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About Virtual-Instructor

  • Birthday 02/07/1975

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    Everett, WA
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    Aviation, History, Computers, Rock Climbing, Flight Simulation

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  1. In the Dreamweaver PC files they are in every single folder. If I can ignore them, I will simply delete them and put all chapter videos into a single chapter folder vs. a chapter and part.
  2. Just a quick question here. I'm getting all my files set up to start reviewing this upcoming weekend. In a lot of the folders I have a .DS_store file that won't open. What is this and do I need to keep it now that I have everything downloaded?
  3. I am now the proud owner of the Complete Web Designers Video Series! Man am I ever looking forward to this. Many thanks to Stefan for all his help.

  4. I actually called Stefan and got a deal worked out with him for what I need. I should have it by the end of tomorrow.
  5. Thanks a million, this is an outstanding way to do what I'm looking to do. I think this is the way to go. I'm still not sure where to go from here. I think if I can get one form laid out using this, the rest will fall into place.
  6. I really like that fancybox sugestion, now all I have to do is figure out how to use it! I have downloaded the files but am not sure what to do with them now. I'm also wondering if the Iframe size can be customized to control the overall size of the frame?
  7. I'm not sure that I like that.......I have such limited time to begin with that sometimes I will go two weeks without doing anything. Which naturally begs the question. Where do I begin? There is so much information here and I want to be able to go back later an reference the infromation. I have pretty deep pockets, but I don't know if I should go with just one or a combination of two. Any thoughts?
  8. Before I buy into the KS University, I would just like to know if the KSU allows you to download all the videos on the list, or if these are like watching them on the site directly?
  9. Let me put it another way. When a mentor completes a training flight they will need to make a log book entry (a table in the dbase) so that the students progress can be tracked. I've already worked out the functionality that will allow the mentor view their scheduled flights for that day and display them in a very boaring table. What I am trying to figure out at the moment, (and I already have the form built) is how to click a button next to a specified scheduled lesson that would then open a pop up window, say maybe 500 x 300 px that displays the logbook entry data with some of the data pre populated. Once the mentor completes and submits the form, the window will automatically close. I'm not trying to make every single form appear as a pop up, just the quick forms. I know it sounds difficult on the user, but the way I have it planned out will actually make it very easy to use the system.
  10. I figured it would be something like that. However I'm more concerned with form and site administration. I.E. I already have a ratings system in place and there are certain functions that are available only to senior staff. That is where the real big restrictions will come into play. I figure that if I can maintain the login ID, I can simply run a query on the dbase before the function runs to make sure they have the right access level, then just use an if/else statement.
  11. I've completed the PHP Login videos, and truth be told it wasn't all that difficult. I'm still having some issues with the MD5 and Salt with the login, but I think I have a pretty good grip on things. I think the big problem is trying to figure out how to maintain that login across all the pages so that I can use the ratings to control who can and cannot have access to certain pages and controls. I thought I was doing pretty good this weekend when I finally solved some of the dbase problems that I have been dealing with and imporved the way information is stored in the dbase. But the more I think about this stuff them more I see it as like squares on a game board. You know if you land on square one you can do one thing, but if you land on a different square you may or may not be able to do the same thing that you did on square one. It kind of makes scense but its still a little confusing. In terms of where I am in the training, I just finished the shopping cart and will be starting the OOP discussion with Steph this week sometime when I don't have to work every second of the day. I have to say, for what I am building, I found the shopping cart videos to be absolutely useless. They may come into play later as the site grows, but for the moment it seems like a complete waste of time. I am hoping that the OOP and OOP Login lessons prove to be more informative, but as I said, all this information is great, but unless I can figure out how to put these pages together in the way that I have envisioned, its a bit on the pointless side. I will say this much for you guys, you sure do make it easy to learn this stuff; I'm really looking forward to buying into the University.
  12. Ok Ben, but just remember that you asked for it! In a previous post I noted that the bulk of my HTML experiance is in MS Front Page. Using that program I was able to insert and edit the size of cells and parts of the page as I saw fit. I am at a loss of how to make that happen with Dreamweaver. I'm sure that with a little work I will be able to make things happen fairly quickly. I'm pretty comfortable even if just at the novice level with making very static and boaring forms, however since I am planning the majority of my forms involves them showing as pop up windows, I would like to be able to control the overall size of the page. I am aware that CSS controls how my pages look. But up to this point the only thing that I can do is add a rather unexciting solid color. I'm pretty good with graphic programs and can easily produce something that will look nice for all my forms, but I have no idea how to link to it. While I am on the topic, how do I control the alignment of inputs, their size and the alignment of the input descriptions. I know that these seem like simple things but at the moment they seem larger than life to me. I head back to work tonight so no major rush on these.
  13. Sort of. I still feel like I'm half way between understanding and diving head first into OOP, because that what it seems like.
  14. I have a question about MVC. While I think I understand the base concept, I am still having a hard time wrapping my brain around this thing. I think what I am having trouble with is what is being view. For example, on the site that I am developing I clearly have a seperation between members and non members and further still, students and mentors among the members. I have content that I want to allow non members to see and further more detailed content for members. Does this constitute simply another view or another model and view for non members. Building on top of that, would my members page be different? I think I've almost got this, but still need a little clarification.
  15. Greetings all, I am looking for someone who is semi proficent in the use of Dreamweaver. I have been learning PHP for about a month now and have learned a lot. I am at the point where I feel that a little practical application is now in order. If there is anyone willing to lend a hand to a newbee to help me get started I would appriciate the help. Nothing too advanced as I will probably be beginning my KillerSites University training at the end of this week. For now though I would really like some help in fine tunning some forms that I am working on. If anyone is willing to help please send me a note.
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