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Forum: Programming 12th July 2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By dconjar
Re: If You Were Hiring A Programmer, How Would You Screen Them?

See if they can pass the FizzBuzz test:

Fizz Buzz Test (http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?FizzBuzzTest)

If you can't FizzBuzz, you can't program.
Forum: Programming 12th July 2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,608
Posted By dconjar
Re: <?php include('../header.php'); ?> not showing images...

This may be overkill, but you could get around the maintainability issues of absolute and relative URLs by using a function to return the root directory.

Then your image tags would look something...
Forum: Programming 12th July 2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By dconjar
Re: Great Place To Learn Python?

I learned Python on Coursera.

If you're already familiar with programming, you could probably learn a lot faster on Code Academy. I did all their Ruby courses in a day! It's addictive.

As...
Forum: Programming 12th July 2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By dconjar
Re: WP Plugin admin area help

I'm confused. If you've just got a list with editable items, why not use a custom post type?
Forum: Programming 12th July 2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By dconjar
Re: Best way to set up topical navigation in Wordpress?

I don't know if there's a plugin that does this, but I'd solve this problem by:


Registering the nav menus with WordPress
Creating a custom function to check for the "context" of the current...
Forum: Programming 19th June 2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By dconjar
Re: Want To convert The Beautiful PSD to HTML Code

I've heard good things about psd2cssonline.com (http://psd2cssonline.com/), but I've never used it.

I prefer the old fashioned approach. PSD on my left monitor, and two Textmate windows on my...
Forum: Programming 18th June 2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By dconjar
Re: Amazon product links in WP post

They're conceptually the same. If you check out the source, you'll see that it's still the same old iframe.

If the plugin makes it easier, run with it.




Aha, AdBlock must've been blocking...
Forum: Programming 18th June 2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,240
Posted By dconjar
Re: Godaddy Or Hostgator ?

1and1 has an F-rating with the Better Business Bureau for a reason.
Forum: Programming 14th June 2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By dconjar
Re: Amazon product links in WP post

I'm not seeing the amazon code anywhere on afreerecipe.com (http://afreerecipe.com/).

Also, you may want to consider another theme. There's no content above the fold for 1024x768 browsers, which...
Forum: Website Design 13th June 2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By dconjar
Re: Your Feedback Is My Pride

I feel like your site was designed for the sole purpose of being creative and original. And that's not a bad thing, assuming that you adhere to basic design and usability principles.

This website...
Forum: Programming 13th June 2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By dconjar
Re: Amazon product links in WP post

That should make my world domination project significantly easier to bring to fruition. Ha ha, hah ha ha hah ha ha ha.

I write out my villain laughs.



If you give us your URL, we can give...
Forum: Programming 12th June 2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By dconjar
Re: Amazon product links in WP post

If you remove the float from the right div, you might be able to use non-breaking spaces to add spacing, but that's not a good way to do it.

Just adjust the margins of the divs to make it look the...
Forum: Website Design 11th June 2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By dconjar
Re: Your Feedback Is My Pride

If you use HTML5, multiple h1's are valid. Of course, Goleza's website doesn't have a doctype declaration, so that's a moot point.
Forum: Website Design 11th June 2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By dconjar
Re: Review my Web Development Site

Clearly shameless self-promotion and a violation of the sticky, but I'm glad that you shared it. Great single-page web design inspiration, which is something I'm always on the look out for.
...
Forum: Website Design 11th June 2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 888
Posted By dconjar
Re: Your Feedback Is My Pride

I would go back to Photoshop and start from scratch, to be honest with you. Check out some web design inspiration and read up on basic design and usability principles.
Forum: Programming 10th June 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By dconjar
Re: Amazon product links in WP post

You use my solution.

Edit: If you don't want to mess around with the CSS file and don't mind using janky, SEO-unfriendly inline styles, you can also do it this way:

<div style="float: left;
...
Forum: Website Design 10th June 2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,119
Posted By dconjar
Re: Please review my site!

Go to your /wp-content/themes/eStore/js/ folder and open up Raleway_250.font.js in your favorite text editor.

You should see this on line 25:
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By dconjar
Re: Converting HTML to Wordpress & Redirects

WordPress canonicalizes automatically, so mydomain.com should automatically redirect to www.mydomain.com without any intervention on your part.

