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  1. 4 points
    I also tried this at first, and it was almost the same experience, most people don't know what they want, so I mainly use templates, show them, and change things up for them, its troubling when they yes too everything and trying to start from scratch, so by having a "menu" that I can serve to them on a silver platter made the whole processes much simpler. By that I mean, here are a few Menu - Home Page - Color Pallet Combinations, here are the most popular trending fonts, used in 2018 for clear visuals, and so on. Most people don't pay attention to small details at first but when its all put together, boom Although I have stopped offering this service, its something that I do believe worth doing, get to learn ALLOT just by trying to solve problems client have. keep it up! and don't give up
  2. 3 points
    We get a lot of questions about learning, but part of getting a job is also experience. Volunteering is not just a way to get experience but also built up a body of work and employers do tend to like people who volunteer. So how can I get experience? What are you thinking with volunteering? 1. Teaching: This will depend on your experience and area. In Germany I helped Youth Club staff build good web sites. Here in Juneau I did a seminar for local businesses. Here at Killersites I have learned things or made “mental connections” as I have tried to teach or help many of you with your issues. Often when helping others you realize other ways of doing things that you never considered before, you learn things answering other’s questions. Maybe teach a local high school computer club good web design. 2. Free web work: Like many others I did web work for some non-profit sites. I did the work for free, so they got a cheap web site and I had a web site to show besides my own and a professional reference for my application. Look around at charities, churches, and other non-profit entities online or your area. 3. Volunteering: Naturally any place you volunteer will aid you. I will stick with IT work here though. Even if it is not web design, you have more computer experience than most average folks to you can be of great help just doing basic IT stuff. You will also learn new skills and experience other IT areas you like more. I started in web design, then went to programming and am now my divisions cyber security person. So, do not fear volunteering for “other” IT work. A. Red Cross/Crescent – The Red Cross works differently is different countries, so I can only speak to the American Red Cross (ARC), but my guess is that the Canadian Red Cross, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V., etc. will have the same needs, just other terms. i. Disaster Services Technology (DST): The ARC is going digital more each year, many of the tools they use are online. Every time ARC volunteers deploy to a disaster, some of the first ones in are DST, and there are never enough DST volunteers. So, as long as volunteers are in the field at disasters, so are their technical support. Computers: There is a sub-team that handles passing out, setting up, managing and maintaining and collecting computers. Also support for the apps used. Networking: A sub-team that specifically deals with networking, connectivity, and Servers. Big disasters like this fall will have field servers deployed, many communications may be down, so we set up satellite internet connections. We use wired and WiFi connections, routers, switches and set up printers. Communications: This sub-team passes out and supports smart phones, tablets, handheld and mobile radios, radio base stations, antennas etc. Customer support: This is basically the help desk folks who help the users. [NOTE: these are the four official jobs in DST, but the disaster decides the actual build. You may find yourself doing multiple jobs if the disaster is not as big or there are not enough volunteers. DST from hurricane Harvey is still in the field from all over the country, and it is usually a two week deployment, so they constantly need people, so there may not be enough. I am the only DST member for all of SE Alaska] ii. IT End User Services (IT EUS) – Another ARC group to consider for those times between disasters. This is really just the IT shop for the ARC broken into regions. I am currently going through the process. As an EUS volunteer I will be dealing with maintenance and troubleshooting of ARC computers in my area, helping other volunteer and staff with their computer problems, running updates etc. Again, I am the only EUS person for SE Alaska, the nearest are almost 6 miles away in Anchorage. iii. There are many other volunteer jobs for logistics, shelter workers etc. with any of the Red Cross/Crescents as well both day to day and disaster situations. B. CyberPatriot – CyberPatriot is a national youth cyber education program run each year by the Air Force Association (AFA) and partners. The AFA sees the lack of cyber security trained people on the US workforce to be a National Security Issue. They want to get more youth interested in STEM and computer jobs and increase the