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  1. Hello Stef, and anyone else who finds this post., I'll start this post by quoting one of my favourite sayings: "You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. If you hang around with 5 loser's, you will become the 6th. If you surround yourself with 5 winner's, you will become the 6th. Choose wisely!" Had a Bootcamp Consult call with Uncle Stef live from the airport Feb 1, '22...discussed my situation and fit. Purchased and joined the Mentorship Program Feb 2, '22 after an evening of reflection, and jumped headfirst into the pool. Completed: Mentoring Getting Started Lizard Wizard Web Foundations HTML5 Pro 2/9/22 CSS3 Pro 2/22/22 Going Live On The Web JavaScript Foundations 2/27/22 Beginner's Python3 3/8/22 PHP7 Foundations 3/10/22 PHP and MySQL 3/11/22 I think it was the shallow end of the pool I jumped into, because my brain hurts... Starting Form Validation with PHP and Javascript Project now... That said, I don't know anyone who is a programmer/developer/coder. I am looking to surround myself with like minded people to talk coding, learning challenges, ideas, opportunities, and general discussions. As you can see, I am dedicated, and aggressively consuming knowledge. Some of it I understand, some of it I need to talk through with someone else. I personally find the challenges of online learning to be the solitude, and lack of like minded supporting discussion. please feel free to contact me if you would like the same support. I am located in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. I have the internet, Zoom, a phone, and I'm willing to use them... I want become the 6th person who challenges, supports, and helps others expand their knowledge and exceed their potential. Thanks Bentley
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  2. G'day all, just joined and happy to be in this learning environment.
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  3. I am waking up the forum after letting is sleep for a long while. It makes sense now. Big upgrades coming.
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  4. Much respect to Stefan Micchook, the youtube video coding after 50 aided my decision to seek out knowledge and more fire to burn for the desire train of success. Thx again i mde it my first week today.
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  5. Just saying hi really! glad to be here, and I hope everybody that's apart of this program succeeds.
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  6. Hi all, I bought the course in 2019, did the HTML part and then got sidetracked. During the sidetracking I worked on Python and also learned some networking for work. I recently started a new job and think it would be good for me to know how to build a basic web page. So I decided to shift focus for a bit and go through this course and finish it. I don't think I'll ever be a developer, but I work in broadcast and everything is a webpage! I used Python in my career for file manipulation, taking exported files, changing the information and importing them back in to the device. That has worked great and I enjoyed it. But I think it would be useful to write web pages that allow me to interact with various audio and video devices such as servers. I can see how interacting with APIs will be important, etc. But the next step is to learn how to build a basic page. My inspiration for this was seeing a page that my new boss built amd I thought, I can learn to do that! Anyway, I'm at it again!
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  7. Very excited to have joined and looking forward to all the knowledge/experience sharing!
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  8. Look up Vanguard funds. Stef
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  9. Couple of broad suggestions: Study the box model a little more. My book Web Design Start Here, breaks that down. Or just rebuild it using CSS Grid and Flexbox ... which are much easier to work with. Stef
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  10. At a glance, this code seems right. S
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  12. Hi everyone, I am looking for an experienced WordPress Developer to work on a project. Please PM if you're interested so we can go over the details. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide! Giovanni
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  13. I've bumped this in the private mentoring group forum.
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  14. I have been wondering who's everyone using for their domain's and web hosting.
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  15. Learn the process of SEO and web marketing and you will be able to review your work yourself. It isn't brain surgery.
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  16. I just bought this course and think it is well worth the cost. I tend to Playback Stefan @ 1.75 or 2x speed and it's perfect for me. I tend to be a bit impatient. I do like his recent upgrades. Basics don't change much, but for a website link or two outside of his control. I have lots of sporadic training in python, scripts, and solid background in VBA and MS Access for 10+ years. I wish I found this 2 years earlier.!!! BTW I play Ben's tutorials @ 1.25 x speed. He is quite logical and gives just enough info. My ONLY wish is that the playback screen was resizable-- bigger than default and less than full screen, but a great excuse to splurge for a 2nd screen.
