mobile learning platform. A lot of apps about learning to program and learning programming logic generally are geared towards children, and I would like…

"Sololearn for On the Go Code Practice Review"

8 Essentials to Building a Website People Want to Visit

Statistics say there are 1,107,858,321 websites on the internet and growing. As people are more regularly exposed to websites, they develop a discerning eye for quality, good design, and credibility.79% of all viewers will scan websites before diving into content, so it’s important to get it right. Get Straight to the Point Immediately communicate who you are and what you’re offering. Almost instantly, your viewers will make conclusions about your credibility based on your design.…

"8 Essentials to Building a Website People Want to Visit"

Best Starter WordPress Themes and Frameworks for Developers

When you are coding a new WordPress theme, you have couple of various beginning paths you can take. You might start coding your layout quickly from square one, or you could possibly just make use of a starter theme that has the fundamentals to obtain you going. My choice is to make use of a starter theme since it consists of all the essentials so you have a lot less to stress over. If you’re…

"Best Starter WordPress Themes and Frameworks for Developers"

How to Write a Successful Blog Post – Practical & Simple Tips

There’s even more to a fantastic blog post than merely words on a display. The following is my list of crucial tips for a successful article. If you’ve been concentrating on merely publishing words every day, go back, consider this list, and also discover exactly how your blog may improve. Recognize your audience. Just before you begin to create, have a clear understanding of your target audience. Just what do they need to know regarding?…

"How to Write a Successful Blog Post – Practical & Simple Tips"

How to Optimize Your Blog Post for the Search Engines

Blogs have become one of the most useful methods in getting more visitors to your website. This is quite beneficial most especially to companies and businesses that have online presence since it helps in getting more leads and potential customers. But having a blog with a bunch of relevant articles doesn’t always mean you’ll succeed at your goal of getting more site visitors. It takes more than just skillfully writing with a specific style and…

"How to Optimize Your Blog Post for the Search Engines"

37 Websites That Will Pay for Your Articles

Are you looking for some online publications to pitch to? Well, look no further! I’ve put some links together here for you, and the links go directly to the publication’s writer’s guidelines. So, what are you waiting for? Start building your writing portfolio and add some clips. AARP.com Audio Tuts+ Ceramic Tech Weekly  CrazyLeaf  Developer Tutorials Dropzone.com Funds for Writers Good.is GlobalComment.com HBR.org Make a Living Writing  Metro Parent Miller-McCune Most Inspired  OnEarth One Spoon…

"37 Websites That Will Pay for Your Articles"

The Secret Art of Contract Worker Management

If you’re developing an app or software product but don’t have the technical know-how to build the product yourself, you may be in the market for a contract developer. Why go contract instead of full-time employee? For most people, it’s a matter of cost. A full-time employee is expensive. On top of that, for a simple app or software product, a lot of longterm upkeep may not really required, so why bring on a full-time…

"The Secret Art of Contract Worker Management"

Brands Warned not to Bombard Consumers into Ad Blindness

As global e-commerce sales steadily rise, the temptation to serve online shoppers more ads is tempting but it can quickly lead to ‘ad blindness’ or even active dislike for an over-enthusiastic brand. Current estimates suggest that retail web sales will reach $1 trillion by 2013, with UK consumers spending £5.8 billion online in July this year alone. Not only are consumers happy to engage with new online retail channels such as mobile, they actively expect…

"Brands Warned not to Bombard Consumers into Ad Blindness"

How To Make A Cheap Website Using Brains Instead of Money

A while back, in By the Numbers: How I built a Web 2.0, User-Generated Content, Citizen Journalism, Long-Tail, Social Media Site for $12,107.09,  web guru, Guy Kawasaki, details how to make a cheap website.  That is, for Guy Kawasaki $12,107.09 is cheap.  And it is cheap for a top ranking, major website. But if you’re not in Guy Kawasaki’s league yet (and most of us aren’t) you can build an attractive website that captures eyeballs,…

"How To Make A Cheap Website Using Brains Instead of Money"

Two Basic Graphic Design File Images: Raster and Vector

• Raster Image Raster images are based on pixels. Here’s a good explanation as defined by “TechTerms.com” Most images you see on your computer screen are raster graphics. Images found on the Web and photos you import from your digital camera are raster graphics. They are made up of grid of pixels. The larger the image, the more disk space the image file will take up. Raster graphics can typically be scaled down with no loss…