number of women in the IT sector. You can volunteer as an assistant coach for teams in your area, or you can contact schools or organizations in the area to coach your own teams. This competition is not just for the geeks, it is built for people, teens or coaches with no idea about computers and or cyber security to be able to comete as the whole idea is to get kids not interested in computers to reconsider. It is a two-part program. i. The education part entails teaching youth to use the internet in a safe manner. They support schools or others running cyber safety summer camps and such activities. ii. Part two is the CyberPatriot Cyber Defense Competition where teams from across the US (I think Canada too) made up of teenagers, compete nationally for the best score finding vulnerabilities and securing a server system. Teams can be from schools, military organizations like JROTC or Civil Air Patrol Cadets for instance and other groups like boy scouts. They are even pushing for all-female teams. C. Civil Air Patrol – Quite wide spread down south, CAP is a civilian corporation owned by the US Air Force. Its task is the primary Search & Rescue agency in the US. Primarily for missing aircraft, but also hikers, boaters, etc. They are all volunteers and always need pilots, air crews, ground search personnel and those to run the search. Among other squadron jobs, there is an official job for IT personnel. So, check your local CAP squadrons, volunteer and maybe be their IT shop or if they have Cadets, offer to coach a Cadet CyberPatriot team. D. National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship – I have not dealt with this group, but it is a college version of CyberPatriot more or less, just for college students. If you live in a college town this may be another possible point to help out. This is just a partial list based on what I generally have had experience with. Anyone else have suggestions, even from their own countries, go ahead and add it. Just remember that when you volunteer you help your community and yourself. You can gain much broader experience that can only help you get jobs or pad your university application. Getting into cyber type stuff will give you a deeper grasp of computers and servers and help ensure your future web design customers have secure web sites.
  3. 3 points
    Hi All, My name is eyarie and i just bought the freelancer course. Hope to get to know you all better as we share ideas and help each other on the journey of learning new skills. @StefanMishook, i have been following your videos on youtube for some time now. You are the real deal. Thanks for this product and all the quality advise you give newbies like me.
  4. 3 points
    Hello guys,you can call me Dammy,am new here.Its good to have a place like this to call home.😎😎😎😎 Nerds up! Hope am welcome!
  5. 3 points
    Greetings, everyone! I've never interacted with the community surrounding Stefan's work, but when I heard a new forum had been developed I thought it would be a great time to get involved! A little bit about myself: My name is Logan. I'm a 24 year old from Hot Springs, Arkansas; a small town in the southern region of the US. Right now I'm working in marketing and sales for local business, but I'm obsessed with business and innovation. Creating real value for people is what gets me out of bed every morning! Although I've taken some of Stef's courses and self-learned a bit of programming, I am no authority on the subject. I feel like I know just enough to understand how everything works. However, I find topics of modern tech implementation pretty exciting and I look forward to listening what everyone has to share. If I'm not a programming wiz, what the heck and I doing here? I'm not sure yet! Haha. I'd like to see how the forum evolves as the community grows. It would be fun to riff about business, finance, or anything else that may spark an interest. I think this will be a neat place to learn and share information! Chao!
  6. 2 points
    Hi, I recently started the php videos and as stefan suggested to go inside the conf folder and search for display_errors and turn it on, i did it but was not able to see the errors on the page, i was surprised and kept repeating for some time, then when i searched for the word php.ini in phpinfo file i saw it showing a different path --- Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.3.8/conf/php.ini The file was actually inside the bin directory php directory and so on, so when i went inside there and changed it , it worked, just thought of sharing it as there are 2 locations where you find the php.ini and you need to search for it inside. the phpinfo() as to from where it is loading... Thanks Amit
  7. 2 points
    Hi everyone my name is Colt. I've been a subscriber on Stef's Youtube channel(s) and an instagram follower. I just finished the interactive developer course and am currently working on Studioweb projects. After completing the course and completing some self study I would like to break out and start freelancing albeit it might not be ideal timing.
  8. 2 points
    I believe we will have a huge boom after this.
