9 issues Toogit has resolved for freelancers



9 issues Toogit has resolved for freelancers

Most people nowadays starting freelancing in their respective skills. The biggest advantage of freelancing is, you learn how to handle a project single handedly from scratch. It takes your skills to next level where you become an expert in your domain. Biggest motivation is quick money you can earn in freelancing by working on your own terms and conditions. It gives equal opportunities to everyone, you might be a college student or a passion driven professional or any individual, freelancing gives you exactly what you are looking for. Besides huge earnings, you get a good network, marketing skills, reputation, trustworthy contacts, product placement and everything you can imagine. So how do we start? When I started, I did not have my own network to get projects offline, so I had to be dependent on freelance websites. I searched for top rated sites, made profiles on each one of them and started browsing and bidding on projects. In initial days I was worried because I wasn’t getting any project even after trying my best. Then I started reading articles and blogs and editing my profiles on each site which eventually wasted more and more time without any success. Needless to say, 95% of blogs, articles and forums are purely for marketing and I wasted almost 3 months by following them.

What you need? Every freelancing platform has its pros and cons; you need to figure out which platform is best for you that gives maximum work in minimum time. These are the issues with all active freelancing websites and have been resolved by Toogit

  1. Ease of use: Most top rated sites are very complicated in functionality; signing up process itself is lengthy and confusing. Even if you successfully find your kind of projects, now you will realize how hard it is to make a complete bid\apply. You would eventually end up making an incomplete or partial proposal which attracts no one. Toogit has implemented ease of use in every single page.
  2. Commission: You would definitely want to maximize your earnings and minimize the commission you pay to the website. Most of them charge around 15-25%, few of them charge 10-20% and very few takes less than 10%. Toogit offers all its services at 8% commission and willing to make it commission free in future.
  3. Competition: No need to say there are millions of freelancers and a huge competition on famous sites. You would want to find a place with less competition. There is a classic approach of business, in a market oldest shops runs the most. With Toogit, you would grow as Toogit grows.
  4. Spam projects: Most important point. Freelancing sites are full of spam projects. At least 70% projects are fake on big freelancing platforms. Toogit is a site that has taken specific steps to eliminate spam projects. It does make sense that the number of the projects will be very less on a site which does not allow spam projects.
  5. Project Management tools: All successful freelancers use good project management tools which are premium and paid tools. Initially you would not want to waste your money on these tools so the site you are looking for, must provide a good project management tool to effectively plan and deliver the project. You get awesome project management tool on Toogit which is the only one of its kind.
  6. Currency conversion: Freelancing lets you to earn big in different currencies. Now the pain is to convert these currencies in your home currency. You might end up paying around 10-12% in currency conversion. Why don’t you let the site bear this charge? Toogit will pay you in your home currency without any extra charge.
  7. Import your hard earned ratings: You cannot depend on any one site. When you have earned good ratings on site X and you start looking work on other site Y it is a whole new journey altogether. All the hard work and efforts you made on X are zero on Y. What if Y offers to import your reputation from X? It is the biggest dream of a freelancer. This concept is newest in market and it will change the direction of freelancing in near future. So try importing your profile and reputation on Toogit.
  8. Switch you profiles: Top rated freelancers get a huge workload and to reduce the workload they outsource some pieces of their work to other freelancers. Now, to outsource your work you have to be able to log in as an employer. Most sites don’t let you create more than one account so it is hard to outsource your work when you already have account as a freelancer. Toogit lets you to play both roles with a single account.
  9. Customer Service: Nothing is better than a good customer service. Toogit’s customer service is the best in the market.
Dushyant Tyagi

Dushyant is a seasoned freelance writer, developer and start-up enthusiast. Apart from front and backend development, his passion for writing makes him an expert in blogging, content writing and generating quality web traffic.

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Now a days, the popularity of scientific computing environments such as IDL, Maple, Mathematica, Matlab and R has increased considerably. Engineer simply feel more productive in such environments. One reason is the simple and clean syntax of command languages in these environments. Another factor is tight integration of simulation and visualization in Maple, R and similar environments you can quickly and conveniently visualize what you just have computed. One problem with the mentioned environments is that they do not work, at least not in an easy way, with other types of numerical software and visualization systems. Many of the environment specific programming languages are also quite simple or primitive. At this point scripting in Python comes in.