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  17. My former supervisor beat me over the ears with it... but he was right, I learned the hard way. Tell me, what is the name of the kids in your class photo? You used to know them so easily so did you jot them down on back? Even your friends of the time? Can you list them today? Have you ever had a "Blond moment" as the Germans are want to say? You forget someone's name, or how to comment out in PHP or some other moment where you simply do not remember something you did yesterday and will likely tomorrow, just right now it is gone? Memory is a cruel thing. Document everything! Something will need changing or rewriting down the line. You will be away from a project a long time or someone else will take over. This will happen and it is a pain, believe me. Case in Point: I was tasked to rewrite a simple read only App used once in a while to look up legacy data, it was called ABE. I planned it , poked at it and built it in Crystal Reports before deciding to do the final in Flex. I was a good way towards completion when I was told that I had 6 weeks to rewrite a more important App built in Paradox. So I put ABE aside and begin trying to figure out what the new project was all about as I knew nothing of Paradox. Low and behold... ABE is a part of it. Fine, I based the other sections on how I built ABE and used the ABE part in the "Big B" App. Then one day my data is coming up wrong, the sums are different than the old Big B App. There is NO documentation on the Access version of ABE, but you can get into access to see the SQL statements and what tables are used. But Paradox is a compiled system, so without the original source code or DOCUMENTATION, you have to shoot in the dark and hope your guesses pan out. It took me weeks to finally discover that Paradox had it's own data tables on the network. Now I have 5 oracle data sets and 5 Paradox data sets. Are they the same? So another two weeks trying to compare them to see if they are the same data or a mix or different. [bare in mind that in the weeks I speak of here I also have days where I am working on emergencies and my weekly Batch Processes.] Now that I have different data sets that must be queried, I begin trying to find ways to compare the data for duplicates, but each try gives different results. Finally while speaking to the users I discover that the first generation was Paradox, then 2nd generation was Access and a complete instant switch to Oracle, so in fact I have 2 different data sets per application section. So I have to figure out how to port the Paradox data into Oracle, then develop a statement to combine the data of both data sets into one chunk of data. Now with new data sets I return to my Flex interface to connect the data to the App... and it is written in ancient Sumerian. I do not recognize the code, I documented none of it so I spend another few days trying to figure out what Java classes do what so I can trouble shoot the errors and why my data is not showing, because I did not comment the code or document anything! Long story short, the deadline was the end of August, all September was finding the Paradox data and sorting it and October has been porting it to Oracle and developing SQL statements etc and we are ending October and I am not finished. Imagine if I had had documentation that described what Big B was and how and who used it. What if the Paradox and access versions of ABE were documented and the Paradox version told me where it gets it's data. What if it explained that in 3 of the 5 sections making up Big B, I would have Oracle and Paradox tables to deal with. What if I had just commented my Java classes, Action Script classes and my main interface to remind myself what does what and why. Just guess how much quicker it all would have gone? Documentation, Documentation, documentation! Write and keep notes. Jot down any connections with databases that the web site uses. Comment even the most mundane code as it may not be so clear two months from now. Use clear names that describe what something does or is. Comment you code some more. Finally when you are finished document the process you used, any info on old databases or such. Describe issues you had and who you fixed them (this may be nice one day when you have the same errors in another project) and describe in this final documentation what it does, who uses it, what technologies are used... anything that may help you or someone else later fixing or re-writing it. It all may be clear today... but not two months from now. Even trouble shooting is easier when you have comments denoting the beginning and end of sections you may want to find fast when scrolling. I suspect most of you will say that is a good idea and then not due it like me. I also am sure that one day you will have a bad time of it and wish you had and start doing it then... after you are bald or gray. Trust me, make the effort. Thanks to Quyen who's comments in my 2 mistakes of CSS thread seeded the idea for a thread on this subject.
