Project management is a carefully planned and organized effort to accomplish a successful project. A project is a one-time effort that produces a specific result.
This infographic compares the most important project management software applications and guides you through your decision making process.
See how they perform in terms of size, popularity, social media presence, mobility, ease of integration and trust factor.
Almost three years ago, I was sitting with my friends to discuss the idea of a new website to feature and promote free and open source resources for web designers and developers. We came up with this website which currently features more than 1500 open source resources.
It has always been very rewarding to see people finding and getting benefit of open source resources every day. And we are hopeful that this website would expand even further and contribute to the development and promotion of open source. We are also thankful to our friends, fans and contributors for helping us grow from a small website to the size that we have achieved.
As a recognition of our efforts, Greepit has been nominated as Best Technology Blog for Pakistan Blog Awards. We would like to request you to vote for us here (No login / signup required, visit and rate).
Users can cast vote by rating stars as shown in the screenshot above. Show your love by good ratings and some nice comments.
Today on September 23, 2011, as we are observing International Freelancers Day, Greepit! is sharing a few useful ideas for freelancers and solo professionals.
The inspiration for this pose came from observation that most of the freelancers (very talented and creative) tend to work as ‘invisible professionals’ who deliver a lot of superb work but forget to establish their own identity. Ideas shared in this post are for all those modest freelancers to help them grow professionally and established their identity as visionaries, entrepreneurs and creative individuals; not just as ghost developers.
We just had a round trip of the World Wide Web and brought back some useful pointers for you.
Future of Web Design
First thing first, the much awaited Future of Web Design Conference 2011 is going to commence on May 16th. This is going to be an eventful conference with three days of workshops and technical sessions on HTML5, CCS3, web design, creativity and a lot of exciting ideas for designers, developers, startups and entrepreneurs. You would also get a chance to talk to gurus like Jeffrey Veen, the founder of Typekit, Aarron Walter, the user experience lead of MailChimp and many others. If you are in London, register today to confirm your booking.
How do you advertise yourself as solo designer, small business or a freelance developer?
If you are relying on traditional methods like word of mouth, social networking, emails etc., simple mathematics will tell you that you are converting only a fraction of your audience into your customers. (Just compare your facebook fans or Twitter followers with the number of new customers).
Fortunately, there are a number of ways small businesses or solo professionals can advertise their products or services without having to hit their pockets – take the example of Quick Response (QR) Codes. Initially used in automobile manufacturing, QR codes are gaining popularity as an effective medium for advertisement and brand promotion.
Marketing yourself with QR codes is easy, quick and simple. All you have to do is create a free QR code and place it at all interesting places – elevators, bus stops, conferences, business cards, blogs, websites, avatars, display picture etc. Your audience would need a smart phone with a tiny QR reader application to read your message and trace back to your website.
To put it simple, Google +1 button is a new dimension of social bookmarking. It adds your favorite websites, recipes, videos to your profile (something like Stumbleupon and other bookmarking services). It aggregates popularity of products, services, website etc. (something like Facebook ‘Like’ button).
Google +1 service gathers all this data (popularity, favorites/likes) to recommend useful and related links to website visitors. For instance, you are searching for a Chinese recipe on Google and get top rated Chinese recipes recommended by people in your network in search results. Take another example, you are browsing through an online furniture store and see links to useful products and related online stores recommended by people via Google +1 service.
Quite good for Web surfers but what is in it for website owners and bloggers?
With Google +1 service enabled on your website, visitors can trust your products/services because they are recommended by people; this could give a serious boost to your sales. Visitors can also get useful and quality links; the result is a better online experience and more visitors coming back to your websites.
Interesting? Try it yourself and leave your comments here about your experience with Google +1.
PHP Utility Framework (PUF) is a comprehensive collection of popular and useful PHP utility functions that are commonly used in web applications.
Written in PHP 5, PHP Utility Framework (PUF) aims to become the “go to” framework for all of those functions that you commonly use in apps but can never find because you’ve forgotten to add it to your snippet collection.
Greepit is going to celebrate its 2nd birthday!
This is the time when season is changing in our part of the world. The scorching summer sun is now spreading its kind warmth over soothing breeze of autumn, leaves are changing their hues, and roses and anemones are going to bloom all around – what a perfect time for a bountiful party.
This year Greepit is inviting its fans to an eventful gala. While the birthday approaches, Greepit team is working hard to prepare a lot of goodies and giveaways for you. Intrigued?
Here are a few highlights:
- Huge collection of free and unique icons sets that you won’t find anywhere else
- Free, useful, handy original and highly customizable scripts and tools
- Free reviews of your website, logo, portfolio, blog, graphic work etc.; selected works would be featured on Greepit and its partner sites
- Free reviews of your documents (user manuals, brochures etc.) by professional technical writers; qualified entries would be eligible for FREE re-write
- Free reviews/re-write of your resume, personal profile or artist statement by a team of professional writers
- Free jQuery based Admin Template
- And many Giveaways and Freebies!
While we are preparing these FREE goodies for you, take a sneak preview of the whole new design of Greepit http://www.greepit.com/v2.
Blogger was started by a tiny company in San Francisco called Pyra Labs in August of 1999. Google purchased Blogger in 2002 and it is focusing on helping people have their own voice on the web and organizing the world’s information from the personal perspective.
Blogs can be used for many things like updating your friends and family about your life, giving your own advice column, discussing your political views, or relating your experience in a topic of interest.
Its very easy to setup a Blogger account:
1- Create an account
2- Name your blog
3- Choose a template
There are many templates offered by Blogger and many other companies / individuals / bloggers are offering free and premium blogger templates. Today, Greepit is sharing a list of sites that offers Professional Blogger Templates for free.
HTML5 demos include:
- Interactive Implementation of Web Typography
- Horizontal / Vertical Web Image Gallery
- Photo Transitions
- HTML5 Audio implementation
- 360 Product Views
- Sticky Notes
- Offline Calendar
Apple also hosted a Dev center for developers to learn how to create such effects and an excellent library of source codes that you can build, modify, and execute to explore how to accomplish specific tasks with Apple technologies.