 

Python offers the clean and simple syntax of the popular scientific computing environments, the language is very powerful, and there are lots of tools for simulation, visualization, and data analysis programs. Python allows you to build your own Matlab like scientific computing environment, tailored to your specific needs and based on your favorite high performance FORTRAN, C, or C++ codes.

 

Scientific Computing Is More Than Number Crunching: Many computational scientists work with their own numerical software development and realize that much of the work is not only writing computationally intensive number-crunching loops. Very often programming is about shuffling data in and out of different tools, converting one data format to another, extracting numerical data from a text, and administering numerical experiments involving a large number of data files and directories. Such tasks are much faster to accomplish in a language like Python than in FORTRAN, C, C++, and C#.

 

Scripting is particularly attractive for building demos related to teaching or project presentations. Such demos benefit greatly from a GUI, which offers input data specification, calls up a simulation code, and visualizes the results. The simple and intuitive syntax of Python encourages users to modify and extend demos on their own, even if you are newcomers to Python.

 

Python has some clear advantageous over Matlab and similar environments:

  • The Python programming language is more powerful.
  • The Python environment is completely open and made for integration with external tools.
  • A complete toolbox/module with lots of functions and classes can be contained in a single file.
  • Transferring functions as arguments to functions is simpler.
  • Nested, heterogeneous data structures are simple to construct and use.
  • Object-oriented programming is more convenient.
  • Interfacing C, C++, and FORTRAN code is better supported and therefore simpler.
  • Scalar functions work with array arguments to a larger extent (without modifications of arithmetic operators).
  • The source is free and runs on more platforms.

 

How to run Python script

One of the most important skills you need to build as a Python developer is to be able to run Python scripts and code. This is going to be the only way for you to know if your code works as you planned. It’s even the only way of knowing if your code works at all!

 

A Python script is a reusable set of code which is essentially a Python program or a sequence of Python instructions contained in a file. You can run the program by specifying the name of the script file to the interpreter. 

 

This step-by-step will guide you through a series of ways to run Python scripts, depending on your environment, platform, needs, and skills as a programmer. When you try to run Python scripts, a multi-step process begins. 

 

  1. Run Python Scripts Using the Command-Line: A Python interactive session will allow you to write a lot of lines of code, but once you close the session, you lose everything you’ve written. That’s why the usual way of writing Python programs is by using plain text files. By convention, those files will use the .py extension. Open a command-line and type in the word ‘python’ followed by the path to script file and press enter. You’ll see output on your screen.
  2. Run Python Scripts Interactively: It is also possible to run Python scripts and modules from an interactive session. This option offers you a variety of possibilities.
    • Taking advantage of import
    • Use importlib and imp
    • Use runpy.run_module()
    • Hacking exec()
    • Use execfile()
  3. Run Python Scripts from an IDE or a Text Editor: IDE offer the possibility of running your scripts from inside the environment itself. It is common for them to include a Run or Build command, which is usually available from the tool bar or from the main menu.
  4. Run Python Scripts From a File Manager: Running a script by double-clicking on its icon in a file manager is another possible way to run your Python scripts. This option may not be widely used in the development stage, but it may be used when you release your code for production.

 

After you play around with Python on your own or in an online tutorial, I highly recommend to you to write small scripts to strengthen your knowledge. To stay motivated, choose a program that is in some way useful to you, so you can gain insight while figuring out Python. Below are a few ways you can begin to build your expert level in Python script:

 

  • Python Documentation
  • Google and stackoverflow
  • Ask an experience person

 

First, create a very basic version end-to-end. It is much less frustrating than trying to build a super-duper version from scratch. A big plus is that you will have something you can use very fast. Then iterate and add more complex functionality one by one.

 

Second, decompose large problems to smaller ones by introducing functions. Small, cohesive functions are easy to understand, test and debug.

 

Last, but probably the most important thing to keep in mind, is practice makes perfect. Start small, be patient and practice. Happy coding!

