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  1. Also, for business situation like this it's best to change the status of this relationship for from 'friends' to 'client'. Draw up a simple contract stating yours and his responsibilities. Free estimate is one thing but providing a mockup without a retainer fee is another. I encourage you to determine what is fair for both you and the 'client'.

  2. It's definitely a path issue. Since we cannot see your folder structure we could be running you around circles if you don't see what we see. So my suggestion is to use a broken link checker that will provide you the full url of the broken link(s). You can then see where it's pointing to and check that against where it's really at on your site. Don't move files but instead change paths first until you get it working. Once you get it working but want to move the files to another location then move the entire Fancybox folder to your preferred location. My example of folder organization is like this:


    root url/scripts/fancybox/ all fancybox files and folders here


    Then my path would be like this:


    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="scripts/fancybox/css/jquery.fancybox-buttons.css?v=1.0.5" />



    Since your url that you provide original is in a folder called /2bfit/ then you would need to adjust the link path above to this:


    <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="../scripts/fancybox/css/jquery.fancybox-buttons.css?v=1.0.5" />


    Same applies to the script links.


    By doing this you should not have to adjust any paths within the css or script files.


    Here's a broken link checker for you to use.

  3. I like to add to the last post...


    Trying to determine a height can be troublesome because not all browsers and screens are the same. You also have to keep in mind that users tends to have additional toolbars and add-ons that takes up additional screen space. I do agree that it's important that you get your key content to the top of the page (other than the header) in trying to attract or make a point about the page/site they are on.


    As for width, there are still a good number or users that have monitors with 1024 screens. Since vertical scroll takes up about 18-24px (depending on the browser) it's best to set your max width to 990px so that it does not force a horizontal scroll.


    Finally, using media query for different devices of different resolutions will help overcome the width limitation. For example, you may build a desktop version website that has a width of 990px. However, you also want to cater for mobile devices as well and since most mobile devices (i.e Iphone, Samsung Galaxy III, IV, etc) have smaller resolutions you can use media query in your css to change the width for a specific device. Of course you have to consider the content that is contained within the framework or else it just simply breaks the layout. It's takes a bit of doing to create a responsive design but that a whole nother topic.

  4. I believe you want to store data for say like users' name and password which requires them to re-access that info. Then yes, put the folder in the root directory. Ideally, saving sensitive data should be stored on a database.


    Maybe Ben here might have more insight on this or resources even since he has a much deeper knowledge in PHP.


    Or, you can install Wordpress and look how they able to store secure data (using MySQL).

  5. In a nutshell, you can either store sensitive data to your server directory but you would need an method of protecting that data by placing the folder outside of your domain name but within your host's file structure...or store it on a MySQL database which is separate from hosted files. Preferred method is MySQL database.


    The folder mentioned above can't be viewed via FTP but can be viewed via the host control panel. Login to your control panel

    and you should see a folder structure for the domain. The right place to store your data is something like this:








    If you don't see /www/ or something like that then you need to check with your host.


    If you are going to allow users to store data then you may need need to install a SSL.


    Note: I would not be a happy camper if my personal/sensitive info was stored unsecured.

  6. You don't have a form action="" This action should be linked to a file that is going to process the form. If you don't have that then you lots more work to do.


    You need to find you a good form mailer to handle/process the form that will send 1 or more emails. Right now I cannot think of any mailers that will do that but that doesn't mean it can't be done. You could take an existing one and modify it to work.

  7. I am unable to hide users' profile images in my Like Box. I don't want them showing up at all.


    I tried using a few different options (Like, Like Box, Comments, etc) but I am still unable to remove or hide the users' profile images.


    Here's what I have so far: test page It's the first one (top). Disregard the second one.


    In this case I am using the Like Box plugin and I have this in the tag data-show-faces="false but it's still showing up.


    Here's a site that has exactly what I am looking for: Example


    You can see that they are using facebook Like (not Like Box) on the lower right. I tried copying their source and replace their url with mine but it didn't even work.


    Is there another setting or parameter? Am I using the wrong plugin even though I have tried Like, Like Box, Comments, etc?


    Your help would be greatly appreciated.


    Thank you.

  8. I would not use the method you are doing now except to pop up a large image of the product. All your products' details should be on their own pages which is better for Google.


    Go find a site that does this very thing you are trying to do. You will find a spec in the sand.


    You should it this way:

    www.acti vewearusa.com/store/pc/Women-s-Cycle-Gear-c466.htm (remove one space)


    The best method is to does this dynamically. ZenCart, Product Cart, etc. are dynamically driven ecommerce software.

  9. @tom: Google squarespace. It's an online tool you might want to look into. Otherwise, I suggest learning web design (htm/css) using Killersites' tutorials.