You can remove the www in Settings: General, but I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th June 2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By dconjar
Re: Need SEO Help

The odds of your site ever ranking on the first page for any of those generic web hosting keywords is roughly zero.

If you're serious about SEO, start a blog and target long tails. And stop...
Forum: Programming 10th June 2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By dconjar
Re: backlink question

There are unnatural ways to get natural links.

Have a contest/blogathon. Get people to link-build for you.

Publish thoughtful reactions to posts by other bloggers in your niche. And link to...
Forum: Programming 10th June 2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By dconjar
Re: How can I do this!? Like the New York Post....

It's called Tynt (http://daringfireball.net/2010/05/tynt_copy_paste_jerks).

And yes, it's JavaScript. And it's a fantastic way to annoy the hell out of your users for the illusion of SEO value.
Forum: Programming 10th June 2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,446
Posted By dconjar
Re: Amazon product links in WP post

I can't be remotely sure that this will work without viewing your source code, but you could try something like this:

<div class="product-left">
INSERT PRODUCT CODE HERE
</div><!-- product-left...
Forum: Programming 9th June 2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By dconjar
Re: Need help with this HTML code...

Wow, that theme has a lot of unnecessary markup. Uses 16 divs to make the body when it only needs one.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By dconjar
Re: SEO Tips Needed

Good point. I didn't explore the site enough to really comprehend what it was about. Probably should have read one of the articles first.

Entertainment websites have very little SEO potential. ...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By dconjar
Re: EXIF Data Optimization?

Yeah, a friend of mine attended a black hat conference, and one of the presenters was very enthusiastic about EXIF stuffing.

I might try it out again, just on existing pages that rank on the first...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,255
Posted By dconjar
Re: WP vs. Static Websites: Security Issues?

Um, no. Open source applications are arguably more secure than closed source applications for that reason. Static websites are not closed source, and they're not applications.

They don't have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By dconjar
Re: Interview for Seo expert Job?

Well sure, but is that really what we're talking about here?

Is it a cushy corporate job, where Anoopchawla would have his own Google rep and millions to spend on SEO and PPC, or is it just a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By dconjar
Re: Interview for Seo expert Job?

Anoopchawla: In your experience, do rich snippets have a positive or negative impact on organic clickthrough rates?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By dconjar
Re: How to get a site ranking really FAST? (no worries on the long term)

Really fast? Hmm...

First and foremost, use Botnet hosting (http://spamtrackers.eu/wiki/index.php/Botnet_hosting) to cover your tracks. You want to minimize the chances that any of this gets...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By dconjar
Re: Google Analytics - Not Provided

If you get visits from the second page of the SERPs, that means it's probably a good keyword.

The fact that a few people actually click to the second page and click your link on Google means that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By dconjar
EXIF Data Optimization?

This is a gray/black hat technique that I've never heard anyone talk about.

Image EXIF data manipulation.

I've done it on occasion. Stuffed old, 600+ word articles into image EXIF data...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By dconjar
Re: Google Analytics - Not Provided

You're welcome. And here's another cool Google hack that I started using a few months ago:

Tracking Referrals from Second Page of Google in Google Analytics | distilled...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th June 2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By dconjar
Re: SEO Tips Needed

Can you give me an example of something that you think should be ranking for a specific keyword?

It looks like many of your posts are very short, and you seem to be targeting keywords that are not...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By dconjar
Re: Links underlined in one browser and not in another

"Hello, I'm having issues with my universal selector. It doesn't seem to be universally selecting."
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,167
Posted By dconjar
Re: Which is the best programming language to get start?

HTML is not a programming language.
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By dconjar
Re: Google Analytics - Not Provided

You can get some idea by going to Traffic Sources: Sources: Search: Organic and selecting "landing page" as the secondary dimension.

That way, you can see what pages (not provided) traffic is...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,240
Posted By dconjar
Re: Godaddy Or Hostgator ?

GoDaddy supported a bill that would have made website owners legally responsible for user-generated content.

Someone posts pirated content, or links to pirated content, on Warrior Forum, or my...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By dconjar
Re: Is it safe to always update to new WP Version?

