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About bsmbahamas

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    front/back-end web developement, avid reader, financial independence.

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  1. The question not asked...

    and like my favorite mentor Brian Tracy is so found of repeating... "No one is better than you and no one is smarter than you. People are just smarter or better in different areas at different times." case in point, I know how to airbrush a persons finger nails using stencils, but my wife who is a trained nail technician would run cirles around me all day long, and i can make pancakes 20 times better than most people. lol.
  2. Initial CSS File To Jump Start Your Project

    this is awesome and commented much better than the legendary eric meyers css reset, thanks to all that helped to shape it.
  3. Two basic CSS Mistakes

    you can kind of think of external css files like a functions.php file where you store everything with unique names and then you can call any of those functions from any page that links to that external file. so if you declare .success { border: 1px solid green; font-color: green; } then you can simply add the class .success to any element that should have that green border and green text, make another called .error with a red border and red fonts and use can use that on elements that display errors - and you don't have to keep re-writing the same css over and over you just add class='success' or class='error' to the elements. i'd also hasten to add that id are unique and should only be added to one element per page, but classes can be added to many elements on the same page. when i first started out i didn't know the difference and would use the same id multiple times on the same page(because css does not tell you when you make a mistake liek javascript or php does, lmao)
  4. Conditional Comments or Hacks?

    i really liked this post. personally i don't use hacks or conditionals but then again i don't have to support IE, and when i do, i stick to a subset of css that i already know works well in all the major browsers including IE. if i really had to though as you suggest, i'd use an include file, and if need be just wrap it in an if( file_exists('file-name.php) ){ include 'file-name.php'; }, so i could simply delete the include file later and the site would just ignore the call to include().
  5. Wordpress

    i think i understand how to set the static page, add new pages, and link to the regular blog page, but how do you prevent your clients from screwing up your templates? are you able to designate which parts of the page they are allowed to edit? or are they only allowed to add/remove posts while you deal with the actual pages? i think it is possible to show only posts from certain categories on particular pages, so you could make templates for each page and just let them add/remove posts that will only appear on specific pages. how do you allow them to do updates while not messing up the page templates, or are they restricted to just blog entries
  6. A problem i can't explain in a sentence!

    you can populate a drop down menu with the player names from your database, and add a submit button next to the drop down menu, once they click the submit button it would reload the page and pass the player name in a variable to your script so it would know what info to load. you'd need the javascript onchange event, or you can add it directly to the drop down box by adding onlick="javascript or function goes here" try these... http://lab.artlung.com/dropdown/ http://www.javascriptkit.com/jsref/select.shtml http://www.faqs.org/docs/htmltut/forms/_SELECT_onChange.html if you don't want the page to reload, then you'd need to use 'ajax' which is a combo of html, css, javascript and using the DOM, i haven't quite wrapped my head around ajax and mysql yet though, but i have about 10 years experience with html,javascript, and php.
  7. Wordpress

    wow this site is very neatly done, so you make a regular post add some bells and whistles and set it as the home i.e. static page and then link over to the main blog that looks like a regular bunch of entries huh. pretty slick. i shall have to try this out asap.
  8. Wordpress

    great info, never thought of just adding lots of pages. i highly recommend 'wordpress from scratch' from inside killersites.com/university to allow you to make your own theme/template literally using plain old notepad, modify someone else theme can get very hairy. cheers.
  9. Two basic CSS Mistakes

    I'm new to this forum but been lurking for a while. what you say makes a lot of sense. i just built a site for a client and did exactly what you say not to do, worse i added the same css code to each page even though i know i should link to it via a single file. what you said about using id's instead of classes is genius, so i shall have to fix that too, lol. thanks for the great tip, i never could really tell which was better to use. but now i know.
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