    @cygnet: So far you have been very unhelpful and your main goal to generate customers for your business. Nothing wrong with that but this is NOT the forum to promote your business. This forum's goal is to help those learn to build their own sites.


    @Andrea: In my opinion, cygnet needs a wake up call if he/she continues the same path. I'm just saying... :)

  10. I had an unusual situation today with a particular font type that required css adjustment for IE10 and IE9 because IE handles the font just a tad different. This font had to be perfectly placed and aligned. Fixing IE9 is not a problem because it still supports conditional comments but as you know IE10 no longer uses it and yet I have this font issue not displaying as it should just like Firefox or Chrome.


    So off I go searching the net and I found a couple of solutions:


    Solution 1: JavaScript (jquery)


    This solution is fairly popular to those that likes to use javascript.


    <script type="text/javascript">
    if ($.browser.msie && $.browser.version == 10) {


    What this does is sniffs out the browser version in which case IE10. Once it determines that IE10 is being using it will add a class to the html tag like this


    <html class="ie10">


    You can now override any css with ie10 class in front of the other elements. Example:


    .myclass {padding: 10px;}


    For IE10:


    .ie10 .myclass (padding: 5px;}



    You can also adjust the script to specify IE9 as well:


    <script type="text/javascript">
    if ($.browser.msie && $.browser.version == 9) {



    Or both IE9 and 10:


    <script type="text/javascript">
    if ($.browser.msie && $.browser.version == 10) {
    if ($.browser.msie && $.browser.version == 9) {


    However, today I found what I think is even a better way by using css media query.


    Solution 2:

    @media screen and (min-width:0\0) { 
       .myclass {padding:5px;}


    Notice min-width: 0\0 where it has a backward slant. I don't know how or why it works but it does. Just keep in mind that it effects both IE9 and 10 together meaning you won't be able to define them separately.


    Nevertheless, I really like media query over jquery.

  11. Website design is like carpenter tools, you have a set tools that can build a house but you don't have the skills to build it as designed.


    The question we ask, do you have any skills to build a GOOD website? If not then don't expect your first site to be a gem. It takes time to learn the trade and it will not come without trial and errors.


    So, the first thing is to learn the basic fundamentals of web coding. Killersites.com has a wealth of excellent videos that will help you get started. If you are impatience and want to build your site right away and quickly then my suggestion is to use a ready made template.


    Here a few links that will give you some basic rules of website building:



    More rules...

  12. If you want a drop down navigation bar you do not need javascript you can do it all with css. I like to use css over javacsript/jquery whenever possible. If this is what you are looking for (dropdown nav bar) let me know and I will give you some code you can customize.

    It's true that you can have CSS only dropdown/flyout menus. The only time you need javascript is for visual effect such as how it drops down or flies out or adding a class to show an arrow indicating there is a sub menu, etc. Almost all my jobs have such script.


    As for CSS3 made menus, I have not used this on any jobs but I would think improvements have been made. The issue though is that it's doesn't support legacy browsers in which case you need to use jquery so that it does.

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  13. You need to use a little css for that.


    First, your image tag should be clean and free of any inline css styles.


    <img class="flexsize" alt="my image" src="/path-to/image.jpg">


    The css is simple:


    .flexsize { width: 100%;}


    You can use height but not height and width together. Also, the class name is whatever you choose it to be.


    If you are planning on using a 1500px image then it's going to cause the mobile devices time to download it as well as more data usage.


    There are more complex ways to size images within any computer or devices. Some can be done where if viewing a site via a computer it will load this image and if a mobile device it will load a different image specifically for that device.

  14. I forgot to add to my recent post the robots.txt code you can use.


    # go away

    User-agent: *

    Disallow: /temp_folder/


    You add this to the root. Change temp_folder to whatever you folder name is that you are trying to block.


    Google robots.txt and you will find more information on this.

  15. Huh that's not good. I've created many test profiles. Just created another to test. And they have all come through. One time it landed in junk. Can you look again? If not there can you try again please? it wont let you use the same email. So you'll have to use a dif if you have it. If not just grab a temp one from here https://www.guerrillamail.com/.

    I don't know phpBB well enough but did you check the admin to see if her email is there? If so, you might be able to verify/confirm that email yourself.

  16. If you set up a temp folder or temp url the odds are that they will not be indexed if you don't post any related urls at places like this forum. Many developers here will provide a url with spaces in them indicating that you need to copy and paste the url and remove those spaces in order to view the page.


    Again, robots.txt will work well in preventing pages from being listed but it's not 100% full proof since some lesser known search engines will ignore it thus may end up on other major search engines. This only happened to me once but that was probably because that I had the temp site up for such a long time (over a year) before taking it down.


    The password method will probably be the best bet to prevent pages from being indexed by search engines. Keep in mind that you will need to provide the login information to whomever you want to view the temp site.

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