16th December 2019 Drupal Events , Global Training Day

on 16th December 2019 / by webmaster
The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. There are more than 1,000,000 passionate developers, designers, trainers, strategists, coordinators, editors, and sponsors working together. Drupal Global Training Day (GTD) is an initiative of Drupal Association which represents the global Drupal community to introduce people to Drupal. The session aims to provide awareness of Drupal basics and its community. Attendees will leave with an understanding of what Drupal is and how to get started with the software, the community and International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS)  an autonomous institution under Government of Kerala mandated with propagation, promotion and development of Free and Open Source Software is organising the Drupal Global Training Day in Trivandrum on December 21,2019 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.  We invite you to participate in this event and be an active part of the global Drupal Community. The event is organised by ICFOSS in partnership with Zyxware Technologies.Who can join: Decision makers from Government and Business who are interested in knowing and evaluating Drupal for their requirements. Anyone who wants to learn and contribute to Drupal. Anyone who knows Drupal and want to understand the possibilities and best practices. Please note that the registration is limited to first 100 participants and at free of cost. Please do your Registrations hereAgenda Date : December 21, 2019, Saturday Time : 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Venue: ICFOSS, Sports Hub, Karyavattom, TrivandrumMorning Session (10:00 AM - 1:00 PM) Opening Remarks Why Drupal? and What is the best way to learn Drupal? Drupal Showcase – Case Study Introduction to DrupalTVM - Afternoon Session (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM) Drupal Workshop - Build a simple Drupal 8 application from scratch in 3 hrs. Prerequisite for Drupal Workshop The participants need to bring a laptop with the following installed. MySQL 5.5.3/MariaDB 5.5.20/Percona Server 5.5.8 or higher with InnoDB as the primary storage engine, and requires the PDO database extension. Apache2 - rewrite module enabled. PHP 7.1 or 7.2 - Required memory size is 256MB. PHP GD and PDO enabled A GNU/Linux system (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) is recommended. If you can install everything required will be preinstalled. Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
22nd November 2019

on 22nd November 2019 / by webmaster
Zyxware Technologies is a leading Drupal service provider established in 2006. With offices in India, US and Australia, Zyxware provides quality Drupal solutions across the U.S, the U.K, Europe, Middle East and Australia. Having executed and delivered more than 200 Drupal projects over the last 13 years, Zyxware brings a strong commitment to the quality of work. We are looking for Drupal Developers to join our fast growing software development and consultancy  operations. Candidates will be expected to develop web based applications using Drupal. They will also have to interact with clients and analyze requirements as and when needed. It is an opportunity to evolve as a well rounded software professional. They will be placed at our office in Washington, DC. APPLY ONLINE Zyxware Technologies is one of the top 10 global contributors to Drupal for the year 2017. Zyxware Technologies is a featured service provider listed on Zyxware is also an Acquia partner for Drupal services and a Volacci partner for SEO services. Zyxware has extensive experience working with Drupal themes & modules. Contributed modules by team Zyxware are used by more than 35,000 sites using 30 odd modules and themes on One of the modules, Search404, is a top 100 Drupal module and it is also one of the top 10 SEO modules in Drupal. Zyxware has also released around 10 themes on that are being used by over 1,500 sites. We are looking for someone with the following attributes: Strong Drupal capabilities. Good capabilities in HTML, CSS, Javascript. Minimum 3 years of exclusive Drupal backend development experience. Exposure in Coding frameworks or CMSes. Should be strong with PHP/ MySQL and OOPS. Good communication skills. Candidates who can join immediately will be given preference. If you meet the above requirements, please mail in your resume with the subject 'Application for the post of Drupal Developer- SE031911' to Please note that while the management appreciates your interest and application for the job, it may not be possible to send in a personalized response to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email or telephonic communication within 3 weeks of your application.       Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
12th November 2019

on 12th November 2019 / by webmaster
An exciting vision, power of the web and mobile, commitment to professional standards, and a vibrant work environment. Those are what makes Zyxware Technologies a great place to be. We are looking for Associates to be part of our Business Development Team. This is an opportunity to achieve tremendous professional growth in the IT Services/ Solutions domain. They will be placed at our office in Technopark, Trivandrum. APPLYONLINE Responsibilities Source new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up and outbound cold calls and emails. Understand customer needs and requirements. Contribute to strategy development and execution by way of research, analysis and documentation. Support the design and execution of on-line and offline brand promotion activities. Lead generation and conversion. Prepare marketing collateral consistent with our brand. Identifying potential partners and assist in channel building activity. The ideal candidate would have the following profile: Minimum 1 year of experience in business development, preferably in technology services or products. MBA with Marketing as one of the specialisations. Grasp of basic economics. Understanding of marketing and strategy frameworks. Good verbal and written communication skills in English. Result oriented. Empathetic in nature. Diligent and capable of learning and adapting. Professionally ambitious. Good communicator with a strong ability to listen. Committed to honesty and fairness. If you meet the above requirements, please mail your updated resume with the subject 'Application for the post of Associate, Business Development  (BD011911)' to Please note that while the management appreciates your interest and application for the job, it may not be possible to send in a personalized response to all applicants. Shortlisted applicants will receive an email or telephonic communication within 2 weeks of your application. Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
22nd October 2019 Application Development , Accessibility

