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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
    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.
  8. 1 point
    Web Developers, much of my posting to date has covered protecting yourself. Lets talk about protecting your customer and their users. I cannot state this any stronger, Strong Passwords! If it takes little effort to break a password than the site you built can be hi-jacked to pass out malware. Database design, consider making it a tiered design. Sensitive data in a red zone, encrypted and password protected with strict access permissions. Less sensitive data in a Yellow zone that has lesser protection and more access and simple stuff in a green zone with just password protection and general permissions. If you use look-up tables that state that "2 = married with children", that is a look-up table and needs liuttle protection. But all sensitive data should be encrypted so that if adversaries do get to it... they can't read it. Be aware of SQL Injection attacks. If you allow data to be added to a website, make sure it is checked. If you allow basic comments with no security, an adversary could insert JavaScript into that comment that does really bad things. Malware Detection - Discovering Cross-Site Scripting Attacks Watering Hole Attacks. I think LastLine blog defined it rather well: "In a network watering hole attack, cybercriminals set traps in websites that their target victims are known to frequent. Often the booby-trapped websites are smaller, niche sites that tend to have limited security. These sites can include business partner sites or small websites that provide specific products, services, or information to the target company or industry. When visited, the compromised website infects the target end-users computer or device with keyloggers, ransomware, and other types of malware." The issue here is really about protecting web sites you build from being the water holes that infects your customers users. Network Security and Watering Hole Attacks As I come across tips for securing your web sites, I will expand this thread.
  9. 1 point
    I'm on a macintosh and want to know what is the best text editor for that platform.
  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
    When doing a site refresh we do something like this: Audit Existing Site 1) Audit current sitemap & site architecture (urls, links, titles etc) to be sure we don't create any dead end links or stupidly remove any high performing pages, or that we redirect things appropriately (although we try to keep existing structure in place as much as possible to keep external bookmarks or links flowing in and maintain continuity of seo performance). 2) Audit the current website copy (WORDS are a huge part of web design which many new designers tend to overlook). Collect all the website copy together into buckets, or at least get a solid idea of what is where, so you can quickly analyze it and re-arrange, delete, or plan for new copy as needed. Strategize New Site 3) Strategize the new site design (if you're working with clients you need to do this based on client's business goals). Build a new sitemap, figure out what the function of each page is, what copy we will need (look at the old copy and decide what to scrap and what to keep, and what new copy we need), figure out what additional assets we might need as far as photography, videos, or technology we might need, plan out any advanced functionality, conversion funnels, etc. etc. Basically we create a blueprint of the new site and everythign we plan to do, while looking back at the old site and deciding what to keep and what to throw in the trash bin. 4) Create and/or gather all of the stuff we need to build the new site. Ie giving the client homework to create the copy we need, getting photography done, etc. 5) Finally the fun part. Design & Build the site. *** Careful if you are messing with DNS & Hosting setup. You gotta know what you are doing here or you can mess up email systems and other behind the scenes tech. Good luck man!
  12. 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!
  13. 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 :-)
  14. 1 point
    Hello perryc, If you're still alive since you posted your last question on this forum (just kidding...), in order to get your absolutely positioned image to scale the way you want, you have to do two things : 1) Be sure to wrap your absolutely positioned image(s) in a relatively positioned container. 2) Set the desired width for each of the images you want to scale in a relative unit (like in percentage for exemple), and not in a fixed unit (like in pixels for exemple). It is not enough to set a max-width equal to 100% for all your images, because the "width" value applied to each of your images will take precedence over the general "max-width" value. In other words, width and max-width are two different properties. 3) Don't forget to add a min-height to your container if you ONLY have HTML elements that are positioned abolutely inside of it, otherwise this container will no longer be aware of their existence. (When you position an element absolutely, you completely remove it from the natural flow of the page.) So, to summarize, here is an example where I put two images (with "position: absolute") inside of an overall container (with "position: relative"). The first image appears in the top left hand corner of the container ; the second image, in the bottom right hand corner. If you try this setting, you'll see that both images scale perfectly, even with "position: absolute" applied to them. <div class="container"> <img class="absolute first" src="my_bogus_image1.jpg"> <img class="absolute second" src="my_bogus_image2.jpg"> </div><!-- end of container --> img { max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .container { position: relative; width: 90%; /* Whatever width you want it to be. */ min-height: 850px; /* In case you ONLY have ABSOLUTELY positioned html elements (like images) inside of your container, you must set a min-width sufficient to contain all your images. */ } .absolute { position: absolute; /* Use the top, left, right and/or bottom properties as usual to position the image in relation to the container div */ } .first { top: 0; left: 0; width: 20%; /* Whatever width you want, but expressed in a relative unit. */ } .second { bottom: 0; right: 0; width: 30%; /* Whatever width you want, but expressed in a relative unit. */ }
  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
    Do you think it's ok for a service provider to call himself an entrepreneur? I live in Chiang Mai where's there's an abundance of people who are working remotely. I've heard people refer to themselves and me as an entrepreneur. I usually tell them I'm not an entrepreneur yet, as I only provide 1 service. I think you can start calling yourself an entrepreneur when you provide several services across minimum 2 separate businesses. What do you think? Adam
  17. 1 point
    Yippee!!! That's it!!!! Stef, you're the best
  18. 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>
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 1 point
    Thanks guys! Good points. I was thinking something was missing, and a section about the customer plus some better images would definitely be a great touch.
  22. 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
  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
    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.
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