  9. 2 points
    Hello All, It would be great to see who's kicking around the forums and get some introductions going. Seems like a good way to get things rolling Starting with myself... I'm Tyler. I'm in Vancouver BC Canada and I'm currently working as a freelance web designer and marketer, mostly with local businesses. Everything I have learned so far has been on a need to nerd basis (as Stef would say). I still have a lot to learn, but I get by ok. On any given day I might be working on web development, design, seo, ppc campaigns, content marketing, or anything really. I love it all, but have considered whether or not I should be more narrowly focused. We'll see! I also do some affiliate marketing and have built and flipped a few sites of my own. I stumbled onto Stef's youtube a few months ago and became an instant fan, some of his vlogs on business, contracts, and clients have been very helpful. So when he announced that he was re-launching the forum, I was like: I have a feeling this will be a great community. With that said, who else is out there? Introduce yourself...
  10. 2 points
    A few things will cause your site to not appear in the search engines. First thing is to be sure this line of code IS NOT in your pages: <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"> ... The above code tells the search engines to ignore your page and any links in the page. Instead, use this code: <meta name="robots" content="all"> You can learn more here: https://developers.google.com/search/reference/robots_meta_tag Check out this screenshot for details:
  11. 2 points
    You use client side validation for speed and server side validation for security. Sessions allow you to easily store values across many pages. A session is an array.
  12. 2 points
    The layout is how you place elements in your web pages, and a template is like a reusable page that uses a specific layout. Templates can either come with the program or can be created by the user.
  13. 2 points
    @TwoCats - Hello and welcome , i was also into action script and games development but as flash was discontinued first by apple and then by every one else every thing kind of collasped, i now want to start in web development, i was a member of one other forum and they do talk about knowing backend stuff as well, every one seems to agree that HTML+CSS+JavaScript and PHP/mySql is really very much in demand and everyone is raving about nodejs as well .... I am a subscriber to the IWD(interactive web developer course) I have completed the HTML course and about 30% of CSS course and i can say that it is a great course, stefan has chosen to call them introductory but believe me he goes very deep in to what he called "nerd" topics but not in a rush ... I will surely say for some one who has been there and done that , this will not be very difficult ... Wish you good luck which ever way you decide .... Amit
  14. 2 points
    Thanks, after all it was the <style> included in the stylesheet, like you said. Solved.
  15. 2 points
    Hi all, Kakie here! I have some old programming background in languages like ( Pascal, Basic, VB) which is really old and I never used it to do some thing in the reall world, I watched some of Stefan's vids on you tube, I liked his teaching methodes, and hey I joined and I like the course so far :), I that hope I will be able to make some money with it
  16. 2 points
    Good news on the Net Neutrality Issue, the Senate has voted to repeal Pi's decision. But it is not over yet, although the Senate voted to repeal it, the House of Representatives has not yet and the timer to do so is ticking down. For those of you who really care, pop off another letter or phone call to your representative and let them know a vote must take place and what you expect that vote to be, they are supposed to represent us and not big business. As for the Senate... the vote was 52 to 47, we won the vote, but only be 5 votes which I find to be a sorry margin indeed. But hey, horse shoes and hand grenades...
  17. 2 points
    Hi, With freelancing web developer, chances of liability are very, very little. It's not like someone can trip over your website and break their foot. That said, be sure to have a good standard contract that you use to avoid clients being able to come back at you after the job is done. ... Basically, you need them to sign off and absolve you of further work once complete. I would consult with local accountant though and they should be able to tell you when it makes sense to create an LLC. LLC's are more expensive to setup than a sole proprietorship and the accounting cost are higher. Where I am in Canada, setting up a corporation makes sense when you are making more than $60k profit ... mainly for tax reasons. ... A local accountant should tell you how that figures where you are.
  18. 2 points
    I have not looked at Studio Web for Python... but yea, Stef does good work. I checked it out when he first started it. Besides all languages are common, so knowing one will help learning others as you see the common elements.
  19. 2 points
    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
  20. 2 points
    One of the frustrations with learning programming is that you absolutely have to be in front of the computer. Audio is a great way to learn while driving, walking/running, doing the dishes etc. Really frees up the slots of time which you can use to keep learning!
