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Forum: Programming 14th February 2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Wordpress post problems!!

Pages are posts. I see you've changed the permalink structure.. that should be enough. You could also try the add .html plugin .html URL extension on PAGES - Wordpress Plugin...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 31st August 2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,001
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: iPad sales could pass 7 million units this year

Aaron take a look at trying to replicate it with jQuery/CSS3. Pretty much most flash animation and interaction can be emulated (with a bit of work).

Kind regards, Spencer
Forum: Programming 25th August 2010, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: How To Make Your Website Blazingly Fast?

1. Run YSlow and Google Page Speed under Firebug and optimise there.
2. Compress images using squash tools and use css sprites where appropriate.
3. Move static data to CDN with no cookies set...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 25th January 2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: What is it with Mac users.

If you really want to try and find out what it is that polarizes mac users then borrow one for a few days. Once you see how integrated and simple everything is ...

They don't break when software...
Forum: Programming 21st January 2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Whats the best ftp program for mac?

Some people love cyberduck but I prefer to use Filezilla

Kind regards, Spencer
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th October 2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Best options for video on site?

It depends if you want people to view it in a browser or download it and watch locally.
If its online viewing then its best to convert it to FLV using a good convertor (and use the H.264 protocol)...
Forum: Programming 25th September 2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Quick Download for 80 Meg File

Download accelerator can sometimes break. It also can try to download using gzip protocol which a normal webserver can handle but S3 can't without a lot of fiddling about.

There are alternatives...
Forum: Programming 23rd September 2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Quick Download for 80 Meg File

The learning curve for Amazon is not that steep but you need the right tool.

Get the S3fox plugin for firefox and google for some video tutorials on how to configure it all.

YouTube - How to...
Forum: Programming 4th September 2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Any MySQl DBA's lurking?

Lisa it depends on more than just the db. What server is it running on (its own or shared), are the tables indexed, are the queries optimised???

All these factors come into play before you start...
Forum: Programming 25th June 2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Need help with rebranding

No you can't edit it with Adobe.

There are tools to convert from PDF back to word or html but it's quite messy.

If you really do have the full resell rights then you should have had the book in...
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 10th June 2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,171
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: What the best Free Spyware tool

Malware Bytes mbam 1st. Install, update and let it run.

Then Spybot Search and Destroy.

AVGfree to finish off with.

If you can't get them to run then rename the mbam and spybot executables...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st June 2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,861
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Animoto - Effective video marketing or waste of effort?

Summary - Waste of time.

1. Animoto - pay them the $99 for the right to use the video for commercial purposes..
2. Fiddle about getting it to look right with decent video editor and then convert...
Forum: Programming 23rd May 2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,433
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Which is the best IDE for PHP lanuage?

I've tried out several.

Those of you using dreamweaver - for actual code development well its like having a nice looking car on the outside with a small engine inside.. it just doesn't have...
Forum: Programming 9th May 2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Why Learn Python?

I'll add in a few things..

1. Cross platform development.
Build a desktop app using 3rd party libs like wxpython or QT, use py2exe and py2app to package the app up and you've got both Windows and...
Forum: Programming 8th May 2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: PHP Regular express problem

Yes its the line break.. add a \n\l to the match list and see if that helps..
Forum: Programming 2nd May 2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,495
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Amazon S3, EC2, SimpleDB - Please enlighten me!

I've not tried out the ec2 service, but the S3 and the Cloud work swell.

Use the firefox S3 plugin and it's pretty straightforward to get an account, upload the files and then spread them into the...
Forum: Programming 27th April 2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Lookin for: programmer to convert PSD design to the specified script

Is it to end up as tableless CSS or tabled HTML.

PSD to tabled HTML is pretty easy.. (slice anyone :-)

CSS is a bit trickier - but can be done. Depends on the content you want to stuff into ...
Forum: Programming 12th April 2009, 03:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,495
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: iphone programming guide

1. Buy an Intel iMac
2. Go to above apple dev program register and download, install SDK
3. Learn Objective-C. Learn App Builder, Read all the examples and
docs that come with the SDK.
4. Buy an...
Forum: Programming 12th April 2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: How to put video on WP?

It's incredibly easy to do this. If you actually use the search feature for plugins in the latest version of WP then there are pages and pages of them.

Hint to get round licencing issues search...
Forum: Programming 30th March 2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: When to get your own server?

Two main factors...

Traffic
Custom scripts

Traffic can be counteracted by using a cloud computing service like Amazon EC3, Google Application Engine or the like - you pay for the resources as...
Forum: Programming 30th March 2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Need help with database, website interface... or something.

I second Adaptive, find someone local to help set it up.

There are so many options available for you...

An osCommerce would be one way, with some customisation

You could look into...
Forum: Programming 17th March 2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: How can I make my Mac pc compatible?

There are a variety of options.

Bootcamp is the first one - you create a separate partition and install windows on that - then you can dual boot. It's pretty easy if you have the wincd etc... do a...
Forum: Programming 7th March 2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Need a banner for my website

Posted in the wrong place - this is programming not graphics...
Google "gimp"
Forum: Programming 7th March 2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: I need to stream audio, pls help!

There are dozen's of ways to do this flvplayer is one, and countless other audio/video players out there (google flvplayer to start with).

However streaming is not the same as serving the audio....
Forum: Programming 25th February 2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Design tools for newbies?

FTP - Filezilla
Text Editing - Notepad/Notepad++/smultron

HTML Editing NVU/Kompozer
Advanced HTML & Text Raw editing - Aptana's Plugins with Eclipse

All free.

