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  1. I am trying to ind a solution to create a link on a web page that would add an event to a users calendar. Like a .ics link. I have tried creating a direct link to an ics file but it didn't actually work. Anyone have any experience with this?
  2. "email forms" are also not a good idea when you consider the number of people who use Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and the likes. Many of these users know nothing of how to actually use their email clients so you are losing a good part of your potential audience. Search for contact forms - there are literally thousands of tutorials on how to accomplish this.
  3. Use the news image as a background image for a div - then create a div within that one with proper padding/margins for positioning of the content.
  4. Thanks for your replies. I did end up passing an ID via the link and used the $_GET to both, show the "vacation" name visibly on the form, and also to pass the ID through the form data using a hidden input! So thanks for your help. P.S. @Ben - your logo is VERY cool!
  5. Hi, My client would like me to build a simple PHP form for viewers to select items they would like more information on. No problem. They would like the form to be pre-selected with an item they just selected on a previous page. In other words, if they were looking at a vacation page describing a trip to vegas, and they click "buy now", (btw, there will be no shopping cart) or "more info", the subsequent form on the resulting page would have that vacation preselected. This is requested in an effort to keep the clicks to a minimum for the user. Couldn't this be done by attaching an "ID" to the "more info" button on what ever page they came from? Your help is appreciated.
  6. If I am using an include, be it php or ssi, how can I create separate meta tag info, descriptions for individual pages? I need to include the navigation within the include so the head tag has to close in the header include. Any ideas?
  7. joomlavideos

    AdSense CSS

    I am trying to stylize a client's site and would like to change fonts and colors for their AdSense ads on their site without having to have access to their actual Google account . I have been trying to implement my own styles using CSS unsuccessfully. Does anyone have experience with this? Thanks!
  8. HI, I have MAMP installed and running 10.5.8. I am successfully developing sites locally with WordPress and Joomla. However, I am trying to develop a site using php and having issues. When I go to url localhost:8888/sitename/ nothing comes up. When I go to url localhost:8888/sitename/index.php, all that shows in the browser is the source code. IS this something to do with .htaccess? If I modify this file, will it mess up Joomla and WP? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  9. I know what you mean about the inaccuracy. I have a client that averages 1200 visits a month and has an Alexa rating of over 9 million. Yet another site that averages 275 visitors a month has a rating of about 2.4 million. I don't understand that. Also, URL Trends shows their Alexa rating going back quite a while, yet the other site will only go back to the beginning of this month. And they are both over 10 years old. I don't get it. I look forward to seeing the SEO stuff you're producing! On another note, I have gone through the PHP videos on this site and started getting into it - thought I was getting somewhere. But seemed to lose focus after a while and other pressing matters taking precedence. Do you know of a place I can sit in a class and learn PHP in Tampa? I searched Google but all I found were 3-4 day seminars for WAY more than I can spend. I tried all the local universities but didn't find much there either. Thanks again! JJ No problem. I am actually working on a set of SEO video tutorials .. if that is of any interest. They will be posted in the university
  10. Quick question, do you know of a way to see past Alexa ratings for a given, say 1 or 2 months back? JJ
  11. I am trying to decide on how to best integrate images and copy for a portfolio. I like the jQuery galleries as they add some movement and some elegance, depending on which one you opt for. But what I do not like about it is the fact that all the images in the slide show have to load with the page. Even with bandwidth being what it is today, having to load, say, a dozen or so sizable images for a gallery seems a bit much to me. I do not like using Flash as the content is not SEO friendly. The other option is, of course, PHP. This seems to me to be the most practical and efficient way of doing it. But I am brand new to PHP and would not know how to build it. Does anyone know where I can find a great tutorial on building a PHP portfolio gallery complete with accompany copy? Or are they "prebuilt" options that I can consider and modify? Thought I'd ask.
  12. I am integrating a start-stop jQuery slider found at Chris Coyer's site (css-tricks DOT com/startstop-slider/) and was wondering if anyone knew how to add navigation to the script so viewers could either skip slides, or go back, etc. Thanks! JJ
  13. I would like to create a menu like the Joomla default menu in rhuk_milkyway. The way this menu is set up, the two "endcaps" of the menu move out as the width of the menu content increases. This is done with the tables that Joomla generates through the menu manager. I understand that concept and how the table can grow. My question is: can this be done with CSS and DIVs instead? I always thought you had to specify a width in a div otherwise it would expand the entire width of it's containing div. I know I can create nested divs that hold the "endcaps" and ultimately the menu contents, but again, the div would expand without a width declaration. Thanks!
  14. I just installed the GUI tools for MySql on my MacBook Pro to develop sites locally. When I log in to the administrator as root, I can only see 3 of the 12 schemas in MySql. Can anyone shed any light on this? Is there a great source to learn this administrative tool? Thanks!
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