on 22nd October 2019 / by harikrishnan.v
User Experience Design: The UX designer should consider the accessibility standards in mind while defining the UX of the web portal. UI Design: When building the UI elements and styles, accessibility should consider. Factors like color of text, contrast of images, navigation elements, etc should be considered here. HTML: The html should be generated by following the web accessibility standards defined. CMS build: Options to input required meta information should be implemented. Eg. Alt text for images, Captions for tables etc. Quality Assurance: The test cases should include various web accessibility checks. Software for automating Web Accessibility checks are available and  can be used to automate accessibility checking. Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
22nd October 2019 Business Solution , Digital Marketing

on 22nd October 2019 / by abish.ab
It takes more than routine blog posts for your content marketing to have your desired impact on the bottom line of your organization. Of course, you have to be ready to hire a digital agency that guarantees to catapult your content calendar right where it can handle the heat. We understand how much stress it can be to understand and implement these steps. Hence, we've focused this post on highlighting and explaining the best strategies that any digital agency can adopt to optimize your content calendar. Here, take a look at five of our most trusted strategies.1. Adopt Planned Topic Formats Ahead of Random Topic Formats One of the primary reasons why content marketing fails is the inability of certain marketers to create planned content schedules. Everyone is already creating contents because they feel like they have to create contents. Organizations often develop contents because they feel like they have to, even without any real thought put into the whole process of content creation. Such contents that are created randomly without proper thoughts are bound to fail. Instead of continuing on the rollercoaster, experienced digital firms will result in creating fewer contents, but making sure that each content is well planned for more efficacy.  This means that you need to present your content to your audience in their preferred channel and format continuously. Generally, the rule of content marketing admonishes firms to favor rich, nuanced content plans over random acts of content creation.2. Align Each Topic To Fit Your Overall Strategy One major headache for most people starting with the creation of social calendar is the issue of what topics to post about. The idea of coming up with enough topics to fill an entire month's schedule ahead of time can seem overwhelming unless you have a strategy going for you already. Having a strategy in place helps you set goals that are realistic and relevant. This will, in turn, make the content calendar creation process more manageable.  If you rely too much on making posts out of the exciting things happening in your community, you might lose sight of the bigger goals. Of course, there will be slow times, and if at such times, you do not have a plan to fall back to for your social media contents, then you just might be knocked off your feet. To beat this, most experienced digital marketing firms will conduct a social media audit of past posts that received high engagement. They will then try to merge it with current growth strategies. For startups that do not have old posts yet, digital marketing agencies prefer to go with past posts of competitors, who's strategy is similar to that of your business.3. Have a Well Structured Adaptation Strategy in Place Once you have a few essential topics going, it pays to find a research tool that can offer you an in-depth look into what your audience wants to see. That way, you are not only able to plan your topic schedule. You are also able to have a strategy that will help you adapt to whatever angle the demand of your audience pushes you to. Without proper adaptation strategy, a minor change in your industry will go a long way to affect how well you can engage your audience. That can, in the long run, affect your marking negatively.4. Maintain a Regular Publishing Schedule Once you have the previous steps in place, take all the resultant information and create it into an organized schedule for planning your contents. Your publishing method doesn't even matter, as long as you can design a schedule that would help you keep up with certain regularities. As an example, you could cross-link a blog post, video, and press release on a topic that's similar and have them point to a particular reference or an authoritative report.5. Attempt Content Atomization / Componentization As a process, this involves breaking a more massive piece of content into smaller pieces, to make them more focused and strategic. The idea here is to: Serialize content to make them smaller and more substantive for your audience. Get the most squeezed out of every content idea so that your resources are used as efficiently as possible. So, instead of creating a complex piece of content that attempts to cover everything from A to Z, digital marketing agencies that adopt this strategy creates a separate more precise piece for A, B, C, D, E, F, on through to Z. Apart from proper resource utilization, content atomization would help your contents target the right audience at the right time.  There you have it, tips that are guaranteed to help any digital marketing agency get a perfectly optimized content calendar for any organization. Content organization is not as tricky as a lot of people make it, but yes, it needs care and professionalism to be as effective as you want. References Baer, J 2008, 4 Ways to Catapult Your Content Calendar, Convince and Convert, Bloomington. Odden, L. 2013, 7 Steps for Creating an Optimized Content Publishing Schedule, Top Rank Marketing, Krista, N. 2019, 17 Tips & Tricks to Improve Your Content, SEJ,   Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
21st October 2019 Education , Accessibility

