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    Working on my entrepreneurs course. It looks like it's going to be a great course!
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    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!
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    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!
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    Hi, So I have yet to apply a skin and tweak the settings. But, the new software is in place.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    The following threads will be updated info on current threats to you. For now you must scroll down to find the newest until we find a better way.
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    When doing a site refresh we do something like this: Audit Existing Site 1) Audit current sitemap & site architecture (urls, links, titles etc) to be sure we don't create any dead end links or stupidly remove any high performing pages, or that we redirect things appropriately (although we try to keep existing structure in place as much as possible to keep external bookmarks or links flowing in and maintain continuity of seo performance). 2) Audit the current website copy (WORDS are a huge part of web design which many new designers tend to overlook). Collect all the website copy together into buckets, or at least get a solid idea of what is where, so you can quickly analyze it and re-arrange, delete, or plan for new copy as needed. Strategize New Site 3) Strategize the new site design (if you're working with clients you need to do this based on client's business goals). Build a new sitemap, figure out what the function of each page is, what copy we will need (look at the old copy and decide what to scrap and what to keep, and what new copy we need), figure out what additional assets we might need as far as photography, videos, or technology we might need, plan out any advanced functionality, conversion funnels, etc. etc. Basically we create a blueprint of the new site and everythign we plan to do, while looking back at the old site and deciding what to keep and what to throw in the trash bin. 4) Create and/or gather all of the stuff we need to build the new site. Ie giving the client homework to create the copy we need, getting photography done, etc. 5) Finally the fun part. Design & Build the site. *** Careful if you are messing with DNS & Hosting setup. You gotta know what you are doing here or you can mess up email systems and other behind the scenes tech. Good luck man!
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    It seems like there going to be using Wix.com and using WordPress. They made me the web master. I can't wait to use my skills to start having the site look amazing. :-)
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    Hello Stef, I'm actually in your web design class. My plan is to push through the course as quickly as I can and help redesign the site. The issue is because I'm such a novice. I don't know the best approach to take. Do you have any suggestions or plan of attack once I obtain these skills? P.S. How long do I need to wait before I can post links on the forum? lol jk
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    The Business Battle Plan course is almost ready to go! 17 chapters of video + audio in a premium forum on what I WISH I knew when I started my first company way back!
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    Quotes & stories are just text, so that can be handled with a simple form. The user inputs text and submits the form, your code saves it - probably in a database - and you're done. Images might be an a URL to an existing image ( e.g. Photobucket ) or an actual image you allow them to upload via a form. Either way, the end result is almost the same - a URL to an image - one being your-site.com/images/img-name.jpg and the other external-site.com/their-url-system/img.jpg So you'd handle them differently but end up with a URL of some sort, that can be stored in the database. The uploaded image would have to be stored on your server. For displaying the results you might want something like Javascript Masonry - check that out, it's quite fun Security... All text would have to be checked / cleaned to stop code injection, cross site scripting and all the nastiness that people WILL try ! If the site's meant to be "family safe" then removing swear words etc too. Uploaded images would need to be coded so they can't upload huge pics; either flat out refuse them or shrink them down once uploaded. "Family safe" pretty much goes out the window with images, unless you're going to get real people to moderate each and every one. I believe there /might/ be some issues with external images and security, but I haven't researched it. E.g. I post an external URL to an image like site.com/image.svg and that might not be an .svg at all, or maybe one crafted with malicious intent.
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    A couple of things that help me out. CTRL-S is your friend. Quickly saves the page you are editing. Sublime also has a plugin called "View In Browser." A right click on the document or hot-key combo saves your file and opens it in a browser of your choice. You probably know this, but I will mention this as well. In the tab where the document name is, there is either a little circle or x to the right of the name. A quick glance tells you the status. x=saved, circle=there are unsaved edits on the page. These save a bit of time as well not having to go to the mouse so much.
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    You need a variable to store the total of the non-six rolls and a loop so that it repeats until a 6 is rolled. I don't know python, so this is somewhat pseudocode - based on the code above... total = 0 roll = 0 while ( roll != 6 ): roll = random.randint(1, 6) total = total + roll print("You rolled a ", roll, " Your total score is: ", total) print("You rolled a 6, game over") Edit: My indentation is wrong ( I think Python cares about that stuff ) so copy / pasting my code probably won't work !