"Two Basic Graphic Design File Images: Raster and Vector"

Logo Design & Baseball

“A hot dog at the ball park is better than a steak at the Ritz.“ – Humphrey Bogart Let’s go with the baseball analogy. It is summer, it the second half of the 2011 baseball season. And…our very own Phillies have THE best record in the major leagues. So, life is good! What I love about baseball is the simplicity of watching the game. A player pitches the ball, a player hits the ball and…

"Logo Design & Baseball"

Joomla Content Management System Benefits

Whether you have just set up a business and currently need a simple website of only a few pages or are part of a large organization that requires an advanced website solution capable of handling hundreds of pages,the Joomla content management system (CMS) can meet your needs. The Joomla community was quick to react and build in support for this updated Recaptcha in Joomla! WordPress is available in two versions: — downloadable software that you can install…

"Joomla Content Management System Benefits"

How to Brief a Graphic Designer for Print Projects

Daniel Ducass is a Melbourne based digital marketing manager and operates a cost comparison service. I’ve seen many clients start a graphic design project with a vague idea of what they want and the belief that they can work it out as they go. The notion of start early and iterate often is a great one, but applies more internal projects than it does to outsourced projects unless you have a flexible budget. The best…

"How to Brief a Graphic Designer for Print Projects"

6 Best Places For Designers to Get Inspired Offline

The online world is one of the greatest things I ever was introduced to.  The online world has so many advantages that digital artists can utilize to make their lives easier. So many websites have vast collections of art submitted on a daily basis and there are sites purely dedicated to inspiring graphic artists.  But what happens when the power goes out and your 3G isn’t cutting it? I was inspired to write this post…

"6 Best Places For Designers to Get Inspired Offline"

How To Install Redmine 2.1.2 on FreeBSD Apache (with Passenger and RVM)

A few days ago I needed to setup a FreeBSD server from scratch, in order to have a dedicated ticketing and project management system at work. We decided to use the popular Open Source Project Management Software, Redmine, since some of us had some previous (positive) experiences with it. Looking through the Redmine community wiki, I noticed that the guides on how to install Redmine on a FreeBSD system were either outdated, or in a…

"How To Install Redmine 2.1.2 on FreeBSD Apache (with Passenger and RVM)"

Idea: Data Based Activity Planner

I have a love for many things, from monster trucks, to symphonies, and due to my wide variety of activities, I find it difficult to keep tabs on everything that I would like to do, hence…a data based activity planner. What exactly is that, you might ask? Well all activities have conditions that make them better or worse, the most obvious is the weather…you probably wouldn’t go swimming in the Atlantic in Canada in January. But…

"Idea: Data Based Activity Planner"

Search Engine Optimization Toolkit – All SEO Checkpoints

Small businesses cannot afford to overlook their search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. With the right knowledge and a reliable search engine optimization toolkit, anyone can improve his or her online rankings. Compared to other marketing activities, SEO can be relatively inexpensive—given a bit of time and effort. There is no secret to moving up in Google’s rankings, only a series of best practices to guide you along the way. Today, we are going to talk about some of the tools used by SEO professionals. By using these same…

"Search Engine Optimization Toolkit – All SEO Checkpoints"

How to Start Niche Sites With Affiliate Marketing for Beginners

When I first started researching affiliate marketing I came across this phrase ‘niche marketing’ time and time again. I was fascinated by how much information there was on the topic and how there was a great potential for making money based on finding a good niche. Niche affiliate marketing has become a huge and very competitive business over the past 5 years. It seems every entrepreneur and his dog wants a piece or niche of…

"How to Start Niche Sites With Affiliate Marketing for Beginners"

Practical Tips on How To Become A Good Writer

Learning to be writer is like any other skill, one that can be learned and expanded upon with practice and dedication. Very few people are natural writers, but almost anyone can write passionately about something, they can express something that brings them alive. Writing is about the flow of those energies on to the page as lucid ideas and experiences that make us up. With the published world of the Internet, you do not need…

"Practical Tips on How To Become A Good Writer"

3 Rules: How to Get a High Click Through Rate

You see display ads on many websites. Have you ever wondered how advertisers measure if the ad is successful or not?  And on what factors will the success of the ad depends? Click through rate(CTR) is a way of measuring the success of a display ad besides the fundamental impressions. So what is CTR? It is the ratio of number of clicks on an ad and the number of impressions expressed as a percentage. What…

