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  1. 4 points
    I also tried this at first, and it was almost the same experience, most people don't know what they want, so I mainly use templates, show them, and change things up for them, its troubling when they yes too everything and trying to start from scratch, so by having a "menu" that I can serve to them on a silver platter made the whole processes much simpler. By that I mean, here are a few Menu - Home Page - Color Pallet Combinations, here are the most popular trending fonts, used in 2018 for clear visuals, and so on. Most people don't pay attention to small details at first but when its all put together, boom Although I have stopped offering this service, its something that I do believe worth doing, get to learn ALLOT just by trying to solve problems client have. keep it up! and don't give up
  2. 3 points
    We get a lot of questions about learning, but part of getting a job is also experience. Volunteering is not just a way to get experience but also built up a body of work and employers do tend to like people who volunteer. So how can I get experience? What are you thinking with volunteering? 1. Teaching: This will depend on your experience and area. In Germany I helped Youth Club staff build good web sites. Here in Juneau I did a seminar for local businesses. Here at Killersites I have learned things or made “mental connections” as I have tried to teach or help many of you with your issues. Often when helping others you realize other ways of doing things that you never considered before, you learn things answering other’s questions. Maybe teach a local high school computer club good web design. 2. Free web work: Like many others I did web work for some non-profit sites. I did the work for free, so they got a cheap web site and I had a web site to show besides my own and a professional reference for my application. Look around at charities, churches, and other non-profit entities online or your area. 3. Volunteering: Naturally any place you volunteer will aid you. I will stick with IT work here though. Even if it is not web design, you have more computer experience than most average folks to you can be of great help just doing basic IT stuff. You will also learn new skills and experience other IT areas you like more. I started in web design, then went to programming and am now my divisions cyber security person. So, do not fear volunteering for “other” IT work. A. Red Cross/Crescent – The Red Cross works differently is different countries, so I can only speak to the American Red Cross (ARC), but my guess is that the Canadian Red Cross, Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V., etc. will have the same needs, just other terms. i. Disaster Services Technology (DST): The ARC is going digital more each year, many of the tools they use are online. Every time ARC volunteers deploy to a disaster, some of the first ones in are DST, and there are never enough DST volunteers. So, as long as volunteers are in the field at disasters, so are their technical support. Computers: There is a sub-team that handles passing out, setting up, managing and maintaining and collecting computers. Also support for the apps used. Networking: A sub-team that specifically deals with networking, connectivity, and Servers. Big disasters like this fall will have field servers deployed, many communications may be down, so we set up satellite internet connections. We use wired and WiFi connections, routers, switches and set up printers. Communications: This sub-team passes out and supports smart phones, tablets, handheld and mobile radios, radio base stations, antennas etc. Customer support: This is basically the help desk folks who help the users. [NOTE: these are the four official jobs in DST, but the disaster decides the actual build. You may find yourself doing multiple jobs if the disaster is not as big or there are not enough volunteers. DST from hurricane Harvey is still in the field from all over the country, and it is usually a two week deployment, so they constantly need people, so there may not be enough. I am the only DST member for all of SE Alaska] ii. IT End User Services (IT EUS) – Another ARC group to consider for those times between disasters. This is really just the IT shop for the ARC broken into regions. I am currently going through the process. As an EUS volunteer I will be dealing with maintenance and troubleshooting of ARC computers in my area, helping other volunteer and staff with their computer problems, running updates etc. Again, I am the only EUS person for SE Alaska, the nearest are almost 6 miles away in Anchorage. iii. There are many other volunteer jobs for logistics, shelter workers etc. with any of the Red Cross/Crescents as well both day to day and disaster situations. B. CyberPatriot – CyberPatriot is a national youth cyber education program run each year by the Air Force Association (AFA) and partners. The AFA sees the lack of cyber security trained people on the US workforce to be a National Security Issue. They want to get more youth interested in STEM and computer jobs and increase the number of women in the IT sector. You can volunteer as an assistant coach for teams in your area, or you can contact schools or organizations in the area to coach your own teams. This competition is not just for the geeks, it is built for people, teens or coaches with no idea about computers and or cyber security to be able to comete as the whole idea is to get kids not interested in computers to reconsider. It is a two-part program. i. The education part entails teaching youth to use the internet in a safe manner. They support schools or others running cyber safety summer camps and such activities. ii. Part two is the CyberPatriot Cyber Defense Competition where teams from across the US (I think Canada too) made up of teenagers, compete nationally for the best score finding vulnerabilities and securing a server system. Teams can be from schools, military organizations like JROTC or Civil Air Patrol Cadets for instance and other groups like boy scouts. They are even pushing for all-female teams. C. Civil Air Patrol – Quite wide spread down south, CAP is a civilian corporation owned by the US Air Force. Its task is the primary Search & Rescue agency in the US. Primarily for missing aircraft, but also hikers, boaters, etc. They are all volunteers and always need pilots, air crews, ground search personnel and those to run the search. Among other squadron jobs, there is an official job for IT personnel. So, check your local CAP squadrons, volunteer and maybe be their IT shop or if they have Cadets, offer to coach a Cadet CyberPatriot team. D. National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship – I have not dealt with this group, but it is a college version of CyberPatriot more or less, just for college students. If you live in a college town this may be another possible point to help out. This is just a partial list based on what I generally have had experience with. Anyone else have suggestions, even from their own countries, go ahead and add it. Just remember that when you volunteer you help your community and yourself. You can gain much broader experience that can only help you get jobs or pad your university application. Getting into cyber type stuff will give you a deeper grasp of computers and servers and help ensure your future web design customers have secure web sites.
