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  1. 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!
  2. 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...
  3. 2 points
    Just super backedup with work ... activating schools. Going to circle around to add more to the Business Battle Plan by next week. I plan on outputting all the mp3 files as well. Stef
  4. 2 points
    Working on my entrepreneurs course. It looks like it's going to be a great course!
  5. 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!
  6. 2 points
    Hi, So I have yet to apply a skin and tweak the settings. But, the new software is in place.
  7. 1 point
    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:
  8. 1 point
    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.
  9. 1 point
    That is a question that in some variation you have all asked, that is good. Telling yourself your unimportant in some variation and at lesser threat, that my friends is not so good. I do believe this link is posted in another thread, but I decided it needs to be highlighted, right here at the top for new visitors to this forum so it catches their eye and they hopefully come to understand that regardless of who you are: Hackers ARE interested in YOU! As well as you grandparents, parents, spouses, siblings, and children who have computers. So get your PC squared away and then start working on them and help them protect themselves. This article is about why they want your computer, but alot of it is the same for your mobile devices and in some cases even your IoT (Internet of Things) devides like smart TV's and gaming systems with Online access. Your data is valuable, from identitiy theft to selling your data and movements to advertisers. Your email has its own value as I will show in another article. Regardless of who you are or who you think you are not. You are still a target! The Scrap Value of a Hacked PC, Revisited https://krebsonsecurity.com/2012/10/the-scrap-value-of-a-hacked-pc-revisited/
  10. 1 point
    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
  11. 1 point
    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. :-)
  12. 1 point
    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
  13. 1 point
    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.
  14. 1 point
    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.
  15. 1 point
    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
  16. 1 point
    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.
  17. 1 point
    jQuery Official Blog Hacked — Stay Calm, Library is Safe! https://thehackernews.com/2017/10/jquery-hacked.html
  18. 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.
  19. 1 point
    Amazon Key takes deliveries to new level: Inside your home https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-key-takes-deliveries-to-a-new-level-inside-your-home/ This is another example of IoT (Internet of Things). A house lock and cameras connected to the ionternet. Now I will admit like many other IoT items this sounds very usefull. Here in my little rain foprrest corner of Alaska it has literally ranined 90+% of the days this summer. My wife buys alkot online and then we get home and find soaked boxes infront of the door. Yea, so this would be an awsome service! But is it secure? It may net be well covered in local news but in the security fiekd it is well known that most security camers in homes these days have crap for security software and are easy to hack into. When they created the lock, did the manufacturer have a good team looking at it from the security point or can a hacker easily crack your house lock online and let people in? There is a case recently where a lock company downloaded the wrong update to locks: Smart Locks Receive Bad Update; Hundreds Taken Offline. So, aside from general human laziness etc. saying how great the idea is... Anyone wondering if this is a real good idea from the cyber security point of view? Anyone feeling a bit queezy at the idea? Anyone wondering what your insurance will think about this (not pay or raise rates?) Anyone wondering who is liable if it is hacked and your house is ransacked?
  20. 1 point
    Hi, I am just working on getting some final bugs fixed with the forum software and I will be adding in a new module once the 2 bugs are fixed. When everything is done, I will be launching the rebirth of the forum.
  21. 1 point
    I was just reading an article in the Mirror, where a recent a study unearthed that kids would rather be an entrepreneur, more than any other career! ... This to me is a great thing. Entrepreneurship has replaced foolhardy careers such as: Actor Singer Pro athlete Anyone knows, that the chances of success in the above three long-shot careers is ....well, a long-shot! It seems the youngins are better informed these days! Stef
  22. 1 point
    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
  23. 1 point
    Thank you. Excellent sounding advice.
  24. 1 point
    Hi! If you did not get your validation email, just email me directly at: stefan@killersites.com ... And I will update your account so you can use the forum. PS: remember to include your forum user ID. Thanks, Stefan
  25. 1 point
    Just a little advice with using word press. Always make a child theme. When your site or admin panel starts acting funny you will probably have a plugin not playing well with others. So always check you site after you install a new plug in to make sure everything is working. When setting up your site do not use admin as your admin login name, it makes it easer to hack. Also when siting up your word press change the database prefix from wp_ to something like a password, for example Wk8rthkvf_ I just hit some keys. Again this will help a lot with security for your site. You do not need to remember this prefix if you need it for for some reason you can log into your phpadmin on your server and get it from there. Although I have never before needed it. Also install some kind of security on your wordpress site like, BulletProof Security, there are others but this one has a free version and I have not had a WP site hacked sense using this plug in. One more thing do not use godaddy as a hosting server for WordPress it does not get along with godaddy servers at all. Good Luck.
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