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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
    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.
  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
    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
  5. 2 points
    Working on my entrepreneurs course. It looks like it's going to be a great course!
  6. 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!
  7. 2 points
    Hi, So I have yet to apply a skin and tweak the settings. But, the new software is in place.
  8. 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..
  9. 1 point
    There are few ways to handle this. First rule, you can't apply two IDs to a tag. IDs have to be unique. So I would use one ID to apply all your CSS to the tag in question. Or a class if you plan on using the CSS rules more than once in a page.
  10. 1 point
    Hi, aquaturtles.com I think is now offline. You don't really need it. I would simply get your own hosting ... you can get it for a little as $2/month. You can try these guys: https://funio.com/en/?utm_source=killer-sites&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=banner1
  11. 1 point
    Switched it up and had hot Chai Tea
  12. 1 point
    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.
  13. 1 point
    Hi, I am in now. Completed 4 chapters so far and going..
  14. 1 point
    In the include files, is your class code. It is basically like pasting the code into your PHP page. Makes sense?
  15. 1 point
    Just keep going. Do the quizzing and write code. It will stick with you more and more as you go. Stef
  16. 1 point
    Hi, For HTML, CSS and JavaScript, the web browsers 'know' what to do because the code has a particular structure that tells the web browser what kind of code it is. For example, with HTML, the tag structure with the angled brackets tell the browser it is HTML. For CSS, it can see CSS with the style attribute or the CSS tag block. With JavaScript, it is the script tag block. With PHP, you have to create a PHP page (ex: index.php) ... and when the web server see's the PHP extension, it passes the page to the PHP engine, and it knows how to find and read the PHP code. Makes sense? Stef
  17. 1 point
    No. To track a users friends, that would probably be best handled in it's own table. So I would have perhaps a 'friends' table that would have perhaps three fields: user id friend user id date of frienship ... Something like that. So for each friend a user has, a new record (row) would be created. And then, you would apply an index to the field 'user id' ... for speed. Stef
  18. 1 point
    Happy New Year everyone, I wish you a good health and happiness, for the rest... it can wait
  19. 1 point
    Sorry for the long delay. I get soooo many questions. For me, being about to develop apps was a valuable skill that just gave me more options. I look at coding as one of many: Writing Coding Communication Etc .... How to motivate yourself: Start learning ... say for example, do 20 minutes / day. StudioWeb will be ideal for you, since you can just do 2 video lessons a day, and their questions. This is all tracked and so you never have to figure out where you were. Continue to do you daily training .... like doing a daily exercise. It's only 20 minutes ... and you don't need to shower after! Start looking around for ideas on things you might build. Ask some business owners you know what kind of software they may need, or maybe a small business may need a website. Get a feel for what is out there. Hope that helps! Stef
  20. 1 point
    Hi, The Python is a separate purchase, you have to admit, at only $29, they are a bargain! https://www.killervideostore.com/video-courses/beginners_python_3.php I believe the Python course is the best I've created. Stef
  21. 1 point
    Hi! The HTML is rendering in reverse order because of something to do with the innerHTML is being used. Can you post the HTML code?
  22. 1 point
    Oh, that's fantastic! It's working better now. That is basically what I was doing but had it in the wrong place and a slightly different hook. Thanks so much. I just need to work with the styling. Thanks so much
  23. 1 point
    I found this link, https://briangardner.com/add-widget-area-site-header/ maybe it will help. But I have a question, how it this section created, if it's a slider you could add the text without an extra sidebar
  24. 1 point
    Ok --- testing worked, I tried to thank Anadar for the excellent recommendation, and it somehow caused a disturbance in the force..... got
  25. 1 point
    Stefan is having a coffee with Stefan? Wow, this is some CoffeeStefption
  26. 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.
  27. 1 point
    If you are not aware, Mozilla has released a new browser called Quantum on the 15th or 16th of Nov. 2017. I was not online yesterday, so just saw it today. Anyone use it yet, any thoughts, etc. anyone would like to share. I just downloaded it at work but nhot sure when I will get to work on it. Firefox Quantum
  28. 1 point
    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.
  29. 1 point
    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!
  30. 1 point
    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
  31. 1 point
    I just have a few grammar suggestions: Web Development: Since From a young age, I have .... Skills: I have knowledge in responsive web design with experience in: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootsrap, Node.js, Python, AJAX, Angular, Visual Basic and am learning more every day! (or ..., Visual Basic, and I am learning more every day!) As to Athletics and Hobbies - Is the site about you, or is is there to get you web development work? If it's you - then fine, but if it's there to get you work, I don't see how any of that is relevant at all. If I'm looking for a plumber, I want one who does good work, and I couldn't care less if in his spare time, he's bird-watching or under-water-basket weaving. And from the 'Need a Website?" part: If you need a website that looks great on all screen sizes, you've you have come to the right place. I work with a small team of developers, and we would love to get you started. We aim to make the process as easy for you as possible, leaving the work to us while keeping you posted every step of the way. We aim to make the process as easy for you as possible. Leave the work to us, and we will keep you posted every step of the way. Our goal is to make your dream site come to life, and we wont will not stop until you agree! Get in touch with me (see below), and we can discuss the details. None of this is a big deal, and most people probably won't notice, but grammar nazis like I am, will :-)
  32. 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.
  33. 1 point
    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
  34. 1 point
    Yippee!!! That's it!!!! Stef, you're the best
  35. 1 point
    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>
  36. 1 point
    Slowly but surely! Thanks for your support.
  37. 1 point
    The legend forum is comming back
  38. 1 point
    I run CentOS Linux. Of editors available to both CentOS and MAC, I have used VIM, Brackets, Atom, and Sublime Text. I have used others that are not ported to MAC. Of these, I always come back to Sublime Text. Best Advice? Try several, you will find one that stands out among the others.
  39. 1 point
    Nice. Keep us updated, looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
  40. 1 point
    jQuery Official Blog Hacked — Stay Calm, Library is Safe! https://thehackernews.com/2017/10/jquery-hacked.html
  41. 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?
  42. 1 point
    As Stef mentioned, you'll defintely want to get set up in webmaster tools / search console. Make sure you submit your site map and keep an eye on the crawl & index status for your site over the next week or so. You can also use an advanced search operator to see how many pages google currently has indexed, then manually flip through the results as needed: Head over to google and do a search for site:mywebsite.com ... ie: List of google advanced operators: Reference 1 from google & Reference 2 (more comprehensive) from a 3rd party site.
  43. 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
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    That makes sense, you are populating: $responseBody ... with the filter string data. Stef
  45. 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
  46. 1 point
    Thank you. Excellent sounding advice.
  47. 1 point
    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
  48. 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 -->
  49. 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
  50. 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.