"3 Rules: How to Get a High Click Through Rate"

Performing Dental Internet Marketing SEO for Dentists

Determining which web elements are most correlated with organic local search rankings will allow you to maximize your dental practice’s online exposure at no cost AND convert up to 8x what traditional paid advertisements yield. To find out more about these specific web elements, take at the sections below for learning how to perform dental internet marketing. Result Below is the a-typical layout for a local dental query. Listed first are paid ads Paid Advertisements This form of search…

"Performing Dental Internet Marketing SEO for Dentists"

Choosing a Name for Your Food Blog

Launching your own food blog can be a challenging process if you don’t know where to begin. From blogging platforms to advertising and content issues, you might not know what options you have, or why you should choose them. This Series of blogging guides for beginners takes you through each of the decisions you will have to make before starting your own blog.  Choosing a Blog Name Your blog name is more important than you…

"Choosing a Name for Your Food Blog"

New Food Blogger, What do you want your blog to be?

When you can seriously answer that question you can seriously make decisions to to start your very own New Food Blog. The only way to be able to know if you are successful is to be able to measure where you are on the ladder toward your goals. If you haven’t set any goals then how can you know if you’ve succeeded? Here are some thoughts on the journey to being a New Food Blogger. You…

"New Food Blogger, What do you want your blog to be?"

SEOPressor Review – My Blogging Debacle

At the end of this story I talk about and review the new SEO Pressor version 5 WordPress plugin and how it can help make life so much easier, but first let me share a story about how my blogs have been going.  This is an honest and open reveal for me so please take the time to read it all as there are likely some useful gems of information you can takeaway from this…

"SEOPressor Review – My Blogging Debacle"

Newly Local Factories

One of the key ideas for the next fifty years is resilience. It is a growing web meme. Resilience is a term that began life as a way of describing the life cycle of developing and declining eco-cultures. it has since passed into political dialogue. One of the key ideas for creating greater resilience is local fabrication and that’s what we are interested in, in this post. You might think that sounds obscure (local? fabrication?)…

"Newly Local Factories"

How To Make Readers Love Your Ideas

When genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot. – D.H. Lawrence Who doesn’t want to be the one at the party, telling the story nobody can resist? Even better, how about telling the story you know everybody will repeat tomorrow? It’s a great feeling, when it happens. And I’ve just started reading a book that might help you make sure it happens more often. It’s called “Made to…

"How To Make Readers Love Your Ideas"

12 Best Plugins for Your New WordPress Site

Ask a WordPress user what the best plugins are and you’ll get a lot of answers. When I started my first WordPress blog, my relationship with plugins was mostly one of love at first sight. To all of a sudden have access to these marvelous things that bring extra functionality to the WordPress platform practically made me giddy. I couldn’t wait to use all of them. “Limit yourself to 10,” a web designer would plea. “Don’t use…

"12 Best Plugins for Your New WordPress Site"

11 Business Startup Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Many times you find that entrepreneurs come up with these awful ideas that they think are going to become the “next big thing”.  There are even amazing ideas that are brought down with the worst of presentations and awful valuation of their company. But those one percent of ideas that get an offer – it wasn’t through a good product alone.  No, it’s a combination of everything that makes for a good investment:  a solid…

"11 Business Startup Strategies for Entrepreneurs"

6 Things to Consider Before Buying Expired Domains

Domain flipping business is undoubtedly profitable. There are numerous people who buy and sell domains with good page ranks and make huge profit. Not only domains with high page rank are in demand but expired domains are also extremely popular. Buying expired domains can be profitable but before you plan to buy, it’s essential to find out the right domain. 6 Significant Factors to Check before Buying Expired Domains A domain expires when it remains…

"6 Things to Consider Before Buying Expired Domains"

Fly Like Sully: 3 Rules to Becoming Data-Driven

C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger is a hero. He is the incredibly seasoned pilot who emergency-landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, after a flock of birds blew out both engines immediately after takeoff. This is what Sully’s office looks like. These are his instruments. Lots of shiny dials & buttons. Consoles have lots of shiny knobs & dials. Don’t get lost in them. Sully uses his instruments all the time, but they are especially…

"Fly Like Sully: 3 Rules to Becoming Data-Driven"

