Art & Design Competition in Maharashtra, India – ‘State Art’, Maharashtra State Art Competition by Directorate of Art Maharashtra State

This competition is famous with the name of ‘State Art’.

 
Competition Information & Admission Forms are issued in First Week of Month of November Every Year & Submission of Admission Form & Artwork for State Art are collected & submitted in next Month i.e Every 3rd or 4th Week of Month of December

 
Results are declared in January first or second week or so & Exhibition is scheduled for 7 days i.e Full Week in Months of February or March

 
Submission Requirements & Rules

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Adsense Optimisation Tips for gaining more revenue from your Adsense enabled website

As we all know Google Adsense is Google’s Advertising Agency Model for Website Designers & Developers & Webmaster’s’

 
Here are videos that I found on Adsense’s YouTube Channel that will help you to optimise more with Adsense & with your website or blog

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Securing WordPress Installation & Boosting WordPress Website Performance with Easy .htaccess Code Settings or hacks (Note: This are the setting – hacks that I deployed on my website too)

I am writing it down to help you secure your website & boost your WordPress website performance with this simple .htaccess hacks

 
Implement or copy pate this code in .htaccess in your root of WordPress installation to secure wp-include only files

# Block the include-only files.
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^wp-admin/includes/ - [F,L]
RewriteRule !^wp-includes/ - [S=3]
# RewriteRule ^wp-includes/[^/]+\.php$ - [F,L]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/js/tinymce/langs/.+\.php - [F,L]
RewriteRule ^wp-includes/theme-compat/ - [F,L]

 
Implement or copy pate this code in .htaccess in your root of WordPress installation to limit direct access to wp-comments-post to limit spamming

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How Odd Numbers are out & Even Numbers are in for Web Designer & Icon Designer or even for any designer

While I was designing Icon for my client I realise as it is true in website design as it is in Icon Design you can work in odd numbers,

 
When you have even numbers like 14px Square or 16px Square you can easily fit a round box inside it but in 15px Square Icon it’s really hard to manage…

 
Here is The example…

 
Odd Pixels with 15px by 15px

 
15pxicon

 
Even Numbers of Pixels:

 
10px by 10px, with 1px of rounded corners it fails to generate illusion of circular when viewed at actual size or at maximum size

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Income Tax India Announces National Mascot Design Contest 2012

‘Income Tax India’ Announced a competition for designing their own Mascot Design Contest 2012 for Artist & Designer’s residents of India. I read this story in local English News Paper & on web, Here is the report.

 
Their Info:

Income Tax Department invites all artists and designers, both professionals and amateurs, to develop a Mascot to be used in all advertising and communications of the Department. Make sure that the Mascot you develop captures the vision and values of the Income Tax Department and exhibits a definite brand recall value. The Mascot should be captivating and inspiring, particularly to the young and future taxpayers. Don’t miss this rare opportunity of exercising your creativity and bagging a cash reward of Rs. 1, 00,000/-.

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How Designer look at the Job Interviews

Here are list of things that one designer sees in company’s job profile before he even thinks to go for interview….

 

  1. Does Company Has Website?
  2. Does company website has right domain name & extension ethics applied to it?
  3. Does that website really use today’s web standards?
  4. Does company Logo really up to the mark?
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My Work experience – Working for self & Working for some other company

When you working for self, you are in comfort of your own bedroom or den, your personal AC & cooling system your own personal choice of computer, You just work, You can’t remember when you started the work when you want to stop, you have your personal choices & decisions & no Art Director over you to detect you about what to do & how to do….

 
But When you are working for some other company in their own environment is disturbing, pathetic, boring & some times you realize you have to run away from this place, you even can’t listen to you choice of songs vary loudly or casually they have their own rue of conduct etc….

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Updates about Online Social Networking Plugins Integration on Mandar Apte Website

 
I have removed all Social Network integration from my website as I found out that website was taking too much time to load & react to user’s interactions.

 
I have removed Shared button & Widgets of respective websites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus from my website as this share plugins & widgets were utilising more bandwidth of my server taking more pressure on server’s processor threads & even found out my self that every webpage was taking 3 or more seconds to load which I don’t permit to happen with my website. Continue reading “Updates about Online Social Networking Plugins Integration on Mandar Apte Website” »

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Social Networking Integration in WordPress Websites A Review

I integrated Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus & Flickr widgets inside my WordPress websites for good of online networking & integration,

 
But later found out that widget mainly like Facebook widgets are throwing 404 errors multiple times that my website & mainly users are suffering from it. Continue reading “Social Networking Integration in WordPress Websites A Review” »

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