  21. 2 points
    Hi, So I have yet to apply a skin and tweak the settings. But, the new software is in place.
  22. 2 points
    Hi! If you did not get your validation email, just email me directly at: stefan at killersites.com ... And I will update your account so you can use the forum. PS: remember to include your forum user ID. Thanks, Stefan
  23. 1 point
    I think this is a very individual indicator. For example, I'm in college, but I'm already interested in programming and I already know a lot. I try to do everything to acquire new skills. I even spend my time just studying in my specialty, not everything. So when I get an essay in college, I just go to https://papersowl.com/fast-essay-writing. They provide fast essay writing services and do it very well and professionally. I am always satisfied with the result of their work. It is very convenient for me because I spend all the saved time on improving my programming skills.
  24. 1 point
    Reddit is one of the platforms, which can huge amount of traffic to your website and give massive exposure and followers If you want to get lot of traffic from reddit, you need to keep your posts highly exceptional to the users and it is a very powerful social bookmarking website and the people using it are really influenced.
  25. 1 point
    Hi! I'm Robin and I have been engaged in web design for over a year. It's a short term, but I already have some experience in this area and I want to launch my website on this topic.
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  27. 1 point
    I've just found the download for the sdk here 0.7.1 - scroll down you'll see it. I've not tested it yet. https://github.com/paypal/PayPal-PHP-SDK/releases?after=v0.11.0
  28. 1 point
    Instagram Accidentally Exposed Some Users' Passwords In Plaintext https://thehackernews.com/2018/11/instagram-password-hack.html Be smart, if there is a chance yours could have been compromised, change it! Be sure you never use that password for anything else again. If hackers have it, they will keep it and they will try it on all common popular web sites and banks etc. - LSW
  29. 1 point
    Hi, Just tell them what the cost is and reference the website. If they are in business, they must know they have to spend some money. They are not students eating ramen noodles. Sure. Just be up front ... tell them that you want to create a DO account to produce the work, so they can keep their server information private for now. At one point, the code you write will have to be uploaded to their account. That said, once you get to that point, you should have established some trust. Stef
  30. 1 point
    Yes got resolved in subsequent videos. Thanks
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  32. 1 point
    Switched it up and had hot Chai Tea
  33. 1 point
    In the include files, is your class code. It is basically like pasting the code into your PHP page. Makes sense?
  34. 1 point
    Like Stephan said: building communication skills is more important than building your own framework re-uploaded to the dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t6k9rglkljgx035/bandicam 2018-02-19 03-58-59-980.mp4?dl=0
  35. 1 point
    Hi everyone, I'm Mike. I tried to post a reply yesterday, but I kept getting an error saying that I was forbidden to post. Anyway, I'm a retired electronic/telecommunications technician, who has always, as Stef would put it so aptly, a need to nerd. I got into programming before computers were even out, around 1978/1979. Someone offered to sell me a programmable calculator, a TI-56. I had no idea, at the time what a programmable calculator was, but, once I caught onto it. My first computer was a VIC-20, and, I programmed that, saving my programs to audio tape. I got away from electronics for a few years, until my last job sent me a Raspberry Pi to upgrade a Bose audio unit. I started reading up on the Raspberry Pi and it got me interested in electronics/programming once again. And, Stef's videos have inspired me to put more effort into reading up on programming and coding. For the last four weeks, I've spent at least four hours a day either reading or coding. I'm well into Stef's HTML 2015 course. Once I've completed my Linux material, my C++ material and my GTK+ coding, I'll have more time to complete Stef's course. Stef, I know you like to close out your videos saying, "I hope this helps." Believe me, anyone who shares as much as you have helps everyone. Good work. -Mike
  36. 1 point
    Your folder CSS is capitalized, but in your path you use lower case css. Files are case sensitive. Best to pick lowercase and always stick with it.
