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    I am posting this as I feel it is an important issue. You may not have heard of it or simply not really know what it is about. Briefly, the Net Neutrality rules state that High-speed Internet is a utility that all Americans have equal right too. My Internet has to be the same speed as yours. If this is removed, it will mean, for example, that my ISP could charge services for speed. You may watch Netflix at high-speed because they paid for it and Hulu did not so it keeps buffering and snagging etc. Another form of this is poor people get slow speed internet (remember that from the 80's?) while rich people can afford high-speed Internet. The claim is that it will make new jobs, but how often is that the fact? The truth is the ISP and others stand to make lots of money serving the richer and the poorer will get a poorer internet experience. This is coming to a vote soon. Trump wants it gone and it is an Obama legacy. Whether it is to wipe away another Obama legacy, or to increase the wealth of his big business buddies or if Trump really believes it will make new jobs, I do not believe it to be a win for the people and most people do not seem to believe so either. The Internet is now a human right and all should have equal access to it in my opinion. I cannot support ending Net Neutrality anymore than I could support censorship like the Great Firewall of China. If you are an American, read these and do your own investigation and then if you agree, sign a petition or call/write your congressional and house representatives and let them know you do not agree. The vote is before the Holidays. The New Net Neutrality Rules (From 2016) What Net Neutrality Rules Say I'm on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality A Lump of Coal in the Internet’s Stocking: FCC Poised to Gut Net Neutrality Rules Most Americans Support the Net Neutrality Rules that Trump’s FCC Wants to Kill Investigate it yourself and make an informed decision as to if you think it will benefit the people. Just please do it soon.
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    Thanks for the letting me know. Glad to hear my courses are helping! Stef
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    Thank you for your help. I tried to down it again, and it worked.
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    Now for something more interesting. Using this small program I asked my computer to count down from 10 million. I wanted to see how it would interact with my CPU cores. The CPU I have is a Ryzen 7 1700 so it is in fact 8 cores with 16 threads. It looks like Ubuntu sees every thread as a separate core. I didn't really know what to expect to see but it wasn't this. I find it interesting the different ways my cores are participating with running this simple program. I would be interested in knowing more about what is going on but of course that could be a rabbit hole I don't really need to understand.
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    Here is something fun I did messing with my computer with the low level of experience and knowledge that I have. I have had some experience with python before, but I never built anything cool with it. I had several years of not doing anything with it so I decided to start from the beginning again. This little bit of code is basically my own personal "Hello World" program: x = [some number] while x > -1: print(x) x -= 1 The first time I encountered a "Hello World" program it took me a while to understand why it was special. It seemed like I had done more work than the computer had and I didn't value what was going on. But when I first encountered a loop and could command my machine to do actual work; that seemed cool and interesting to me. My first encounter with a loop really fired up my imagination about the power of what I was learning. Below is a little adaptation of the code above which accepts a number defined by the user then counts down. An easy improvement would be some error handling but I was just building it to see what it would do to my machine. I recently was able to research and build my own machine. It isn't top of the line by any stretch, but it is far better than the old 2007 dell machine I had been using before. I still need to do some work to get the ram working up to specifications, and maybe try a mild over-clock but I have that on the back-burner for now. You may notice by the layout I am running a Linux distro. I am running a duel boot Ubuntu and Windows on my machine. I boot into Ubuntu for learning and work. I only have Windows to play games with really. This first screen is the "at rest" version which really isn't at full rest because I have Spotify and a few mild programs running still, but it is close enough for my purposes. I think the network spikes are due to Spotify reaching out to the web for adds and music. You can see the code in the file I am using on the bottom left. The top left is the terminal I am using to run the program. You can see I already ran a few mild tests.