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    Hello domdag27, Here is a little program that solves your problem. You can test it by using the three files (test.html, screen.css and local-storage2.js) I've attached to my reply. It can of course be further improved, for example by checking that no two tasks have the same identifier before being added and displayed in your table. As a general rule of thumb, you should always split up your JavaScript programs into several parts (= or little functions) to write it and improve it more easily. You'll see that in this one, there is seven little functions each dedicated to a specific purpose. I've commented out as much as I could this javascript program. Enjoy! local-storage2.js screen.css test.html
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    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 :-)
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    Hello perryc, If you're still alive since you posted your last question on this forum (just kidding...), in order to get your absolutely positioned image to scale the way you want, you have to do two things : 1) Be sure to wrap your absolutely positioned image(s) in a relatively positioned container. 2) Set the desired width for each of the images you want to scale in a relative unit (like in percentage for exemple), and not in a fixed unit (like in pixels for exemple). It is not enough to set a max-width equal to 100% for all your images, because the "width" value applied to each of your images will take precedence over the general "max-width" value. In other words, width and max-width are two different properties. 3) Don't forget to add a min-height to your container if you ONLY have HTML elements that are positioned abolutely inside of it, otherwise this container will no longer be aware of their existence. (When you position an element absolutely, you completely remove it from the natural flow of the page.) So, to summarize, here is an example where I put two images (with "position: absolute") inside of an overall container (with "position: relative"). The first image appears in the top left hand corner of the container ; the second image, in the bottom right hand corner. If you try this setting, you'll see that both images scale perfectly, even with "position: absolute" applied to them. <div class="container"> <img class="absolute first" src="my_bogus_image1.jpg"> <img class="absolute second" src="my_bogus_image2.jpg"> </div><!-- end of container --> img { max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .container { position: relative; width: 90%; /* Whatever width you want it to be. */ min-height: 850px; /* In case you ONLY have ABSOLUTELY positioned html elements (like images) inside of your container, you must set a min-width sufficient to contain all your images. */ } .absolute { position: absolute; /* Use the top, left, right and/or bottom properties as usual to position the image in relation to the container div */ } .first { top: 0; left: 0; width: 20%; /* Whatever width you want, but expressed in a relative unit. */ } .second { bottom: 0; right: 0; width: 30%; /* Whatever width you want, but expressed in a relative unit. */ }
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    Hi Michael, If you goal is just to learn programming (no career goals yet,) then I would go Python for sure. Why: It's MUCH easier to learn than C Python has many commercial applications = jobs Python represents the future of programming, with the other high level languages like JavaScript, Swift, PHP etc. C is old school and though I don't see it going away anytime soon, I am sure over time Python-like languages will dominate. Well if you take it collectively, they already do easily. There are lots of Python resources out there, but my very biased opinion is that my Python course is the best by far - if you like learning deep concepts quickly and easily: https://www.killervideostore.com/video-courses/beginners_python_3.php Hope that helps, Stefn
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    I'm on a macintosh and want to know what is the best text editor for that platform.
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    Sublime is great. I prefer it to notepad++ because it's easier to install extensions. A great extension is emmet - it gives you some really useful shortcuts like so: h1.main-text>ul.main-mav>li.nav*5 outputs this: <h1 class="main-text"> <ul class="main-mav"> <li class="nav"></li> <li class="nav"></li> <li class="nav"></li> <li class="nav"></li> <li class="nav"></li> </ul> </h1> If you dislike the default colour scheme, you can change it to the same as notepad++ in preferences.
