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7 Tips to Become the Most Admired Manager In a Web Development Project

November 10, 2010 |

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Project manager has been accused by developers as an arrogant jerk who forgets or doesn’t even know what it is like to design and code an actual web development project. All of this is harmful in any development projects.  Reflecting on that situation a bit more, you may be wondering whether there are things managers ought to remember in improving their relations with web development team.

1. Communicate Your Goals Clearly

Nothing more annoying than handing down designs you hastily cobbled together to your developers team to “figure it out”.  Each time you want to have a specific site structure, create an easy-to-understand presentation using Powerpoint.  Or better yet, use Flash animation as mock-up, so everyone knows what the final product should be.

2.  Follow Your Own Standard

It’s exciting (well, maybe to a few people) to assemble standards documents that define the build structures, coding conventions, source code nomenclature, code organization, and … Read More

A User Review of Ad-Aware Total Security 1.0

November 1, 2010 |

The trend is for antivirus programs to add spam filtering, firewalls, etc., eventually being marketed as security suites. This is usually done by just adding more features to the existing program. Ad-Aware Total Security 1.0, new from Lavasoft, takes a different approach. Most of its features are from G Data, Lavasoft’s partner in technology.

The suite itself is massive, taking up more than a gigabyte of hard disk space after install. By comparison, Norton 360 uses 250 megabytes, and Norton 360 less than 200 megabytes. Because of the size, you can expect installation to be a lengthy process.

The main screen of Ad-Aware shows the usual status indicator in green, yellow or red, and a button for fixing problems. CPU usage is shown by the overall system as well as by Ad-Aware’s components. Components of the main protection have panels showing details of status, as well as links for changing configuration or taking action.

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Temporary Passwords on Facebook Could Be The Answer to Password Security Issues

October 18, 2010 |

Easy to guess passwords are a major weakness in computer security. Facebook have just launched a service that offers temporary password that last for only 20 minutes. This solution is designed for those who wish to access the Internet from a public computer, which could be already infected with keyloggers. The use of regular password on these machines can easily expose your accounts to anyone. To avoid this, the user can send an SMS to Facebook to request for a temporary, disposable password. If you have a mobile number registered in your profile, Facebook can check the authenticity of your request and send you one of these keys. The service is already active in the United States and will soon be available in other countries.

Even with this measure, your password may not be entirely secure, as there could be some predictable patterns in it, which make it more vulnerable to dictionary attack. There … Read More

Seven Great Site Development Apps

October 13, 2010 |

These are some of the apps that can make a Website efficient:

AccuTagger:

It is developed to help you manage <META> tags. It can also generate Description, Keywords and <META> tags based on your requirements. Free trial is available on its Web site.

Major features:

  • Automated site analysis
  • Integrated spell checking
  • Automated report generation
  • Automated <META> tag generation

FastStats:

It gathers information from the Web server log files, including daily traffic, traffic sources and common keywords used by visitors in search engines. Data can be shown in graphic or table formats. FastStats is also useful to track down dead links and to monitor server performance.  FastStats is free for 30-day trial period.

Major features:

  • Elaborate reports to help Webmasters in analyzing the cost efficiency of their online advertising
  • A graphical hyperlink tree to show how visitors navigate the Web site
  • Site stickiness reports

MozillaTracker:

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Nine Likely Ways You May Inadvertently Ruin Your Commercial Website

October 9, 2010 |

If you’ve visited hundreds or even thousands of business sites in the past ten years, you may notice many things that don’t necessarily bad for the visitors, but can be quite harmful for the sites themselves.

These are nine things that can ruin your business site easily.

9) Misspelling Your Domain

Today, it becomes harder and harder to get short and catchy name for your commercial domain. As the result many people must contend with longer domain names and it may mean that they’ll make mistakes in showing their site’s URL in the brochures, emails and promotional letters.

It is possible to use dashes to allow you use shorter domain, but make sure the printing company include them in your printed materials. You may also make spelling mistake when using a regional domain, for example if you have medical-equipments.com.au, it is easy to tell people that your site is medical-equipments.com.

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Is Cloud Hosting Living Up to the Hype?

October 6, 2010 |

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Cloud hosting is rolling out in full force right now, with most major hosting providers having already either switched completely to the new technology, or at least started offering packages that work on the cloud. A lot of new businesses and startups have opted to launch their work using the latest and greatest offer from the hosting world, and a lot of people are watching them with interest, wondering if they’ll be successful.