7 Surefire Ways To Get You Started In The App Business

Mobile apps is currently one of the newest, most lucrative, and fastest growing industries in the world. Today, there are more than one billion smartphones in the world; that’s more than there are toothbrushes! When people ask me what I do and I tell them that I own several  app companies, their response is usually: “Wow, I wish I could do that!” The truth is, it’s a lot easier than most people think. You don’t…

"7 Surefire Ways To Get You Started In The App Business"

App Automation – From Idea to the App Store In Half the Time

Once you have a few apps out in the app store and your business is gaining momentum, it’s very important to start outsourcing some of the tasks and giving the responsibility to someone else. I’m a big believer of only doing the parts of your business that you enjoy and are good at, and leave the rest to someone. Not only will that bring you the best results (we are usually pretty good at the…

"App Automation – From Idea to the App Store In Half the Time"

How Much Does it Cost to Develop An App – Ultimate Guide To Developing iPhone Apps Without Getting Ripped Off

One of the most common questions people often ask me is: “How much does it cost to develop an app?” This is one of the hardest questions to answer as each app is different but it all comes down to what functions you’d like to add to your app. If this is your first app, I would highly recommend that you keep it simple and more budget-friendly. Try not to go over $1000 or even…

"How Much Does it Cost to Develop An App – Ultimate Guide To Developing iPhone Apps Without Getting Ripped Off"

How to Measure & Optimize Your Content Marketing ROI

“I know half of my advertising budget is wasted,” John Wanamaker famously said; “I just don’t know which half.” Measuring and optimizing the content marketing ROI (and more generally the ROI of all marketing initiatives) is the holy grail of marketing. Even today it’s not always easy or even possible. Nevertheless, calculating (or at least estimating) and optimizing the ROI of digital marketing initiatives like content marketing is now possible and feasible for most businesses. All you need is a well-designed…

"How to Measure & Optimize Your Content Marketing ROI"

How to Monetize a Free Membership Site

It is a common strategy amongst commercial websites: users sign up, gain access to a large library of content or services, all supported by advertising. The membership website has seen many revisions since its introduction to the consumer internet, but it still remains one of the most popular and enduring website types around. Encouraging passer-by’s to join your Free Membership site What’s one of my favorite features of using a premium WordPress plugin like WishList…

"How to Monetize a Free Membership Site"

How to Create and Promote Awesome Squeeze Pages That Convert

There are several programs and plugins available to make great squeeze pages ,but before you create your first squeeze page it is important to understand the psychology behind squeeze pages, why use one (or several) and best way to promote them. If you are marketing anything online, your subscriber list should be considered the most valuable part of your marketing campaign. If you have been around internet marketing for anytime at all, I am certain…

"How to Create and Promote Awesome Squeeze Pages That Convert"

6 Sneaky Words That Are Killing Your Landing Page Conversions

Does your website have a landing page designed to capture emails? If the reader isn’t quite ready to book when she lands on your site, how will you follow up to book the deal? Well, with a targeted email marketing campaign sent straight to her inbox, of course. After all, email has the highest ROI of any direct marketing channel. That’s right. Email marketing has the highest ROI of all direct marketing channels. In 2011,…

"6 Sneaky Words That Are Killing Your Landing Page Conversions"

How to Make Money Designing Custom WordPress Themes

How to Make Money Designing WordPress Themes Blogging has become very popular nowadays and one of the leading web blogging platforms is WordPress. The reason for this is that WordPress is so easy to navigate, you can immediately start blogging as soon as you install it. WordPress is easy to use, practically anyone can do it, whether they have advance programming skills or are neophytes online. Another big bonus is that it is a free…

"How to Make Money Designing Custom WordPress Themes"

How to Get Customers to Buy From You (This is the Secret to Building Products People Love)

You already know the easiest way to get faster MARKET traction is to put triggers in the path of motivated people… …and keeping things simple to do because people are stressed for time and money. You kept things simple in your product design, but how can you motivate people? All this to change consumer behaviour. How can you get someone moving towards that buy-me button when you feel like you have done all that you…

"How to Get Customers to Buy From You (This is the Secret to Building Products People Love)"

About Behavior Design: The Right Way to Start With Your Redesign in 2016

Imagine with me for a second…you just arrived at work while being stuck in traffic or stood the whole time in a crowded train. You even tweeted about that one annoying guy that stepped on your shoe and didn’t apologize. Pretend further that you just got some coffee and flipped open your laptop. You still feel annoyed about what happened, while logging into Facebook. You waste no time and update your status. Sounds familiar? Well,…