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    Agreed! Bangkok I mainly met English teachers, but up here more or less every western guy I've met is a coder or marketing/website freelancer and every girl I've met is a blogger. Also Stef - This invision forum software is really nice and clean. I stay logged in (through facebook I presume), and the notifications make sense. -- Thanks for answering the question. When you say there's 4 levels, is 4 inherently more complex and desirable than 2 or 3? I'm just about ready to hit level 2, so I can concentrate on higher level business activities - increasing my knowledge, finding new clients, hiring people. My goal is to gradually become an expert in PHP + Wordpress, able to do any and all jobs which come my way, but actually doing almost none of them - just the really cool ones. My friend here has himself a developer from the Philippines, who primarily uses Divi. He's paid him $300 a month for a few years now - is this a realistic approach? Ideally, I need a guy who has a total understanding of PHP to build websites for me using Beaver builder & wordpress, but able to take on more complex jobs. My understanding of PHP isn't good enough right now to hire anybody to do more complex jobs yet - I just had to turn down a nice web app. I think I could comfortably sell $4k-6k good month (2 or 3 x $2000 or similar), and using page builders there's more than enough time - slow clients not withstanding... for $300 in labour per month, the margins there are obviously huge. What do you think of this approach? Too much of a hack, or entrepreneurial (while it lasts)? Cheers Adam
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    Yippee!!! That's it!!!! Stef, you're the best
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    Hello Andrea, We are two years later, but since your website is still active, the following might be useful to you: 1) You already solved partly your problem regarding your header (from the "width" point of view, but not entirely from the "height" one). For you header div, you could use "background-size: cover;" instead of "background-size: 100%", because at the mobile width, your #dbe3f0 substitute background color for this div starts to appear as a grey horizontal strip below your background-image, which is not very beautiful. 2) Also, still at the mobile resolution, you should initally hide your navigation menu until a button is clicked, and not reveal it right away. As you still use Bootstrap in its version 3.3, this framework provides a quick and easy fix to this problem. Check out this page : http://getbootstrap.com/docs/3.3/javascript/#collapse But for this to work, you first need to include in your Wordpress theme both the jQuery library (which you already do) and the Bootstrap JAVASCRIPT library too, just below it, in the head section of your HTML code. Because currently, you only use the Bootstrap CSS responsive grid, but not its JavaScript capabilities. Don't worry if you didn't learn JavaScript, you wouldn't have to write a single line of JavaScript to take advantage of this feature. Then, basically, you add the following button with the following attributes: <button type="button" class="navbar-toogle" data-toggle="collapse" data-target=".navbar-collapse"> <span class="icon-bar"></span> <span class="icon-bar"></span> <span class="icon-bar"></span> </button> And you add a "navbar-collapse" class to you nav div (this name must match the name of the data-target attribute of the previously inserted button): <nav class="collapse navbar-collapse"> <ul class="nav navbar-nav"> <li>Our services</li> <li>About us</li> <li>Photos</li> <li>Testimonials</li> <li>Contact Us</li> </ul> </nav>
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    A couple of questions: 1) is "my-friends" an html file? Does it have an extension (.txt .html, etc)? If so, it must have that extension in the link. I am running under the assumption that is is another page in your site and is called "my-friends.html".Make sure it has an html extension. The names must match (file name and the name in your link) <p>Meet<a href="my-friends.html"> my friends.</a></p> 2) If this is a file, it must be in the same directory as your index.html (or whatever you call you home page). If not, you need to give a path to the file. It is customary to have the html files of a site in the root directory and other things in sub directories. <p>Meet<a href="directory/my-friends.html"> my friends.</a></p> If I am barking up the wrong tree, clarify what you mean by not loading correctly. Add a screen shot if you can.
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    Thanks guys! Good points. I was thinking something was missing, and a section about the customer plus some better images would definitely be a great touch.
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    Oh oh, now they will come after me, they'll think: "Oh they like are key idea!" and then ehwn they see what I really wrote about it... I guess all my wifes packages will not only be wet but left in the drainage ditch. LOL
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    jQuery Official Blog Hacked — Stay Calm, Library is Safe! https://thehackernews.com/2017/10/jquery-hacked.html
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    Hi! Thailand! Lots of fun. Spent time in Bangkok and Phuket. Best chicken in the world is found in the beaches there! I see your point. Over here in Canada, people who basically sell their time are referred to as contractors. Or in French, 'travailleur autonome'. Entrepreneurs invent businesses and there is an expectation of developing an 'engine', if you will, that earns when you are NOT working. There are 4 levels of business: Sell your time - contractor. Sell other people's time. Sell a physical product that you created. Sell an idea: software, publishing etc. Stef