Something about Website Design

Every satisfied customer on every website starts in the hands of a experienced web designer. This professional has the ability to capture the client’s vision, bring the design elements to life, and ultimately create a website that appeals to consumers. This is not easy task since it involves both creative and technical abilities, so a top web designer is experienced in many different disciplines. 

Likewise, an in-demand website designer will also have insights into the business and marketing worlds to understand how a website can meet a client’s needs, convey their brand, and help embrace new customers online. This knowledge is used to maximize things like lead generation and overall engagement levels.

 

Web Design vs. Web Development In A Nutshell

In essence, web design refers to both the aesthetic portion of the website and it’s usability. Web designers use various design programs such as Adobe Photoshop to create the layout and other visual elements of the website. Web Developers on the other hand, take a website design and actually make a functioning website from it. Web developers use HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP and other programming languages to bring to life the design files. 

 

Web Design – A Closer Look

Web designers must always begin by considering a client’s website objectives and then move on to an Information Architecture (IA) to set a website’s information hierarchy and help guide the design process. Next, web designers can start creating wireframes and finally move to the design stage. Web designers may use several basic design principles to achieve an aesthetically pleasing layout which also offers excellent user experience.

 

The Perfect Job Description to Find & Hire a Web Designer

 

Design Principles

Balance – It’s important for web designers to create a balanced layout. In web design we refer to heavy (large and dark colors) and light (small and lighter colors) elements. Using the correct proportion of each is critical to achieving a balanced website design.

 

Contrast– In color theory, contrasting colors are ones placed opposite one another on the color wheel (see also complementary colors). Web design offers a few other areas where contrast is applicable. Designers look at contrasting sizes, textures and shapes to define and draw attention to certain sections of the website.

 

Emphasis– We touched on this a bit when discussing contrast. Emphasis is a design principles founded in the intentional “highlighting” of certain important elements of the website layout. It’s important to note that if you emphasize everything on the page you end up emphasizing nothing. Imagine a page in a book where 80% of the content is highlighted in yellow…does anything really stand out? This is the time to take a look at that Information Architecture for direction.

 

Consistency – Also called repetition or rhythm, consistency is a critical web design principle. For example, clean and consistent navigation provides the best user experience for your website visitors.

 

Unity – Unity is the relationship between the various parts of the website layout and the composition as a whole. Based in the Gestalt theory, unity deals with how the human brain visually organizes information by grouping elements into categories.

 

 

Web Development – A Closer Look

Web developers, sometimes called programmers, take the design created and build a fully functioning website. To put it (very) simply, think of the design as a non-interactive “picture” of a website. Developers take that design and break it up into it’s components. They then either use just HTML or a more dynamic approach incorporating programming languages such as PHP to develop the various website pages. More advanced web developers may choose to utilize a Content Management System (CMS) like WordPress or Joomla in order to streamline development and allow clients an easy way to maintain and update their website.

Web developers may convert a static layout into a dynamic website by using image and content sliders, active states for links and buttons, and other interactive elements.

 

Defining your project and writing a perfect job description

It pays to do a little bit of homework before hiring a web designer since it can have a drastic effect on the overall price and the quality received. For example, a simple website without any large customizations can be launched with a pre-made theme at a minimal cost. This may not be suitable for websites anticipating lots of custom layouts and/or extensive traffic, so it’s good to know up front what type of designer will be required or if you’ll also need a developer.

 

Web Design Job Post Template

Take a look at an example web design project description. Keep in mind that many people use the term “job description,” but a full job description is only needed for employees. When attracting a freelancer as an independent contractor, you typically just need a requirement of work, job post, or any other document that describes the work to be done.

<Project Title>

Project Overview

ABC Company is looking for a web designer to create a custom theme for our e-commerce store. This project will be to create a responsive, mobile-friendly design.

Deliverables include:

Mock-ups for each page of e-commerce site (approximately 20 pages)

Custom navigation and HTML elements

Graphics integrated into two homepage carousels (12 images total)

Setup of online shopping basket

 

Deadline for deliverables:

All tasks must be completed by <date>.