"About Behavior Design: The Right Way to Start With Your Redesign in 2016"

How To Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop Elements 12

Learn here the simple ways to use channel mixer in photoshop elements 12 and do hassle-free photo editing. Today, we are talking about Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 which is of course a fairly priced editing photoshop elements tool that is not just for the amateurs but serves many advanced editing features as well.   Though the previous versions of elements might not have the privilege of working in separate photoshop color channels and working with…

"How To Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop Elements 12"

How to Make A Panorama In Photoshop CS6

Panorama refers to pictures which have lengthened field of views and can be created instantly using latest Photoshop CS6 with help of advanced plugins. The panoramic pictures can be useful in creating scenic views of nature by giving a wide and complete view of the scene as observed through naked eyes. There are several steps involved to create a panorama picture using Photoshop CS6. First you should take the pictures appropriate to create the panorama.…

"How to Make A Panorama In Photoshop CS6"

How To Create Infographics Using Excel

If you want to create infographics using Excel then learn here how to create infographics using excel.   It is a known fact that infographics have the potential to be a game changer. And that is why it is important that it be designed to reach the targeted audience. There are many tools that can help you in creating a good infographic but there is one tool that is not often considered worthy of creating…

"How To Create Infographics Using Excel"

30 Templates And Vector Kits To Design Your Own Infographic

We are flooded with thousands of words and pictures now-a-days so learn here 30 templates and vector kits to design your own infographic. A picture is worth a thousand words. This is especially true now because of the way we are flooded with information and data on a daily basis. And that is why infographics have become so popular. If they are designed in a creative manner and is visually appealing it is should to appeal…

"30 Templates And Vector Kits To Design Your Own Infographic"

Create WordPress Pagination Without a Plugin

Pagination is a necessary feature to any WordPress blog. One of the most popular plugins used is WP-PageNavi which is an excellent plugin but WordPress already actually has a function to do this for us. This function was introduced with WordPress 2.1 and all bloggers should be using it by now. Today, I will show you how to implement a WordPress Pagination without a plugin by using the function. I will also be showing you…

"Create WordPress Pagination Without a Plugin"

So You Want To Start a Business: The Importance of Effective Marketing, Pt 2

Having a good solid foundation of marketing knowledge before you begin your business is important to keep you going. Reading a copy of Guerilla Marketing for the 90’s will give you the proper foundation you need to plan your marketing strategy effectively. As I said with the previous book I recommended, you don’t need the newest edition. Buy it if you want, but you will pay several times the price of the copy I just…

"So You Want To Start a Business: The Importance of Effective Marketing, Pt 2"

Learning Gamification With Coursera

As business builders we’re always eager for new knowledge that can give us “the edge”. Gamification is a hot domain for such knowledge, and through Gamification Coursera you can get a great introduction to the topic. The background – Gamification, what, how? Games are the most natural context of media interaction for anyone born in the late 70′s and onwards. We all grew up with video games, computer games, browser games, etc… and somehow the world has…

"Learning Gamification With Coursera"

How To Plan 85 Blog Posts In Advance

Massive kudos to Fredric Leskog for an awesome mindjog to help me come up with topics for the rest of #blogg100! The following ideas can help you, too, to not feel overwhelmed after committing to blogging regularly. They certainly helped me! I commented on Facebook on this blog post from Wolber World (in Swedish) where Fredrik lays out a list of 12 seriously useful time management and organization tips for bloggers. Since he is a…

"How To Plan 85 Blog Posts In Advance"

9 Killer Tips to Kick-Start a Great Blog

Nothing is more exhausting than the task that is never started. Maybe you’ve longed to start a blog but just the idea of writing articles for the blog – and being consistent – scares you? You’re not alone; I was there too and so were many others! I’m going to tell you my own story in an upcoming post. Meanwhile, I’ve come up with some ‘tricks’ I use on myself. The upshot of all of…

"9 Killer Tips to Kick-Start a Great Blog"

The Ugly Truth About SEO Agencies in Dubai UAE

Thinking of hiring an SEO agency in Dubai UAE to get your company’s website or blog on the first page of Google? Read this first to discover the ugly truth about how SEO has drastically changed in the past few years and how SEO agencies in Dubai UAE are still charging large fees for SEO techniques that no longer work and may actually harm your website’s rank in Google Search. Key points: SEO is dead. Content…

