June 30, 2012

How to Chat With Your Facebook Friends Using Skype?

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facebook video call on skype
Facebook is all about connecting with your friends. It might not be the best chatting client, but it is the largest database of people online, since around 901 million people use Facebook actively. Many of you might know about Skype. It is one of the best chatting and IM, and the best voice chat services in the world. It so happens that now, you can integrate the best chatting service in the world with the world's largest database of profiles, and you've got yourself a powerful recipe to connect with the people around you that you love. Yes! You can now use Skype to chat with your Facebook friends and video call them without visiting Facebook.com!

Add Facebook Recommendations Bar To Wordpress

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facebook recommendations bar for wordpressFacebook recommendations bar is spreading widely all over blogosphere. Both WordPress and blogger users are now enjoying a smart push in page views by engaging readers more on their site through this traffic boosting social plugin. Not only does it help to increase your pageviews and AdSense revenue but grows your Facebook fan following with additional likes. This plugin will display additional recommended articles to users as soon as a reader has finished reading the blog post or reached a specified location. The plugin floats to the right of your Wordpress blog, collapses on page load and expands as soon as the reader reaches end of post. It displays a post thumbnail image along with page title and number of likes. It previously included a "Add to timeline" button but now it has been removed and it shows only a like button. It has surely replaced plugins such as "Facebook Recommendations Box" and most importantly SimpleReach Slide which display related posts from within your site on a widget that slides at the bottom of the page. Lets add this plugin to Wordpress with extremely easy steps.

June 28, 2012

Blogger introduced Permalink option to create custom URLs

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Update: This feature has now been added to all blogs. You will find it on blogger.com also. Blogger Permalink settingsIts indeed one of the most awaited SEO development for all blogger users. Blogger users can now write custom URLs for their posts using Blogger in draft. You will now find a permalink option in post editor if you log into Blogger account using draft.blogger.com and not blogger.com. This option would let you create custom permalinks for your blogger posts. Permalink or "permanent link"  in layman terms is the URL that appears in your browser address bar. Previously blogger would automatically create a 35-40 Characters long permalink after you published a post and most often the keywords picked were not SEO friendly and made no sense but now you can create a custom URL with as many rich keywords as you want with complete control over the structure. I must tell you its one of the best features introduced after the Search Preferences which offered control over Meta Tags, redirects, and 404 error page. It gives you many benefits like more ranking power and better click through rates in SERPs.

10 Great SEO Tips For Startups In Under 10 Minutes by Google

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Google Seo Tips
Optimizing your website for search engines can be the single most important thing to do after writing quality content. It can form the backbone of your content that keeps the website rigid. But the importance of SEO ends there! People and companies spend a lot of time, effort and money on SEO. Some ever over-optimize their website. Well, if there's one rule to SEO, it's this; if it's not right, it's wrong. Few people realize that proper SEO can be so simple as to be learnt in under 10 minutes. They spend hours and days researching. If only they looked in the right place fro the start! Google recently uploaded some videos teaching some basics of SEO. And yesterday, the added another one to their quick guides, summing up everything you need to know about SEO in under 10 minutes.

June 27, 2012

Google Uploaded 9 Videos That Tell How To do Better SEO & Drive Traffic

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Matt cutts Webmaster help
Driving traffic to a website is a continuous uphill struggle where you could climb and climb, but never get to the top. You can only climb higher than others. For most, the task is daunting, and many cave in after a certain amount of struggle, and their progress stalls, and ultimately falls back. Many require expert guidance, which many don't get. And so, they go on with the wrong SEO practices. Well now, Google has decided to address this issue by releasing videos that explain the best SEO practices. These are 9 videos about SEO, SERPs, engaging audience, avoiding webspam, and more. They were all were released on 25 June at the same time. Whether you are a newbie or a pro-blogger, you'll find these videos immensely helpful.