on 21st October 2019 / by harikrishnan.v
Even though there are not many regulations in place for academic sector, most of the world renowned academic institutions has incorporated accessibility guidelines as their standard practices. By implementing it, they are supporting the right of disabled people to access the information. To make users aware about it, these universities has published their accessibility policy in their website. Here is a list of university websites that are accessibility compliant. */ University Excerpts from Accessibility Statement Stanford University The Diversity and Access Office oversees compliance with state and federal anti‐discrimination laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. D&A also oversees the ADA/Section 504 Grievance Procedure for students who believe they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination based on a disability or denied access to services or accommodations which the ADA and/or Section 504 require Stanford to provide Stanford University has adopted the World Wide Web Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0, Level AA Conformance (WCAG 2.0 Level AA) as its goal for accessible Stanford Websites. Link Harvard University Harvard University is committed to making its websites accessible. In accordance with this commitment, and with the knowledge that accessible digital content generally enhances usability for everyone, this Policy is established to improve the user experience for those with disabilities. For the purposes of this policy, Harvard University will use The Worldwide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1, Level AA Conformance (WCAG 2.1 Level AA) as "the Standards." Link Wharton University The Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative is committed to making its website accessible to all users and welcomes comments or suggestions on access improvements. Penn’s Office of General Counsel has determined that the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA is the standard for Penn websites. Link An accessible website automatically improve SEO as many of the requirements to comply with WCAG 2.0 AA (eg. Semantic markup, Image captions, alt texts etc ) also help improving the website visibility to search engines. It is recommended to follow WCAG 2.0 AA accessibility standard for all Academic websites. Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
18th October 2019 Public Services , Accessibility

on 18th October 2019 / by harikrishnan.v
From a humanitarian point of view and inclusive policies, every organisation has a responsibility to follow these guidelines. People with disabilities also have the right to consume digital content in the way they others do. WCAG helps to bring in equality in information delivery. Organizations across the globe has started considering WCAG as a standard compliance for their digital assets. Governments has released circulars that insist the government bodies to comply for WACG without any fault, when they are building websites for public service delivery. To make this a standard practice, governments have added WCAG as a part of their standard web development practice. Below mentioned a list of guidelines released by various government United States [Section 508 Website] United Kingdom [Accessibility Requirements] European Union [Directive] Singapore[Digital Service Standards] UAE [Federal Website Quality Guidelines] Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
17th October 2019 Application Development , Accessibility

on 17th October 2019 / by harikrishnan.v
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines was conceived by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) with a motive to make web and digital technology accessible for all. The first version of accessibility guidelines,WCAG 1.0 was released in May 5th 1999. It continued for about 10 years and in 2008, WCAG 2.0 was released. In addition to web properties, 2.0 also takes care of other digital assets like PDF, Documents, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, mobile app etc. Past 10 years has witnessed many technology changes, to cope-up with the technology changes and to bridge the known gaps in WCAG 2.0 , WCAG 2.1 was released in June 2018. WCAG Standard: and Use Cases: Following are the 4 principles of WCAG Perceivable: Users must be able to perceive it in some way, using one or more of their senses. Operable: Users must be able to control UI elements (e.g. buttons must be clickable in some way — mouse, keyboard, voice command, etc.). Understandable: The content must be understandable to its users. Robust: The content must be developed using well-adopted web standards that will work across different browsers, now and in the future. Benefits of making a website accessible Improved brand perception - All inclusive knowledge delivery Accessibility also contributes to search engine friendliness Improved number of users - A new array users having disability Improved user experience - Accessibility also brings in a number of user experience features Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
15th October 2019