"The Ugly Truth About SEO Agencies in Dubai UAE"

Crucial Tips to Build a More Successful Website

There are numerous tools available on the Internet that can simplify the process of creating a new website and make it easier to perform. Taking advantage of many of these tools can quickly generate an aesthetically pleasing website that is easy to navigate. Web Design For many businesses, their websites are the most important online marketing tool the company has. To continue to be successful, the company must build an attractive online presence where their…

"Crucial Tips to Build a More Successful Website"

Write In Their Voice: Business Intelligence For The Modern Copywriter

Being a modern copywriter is a very fun job. You get to work on a variety of different projects and writer for a variety of different mediums. One day you may write website copy for a school, and the next day you may be writing a newspaper advertisement for a pet store. Because of the constant changes in content and style, acquiring knowledge in by learning the art of copywriting requires a great deal of…

"Write In Their Voice: Business Intelligence For The Modern Copywriter"

Case Study for SEO: Improve your Google position with a Case Study

Here are 6 reasons why a Case Study can improve your SEO position. 1. ‘Case Study’ is a powerful phrase that smacks of research and careful composition. When you consider that Google’s job is to find quality content on the web to place in front of searchers, a document with Case Study in the (H1) Heading and also in the Title tag is going to flag to search engines that this is content worth prioritising. 2.…

"Case Study for SEO: Improve your Google position with a Case Study"

Nodejs, Cluster, Memcached Under High Load Put To Production

With new requirements from our client to implement instant messaging to a high traffic website we had to consider technology which would let us to get push notifications or something close to it. Doing a real push could be some what tricky across different web browsers, sockets are not fully implemented and IE would possibly be ok just with long polling. In any case keeping connections open for push from all 120.000 users online in peak time would require more servers even…

"Nodejs, Cluster, Memcached Under High Load Put To Production"

(SVN) Resolve Conflicts In Subversion

As I have seen many people not being able to sort out conflict state of their local copy of the project I decided to write a little about it and detail SVN Resolve conflicts. First of all why do these conflicts happen. Subversion unlike for example SourceSafe from Microsoft by default does not require locking of files in repository when you want to modify your local copy. Rather then to be restrictive and let only…

"(SVN) Resolve Conflicts In Subversion"

Finding Web Developers in Montreal: A Daunting Task?

People in Montreal may not have recently asked the question: can you find a good web developer locally? The answer to this question is a resounding yes… and no. It’s a yes because you can still definitely find topnotch web developers locally in Montreal, as the upsurge in online businesses has also triggered a corresponding increase in skilled online professionals, and Montreal is no exception to this. It’s a no, however, because people aren’t trying…

"Finding Web Developers in Montreal: A Daunting Task?"

TypeFacet, Autospacing and Autokerning

TypeFacet Autokern is a free and open source set of Python routines, created by Charles M Chen, that aims to let type designers automate much of the spacing and kerning processes. Typefacet info, git source, downloads etc is found here. Even though the project is an early work in process the results seem very positive. For example, below, screenshot of font in progress ‘Bench12′, before any spacing has been built, and then after running once…

"TypeFacet, Autospacing and Autokerning"

Free Fonts – Freeness as a Technological Component of Typeface Design

A short essay that formed the basis of a short presentation on Free Fonts to the 2012 is Type Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. ‘Freeness’, vernacular English, meaning; being free and able to act at will, being open or available to all. Presenting the idea that ‘freeness’ is a technological aspect of a font’s design, as equally important as ‘legibility’, ‘render quality’, or ‘language support’, and that, free fonts can enable usage that proprietary fonts are not…

"Free Fonts – Freeness as a Technological Component of Typeface Design"

Handcrafted Design

Select articles similar to the Art Chantry interview in the readings that are either about or make prominent reference to designers or design firms that do one or more of the following: eschew the use of mainstream technology yet cultivate strong design solutions use a hands-on approach to important design problems that emphasizes craft. In your analysis of these articles, consider the following points: What are the benefits and liabilities of avoiding mainstream technology, either…

"Handcrafted Design"

Life on the Grid

Life on the Grid: At first glance grid system design may seem simplistic.  It is in fact meant to be easily digested.  Josef Muller-Brockmann is classified as part of the Swiss international Style of graphic designers.  He was influenced by many different art and design movements including Bauhaus, Constructivism, and De Stijl. Brockmann was born in Switzerland in 1914 and began his career as an illustrator (CITATION NEEDED).  His design approach is minimalist and simplistic. …