Add Facebook Recommendations Bar To Blogger

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Facebook Recommendations barFinally the plugin I had been waiting for since 22nd September 2011. In order to engage readers more and let your visitors spend more time on your website Facebook has finally launched the "Recommendations Bar" in beta version. It's designed to display additional recommended articles right after readers have finished reading an article or spent some time on your blog. It will collapse on page load and expand once a reader has reached a specific location on your blog or finished reading the post. Only those articles are displayed that are previously liked or shared on Facebook. The number of likes are displayed under each article along with page title and a thumbnail. It also contains a like button and previously contained an Add to Timeline button that has been removed now. Unlike Facebook Recommendations box which offered related stories but with lack of user friendly interface and engagement, Facebook bar will force readers to stay longer on your site leading to increased pageviews, page impressions and thus traffic. It's a smart alternative to Recommended Post Slides widgets that we previously published.

June 26, 2012

How to insert images in Facebook Chat box?

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insert images in Facebook Chat boxThe advent of Social Media has given a new scope when it comes to sharing emotions with loved ones. At this Stage where Social media, mainly Facebook, has taken the “must Have” status in our lives, it’s important to accept that no matter how great our love for Facebook is, it still provides limited features to its users when it comes to Facebook Chat. Now let us have a flashback of Windows Live Messenger. The chat there is what I call “an actual fun to have Chat”, where you can share images, use emotions, winks, can avail voice chat, etc. These days, when Facebook has taken up the entire Market in every way possible, Statistics show that the majority of the people have shifted from different chatting platforms to Facebook, neglecting the reality that the Facebook Chat holds no reference of sharing emotions ,Images, etc. We talked earlier in detail, how to give a new customized look to your Facebook Chat. However, what we didn’t discuss yet is the fact that you can insert images of your own choice in your Facebook Chat as well.

How to embed Facebook Video in Blogger or WordPress?

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Embed Facebook Videos

Videos are great. They are so much faster than words, and so much better than images. People watch and share videos all the time. It is estimated that on YouTube, approximately 2 billion videos are being watched every day! And while you can easily share YouTube videos and embed them anywhere on the web, the same can't be said of Facebook videos. Facebook is another large platform where millions videos are being watched and shared daily. But sadly, Facebook does not provide any embed codes for sharing a video on a blog.

That leaves us with a problem. Neither can you share a video that you like on your blog, nor can people, who are not on Facebook, see a video you want them to see. But don't worry. As always, there is a solution to almost every problem. And for this problem, there are two. So let's see how you can embed Facebook videos to share on your blog.

June 25, 2012

Receive Email notification when someone unfriend you on Facebook?

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Find out who unfriended you on Facebook

Have you even up some day and logged into Facebook to find that you're one friend short than you were yesterday? Some of you might not even notice this, but for others, it is a big deal. Before Facebook, people used to compete with each other on Google's Orkut for the most amount of scraps. Now, some people compete for friends (I did that too, once long ago :P). Competitions aside, every Facebook friend and fan is extremely important to marketers. While there's no shortage of people to befriend from Facebook's inventory of 901 million, it is important to retain the ones you already have.

These days, people tend to have friends in the hundreds. So if someone un-friends you, how would you know which of your 333 friends was it? Facebook doesn't send you any sort of notifications for this, nor do I think it ever has. So to track down that one deserter, you'll need a third party app called TwentyFeet. Now this app isn't like those scam apps we discussed in Facebook security tips, although there are some scams that will promise to track who unfriends you.

jCarousel Plugin- Scroll Images with jQuery in blogger

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jcarousel image scroller

jCarousel is a jQuery plugin used widely for controlling list of items (both images, videos or text) in horizontal or vertical order. The items can be scrolled back and forth with animation. The carousel can be used either as image scroller or textscroller. It can be controlled externally with both JavaScript and AJAX and of course php. So it's a smart coded plugin that can be altered with all possible jquery functions. Its created by Jan Sorgalla and you can see several versions of here by visiting Sorgalla' website. To keep things simple we have filtered the code, compressed  it and made it as small as possible. You can easily customize it and install it on your BlogSpot blogs with just a single copy and paste of the code we would share today. You can use the same code to install it on any blogging platform may it be Joomla, wordpress or even a Static HTML website. Lets get to work now:

June 23, 2012

How Can Students Become Millionaires While Studying?