  3. 3 points
    Hi All, My name is eyarie and i just bought the freelancer course. Hope to get to know you all better as we share ideas and help each other on the journey of learning new skills. @StefanMishook, i have been following your videos on youtube for some time now. You are the real deal. Thanks for this product and all the quality advise you give newbies like me.
  4. 3 points
    Hello guys,you can call me Dammy,am new here.Its good to have a place like this to call home.😎😎😎😎 Nerds up! Hope am welcome!
  5. 3 points
    Greetings, everyone! I've never interacted with the community surrounding Stefan's work, but when I heard a new forum had been developed I thought it would be a great time to get involved! A little bit about myself: My name is Logan. I'm a 24 year old from Hot Springs, Arkansas; a small town in the southern region of the US. Right now I'm working in marketing and sales for local business, but I'm obsessed with business and innovation. Creating real value for people is what gets me out of bed every morning! Although I've taken some of Stef's courses and self-learned a bit of programming, I am no authority on the subject. I feel like I know just enough to understand how everything works. However, I find topics of modern tech implementation pretty exciting and I look forward to listening what everyone has to share. If I'm not a programming wiz, what the heck and I doing here? I'm not sure yet! Haha. I'd like to see how the forum evolves as the community grows. It would be fun to riff about business, finance, or anything else that may spark an interest. I think this will be a neat place to learn and share information! Chao!
  6. 2 points
    Hi 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.
  7. 2 points
    I believe we will have a huge boom after this.
  8. 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...
  9. 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:
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 2 points
    Thanks, after all it was the <style> included in the stylesheet, like you said. Solved.
  14. 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
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 2 points
    Hi! Here is your roadmap to Wordpress freelance work: Do the StudioWeb core language training: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL Do the Wordpress Themes course in the projects Do the CRUDE project course as well Start learning the Wordpress ecosystem ... know what the options are for the top themes, plugins, e-commerce options. My Business Battleplan course will help with the freelance/business end of things. You will be good to go. I assume you know the basics of Wordpress. Stef
  20. 2 points
    Working on my entrepreneurs course. It looks like it's going to be a great course!
  21. 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!
  22. 2 points
    Hi, So I have yet to apply a skin and tweak the settings. But, the new software is in place.
  23. 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
  24. 1 point
    I’ve been a developer for >20 years, and I want to go into freelance. The problem is that my design skills are very raw. Therefore, I believe I would greatly benefit from partnering with a good designer. I have some questions, though: 1) What percentage of pay is typically fair for both parties and how does one decide? To me, development seems more difficult and time-consuming than design, so I could see a larger split going to the developer. However, I could be wrong about the time and difficulty. Plus, it’s crucial to have good design. I just want to be fair to both parties. 2) Is it common for one party to find the work and then negotiate the dollar value for farming out the work? For example, if the designer finds a client, would he/she then offer a dev a certain amount without disclosing how much he/she is getting from the client? 3) What are the typical roles of both parties? I read an article that said that the designer usually works more closely with the client than the developer, which makes sense. 4) What else should I know about partnerships?
  25. 1 point
    Framesets! Wow I forgot about those. 2+ html pages displayed at once! Fancy stuff. Getting nostalgic here lol.
  26. 1 point
    Hello I am a 20something living in New York City, New York born in Italy. I am i love with anything related to IT, computers, UNIX systems, Multimedia edition, legacy brick mobile phones. I enjoying to learn languages (Italian,French,English,German etc..) and making research about their background.