"Life on the Grid"

Guest post: How to Brief a Graphic Designer for Print Projects

Dan Dukwarth is a Melbourne based digital marketing expert and operates a quote comparison service which helps small businesses compare quotes from local graphic design companies and freelancers. Thanks to Dan for summarising this process for me to share. I’ve seen many clients start a graphic design project with a vague idea of what they want and the belief that they can work it out as they go. The notion of start early and iterate…

"Guest post: How to Brief a Graphic Designer for Print Projects"

Web Designing Tips To Help You Get Traffic

Businesses that have flocked to the online world thrive on their websites’ traffic. So, what can increase traffic to a website? This situation can be likened to buying a t-shirt. The material and price of the t-shirt are only considered the secondary deciding factors when choosing a product to buy. On the other hand, the design of the shirt is given utmost importance because people get their first impression on something that looks appealing to…

"Web Designing Tips To Help You Get Traffic"

Utilizing Google Analytics Track User-ID Feature

Google has been unraveling their new Universal Analytics User ID platform piece by piece over the course of this year. With the transition from ga.js to analytics.js, businesses have the ability to segment their web traffic at an incredibly granular level. Two of the most exciting new functionalities of Universal Analytics are Cross-Device Measurement and the Google Analytics Track User-ID feature. Leveraging these features adds significant value to any business with sophisticated marketing. The beauty of this feature is…

"Utilizing Google Analytics Track User-ID Feature"

The Growing Importance of Content

As many of you already know, back last fall, Google announced their newest major update called Hummingbird but unlike the major updates prior to this announcement ( Panda / Penguin etc ) this one received next to no fan fare and very little coverage or ” new product launches ” by the guru’s guaranteed to make you rich by manipulating Hummingbirds new algorithm.   The truly interesting element of this was that Google themselves said…

"The Growing Importance of Content"

The Perspective on Games from 2013

You may be wondering why this article is appearing in lieu of a proper review, given that I’ve now reverted back to a bi-weekly review schedule (after having reverted back to a weekly schedule that didn’t last).  The short version is that I’m a busy man, what with school work piling up and various forms of sickness to deal with.  Also, Daikatana is a crappy, crappy, crappy game that is as time-consuming to play as it will be to…

"The Perspective on Games from 2013"

Answer Phone Calls with a Simple Gesture

The coolest thing in this whole world is to control things with your gestures! And with this new app you would be able to answer calls on your device with a gesture. Yes, you heard that right controlling your device with gestures is now very easy. You can answer calls by bringing your device near your ear. Although this function is available on high-end Samsung Device but you don’t need to upgrade your device. Now…

"Answer Phone Calls with a Simple Gesture"

Changes Need to Implement after Google’s Hummingbird Update on Website

On his 15th birthday, Google officially announced that they have already rolled out the Google Hummingbird Update. The update was specifically geared to deal with more complex search queries. With this algorithm enhancement, Google set more importance on conversational search and semantic processing of queries. Instead of processing a simply by related the use of words on web pages stored in the index, Google now is aware of the real context of the query and…

"Changes Need to Implement after Google’s Hummingbird Update on Website"

Some new innovations in BI

This post addresses some new innovations in BI. Business Intelligence has been around for years now, and I would argue that since the introduction of the Data warehousing model in the early 90s, not much has changed. Innovations in consumer electronics, entertainment, and communications have been revolutionizing the day-to-day lives of millions of people. Through the Internet, consumers have unlimited access to information and tools. Social networks, messaging and new media have changed the way…

"Some new innovations in BI"

My Google Ranking Suddenly Dropped – What Should I Do?

Everything seemed so perfect. Sitting at the #1 spot in Google, my niche site was earning an average of $66 per day. On it’s most profitable day, Niche Site #1 actually earned over $138! That all changed on August 25th. I was sitting at the airport, waiting by the gate for my flight home. Bored of waiting, I loaded up my AdSense account on my phone to see how much I’d earned for the day.…

"My Google Ranking Suddenly Dropped – What Should I Do?"