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    I know to code in PHP and JS but I am feeling that I dont know that really good, that I have missed some stuff and I want to review it. I tried JS on my own (with books) didnt work out. Tried one course, taught me just a partially JS, but still I valued that knowlege that I learned from that. Then I said I want to go to school where they teach you Web Programming in a year, because I want someone to teach me. Its a good thing, but still didnt feel I learned all, I think they use lots of terminology words and its not that simplified and I am kinda a guy who likes to learn step by step. Then out of nowhere on YouTube I find you, and thats how all started. I like the way lectures are made and they are simple to understand. Also like the way of teaching. You teach like I would do (when you were talking about what HTML is I said in myself "If I ever teach someone to code I would tell them that HTML is like bricks on the house" and then you say the same I know we are sharing the same name but we got lot of similarities, maybe you are my long lost brother haha ) With your teachings I finally put the puzzles I was missing in their place. I mean I've learned web foundation, and many more things from you where others didnt taught me, and that help me realize so much in coding. I just finished JS functions, and even I learned that before, I feel that I know more than before and that my knowledge of JS is better. And of course better understanding of programming and all. I am simply telling you all of this just you to know that you are a great teacher. Thats why I asked in what order should I learn your courses because in PHP course you said that you wont have to say what functions are cuz you explained them in JS course, and I want to hear your explanation for that (I know, little weird, but I want to master the basics, after that everything else is easier). Stefan P.S.(I have enormous urge to select answers like "Dogs wrote HTML" , "Stef is trying to mess us again" , "Fries are good for you", dont know why )
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    Hi! Here is your roadmap to Wordpress freelance work: Do the StudioWeb core language training: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL Do the Wordpress Themes course in the projects Do the CRUDE project course as well Start learning the Wordpress ecosystem ... know what the options are for the top themes, plugins, e-commerce options. My Business Battleplan course will help with the freelance/business end of things. You will be good to go. I assume you know the basics of Wordpress. Stef
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    Hi, Not absolutely required you do the JavaScript first. It is up to you. Sorry for the delay getting back to you. Stef
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    Here is a Good look at why non-US killersites members should be paying attention. This reviews Net-Neutrality from a Canadian view, not the US vote of the FCC, but in general, the whole general subject faced by Canadians. Threat To Net Neutrality Hits Canada In a New Form
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    Stefan is having a coffee with Stefan? Wow, this is some CoffeeStefption
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    Ok you all know about " " or ' '. You may use them often. But are you using them right? First let us look at the different forms of using Quotes: Quoting a person's comments - "LSW is the greatest web designer of all time". You agenerally write this with an accreditation. Stef said "LSW is the greatest web designer of all time". Now we know how Stef feels *grin*. Sarcasm or highlighting - Now let us move the quotes, LSW is the "greatest" web designer of all time. Now one can say that you are saying I am the greatest, but highlighting the Greatest to suggest that you do not feel this way or using sarcasm. Stef said "LSW is the 'greatest' web designer of all time", now you can easily see Sref?s look of contempt as he says it. Or it can in other sentences mean that the word is special. Stef said "LSW is the greatest 'accessible' web designer of all time", in this case it is not sarcasm, here you can say Stef thinks I am not the best designer of all time, but I am the best accessibility designer of all time. Also highlighting in a form of separating text from the surroundings. But that is the easy part. now let us look at the web specifically. Miss use One of the most misused tags on the net is . Time and time again I see it used by people instead of paragraphs because they like the default style of blockquotes. But Blockquote has a meaning and you are confusing people possibly when you misuse it for formatting, that is what CSS is for. So when do you use them? - is a inline element really meant for being used inside paragraphs and sentences. - is a block level element, a stand alone block of text and must include block-level elements such as headings, lists, paragraphs or divas. - now this is tricky as few agree. Some think it should not be used. Some claim it is replacing and better than while still others say it is for use when you are for instance not quoting something spoken, but more like if you were to cite a section of a book or something of that nature. When you use these tags people expect a text from a third person or source and reference to who said/printed it. By simply using it to format text visually you can confuse non visual users when the software interacts with that text in a different way. Credit You can give credit in different forms like "Stef said...", "in a article at Killersites.com....". However HTML gives us another form. It is the cite attribute.
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    Wasn't too sure which forum to post this in, so I'll just drop this here. Some of you might think this silly, and maybe it is, but I find it useful. So maybe someone here will too. Backstory / Thought Process Behind The Idea In the real world we typically have different environments (rooms, or areas of rooms) for doing different things. An office, living room, dining room, kitchen, study, workshop, etc. I like this idea. Different spaces for different purposes. There's something about going into your workshop, or your office, and you know it's time to do that certain thing that you do in that room. The brain/body instantly just goes into the right mode without too much effort. Same thing with plunking yourself down on the sofa in the living room for some netflix. Time to chill. Or like that place that you usually take an afternoon nap. It's just easier to nap there because you're conditioned to relax and fall asleep in that spot. It would be cool to have something like that on the level of an operating system. Different digital environments that we could quickly open up (walk into the room), or fold away (leave and head to a different room). And without having to close everything down, put files away, close programs, or lose our place in the workflow every time we switched into a different mode/activity. There are 2 main benefits to this whole idea: Effortlessly being in the right mode for doing whatever you're doing, because you're mind/body are conditioned to the environment. Not having to put away, then re-setup everything every time you switch modes or activities The technology is not quite there on the OS front. (at least not that I'm aware of) In the mean time, we can do something along these lines by using "Web Browser Apps". Especially since so much of the stuff we do is online and in the cloud now. Web Browser Apps What's a web browser app? It's basically just my term for a seperate browser environment that you create for a specific use/purpose. It could be a task, project, type of work, or activity that you reguarly do. Chrome & Firefox both give you the ability to create multiple browser profiles. Each with their own bookmarks, plugins, cookies, program configurations, etc. Each profile is essentially its own completely seperate app. Example 1: I have a specific browser profile for my finances & banking. When I open it up, everything is already open and ready to go. I don't have to click any bookmarks or open any websites. All of the main sites that I use to do anything finance & banking related are open and ready to go instantly, with 1 click. My personal banking, business banking, paypal, credit card, freshbooks, financial tracking, book keeping. Everything is ready to go. Anything else is quickly accessible with 1 click from a not-too-over-crowded bookmarks bar. *security note: do not save your passwords in your browser if you do this with your finances and banking I use a local encrypted password database that is read by the browser. I unlock it with a single master pasword. Then as soon as my computer goes to sleep everything locks up, until I unlock it again the next day. Very handy. Example 2: I have a specific browser instance that I use only for casual browsing & entertainment. It's like being on my digital couch in my digital living room. It has all the right entertainment related bookmarks quickly accessible in the bookmarks bar, and the browser is configured just right for the purpose. Example 3: I have a specific browser profile that I use just for web development purposes. It has all the addons/extensions, bookmarks to different online tools quickly accessible, specific keyboard shortcuts etc. And no fluff/junk in the way. This approach also helps to keep me focused when I'm working. If the Browsing & Entertainment profile isn't open, then I'm not distracted and I'm effortlessly in focused work mode. Conversely if I open that browser, then I'm very aware that I'm nolonger focused and in work mode! I like to keep things clean and clearly separated like this. I find it useful. I also have separate browser environments for: Email & Communication Project Management Learning & Education Project Specific Profiles and quite a few more. Anyone else doing something like this? Or am I just a weird nerd? Either way, hope someone out there might find this useful. Cheers All. Tyler.