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Become a millionaire!

Seems far-fetched, doesn't it? Looks like an ad similar to the ones that say 'Google pays me so and so', yes? Well, you might be only half right, because nothing is impossible, or should I say, impossible is nothing in the world. It is only a matter of perspective and setting up goals. Now most of you are thinking, people can easily earn money by creating a blog, but that money definitely isn't in seven figures. Well, perhaps it's time to think outside the box.


The idea of creating a blog and earning money from it might have been considered 'thinking outside the box' a few years ago. But as of now, it is residing deep inside the box. Hence, the need of a change of perspective, or mindset if you will.

Connect Your Website Email Address To Gmail [Tutorial]

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connect website email to gmailGmail has so far been the best emailing service in terms of security, service and advanced plugins and tools. I don't remember the last time I signed in Yahoo or Hotmail. If you have successfully set up an Email address for your website using Google Apps so you are now ready to  redirect all Emails sent at your domain address to your Gmail account. You can use the same method to connect your website email even if you don't use Google apps. You can now manage all your family, personal and business emails right from just one Gmail account. You can switch between email addresses and email using any address you want. Today no matter if readers, clients or advertisers contact us from this blog or our sister blog we receive all emails at one place, thus it saves great deal of time and helps me to respond to them more efficiently. Lets get to work now.

June 22, 2012

CodeLobster: The Perfect PHP Development Tool

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Codelobster a perfect php editor

PHP is one of the most widely used programming scripts. It is the same language that gave birth to Facebook and your beloved Wordpress. Content Management systems and ecommerce websites are built largely with PHP. I really enjoy writing and testing algorithms. PHP is enjoyable as long as you are using the right tool else its all of a headache and tasteless consuming language. While developing my recent university project which was based on "Online Mobile Marketplace " I badly felt the necessity of built-in PHP and JavaScript functions. It is really difficult to code every single function out of scratch unless you use a handy tool to code fast and efficiently. I used various online free PHP editors but their Syntax Highlighting, intellisense and debugger sucked so bad that  I had almost made up my mind to switch to a different project. But then a fellow friend who is a freelance developer suggested that I should try Codelobster PHP Edition.

June 21, 2012

Facebook Music: Listen To Music With Your Friends While Chatting

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Music on Facebook
Facebook gives you a lot of features to socialize with your friends and family. It gives you latest news and updates about them, and also lets you interact with them and connect with them on a whole new level. It is said that music is one of the most powerful ways to connect with others. Be that as it may, music is also the most fun way to connect with your buddies. People enjoy music in real life when they are alone, but not as much as they enjoy it when they're with their friends. Since Facebook is all about sharing real life events, what if you could share your music-listening experiences with others as well? And we're not talking about posting YouTube links on your wall here.

Expand/Collapse Blogger comment Box with jQuery

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expand/collapse blogger comment boxBlogger comment form is the only section in blogspot blogs that still irritates users a lot.  After a successful customization of this form last year we now took a step even further to integrate jQuery slideToggle and accordion effect into it. Luckily major browsers now do support JavaScript library so this widget is compatible with all browsers. The tutorial today will help you to create a beautiful expandable and collapsible huge button that will display comment form by sliding down smoothly when triggered and hide it when clicked again. We will be using simple jquery functions to enable a button to  show/hide all div sections that hold the comments box.

June 20, 2012

5 Things You Should Do Before Quitting Facebook

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Things to de before quitting Facebook
Facebook has been around for almost eight years now. Over those years, it has amassed more than 900 million users under its blue banner, which is a great achievement in itself, not to mention the impact it has had on people's life, especially teenagers. However, as a result of some developments, recent or otherwise, people have been trying to limit, or cut off Facebook altogether. Personally, I can think of many reasons why they'd want to do this. But in any case, if you're one of these people, then you might want to preserve some of your most important information before saying goodbye to Facebook. Even after quitting Facebook, you can still use some of the features it provides, so you wouldn't really feel left out.

