The Beginner's Guide to Tumblr Tumblr is a micro-blogging platform that churns out millions of posts on a daily basis. There are currently 108.6 million blogs on Tumblr, which might seem intimidating to anyone not already using it. Tumblr could be useful to you for many reasons, depending on what you're looking to get out of it, for example, inspiration, scrapbooking, communication or a portfolio. The site is a mix of bloggers, brands and tastemakers. Depending on how you want to utilize the platform, this guide will help you move from a Tumblr novice to power blogger. 1. Tumblr registration is simple: You only need an email address, password and username. With Tumblr, you can change your URL later, so if you absolutely hate it down the road, that can be fixed — but keep in mind that change will affect SEO. Be sure to upload a default image, too, to complete your profile. 2. Once you have an account, there are a number of following options, depending on how you want to utilize the site. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Improve Your Web Design Projects with a Good Project Scope By Dominic St-Pierre The first few things you do after a potential client contacts you about a web design project are the most important. In fact, these initial steps can spell the difference between a good or bad project. There’s plenty of information out there on how to identify bad clients and manage difficult situations. While it’s true that bad client situations sometimes can’t be avoided — it’s an inherent part of working with other people, after all — many of these situations are just simply the result of lack of communication and understanding. Fortunately, if you create a good, thorough project scope statement, it will surely improve communication with your clients as well as eliminate many website production problems. The Importance Project Scope One of the important initial project tasks we need to do is defining the project scope. A poorly crafted project scope statement results in miscommunication and wasted project time. Evidence of Bad Project Scope Not asking enough questions.
A Practical Guide: How to Accurately Schedule Client Projects “I’ll put you on my schedule.” “I have you marked in my calendar to start next week.” “My schedule is full right now.” Have you ever told a client or potential client any of the above? I have many times. When I started working for myself and taking on client work, I never really “scheduled” client projects. It wasn’t until after my second year of freelancing that things really started picking up, and I was constantly juggling several client projects all the time (not to mention I was also a full-time college student at the same time). When my life became crazier and I needed to start getting things done at set times, I started looking into how to schedule client projects. Over the years I’ve read tons of articles about tips and tricks on how to schedule client work, but they all seemed to operate on theory, or this idea that things will always go smoothly. Throughout this article, I am going to use an example to help clarify the steps as we go along. I’m not talking about money here.
The Beginner's Guide to Instagram Update: This post was updated November 2013 to reflect current statistics and tools. Even if you don't use Instagram, we're guessing you've encountered an Instagram image somewhere on the web — even if you didn't realize it. Instagram's calling card is the photo filter, a digital layer that, when added to a standard photo, gives it the appearance of professional editing. Some filters enhance the colors in a photo, while other dull the light to a soft glow for an aged, vintage appearance. But while Instagram's filters revolutionized mobile photo editing, they're only a portion of the appeal. Its success caught the eye of the most valuable social network in the world. Instagram has surely come a long way, business-wise, since co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger introduced the app in 2010. We're here to share the Instagram basics, whether you're new to the network or need some additional tips. We'd love to learn about your Instagram experiences. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Projects & Communities | Apereo Foundation Apereo is made up of a series of overlapping and interlocking software, regional and thematic communities. This page on our developing website provides or points to information about these communities. Check back for more as the next phase of our web development begins in June 2013. 2-3-98 Project The 2-3-98 Project provides support for college and university administrators, managers, and practitioners wishing to take advantage of both openness--as an organizational and operational orientation--and open initiatives, in order to reduce costs and increase choice. Apereo OAE The Open Academic Environment is a powerful new way for researchers, students and faculty to create knowledge, share, collaborate and connect with the world. It is a multi-tenant and highly scalable platform that is able to support multiple institutions at the same time. bedework bedework is an open-source enterprise calendar system that supports public, personal, and group calendaring.
Productivity Hacks: I Empty My Inbox Every Day Jitsi (SIP Communicator) | Main / HomePage Jitsi (formerly SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo! and many other useful features. Jitsi is Open Source / Free Software, and is available under the terms of the LGPL. JetBrains have just contributed free WebStorm licenses to the entire Jitsi team to help with our work on Jitsi Meet. Thanks JetBrains! Jitsi Videobridge and JitMeet at the VoIP Users Conference Jitsi made a guest appearance at VoIP Users Conferemce episode 482 this Friday. Three more days to apply for Jitsi’s GSoC! The GSoC application deadline is this Friday (March 21). The advice first appeared on planet.ubuntu.com which was relaying Daniel Pocock’s post. Jitsi in Google Summer of Code 2014! We are happy to announce that Jitsi is taking part in Google Summer of Code 2014 ! Our JitMeet talk at FOSDEM Learn about Jitsi Videobridge and JitMeet at BlogGeek Open Hangouts with WebRTC, Jitsi Videobridge and COLIBRI
Three tools for better task management in Google Apps You need a system to track your calendar, project lists, and actionable tasks. Here are three suggestions for Google Apps users. David Allen, author of the best-selling Getting Things Done, promotes a productivity system that includes project lists, actionable task lists, and date-specific task lists. You're already familiar with that last item: most people call it a calendar. All three lists (project, task, and calendar) are essential: omit any one and problems arise. Without a project list, you lose track of "big picture" goals. For Google Apps users, there are at least three solid, yet simple, list management options: Google Tasks, Todoist, and GQueues. Google Tasks Google Tasks hides nicely inside Gmail and Google Calendar. You can create Tasks and Calendar events from an email. Google offers an incredibly useful tool for managing date-specific task lists: Google Calendar. For Chrome browser users, there's also a Google Tasks extension. Todoist GQueues A tool equal to the task