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    Thank you for the reply Stefan. Looking at the question it just asks to provide the code to make it link to an external web URL. So I suppose the target attribute wasn't needed. Dave
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    Speak of the devil. Looks like Microsoft saw my post: http://bgr.com/2017/11/29/windows-10-update-sets-feature-tabbed-apps/
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    Hi webmanz, you forgot to close the first <a>. The next </a> is after "my friends" so the whole sentence before it is shown as a link. It should be like this: <p>Welcome to my personal <a href="index.html"> home page.</a></p>
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    Web Designer is rather just the default standardized accepted term. Personally I always preferred "Web Developer". Web Designer was traditionally a matter of "Look & Feel" and structure. Put these days, and back 10 years, it began including some programming, now more programming, Content Management systems, multi-platform, sometimes Logos and branding, administration, even data base work in some cases. Lastly, my two soapbox areas, web accessibility and cyber security. We owe it to our customers to ensure all their customers and their own data etc. is both safe from attack and accessible to those with any number of disabilities. Web design was back when a designer designed a web site and passed it to a coder to "Make it so Number One". But for freelancers and now most big organizations that is not the case, the name just hung around like Internet Explorer. Web Developer is a better term I think, we are developing it from scratch.
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    Hey Web Designers, What does the label "web designer" even mean to you as we head into 2018? Would you consider yourself primarly as: a visual designer focused on presentation & how things look? or maybe a UX designer? overall web strategy designer? online marketer? business consultant? general creator and builder of all things "web"? The further I progress in my own journey, the more all-encompassing I consider this term to be. Some declare "Web Design Is Dead", but I'm excited about this field and the future it holds. The Key, IMO, is to expand our definition of what it means to be a "Web Designer". Because web design is nolonger just web design. It's now Designing for the Web in the fullest sense. It's seeing the web as a comprehensive environment/reality, and being aware of every ingredient that goes into it, from A to Z, and how each piece can fit together to achieve a specific purpose or goal. When designing and building a site for a client, are you simply putting that final layer on top of ALL THE OTHER STUFF that sits underneath? Or are you going deeper and working directly with the content, sales copy, marketing strategy, higher level business strategy etc? How important are you to the growth & success of your client's business? I believe that if we want to survive and thrive in the coming years, we must see ourselves as serious Web Professionals (as Stef has mentioned), and position ourselves to be on equal footing with our clients as trusted business advisors / consultants. How do you see yourself as a web designer right at this moment? Are you planning to expand your scope of work and your definition of what it means to be a "Web Designer"? I'm really curious to see how others view themselves, their role in projects, and their ultimate value to the client. Cheers All. Tyler.
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    If you are not aware, Mozilla has released a new browser called Quantum on the 15th or 16th of Nov. 2017. I was not online yesterday, so just saw it today. Anyone use it yet, any thoughts, etc. anyone would like to share. I just downloaded it at work but nhot sure when I will get to work on it. Firefox Quantum
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    We get all sorts of variations to this question and I am sort of tired of repeating myself so it's Sticky time. To begin are links from myself and falkencreative. Feel free to post here or IM any other links you think should be added. This way we do not have to repeat the answers all the time. KillerSites Network How-to-build-websites.com SecretSites.com CSSTutorial.net KillerPHP.com Idea22.com (Video Tutorials) KillerSites University Combined technology training W3Schools Tizag.com NetTuts.com Flex 3 in a week - excellent 47 video training course for Adobe Flex. Safari Books online - is an online bookstore offering everything possible for electronic books on technical issues. HTML W3Schools HTML SelfHTML (German) CSS W3Schools CSS CSS-Tricks.com PHP PHPVideoTutorials.com PHP.net Real Classes ($$) ITT-Tech I was signed on to get an Associates Degree in Web Development with ITT, I was impressed by the course and it teaches real world design based on what employers today want and not "Ivory Tower - we think this is what you need" classes. Alas I had to decided between school and a paying job... so off to Alaska where there is no ITT no no degree. Webucator Not cheap, I have taken some of these online courses for my job and they are very good. They are worth considering.
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