Good point. Although I think a strong case can be made that website owners should at least have basic knowledge of programming.

Websites are complex creatures. If a website owner lacks a basic...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,104
Posted By dconjar
Re: Newbie Help. Need to learn CSS and DHTLM

I'm confused. You can't find W3Schools?

Because it's definitely right here (http://www.w3schools.com/).
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By dconjar
Re: Links underlined in one browser and not in another

Sometimes, when I'm bored, I call Microsoft and Apple and make fun of them for making such terrible web browsers.
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By dconjar
Re: How to set up a website?

First, become a badass. Then all else will follow.

W3Schools may also help.

But none of this will compare to many months of trial and error. Come up with a website idea and make it happen. ...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By dconjar
Re: Need help with this HTML code...

This is in an email you're working on, correct?

If so, can you preview the email, view the source, and paste the source code here?
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By dconjar
Re: Links underlined in one browser and not in another

a:link, a:visited {text-decoration: none;}

Yep, that will do it. At least on the homepage. I haven't tested it anywhere else.

If it still doesn't work in some areas, try this:

a:link,...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By dconjar
Re: Is it safe to always update to new WP Version?

50/50 sounds a bit high. Increasing complexity increases the odds, but I'd imagine that for most users, the odds are quite low.



The fact that a function is deprecated doesn't mean that it...
Forum: Mobile Marketing 8th June 2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 759
Posted By dconjar
Re: Directory and mobile directory

If you have some free time and don't mind getting your hands dirty, you can always do the responsive design yourself. Media queries aren't complicated, assuming that you have a basic understanding...
Forum: Programming 8th June 2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By dconjar
Re: Google Indexing Question

Is there an actual question or meaningful point there?
Forum: Programming 7th June 2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By dconjar
Re: Is it safe to always update to new WP Version?

Depends on the theme and the plugins.

The theme can be as simple as a folder containing an index.php file and a style.css file, and as complicated as the Genesis Framework. The simpler it is, the...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By dconjar
Re: Google Indexing Question

Actually there is, but you need the paid edition of Google Custom Search.

EndTheTrendNow: Have you 301'd the old URL to the new URL?

Definitely do that, if you haven't already.

Edit: I see...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 23,818
Posted By dconjar
Re: Why PHP is best

It's not. Some might even call it a fractal of bad design (http://me.veekun.com/blog/2012/04/09/php-a-fractal-of-bad-design/).

I enjoy tinkering with it though.

<?php...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 15,240
Posted By dconjar
Re: Godaddy Or Hostgator ?

I think I speak for everyone here when I say that GoDaddy is a giant vampire squid sucking the soul from the Internet.

For domains, I use Enom through Hostgator because I've been a reseller on...
Forum: Programming 7th June 2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 681
Posted By dconjar
Re: Is it safe to always update to new WP Version?

You should update your WordPress installation. It's incredibly insecure if you don't.

You may come across theme issues when updating, but you probably won't. It's unlikely.

I recall a WP...
Forum: Website Design 7th June 2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By dconjar
Re: Navigation Menu Not Working On Mac

If you change the width of #megaMenu to 598px, it should work. 596px is wide enough for Chrome and Safari, but you need an extra 2px for it to work in Firefox.

That might make your navigation bar...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By dconjar
Re: Tips for more opt-ins

Contrary to popular belief, less is not more. In fact, it's the exact opposite of more.

Seriously though, keep it simple. Clear. Concise.

Whitespace is goodspace.

If you want to see an...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By dconjar
Re: how much traffic?

I guess that's true if the traffic is targeted.

Oftentimes, when things go viral, the quality of the traffic is so low that your conversion rate takes a nose-dive. So you can get 20,000 visits in...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By dconjar
Re: Pros and Cons of Content Syndication?

That's a good point. Maybe there's some way to alter our relationship and make it mutually beneficial.



Agreed 100%. PPC pulls in a lot of cheap leads, and the email list is where the money's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By dconjar
Re: Tips for more opt-ins

You're welcome, dowho.

I also highly recommend following Unbounce's blog (http://unbounce.com/blog/), and subscribing to WhichTestWon's hundreds of conversion optimization case studies...
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