June 19, 2012

What are Google Places for Business? How it connects Local Customers?

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Google Places

According to Google, 97% of the customers look for local businesses online. Another fact has it that 73% of online activity is related to local content. Since Google is the only search giant that boasts of a 66% share in the market, we can only assume the facts are true. But true or not, they must be based on some sound basis, which is good enough for me. Now this throws new light on how important online promotion can be for small local business.

Google helps such local businesses by providing them a way to reach out to their customers through Google Places. Previously, we talked about how Google Pages help promote businesses. Today, it's all about Google Places. Formerly known as Google Local Business, Google Places aims at drawing local business towards Google to promote their services, since Google is the search giant and most people search on Google. Hence, this is a great opportunity for business owners to promote their services n Google and attract more customers.

How to Create 404 error page in HostGator?

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404 error pageClient request error pages and also server error pages are two ways to control how a website responds to a request. Errors like 400 (bad request) 403 (Forbidden) and 404 (Not found) and several others help developers to provide better user friendly environment to help visitor to navigate the site better. In our tutorials we will now be also discussing Hostgator webhosting tips and guides  to help new web owner with general problems.

June 18, 2012

Create a Business Page in Google+ To Attract Customers [Tutorial]

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Google+ Brand Pages
We have already discussed how important Google+ can be for bloggers, webmasters, and other business people. At Google+, not only your own presence, but also that of your brand is important. Google+ has already gained 40 million active and registered users, which might not be much by Facebook's standards, but definitely a great by a fledgling social network such as Google+ itself. While most brands have a presence on Facebook, not all of them are as active, or even present on Google+. This gives you the perfect opportunity to bring out your brand on a whole new battlefield, and utilize the potential offered by the 40 million or so people. Hence, now would be a good time to start thinking about extending your brand to Google+ by creating a Google+ Business Page.

June 17, 2012

Breathe New Life Into Old Blog Posts To Increase Traffic

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Recycle your old posts

Are your old blog posts gathering dust in your archives? This is a very common problem with many bloggers. No matter how much effort you put into a post, it will eventually be pushed down into your archives by newer blog posts. And sometimes, if those posts don't show up in search engine results, they eventually get forgotten. So all your hard work goes to waste. If only you could reuse your old posts to get the most benefit out of them. Maybe you can not reuse them as such, but with adequate SEO and some other ways, you can blow new life into them. Here is what you can do with your old posts to bring them back to life.

Choosing between Partnership & Sole Ownership?

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partnership or ownershipSetting up a business is not an easy task. You had to consider a number of issues that need to be addressed else you will end up in a confused state of mind and a failed effort. It is not the hard work only that pays; you should be smart enough as well to enjoy a just reward of your hard work. Contentment is a good thing, but working 24/7 and getting a little is foolishness. We do not want our potential entrepreneurs to be foolish and for the same reason we have shared some important tips that can help you manage your skills. Today, we will not add up anything into your skill set rather we would discuss the type of business you should choose and will convince you why you should go with our recommendation.

June 16, 2012

Facebook Security Tips For Timeline [Video]

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Facebook Security Tips

Facebook enjoys the privilege of having over 900 million registered and active users. And with its current exponential growth, it is fast approaching the 1 billion mark, a milestone no social networking website has ever achieved. But with so many user accounts comes the problem of protecting the users' personal information. Facebook has been hacked time and again. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg's own profile was hacked last year and some of his personal pictures were leaked. Since then, Facebook has been strengthening its defenses.