For Web design a copy of Gimp...
Forum: Programming 25th February 2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Techy Question - Microsoft Outlook

When you're adding the new emails, select the check box at the bottom saying configure manually. This gives the dialog box up with the ability to set all the email params from the old outlook...
Forum: Programming 24th February 2009, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Can i have a optin form without autoresponder?

Yes you can do this with a simple php formmail script - there are quite a few free ones out there - some even with captch capabilities.. google php form mail script

the form takes the email/name,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 3rd February 2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: MYSQL Question

It also depends on the version of Mysql the dump was taken from.
If you try to put a version 5 into a version 4, you're going to need to do a bit of editing to remove some of the extra table keyword...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th January 2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Videos? There must be an easier way?

You can compress them yes. Depends what format they were in to begin with.
Lots of software around to do that but it depends on what you're going to use them for... so what are you using them for?...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,116
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Video Experts - How Do You Post a YouTube Video That Doesn't Look Like Crap?

Just a quick reply.

This is about encodeing/resizing correctly.. PM for my ebook about EXACTLY this (its a bonus with Screencapture Magic - see sig)

For Camtasia/Camstudio users the correct...
Forum: Programming 21st January 2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: password protect databases using .htaccess

What type of database? Flat files - yes can be protected with htaccess
sqlite - yes can be protected. Mysql/postresql/mssql/oracle etc... should not need protecting that way and usually have their...
Forum: Programming 13th January 2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Error coding

have you got a .htaccess file problem (before digging further)???

Kind regards, Spencer
Forum: Programming 24th December 2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: help

Yes like the others, it depends.

If you want to program web applications, start with php, then add in ajax and javascript, css and a few other things.

If you want to write desktop applications...
Forum: Programming 2nd December 2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Assistance required with FLV videos

Tony, what tool did you use to convert from mov to flv?
(on what platform too...)

It should not take that long - even with free software...

The code to embed a flv onto a page relies on a...
Forum: Programming 1st December 2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,795
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: free or simple program to open php type files

There is another possibility - the php may have been encoded with the zend or ioncube encoder.

If it has, and you didn't encode the file then someone else does not want you to open and steal...
Forum: Programming 1st December 2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 810
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Basic PHP help is needed

Use file()..


<?php

$lines = file('Welcome.txt');
foreach ($lines as $line_num => $line)
{
echo $line."<br />\n";
}
Forum: Programming 29th November 2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Question: How do you track clicks on your campaigns?

Use Google Analytics.

Install the link on the target page and you'll get a breakdown of where the stuff is coming from.

If its an Adwords campaign the two can be linked....

Kind regards,...
Forum: Programming 29th November 2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Error when remotely placing simple php code

You can't include_once from a different website.

What you could do is have the numbers in a file on a website and have the
script open the link (look up fopen or fsocketopen), read the file,...
Forum: Programming 25th November 2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Looking for firefox addons for web development?

1. Firebug - needed for debugging javascript quickly, and seeing elements change in realtime via ajax-ish libraries.
2. Web Developer toolbar.
Absolute must. Enable/Disable Images CSS, edit code...
Forum: Programming 22nd November 2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Looking for good PHP Framework ?

It depends on what you are trying to do.

Personally I've tried out symfony, cakephp and codeigniter.

Symfony was yuck.

Cakephp was very good for prototyping but quite strict after a while...
Forum: Programming 19th November 2008, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,310
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Which is best Light box , Grey box or thick box?

Actually they are all pretty much of a muchness and it depends what else you want to do on the page (i.e. what else from the javascript library are you going to use). There are versions of the code...
Forum: Programming 17th November 2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Regular expression help

Try escaping the backslash

preg_match_all("/<a.*(?<!name\.cfm)<\/a> |/", $html, $matching_data);

Can't test it right now for you... just a thought.
Forum: Programming 14th November 2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: 65.7 GB EMPTY 33.5GB USED WOULD.....HELP

The three main reasons for a machine slowing.
1. Virus/Spyware installed. Run an uptodate antivirus and spyware tool like avg or avast (or a commercial one - except Norton!). Remove all
2. Disk and...
Forum: Programming 6th November 2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Help with PP IPN Script - it quit working - give me your quotes please

Calling the ipn directly I get,

Warning: mysql_close(): supplied argument is not a valid MySQL-Link resource in /home/divinity/public_html/ipn.php on line 148

So I guess you need to comment...
Forum: Programming 6th November 2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Help with PP IPN Script - it quit working - give me your quotes please

Try changing $HTTP_POST VARS to $_POST on line 20.

i.e instead of

while (list ($key, $value) = each ($HTTP_POST_VARS))

while (list ($key, $value) = each ($_POST))


Kind regards, Spencer
Forum: Programming 6th November 2008, 04:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Badly need some php help :)

It may take a bit of hunting to find the errant bit of code, but if you're using some templating system I'd look there first.

If you are still stuck then give me a PM with the login details and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 24th September 2008, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Converting my eBooks to a CMS, Blog or Website

One option is using drupal - there's a book module that will take your doc and spread it out over multiple pages with links, content, breadcrumb path etc..

It takes a bit of fiddling to get the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th August 2008, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,552
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Re: Camtasia Audio Help...

Dave, save the audio out to a wav file.

Open it in Audacity and take a look. If you've gone into distortion clipping (i.e. the waveforms get clipped as you got way too loud), then you're stuck - a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Spencer Westwood
You mean like this or do you want the page curl...

You mean like this or do you want the page curl preserved as well?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th August 2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By Spencer Westwood
Lot of confusion in here and I think TL you may...

Lot of confusion in here and I think TL you may have found the method for the solution but nobody has fully explained it here.

To remove the background you need some software which can determine...
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