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iShouvik Easy Adverts Plugin

iShouvik Easy Adverts Plugin for Elgg 1.9

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After quite a long time I decided to upgrade my Easy adverts plugin to the most recent stable release of Elgg. If you are unfamiliar with Elgg, it is an Open Source Content Management System based on Php-MySQL technology to create niche social networks and community sites. This is a free plugin for elgg 1.9 to put adverts on the sidebar and footer area. There is no mandatory branding of any sort by the author to maintain the usability of the plugin. However, since the objective of the development of this plugin is nothing but enhancing the usability of Elgg, any further improvement to this plugin is requested to be merged onto the GitHub¬†repository. Get plugin from GitHub Download from Elgg Repo iShouvik Easy Adverts Plugin Screenshots  

Freelance Workstation

5 Common Challenges for every Freelancer

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Before setting up a team, I worked as an individual freelancer for quite a long time developing web apps for clients. While I did enjoy the freedom of choosing my own projects and work hours — this had issues of its own especially during the early days of my freelance career. Here are the top five challenges that I personally faced while working alone out of my bedroom (or the room next to it). 1. Developing a personal brand Every single person who wishes to make his mark on the internet business has to build up his own brand. This also goes for the companies who offer services across web. Building a brand of my own has always been the key challenge of my business. And, contrary to regular belief, a brand doesn’t only mean getting likes and followers on social media; it essentially is the overall experience that you…

5 Points to be a Successful Web Consultant

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The technology and the overall game has changed a lot since I joined the community of independent consultants back when I was in my high school. Back then I lived in a small town called Serampore, West Bengal and to my classmates the idea of working on commercial projects as an individual was quit alien. Fortunately, over the years people’s view over the work culture changed and now that I have moved to Chennai, I see quite a lot of people prefer working as individual consultants to their regular 9 – 5 jobs. Even in my home town I see engineers providing online consultation to overseas clients and earning quite a lot. So, what does it actually take to get started or rather become one of those consistent and high paid developers in the crowd? Here are some of the experiences that I have gained so far. 1. Stop thinking…

Increase Productivity in Your Tech Life

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I think I am getting on to my blog after about one and a half months. While I did miss the interaction with my readers and the delightful feeling of the notification mails received on my inbox, I sincerely believe that I deserved this break. You know, sometimes for a better productivity you need to let go your imagination to run away with whatever path it chooses to. It makes you a more efficient professional after coming back. Now for IT professionals, first you land on your dream job. It’s a great feeling to go on a date on your own salary rather than the pocket-money from your father. Everything goes just great but then after a while things usually start taking the wrong turn. “Why I am not enthusiastic anymore the way I used to be on my own projects.”Sonny, those were your hobbies, this is your job. There…

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Open mail to first generation web-masters

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Last night I had a nice dinner with my family after a nice quality time talking and recollecting our old memories in the evening. I was feeling pretty light-hearted and on getting some private space, I started cherishing the memories of my first days of being a web-master. It was a great feeling. Although I wasn’t technically sound enough, the thirst of knowing ‘just how to do it’ not only taught me a lot of things in terms of coding but also, it taught me how to deal with stress of work and the feeling of seeing my work actually taking place in front of my eyes was something I will always fail to describe with my words.So today when I have had a small walk through the path of web-technology, I couldn’t help drafting this open mail to those who sneak out every night in front of the computer to…