June 15, 2012

YouTube SEO and Marketing - Things To Do after creating Video

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YouTube Video Marketing


In the previous part of this two-part series, we discussed some of the basic things you need to know about YouTube Video marketing. This is indeed a great strategy, especially since billions of videos are being watched every day. So if you do it right, you could channel a fraction of that viewership onto your own blog, and hence increase your traffic and subscribers. In this post, we will talk about somewhat more technical aspects, and also who you need to do with your videos once they are done.

Change URL For Email & other services in Google Apps

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imageNow when you have created a Gmail account for your website using Google apps for domains, its time to convert the complex web address into short, easy-to-remember web address. For example to access your Email account you need to type a long address such as:

June 14, 2012

Google Explains The Difference Between Google Plus, +1 Button & Search

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Google Plus

Google+ is the most recent player in the social networking field. When it first came, we reckoned it was just another attempt by Google to counter Facebook's increasing dominance, and that it will fail like other projects from Google in the past such as Google Buzz, Orkut etc. But now, it seems that it is obviously here to stay. Google+ is a lot more than just a social networking website. The +1 button isn't just another Like button, as you will see later in this post. Google+ is a site where you can show your interests, have connections, and build an identity. It's a friend of webmasters, who can achieve a lot more by using this simple social site. In a way, Google is trying to provide a coherent experience to the users by introducing all their products such as Google Search, GMail, Google News, etc. And Google+ could be the glue that holds everything together to provide an uninterrupted and 'seamless Google experience' to the users. In this post, we will talk about how important Google+ is, and why should you use the +1 button, and how it all helps webmasters.

June 13, 2012

YouTube HOT Traffic Strategies To Increase Blog Subscribers

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YouTube Traffic Strategies
YouTube is the most popular video sharing website on the web. Approximately, more than 2 billion videos are watched daily on YouTube. Such a large viewership means a huge potential. surprisingly though, all that potential seems somewhat unexplored by most of the bloggers out there. This is one gate that is waiting to be opened. And once you open it, you'll see how many opportunities you've been missing.
Getting views on your videos and increasing your subscribers' base is no big deal. You just need to have the right focus for the task. Starting is the hard part. But once the wheel starts moving, it'll require minimal effort at the right places to keep it in motion. Here are some best tips that will help you along the way. These tips will help increase subscriptions, and ultimately bring more traffic to your blog.

Google Short Links: Create Shortcuts To Web URLs!

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Google Short LinksWordpress users do surely know about Gocodes. Gocodes is a URL redirection/shortener plugin available only for wordpress users but now thanks to Google apps you don't even need such plugin and can easily shorten URLs using your very own domain. You can now easily hide and redirect your affiliate links in Blogger too using Google Short Links. You no more need URL shortening services like ow.ly, goo.gl, tinyurl, bit.ly, etc to create tiny web addresses for your links. You can now do it for free using your Google Apps account. This method let's you create easy to recall shortcut URLs to any web address on the internet. It will let you mask complex affiliate links and help you share them on your blog, twitter or Facebook more efficiently.

June 12, 2012

The Difference Between a Pro Blogger and a Celebrity

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Pro Blogger or Celebrity?
Becoming a pro blogger is a dream for many and more, yet so few actually make it. It isn't a matter of just having surplus time on your hands or having nothing else to do. People, who are non-bloggers, often think that bloggers are wasting time, or that they are nerds who "don't have a life", and spend way too much time on a computer and don't play games, etc. Well, a pro blogger is nothing like a nerd. Indeed, a pro blogger can be compared to a celebrity. For those of you who are new and don't know who a pro blogger is, let's first go into the definitions.

Create Free Email address Using Your Website Domain with Google Apps

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create Email with google appsOne of the very first things that any web owner likes to do after purchasing a domain is setting up a branded Email address ending with the domain name. Blogger users who purchase a domain often find it difficult to set the MX records in their webhosting account, thus they don't bother using a branded email address. If your website address is www.example.com then your branded email Id would look like yourname@example.com. You will be able to access it using the address mail.example.com. The best thing about todays' tutorial is that we wont be using inefficient webmail services like roundcube, squirrelmail or horde that you often find in your hostgator webmail clients. We will be using Gmail, which means you will manage all emails received at your website's email address straight in your very own custom Gmail account. You can also create up to 10 email addresses using your domain without paying a penny with Google Apps. You will stay safe, protected and most importantly served well.  Lets now create a Gmail account for your company's website or blog and connect it to your web host in easy steps.

