Thursday, September 26, 2013

Work Update - Conversion of Website to a 2 Column Layout with a Horizontal Bar

Overview
Work Period: Sep 26, 2013
Hours Worked: 06:40 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $13.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.47 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium










  • Transcribed and posted the “Under Construction” bloglet before the conversion. Also researched a photo for it. Since I am out of stock photo credits, therefore used a creative commons image.
  • Created full backup of the site before converting it to a 2-column layout. Please review Dropbox
  • Moved all right hand column items to the left hand column on a SW dot, then minimized it.
  • Converted Ideal-helper to a 2 column layout.
  • Also set up horizontal navigation bar. Please have a review.

  • Thanks for providing quick feedback on the conversion task, I have made the following changes after watching the feedback video:
    • I have created a callout out box using Grid function for Meet virtual assistant part, but did not use it because it was not looking good. There was a lot of extra space between text and images which I couldn't eliminate. Similarly can’t change the anchor text link color.
    • Added a border around the content column.
    • Fixed Homepage call-out box text
    • Changed images corners to round via Site designer
    • Added Custom CSS code for blog design.
  • I used blue header because if we use the images from your vacation, then there would be a lot of blue background color (sea color), So keeping in view those images, I opted this header image. 
  • Otherwise, If we don’t use any picture from your vacation, then I will create a new header image with white background. 
  • Also lighten the color of call-out box and made it identical to bloglet callout boxes. Made this change because there were many issues with a dark colored box e.g. we cannot use any color other than black, can’t change anchor text color, bullet list color is set to black and we can’ even change them manually. 
  • Haven’t changed the color of Horizontal Nav-bar identical to callout box because at the moment it suits with the header color. In future if we switch to another header image then I will change the header color as well.
  • Checked top 5 traffic pages and fixed any formatting issues. There are some issues so I suggest to check more pages based on the traffic priority of the pages.

Party Games Website Update: 
  • Distributed more pages via Rss.
  • Here is recently published drinking story:
    • The dirtiest ever truth or dare story

List Mailing Project Update: 
  • Sent more email messages via different list mailers