  37. 1 point
    Top web browsers 2018: Microsoft's IE and Edge shed share as Chrome gains https://www.computerworld.com/article/3199425/web-browsers/top-web-browsers-2018-microsofts-ie-and-edge-shed-share-as-chrome-gains.html
  38. 1 point
    No. To track a users friends, that would probably be best handled in it's own table. So I would have perhaps a 'friends' table that would have perhaps three fields: user id friend user id date of frienship ... Something like that. So for each friend a user has, a new record (row) would be created. And then, you would apply an index to the field 'user id' ... for speed. Stef
  39. 1 point
    Do you mean the CSS width property? Check out my CSS course where I get into CSS layout, I go into detail how the horizontal space an element takes is affected by margins, padding and borders. That said, with CSS Grid and flexbox, this becomes a non issue but for older browsers, you still need to understand this. Makes sense?
  40. 1 point
    The while loop takes care of that. So you could read it like so: While the 'mysqli_fetch_assoc' has records, keep looping. When it runs out, stop. Stef
  41. 1 point
    Thanks for the letting me know. Glad to hear my courses are helping! Stef
  42. 1 point
    I just have a few grammar suggestions: Web Development: Since From a young age, I have .... Skills: I have knowledge in responsive web design with experience in: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootsrap, Node.js, Python, AJAX, Angular, Visual Basic and am learning more every day! (or ..., Visual Basic, and I am learning more every day!) As to Athletics and Hobbies - Is the site about you, or is is there to get you web development work? If it's you - then fine, but if it's there to get you work, I don't see how any of that is relevant at all. If I'm looking for a plumber, I want one who does good work, and I couldn't care less if in his spare time, he's bird-watching or under-water-basket weaving. And from the 'Need a Website?" part: If you need a website that looks great on all screen sizes, you've you have come to the right place. I work with a small team of developers, and we would love to get you started. We aim to make the process as easy for you as possible, leaving the work to us while keeping you posted every step of the way. We aim to make the process as easy for you as possible. Leave the work to us, and we will keep you posted every step of the way. Our goal is to make your dream site come to life, and we wont will not stop until you agree! Get in touch with me (see below), and we can discuss the details. None of this is a big deal, and most people probably won't notice, but grammar nazis like I am, will :-)
  43. 1 point
    Yippee!!! That's it!!!! Stef, you're the best
  44. 1 point
    Slowly but surely! Thanks for your support.
  45. 1 point
    The legend forum is comming back
  46. 1 point
    Hey domdag, looking good man! Really nice work Here are some quick thoughts on my first impressions, more from a marketing angle than the dev/design side: *apologies in advance that I can't leave you more detailed feedback right this second! Your site gives off a great trust vibe. You look professional and the impression I get is that you have your $#it together and you're a competent individual. The track picture and clear association with your almamatar is a nice touch. It's effective! So all around, well done on the key piece of establishing trust. One thing I see lacking is copy that's more focused on your visitor. So far everything is about you, but consider adding some copy that directly addresses the ideal person you hope to influence with your portfolio. Who is your ideal client? What problems, challenges, or needs might they have that you can help them with? What is it like to work with you and what added value do you bring to the table? Why should they hire you? Answering those kind of questions can help you create strong copy that has the potential to connect with a potential client (assuming that's the purpose of your portfolio). Example: Even if you don't have all those answers figured out yet, you could say something like: "When working on a project with a developer, communication and reliability are key. A cornerstone to my approach is to map out a clear project plan with my client and communicate at every step of the way so that they always know where their project stands. I aim to give clients the peace of mind that comes from knowing their project is on schedule and everything is on track, so they can remain focused on their business." Remember. People are always asking themselves "What's in it for me?" (beyond the obvious of "I'll get an app/site developed"). Which is where benefits focused copy comes in. Fire up a google search on Benefits Focused Copy and an hour of reading should have you well on your way. Hope that helps man! Tyler.