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  18. Hello Stef, Purchased and joined the Mentorship Program Feb 2, '22. Completed: Mentoring Getting Started Lizard Wizard Web Foundations HTML5 Pro 2/9/22 CSS3 Pro 2/22/22 Going Live On The Web JavaScript Foundations on 2/27/22 I think it was the shallow end of the pool I jumped into, because my brain hurts... Starting Beginners Python 3 now... Thanks Bentley
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  19. Hi Dwtwins. I'm the newest member to the community and looking forward to this journey too. Good luck on your journey
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  20. Hi I am 30 yrs old and live in England, UK. I joined Stef's mentoring program recently. I have completed html and onto CSS now. I am excited to learn new skills and later get into business side. I don't know if anyone has read the book "Millionaire Fastlane" by MJ Demarco but it is very interesting, am currently reading this. He talks about how to make serious money you have to be a "driver" rather than a hitchhiking passenger. You can still make good money as a hitchhiker but the people with the most money are "drivers". He also talks about different criteria for fastlane businesses. Selling software, lead generation, e-commerce, etc. are examples. The internet in general is one of the best business models as there is massive scale with the whole web. Stef has clearly adopted the fast lane approach which is also why am interested to learn from him and also gain coding skills. The problem with the slowlane as people advise is whilst you will become rich when you are 65 or 70 by staying in a job for yrs and investing extra money well and saving. There is no guarantee you will be alive at 65 and is too late to be rich when you are old. Stef's money mastery part has shown as well that if you save a lot and are able to make say 3 or 4 times the normal person's income and invest well you can accelerate your financial freedom a lot more to a younger age. Gurds
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  21. Just keep writing a little code everyday. You will be surprised how far it takes you!
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  22. It's low by US standards. Don't worry I plan to get US and European job listings.
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  23. Yo fellow coding nerds! My name is Colin. Im a videographer here in Steamboat Springs. Ive just recently gotten into coding. The best book ive read recently "Sapiens" by Harari Have been listening to Vitalic a lot lately Im a sporty nerd. Love riding my bike, Nordic skiing, skateboarding, Tennis, moving my body. Glad to be here. Grateful for Uncle Stef.
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  24. HI there i am new here. i hope i will find some good and more interesting topics here.
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  25. Hello everyone! Really excited to start learning.
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  26. Hi, Yes ... you have to configure sublime to do this. This is a weakness in the software. You can google: browser preview sublime ... to find the solution. Also, you may want to try VS code ... which is a copy from Microsoft.
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  27. Hi, The project files are on the home pages (course overview page) ... of each course.
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  28. Hello. Just joined the forums and thought I'd say hello. I guess I just did.... I'm not a web designer by trade as I'm more of a hardware person but I dabble in web design enough that I've started to get a little befuddled with all the programming languages now required to make even a basic site. I'm working on a site now and am hoping I can get some help with it and learn as a I go. Thanks.
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  29. You tell them that you are a web developer, not an SEO consultant. Go hire an SEO consultant. If they want you to do it, there's an extra charge - get them to pay you a monthly retainer to manage their SEO needs. If they don't like the results they can cancel anytime. This falls into the bracket of managing customer expectations. Also putting people off getting you do silly work. If you don't want to do it, put your price up so they don't ask you to do it... or you're happy to do it because you're getting paid well.
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  30. Stephen - I haven't started freelancing yet, although I've been a developer for over 20 years. My take on your parents' situation is that this gives you a great insight into what goes on with clients behind the scenes. You can see how easily they get sidetracked by "life". Now, imagine this happening to clients who aren't family. So, if they don't get back to you right away, don't take it personally. As for your third site, did the client pay anything up front? (I believe Stefan recommends 1/3 up front, 1/3 at the first draft, and 1/3 at completion.) If she did, then... well... enjoy your paycheck, put this project on hold, and look for other projects. If she didn't pay anything up front, then lesson learned.
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  31. 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
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  32. best not to use tables for layout
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  33. You could do something like this: <html> <head> <title>My Website</title> </head> <body> <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="3"> <tr> <td id="sidebar"> <a href="?go=home">Home</a><br /><br /> <a href="?go=page-1">Page 1</a><br /> <a href="?go=page-2">Page 2</a><br /> <a href="?go=page-3">Page 3</a><br /> </td> <td id="content"> <?php $default = "content/home.php"; if (isset($_GET['go'])) { switch ($_GET['go']) { case "page-1": include("content/page1.php"); break; case "page-2": include("content/page2.php"); break; case "page-3": include("content/page3.php"); break; default: include($default); } } else { include($default); } ?> </td> </tr> </table> </body> </html>
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