Friday, February 27, 2015

Work Update - Christmas Dares Project Update

Work Period: Feb 26 & 27, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:40 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $33.66*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.70 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

  • Created all 50 Dares and 30 Truths cards in a MS word document and then converted into a pdf. Please have a review of Christmas Play Cards - Front.pdf

  • Also created the backside of the play cards and saved into a pdf format. Please have a review of Christmas Play Cards - back.pdf.
  • Although you mentioned in the documents to randomized truth or dare cards, but these instruction were placed way down to the document. Since I already have created all Dare cards, placement and adjustment of these cards require lot of time, So keep them as they are. Please let me know if you still want to change their position and I will do the required.
  • Please have a review of both files and let me know about your feedback.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Work Update - YouTube Video Creation Project - Francis Feedback

Work Period: Feb 24 & 25, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:20 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $32.55*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.58 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

YouTube Video Creation Project:
  • Researched a free software for editing existing videos.
  • Then edited the video you recorded about different time-tracking software. Cleaned it up and removed unwanted parts such as pauses and hmmmmss.
  • Please have a review of the folder High Priority/YouTube Video Project
  • With this tool we can add a lot of features into the videos such as annotations, slides, texts and more.
  • Since I am also new to this tool, therefore I am also not aware of many of the features.

Christmas Dare Page update:
  • Created a ebook-cover for the Christmas Dare cards and also created a playing card style packet cover.

  • I have also started to create Christmas dares play cards, please have a review of Dropbox\Christmas Dares Product\Dares Play Cards.docx

Other Administrative Support:
  • Worked on some of the tasks assigned through Zohoprojects.
  • Watched the videos that you have recorded in order to use and testZ ohoprojects, I am still working and learning it. Initially I found it a little complicated because when I select the "website collaboration" window it showed all the projects you have created whether they are assigned to me or not. Then I have navigate through Home >> My Projects and there I found all projects assigned to me.
  • On the other hand I was aware that you have created some bug projects and I also received email notifications about those, but I couldn't find it under the "My Bugs". I will have to browse these bugs from the email notification. 
  • Researched and replaced broken videos on the following pages.
  1. Leda and Serena Hilarious Dare Videos
  2. Cinnamon Challenge Stories and Videos
  • Also wrapped them within the responsive video html code.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Work Update - Website Administrative Support

Work Period: Feb 23rd, 2015
Hours Worked: 5:20 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $16.80*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.85 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

Ideal-helper Administrative Support:
  • Right hand column on the Interview Answers oDesk page was broken. It was place on the bottom of the content instead. I have struggled a lot to find out what was wrong on the page, but everything looked fine on the page.
  • Then after some more investigation I found the C2 invitation placed within the page had the broken code. I have now fixed the page and it looks fine.

Party Games Site Update:
  • Changed the width size of the Facebook comment widget.
  • I have also added the Facebook like buttons at the bottom of the content, but it initially it didn't look like ideal-helper.
  • Then I researched a solution within sitesell help topics and created a new Facebook button via Facebook developer and implemented the code on the party games site. Now it looks identical to Ideal-helper.
  • I have also fixed the footer once again and hopefully it will work fine now. Actually it looked different on the system pages, and when I updated those pages and fixed the footer over there, it got distorted for all other pages. Now I have created separate footers for system pages and other BB2 pages.

  • The picture on the recently published story "Me running around the neighbourhood naked" is not original. I have found its several occurrences over the web and therefore, I have removed it from the actual submission. However, I have not removed the "nofollow" "noindex" tag from the post.
  • Previously all callout boxes were built with HTML code. Now I have created the identical callout box via Site-designer. Now these can be built without any html coding info.

Other Administrative Support:
  • Watched many work update feedback videos, made all necessary changes and published them.
  • Watched some other videos from the high priority folder that were related to design changes. Most of the issues discussed in these videos have already been taken care of.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Work Update - Website and Transcription Support

Work Period: Feb 19 & 20, 2015
Hours Worked: 10:30 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $33.08*
                          (*Exclusive of $3.64 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium


Party Games Site Update:
  • Added list of links into the accordion box.
  • Watched other videos from the high priority folder, most of them were related to design changes implementation.
  • In another video, you asked me about comments from the C2 lost pages. All C2 comments are not uploaded and are saved within the folder "C2 Lost Pages"
  • In another video, you asked me to recheck and delete multiple clone pages that I have created for Adsense split-testing. I have rechecked all pages, but couldn't find any irrelevant clone pages. I think the confusion is due to "list of dares" pages. Since we have 3 versions of that page (i.e. dares-for-truth or dare.html, dares-for-truth or dare-1.html and dares-for-truth or dare-2.html). All three of them are original pages and each of them has one clone page that is being tested.
  • Also made all other changes you recorded in different high priority videos, so I guess that design implementation is 98% finished. Just need solution for comments stars without a border and FBI! thank you and comments pages which is being tested.
  • My experiment with the BB2 system pages hasn't worked out well. Earlier it worked out well with the old BB2 design, but I then changed them according to the new design template which didn't work out well.
  • Bottom Line: System pages now do not contain the new design template. However, they are reverted back to old BB2 design and are not broken. I have also fixed the right hand column for all site pages.
Ideal-Helper Administrative Support:
  • Replaced the old image with the real one from the page "Outsourcing to Philippines" as you advised in one of the high priority video.

