Indusnet @ The Kolkata Book Fair 2009

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Indus Net Technologies has long been in this IT industry and has proven its worth as the biggest Web Design/Service company in Eastern India with various awards and recognitions, as per the latest (Rated #1 IT SME in India – 2008 by Dun & Bradstreet)

We have recently diversified our services into a new Venture of Training & E-Learning named as Indus Net Academy with a range of career courses to boost an aspirants skills and knowledge in the field of Web Design and Web Programming and developing Professional E-Learning CBT’s on wide range of Web Services concepts.

The professional E-Learning Team has developed quite a number of E-Learning CBT’s till date. For that we are going to participate in the 33rd Kolkata Book Fair, 2009 which is scheduled to start on 28th January, Wednesday at the Milan Mela grounds, opposite Science City targeting audiences who are interested in the field of Web Services and also people who are professionals and also students pursuing a career in this field. We have quite a number of titles to fill the racks and prove a mark among all so that Indus Net continue its journey of success.

I would like to mention the titles which we have developed with a great deal of dedication and professionalism so that these CBT’s match the international standard and can surely benefit people of the concerned field.

1. 101 Photoshop Effects (3 CD pack)
– which is a wonderful exhibition of 101 mind blowing photoshop effects.

2. Photoshop Tutor
– helping to learn Photoshop in an interactive classroom environment.

3. 101 Web Design Inspirations
– containing some of the world’s best website designs to inspire your creativity.

4. 101 Print Design Inspirations
– with a collection of best print design samples for inspiration.

5. Dreamweaver Tutor
– is a quick start to the world of Web Page designing.

6. HTML & CSS Tutor
– helping to learn HTML & CSS in an interactive classroom environment.

7. Best Flash Applications
– is a wonderful exhibition  of world’s best flash applications.

8. Micorsoft Office Word 2007 Tutor
– helping to make start to the most popular word processing software.

9. Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Tutor
– which is a quick start to the most popular spreadsheet application.

10. Microsoft Office Powerpoint 2007 Tutor
– which will also be making easy working with the most popular presentation software.

11. Google Guide
– which contains valuable tips and tricks for smart searching.

12. Career Launcher
– which contains soft skills and tips for making a successful job interview.

All these CBT’s are packed with key features such as giving a Personal Classrooom environment, throroughly researched and developed by expert professionals working in the industry, interactive multimedia tutorials, a complete glossary and an interactive Quiz with Questions and answers.

I wish Indus Net will be able to prove its capability again in this field and emerge out a winner with all the love and support of professionals, students, aspirants, and everyone……..making this Book Fair a sure success and help us to develop more such valuable titles in days to come.

Travel destinations – Mysore & Ooty

int_blog_academy,  Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I’m back from my vacation for a week long travel to South India. The places of visit were the Modern IT hub of India – Bangalore, the Historical city of Mysore and a very popular Hill station amidst the Queen of Hills, The Nilgiris – Ooty. It was a very needed break for me after a year long hard work, to freshen up my veins and the Grey matter rejuvenated.

I would like to share some of the attractions in those places which I think are worth mentioning. The famous Mysore Palace (built by the Wodeyar kingdom) which is a massive piece of Architecture depicting the ancient historical richness which our country possessed. Its also known as the Cultural Capital of Karnataka. I am providing some of the pictures of the Mighty palace which I have taken with my Canon S5is. (Photography is prohibited inside the palace interiors, these pictures are taken from the outer compound )

The same palace illuminated by lights in the evening.

Indus Net employees trek to Sandakhpu

int_blog_academy,  Thursday, January 8th, 2009

This New Year for the first time a group of 7 employees from Indus Net Technologies trekked to the cold and shivering hills of Sandakhpu scaling a height of 12000ft. Its a new initiative from the management to provide adventure and interest among the employees for extra curricular activities and recreation.

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Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

int_blog_academy,  Thursday, January 8th, 2009


Top Tip for Going Green at Work

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

More Work, Less Energy

For many people, a computer is the central tool at work. Optimizing the energy settings for computers and other devices can be more than a modest energy saver. Set computers to energy-saving settings and make sure to shut them down when you leave for the day (“standby” settings will continue to draw power even when not in use). By plugging hardware into a power strip with an on/off switch (or a smart power strip), the whole desktop setup can be turned off at once (make sure to power down inkjet printers before killing the power—they need to seal their cartridges). Printers, scanners, and other peripherals that are only used occasionally can be unplugged until they’re needed. And of course, turn off lights in spaces that are unoccupied.