June 11, 2012

The Pros and Cons of Direct Ads

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Pros and Cons of Direct Ads

In out last post, we discussed about what direct ads are, and how to find advertisers. Direct ads, or sponsored ads are ads that you put up directly when an advertiser contacts you, and not through, or with the help of an Advertising network. There are lots of advertisement options you can choose for your blog. But direct advertisements are one of the best. And in this post, we will discuss why. Getting a sponsored ad might be the best thing that ever happened to your blog. And you'll soon know why. I would just recommend that you read yesterday's post linked above as well to get a better idea of what we are talking about.

June 10, 2012

What are Direct Ads? How to Reach Direct Advertisers?

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Direct Advertisments
Sponsored or direct ads are one of the many forms of advertisements, and they are also one of the best methods of monetizing your blog / website. There are various advantages of direct advertising which will make you want to ditch your ad network and go for sponsorship instead. It might be appealing, but it isn't as simple as 'getting approved' or 'setting up ads'. There's a lot more to it, which we will discuss in this post, along with the advantages, and what it takes to get direct advertisers to your website, and to make more money.

"Touch Me" Sharing Widget For Blogs

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Touch Me Sharing WidgetThe rapid advancement and development of Social Media and growing interest of people in social networking sites has given birth to dozens of social sharing tools and services. Web masters are getting addicted to these tools because unlike organic traffic from search engines, web traffic from social channels have overtaken search traffic. Bloggers today depend largely on networks like Facebook, Google plus and twitter to drive traffic to their blogs. These tools are good only if they can attract a visitor to bookmark and share your content. From your website quality content till your blog design, every single bit counts in turning a visitor into a follower. To help you with your dream of increasing  fans and readers we bring you "Touch Me". Its named such due to its appealing look that forces a visitor to roll hover the cursor over the icons and hit follow! :) This gadget is neatly structured using buttons from popular services like Google Plus, Facebook, Twitter and RSS. We have coded it neatly using basic HTML and some spicy CSS styles.

Releasing Cheery Sharing Icons - Free!

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Cheery icons set

I had a habit of releasing freebies on special occasions two years ago but due to laziness I neglected its importance. In order to revive that lost habit we are releasing a free icon bundle entitled "Cheery" which is the nickname of  our funny university Chairperson =p. The bundle includes all major social networking icons like the latest Google Plus, Pinterest, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Technorati, Facebook, Twitter, RSS, DIGG  and most importantly an icon for MBT. This set thus includes a total of 10 Free well crafted icons in PNG Format. You can download the icons in original 300 X 300 pixels size. I have not resized them to standards like 16, 32, 48 and 128.

June 9, 2012

10 Alternatives to Fiverr : Make Up to $25 per Gig!

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top 10 fiverr alternatives to help you make more moneyFiverr originally started out as a new and very unique concept. There were only the big freelancing websites like Elance and Freelancer etc back then. So Fiverr brought a very refreshing change. Whether you are a proper freelancer or just a regular office-going guy, Fiverr gives you a chance to earn some quick bucks so you can cover up your extravagances. Fiverr is also a great place to get your freelancing career started. But the trouble is, Fiverr only allows you to earn $5 minus their commission per gig. For some people, this might not be enough. Luckily for them, many alternative websites to fiverr have emerged over the years. Fiverr was such a success that many others adopted the idea and came up with their own version of Fiverr. Most of these aren't very good, but some might just be better than Fiverr! So here, we will discuss about the top 10 alternatives to fiverr you must try.