Transcription Support:
  • Abi has transcribed all of her pending transcriptions, I have reviewed all of them and posted them accordingly.
  • Submitted transcribed comments under the following posts 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Work Update - Wedgie Page Design Update

Work Period: Feb 17 & 18, 2015
Hours Worked: 7:50 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $24.68*
                          (*Exclusive of $2.71 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

Wedgie Page Design Update:
  • Changed the light-box popup form design on the wedgies page.

  • Researched a lot but could not find a relevant wedgie stock photo or creative-commons image. Found a really nice image on flickr but unfortunately it has all rights reserved.
  • Also I have tried to change the design of the Thank-you page, but its still not working. I have switched back the "FBI Thank You Page (BB2)" template to old design, but all in vain. perhaps it would take some time to adapt changes.
  • Update: As mentioned above, that I have changed the "FBI Thank You Page (BB2)" template to old design and it has worked.
  • Just for the sake of testing it one more time, I have revert the thank-you page template back to the new design to see if it works after a day or two or not.
  • Removed the duplicate SBI! footer link from the party games site.

  • Also implemented accordion box on the right hand column. It was little tough to add an FBI form there. Adding Ezine form is very simple because it has already a Ezine dedicated block, but putting FBI1 form was very tough.
  • I have played a lot it in order to make it perfect and the current placement is the best.  I put the FBI! form block at the bottom of the accordion box because if it put it above it will affect the links block.
  • If you expand the last block (which contains the list of dare form), you will see that there is some light grey background color at the bottom, and this is something I am unable to fix. Therefore I did not put this on the top of the the table.
  • However, we can add as many blocks as we want.

Other Administrative Support:
  • Watched the recently recorded work update feedback video and published all reviewed work updates after making necessary changes.
  • C2 Adsense split test for the page "Dares over phone" has been complete and according to the test results original settings have performed better. Therefore, I have reverted the page back to original settings.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Work Update - Party Game Site Design Update

Work Period: Feb 16, 2015
Hours Worked: 5:30 @$3.50/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $17.33*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.91 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

Party Games Site Design Update:
  • Horizontal line style on party games site was not good, so I changed it so it looks nice.

  • Removed Google and Linked-in social icons from the header tray.

Wedgie Page Updage:
  • Center aligned FB like button on wedgies page.
  • Researched and inserted a CreativeCommons Image:
By Charliecharlie (Own work) [Public domain]
via Wikimedia Commons
  • Wrapped both videos with responsive design code. Also changed their size and position accordingly because previously their embedded size was too small.
  • Also wrapped the forms into new call-out box design.
  • Created a light-box signup form as you asked in the high priority video.
  • Made this pop-up light box visible only to desktop devices.
  • Changed the settings so that it appears once in fifteen days to a particular visitor.
  • Also fixed the thank you page image because the image you embedded into the the thank you page also contained the entire photo-stream of the member.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Work Update - Party Game Site Design Update

Work Period: Feb 10, 2015
Hours Worked: 5:40 @$2.22/hour
Money Paid to Me (Virtual Assistant): $17.85*
                          (*Exclusive of $1.96 charged by oDesk)
Overall Difficulty of Tasks: Medium

Party Games Site Design Update:
  • Finalized Design changes for party games website. I was using an online mobile emulator for split testing changes initially, but later I realized that it was different from the actual view which I had on my own mobile phone. 
  • Then I reworked on it and checked with different mobile phones (I actually reviewed the site with different mobile phones including Samsung note, HTC one, Samsung galaxy y, HTC One X). All is good except I found the nav-bar color was different on Samsung Galaxy Y. Apart from that the feel of the site is excellent on other devices. In fact I found it better than desktop version :-)
  • Unfortunately couldn't find a real iPhone to review the site design :-(

Adsense Split Test Update:
  • Created split tests for the following pages
  1. Dares for Truth or Dare from the party games site
  2. Spin the Bottle page from the party games site
  3. Truth or Dare Questions-1 page from the Party games site
  4. List of Dares page from the Party games site
  5. Adult Truth or Dare from the Party games site
  6. Dares for Truth from the party games site
  7. Craigslist Phone Verification page from Ideal-Helper
  8. Flea page from the PPG site
  9. House page from the PPG site
  10. Kitchen page from the PPG site
  11. Red-hat page from the PPG site
Additional Note: Today I forgot to log into oDesk Team application, therefore I added 1 and half hours of manual time.