How to Increase Adsense Earnings By $1000+ in a Single Month

I’m blown away by this past month. The AdSense earnings of my first niche site(Niche Site #1) jumped from $235 in June to $1400 in July. The site also earned an additional $119 from a lead gen widget I added from Quinstreet. That brings the total earnings in July to $1519! Self high five! In May, this very niche site earned a mere $48 total earnings. Two months later, it has exploded into a four-figure…

"How to Increase Adsense Earnings By $1000+ in a Single Month"

Google Announces Android Studio: Android Developers

Google, without a doubt, rules the internet. If Google is down, probably most of the internet will lose a system in some sense. But that’s not all; Google is increasing its computing/internet territory and is accumulating unprecedented domination over the internet every moment. Recently, Google launched a new tool called “the Android Studio”, a completely new developer suite for application developers. This suite, like most of other services of Google, is absolutely free! This tool…

"Google Announces Android Studio: Android Developers"

The Biggest Myths Ever Told in SEO

SEO has changed a lot; the new algorithms, guidelines, and tools are introduced so quickly. This regularly changing search landscape is rife with gossips and misconceptions – and here I have pointed out the most common myths and assumptions about how SEO works, and debunk them for you so you are not wasting your precious time that simply don’t matter for SEO in 2014. Let’s get began. Myth #1: Top Position There are n-numbers of…

"The Biggest Myths Ever Told in SEO"

Supporting ‘The Designers Accord’

    Late 2011, I was super proud to find out that I had been accepted as an official supporter of the “Global Designers Accord“. The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders, working together to create positive environmental and social impact. All adopters, supporters, and endorsers follow a basic code of conduct: Do no harm; Communicate and collaborate; Keep learning, keep teaching; Instigate meaningful change; Make theory action. Legibility…

"Supporting ‘The Designers Accord’"

Staying Productive: Code Snippets are Your Friend

One of the aspects of my job that I hate the most is building long, mundane Asp.Net forms. I get so tired of dropping labels, textboxes, validators on a page and then formatting them over and over again. Every project I work on I find myself building the exact same form fields: First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Address, City, State, blah, blah, blah. It drives me nuts. You’re probably thinking, why don’t you just…

"Staying Productive: Code Snippets are Your Friend"

Staying Productive: Using App Themes for Global Control Properties

In my last post, Staying Productive: Code Snippets are Your Friend, I showed how I use Code Snippets in Visual Studio to drastically slash the time it takes to build Asp.Net forms. In this article I’ll show how I use App Themes within web applications to set some global properties for Asp.Net controls. You may have noticed in the last article that the Code Snippets leave out some properties for certain controls that usually are…

"Staying Productive: Using App Themes for Global Control Properties"

Amazon EC2 Free Tier for Mumble is (probably) a bad idea

Amazon Web Services offers a free tier that gives you an EC2 micro instance for free the first year of service, among other things. There are no hidden fees or anything like that and the offer is excellent to get a feel for cloud computing. The problem is that using this free tier for your Mumble or Teamspeak server is most of the time a bad idea. I’ve seen this mentioned several times. Use the…

"Amazon EC2 Free Tier for Mumble is (probably) a bad idea"

4th Google Penguin Update Has Just Knocked Your Door – April 2012

Google’s very first Penguin algorithm was launched on April 24 2012, which was considered to be the biggest leap in the SEO market, and this is mainly because this new Penguin update was designed to take down the Big Spamming fishes of this SEO sea. After every new Penguin update, the Google Algorithm became much more advanced when it comes to hunting down spamming sites! Following is the list of release date of different Google…

"4th Google Penguin Update Has Just Knocked Your Door – April 2012"

Roy G. Biv : Using Abstract Colors in Design

The visual spectrum of light has made a huge impact in all forms of design this year.  We’re seeing it in the  top companies have their logos created with multiple colors in an abstract way, as well as websites using the rainbow effect in their backgrounds – We’re seeing it just about everywhere else too! Why is it that this trend has been taking the web by storm?  Well lets take a deeper look at…

"Roy G. Biv : Using Abstract Colors in Design"

Transitioning from SAAS Enterprise to Cloud Computing

When, If Ever, Will SaaS Crack Core, Mission Critical Processes In The Enterprise It’s no secret Software as a Service (SaaS) has generated tremendous excitement among many customers for its apparently transformational adoption model and ownership experience.  Unlike client-server applications, SaaS delivers faster time to value often via a viral buying cycle as well as lower risk deployment.  The early adopter focus has been on small and midsize businesses (SMBs) because SaaS makes it economical to…

"Transitioning from SAAS Enterprise to Cloud Computing"