on 15th October 2019 / by webmaster
Keen about programming? Curious to know the why of things? Confident in your engineering ability? Then you might be just whom we are looking for! We are looking for freshers who have dived deep into computer science and the world of the internet. We offer you an opportunity to equip yourself and be part of building high-quality digital platforms that are changing the way organizations create value. Should we find each other to be a good fit, you will be working with a team of internationally acclaimed technology professionals in a culture that values Free and Open Source Software as a philosophy. The candidate should be adept at programming and have the innate talent to write good code and solve problems. Date of Interview: October 26, 2019, Saturday Venue: ICT Academy of Kerala, Thejaswini Building, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581 Education : BCA, B.Sc (Computer), B.Tech (Computer Science), MCA, M.Sc (Computer Science) Apply here Selection Process A brief description of the selection stages is given below. Round 1: English language test - Online test to rate your communication skills in English. Round 2: Objective round test (Programming) - This round consists of multiple-choice questions on Object-Oriented Programming Concepts and basic programming languages. Round 3: Programming test (Machine test) - The programming test is for 1 hour. The test is to evaluate your logical and programming ability. You can choose the programming language among C/ C++, PHP, Java, Python. Round 4: Face to Face Round - Technical / HR All the rounds will be conducted on the same date itself. About Zyxware Technologies Rigour and compassion, the ideas on which we have built Zyxware since 2006 has helped us develop into a globally respected Drupal service provider from India and taken the philosophy of Free and Open Source Software to millions. Today, we are taking the same ideas to deliver high-quality Digital Transformation services to our clients. With a talent pool spread across India, Australia, and the USA, we serve clients across the planet. Our journey so far has seen us become the first company in India to build a talent pool for Drupal 8, a Signature Supporting Partner of Drupal Association, partner of Free Software Foundation, two of the world's leading promoters of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). We have also delivered solutions for a clientele which includes INSEAD, Government of Bhutan, Government of India, The News Minute, world-leading Digital Agencies, etc. In our new journey as Digital Transformations Service Provider, we are set to scale many challenges with our clients, partners and our people. Our services today include Digital Transformation Consulting, User Experience Strategy and Design, Web/Mobile Application Development, Support and Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Performance, and Security Audits and Digital Marketing Services. */ Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
30th September 2019 Technical Solution , Server Configuration

on 30th September 2019 / by sandeep.sasikumar
Once the installation of Mattermost in Centos 7 has been completed and everything is working fine as mentioned in the article (Install Mattermost on Centos 7) you can follow the below steps to complete the configuration part. 1) Create the System Admin user and set up Mattermost for general use. a) Open a browser and navigate to your Mattermost instance. For example, http://<IP-ADDRESS-OF-MATTERMOST-SERVER>:8065. b) Create the first team and user. The first user in the system has a system admin role, which gives you access to the System Console. c) Open the System Console. To open the System Console, click your username at the top of the navigation panel, and in the menu that opens, click System Console. d) Set the Site URL: In the GENERAL section of the System Console, click Configuration. In the Site URL field, set the URL that users point their browsers at. For example, If you are using HTTPS, make sure that you set up TLS, either on Mattermost Server or on a proxy. 2) Set up email notifications. a) In the NOTIFICATIONS section of the System Console, click Email and make the following changes:    a.1) Set Enable Email Notifications to true    a.2) Set Notification Display Name to No-Reply    a.3) Set Notification From Address to {your-domain-name} For example,    a.4) Set SMTP Server Username to {SMTP-username} For example,    a.5) Set SMTP Server Password to {SMTP-password}    a.6) Set SMTP Server to {SMTP-server} For example,    a.7) Set SMTP Server Port to 465    a.8) Set Connection Security to TLS or STARTTLS, depending on what the SMTP server accepts. b) Click Test Connection. c) After your connection is working, click Save. 3) Set up the file and image storage location. [The upload files can be either stored in local storage or Amazon S3 based on your needs] 4) Once everything is configured correctly restart the mattermost service sudo systemctl restart mattermost The next part is configuring TLS on Mattermost and will need to follow the below steps to configure this. If you would like to have users connect to the mattermost server using https link then you will need to enable TLS. 1) In the System Console > General > Configuration. 2) Change the Listen Address setting to 443. 3) Change the Connection Security setting to TLS. 4) Change the Forward port 80 to 443 setting to true. 5) Activate the CAP_NET_BIND_SERVICE capability to allow Mattermost to bind to low ports. sudo setcap cap_net_bind_service=+ep /opt/mattermost/bin/mattermost 6) Install the security certificate. You can use Let’s Encrypt to automatically install and set up the certificate, or you can specify your own certificate.   a) Change the Use Let’s Encrypt settings to true.   b) Restart the Mattermost server for these changes to take effect. Once the above steps are configured the mattermost can be accessed from the browser URL which is already configured in the admin.   Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
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