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About BiitLOG

Free Information and Education to Everyone. That Makes All The Difference

Biitlog is a site dedicated to all those addicted to the Tech, Web Design and Development. We are interested in educational articles (tutorials), editorials on best practices, articles, tips, and inspirational showcases. In short, high-quality content which will help readers learn something and become better professionals.
Biitlog gives particular importance to the quality of your articles as the outcome of each. Their quality should be as much professional and objective as possible so it could easily be adopted in an all kinds of environments by beginners and by professionals.

Why Writing for Us

About What?

Extensive Articles

What Kind of Articles

Besides Tips, Best Practices, Showcases, and Roundups articles, we are mostly looking for extensive tutorials and courses on the above related subjects.

We prefer complete, practical and extensive articles/tutorials. For example, a tutorial demonstrating How To Create a Video Player with Playlist would be preferred to a simple demonstration on how to retrieve data from an XML file. But the point is that substance is always more important than length. Having said that if the final result is really great, or important, or useful then we’d be interested!

WE SUPPORT STUDENTS

Biitlog supports students, in fact, we love them. So, if you’re a student please don’t be afraid to write an article. It’s a great way for other students to get the ‘student perspective’… not to mention an awesome addition to your resume and portfolio. So, give it a whirl!

Articles Guidelines

  • Any submitted article must be your original work and not published elsewhere.
  • You will need to format your article as per the format described below.
  • Submitted works may be edited prior to publishing.
  • All tutorials must have an attachment, the source files and other relevant files used in the tutorial.
  • All tutorials must contain at least 15 steps;
  • All Articles must have a minimum of 500 words.
  • Each step should have at least one image or demo, showing the result of the tutorial at that step (when applicable);
  • We are under no obligation to approve any Article for publication or to make it available on biitlog.com website for any period;
  • You consent to biitlog.com retain the ownership of your tutorial, and allow us to re-publish its content on 3rd parties’ websites also (Please read bellow at “Re-publishing content from biitlog.com” to know more.);
  • Always credit your sources. Crediting your sources makes it clear you’re not trying to hide anything. It also helps us ensure the originality of your submission.
  • Use common sense, err on the side of caution. There are no hard and fast rules about copyright. Beware of “rules” like ‘copying 40% is OK’, there’s no such thing. If you think something might not be OK, then trust your gut and don’t do it.
  • Plagiarizing is unacceptable. If we find that you have submitted an article or tutorial that does not have the right licensing or has been plagiarized in some manner, you will forfeit any right to payment and publication. Be original!

Photography and Source Images

  • DO NOT use images from Google Image search or simply taken from a website
  • DO NOT use images from Flickr UNLESS they have a Creative Commons License for Commercial Use. In this case you must provide an attribution link back to the Flickr page you found the image on. Note you can find CC Commercial images on Flickr using their Advanced Search feature.
  • DO use images you photographed yourself
  • DO use images from free stock sites like SXC.hu and StockVault.net, BUT make sure you check the agreement for use in files for distribution. Sometimes you need to ask permission from the photographer. We need this because if the image is included in the sample file, we can’t distribute it unless you have permission.
  • Watermarked images: Generally, watermark images are used in compiling a work. Once you have completed a work and the image suits, you then purchase the image. We do not accept watermarked images. You may purchase an image and provide the direct link (to the image on the stock site) for others to download the comp image to complete the tutorial for their personal use.

How to Format your Tutorial

Tutorials should be formatted in a series of steps. Each step should have either an image or code snippet involved. If you are using code snippets, do the following:

  • Use HTML
    • Title h1
    • Chapters h3
    • Steps h4
  • Wrap the code between code tags MARKDOWN_HASHd41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427eMARKDOWN_HASH
  • Ensure that any images you use are 800px wide;
  • Must contain at least 15 steps;
  • Every Step 1 image. In case a step describes a chain of actions, use a gif file. For this, you can use LICEcap app or similar. It’s free and simple.

So, how should you write your article?

Before starting writing down the article or tutorial, answer first the bellow questions when and if applicable. This will be the introduction to your article.

  • What is this article about?
  • What is the need to complete the tutorial? Which software, plugins, techniques, images, etc.
  • Source Files – Identify the name of the source file (zip).
  • Tutorial must be split into chapters and each chapter by steps.
  • Each step needs to have an image illustrating the text or code.

Important
Don’t forget to use code tags and any image must have 800px width

You should also read some of our articles, so you can get familiar with the structure and format. Any doubts you can always contact us to guide you in the best way.

Now, let’s go for it!

And start applying to be an Author!