Know about 3G

int_blog_academy,  Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

3G stands for the third generation of wireless communication technology. It refers to pending improvements in wireless data and voice communications through any of a variety of proposed standards. The immediate goal is to raise transmission speeds from 9.5K to 2M bit/sec. 3G networks enable network operators to offer users a wider range of more advanced services while achieving greater network capacity through improved spectral efficiency. The recent IPhone has also been fully equipped with the 3G technology.

3G Wireless Combines a mobile phone, laptop PC and TV
Features includes:
– Phone calls/fax
– Global roaming
– Send/receive large email messages
– High-speed Web
– Navigation/maps
– Videoconferencing
– TV streaming
– Electronic agenda meeting reminder.

The first pre-commercial 3G network was launched by NTT DoCoMo in Japan branded FOMA, in May 2001 and the first commercial United States 3G network was by Monet Mobile Networks, on CDMA2000 1x EV-DO technology, but this network provider later shut down operations. The second 3G network operator in the USA was Verizon Wireless in October 2003 also on CDMA2000 1x EV-DO, and this network has grown strongly since then.

How To Be Creative

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

We want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever. Here are some tips that have worked for many successful people over the years. Creativity cannot be injected, but it can surely be achieved to a greater extent if we can follow these simple steps as extracted from Hugh MacLeod .

1. Ignore everybody.

2. The idea doesn’t have to be big. It just has to be yours.

3. Put the hours in.

4. You are responsible for your own experience.

5. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.

6. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.

7. Don’t try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.

8. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.

9. Never compare your inside with somebody else’s outside.

10. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.

11. The world is changing.

12. Merit can be bought. Passion can’t.

13. Selling out is harder than it looks.

14. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.

15. Worrying about “Commercial vs. Artistic” is a complete waste of time.

16. Don’t worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.

17. The best way to get approval is not to need it.

18. Power is never given. Power is taken.

19. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.

20. Allow your work to age with you.

21. Start blogging.

22. When your dreams become reality, they are no longer your dreams.

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An important typography tweak we should remember

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Hanging punctuation is an area of typographic design which has suffered at the hands of lot of web designers. It’s a term which refers to glyph positioning to create the illusion of a uniform edge of text.

It’s most commonly used for pull-quotes, but I feel the most neglected is that of bulleted lists. I have tried to put on the differences.

Examples of Hanging Punctuation

Lists — Without Hanging bullets

Left body of type is pretty much destroyed, aesthetically, when punctuation isn’t hung. The eye looks for straight lines everywhere, when type is indented in this way, it destroys the flow of text.

With Hanging bullets

With hanging punctuation the flow of text on the left hand side is uninterrupted. The bullets, glyphs or numbers sit in the gutter to highlight the list. This representation of a list is more sophisticated visually and more legible.

Pull-quotes — Without Hanging Punctuation

Nothing is more irritating than badly typeset quotes. The interruption to flow is considerable and the overall effect is pretty unsightly

With Hanging Punctuation

Quotation marks should be ‘hung’ – See diagram above. In this example the quotation marks are hung either side of the quote. Once again this allows uninterrupted reading for the audience.

The CSS XML / RSS Button

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

You can make one of those orange XML or RSS buttons or icons without using an image with CSS. Here’s how:

CSS:

.feed {
border:1px solid;border-color:#FC9 #630 #330 #F96;padding:0 3px;font:bold 10px
verdana,sans-serif;color:#FFF;background:#F60;text-decoration:none;margin:4px;
}

HTML:

<a href="/rss/" class="feed">FEED</a>

Example:

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Graphics & Font Inspirations

int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

2 new inspirational resources for Designers in the form of Graphics and Font styles.

Vektorika

This mag is predominately a showcase for vector artists. So there is plenty of eye candy and lot’s of fun work on display. There are also thoughtful and mature artists presented in the magazine as well. You’ll see extremely personal work, commercial work, and work that spans multiple genres. Each artist gets a full page and a link. So, if you really like a particular artists work you can learn more about them.

Font Magazine

This magazine promotes fonts, it also provides inspiration and commentary on design and visual communication. This magazine brings us interesting articles from a global perspective. It focuses on design that makes a difference in various places around the world in order to broaden our perspective on design.