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Forum: Website Design 28th September 2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 681
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Learning HTML

I'm a geek. I often write html from scratch (that is, not using tools such as Dreamweaver or WordPress); I write Javascript and develop PHP. I say this to qualify what I'm about to say:

Consider...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By James Kenton
Re: YouTube Views - Mturk and Fiverr?

Oh ... and I've put a link in my signature here too ... and I'm not sure that's such a great idea! But any feedback would be welcome :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st January 2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By James Kenton
Arrow YouTube Views - Mturk and Fiverr?

Hi,

I've recently posted some videos on YouTube to promote my very first 100% self-made product. Just using the title and tags isn't getting me very far so I'm looking for other ideas. There's all...
Forum: Mind Warriors 7th December 2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,446
Posted By James Kenton
Re: How Do You Relax?

Two things:

1) 10 - 15 minutes of meditation morning and evening. I learned 'clinically standardised mediation' Clinically Standardized Meditation | All Meditation...
Forum: Programming 5th October 2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,816
Posted By James Kenton
Re: PHP and Notepad++

I think it's really important to define what you mean by 'edit' and 'develop'.

I use Notepad++ to display and edit php files. It will color code the text (eg function names, constant values etc)...
Forum: Programming 3rd October 2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By James Kenton
Re: how to track crawlers using PHP

I'm afraid not. There really is no reliable way to track a bot that doesn't want to be tracked. It's just too easy to disguise a bot. The people programming the bots are bright. Any system you could...
Forum: Programming 30th September 2011, 02:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By James Kenton
Re: how to track crawlers using PHP

Whenever one computer requests a document or file from your website it provides your server with some details about itself. One such detail is the 'user-agent'. This is meant to be the type of...
Forum: Website Design 31st August 2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Showing video on condition of sign up to list

The good news is - it's really easy:

Most email list management systems (AWeber for example) allow you to specify a URL that the user sees after they have confirmed their email address via the...
Forum: Website Design 31st August 2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 633
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Select Box - Value selected from variable

To check the box, include the option checked="yes" within the input tag; like this:

<input type="checkbox" checked="yes" name="optionName" value="optionValue" />

As for how you store and fetch...
Forum: Website Design 25th August 2011, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Selling to US and UK

Fantastic - I'm glad you've sorted it. Maybe you could write a summary of how to do this for others who might search for it later?
Forum: Website Design 25th August 2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Selling to US and UK

I thought we had it then with Karen Barr's suggestion. If the Amazon plug-in doesn't work out because of the product code issue you identify then it looks like the kind of plug-in I described does...
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By James Kenton
Re: word press website.

Wordpress is free software that makes making websites very easy.

It's beneficial for many because, once it's set up, you could get just about any member of staff to add pages or edit existing...
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Selling to US and UK

Yep, I understand what you mean - you don't want your .co.uk version being treated as duplicate content and being taken lower in the search results because of that. I can't advise on that - I've...
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By James Kenton
Re: problem pasting from old wordpress theme, help please!

Ah! I see what you mean now! You're meaning the text at the very bottom that's spilling out of the edges under the 'Add to Cart' button and starts "Can you imagine when you look do...", right?
...
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By James Kenton
Re: problem pasting from old wordpress theme, help please!

Hi - I'm getting a 'Coming Soon' page: "Hey, don't worry, The Lunch Box Diet site is currently being worked on by Simon's diet elves."

It's looking okay to me! What's wrong exactly?
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Selling to US and UK

Also - don't Google rank US hosted sites higher than UK hosted sites within the US and visa versa?

I normally use the /ncr (no country redirect) switch with Google to check out the differences...
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Selling to US and UK

Hi - I can't give you a definitive answer on this but I hope I can help a little.

I was told by Peter Thomson once that some years ago when CDs first became popular Nightingale-Conant did some...
Forum: Website Design 24th August 2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By James Kenton
Re: How To Take Snaps Of Clothing

...but Photoshop Elements is $80; the full version is over $600. Those are prices hard to justify if the only reason for buying is to cut out a few tee-shirts. GIMP is free and will do the job well....
Forum: Website Design 23rd August 2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Image File Formats

Photoshop Elements is $80 and the full version over $600! Many can't justify this cost just to edit a couple of photos.

There's a FREE editor called GIMP that will do what you want.

I've made a...
Forum: Website Design 23rd August 2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By James Kenton
Re: How To Take Snaps Of Clothing

I spent a little time this morning creating a short tutorial using a FREE photo editor on how to do what you want. It's on YouTube. Use the search box and look for jameskentonpresents

I'm more...
Forum: Website Design 19th August 2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By James Kenton
Re: How To Take Snaps Of Clothing

I love the green paint idea! I saw a fantastic black and white image a few days ago where they'd done this and then smeared mud over the model. Looked cool.

I'd agree that the chroma key idea is...
Forum: Website Design 19th August 2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Wordpress root folder / www. issue

You can change this in Settings | General.
Forum: Website Design 19th August 2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Image File Formats

By-the-way: GIMP is free. I'm not allowed to post links yet (until I reach 15 posts) but it's gimp and then add a dot org. Gimp will do what you want and is probably better than the old software you...
Forum: Website Design 19th August 2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Image File Formats

Many photo editing packages allow you to choose a color or area and turn them transparent. They can also let you 'draw' the transparency on. It doesn't really matter what type of image file it is...
Forum: Website Design 19th August 2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Image File Formats

JPG images don't support any type of transparency - so your JPG to PNG converter won't know that any particular color is supposed to be 'see through'.

Maybe your converter has the option to pick a...
Forum: Website Design 17th August 2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By James Kenton
Re: Need help get making a picture into email link

You need to use a mailto link.

I haven't been a member long enough to post a link (the forum stops me) but if you search Google for w3schools, go to their website and then search for mailto you'll...
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