Everyone is talking about the current and future possibilities of this new technology, with most people agreeing that this one is in fact the major player of the future, unlike Virtual Private Servers and shared hosting before it. But is the cloud really living up to the hype?

Well, despite a few problems, which are usual business for any new technologies, especially in the software world, cloud servers have indeed delivered everything they promised they would.

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5 Things a Designer Must Consider When Creating a Modern Blog

June 20, 2010 |

Blogs are the most popular type of information resource on today’s Internet. Even though social networks are catching up in terms of traffic, blogs will be around for a much monger while than their predecessors, static sites, were (though there are a lot of those active, too).

The reason for this is that blogs have been designed to always be updated with the latest information by its owner, or more recently, users. Today’s blogs are slowly morphing into more social tools that the users can use along with the owners, sort of like Wikipedia and various social network groups and pages.

But still, the main purpose of a blog is to represent an individual or company on the Internet, and to always provide the latest information, news and updates, which should be published by the owner regularly or at least as they appear.

Blog design has evolved a lot in the last couple of … Read More

Its Search Time!

May 10, 2010 |

Well if anyone thinks that any technology has reached its saturation point and has growth in just a silos of its own, guess they are always up for some bumpy ride. One need to ask the right questions and lo and behold will get the answers. If those answers were to be answered by some person who has good exposure in the subject then that ‘d well save you a dime of your time trying to figure out the best possible answer. That’s what the latest acquisition of Google “Aardvark” does. Finds the right person to answer your question. The question asked though must meet some kind of predefined format.

In the paper presented recently at the WWW2010 conference by the Aardvark team titled “The Analogy of a Large-scale Social Search engine” the authors advocate about the differences in the traditional “Library type” of search as opposed to the “Village search” they are … Read More

WordPress Forum Theme Released!!!

February 18, 2010 |

Want to run a forum with the Worlds best CMS Solution aka WordPress? Then here’s an Excellent News for all of them who have been waiting for a decent solution. After Searching the internet for days with no perfect solution(Plugins are many..Wp-Forum/Forum server etc., but all had one or the other major drawbacks when compared) to run a Forum with WP CMS, recently I noticed a brief classified abt Gforums & was delighted at first sight. It is a normal wordpress theme like any other out there, but with a totally different purpose. Normal WordPress themes help you to run a website for a magazine, ecommerce store or just a simple blog, however Gforums was built to turn your wordpress site into a forum. Technically speaking, with the Gforums theme your Blog categories will become Forum categories, Blog Sub-Categories will become Forum Sub-Categories and so on..you get the idea!

So, I wanted to test … Read More

How does Google Buzz compare to Twitter?

February 12, 2010 |

There have been a multitude of social media services that have gathered a lot of steam, but then did a nose dive off of a cliff several years later. In it’s prime, no one thought that myspace would ever be looked at something that was not cool. At least in the near term. But just like Myspace did to Friendster, Facebook did to it. Now it looks like Twitter is trying to claim the crown from Facebook. Twitter has been the hot social site that has been getting all of the media attention lately. Now with the newly release Google Buzz in the mix, will Twitter now have to worry about Google being it’s competition?

Before we go any further, we will explain to people who may not know, what exactly both services do. Twitter is similar to a public instant messenger. Instead of you just talking to one friend or maybe even several … Read More

Google launches Public DNS to Pep your Web

December 8, 2009 |

The Big Brother is at it again, this time its a gargantuan task though with it willingly trying to direct the worlds’ internet traffic in to its datacenters to give a faster web experience.  Christened Public DNS, Google provides you with alternative IP addresses to direct your DNS settings to them, with an added caution that the default ISP provided settings are to be saved.

This though is still under trial run and is open to the general public with a word of caution thrown in for ISPs.  As analysts try to decode the (ulterior) motives of this offer from Google, OpenDNS founder David Ulevitch welcomes this step as a positive step to speed up the web experience.

Public DNS might even utilize Google ads to place relevant ads on the redirected pages that can act as a cashcow for Google. Monetizing aside the key objective Google is embarking to achieve is in Prem … Read More

Google Chrome ogles Mac

December 7, 2009 |

After nearly an year since the release of Chrome browser for Windows version, Google at last has brought it out for Mac. And even as many of the Google apps per se have to still got to get a green signal, we can just expect things to change some time soon.

The add-ons for Google’s Mac version of Chrome can be updated anytime and then it ‘d be on par with its Windows cousin. The generic import settings as soon as the browser is installed can be found but few of the other things were missing as found by the early installers. The browser only works with Mac OS X 10.5 or later versions.

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