Flipper Sharing Widget

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flipper sharing widget
Two years ago we released a simple sharing widget using the flapper Icon set. We made use of CSS sprites in order to make the roll over effect more quick and effective. Now when we have already taught most of you how to apply CSS3 transitions, its time to apply them in a different way. I just designed two additional flapper icons for Pinterest and Google Plus and now this new version has several benefits over the previous. The Icons rotate vertically and flips upon mouse hover. The time taken by the effect is so small that the user rarely notices image shift. We will be releasing some more social media icons in coming days with some unseen CSS3 effects to let you take the full bliss of animation without using jquery. Please see a demo first:

June 8, 2012

10 Best Websites to Find Jobs Worldwide

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10 websites to find jobs
Jobs these days are incredibly difficult to find. Perhaps that's why many people are now looking into making jobs for themselves; self-employment in other words. Indeed, you'd be lucky to even find a decent paying office job these days. And even luckier if you could get one in your home city near your own home. That's more or less a thing of the past now. And the reason for that is, competition has grown up, while the number of jobs hasn't. Also, there's a somewhat lack of efficiency in the process of finding a job. Not everyone gets a job they are best suited for.

The solution then, is a good platform that can connect all the relevant people. Fortunately, there are many, but here, we will talk about the best 10 such job websites worldwide. These websites will help you find a job, and make a better living, online or otherwise.

June 7, 2012

10 Best Websites You Must Join To Work From Home & Make Money

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10 best freelancing websites
So, do you ever want to do your office work from the luxury of your home? Or do you not like your boss? Or maybe, you're a boss, but you don't like your job because your subordinates don't like you? What if you could earn by working right from home? Appealing, isn't it? It can be done, however, and millions of people worldwide are doing it. So what does it take? Apparently, nothing much except for the right skill-set, a decent platform, online access, and the will to ignore someone who says "Where is your office located?"
 
Note: To Find Jobs in Middle East and find alternatives to fiverr please visit our second blog.

June 6, 2012

Add jQuery .slideToggle() effect in a Drop Down Menu

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jquery animationJquery is a beautiful library of JavaScript that has inflated a new life in web technology.  Websites today largely use jQuery to create gadgets and designs that were impossible in past. Unlike CSS3 and HTML5, jquery is supported by all major browsers including IE8+.  The functionality that we will learn today is called Jquery Slide Toggle effect. It enables you to control the speed elements which respond on mouse hover. If you move your mouse towards the drop down menu (at top) on this blog, you will observe that the column drops smoothly and slowly. It first slides down and then expands to its full width. We will use one simple function to introduce this animation in its simplest form. It is .slideToggle(). This animates the drop down list and produces a beautiful effect.

June 5, 2012

z-index: Send an HTML element to Back or bring to Front

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what is z-index propertyOne of the major problems people facing while designing HTML layouts using CSS is the overlapping issue. CSS positioning lets you position an HTML object anywhere you like. You can locate an object anywhere you like but it involves great care. By using the CSS positioning attributes like absolute, fixed or relative you often come across a problem where on object overlaps another or blocks the view of another section. In order to bring one div section on front or back of another you will need to use z-index property of CSS. Just like in Adobe Photoshop CS5, z-index lets you to send an element to back or bring it to front. In todays' tutorial we will aim at explaining this property briefly and with clarity.

June 2, 2012

Add CSS3 Transition effect To a Drop Down Menu

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CSS3 TRANSITION EASE-IN-OUTEver since The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) introduced CSS3 and HTML5, websites, content management systems and online web tools  took a whole new shape. Classic and traditional layouts created using tables no more exists and today we play with well developed style properties to better control the positioning of objects. In our previous post we learnt how to add a drop down menu list to a horizontal menu and in earlier posts you learnt in detail how to create menus but today we will play with the structure we created and will add cool ease-in-out effects. Ease-in-out effect is an interesting property that lets you control the display using a timer. This along with some other attributes made animation in CSS3 possible. With ease-in-out we can add soft mouse hover effect to the navigation menus. Whether you may be a Blogger user or Wordpress, todays' post will give a new look and easing touch to your menu.