  27. 1 point
    Hi! I'm Robin and I have been engaged in web design for over a year. It's a short term, but I already have some experience in this area and I want to launch my website on this topic.
  28. 1 point
    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=photoshop
  29. 1 point
    Hmmm ... Sounds like a MAMP specific setting issue. Worst case, you can put that code into a separate file, and use PHP includes to include it.
  30. 1 point
    Make sure your blog post delivers the information which adds value for end users. Also ensure that you submit your blog post link in the appropriate category.
  31. 1 point
    Why Do All Websites Look the Same? https://medium.com/s/story/on-the-visual-weariness-of-the-web-8af1c969ce73
  32. 1 point
    You have to see what Wix can do. I haven't used it enough to give you answer. You might be able to make changes you need through the wix api. Wix and other web builders are good for really simple sites, but then you are handcuffed. Stef
  33. 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.
  34. 1 point
    I don't think so any software can do this. As suggested by @administrator you need to rebuild from scratch.
  35. 1 point
    I recently landed my first unpaid client, started working on their website… Yesterday, this client referred me to another client, who is going to pay, while I am still not finished with the first site. I have feelings of being in way "over my head", with a full time job, not new to programming but new to the web stack, etc., but I am learning as I go. I completed your foundation courses recently... HTML Template or From Scratch In order to save time I decided I did not want to start these sites from scratch so I chose an HTML5 template. At times I feel like it is getting in the way of what I want to do, because I don't know the template very well. For example, I modify an element and it misaligns an element next to it, its made me regret going with a HTML template. Couldn't get the header to look the way I wanted so I was forced to cut out the existing header and make my own using flex box. Is this typical of what you hear from developers using HTML templates? Is it a bad idea to learn a specific template well or should I be starting from scratch on my next gig, too late for this one…What do the pros do? SEO Considerations When Redesigning Websites Lastly, SEO. The client with an existing website came to me a few days ago really concerned over losing their current organic search rankings. Its really stressing me out because the firm makes a lot of money from it according to them. I want to keep or improve their rankings. I read I have to keep the site structure in tact, keep all of the pages, and keywords. Update the robots.txt file, is there other things I need to do so I don't mess up their rankings? Thanks, Edwin
  36. 1 point
    Do you have all these files in the same folder? I'm not sure why the links here in your post show up as html.html - that's one too many
  37. 1 point
    Hello everybody, I'm Jim from Arizona. I have a Bachelors in Geography and a Masters in Geographic Information Systems. I work in GIS for a small city and I'm going to start my own GIS business on the side. I love when I can use my abilities to solve other's problems, and I would like to grow something that can make money for me and others around me. I'm currently using the book "Python Crash Course" to understand the basics of Python, which I use for automation and spatial analysis. I need to learn more about databases, SQL, and PHP because a foundation of GIS is the spatial database. I also need to learn about web development using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Infrastructure As A Service to create GIS web applications and websites in general. Finally, I need to learn business, finance, and communications topics to help with successful business growth. These are long term goals that I will be working on and it looks like Stef's products and community will help me at an affordable price. I first found Stef when browsing YouTube for programming videos. After several months of viewing his content I decided to try out his business course. I hope to hear from any of you, I am happy to answer questions and participate in the community.
  38. 1 point
    I'm on a macintosh and want to know what is the best text editor for that platform.
  39. 1 point
    So far the course is working and I have all the files downloaded. I'm also using PyCharm IDE on Linux. My main challenge is fitting in course time around my work schedule.
  40. 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
  41. 1 point
    Because the $var variable in the first function (as it is written,) will always return true. S
  42. 1 point
    Sure. Send me an email with your purchase email address, I can arrange download of the videos. Stef
  43. 1 point
    Although I consider Pi a Trump stooge for his actions destroying Net Neutrality, nice to see he is none simply a "Yes Man." He is at least picking the right side of this fight in my opinion. Of course this does not Verizon in any way like the Net Neutrality decision. FCC Head and Wireless Lobby Oppose U.S. Bid to Build a 5G Network https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-29/u-s-is-said-to-consider-building-5g-network-amid-china-concerns
  44. 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/
  45. 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
  46. 1 point
    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 !
  47. 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 :-)
  48. 1 point
    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.
  49. 1 point
    Using Wordpress may still be your best bet. Out of the box it may not give you what you want but there are plugins that can expand on WP's administration settings. This one might be a good start. Advance Access Manager If this doesn't suit you then you might search for other plugins.
  50. 1 point
    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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