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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
    If you drop the Killer...you need to return the frog!
  7. 2 points
    This was a useful video I found a few weeks ago and I got a lot from it: 17 Sublime Text Shortcuts and Tips The text version he mentions is here: http://GitHub repository: https://github.com/michaelcheng429/17-sublime-text-tip PS: Let's call it 18 tips: 18] Removing a plugin from Sublime text 3: This afternoon I had to do just that and was almost demented until I found the answer below. It's mind-boggling how many people can't answer a simple question like "how can I remove a package from Sublime Text" without getting into a slavering fluster and unleashing lectures they've been waiting years to use. Excited puppies and trouser legs don't get a look in. Oh sorry, here's the answer: Go to package control by pressing Ctrl + Shift + p (or use the preferences tab on Sublime text-this shortcut doesn't work for me, that might be a Linux thing): type "remove package" then type the package/plugin name and enter to uninstall it.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 2 points
    I believe we will have a huge boom after this.
  11. 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...
  12. 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:
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 2 points
    Thanks, after all it was the <style> included in the stylesheet, like you said. Solved.
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 2 points
    Working on my entrepreneurs course. It looks like it's going to be a great course!
  24. 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!
  25. 2 points
    Hi, So I have yet to apply a skin and tweak the settings. But, the new software is in place.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 1 point
    I've seen quite a few of Stef's Youtube videos and from what I can tell, they buy coffee.
  29. 1 point
    I'm new as well. As to your final comment about "it might not be ideal timing". Keep this in mind - 68% of the Fortune 500 companies were started in a depression or a recession.
  30. 1 point
    Stefan! Thank you for the reply. I tried a few things suggested on forums but didn't work. Will look into the config option. Thank you. Joy
  31. 1 point
    Just an article that I thought some of you may find useful speeding up your wi-fi networks. 5 things that will slow your Wi-Fi network by NetworkWorls Magazine https://www.networkworld.com/article/3256026/lan-wan/5-things-that-will-slow-your-wi-fi-network.html
  32. 1 point
    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. Burger King explains Net Neutrality 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.
  33. 1 point
    Hope everyone is doing well. Good luck on your progress 😊
  34. 1 point
    Yes indeed. I've teaching about this for years. Knowing the foundations of coding will make you much better with Wordpress because at some point you will be working with code. And knowing code will give you a deep understanding you would have otherwise. The IWD course will kickstart your career either way.
  35. 1 point
    Very Informative. I have been using bracket and just switched VS Code as a beginner. I dont know if VS COde is ideal for a beginner developer but it has good reviews.
  36. 1 point
    No worries Stef, I'm on this vid right now "Steps to Submitting a Payment" and it is hard to find the equivalent area on developer.paypal.com in order to generate the JSON like the vid is doing. Yeah it really needs an update. 😄 I was hoping to wrap this course up. Anyway it's been good so far getting my head into this whole MVC with PHP. Up to now I've only used PHP procedurally. I'll keep poking around and see if I can get this paypal sorted.
  37. 1 point
    Hi all, I am Carly from Manchester UK. I had a bachelor degree in science and studied web design. I love my work, cats and happy meals. hope i will learn from you all and share my experiences too.
  38. 1 point
    I am starting up in this freelance game myself... My experience so far has been similar, flaky clients. My first was an unpaid gig for a local law firm. I literally spent months doing this huge site redo for her, about 90% of the site is done, she was giving me feedback and was "yes-ing" everything I suggested. When it came down to finalizing the design decisions she stopped responding to my emails and calls. The second client I've been waiting for feedback and content for months now. These experiences sort of killed my momentum and very demoralizing wasting all this time, I learned a lot I suppose so not 100% waste. I'm going to keep at, you should too, Stef said it'd be rough at first.
  39. 1 point
    Yes got resolved in subsequent videos. Thanks
  40. 1 point
    glad I read this post, now I know I just have to wait a couple more hour and until you do todays orders..... Merci..