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    You may have seen my two recent posts about Cyber Threats, Bad Rabbit and CoinHive. In the first I said top block all Flash, in the second block all JavaScript. Flash: As many of you know this is dying out and has always been a major security vulnerability. As it is dying out you can usually block it without much issue. JavaScript (JS): I have always preached against JS, before because it was not always supported like with early cell phones and because people like me often turned it off and web site readers could have issues with it. But face it, web sites still use it and it has grown rather than diminished in popularity. You cannot reasonably block it without breaking many sites you go to. So, what to do? Eventually I will post a tools thread, but this is important enough for its own thread. In the CoinHive story I pointed out that more and more sites are placing JS on their sites that mine cryptocurrency like Bitcoin using YOUR CPU, but WITHOUT your knowledge, WITHOUT your permission, and WITHOUT sharing the profits with you (.05 Bitcoin I about $285 as of this writing). NoScript: This is the quickest and easiest thing to use. It is a Firefox Plugin you can get from Mozilla. It by default, blocks everything. Once installed most web sites will be broken. It takes patience, but as you visit sites, you will need to give permissions for the sites. You can allow the base website permanently. Same goes for some other clear needs. The rest, you can leave them blocked, or allow them temporarily to see what are required for the site to work and which ones are just fluff or downright invasive. Don’t need it? Don’t allow it. Don’t allow Facebook, don’t allow Google analytics, these are tracking you and are not needed to use the sites. It also blocks Java (many vulnerabilities), Flash (massive vulnerabilities), and some other hazardous things you may not know about. uBlock Origin: This name exactly! uBlock is a different software! uBlock Origin is another Firefox plugin. It does much the same as NoScript and much much more. It is theoretically the better of the two if you have serious issues with your privacy/security. It also has a bit of a learning curve. I intend to use it but have yet to find the time to really sit down and learn how to use it correctly. NoScript is fine for most of you, but if you want more control over what happens in your browser or your paranoid, put the time in to really understand uBlock Origin so you can set it up correctly. There are videos on YouTube on how to use it, so check it out first. It can also replace add blockers. uMatrix: uBlock Origin’s big beefy brother. It is almost identical, but offers the ultimate control over what happens in your browser. It can also replace add blockers. This should be held in reserve until you are well versed and comfortable with uBlock Origin. It is only for advanced techno types. Remember, these will be a pain in your but to begin with and you will want to just get rid of them… do not do that. These can protect your privacy while surfing. Google Analytics tracks you to decide your interests and then make money off your habits by using targeted adds. Yea the data is nifty for web site owners… but it is bad for us users. Go ahead and install Noscript/Ublock Origin and visit a few sites and see what pops up for scripts: Killersites Forum: Killersites and Google Analytics Forbes.com: Initially you will get a white page as all is blocked. Now go to the tool and look, you will see Forbes & ForbesImg (Forbes Image Server), so approve both of them. Now look again after a refresh, the list has grown to about 25 scripts trying to run/connect and you normally would have no idea. Even having an idea they are there, do you know what they do, what data about you they handle and why they need it? Hulu: Hulu has 23 scripts, but my films work fine with only 10 approved. I often listen to Keith Olberman on GQ’s web site. It took me at least 20 min. to get the video collection page working correctly and playing the video. I had to grant temporary permissions to each one until something worked and then make that permanent and try again with the next. It can take a lot of time and energy. But once done, you can surf in more privacy than you did before. Some of these or those like them ar available for Chrome. But Chrome is developed by the folks tracking you for a profit so there are fewer. If you want privacy, use Firefox.
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    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:
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    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...
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    You would have to test. Try with the cheapest and see how it goes. That is the value of VPS, you can scaled in a few minutes. Stef
  43. 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.
  44. 1 point
    That makes sense, you are populating: $responseBody ... with the filter string data. Stef
  45. 1 point
    I manage to fix my on code: if (!$urlIsValid) { die("Error: The requested URL was disallowed by the server administrator."); } $response = makeRequest($url); $rawResponseHeaders = $response["headers"]; $responseBody = $response["body"]; $responseInfo = $response["responseInfo"]; //SET THE BANNED WORDS. $banned_words = array("Prick","****","bull****","****","asshole"); //SUBSTITUTE THE BANNED WORDS ON PROXIED PAGE (CONTENT FILTERING). if($responseInfo['http_code'] == '200' ) { $regex = '/\b'; // The beginning of the regex string syntax $regex .= implode('\b|\b', $banned_words); // joins all the banned words to the string with correct regex syntax $regex .= '\b/i'; // Adds ending to regex syntax. Final i makes it case insensitive $substitute = '****'; $responseBody = preg_replace($regex, $substitute, $responseBody); } I changed this: $url = preg_replace($regex, $substitute, $response); to this: $responseBody = preg_replace($regex, $substitute, $responseBody);
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    I would spend time writing code and building projects related to data sciences ... if you want to be that guy. But, if you rather go into management later, then the MBA might be a better choice. Stef
  47. 1 point
    Thank you. Excellent sounding advice.
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    Hi! We had some strict rules in the past, because the forum software had a hard time with the spammers. The current new software is much more capable so I think everyone will be a bit more chill. That said, pretty please, don't spam us! ... That said: PLEASE DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS!! Stef
  49. 1 point
    That style of comment is only good in CSS and Javascript. For HTML comments, you need to be using the right syntax: <!-- your comment here -->
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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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