 

This project requires the following skills:

Expertise working with <design software>, <mobile/responsive framework>, <Adobe Photoshop>, or <CMS template builder>

E-commerce experience is a plus

Understands responsive design

 

The work will also require a great view for detail and preliminary retail experience, preferably in the electronics/automation industry. We would like to begin this project no later than <date>, so we plan on hiring a candidate by the end of the week.

 

Analyzing Web Designer Profiles & Portfolios and Hiring Freelancer

After posting a detailed, well-thought-out project description that defines what you’ll need from your web designer, it’s time to start analyzing proposals. How do you select the top talented designer for your project?

 

Experience, Smartness & Work

When it comes to finding the top talented web designer, start by reviewing for portfolio samples that match your requirement. Be sure to ask freelancers about their experience with other facets of design as well, and consider the overall goal for the website being built. 

Finally, it’s important to verify that a web designer understands the brand in question and its overall goals online. A qualified professional will be able to give a list of any expected obstacles, plus estimate the amount of time the project will take and the total cost. Since complex website projects could require months to complete, a good working relationship is essential.

With the right freelance web designer, you can end up with a finished product that brings your vision to life. Just take the time to create a detailed project description, review each freelancer’s proposal and portfolio, and ask them a few web design interview questions to determine if they’re the right fit for the project.

Whenever there is a discussion regarding storing information on a 3rd party's database system, questions on security follow. Entrusting another company to stage your valuable information safe is a massive step. Once that information is in your control, you are aware of the protection measures in place to keep it safe.

 

Google assures users that it keeps all information safe and personal unless the user chooses to share files with others. As a part of its security measures, Google does not discuss its approach to security very well. Since users should have a Google account to access Google Docs, and since all accounts need passwords, we all know that at least one stage in Google's security plan depends on password protection.

 

Google Docs is the free data processing software that comes with a Google account. It’s designed to be easy to use. It can be used to create documents with rich formatting, images, and tables and features like footnotes, headers and footers, and page numbering. You can create your documents more engaging with pictures, drawing objects, and tables in Google docs.

 

Why Google Docs is the best way to create blog

If you're a professional blogger, all that you write must obviously be a result of your thorough research and will basically involve hard work. Whether it's Blogspot or WordPress, text editors of each of those blogging platforms are up to notch. Each text editors not only automatically save the post you are writing but also provide sufficient resources for content data formatting that helps you present well your content. Google Docs offers you the easiest and simplest way to format your content, provide blog templates, share it with collaborators, and even upload immediately to whichever CMS you use.

 

Integrate google keeps with google docs

Google Keep has officially been labelled as a part of the Google Suite of tools. It’s currently very easy to keep notes for a document you're working on. Along with the Explore feature, Google Docs has become a seriously impressive tool for business, education, and just about the other purpose that requires note keeping as you write. Google docs provide a tool to integrate google keep notes into document.

 

Migrate google docs to Microsoft word

Google Docs are in a web format, we can’t simply import them into Word! To open Google Docs in Microsoft Word, we need to need to convert Google Docs to Word’s DOCX format, then transfer it afterward. You can easily perform this conversion from Google Docs.

 

Google Docs has been around for a little while now. Businesses are adopting the tool as the way to extend efficiency and usability of information. I have yet to work for a business that actively uses Google Docs on a day to day, however I will definitely see the benefits of google docs.

  1. Accessibility: With Google Docs, staff can access the information 24/7 where they have an internet connection. This kind of flexibility is very useful, particularly for workers who are typically travelling and working from mobile devices.
  2. Version Control: Collaboration have a lot of importance within the workplace. Being able to not only access information from anyplace, but to be able to control the version of any document your staff are working on is a huge asset to your company. Google Docs permits you to add and take away collaborators. You can control exactly who can make changes to the document. In addition, multiple users can access and edit the same document at the same time.
  3. Easy to Learn: Google Docs is very straightforward and easy to pick up. If you have any experience with a word processor or programs such as Word, Excel, etc.
  4. Import/Export Flexibility: Google Docs imports and exports most file types, giving you the flexibility, you need when sending and receiving files from colleagues.

 

Hire Google Docs experts on Toogit.

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