  47. 1 point
    Nice intro Logan. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I like your comment: "Creating real value for people is what gets me out of bed every morning!" I couldnt' agree more. It's pretty cool to have the skills and knowledge to help people grow their businesses and contribute to their success, especially when connected to local businesses and seeing the tangible effect it can have on peoples lives. Looking forward to seeing you around the forums! T.
  48. 1 point
    I can understand the shared host reluctance ... proxy service might cause problems for them in terms of bandwidth. Your best option is a VPS like Digital Ocean where you can slowly scale up as you need to. The cost starts out very reasonable.
  49. 1 point
    Well remember Rule # 1 - When in doubt do whatever LSW tells you to do, he is the best thing since sliced bread. First a reply to: Why does that not surprise me? I have yet to deal with a class that actually teaches you good coding habits, by school taught the same mistakes. Simply ask yourself Why? Why would I want to repeat what I already have? <a href=”whatever” title=”Cause LSW says so”>Cause LSW says so</a> What possible argument can there be for repeating? As for the screen readers, yes... It will read out "Cause LSW says so Cause LSW says so". Now if that would not get redundant for vision impaired users on each and every one on each and every page. So for SunnyOne, you can see the issue with adding a title to every anchor. If you are still in the class, you should point this out to the instructor and the school needs to consider covering web accessibility issues. There is no requirement for titles, they are only to be used when they have value for the user. In the example above, is their other content than the Main Content or would not Content imply the main content? If there is another secondary content, it would likely be in side bar or sub-box in which I would still expect Content to be main content and something else would be Box content or side content etc. Of course the best thing in this case is simply to say what it is, rather than "Content", why not simply state "Main Content"? Now I assume this is just for example, but the question is what is keeping me from stating what I want to say? Can't I say it clearly so I do not need to explain it further? The issue I have with the forum comment you made is that people once again do not understand that there is no SEO vs Accessibility, they are the same thing. SEO is optimizing for a SE spider, a "machine" that records pages and contents. It is as blind as many disabled users. If you optimize a site for special needs users, especially the vision impaired, then at the same time you are optimizing for the blind machine you want to make life easy for. Just remember folks that you are building web sites for the user, the human. They have to be able to use it. No. 1 ranking is of no use of the user arrives and can't easily find what they want. People are the priority and not machines. But anything done to make the site easier to use for humans will make it better for the machines and up your ranking. So no, you should never use the title attribute unless it is NEEDED to better clarify a target that you cannot clarify in the actual anchor text. As a side note to it's cousin alt=" ", the alt attribute should always be present for every image, but left empty if just for decoration. This will indicate to the screen reader user that there is an image but it is of no importance. If you do not use the alt attribute the screen reader may (depends on age and user preference) read the name of the image "ksikodjsk.jpg" which is as irritating as anything. So always use the alt attribute, even when empty & at least use decent names for images so they get "image topLeftCorner JPG" rather than "image ksikodjsk jpg". The alt attribute is for passing along information the user cannot get visually. So "image LSW recieving the 'What a good guy' award from President Obama" instead of "image ksikodjsk jpg" or "image Bar chart showing 56% increase this year compared to 43% increase last year for this quarter" instead of "image ksikodjsk jpg" Both the alt and the title attributes are really simple to use once one considers what they are for and who they are for. Once again a spider will get more out of an alt attribute than an image file name, so accessibility for the impaired user is accessibility for the spider hence SEO. So to finish off my usual seminar length post: Titles. If you have an :image title" under (or wherever) the image that says "LSW recieving the 'What a good guy' award from President Obama", you do not need to use it in an alt attribute or the user will here "LSW recieving the 'What a good guy' award from President Obama image LSW recieving the 'What a good guy' award from President Obama." If your content is rather clear that I received and award from President Obama, you can cut the alt or image title back to "LSW recieves award". So I strayed a bit off, but only because title and alt are much the same and both can result in irritating repeats for screen reader users or repetitive tool tips. Understanding one helps understanding the other. Disclaimer: If you do not know me, this was with humor and not arrogance.
  50. 1 point
    Thank you everybody, Never mind I manage to fine the Airline and Hotel Reservations System. :cool:
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