  41. 1 point
    Well I finally figured it out I know all through the course Stefan had stressed time and time again about the importance of spaces in Python and I did believe him I just hadn't really learnt the lesson very well until now. So I was determined not to be beaten by this problem with my code, but no matter how many times I looked at my code and compared it to the source code I just couldn't see my fault. Not wanting to move onto the next lesson without fixing my code I decided I'd have to keep checking and re checking until I found my mistake. There it was as plain as day........ SPACING! how could I miss that?? Well I'm not entirely sure how I missed it, but I'm glad i did, I've learnt a very valuable lesson today For comparisons sake heres my newly spaced code: # Python treasure hunt game import random, time def display_game_intro(): print(''' ---->Welcome to the 'Python Treasure Hunt Game' ...the most amazing game ever made! After a long journey, you find yourself in front of two caves. One cave leads to a treasure, the other, a spike filled pit! Being brave, and a little greedy for treasure, you've decided to go for it! ''') def choose_cave(): cave = '' while cave != '1' and cave != '2': print('Which cave do you want to enter? (1 or 2)') cave = input() return cave def enter_cave(chosen_cave): print('\nYou have entered a cave...') time.sleep(1) random_cave = random.randint(1,2) #print("random_cave= " + str(random_cave)) if random_cave == int(chosen_cave): print("---> Lucky you! You found the chest!") else: print("--->You expected to find a chest\n ...and all you found was DEATH!") def main_loop(): ''' The main_loop() function controls the flow of the game by calling functions and using conditionals''' playGameAgain = "yes" while playGameAgain == "yes" or playGameAgain == "y": display_game_intro() chosen_cave = choose_cave() enter_cave(chosen_cave) print("\n\nDo you want to try again? (yes or no)") playGameAgain = input() print("You said: " + playGameAgain) time.sleep(1) if playGameAgain == "yes" or playGameAgain == "y": print("\nLet's try again!") else: print("\nOk, see ya later!") main_loop()
  42. 1 point
    I started Stef's KillerPython as a programming refresher and to clarify some things in Python. I like this tool Turtle that he chose to explain things. It's less complicated than other tutorials I've seen trying to use TKinter or even worse PyGame. In the attached code, I have functions for drawing a square or triangle making use of For Loops and If Then statements. The first argument controls the size of the shapes. I wanted a way to accept a second argument telling the Turtle to draw the shape to the left or the right, but I seemed to be getting into a weird situation trying to get Words or Strings accepted as arguments. I defined right = 1 and left = 2 so they sort of behaved like integers in my IF statement. Anyway, so far I'm enjoying the approach to KillerPython. As I said in a post on YouTube, I've had some coding classes that leaned heavily on Power Point and were so awfully boring lol. This is much better feeling more casual and interactive. Testing.py
  43. 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
  44. 1 point
    Hi, Send me an email and I will arrange to get you the quizzing. Stef
  45. 1 point
    jQuery Official Blog Hacked — Stay Calm, Library is Safe! https://thehackernews.com/2017/10/jquery-hacked.html
  46. 1 point
    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.
  47. 1 point
    Hi, Ahh .. yes. The Python course in StudioWeb has quizzing ... so I mentioned the quizzing. Email directly if you want StudioWeb.com access with all the quizzing and gamification. How are you liking the python course so far? Thanks, Stefan
  48. 1 point
    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
  49. 1 point
    Thank you. Excellent sounding advice.
  50. 1 point
    Ohhh I get tired of such "articles," they are usually so off it is not funny. (By the way we have a whole accessibility section covering all of this.) Just imagine accessibility being created for SEO and not for those users who actually need it to use web sites. And why push XHTML when IE does not even support it? Clearly the author has no idea of the difference of XHTML. It is more important to use the right MIME-TYPE, if you do not specify it as XHTML, then you are just serving up poorly written HTML. If you do specify it correctly as a XML language, IE will crash. So if you are serving XHTML as HTML then it is logical to write HTML. XHTML is useless until IE supports it correctly. First off it is not an "Alt Tag", a tag is between < >, the alt is between " " and therefore part of a tag making it an attribute. One can question reading an article where the author does not seem to know the difference. But maybe it was a typo. The alt attribute is required to be there yes, but it is not required to be filled out. If the image has actual important meaning, you fill out the text to explain it or to describe it to users without images, such as blind users. It is also useful for spyders, but it does not exist for SEO. If it is just decorative fluff or of no real importance to the content, you leave it empty so users know there is an image they are missing but it is of no importance. Simply wrong. Meta tags have little to do with accessibility, only SEO and finding the page. You can make web sites with no meta tags at all. Language HELPS to specify a language so you can rule out the site if you do not speak the language. A screen reader will already be set for a primary language and that is the sites it will likely visit. The language meta tag can help it possible switch to a different language, or you can use the language attribute to tell it the following text is a different language. Useful for quotes or maybe company names in a different language for instance. Description tags are generally only used by search engines as a description of the site content, however most search engines these days use the first part of the content for that. Meta tags have not been used by search engines for years as they were misused by those sites of questionable morals to lure people in. Something I can actually agree with. Just a but vague. Clear and logical navigation benefits all users, it benefits you as it is a benefit to the search spyder to quickly find the info a searcher would want. It however is a must for those with disabilities, especially cognitive disabilities like autism, ADHD or general concentration issues as well as using keyboards rather than a mouse. Once more shall we. There is only one "correct" DOCTYPE, Strict. Frames are out and Transitional is just that, transitional, meaning not permanent. It was meant as a temporary fix to help people move from one language to another, aka HTML 4.0 to HTML 4.1. It is not a requirement, just a good idea. It only makes a real difference to the validate program. The info in the doctype is already with the server along with the mimeType when you request it, before the web page loads. The only reason to have it in the header is to let a browser know what it is when it has been downloaded to a HD and has no contact with the server. The Doctype in an online page is of no use to the user or SEO, or accessibility. With the help of above mentioned questionable techniques, a person can easily tell that the author really has no bloody idea what he/she is on about, but hey, they have article with their name on it, whoopee.
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