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Jim706 last won the day on November 23 2020

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  1. You're not going to be deleting them though are you Stef? The Wordpress theme building one in particular I was intending to do as that was a direction I thinking about going in. The paypal shipping cart also seemed like a useful string to add to your bow. Are they being superseded by newer courses? Cheers Jim.
  2. Absolutely do both. If you've never heard yourself before you might be pleasantly surprised. I did it in the early 2000's and it took my podcasting partner (I don't think the word was invented then) months to get me in front of the mic, but I was fine once I heard myself back the first time and really liked being in front of the mic. Point is podcasting's a nervous enough experience. Being even partly comfortable with how you sound will minimise some of the nerves. If you've not done it before force yourself to go a little slower than is comfortable so you don't gibber incoherently.
  3. Hi Stephen if you go to "Profile" then far left on the header if the circle with your initial with an image icon that opens a pop-up to let you add an image/photo though you might need to crop it to fit.
  4. I will do thanks for the recommendation.
  5. I haven't used the ones Stephen has mentioned but I've found disable-HTML, available from the Chrome store, really easy to use as it is just a simple on-off button choice, and does a few more things on-off too.
  6. That's true re the constant practice, and I like the monastic analogy. The master level of knowledge may be a stretch, or may not, but reaching a level of competence that gives confidence enough to make a living from these skills would be an achievement in itself. I need to pay less attention to external uncertainties too such as Covid, Brexit, and in Scotland the threat of a hostile UK government. This isn't really the place for politics so i'll stop there. One thing I'd like is to get to the end of 2021 and think, well that was a bit too beige.
  7. Hi Drew thanks for your help, I wasn't aware of diffchecker it'll be useful when I get to the CRUD basics again, and all sorts of other places too I'm sure. I've gone back to year zero course wise, to Beginners HTML and intend to repeat it all. I wasn't racing at top speed but I think there was an element of wanting to get through things rather than actually properly studying. Too busy thinking about arriving to appreciate the journey. Working in corporate travel I've been expecting the flush go anytime this year, which it did this month. A focus on escape was never the best mindset for e
  8. How can this be corrected then? I've started everything from the very beginning again right back at HTML because the resolve evaporated along with the daily routine and whilst I hadn't given up I'd stopped. And continued being stopped. So when I hopefully pass this way again in a bit how is this problem to be solved, if it can be on my end? Also while I'm grateful for the response, it's almost 2 months between question and response (not answer but response). I like your courses even if some videos are a decade old, the structure and the thought that went into them initially was well done.
  9. It's good you asked as there had been something I couldn't quite put my finger on. I like the overall style and the footer is fine, but after a bright clear start with "Hi there, I'm Ryan Van Dyke" it's black all the way to the footer. It's too much darkness. I think keeping an eye on the times we live in is a good idea, and there's a lot of darkness and uncertainty in the air right now, and a lighter tone without being in your face might help to lift the mood. And you've almost got that. Context is important. I remember the old wild west days of the internet when black websites wer
  10. I wouldn't change anything, you're well on the way, just set it up to link to your email the way you want it to. What I wouldn't do is put "email me." "Me" is such an overused word, it makes me think of a youtuber desperate for subscriptions, but maybe that's just me. "Get in touch" is open and friendly and works well enough, stick with it. And your email and phone number is good and prominent in the footer too. Edit: I forgot to say watch your spelling/typing, it's probably a typo but in the projects section writing only has one "t", first impression and all that.
  11. I like it. It's clean and sharp and the nav bar is ever present, which isn't always the case. Is the contact button unfinished? If not maybe reconsider the pop up asking how you'd like to open this. Personally how easily accessible a website makes it to contact them can be a deal breaker for me. If you go with a contact form to fill in with enquiries/comments I'd also leave your contact email easily visible too. Again it's a personal preference but I prefer to copy an email address and send from my own email account as forms usually leave no trace of when a message was sent leaving you to
  12. PS. Hi Stef, a final note on this project. I wasn't able to get the "Add record" function to work even if I did a clean download of the project files and loaded them instead of the ones I'd done working along to the videos. Do we have a bug somewhere in the works?
  13. Not the first and I'm sure not the last time I'll be reminded of that and I'm grateful for all these reminders, they help to maintain some perspective. I'm beginning to think that bloody minded stubbornness might be the most important character trait for anyone trying to get into this field. Is the Buddha's "Life is suffering" paraphrased for nerds.
  14. Hi fra168nk, Thanks, it did indeed help. I've been over that line 27 numerous times but you're asking that question made me look at it differently. It was a typo alright, though not in the sublime text doc, it was in the column name in phpmyadmin. I had it headed "second name"! I never thought to look at that. That'll be another part of the mental map of how things work hammered into place. This has caused no end of doubt and anguish so thanks again
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